Diet

7 Delightful Foods to Help Reduce Kid’s Stress

Stress.  More and more children in the American classroom are experiencing higher levels of stress than ever before.  This chronic stress is resulting in anxious kids with diagnosed or undiagnosed generalized anxiety, social anxiety...

Casein Free – How to Substitute Milk & Butter?

“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...

Eating Whole Grains When Gluten-Free

September is whole grains month sponsored by the Whole Grains Council.  You may be thinking, with so many parents removing gluten from children's diets to effect behavioral change, why on earth would Special-Ism honor...

GFCF: Restaurant Locators

Maintaining the Gluten Free and Casein Free (GFCF) diet within the real world around us can be a challenge. Most people restricting gluten and casein have concerns with eating away from home, whether it's...

A Delicious Casein Free Cheese

Kids love their cheese, whether it is on a pizza, mixed with macaroni or spread on a cracker. Switching to a casein free diet leaves cheese options off the menu. This is a huge...
Gluten Free Home

Going Gluten-Free? 5 Tips for the Transition

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...
Dairy

Calcium Concerns on a Casein Diet

Many parents worry about nutritional loss if they put their child on a Casein-Free diet. Parents become concerned that their child may not get enough of the recommended amounts of calcium through casein free...
Going Gluten Free

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

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...
blood work

Boost Dietary Iron and Improve Behavioral Isms

There is a strong correlation of developmental delays and behavioral isms with iron deficient anemia.  There are multiple studies that discuss the impacts of iron deficiency, specifically its impact on behavior and development.  Visit...
Going Casein Free

Starting a Casein Free Diet

"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...