If you follow my posts you will know that I am dedicating the entire month to Autism Awareness on my blog. I decided to continue with the few themed days that I participate in - but use these days to bring autism to the forefront. For this Kitchen Tip Tuesday I wanted to post an link over to another post I did about a lunch I made for the kids one afternoon. This lunch was gluten/casein free (GFCF) - and delicious to boot! Only our son Zak is on the special diet; but on this particular afternoon all of the kids enjoyed a GFCF lunch! Many children with autism do significantly better when on a GFCF diet.
Gluten is found in wheat flour and wheat byproducts. Casein is found in dairy products. There are many theories out there why kids on the spectrum do better on the specialized diet - but there is no hard fast rule as of yet why. My son's autism doctor has found that 65% of all of his patients do better on the diet. We are giving it a try - and having great success with it.
Thanks for stopping by this week. I am glad you did. If you have not done so already, let me invite you to view the video we made about our journey through autism.