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By Marilyn Le Breton

Individuals with autism usually are illiberal of gluten (a protein in 4 sorts of cereal) and casein (a protein present in animal's milk). there are various testaments to the advantages for such humans of a nutrition that excludes gluten, casein, monosodium glutamate and aspartame, and those persuaded Marilyn Le Breton to place her autistic son Jack at the nutrition. this is often the booklet that Marilyn needs were on hand to her while she first did so. In it she explains what the vitamin is all approximately and the way it really works, what meals can shape a part of the nutrition and what might be excluded. She addresses commonly asked questions and misconceptions, comparable to `Is the nutrition too tough and time-consuming? How strictly do i have to adhere to it? Is the vitamin pricey to implement?' and offers functional suggestion on easy gear and components, what to anticipate while your baby begins the nutrition, how one can adapt relations nutrition and the way to lessen cross-contamination within the kitchen. The e-book encompasses a big choice of recipes, an in depth checklist of addresses and internet sites of providers of foodstuffs within the united kingdom, and proposals for locating out additional information. it's the first ebook of its style to be written in particular for these dwelling within the united kingdom. Marilyn's personal adventure and good process make sure that this ebook might be valuable for any mum or dad of a kid with autism, or any grownup contemplating embarking at the nutrition.

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But calcium is required by the human body and we all know that animal milk is a good source of calcium. We are always being encouraged to drink milk daily and in the UK it is deemed such an important food that if a family is on Income Support and has a child under the age of five years, they are given tokens that can be exchanged for full fat milk. So what can you do? It’s time to explode some myths and get my name taken off the Milk Marketing Board’s Christmas card list. • • Four-fifths of the world’s population are allergic to milk.

Is it any wonder that I kept putting the diet off ? Jack, you will be pleased to know, didn’t starve. On his fourth birthday (six months into the diet), he was wearing clothes made for a six-year-old. He is thriving. That isn’t to say he now eats a wide, varied and balanced diet. He doesn’t. He still restricts the foods that he is prepared to eat. But now, not only are the foods that he is eating not damaging him, but he is also eating a far wider range of foods than he did before the diet. He will MISCONCEPTIONS AND COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DIET 43 now occasionally ask to try a new food.

He would only eat food that was predominantly stuffed to the hilt with gluten, casein or MSG. In fact, given his age, he was supremely clever at discovering food items which had two or even all three items in them, and refusing to eat anything else. It seemed (in retrospect), that his entire life was spent getting his next opiate ‘fix’. As his body adjusted to the ever-increasing doses he was getting (and that I, in my ignorance, was only too happy to supply), he would then need even more of the opiates to maintain his needs/ addiction.

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