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A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet for Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD [Paperback]

Marilyn Le Breton , Luke Jackson , Jacqui Jackson
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15 Nov 2001
As the evidence increases that gluten free and casein free diets can really improve symptoms in certain developmental disorders, Jaqui Jackson decided to try it out with her sons Luke, Joe and Ben. Joe has AD/HD, Ben is autistic and Luke has Asperger syndrome. In this book, Luke Jackson writes about his own experiences of being on this diet, "to let other people with AS know they are never too old or too "mild" to embark on this diet. It really can change peoples lives." Luke offers practical advice on topics such as what to expect when beginnng the diet, tips for how to alleviate any initial discomfort, through to advice on how to rearrange the kitchen to aviod cross-contamination. The book includes a section onhow Luke's mother copes with the challenges of cooking for such a large family, along with a selection of Luke's favourite recipes. The book also includes a list of useful addresses and Websites of suppliers coupled with suggestions as to how to find more detailed references

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  • Paperback: 170 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley (15 Nov 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184310055X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843100553
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.6 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 290,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Luke Jackson is 12 years old and has three sisters and three brothers. One of his brothers has AD/HD, one is autistic and Luke has Asperger's syndrome. Luke's mother implemented a GF/CF diet with all three boys. As a 'user' of the diet, Luke regularly shares his experience in order to encourage others to help themselves or their children on an internet and telephone helpline.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Luke- Thankyou. I am enlightened! 9 Jun 2004
Having read other books on gf/cf diets and so far being too overwhelmed with the enormity task to know quite where to begin, this book came as a huge relief-there really is life (and edible food)during and beyond implementation day.
As Luke says, he is only twelve years old, but such a wise twelve year old to have written this very detailed, yet humourous book in a painting-by-numbers, beginners sort of way!
I can see the big picture now and plan that beginning with a much clearer idea of how and more importantly why.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great resource for those on the diet 24 April 2008
Whether the GF/CF diet is valid is now an irrelevant question. Thousands of people use the diet with great success, and this book has helped a lot of young people cope with the demands of it. As a parent of a recovered autistic child I enjoyed reading this book, and have recommended it to teenagers and adults who are struggling with cravings, withdrawal symptoms, and accidental infringements. A previous reviewer may be interested to know that fresh tomatoes contain naturally-occuring glutamates, while MSG contains free glutamic acid. This has been shown in numerous studies to cause migraines and other symptoms. Unless you are a corporate hack with the MSG lobby, whose job is to confuse people by writing negative reviews about books that mention this, you might want to go back to chemistry class.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clear 23 May 2014
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Fun to read, humbling good advice. Written in a lovely tone, easily getting the points across but sharing personal feedback as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly satisfied 31 Dec 2011
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All three members of my family display different aspects of autism and this book has helped me tune the best diet to each person.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Unscientific 30 July 2003
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This book is a combination of interesting insights into autism and ADHD along with unscientific theories about various diets to "cure" autism. The science is sadly lacking in this book. To give one example: Luke says that his brothers react "immediately" after eating foods containing monosodium glutamate, and yet he gives various recipes containing tomatoes (which contain natural glutamate). Also, the book doesn't have an index, making it difficult to use as a reference tool.
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