Are you and your family on a special diet this holiday season? Or maybe you are hosting a gathering for people on a special diet? Nothing can spoil a wonderful holiday faster than you or your child feeling sick from a gluten infraction, or a behavioral reactions from other problematic foods. Anxiety, aggression, crying, hyperactivity are common reactions to gluten and dairy when your child does not tolerate them. Have you ever thought, “maybe it’s just easier to stay home or avoid company?” Although, being on a special diet can make holiday meals tricky to navigate, it doesn’t have to. I have created a guide to support you. Whether you are a guest or the host, here are some tips from years of working with gluten-free and casein-free families that will help you be at ease and enjoy the holiday time with family and friends.
Host/Guest Guide to a Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Holiday
Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Educator, globally respected nutrition expert, published researcher, and accomplished author. Her guidance is backed by over twenty years of clinical experience and scientific research with complex neurological and physiological needs; particularly autism, ADHD, and related disorders. Julie is the award winning author of Nourishing Hope for Autism and also the founder of BioIndividualNutrition.com. Download her free guide, 12 Nutrition Steps to Better Health, Learning, and Behavior.