Celiac.com 10/20/2016 - Whether you are an adult or a child, you could have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism or even Asperger's Syndrome. If you do not have enough symptom improvements with the traditional treatments, then why not consider an alternative therapy? What about a gluten-free diet? There are so many statistics that show the connection between these mental conditions and celiac disease.
Now, in order to help the symptoms, eating a gluten-free and casein-free (Gluten-free Casein-free) diet might actually help. There is evidence of a correlation between ADHD and celiac disease. It is actually fairly strong. Children and adults with undiagnosed celiac disease, seem to have a higher risk than the general population. Once they started a gluten-free diet, the patients or their parents, reported significant improvements in overall behavior and functioning.
Children with autism, according to theory, process peptides and proteins in food items that contain casein and gluten differently. The difference within processing, may exacerbate autistic symptoms.
Lastly, children with Asperger's Syndrome, can actually have leaky gut syndrome as well. Treating with a gluten free diet could help ease certain symptoms, such as nonsense talk, obsessions, poor coordination, staring off into space and even social difficulties. Then, consider even going one step further and trying an elimination diet. This is an easy method of figuring out what foods your child is truly reacting to.
So, as you can see, these three conditions might actually have more improvements with just simple dietary changes. Having less challenges and being able to focus and interact with less difficulty won't be just a dream, but could be a real possibility for your child.