his book serves as a comprehensive guide for the Dairy-Free version of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet(tm) (SCD-DF). The original SCD, introduced by Elaine Gottschall in Breaking the Vicious Cycle, has been further researched and developed to help people with autism and ADHD. Most children (and adults) with autism or ADHD also suffer from digestive issues ranging from constipation and reflux to diarrhea and low vitamin/mineral levels. These issues may seem minor but addressing them through the SCD-DF can play a pivotal role in improving behavior, mood, cognition, and language.This book gives readers the information they need to successfully start and stay on the SCD-DF. Drawing on over a decade of a nurse's clinical experience with the SCD-DF, the first part of the book: > Explains the scientific research that supports the SCD-DF (in a way that families understand) > Answers frequently asked questions > Describes how conditions-from anxiety and eczema to reflux and motor coordination-are also tied to autism and ADHD > Gives clear information on supplements > Guides families on how to start the SCD-DF: from building a support network and setting up the kitchen to what to expect on the first days of the diet.The second half of the book contains over 150 SCD-DF recipes, and includes a transitional shopping list, weekly meal plans, and themed menu ideas.