The SCD for Autism and ADHD: A Reference and Dairy-Free Cookbook for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
This groundbreaking book serves as a comprehensive guide for the Dairy-Free version of the Specific Carbohydrate DietTM (SCD-DF). The original SCD (a grain-free, sugar-free, soy-free diet), introduced by Elaine Gottschall in Breaking the Vicious Cycle, has been further researched and developed into the SCD-DF in order to help people with autism and ADHD.
According to the Center for Disease Control, the rate of autism has now increased to 1 in 68 children in the US. It is imperative that we find a better way in which to address this health challenge faced by so many in our next generation. Most children (and adults) with autism or ADHD also suffer from digestive issues ranging from constipation and reflux to diarrhea and low vitamin/mineral levels. These issues may seem minor but addressing them through the SCD-DF can play a pivotal role in improving behavior, mood, cognition, and language
The second part of this book contains over 150 SCD-DF recipes organized into categories such as Bakery, Breakfast, Snacks, Meats, Drinks, and Desserts; with child-friendly recipes ranging from Grandma s Basic Pancakes and SCD Chicken Nuggets to Tater Tots and Lemon Vanilla Cake. It also includes a sample transitional menu, weekly meal plans, and themed menu ideas.
The dietary premise laid out in this book has been adopted by the Johnson Center for Child Health & Development in Austin, Texas, where they have recently completed a pilot study of children with ASD implementing the SCD-DF dietary protocol. The SCD itself has been undergoing several pilot studies and clinical trials recently at Seattle Children's Hospital, Stanford University, and Rush Medical Center, among others.