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Advice Pros/cons Of Gluten Free/casein Free Diet..

Advice Pros/cons Of Gluten Free/casein Free Diet..

We just got our diagnosis for my 4 year old. Autism (high end of the spectrum) and ADHD. I denied medicine at this time, because I don't believe it's a necessity at this time. I was wondering how people feel through their personal experiences with a gluten free / casein free diet? Good or bad.. Thanks!

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

In addition to what ChristineL said I have also found the GFCF diet to be very beneficial to my son. I also found a group of doctors in all areas from MD's to neurologist,and psychologist, My husband and I have been attending a series of webinars called The Autism Intensive and it has been amazing. I have met a mom who wrote a book about the life of her autistic son. It's called "I know you're in there" by: Marcia HInds
We need to educate ourselves and the doctors and understand that AUTISM is a Medical problem in the Immune system and is TREATABLE. There is so much to learn and I'm just getting started. Methylation is a big thing, inadequate blood flow to the brain is also something to have checked out. I'm going to be working with Marcia on finding a doctor in our area and go from there. Every child is different but there is hope for a lot of children. I hope this helps and isn't too long. I will add more when I write and update on my story. thank you ChristineL for your input.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

And try it for at least 8-10 weeks. So many people stop after a week or two and think it doesn't work. The biggest changes will appear around 8-10 weeks. But I did see small and gradual changes at week 2 and forward. Journal!! Journal! Plan your meals and snacks. Easier to attack!

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

These are all wonderful comments. This is definitely great advice! 😊 thank you all!

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Another thing is he's owning it. He understands why and he has been amazing with the transition.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We are doing GFCF for a month now. I notice a difference in my 4.5 year old...better focus concentration and eye contact.

posted almost 5 years ago
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