Autism Tip of the Day - April 8

Autism Tip of the Day


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

8. Give the Gluten Free/ Casein Free Diet a try.

A lot of kids are helped a lot on this diet. We are seeing some huge success with it. We did try it before without a lot of success; but in looking back - I was 'cheating' on the diet with him without really knowing it. There are a lot of hidden places where gluten is found.

It might help you to know that if a child is on a GFCF diet there are other things than just foods that can trigger adverse reactions. Play dough, crayons, hand soap can all contain gluten. I never would have known this without researching. We also found that Zak's hands broke out horribly bad every time he used the soap at church - after looking at the ingredients we found the hand soap contained wheat. We are working at getting everything gluten free that pertains to him. It has not been nearly as hard as I thought it would be.

This has been a great resource for me in helping get Zak to gluten free living. TACA

Thanks for stopping by.



1 comment:

Muum said...

I have heard about this idea, before. Is this the same diet for people who have celiac disease? thanks for visiting my blog last week!