How going Gluten Free can help treat Autism

Gluten Free For those that don’t know much about Autism, there seems to be a common trait amongst children suffering with the disease: Candida.  Essentially, when a child is treated for Candida, there’s much improvement in the ability to combat Autism.

Treating Candida is two-fold:  the first is medicinal, and it attacks the Candida head on, essentially ripping out the yeast from the digestive tract naturally.  The second is through dietary means, which is usually a GFCF diet – or Gluten free Casein free diet.

What is Gluten?  What is Casein?  Here’s a very short answer: 

Bottom line is that Gluten is what is found in wheat, and Casein is what’s in milk.
So in order to have a GFCF diet, one cannot eat products containing wheat, or milk.

Now, Short stack is ok with Gluten, so breads are ok….but in order to fight the type of Candida he has…we have to eliminate Casein products.

Now, whew…catching my breath here….

Yesterday I went to the grocery store that normally carries these items that he can eat.
Lo and behold, the store is undergoing a remodel – and ALL their stuff has been shifted around.

I looked for over 10 minutes for some items, and eventually had 3 other employees helping me look for specific items.

30 minutes later?

Nothin’.

FAIL!

These are some of the challenges one faces as a parent of an Autistic Child.

What challenges do you have, and how do you overcome them?

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Husband to an Amazing Wife, and Father of a Child with Autism. Founding Lead Editor of this site called Autisable. Click here to join Autisable!

0 thoughts on “How going Gluten Free can help treat Autism

  • May 21, 2009 at 11:12 am
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    From what I’ve heard, cutting gluten is much more effective when done early, but it does seem to help (I’m an educational professional who expects to have children with ASD in my classroom someday – this blog is a great resource for me).

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  • May 18, 2009 at 7:11 pm
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    Candida isn’t the only reason to go GFCF.  In some people, gluten- and casein-containing foods can affect the brain by bombarding it with opiate-like substances.  When you remove the gluten and casein, this won’t happen anymore (although the withdrawal period can be nasty).

    I’m glad to see that some of this stuff is starting to show up here.

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