Information about digestive enzymes built and maintained by Karen DeFelice.
Information from the Vegetarian Society
A note from Carrie, I would also add sensory processing disorders to their list of symptoms affecting the whole body. I see it time after time in the children that I work with.
The Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet has its foundation [in] the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) created by Dr. Sidney Valentine Haas to heal digestive disorders…Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has taken SCD and evolved it further to create a full protocol for healing digestive disorders and subsequent
“Generation Rescue is an international movement of scientists, parents, and physicians researching the causes and treatments for autism, ADHD, and chronic illness. Our parent-volunteers are currently mentoring thousands of families going through the recovery process with their children.”
Free resources for parents implementing the GFCF diet
A Yahoo group is to provide a discussion forum for parents of children who are avoiding gluten and casein. A lot of information is available through its archived messages.
Learn about Monosodium Glutamate, MSG at this website. MSG is an “excitotoxin” which overstimulates neurons to the point of exhaustion and cell death. The handout on MSG that is downloadable from this site is very informative. Research links MSG to numerous degenerative neurological diseases, migraine headaches and other maladies. Be aware that MSG is hidden in a number of foods under a variety of names.
A personal website by Barbara Pratt that is chalked full of recipes and links
“The Coalition for SafeMinds (Sensible Action For Ending Mercury-Induced Neurological Disorders) is a private nonprofit organization founded to investigate and raise awareness of the risks to infants and children of exposure to mercury from medical products, including thimerosal in vaccines. SafeMinds supports research on the potential harmful effects of mercury and thimerosal.”
Be sure to check out the other GF/CF articles linked on the left – Picky Eaters, Getting Started, GF/CF on a Budget and more.
An organization to raise awareness and provide resources for biomedical approaches to treating autism., based in the United Kingdom.. This website has a number of helpful documents that are free to download.
“The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism.”
I have found the information from the Foundation to be invaluable in managing my food intolerances.- Carrie
Children with Starving Brains (Autism Rx Guide Book)
While Dr. McCandless no longer has a web site, I recommend her book as a starting point to learn about medical interventions.
Read about the book at Amazon.
Read the beginning of the book at Bramble Books [PDF File]
As with everything, you need to do your research to make wise choices, here is a negative review of this book from the Westin A. Price Foundation. I still do think, the book is worth looking at to better understand medical approaches. Carrie