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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Special Diet May Help Autistic Children

Good news for parents of autistic children. A simple diet may actually help your child.

The diet restricts gluten, a protein found in wheat, and casein, a protein in milk and milk by-products. The theory is, that because of an intestinal defect, autistic kids can't completely digest the proteins. And what ends up in the blood stream are substances that interfere with brain activity.

This diet is controversial so far but has many parents backing it up with claims of improvements from their children.

One major question: does the diet help because it reduces intestinal symptoms or because brain functioning really improves? For families of autistic children, it's more than just food for thought.

If you do decide to try this diet, make sure to ask your doctor about it and also make sure to get the exact guidelines so you can get the benefits without the dangers.


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