After reading and researching and asking a professional about the diet. This last is important for me I would hate to try an experimental thing in my kids risking them to more damage so I needed the pediatrician opinion. Well we decided to try the casein and gluten free diet.
The pediatrician was pretty clear letting me know this diet is not a proved cure but that it has shown improvements in some kids. As I already know autism is not curable, In fact I kind of not see it like a decease. I kind of see it as a Personality difference with biological and genetic reasons. Who is “normal” this days? Is the question I keep hearing in my mind.
The diet is not a proved cure, then but has shown improvements in some. Is not a dangerous thing if one I careful with the vitamin and protein intake. And it can even be healthier if one pays attention.
Thanks to a Friend that started this process a month ago I now have a list of recommendations that she also receive from a friend to avoid the trial and toss of different gluten free products.
I also, checking my own kitchen, found out we are kind of an “almost” gluten free family. I decide that to start before been Overwhelmed I needed to find things to substitute my kid favorites:
– bread ( the most important and difficult one)
– cheese ( update: trying the rice Veggie, mozarella gluten free.. doesn’t taste great but does the trick)
I had a tapioca bread recommendation for the first we just bought it and will try it later today. I also found an amazing web page named : ” gluten free cooking school” ( will add here the link later) that has a mix of gluten free flours that will work for a bread, pancakes and biscuits (all I needed !!) so I will have to try those recipes too.
My friend recommended a brand of gluten free pasta that doesn’t taste bad. I bought it too today and will try during the week if it is good I let you know the name.
Cheese is difficult. I bought tofu to try it. But I’m looking for the artificial version of the Monterrey Jack. I know it does exist but haven’t found it.
Milk well let’s see what he likes. Rice or almond milk. Those are his options.
I found a lot of resources for gluten free diets. Apparently is a more common allergy. For casein I haven’t . Just a few no that much.
Love to cook so I ordered a cookbook special for kids in this type of diets. We’ll see.
After watching the amount $$$$ in the store for those gluten free products I’ll learn to mix flours and do most by myself for sure. I just have 2 kids and a Hubby and one is growing and learning to help in home. She will also go to 5 days school next year so I do have
Time to cook. My son’s therapies have a break for his nap, as he has to be
Well rested. So I can use those hours to cook. (was planning to jog to let’s see if I can cook at night).
It promise to be a hard year.
Btw little son is sick with a
Stomach bug. We went to the pediatrician and got a different one to see us today. She was.. Well she didn’t believe the chart showed my boy as
An autistic boy. I dunno if that helps my mood or my denial…..