THE SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET AND AUTISM: THE FOUNDATION BLOCK OF HEALING

Lactose in fluid milk; sucrose in table sugar and maple syrup

Corn syrup, grain

THE VICIOUS CYCLE

From Breaking the Vicious Cycle

INTESTINAL FERMENTAION

(SEM; x 57)

Control-Healthy 3 ½ year old Mucosal surface at the duodeno-jejunal junction. All villi appear of uniform height. The mucosal surface is free of mucus.

(SEM; x 154) Child With Chronic Diarrhea Wasting away of villous ridges – decrease in height Considerable secretion of mucus. Generalized disaccharidase deficiency as well as colonization of mucosal surface by microorganisms. Beginning of mucus barrier between digestive enzymes and sugars needing digestion.

(SEM x 560)

Chronic Diarrhea Excessive mucus on the mucosa inhibits contact of carbohydrates with disaccharidases resulting in clinical intolerance of lactose and/or sucrose.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, May 2, 2007
Bacteria- and host-derived mechanisms to control intestinal epithelial cell homeostasis: Implications for chronic inflammation.
Technical University of Munich, Experimental Nutritional Medicine, Else Kroner-Fresenius-Center, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany. Clavel T, Haller D.

“Numerous clinical and experimental studies have shown that the intestinal microbes are critical for the initiation and progression of chronic intestinal inflammation.”

“The data discussed in the present review suggest that disturbances in the homeostasis between bacteria- and hostderived signals at the epithelial cell level lead to a break in the intestinal barrier function and to the development of mucosal immune disorders in genetically susceptible hosts.”

Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2005

“Strategies to reduce clostridial population levels harbored by ASD patients or to improve their gut microflora profile through dietary modulation may help to alleviate gut disorders common in such patients.”

“These studies demonstrate significant alterations in the upper and lower intestinal flora of children with late-onset autism and may provide insights into the nature of this disorder.”

“Treatment of digestive problems appears to have positive effects on autistic behavior. These new observations represent only a piece of the unsolved autism ‘puzzle’ and should stimulate more research into the brain-gut connection.”

“…low intestinal carbohydrate digestive enzyme activity was reported in 21 children (58.3%), although there was no abnormality found in pancreatic function.”

Scientists make gut-brain connection to autism
Compounds produced in the digestive system have been linked to autistic-type behaviour in laboratory settings, potentially demonstrating that what autistic children eat can alter their brain function, say scientists from the University of Western Ontario.
News article from the Canadian CBC, 9/27/07

Says Dr. MacFabe of the Canadian CDC…
"Certainly, a lot of these children had peculiar cravings for highcarbohydrate foods that caused their behaviours," he said. “We were interested in finding a link between certain compounds that are produced by bacteria in the digestive system …."

LEGAL vs. ILLEGAL
• • • • ILLEGAL Grains (including wheat, rice, corn) Starches (including potatoes) Soy Sugar (including table sugar, maple syrup) • • • • LEGAL Fruit and vegetables Proteins (meat, eggs, fish, etc.) Nuts Honey

Think Substitutions…
• Make SCD pizza (almond flour crust!) • Replace cakes and cookies with legal versions • Make SCD legal chicken nuggets • Replace candy with dehydrated fruit, apple chips, raisins, frozen grapes or bananas, frozen juice pops • Frozen bananas and other fruit

THE QUESTION OF CASEIN
 CASEIN IS LEGAL ON SCD THE GENERAL CONCENSUS IS THAT IT SHOULD NOT BE INTRODUCED INTO THE DIET FOR OUR KIDS UNTIL AT LEAST 3 MONTHS IN CASES WHERE CHILDREN WERE SERIOUS CASEIN RESPONDERS, WAIT AT LEAST 6 MONTHS HOMEMADE YOGURT IS THE BEST WAY TO REINTRODUCE HEATLHY FLORA BACK INTO THE INTESTINES  OPENS UP MANY MORE HEALTHY FOOD OPTIONS FOR YOUR CHILD

TYPICAL MEALS
• BREAKFAST: muffins, fruit, waffles, banana pancakes, granola, eggs • LUNCH: sandwiches, chicken nuggets, muffins, turkey rolls, soup, cookies, fruit • DINNER: fish, steak, burgers, chicken, veggies, lasagna, etc.

AVAILABLE COOKBOOKS
• Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet: The Grain-Free, LactoseFree, Sugar-Free Solution to IBD, Celiac Disease, Autism, Cystic Fibrosis, and Other Health Conditions , by Raman Prasad Adventures in the Family Kitchen, by Raman Prasad Healing Foods - Cooking for Celiacs, Colitis, Crohn's and IBS , by Sandra Ramacher Lucy’s Specific Carbohydrate Diet Cookbook, by Lucy Rosset Eat Well, Feel Well: More Than 150 Delicious Specific Carbohydrate Diet(TM)-Compliant Recipes, by Kendall Conrad • •

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AVAILABLE COOKBOOKS
• Busy Mom's Dairy-Free SCD Cookbook with Honey Sweetened Recipes , by Tina Wade • The Grain-free Gourmet, by Jodi Bager and Jenny Lass SCD with Taste and Tradition, by Rochel Weiss (available at www.digestivewellness.com)

WEB RESOURCES
• www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info • www.pecanbread.com • www.scdrecipe.com • www.lucyskitchenshop.com • www.digestivewellness.com • www.scdiet.org

THE CURE

ABA?

HELMINTHS?

ANTIOXIDANTS?

HOMEOPATHY?

HBOT?

METHYL B-12 SHOTS?

ANTIFUNGALS?

SPEECH THERAPY?

CHELATION?

THE SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET = DIGESTION

JUDITH CHINITZ, MS, MS
NEW STAR NUTRITIONAL CONSULTING (914) 244-3646 JUDY@NEWSTARNUTRITION.COM • VALLEY HEALTH AND HYPERBARICS, OFFICE OF DR. GIUSEPPINA FEINGOLD, MD (845) 208-3624

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