Gluten and Casein Free Diets for Autistic Kids
by Echo Armman
have trouble digesting proteins like gluten and casein which are widely found in oat
and milk products. The gluten and casein can leak into the gut and attach to the
opiate receptors of the autistic's brain, affecting brain functions. So, in the 1999 DAN
(Defeat Autism Now) conference, there were many companies that have provided
gluten-free and casein-free diet for parents.

Some now may ask what are gluten and casein exactly. Well, gluten is a protein
fraction found in all wheat, rye, barley, and most oat products, but not in rice and
potatoes. After having gluten-free diet for 6-12 months, most of the autistic children
get a obvious improvement; Casein is a protein fraction found in all dairy products,
such as milk, butter, cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, etc. Researchers had found
that casein free diet is doing very well for autistic kids between 2-4 yr old.


About The Author

Echo Armman

The gluten-free, casein-free diet is challenging, but it can make a big difference for
children with autism. It is important not to withdraw gluten/casein food products at
once from a child's diet, as there can be withdrawal symptoms.
/ and  .
It's the parents of children with
autism but not the doctors and
researchers who found out the
dietary treatment for autism firstly.
These parents discovered that, after
eating specific food, the autism of
their kids got worse. So, they began
to watch out which food is bad for
autism. Since the effecting food for
every child is different, but there's
something in common. These
common food include wheat, rye,
barley, and most oat products, milk
products, eggs and chocolate,etc.

In fact, children with autism may
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