Category Archives: Getting started

Eating Out Gluten-Free in the ‘Hood

A few days ago a friend asked for pointers on eating out and/or fast meals for when you simply can’t deal with cooking a meal. For me, that would be weekend dinners. And breakfast…and lunch. We are in Palo Alto, … Continue reading

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April/May Meal Plan

Every weekend I take my kids to a trampoline center to burn off their excessive energy and still be able to conserve my own meager energy. Energetically, we are a spectacular mis-match. I set myself up at a table, grab … Continue reading

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Letter to a New Autism Mom

photo credit Dear New Mom, Welcome to the club.  I am deeply sorry you find yourself in our company, but because the numbers of kids with autism continue to rise (1 in 50 for heaven’s sake!!), you won’t find yourself … Continue reading

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Menu planning for special diets

I admit that I have struggled mightily with menu planning.  Planning, in general, can be a challenge at times.  At the beginning of January I managed to create and follow a plan and…it worked!  A month later, I can report … Continue reading

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Briefly, what we did

What worked:— —Diet!! —Antifungals, antibiotics —Probiotics —Digestive enzymes (I tried 8 different ones!) —Antioxidants, including IV glutathione —Methyl B12 injections with folinic acid —Detoxification and chelation —Secretin IVs Cranial-sacral therapy —Nasal oxytocin spray —Traditional osteopathy —Acupuncture —Classical homeopathy —Combination homeopathy … Continue reading

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Start here: Gluten-free and casein-free diet

This is the cornerstone of my son’s recovery. This is where I started. (And this is what we still maintain with the exception once a week treat of real cheese on a GF pizza crust when we order from one … Continue reading

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