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No Map to This Country: One Family's Journey through Autism by Jennifer Noonan

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Chapter 16

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

AS I MENTIONED, we had weaned Paul off the elemental formula a couple of months before strep had really taken over our lives. This had been a stressful decision, since he was doing so well on it, but we had known the liquid diet could never be a permanent solution. He had to go back to eating real food at some point.

First, we ran the full IgG and IgE allergy panels again, and the results were encouraging. He was down to just five severe foods, plus a handful of lesser ones. Here was proof that the formula had accomplished at least one thing we’d desired, allowing his immune system to settle down and ...

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