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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...
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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...
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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...
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Think Outside the Box – Low Budget Gluten Free Ideas

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...
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Go Yeast-Free and Alleviate Related Issues

There are other diet avenues to pursue in addition to gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) that may help alleviate certain health issues. One of those dietary avenues includes yeast-free. What is Yeast? When I talk about yeast, I...

Navigating the Nightmare of Special Needs School Lunches

One of the things that I hate the most about the end of school term is digging out the old mouldy sandwiches from my son's school bag. Recently however, things have gotten much worse....

Change Your Approach to Eating When Going GFCF

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...

Meal Planning for a Gluten-Free Diet

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...

Grain Free Diets: What’s All the Fuss About?

While the gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) diet used to be considered "the diet" for children with special needs, grain free diets are getting more and more attention these days in the areas of autism, ADHD,...
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A Couple Hints to Make Your GFCF Lifestyle a Little Simpler

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...