When we first decided to change the way our family ate, it was challenging.
This was such a big change and it was something completely foreign to us. My husband was not on board with it in the least because we were literally taking out the only things in my son’s diet that he would eat. His diet was extremely limited and we were already facing the struggles of a diagnosis of autism.
We could not imagine trying to change this aspect of our lives at the moment. I did so much research in this time and needed to know *why* I was going to make the change. Understanding exactly how this was going to make a difference was so important to me and it would be easier to explain to and convince my husband if I had some real understanding.
Through time, I will continue to add to my blog posts to give you the same guidance and understanding. For those of you that like to look at the science , I will provide that. So much incredible research has been done over the last few years and is continuing to be done.
It seems that every month there is a new research article released discussing the benefits of gluten free diet with autism (and autoimmune conditions) and how vitamin and mineral deficiencies as well as the health of the gut microbiome (good vs bad bacteria in digestive tract) dramatically affect the symptoms while also showing some guidance toward further research looking for causal factors.
Through our journey, I read so many books and went to so many different websites. Here, I am listing some of the ones that were the most helpful in our journey. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like further guidance on this topic.
- The Autism Book by Dr. Bob Sears
- GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD