SCD & AUTISM
In 2001-2002, a handful of moms started using the SCD for their children who suffered from autism. As the children experienced positive results, news of the SCD began spreading within the autism community.
In September 2005, Elaine passed away at the age of 84. For those seeking guidance on using the SCD for symptoms of autism, we recommend the following resources:
Autism-related Links Posted Before 2006:
About Autism Chapter from the 10th printing of Breaking the Vicious Cycle
The SCD, Autism, and Dairy Products
My 10-month-old son began having horribly smelly diapers, losing weight, and becoming lethargic and moody. This went on for several months, while I watched my baby dwindle. For the first 6 months of his life, he was consistently at the 75th percentile on all growth charts, and that number plummeted during these months. This book has changed all of our lives! He is now 15-months-old; we have been on the diet for only about 2 months, and he's already gained almost 3 pounds in that short time! He's happy, silly, and so active! What a blessing this book has been. My 6-year-old son who's struggled with food allergies (milk & wheat) for years has also show MUCH improvement on this diet (dairy-free for now) both physically and mentally. Words can't explain the joy of watching your children flourish after seeing them struggle for so long.
- Amy Wagner