What can be more devastating for parents than to learn that their child is autistic? The severely debilitating neurological disorder, which affects social and language development, can be difficult to treat. When her son was diagnosed with autism at 19 months, Seroussi, a small-business owner and wife of a research chemist, determined to do everything in her power to help her child achieve normal functioning. In addition to pursuing recommended speech and behavior modification therapies for her son, Seroussi devoted her considerable energies--often against medical advice--to researching alternative approaches. Her own experience and a growing body of scientific evidence pointed to connections between autism and diet. And though the theory has not yet been proven, Seroussi says, research now suggests that autism may be an autoimmune disorder triggered in rare cases by an infant's measles-mumps-rubella immunizations. Convinced that the inability to digest certain proteins was contributing to her son's condition and that his autism was related to his reaction to MMR vaccines, Seroussi eliminated suspect foods from his diet; he made such dramatic improvement that, by age four, he was functioning normally. Now a crusader for dietary intervention, Seroussi has written a book that will give hope to many families--though she cautions that not every autistic child responds to such treatment. She includes a FAQ section, gluten- and casein-free recipes and resources, and a list of organizations and readings. Agent, Kathi Paton. (Feb.) FYI: Seroussi is co-founder of ANDI (the Autism Network for Dietary Intervention) and co-editor of the ANDI News.
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Lisa S. Lewis, Ph.D. author of Special Diets for Special Kids Karyn Seroussi's good sense and her ability to sort out fact from fiction make her the perfect person to tell the story of autism research. Add to that a son who got better and a scientist husband who helped figure out why. -- Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
Whether you suspect your child has autism, or know they do, read this book; especially if you suspect it and no one believes you. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Tracy
PRO: The author writes extremely well and the narrative of her son's early diagnosis of autism and his eventual recovery through diet (GFCF) and therapy is a compelling read and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by rickzz
wonderful story and bang on! provides a thorough path from full blown autism to recovery :) a great personal story with the research and modern day medicine to go with.Published 21 months ago by HEIDI SHANNON
I read this book for my research paper for a college. As a mother of a three-year-old son, I was amazed by Karyn's efforts to protect her son and cure his autism. Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by Maple
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