App Helps Parents of Autistic Children Manage Gluten/Casein-Free Diets

Kalamazoo, Michigan – Parents of children with autism invest much time, effort and research into finding an approach to help their son or daughter achieve maximum development and as full and rich a life as possible. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are developmental disorders that affect children by disrupting their ability to communicate and interact socially.

Many autistic children benefit from applied behavior therapy or repetition, while others achieve success with floor time therapy which helps them learn about emotions. In addition, because there is a link between gut health and brain function many parents also turn to gluten-free and casein-free diets to bring about changes in speech and behavior.

The gluten-free/casein-free (GFCF) diet eliminates all food containing gluten (found in wheat, barley and rye) and casein (found in milk and dairy products). It is commonly believed that autistic children process peptides and foods containing gluten and casein differently than others which exacerbates autistic symptoms.

“The hoped for result of a GFCF diet is to reduce symptoms and improve social and cognitive behaviors and speech, and improved digestive and immune systems” says Vicky Mitchell, a gluten-free and rotation diet expert and health coach. “The GFCF diet, is easier to manage when parents have a system.”

One system Mitchell has developed is The Rotation Diet Assistant iPhone App, an easy-to-use yet highly effective tool now available on iTunes. Parents of autistic children seeking to restrict gluten and casein foods must take copious notes and engage in serious planning, until now.

“This powerful tool now makes it possible for autistic children and their parents to concentrate all their energy into living instead of on their diets,” says Mitchell. “This App makes it easy to follow a GFCF diet.”

The features of The Rotation Diet Assistant include:

*Easy to organize your meals. Step by step, The Rotation Diet Assistant effortlessly walks you through organizing and planning your GFCF diet.

* User friendly. Food groups and food families are identified FOR you.

* Easy to modify. Changing and/or adding foods to your personalized meal plan is easy to do with The Rotation Diet Assistant.

* Planner-Friendly! Whether it is today, next week or next month, using The Rotation Diet Assistant makes knowing what you are scheduled to eat a snap.

* Portable. If you have your phone, you have your Rotation Diet Assistant and your personalized meal plan with you wherever you go.

For those already on a diet, The Rotation Diet Assistant helps you achieve your goals because it complements nearly all diets including: DASH, TLC, Mediterranean, Atkins, South Beach, Paleo, Biggest Loser, Ornish, Vegan, Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig. The app is getting high marks from users including The Detroit News which named the Rotation Diet Assistant App “The App of the Week.” The app is being promoted by Scott Lorenz of Westwind iPhone App Publicity.

Mitchell developed The Rotation Diet Assistant because she is passionate about health and healthy eating. She has been gluten-free for more than a decade and by consistently following the Rotation Diet is releasing candida, eczema and other allergies from her system.

The methods Mitchell used to help and heal her family (including a son with Asperger’s Syndrome) and herself have been applied in developing this App so that the methods are now available to benefit others.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 10.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Rotation Diet Assistant 1.0.1 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Food & Drink category. An Android version is due out in early 2014.

Rotation Diet Assistant 1.0.1
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Vicky Mitchell LLC was founded by developer Vicky Mitchell. Her goal was to provide a superior and easy-to-use technological aid to those who rely on special diets. The company is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Vicky Mitchell LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.