New Nutrition Program
for a family member . . . ideas to cope
daughter with FASD struggles to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Her physical processing system was
compromised with alcohol while she was still in her mother's womb and it has never
been able to regain reasonable normalcy.
strongly when she eats foods that are difficult for her to digest or process.
Her head throbs when she eats certain foods.
behavior with impulsivity and
frustration escalates when she eats others.
we have adapted
are some of the common instigators of trouble
Others and others
Don't despair you will learn to manage.
found that the most difficult piece of managing this new diet was the hidden
.So here are some homemade
and good tasting
may find you will need to adjust the amounts for your own taste but we offer a beginning.
Liz and I work on recipes for our chemistry classes....If you come to dinner you
may eat a sterilization experiment or enjoy an experiment in coagulation or separation. We
pick our favorite foods things and adapt recipes from there.
focused on the following strategy to survive.
foods could Liz eat and NOT react to?
were her favorite foods?
could we use the foods she could eat and create the foods she loves?
down to the basics - Baby Steps to Change
Changes - Food | Basic Changes - Cleaning
| Basic Changes -Art Supplies
be afraid of trying new things some of the replacement food is much better than
what we were used to. Some of it our dog wouldn't even eat. Don't be discouraged
everyone's tastes are different.
experimented with favorite recipes from other cultures and had
excellent results. Trying African, Middle East, Central American and Asian
We've found the Almond Cheddar Cheese a good
substitute for those who desire cheese and can't tolerate either dairy or soy.
discovered that sheep cheese and products seem to pose no problem, but
cow products do.
found the Pecan Rice or Tapioca Bread is great to fill your desire for bread.
discovered Blue Popcorn and Blue Cornmeal are a great replacement for white
learned to grind grains which surprised me in not being as difficult or
messy as I imagined.
have tried and tested soy substitute products and older grain products such
as kamut, spelt and teff. And we discovered that after being without wheat
for a year, she can eat spelt or kamut baked bread without getting headaches
enjoyed and been frustrated on our adventure in trying to balance our
complex family nutrition issues.
Take this on as an adventure
.it makes it a lot more fun and eventually
all this new stuff will seem like you've always done it this way!
We found that
by choosing our FAVORITE family foods and adapting those recipes first, it made
this diet and life style a whole lot easier. I've included some of our family
favorites maybe they are yours too.
discovered in our process that as we eliminated some foods we could add back in
and eat others we previously couldn't tolerate. We also learned that if she remains on a
personalized healthy diet we can rotate forbidden foods
every four days - in other words special occasions seem to still allow some
special treats. If we eat a forbidden special treat
we have a selection of enzymes that help her body digest and process the food
with limited negative affects. This has been a long journey but our results are
nothing short of amazing.
that may help you: We found accurate information to help us
develop a solid diet plan and we worked with a certified clinical
nutritionist. Her are some diet plans for you to research:
free diet Gluten is the protein part of wheat, rye, barley, oats,
and other related grains. Some people cannot tolerate gluten when it
comes in contact with the small intestine. This condition is known as
celiac disease (sometimes called non-tropical sprue or gluten
sensitive enteropathy). There is also evidence that a skin disorder
called dermatitis herpetiformis is associated with gluten intolerance.
Click for more information and diet ideas.
Lactose is the simple sugar found in milk and milk products. It can
also be found in a variety of other foods and even as a filler in some
pills and capsules. The enzyme lactase, present in the lining of the
small intestine, splits lactose into two simple sugars. These simple
sugars can then be absorbed by the body and used as nourishment. Click
for more information and diet ideas.
Effects of Diet
and Dietary Intervention
our journey be a blessing to your home life also.
how can you cope?
is the largest cause of mental
retardation, in USA to understand
FAS/E from the inside out get
The Best I Can Be:
Living With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
from our website
You'll make it and you and your family will feel better.
meal at a time....
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