Does your whole family follow this diet?

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Does your whole family follow this diet? Just the one member of your family can be GF/CF, but the majority of families with one child who responds to the diet may also find that other family members benefit as well. If you have a child who will raid the cupboards and sneak food from the fridge, or grab food from other plates, you may need to remove all dairy and gluten from the house until the child's addiction to these foods resolves. -KS
In our family, my ASD son is GF/CF, and my daughter and I are CF for lactose intolerance. As far as feeding one child in front of the other with foods the ASD child would love, think of how you would feel and don't do it until your child is over the initial period or doesn't fuss about it anymore. My son still, after 4 years GF/CF, looks longingly at pizza and begs for it, but nothing else. We have so many substitutes now that virtually everything is replaceable, including macaroni and cheese. So the other option is to make GF/CF mac & cheese and the regular and feed the kids together (but separately). -HB


The content on this website is not to be taken as medical advice. We have gathered information here so that you can make an informed decision in partnership with your medical practitioner.

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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.