Going Gluten-Free? 5 Tips for the Transition

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If you read my article last month, you know that I am the only person in my family who is not on a strict 100% gluten-free (GF) diet. BOTH of my children, and later my husband, were diagnosed with celiac disease just over a year ago. The only treatment for celiac disease is to religiously […]

Gluten Free Diet: On the Fence?

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“When children ingest foods containing gluten, their intestines leak toxins that are absorbed into their bloodstream. These toxins work their way to the child’s brain and bind to the opiate receptors. The gluten products that have been ingested, therefore, drug the child. The children react as if they are on morphine or heroin, creating behavioral […]

Going Gluten Free | From Professional to Parent: Crossing the Great Divide

Going Gluten Free

I knew about the gluten-free diet long before it became mainstream. I have worked as a clinician in the field of autism for years, and even as early as the late nineties many of my clients were on or were interested in the gluten-free (GF) diet, or it’s more complicated sister, the gluten-free/casein-free (GF/CF) diet. […]

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Starting a Casein Free Diet

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“Casein, one of the proteins in milk and dairy products, is particularly difficult to digest. These molecules are known to stimulate opiate receptors in the brain thus producing “brain fog” and quite literally an addiction to casein containing foods. A child who craves dairy products and who largely limits his diet to dairy has a […]

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Think Outside the Box – Low Budget Gluten Free Ideas

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There is some truth to the fact that some gluten free foods tend to cost more than their counterparts.  Often many have a hard time finding foods to meet their dietary restrictions.  There is a simple solution to this challenge: Think single ingredient. Some refer to the single ingredient foods as whole foods. But basically, […]

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Change Your Approach to Eating When Going GFCF

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When you make the decision to go gluten-free, casein-free (GFCF), it can be very difficult to stick to it. Why? Well, it is NOT only about going gluten-free and casein-free–it’s about changing your whole approach to eating. Chemical-filled foods are everywhere. Way too many people are blissfully oblivious and do not read labels, or care […]

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Meal Planning for a Gluten-Free Diet

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Planning meals, even when  glutein-free (GF), should not be a difficult task. Think single ingredients: meat, chicken, vegetables, fruit, sauces, spices, GF flours, etc. Stock,your refrigerator and freezer with these items. These items are good to keep on hand at all times. You can keep glutein-free casein-free (GFCF) sauces or prepare them yourself. GF Recipe […]

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A Couple Hints to Make Your GFCF Lifestyle a Little Simpler

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Many people want to know little hints to make things a bit easier when they are living a GFCF (Gluten-Free, Casein-Free) lifestyle. Help is on the way! One of my favorite hints, learned from a chef at a Disneyland restaurant, is to use club soda in place of the liquid in pancakes and waffles. (Whole […]

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Tips for Eating Out GFCF-Style

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Sadly, eating out “chemical free” probably doesn’t exist, unless you go to a natural or health food store. But, let’s focus on being gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) for now, to at least allow your family to be able to eat out while on vacation or just being out in your area. GF Restaurants The great news […]

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“Will My Whole Family Have to Eat GFCF?”

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When implementing a GFCF (gluten-free casein-free) diet, one scary thought that many families have is, “Will everyone have go to GFCF?” I will respond to this question many ways. The most important aspect of this diet is to avoid cross contamination. You cannot make a sandwich with cheese and wheat bread, then without washing your […]

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