Many parents of autistic children report significant improvement when they put their children on a milk-free, gluten-free diet. The theory behind this is that undigested proteins in these forbidden foods have a drug-like effect on the brain, similar to morphine. Having a steady supply of these opioids in the bloodstream prevents normal brain development.
Lisa Lewis, PhD, the author of the book Special Diets for Special Kids is the mother of a formerly autistic son, who recovered from this condition when he began eating different foods. This book is filled with recipes that substitute for a child’s favorite meals. It is also filled with advice from Dr. Lewis on how to get started, and how to continue these dietary interventions.Buy Now