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Effects Of Guluten And Autism?

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Guest andie

Hi

I am pushing the celiac info at work these days and have come across an issue I need some help with

One of the girls here has a son who is 6 and autistic. She is wondering of the effects of gluten free on autistic children. She has done alot of research in diet with these children but not gluten specifically. They are apparently very focused on anything with wheat. This apparently being like a natural high for them.

Anyone have any experience with this or any related info or research?j

Thanx

Andie

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There are many articles out there, some anectodotal evidence - others with science.

All I know is that after going gluten free (diagnosed celiac), my daughter with aspergers improved academically and socially. For her - a huge part is that she felt so much better physically that she would learn better - about social skills as well as academics.

Most diets for autism eliminate casein too.

http://www.glutensolutions.com/autism.htm

http://www.gfcfdiet.com/ [The Official Gluten-free Casein-free Diet Support Group FREE Informative Website

Dietary Intervention Treatment For

Autistic Spectrum Disorders]

Lots more - just use the search words : autism and gluten free diet

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Guest andie
There are many articles out there, some anectodotal evidence - others with science.

All I know is that after going gluten free (diagnosed celiac), my daughter with aspergers improved academically and socially. For her - a huge part is that she felt so much better physically that she would learn better - about social skills as well as academics.

Most diets for autism eliminate casein too.

http://www.glutensolutions.com/autism.htm

http://www.gfcfdiet.com/ [The Official Gluten-free Casein-free Diet Support Group FREE Informative Website

Dietary Intervention Treatment For

Autistic Spectrum Disorders]

Lots more - just use the search words : autism and gluten free diet

Thanx so much for your help. I will pass these on to her.

(Sorry for the miss spelling in the title. Must be tired.)

Andie

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I can't help wondering how much research your colleague has done on diet and autism--the most shouted about and seemingly most promising dietary treatment for autism involves a gluten-free, casein-free diet.

Have her look up Unlocking the Mysteries of Autism by Karyn Seroussi, and Special Diets for Special Kids by Lisa Lewis

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I don't have an autistic child, but I've been researching autism since learning that there are similiarities in Autism and CFS/ME and here's a few of the websites I've found that I thought were interesting.

This first one is a direct link to a chart about which diets have helped Autistic children. And the second link (BodyEcology) goes into how healing the digestive tract is necessary to help Autistic kids.

Marcia

http://autism.com/treatable/form34qr.htm#special

Parent Ratings of Behavorial Effects of Biomedical Interventions

Autism Research Institute

4182 Adams Avenue

San Diego, CA 92116 USA

http://www.bodyecology.com/autism.php

Understanding the Inner Ecosystem & Unlocking the Mystery of Autism

http://www.gfcfdiet.com/

The Gluten-free Casein-free Diet

Gluten Free Casein Free Food

The Official Gluten-free Casein-free Diet Support Group FREE Informative Website

Dietary Intervention Treatment For

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

One of the Major Successful Interventions for the treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Suggested by The Autism Research Institute & DAN! Practitioners

The largest FREE resource of it's kind on the Internet!

http://www.gluten-free.org/reichelt.html

Collected Net Articles of Kalle Reichelt, M.D.

http://www.livingwithout.com/features/feature-llewis.html

The gluten-free/CF Diet for Autism

By Lisa Lewis, PHD.

http://gfcfdiet.com/Beginningthediet.htm

The Official Gluten-free Casein-free Diet Website

Beginning The Diet

http://www.autism.org/leakygut.html

'Leaky Gut' and the Gluten- / Casein-Free Diet

Written by Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.

Center for the Study of Autism, Salem, Oregon

http://www.autism.com/families/diet/leakygut.htm

Autism Research Institute - 'Leaky Gut' and the Gluten- / Casein-Free Diet

http://www.autismndi.com/faq/default.asp?c...w=Dietary%20FAQ

ANDI - Autism Network for Dietary Intervention

http://www.autisminfo.com/diet.htm

Autisminfo.com

http://www.autismweb.com/diet.htm

Autism Web - The Truth About the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet for Autism and PDD

http://www.tacanow.com/Gluten-free Casein-free-diet/gfcfdietintro.htm

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) - Gluten Free / Casein Free (gluten-free CF) Dietery Intervention

http://jccglutenfree.googlepages.com/autism

Collection of articles on Autism and Gluten

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