Book Reviews: ADHD Titles & Giveaways by Robin Gorman Newman
If you are parenting an ADHD child, as I am, and especially as they start to get older and understand more about how their bodies feel and are able to express, having them read books that offer explanation and also engage and amuse are great finds. I’d like to share the following….
The Ultimate Guide to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet
by Pamela Compart and Dana Laake (published by Fair Winds Press)
The Centers for Disease Control reports significant increases in Autism and ADHD – both affecting primarily boys. The CDC estimates that 1 out of 175 children (age 4 to 17) currently have Autism (300,000). Before 1985, Autism occurred in less than 1 out of 2000. ADHD is much more common in that it affects 4.4 million U.S. children (age 4 to 17).
Common to both of these conditions is the negative impact of certain foods – especially milk products and glutens such as wheat(and to a lesser degree – soy and corn.) One of the challenges that parents face is coping with children who have picky appetites and crave the very foods that affect their behavior, focus and development. The other challenge is finding ways to get their children to eat healthy foods and improve their nutritional status.
The uniqueness of this book is that it not only provides gluten-free milk-free substitutes and recipes, it provides successful suggestions for feeding the picky eater. The authors share details about just how and why the diet works. The specialty ingredients are explained and extensive sources provided. There are also testimonials from the parents and from the children themselves.
OK….my son isn’t gonna read this one cover to cover, but we do like to cook together, and I love the idea of teaching him to follow recipes and prepare dishes that are particularly healthy for him now and when he’s grown and cooking for himself.
Click HERE to purchase.
SPARKY’S EXCELLENT MISADVENTURES
by Phyllis Carpenter and Marti Ford