Category Archives: Diet & Nutrition

The Horrors of Halloween Candy

The toxins in most traditional treats make them a no-no, especially for kids on the spectrum… By Dr. Lisa Sulsenti     Trick or Treat? I am here to answer this seasonal never-ending question. Wait for it… We are being … Continue reading

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The Power of Fermented Foods

Beneficial bacteria support healthy digestion, the immune system, and overall health…  Fermented foods are a wonderful addition to your family’s diet, especially for children with autism. Fermented foods are rich in good bacteria and have many supportive functions for good … Continue reading

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Holiday Treats

Some of my all-time favorite memories from my childhood are the times I spent baking with my mom throughout the holidays. I would jump in the kitchen and pester her to let me help do just about any of it. … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Power of Traditional, Nutrient-Dense Foods— a Partner in Treatment Success for Autism

Diet has been extremely important to me because I am professional clarinetist with a national career. I play with the Orion Ensemble which tours throughout North America, am playing principal clarinet with the Lake Forest Symphony, and frequently perform with … Continue reading

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Eating On The Road

PLANNING AHEAD CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE WHEN IT COMES TO SAFE EATING ON THE GO… Continue reading

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Why And How Diet Helps

Diet is a powerful tool. The choices we make about what to eat and what to feed our children have profound impact on health and present a great opportunity to support healing and recovery from autism. Some parents hesitate to … Continue reading

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Diet For Autism – Food Allergens, Sensitivities, & Substitutes

Autism diets involve many restrictions due to children having sensitivities or allergies to a variety of foods. Typically, one begins with gluten-free and casein-free, then often branches out into soy-, corn-, and/or egg-free, as well. All this restriction can cause … Continue reading

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Diet for Autism: The Science and Healing of Traditional Diets for Autism

Do the foods that nourished cultures for centuries nourish children today? Are there healing aspects and lessons to be learned? With our modern industrialized world and the epidemic of autism facing our children, one might wonder if this traditional way … Continue reading

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Yeast, Your Child – And You

Given its ability to affect multiple systems in our bodies, and cause many varied symptoms, yeast overgrowth can create a serious health crisis… Continue reading

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School Lunch Special: Ensure your kids fill up the right way with these easy lunch ideas.

Lunch is such an important meal—in fact, it’s the main meal that needs to sustain your child during the day until he or she gets home from school. As parents, we’re often not around during lunch (unless we homeschool), so … Continue reading

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