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« on: May 25, 2008 08:27:37 PM »

has anyone seen/used/enjoyed/not enjoyed it???
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008 07:52:03 PM »

never actually seen the cook book but I know of the theory.  My cousin may be mildly autistic and I felt that when my aunt had him on the diet that he came out of his shell.  He is no longer on the diet and seems a bit more symptomatic now but he is also currently teenager so that could be part of the problem.  All and all I'd have to say that it helped him. 

On a side note I know that part of the diet for improving adhd is no sugar or caffeine and that has definitely helped my concentration ;o)
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008 01:57:31 PM »

  As someone who is majoring in special education and has had a lot of experience with people with Autism/disabilities, I find the diet "cure" quite unbelievable.  You either have Autism or you don't.  It seems like to me if a gluten and queso free diet is helpful, the problem in the beginning was an allergy problem.  If you're sick from eating foods that make you sick, it is hard to concentrate and of course you would be irritable.  I don't know, just my opinion.
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008 03:46:31 PM »

as a parent of a child with special needs...the purpose of my inquiry was to see if anyone has used the book-by used I mean are the food decent and tasty..thats it...I by no means am looking for a cure for my child whom by the way does not have ADHD or autism..I was just wondering if the book has any good recipes..period..

I think a healthy diet is better than a not so healthy diet and by no means is a cookbook going to solve the autism debate..

i suppose I should have clarified the question by using the word 'used',I simply meant tasty..not curing..

As a side note children with special needs are often susceptible to dietary restrictions,not as a cure all but as a does better when not given-whether it be celiac or casein or other..and majoring in special education is quite different than raising a child that is special..
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008 08:44:54 AM »

  I'm sorry if you took my reply as an attack, because it was definitely not intended to be that way at all!  I didn't realize you were looking for people who had actually tried the recipes.  I thought you were just looking for thoughts on it.  I really do apologize.  And believe, me I know how difficult it is to have a child with disabilities.  My older sister has CP/Intellectual disabilities.  I have grown up my whole life around people with disabilities and know about the struggles all too well.  I also have done respite for a family friend with a teenager with Autism, so a lot of my opinion was coming from conversations I have had with his mom.  I was just throwing out my opinion because I do think the whole Jenny McCarthy idea has given people the wrong idea, I was in no way trying to say that everyone was using it for a cure. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2008 04:48:23 PM »

I think a healthy diet is better than a not so healthy diet and by no means is a cookbook going to solve the autism debate..

As a side note children with special needs are often susceptible to dietary restrictions,not as a cure all but as a does better when not given-whether it be celiac or casein or other..and majoring in special education is quite different than raising a child that is special..

Hi, Smiley

I was on this diet as a child. It did nothing for me except make me crave tomatoes.  Cry

Today, the best diet I have found is one of low glycmic (sp?), high veg, but I would be a vegetarian if it were not for my meat eating family.

As for the diet helping all or even some, it can and does. But it is very few.

I am not certain this answers any of your questions. I am sorry if it does not.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2008 04:55:16 PM »

Love-no worries about the statements..now that you explain it perhaps its me that owes you an apology also..I know that the Jenny McCarthy thing may seem like a far stretch from a 'cure' for her son..I know that if it worked for her then great however seeing her book and in all the mags about curing her son just seems like far fetched idea..

thanks for your input..I truly appreciate it..

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2008 11:52:46 AM »

What does this diet mean? i'm very curious about it.
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2010 12:41:46 PM »

I see the GFCF diet as something harmless to try; although I'm not certain of it's help. Generally my main concern about something is whether or not it will hurt the kid; which some of Generation Rescue/Jenny McCarthy's stuff WILL...anyways...

One company that makes cookbooks with delicious allergy free recipes is Enjoy Life! Foods. They have several, including Cookies for Everyone and Cupcakes for Everyone.
http://www.amazon.com/Enjoy-Lifes-Cookies-Everyone-Sensitivities/dp/1592333699/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1269286815&sr=1-1
Some of their recipes are here for free:
http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/enjoying_life/recipes.php

One caution about the diet is I've heard it can be pricey.

Also, Betty Crocker makes gluten-free mixes, I've tried them and they taste pretty good.
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