Gluten-Casein free diet

Venetia - posted on 01/04/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I need suggestions. I would love to start my son on this diet but I am a single mom who is going to college and working as a server. It was the only job that I could get that would work around my son's schedule. By the time I have bills paid which includes his sitters, I don't have to much money left and my food stamps. Some of the stuff on the shopping list are scarce around here plus I don't have any credit cards. Not only that I can't afford the "kits". Any suggestions?

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Sharnee - posted on 01/06/2009

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alot of the stuff is easily made, and the ingredients are quiet cheap.... the only issue with this diet i found, is that just 1 bite of anything outside the dietry requiremnts, can affect months of work, which means that evryone in the house who shares meals should be on the same diet, and having 4 others who don't have autism, makes it hard. i would suggest to possibly seek financial assisstance from his maternal health nurse if he has one, or chat to his therapists about who may be able to help you, i am more than happy to email you a recipe book i have here that is a gfcf diet, all recipes made from scratch... let me know how you go

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Maria - posted on 10/03/2013

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Hi I know someone who went on the GFCF diet for 4 years and it did nothing for her son. You should also be aware of the Gaps diet which I read in a book called Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. The diet consists of no grains no sugar and only some dairy that is home made. It also consists of a lot of home made soups which help in healing the digestive system. She also has her own cookbook that would help you out. She has also made her own priobiotic with other doctors which so far I found to be the best one around. Who better to trust but a doctor who cured her own son from autism.

I hope I haven't overwhelmed you but you dont wan't to waist money on things that may not work.

Kathlene - posted on 09/28/2013

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Hello I have been looking for ways to help my son by changing his diet to the gluten free. What are some foods that I could make for him

Denna - posted on 01/06/2009

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JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO TO YOU I TOO AM A MOTHER OF A CHILD WITH AUTISM.I SAW A RESEARCH STUDY ON TV AND IT WAS A BOUT ABLIFY AND I DID THE RESEARCH STUDY FOR 13 WEEKS AND IT REALLY HELPED MY SON CALM DOWN ALOT AND NOT HAVE MANY OUT BURST SO IF THIS HELPS IN ANY WAY I HOPE SO!

Gabriella - posted on 01/06/2009

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Hi, My name is Gabriella True and I have twin boys, Timmy and Xander. Timmy has autism. We are starting TONS of bio-medical treatments as we speek - starting with going casein free. oh wait - we already started on a gfcf probiotic, cod liver oil and multi-viatmins - let me give links to the ones that most of "us" are on. and a bunch of other stuff while I am at it. First - go to www.tacanow.org - read it all and join the Taca Yahoo Group - they help with EVERYTHING - from biomedical issues to school issues to life issues. great people http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/tac... We started these first - adding one a week in this order Probiotic - half adult dose two times a day - this is a good onehttp://www.kirkmanlabs.com/ViewProductDe... Cod Liver oil - this is the one recommended by my doc - 1/2 tsp 2x dayhttp://www.kirkmanlabs.com/ViewProductDe...





Multi-Vitamin - super nuthera with A&D is considered to be the best - follow there amount - you can get pills and chewables and powder depending on what is easiesthttp://www.kirkmanlabs.com/ViewProductDe... Now to go GFCF - follow the TACA guidelineshttp://www.talkaboutcuringautism.org/gfc... Then after that there is lots more Most important - these things can make things worse for a short while but that is a good thing - it means that they are releasing toxins, lowering yeast levels, withdrawing from the opiates that gluten and casein are. And attaching these two articles - one is by a fellow mom on the GFCGKids yahoo group Best, Gabriella True

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Hi, for us the diet was most expensive when we were first starting out. I had no idea how to cook and little time to do it. I have since switched off the expensive stuff back to the basics. Dinner might be ground pork ( a favorite of my children), steamed broccoli and rice. I make homemade cookies every few days. It is substantially cheaper than the mixes or pre-made. Breakfast might be scrambled eggs. Quinoa is another favorite in our household. Try to keep it simple and whole. You want stuff as close to its origin as possible.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

Kim - posted on 01/05/2009

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I'm not sure where you live but you may be able to get some help with a res hab worker or respite to help with babysitting. I am in NY and work as a res hab worker with Autistic children. The parents dont have to pay for it. ALso you should really look into getting SS disability for your son to help pay for some of his bills.

Jennifer - posted on 01/05/2009

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I know how you feel, i have my son on the diet and it is expensive unless you bake verything from scratch but it sounds like time is also an issue..if it helps you can order some of the food online and possibly take out SS disability on the child to help pay for the diet..

Kerry - posted on 01/04/2009

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hi ventia, dont give up. I cant practically help being an australian, but if i had a similar problem here I would go and chat to church group charitys such as lifeline or st vincent de paul. If you explained the situation to them and showed them some data or print out of what the result is aiming for, they may be able to help with some of the more expensive items, and if not they sure would hunt down someone who CAN.
good luck.

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