We Band of Mothers: Autism My Son and The Specific Carbohydrate Diet
Judith Chinitz, MS
Parents seeking help for their autistic children often hear: "Don't look for answers. There's nothing you can do."
But Judy Chinitz did look for answers. Year after year she searched for a way to
help her son Alex, who screamed in agony for hours at a time, didn't sleep, couldn't
stop moving, bit and scratched himself until he bled, and suffered from endless bouts
of diarrhea and vomiting. She tried every medical treatment and special diet that doctors
could offer, and Alex just got worse.
And then Judy found the answer she'd pursued for so long: she discovered the Specific
Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), developed by Elaine Gottschall. That diet, Judy says, "saved our lives."
Judy shared her remarkable find with hundreds of other families of autistic children.
In this book, you'll read the stories of many of these families: stories about once-tormented
autistic children who can now sleep soundly, eat without pain, play and learn, cuddle and laugh.
You'll even learn about children whose autistic symptoms virtually vanished as a result of SCD.
Most important of all, you'll learn how you can implement the SCD diet yourself.
Judy's simple, clear, step-by-step instructions tell you what foods the diet includes,
what to avoid, and what to expect when you "go SCD." You'll also learn about
resources - everything from Web sites to cookbooks - that can give you the information
and moral support you need to succeed with SCD.
Sidney Baker, M.D., a co-founder of the Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) Project, supplements
Judy's text with expert commentary explaining why SCD works, what it does, and why parents
of autistic children - even those who respond to other special diets - owe it to their children
to give SCD a try.