Some kids with autism/ASD benefit from a gluten-free, casein-free diet
By ParentInProgress on March 01, 2012
A study is the first of its kind to use survey data from PARENTS to show that a gluten-free, casein-free diet can help kids with autism, Asperger's, etc.
It's more proof that autism may involve the gastrointestinal tract and the immune system - not just the brain.
The results of the survey gave the research team some great data. According to the parents' and caregivers' answers to a 90-item online survey, a gluten-free, casein-free diet was more effective in improving:
1. ASD behaviors
2. physiological symptoms (e.g. GI symptoms)
3. social behaviors (e.g. language production, eye contact, engagement, attention span, requesting behavior and social responsiveness)
Most notably, if you decide to eliminate gluten and casein from your child's diet, stick with it longterm to see results.
Here's the piece:
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