That changed when my daughter’s migraine headaches in high school were linked to food allergies for wheat and corn. She had been suffering to the point of having to be hospitalized with migraines, and we were having every neurological test known to medical science run to figure out the cause. Out of the blue, an acquaintance of my wife’s asked if we had ever tested Molly for food allergies—WOW—what a revelation.
Since she eliminated gluten and corn from her diet, the headaches have vanished. Needless to say, people with special dietary needs jumped to the forefront of my thinking. I share all of this with you because as I read about this subject I am discovering that people affected by ADD, Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum along with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity can all be affected positively with a change in diet.
Faye Elahi, M.S., M. A. holds Masters Degrees in Nutrition, Child Psychology and Mass Communications. Her Nutrition Practice in the north Dallas area has been well known since 1989 and her work has been documented and published by such organizations as ADA.
Her new cookbook, Ready, Set, Eat is based on 20 years of observation and data collection. She addresses what we need to know about the Western diet, toxins that surround us, and their combined effects on health. She offers step-by-step techniques that have helped her clients manage challenging diets free of gluten, casein, lactose, yeast and food allergens with tips on how to feed a picky eater. With everyday recipes covering breads to ice cream, you're sure to find just what you're looking for. Recipes include brownies, flaky buttermilk biscuits, chicken potato salad, and lasagna - all free of food allergens. The book has an easy to follow format which puts together a 4-week menu with full-color photos which should be motivation to anyone to try the Nutrition Foundation Program.
Look for this new book Ready, Set, Eat on book store shelves later in the fall—or reserve a copy through Faye’s website—www.specialneedsnutrition.com