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Old 05-21-2008, 09:55 PM   #1
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Im new to all this. My 4 yo is autistic and has really bad constipation. Ive seen that some children are put on this diet for that reason. I cant find a list of foods anywhere unless ofcourse I want to pay for it. Can anyone tell me what to look for?

So far Ive gotten soy milk and yougurt.

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Old 05-21-2008, 10:33 PM   #2
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Well, you have come to the right place for lots of good information. There is a treasure trove of good stuff right here on this forum.

As far as a food list goes, celiac.com, has two lists. One safe, the other avoid. When I started the diet I printed out the avoid list to help with grocery shopping and sorting my pantry. Do not panic when you see the avoid list! True, it is long, but most things I have never come across.

I have been gluten (only) free for over a year now. Improvement came very slowly but wow what a difference now!
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:59 PM   #3
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I just replied on the autism forum. I hope you meant "soy yogurt" and not regular yogurt. Just a heads-up... some autistic kids have problems with soy, too, so I wouldn't go too heavy on it. There is rice milk and almond milk and even potato-based milk. I hope you are reading the labels. Some of this stuff is surprising because even if it is soy-based, it may still have cow's milk in it.

Oh, and when I mentioned allergy labeling laws over on the other thread, that was for the US. I'm not sure if you're in the US. If not, I can't help you with your laws.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:38 AM   #4
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I also agree that soy can be a problem too. It would be helpful to have your child tested for other intolerances too, or to test for celiac before beginning the diet if you have suspicions of celiac.
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