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Gluten Intolerance & Autism – Is There a Connection?

The popularity of the gluten free diet has grown dramatically.  More and more parents are turning toward a gluten free diet to help alleviate symptoms of autism and other learning disorders in their children.  To a large degree, many in the medical community have ridiculed this, stating that diet and the autistic spectrum have nothing […]

Fox News in Philadelphia discusses gluten free, schizophrenia, celiac, and autism

I was jaw dropped when I heard Dr. Mike talk about schizophrenia and autism in relationship to  gluten sensitivity!  Not because it isn’t true, but because so many are skeptical about the connection. A couple of months ago, I was attacked by several celiac visitors because of their violent opposition on the topic.  One guy created a […]

Gluten Causes Nerve Damage

Another study links nerve damage to gluten sensitivity.  Gluten has been identified as a potential neurotoxin, and many with gluten sensitivity do not manifest symptoms of classic celiac disease, but instead develop nerve damage.   In this study, the average age for nerve damage to develop was 55.  A correlation was found between patients with […]

Celiac Disease Presenting as Autism

Gluten-restricted diets have become increasingly popular among parents seeking treatment for children diagnosed with autism. Some of the reported response to celiac diets in children with autism may be related to amelioration of nutritional deficiency resulting from undiagnosed gluten sensitivity and consequent malabsorption. A case is presented of a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with severe autism […]

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