Autism Dietary Intervention

by | Aug 3, 2009 | Autism Spectrum, RESOURCES

Autism Dietary InterventionBehavioral and cognitive symptoms of children with autism can many times be managed or eliminated through dietary change—an important first step to recovering your child.

Autism Network for Dietary Intervention
Helps parents understand, implement, and maintain dietary intervention for their autistic children.

Celiac Disease Foundation
Provides support, information, and assistance to people affected by Celiac Disease / Dermatitis Herpetiformis (CD/DH)—as many autistic children are intolerant of gluten, although not autism-focused, this website may provide additional insight and support.

CH3 Discussion Group
Database-style arena for discussion regarding Autism and other neurological disorders. Over 9,000 members strong, the discussion group is led by Dr. Amy and is a great resource for those who are in the process of recovery using her protocol. The above link is to the diet section in her support forum, which you must become a member of to sign in.

Feingold Association
Dietary tests to help determine if certain foods or food additives are triggering particular behavioral symptoms. 800.321.3287

GFCF Diet Support Group
Dietary intervention for autistic spectrum disorders.

Popular 14,000+ member discussion forum for parents of children on the autism spectrum who are avoiding gluten and casein and other substances in their children’s diets.

Gluten Intolerance Group
Awareness, support, and education for Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, and Gluten Intolerance.

Parents of Allergic Children (PAC) – Virginia
Non-profit support group based in the Richmond, Virginia area. Founded in 1992, the organization provides support and information to parents whose children suffer from allergies to foods, chemicals and the environment. The main focus of the support group is for children with learning and/or behavior problems due to allergies and nutrition.

Pecan Bread: Kids and SCD
Learn about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)—a dietary philosophy that has been invaluable for managing digestive and behavioral symptoms in many children with autism.

Recover My Child
Information about Dr. Yasko’s Autism Educational Starter Pack (ESP) to help you understand that through diet and supplementation you can bypass weaknesses in one’s methylation pathway. To read more about her approach, please refer to her other websites:, CH3 Parent Discussion Group,, Holistic Health International,

SCDiet ASD Kids’s support group with over 4500+ parents who are implementing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet with their Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children. Mailing List
To subscribe to this helpful general (not Autism-focused) mailing list for those on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, send a blank e-mail to for individual e-mails or to for the digest version.

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Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, egg free, yeast free, GMO free, vegan all-natural products—the Orgran factory is one of the few plants in the world strictly dedicated to gluten free production.

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    Earthwalker is the username that PT founder Julie Genser created for her online interactions so many years ago when first creating Planet Thrive.

    Julie's (Earthwalker's) life was derailed over twenty years ago when she had a very large organic mercury exposure after she naively used a mouth thermometer to measure the temperature of just-boiled milk while making her very first pizza at home. The mercury instantly expanded into a gas form and exploded out the back of the thermometer right into her face. Unaware that mercury was the third most neurotoxic element on Earth, Julie had no idea she had just received a very high dose of a poisonous substance.

    A series of subsequent toxic exposures over the next few years -- to smoke from two fires (including 9/11), toxic mold, lyme disease, and chemical injuries -- caused catastrophic damage to her health. While figuring out how to survive day-to-day, and often minute-to-minute, she created Planet Thrive to help others avoid some of the misdiagnoses and struggles she had experienced.

    She has clawed her way over many health mountains to get to where she is today. She is excited to bring the latest iteration of Planet Thrive to the chronic illness community.

    In 2019, Julie published her very first cookbook e-book called Low Lectin Lunches (+ Dinners, Too!) after discovering how a low lectin, gluten free diet was helping manage her chronic fascia/muscle pain.


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