This groundbreaking book serves as a comprehensive guide for the Dairy-Free version of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ (SCD-DF). The original SCD (a grain-free, sugar-free, soy-free diet), introduced by Elaine Gottschall in Breaking the Vicious Cycle, has been further researched and developed into the SCD-DF in order to help people with autism and ADHD.
The first part of the book explains the scientific research that supports the SCD-DF dietary intervention. It describes how conditions – from anxiety and eczema to reflux and motor coordination – are also tied to autism and ADHD. It guides families on how to start the SCD-DF – from building a support network and setting up the kitchen – to shopping lists, meal plans, and what to expect on the first days of the diet.
The second part of this book contains over 150 SCD-DF recipes organized into categories such as Bakery, Breakfast, Snacks, Meats, Drinks, and Desserts; and also includes a sample transitional menu, weekly meal plans, and themed menu ideas.
To find out more about this book, visit the Look Inside section.
"This work translates years of expertise and knowledge into an understandable guidebook: explaining the need for this particular diet and the application of it in daily life for those individuals with autism."
- Kelly M. Barnhill, M.B.A., C.N., C.C.N..
Director of Clinical Care, Johnson Center for Child Health & Development
Southeastern Massachusetts Dietetic Association (SEMDA)
Physical and Mental Health
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