Here’s the who, what, where, when, and why that you should know about gluten if you’re considering cutting it out of your diet once and for all (or if you just want to know what all the fuss is about). More
When I read posts like the one I read today, “Defending My Daughter’s Special Diet,” I want to throw my computer out the window. People who are difficult about their kid’s diet for reasons other than medical reasons are totally within their rights as a parent. Of course you should be able to decide what your kid eats, and good for you for not feeding them anything you deem to be unhealthy. But approaching their dietary restrictions with the seriousness that someone who actually has children with medical indications for restricting their diet is just stupid. More
I’m all about healthy eating, but I wouldn’t wish a gluten-free grocery shopping trip on my worst enemy. I know there are plenty of kids out there with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, but after dabbling in the gluten-free waters for just a few months, it’s not for me. More
Only 1% of the population has celiac disease, but somehow 16% of my friend’s daughter’s class needs gluten-free holiday treats. More
The Full Spectrum focuses on the trials and tribulations of raising a child who ranks on the autism spectrum.
When S. was first diagnosed with a series of neurological disorders (ADHD, Aspergers and Developmental Coordination Disorder), one of my first thoughts was, “What can be done to make this go away? How can we find a cure?” Of course, I knew there was no way of curing a neurological disorder, but my instinct as a mother was to find a way to make all of S.’s problems disappear.
Early in my research I recalled that actress Jenny McCarthy had an autistic child and I had vague recollections of her appearing on Oprah and speaking about curing her son. So I went online and read and watched multiple interviews with McCarthy, who claimed to have “recovered” her child from autism through diet and supplements. More