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Can Asperger’s Syndrome Be Helped by a Gluten-Free Diet?

Gluten-free dietThere have been a variety of diets that claim to lessen the symptoms of Autism, particularly the gluten-free/casein-free diet, or GFCF diet. Many parents of children with Asperger’s Syndrome, a different but similar pervasive development disorder, have also reported beneficial results from giving their child a GFCP diet.

Those who endorse the GFCP diet believe that children with Asperger’s syndrome and Autism are extra-sensitive to Gluten, which is found is wheat, and casein, which is found in dairy. The theory is that children with these disorders are unable to properly digest these substances, and that the undigested molecules become peptides that adversely affect the brain.