Friday, April 16, 2010

Something New

After my last ramble about chreese, I got to thinking (dangerous pastime, I know). I think one of the things I miss the most about Facebook was the Living Social's Visual Bookshelf application. It allowed you to keep track of what you read, and to create reviews and rate them. 

I have been known, on occasion, to create reviews on Amazon's website (usually if I really hate a book), although I've been kinda pissy that the .ca website won't let me create a review, but the .com one will (even though I've ordered from both). 

(Note to my American friends: I'm very jealous of your It rocks. sucks in comparison. And tons of stuff on .com won't ship to Canada.)

I do read a lot, both on Autism-related topics and faith-related topics. And I looooove a good, or even mediocre, Star Trek novel (I read those like many women read Harlequin Romances). So why not tell you about what I'm reading? Wouldn't that be fun? Huh? Huh? 


 So here we go. We'll call this new feature "the book review". Catchy, non?

*drum roll please*

The Autism & ADHD Diet: A Step-by-Step Guide to Hope and Healing by Living Gluten Free and Casein Free (GFCF) and Other Interventions 

Okay, so I finished this one a while ago, and lent it to my friend Jen who is working her way through the CF part with her daughter. 

The book it totally awesome. It was actually one of the last ones I read on the topic, but I wished it had been among the first. I might have started this whole GFCF thing a lot sooner if I had.  She spells the who-what-when-where and whys of the diet in clear English, and has some great tips and ideas for adjusting to the diet, traveling and vacationing, reading labels, and just generally getting your head around it.

I strongly recommend it to anyone considering the GFCF diet for their child. The other book that I would recommend as a "first read" is The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook, Updated and Revised: The Ultimate Guide to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet. It was instrumental for convincing me that we should also try eliminating soy on a trial basis.

So that wraps up our first segment of "book review". Thanks for stopping in!

1 comment:

  1. I like talking about books! And, my friend Sandy ( a widget on her blog called Library Thing. You can make a pretty badge made up of the covers of the books you read.

    I will get your book back to you soon...promise!