A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet
For Autism, Asperger Syndrome and ADHD
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User Guide to the GF/CF Diet by Luke Jackson
Book DescriptionWhat is the GF/CF diet? Does it work? What's it like to go on it? In this user guide to the gluten and casein free diet, Luke Jackson, who is 12 years old and has Asperger Syndrome, tells you everything you need to know - both good and bad. The details of his first-hand experience of the diet show how it has improved the quality both of his own life and that of other members of the family. Jacqui Jackson, Luke's mother, decided to try the diet for Luke and his two brothers - Joe who has AD/HD and Ben who has autism - and found the results to be highly rewarding: as Luke says, the diet 'really can change people's lives'. Luke offers practical advice on topics such as what to expect when beginning the diet, tips for how to alleviate any initial discomfort, through to advice on how to rearrange the kitchen to avoid-cross contamination. The book includes quotes from other members of the family, a chapter by Luke's mother on how to cope with the challenges of cooking for a family where some people are on the diet and others are not, along with a selection of the family's favourite recipes. An extensive list of useful addresses and websites of suppliers, a food diary for an average week, and suggestions for packed lunches are also included, making the book a really practical source of information. Luke's message is one of unfailing encouragement. Despite the downsides, he and his family have no regrets about going on the diet. This positive and honest book is an important source of encouragement and advice for people whose lives are touched by autism, AS or AD/HD, for parents considering implementing the diet with their children, and for anyone on the diet, young or old.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843100553
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Luke Jackson
Luke Jackson is 12 years old and has three sisters and three brothers. One of his brothers has AD/HD, one is autistic and Luke has Asperger syndrome. Luke's mother implemented a GF/CF diet with all three boys. As a 'user' of the diet, Luke regularly shares his experience in order to encourage others to help themselves or their children on an internet and telephone helpline.
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