What to eat can be confusing! Especially because of all the processed food choices.
Diet is KEY. What goes into the body makes the body what it is.
One diet does not fill all people. However, one thing is sure – we should eats foods that are fresh or very minimally processed, organic, meats from pasture-raised, grass-fed, organic/clean animals. Whatever goes into your food – like hormones, antibiotics or grains containing GMOs (genetically modified organisms), goes into you!
Which diet is right for your child?
GAPS diet (Gut and Psychology)
SCD – Specific Carbohydrate Diet
FODMAP – Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols
Body Ecology Diet
It’s quite possible one of these, or some variation, will work for your child – for a while. It’s quite possible a diet will be nourishing for several months before moving on to a style of eating that is even more nourishing. We’ll help you figure that out.
If you aren’t already, you’ll probably need to add some supplements – minerals or specific vitamins – that may be deficient in your child. Or, perhaps he’s already taking 20 supplements and it doesn’t seem to be doing much for him. We’ll help you figure that out, too.
We offer a 50-minute Next Step Discovery Consultation to see if we’d be a good fit for working together. If you purchase one of our packages, the $200 consultation fee can be applied to your package. And we bundle our nutritional counseling with healing packages. Make sure to ask about them!
People and resources we love to recommend for nutrition, cookbooks and more:
Kathleen DiChiara, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner
Author of The Hidden Connection, a book covering natural ways to heal from chronic illness and autoimmune conditions, Kathleen healed her son from autism using whole foods. She holds an amazing wealth of knowledge about which foods will help support whole body healing.
Julie Matthews of NourishingHope.com. Julie is a speaker and Certified Nutrition Consultant who provides nutritional guidance, backed by scienftific research and clinical results, to children with autism and ADHD. She provides many great resources on the website, including a downloadable eBook explaining foods to avoid and foods to eat to help with autism. Her materials are fantastic – covering different diets, picky eaters, and how to succeed at changing your child’s diet.
Jeanette Fransen, a traditional naturopath and co-host of the Autism Summit Online, November, 2016, offers tips, healthy recipes and articles for kids on the autism spectrum, as well as others who live with chronic health issues. Having cured her daughter from autism simply by changing the internal environment, she is a wealth of information regarding what’s toxic in your home, including furniture, cleaning chemicals, even building materials, which can harbor mold and also be toxic themselves.