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Allergies, Autism, and Diet

Gluten-free, Casein-free Diet For Autism Before the twins, Zion and Hosanna, were born (they turn four in six days) our family went on the gluten-free, casein-free diet to help our oldest son, Elisha, who has autism, with his behavior. The diet was challenging. The learning curve was steep. I had no idea what was really in some of our foods (and we don’t eat that many “weird” foods), until I started seriously reading labels. We stayed on the gluten-free, casein-free diet for about two years. We saw great improvements in our son’s behavior and everyone else’s too. Then along came …

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Eggless, Dairyless, Oatmeal Cookies

My kids don’t get sweets and treats very often, but every so often we make cookies. I have not found too many cookie recipes that I like which are eggless and dairyless. I went on a search today to find a new cookie recipe to try out this afternoon. I found a really simple recipe which sounds like it might be yummy. Oatmeal Cookies Here is what I did to the recipe: 3/4 cup Fleischman’s unsalted margarine 3/4 cup lard 2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoons baking soda 6 cups oatmeal 2 cup flour 2 tablespoons cinnamon …

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Menu Planning

Grocery day is coming up at our house. We always shop for the month, but I have been pretty bored with the food we have been eating lately. I decided to have a family meeting and see if we could come up with some creative ideas of things to eat. Let me just say here that we have some food issues in our house. We were gluten free, casein free for almost 2 years due to ADHD, Autism, and Aspergers  in our family. The diet was amazing and helped immensely. Last summer we reintroduced gluten and casein to see how …

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