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Is there a safe number of calories for kids on the gluten-free casein-free diet?

Sure, same as others. Calorie intake depends on age, sex, activity. Same calorie intake as if not on a restricted diet. See a dietician, given the above restrictions, to make sure no deficiencies of vitamins and minerals occur. Can be done, but more challenging. The more restricted the diet, the easier for imbalance (old insight from hippocrates-still true). Read more...

How many parents try a gluten free and casein free diet for children with autism?

TOO many. Sadly autism is complicated, not terribly well understood yet-though quite a bit better. And there are too many false hopes that go viral. Please have a thorough, comfortable discussion with a physician that struggles with helping in what can be a pernicious malady for not only the child, but the immediate and even extended family. Read more...
Can't find answer. I am unaware of any study that has reported the number of parents who have tried a g/c-free diet with their autistic child. The number is probably pretty high and certainly varies across the country. Bigger question is how helpful it is. There, answers vary widely, depending on the source. What is clear is that it does not *cure* autism and that it is a rigorous regimen. Read more...

Adhd son is starting the gluten free casein free diet. What can he eat?

No wheat or cow milk. Gluten free- means no wheat, rye, barley products. Casein free, means no cows milk products. He can have soy milk, rice milk or almond milk. The gluten is a protein found in the above mentioned grains, he can have rice, potato, corn as his carbohydrates as they are gluten free. He can have rice starch, corn and potato starch as well. Read more...

Can you lose weight while on a gluten-free casein-free diet?

Yes, but. Not because of elimination of these particular foods but rather due to an overall reduction of overall calories. Read more...

Has anyone tried global health trax threelac probiotic or a gluten-free, casein-free diet for autism?

Yes. I have many patients try the casein / lactose free diet with limited long term results. Read more...
Consumer beware. The present understanding of the autism spectrum involves the concept of a miswired brain due to a variety of genetic/chromosomal errors.Special diets, exercises, potions and the like have been offered for millennia to treat chronic conditions.One need to approach any with caution.When simple and paired with standard therapy there is no loss in trying.If hard & costly with no measurability=beware. Read more...