special diet

How to survive the holidays with a child on the spectrum and a special diet

Holiday season has come on strong for me this year. After three nights of festivities following Thanksgiving Day and Hanukkah last week, I'm still trying to reset as I look forward to what feels like a whole month of non-stop celebrations and cookie swaps. Yes, it's the most wonderful time of the year, but also a time that tends to come with a lot of sugar-induced stress.

Why Keto Is Not the Best Diet for Autism

At a glance

  • Both the ketogenic diet and the GFCF diet are associated with improvements in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms

  • Special diets can be complicated to start and maintain. They are successful when well planned and supervised by professionals

  • It can take several months to see improvements in ASD symptoms from diet changes