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Jenny Mccarthy Segment On 20/20

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I just happened to catch it on ABC this evening as I was eating my gluten free pizza dinner. What a wonderful segment and what a beautiful woman. The passion and determination she's brought to her sons battle with Autism is so wonderful to see. Among other thing she has her son on a gluten and casein free diet which she mentions in the segment. It would have been great to hear more detail on gluten intolerance and the Autism connection, but Jenny's determination was really center stage in the segment. And who knows, maybe that's what people need to see and hear, the passion and the determination rather than the cold clinical details.

http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=3571306&page=1

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I too was very touched by this!! Not only does it give hope to the parents of children with Autism but also puts even more awareness on the effects of gluten!!! I am curious to see if her new book has detailed information on the diet. I admire her passion & dedication!!

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What an inspiring article! I only remember Jenny McCarthy in a negative light as being a beautiful, ditzy blonde. I now have a whole new respect for her, both as a person and as a mother. I wish I could have seen the TV segment.

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I just saw her on the View and she was great! She did skim on the gluten-free diet but of course cenered on autism which is her cause and she is doing a wonderful job with hit!. I am thrilled just to have the gluten-free diet out there because hopefully some one will go look up info about it and see how it helps autism then maybe read a bit about Celiac and maybe just maybe one more person can figure out why they don't feel well!

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DITTO........OUTSTANDING.

LOVED THE 'BUCKET' ANALOGY

JUDY

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I saw it as well, and it was terrific. The Gluten-free Casein-free diet for autism has been around for a number of years but mainstream doctors tend to dismiss it as a parent's attempts to deal with autism, and the improvment they see is more likely due to interventions and/or that the child may not be autistic. I say ........they need to start listening and realizing that gluten and casein are not digested properly, that a higher than average number of autistic children are also celiac or if not celiac - they are gluten intolerant / casein intolerant.

Taking the crap out of their bodies would lead to an improvement so they feel better / can learn better.

Here are few links. Google: Gluten-free Casein-free diet for autism and lots of sites /links to books come up

http://www.gfcfdiet.com/

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

Sandy

daughter has Aspergers / celiac - HUGE improvement on gluten-free diet. Have not removed casein, but she does have lactose intolerance - use lactose free milk. Doing awesome - on the honour roll, has 2 friends.

Not bad for a child that was originally classified as : upper range of mentally deficient

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