Gluten Free/casein Free Mentioned On Oprah Today in Publications & Publicity Posted September 19, 2007 · Report to Admin I was actually super disapointed in that part. I hated that she said that they had to remove gluten and then only mentioned removing wheat........bummer for the mis-information!!! Hopefully she knows that gluten is in more than JUST wheat.... -Jessica Jessica - you're missing the point - I know you're smarter than that. You're very insightful for such a young person. Consider this: my first doctor (the one that was smart enough to run the Celiac panel on me) told me I'd have to stop eating bread if I had Celiac. He never mentioned gluten or wheat - EVER. The point is if people hear about the wheat free/dairy free diet for Autism, they'll Google it as well and figure out that gluten is in everything and is much more than just wheat. This exposure will help countless families with Autistic families and will give us a hand up as well - everyone on the gluten free diet will benefit because the more demand, the more power we have. On the show Jenny said 'in laymens terms it means wheat free/dairy free' when Oprah asked about the diet. She said that because her purpose was not to explain the gluten-free/cf diet. She just wanted other Mothers to know how much it helped her son and that she could NOT believe none of her doctors told her about it. To that I say - why would they tell her about a diet that no industry benefits from financially? Except the gluten-free food companies I mean. No - doctors aren't going to tell people about any diet that can benefit them but they'll be the first to cram meds down our throats. Though I don't have kids I felt so sad for all the Celiac Mothers out there who were made to feel dumb by doctor after doctor - just like Jenny and Holly were. They were talking about exactly what so many of you went through with your own kids. We owe a debt of gratitude to these two ladies. Do you know how many shows have been doing huge Autism stories lately? A LOT of them have aired in the last year and this is the first time anyone has mentioned the gluten-free/cf diet as a possible cure - though people with Celiac know all about the connection. It's a shame for all those stuggling families and if I had to pick a disease for anyone's kids to have it would be Celiac over Autism any day. Let's be happy about all the good the show did for the families with Autistic kids instead of being aggravted that the diet wasn't explained in full detail. We need to look at the big picture here.