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Study on Gluten Sensitivity in Autism Sheds Further Light on the Gluten-Free Diet

By Julie Matthews As a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism, I’ve spent the past twelve years researching and explaining the underlying scientific rationale for dietary intervention for affected children. The Research I’m surprised to still hear people say, “there is no research to support diet for autism.”  Of course there is, if anyone would […]

Udderly New Insight About Milk and Autism: An Emerging New Hypothesis on A1 and A2 Beta-Casein

Reposted from December 31, 2008, NourishingHope.com By Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant As an autism nutrition consultant, I’ve been supporting clients following the Gluten-Free Casein-Free (GFCF) diet for years.  Some of my clients would report that their child could handle goat’s milk or raw milk without allergic reactions. I began to wonder if all milk […]

Burgers with Liver (Recipe)

Diet Compliance: GFCF/SCD/LOD/FG/Egg-Free/Nut-Free Make it FG without herbs and spices except salt. I know this dish may not sound tasty but these burgers are delicious.  No one will know they are eating liver.  Liver is a medium oxalate but with the high level of iron, vitamins A & C, zinc, etc., I strongly recommend it. […]

Confetti Brussels Sprouts (Recipe)

CONFETTI BRUSSELS SPROUTS (GFCF/SCD/LOD/BED)In this particular dished photographed, I also added in Lacinato Kale the last few minutes of cooking, and chopped the Brussels Sprouts in chunks rather than shredded. From Cooking to Heal: Cookbook with DVD by Julie Matthews To make Low Oxalate Diet, avoid pecans. 1 – 1½  lb Brussels sprouts ½ onion […]

Carrot Chips (Recipe)

From Cooking To Heal: Cookbook with DVD by Julie Matthews Diet Compliance: GFCF/SCD/BED/FG/Egg-Free/Nut-Free Carrots Oil (Expeller-pressed coconut oil (Wilderness Family Naturals) or grass-fed lard) Salt Cut carrots into thin discs or curls with a vegetable peeler.  Deep fry in until lightly brown around edge. Remove from oil and place on paper towel to absorb excess […]

“Buttercream” Frosting (Recipe)

Diet Compliance: GFCF Diet 4 cups (about 1 pound) of powdered sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1/3 cup ghee, coconut oil, or palm oil ¼ cup non-dairy milk 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla natural coloring (see below) Cream ghee or oil in bowl.  Add all additional ingredients to bowl and mix until smooth.  You are ready to […]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Birthday Cake (Recipe)

I created this recipe for my own 40th birthday cake.  I read and studied the chemistry of chocolate (alkali vs non-alkali) and baking powder vs. baking soda) – I learned so much and the cake turned out great!  It is important not to make substitutions to these ingredients or you will change the cake significantly.  […]

Study Showing that GFCF Diet May Positively Affect ASD

Here’s a recent study that has not gotten any press showing that the GFCF diet may positively affect autism.  It followed a larger group of children for 12 months, not four weeks like the other study in the news lately.  Why did the media not cover this one? Researchers stated, “Our results suggest that dietary intervention […]

Conference Discusses Whether Diet Can Heal Autism

by Diane Rusignola ORIGINAL POSTING For the parents of children with autism, social and communicative symptoms are complicated with physical problems like constipation, diarrhea, digestive pain and gas. Can putting a child on a special diet really reduce or even eliminate autism though? “We know that kids with autism have nutrient deficiencies,” said San Francisco-based […]

Diet Change Leads to Improvement for Autistic Child

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – If it seems you are hearing about more children being diagnosed with autism, you’re right. The South Carolina Autism Society says one in every 150 people have the disability. That’s about 28,000 people in our state. There’s an autism walk this weekend as several families take action to deal with it. […]

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