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Can gluten-free, diary-free diet help with autism symptoms? How accurate are the food allergy tests? What allergy tests do you recommend for autism?

Can gluten-free, diary-free diet help with autism symptoms? How accurate are the food allergy tests? What allergy tests do you recommend for autism?

Sometimes: Controversial subject. The research was done using a parent survey. Some parents report behavior improvement on dairy free/ gluten free diets, many others saw no effect. Continung > 6 months shows more benefit. It can be expensive and time consuming, but it is easier at this age than later. Kids who has GI symptoms such as constipation or diarrhea respondeed better to the dietary restrictions. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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How can a gluten allergy develop?

How can  a gluten allergy develop?

Genetic: It is genetic although most of the people with the genes do not develop gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a gluten allergy?

How do I know if I have a gluten allergy?

Bllood test & scope: There are some pretty good blood tests for it. Also, an endoscopy with biopsies of the small intestine can show how "severe" the lining of the intestines have been affected by the gluten allergy. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a gluten allergy?

What does it mean to have a gluten allergy?

Gluten sensativity: Physicians usually refer to this as gluten sensitivity or intolerance. Its not a true allergy. Many use this term incorrectly. Historically this term has referred to celiac disease which is a condition that results in abdominal pain, bloating, changes in stools, weight loss, fatigue, and weakness when someone with this problem consumes foods with gluten. ...Read more

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What are the causes of celiac disease (gluten allergy)?

Gluten sensitivity: There are hereditary factors involved, but in general, celiac disease is a sensitivity to gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, oats, rye and barley. ...Read more

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What does coelic mean? I heard it is the gluten allergy.

What does coelic mean?  I heard it is the gluten allergy.

Gluten sensitivity: Gluten sensitivity or celiac disease is the term describing a GI condition in which the individual is sensitive to gluten, which is present in wheat products. Fortunately now there are more and more products that do not contain gluten, so having a gluten free diet is not as difficult as it once was. ...Read more

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Candida vs. Gluten allergy? What's the difference?

Candida vs. Gluten allergy? What's the difference?

Unrelated: Candida is a common yeast/fungus found in the GI tract and can be a complication of using inhaled steroids for treating asthma. Also can be a cause of vaginitis after treatment with antibiotics. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other grains that in susceptible people is not digested leading to diarrhea. This is celiac disease and treated by eliminating gluten from the diet. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of dieting gluten free if you don't have gluten allergy?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of dieting gluten free if you don't have gluten allergy?

Only disadvantages: If you don't have gluten allergy, restriction your diet from wheat and gluten is only putting a burden on your lifestyle. Plus, it is expensive to do so. The important rule about diet is a balance diet with everything in moderation. Regular exercise will make you healthy. ...Read more

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Could the wheat germ oil in my cosmetics bring on my gluten allergy?

Probably: Gluten alleragy is called coeliac disease. Which means you haave a sensitivity to wheat. It would only make sense that if you use a makeup with wheat germ oil, it will absorb into your system and allow a physical reaction, which will usually exhibit itself as stomach and digestive tract imflamation and such problems. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more