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#1 icm

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:38 AM

I've heard that many children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder have IBS.

I've noticed that over the years, I've always felt queasy after eating carrots. From what I've read carrots are high in lutein type substances.

Lutein sensitivity sounds like it's common in ASD. I've only just heard about this issue myself and it seems like it may just fit the bill.

What are your thoughts?
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#2 kareng

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:14 AM

Before you search for other, less likely causes for your issues, try being gluten free for 6 months-no cheating - no magic "cure" pills. Maybe dairy free, too. Try the more likely things first.

I would ask you for your reputable source for this "I have heard" info but, this isn't an autism site, so most of us don't follow the research.
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#3 shadowicewolf

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:41 AM

I've never heard of that. Gluten, however, has been known to make things worse.
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:33 PM

Carrots bother me too. So I don't eat them anymore. With celiac disease the damage to the gut can lead to food intolerances of many kinds. Carrots are one of them, for some of us.
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#5 Sarah Alli

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:59 PM

Your eyes require lutein to function properly. Go on a lutein free diet and you are shooting yourself in the foot- not to mention you will probably starve since it is in nearly everything from leafy vegetables to animal fats.
There isn't really any actual scientific evidence that *-free diets are useful in reducing the symptoms of autism anyway, and this is certainly the most extreme iteration of that trend I've seen. The evidence is all anecdotal and doesn't bear out when you do actual placebo-controlled research. In most cases, it doesn't hurt, but it certainly is going to hurt if you try to eliminate so essential a nutrient from your diet.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:19 AM

I've never heard of that before, only the Gluten-free Casein-free diet which we now have because we're vegan and the child is coeliac so we have to be anyway.
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