Are they reliable? How reliable?

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Are they reliable? How reliable? Karyn Seroussi on Lab Reliability:
"I don't think anyone I know in this business is 'preying on vulnerable parents,' but I do believe that the current technology is not up to the task of consistently and reliably identifying these peptides, since they are unstable and tend to degrade after collection. At best, the tests seem to be giving some parents the push to start the diet (many or most of them need to anyway), and at worst, they are giving misleading results. For some people, the test seems to have been useful as a guideline -- it's an individual choice whether to have it done. I have never advocated the peptide testing. I have always maintained, as in my book, that the best test is a trial on the diet. I cannot fathom why parents would wait even a day for test results when they could be implementing this diet, based on the pretty good odds that it will make a difference."

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Lisa S. Lewis, Ph.D.

Lisa S. Lewis, Ph.D. Lisa S. Lewis, Ph.D. is the author of Special Diets For Special Kids I & II, the foremost books on gluten and casein-free diets for children with disabilities.

Karyn Seroussi

Karyn Seroussi Karyn Seroussi is the author of Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and PDD, the story of her son's autism recovery through dietary and other biomedical interventions.

Helping since 1995

Together Lewis and Seroussi created the Autism Network for Dietary Intervention (ANDI.) Since 1995, ANDI has been helping and supporting parents using dietary and biomedical interventions for autism spectrum disorders. Last year, Lisa and Karyn again joined forces and put the sum of their knowledge in a new book, The Encyclopedia of Dietary Interventions. They continue to write and speak on the topic of dietary intervention, and to support other parents around the world.