Autism and the Food Connection

Researchers have found that most autistic children, especially those with late onset autism (emergence of autism symptoms only after or around three years of age or later) respond well when gluten and casein are strictly eliminated from their diet.  Gluten is a protein found in everyday food that contains wheat, oats, rye, and barley.  Where else another protein compound called casein is commonly found in dairy milk and products such as yoghurt, cheese, ice cream and others.

 

Furthermore, many autistic children have been known to develop intestinal problems at the same time they are losing acquired skills such as language.  This suggests that gut health can play a major role in the development of sensory skills.  Here is an interesting news: The brain and gut are derived from the same tissue in the fetus.  The gut has a vast network of nerves and neurotransmitter in its tissue lining that is directly linked to the brain.  In a study done on 12 late onset autistic children…

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