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Overwhelmed by Your Child’s Restricted Diet? 8 Foods That Saved This Frustrated Mom

By Debi Lewis

Between my daughter’s birth and her ninth birthday, I had to learn how to feed her well on an utterly frustrating array of medically-required restrictive diets. When she was a baby and toddler, she had to follow a low-acid restricted diet that eliminated citrus fruits, tomatoes and chocolate because of GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). Between age four and six, she was diagnosed with an i

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How My Daughter’s Diagnosis Forced Me to Transform the Way I Cooked for Good

By Debi Lewis

In the past 10 years, I learned to cook for a high-fat diet; a low-acid diet; a fat-free diet; and a diet without meat, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts, fish, and wheat. I learned to cook these things not for a meal here and there, but for someone following these diets because her doctors insisted that she must. I learned to cook these things not for an adult who understood why it was necessary, but for a

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