Supernourishment for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Supernourishment for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Practical Nutritional Approach to Optimizing Diet for Whole Brain and Body Health

Paperback - 2016
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This comprehensive guide provides everything you need to transition your child with autism to a nutrient-packed diet. It will increase your understanding of nutrition and autism by
#65533; explaining how diet supports the function of brain and body (including learning and attention, energy production, sensory processing and gut-brain communication)
#65533; describing how a highly processed diet can lead to nutritional deficiencies and how to choose more nutritionally dense options
#65533; looking at the science behind the challenges that children with autism face, such as problems with processing carbohydrates or ingredients such as phenols and oxalates.

It then guides you through making dietary changes, offering
#65533; a range of breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks recipes that are easy to follow and prepare.
#65533; coding to indicate which recipes can be used in conjunction with specialist diets including GF, CF, SCD, FODMAP and GAPS (so if your child is on a specific diet, this book is still for you)
#65533; practical tips on how to build a meal and plan a weekly menu
#65533; advice on overcoming common feeding challenges and poor eating habits.

This book will be an invaluable addition to the shelves of parents of children with ASD as well as health practitioners such as nutritionists and dieticians who want to know more about autism.

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016
ISBN: 9781849053839
Branch Call Number: RJ506.A9 M86 2016
Characteristics: 206 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm

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Mar 18, 2016

SUMMARY: This book is multifaceted. It contains the science behind why nutrition is so important to the improvement of symptoms for those on the Autism spectrum. It contains recipes. The author also gives hints about how to transition your child from a limited diet to a diet higher in nutrition. She codes each recipe for specific diets that have been recommended for ASD including gluten free, dairy free, grain free, casein free, SCD, GAPS, low oxalate, and FODMAP. The author also stops and simplifies difficult concepts along the way.

THE GOOD: There are many wonderful aspects to this book. If you are new to how diet affects children on the Autism spectrum, this book will give you everything you might want to know and it will make you a believer in a changed diet for your child. If you already know about diet and Autism, there are many fantastic recipes you can add to your menus. My favorites were hash browns made from zucchini or sweet potato and cashew milk yogurt. She even made yogurt from blueberries and avocado! I can't wait to try that one. The book is well formatted with lots of charts for better understanding. And of course there are lots of beautiful photographs of the yummy recipes that make your mouth water. If you are new to these specialized diets, I would pay special attention to the information Muller gives on how to transition your child to a nutrient dense diet.
THE NOT AS GOOD: This is a British book. You may have trouble understanding a few of her terms and ingredients if you do not know the difference between a courgette and a lolly.

NOTE: I received a free ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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