Recommended Reading

Brainstorming List


Share title and author for books that help you learn about GFCF, ASD’s, or cooking and eating in general.

Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother’s Story of Research and Recovery by Karyn Seroussi – At ASD HOPE, we recommend Karyn’s story of how dietary interventions have been instrumental in helping her son as a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about or implement the GFCF diet.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon – Though this is fiction, this book presents an interesting perspective into autism. It is written in the first-person narrative of a teenage boy with autism and can provide a window through which to better understand some of your child’s mysterious, frustrating, endearing, and beautiful quirks.

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan – This book is not specific to ASD’s or any diet (and, in fact, it misses the opportunity to point out the role that our American diet may play in so many disorders), but it is a wonderful read on re-thinking the way we view food and define “healthy” eating. It especially points out the importance of connections between foods that those new (or old!) to the GFCF diet may not remember to take into account.










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