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nu rn, please follow through. I know it must be hard. I don't have an autistic child, so have NO IDEA what you are going through, and I don't pretend to.

My nephew, who is 17, has Asperger's (No longer on the spectrum, which is BS!) and PDD. He got early intervention and went from a special school to graduating a regular high school in regular classes, on minimal meds. He had PT, OT, ST, you name it. The services are out there.

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My husband has me putting our son on a gluten, casein, and soy free diet.

I don't think it can hurt. As long as hubby knows it's not a cure all. My nephew had a weird thing with his diagnosis, where he only ate about 10 foods, so basically, if he wanted it, we gave it to him.

Thinking about you guys, Ood. :inlove:

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Farawyn,

You're absolutely right about the services being out there. My daughter has autism but is very high functioning. She did 2 years of early intervention & was then able to attend "regular" school. She had OT, PT, ST, you name it.

She's now 25, has her bachelor's in psychology, & is working on her Master's in addiction studies. I'm so thankful that I was told by a teacher friend about all the things she was eligible for when she was young.

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Yikes! I know there is a big push for gluten-free, etc., when it comes to autism, but boy will that be tough. I feel for you! My youngest is dancing at the edges of autism I think (but no diagnosis - just can't follow through on that referral yet) & it's crossed my mind to try it. The thing is...he hardly eats anything at all & if it looks slightly different than the usual, he won't touch it. I can literally count on my fingers the number of food items he will eat. Good luck!

Please follow through as soon as you can. The sooner you can get help the better. My son started school (pre-k) on Monday and he's so excited every morning to go. He's playing with his toys, talking (kind of,) it's amazing.

One of my twins has ADD too, so I've decided to do the whole family because everything says it's good for that too. It can't hurt anything, and I'm sure it will make us healthier? I just bought the boys' a bunch of pizza for the weekends when the "extra" kids are here that need to be eaten.

Whole Foods has a whole list online of their casein/gluten free products, I've found endless recipes and information on Pinterest. I got some gluten/dairy free chicken nuggets from Sam's Club on Friday and my son gobbled them up, so they must be okay.

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I can't believe I haven't posted here yet!

Over a month ago I eliminated Pepsi and all soda from my life. I cut bread consumption by 1/3. I eat more lean protein and lots less snacks. I also eat fewer snacks altogether.

Have I lost even 1/2 of a pound?

NO!

Does this make me p.o.'d?

YES!

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Better p'doff than p'don!

Well, yeah, unless a person is into that kind of kink! (not me, tho'!)

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Well, yeah, unless a person is into that kind of kink! (not me, tho'!)

Gotta love the thread drift on AN.

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I can't believe I haven't posted here yet!

Over a month ago I eliminated Pepsi and all soda from my life. I cut bread consumption by 1/3. I eat more lean protein and lots less snacks. I also eat fewer snacks altogether.

Have I lost even 1/2 of a pound?

NO!

Does this make me p.o.'d?

YES!

NO PEPSI?!? :dead:

I drink 1 or 2 Pepsi Max every morning. I would have headaches and be a tired, grumpy, more hateful than usual person.

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NO PEPSI?!? :dead:

I drink 1 or 2 Pepsi Max every morning. I would have headaches and be a tired, grumpy, more hateful than usual person.

I know, but oddly enough that didn't happen to me! But every sip of the cold drink in my sippy-cup startles me that it isn't carbonated!

When there is a contrast between drinking Pepsi and getting really wicked heart-burn and regurg, and NOT drinking Pepsi and being able to forego the fantomidine (sp?)and TUMS......no pain wins!!!!

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Gotta love the thread drift on AN.

Drifting along on a sea of flotsam?!?

Just to get back into the current - I just love the Quaker Oats steel-cut oatmeal. I need to SERIOUSLY bump up my protein. Am finding I can super charge up my cereal with some protein powder and a liquid egg white portion.

I just can't forego my pepsi. I do diet pepsi sans caffeine. No heartburn. I don't drink anywhere near the volume that I used to.

After I realized that caffeine is a TRIGGER for my facial roseacea, I had to cut the caffeine. It kills me when I drink coffee - my fav blend isn't de-caffeinated.

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Ood, you are not hateful.

NSIME, you are hawt.

Once I got off the low carb thing it is hard to get back on. I have been mostly low carb. I think I will do the steel cut oats again, amo.

I used to make a HUGE serving, put it in the fridge and scoop out 1/2 cup servings. You just nuke it, add some almond milk, a driz of honey and some raisins. It holds me until lunch.

I can't do just egg white. I need 1 yolk in there.

Jut found out one of my so called best friends is running the NYC Marathon, so now I HATE HER! (not really)

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