This blog is a way of sharing the information and resources that have helped me to recover my son Roo from an Autism Spectrum Disorder. What I have learned is to view our symptoms as the results of underlying biological cause, which can be identified and healed. I say "our symptoms" because I also have a neuro-immune disorder called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

And, of course, I am not a doctor (although I have been known to impersonate one while doing imaginative play with my son)- this is just our story and information that has been helpful or interesting to us. I hope it is helpful and interesting to you!


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Products for Special Diets and Clean Eating and Where to Get Them

PLACES TO FIND AND ORDER SAFE FOODS

Food Directly from the Farmer:



Groceries and General Foods:

VitaCost
They carry a huge variety of foods including many gluten-free and other special diet friendly options, have generally low prices, very fast shipping, and have sales going pretty much all the time.  They also have a good selection of supplements.

Thrive Market
They have a smaller selection than VitaCost does but are more special-diet focused and have some products at really low prices.

Azure Standard
This is a company that offers a variety of health-oriented groceries, which are ordered online and then delivered to a local drop site by semi truck according to a route schedule.

Natural Candy Store
You can search their offerings by type of diet (such as Feingold, vegan, gluten-free) or by allergen(s) to avoid.

Meat and Seafood:

US Wellness Meats

Vital Choice Seafood

Iliamna Fish Company
This is a CSF (Community Supported Fishery, a model similar to the CSAs that many people are aware of.  They have four locations where shares are available.  We've bought shares of their fish and it is very good!

Camel's Milk:

Desert Farms Camel's Milk

Starter and Supplies for fermentation and cultured foods:

Cultures for Health

Gluten-Free and Casein-Free

GF/CF and non-gmo pantry staples from Autism Coach

Herbs and medicinal ingredients:

Mountain Rose Herbs

Organic alcohol