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The problem is starchy foods and processed carbs, not just gluten!
Problems with Food and Eating
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When Your Child Wonít Eat or Eats Too Much - by Dr Irene Chatoor

More information from Dr Chatoor:
http://drchatoor.com/

A useful link to a video about
Sensory Food Aversion:
http://drchatoor.com/sfa/
Special diets and bio-medical treatments can actually HARM your child! 
A child who has difficulties with relating and engaging warmly with other people needs to learn to interact and engage with other people, whatever he eats!
Focussing on diets and bio-medical treatments can waste a lot of time, - and a lot of money.
Trying to make the child eat or not eat certain foods creates additional anxiety and stress. It also gives the child a subliminal message about avoiding foods and increases controlling behaviour.
Diets and Nutritional Treatments vs. Intensive Playful Intervention
Diets and controlling what foods your child is allowed to eat can sound like a magical solution to your childís complex problem. But there are no simple solutions for complex problems. Helping a child with autism is a marathon, not a sprint.
The risk of spending too much time, attention and money on food and diets is that you lose crucial developmental time on engaging your child in emotionally meaningful interactions.
Focussing on a gluten/casein free diet INSTEAD of intensive interactive intervention is therefore actually damaging that familyís chances of doing the best for their child.
The dose matters! A child with autism or developmental delay needs to experience at least 2 hours every day of emotionally engaging playful 1-1 interaction.
The more processed carbohydrates/ starch like biscuits, bread, sweets, crisps, rice-cakes the child eats, the more autistic symptoms you will see.
Itís not about gluten-free or dairy-free: itís simple starches, sugar and processed carbs with or without gluten, that poison the childís gut and immune system and result in brain fog.
Itís not just a matter of gluten-free substitutes of bread, pasta and biscuits. Itís about weaning the child off simple carbs and onto a healthy diet of unprocessed foods.
It takes on average at least 19 exposures of a new food for a child to accept and eat it.
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