Dietary Intervention


The Gluten Free/Casein Free Diet is the removal of all wheat protein (gluten), and milk protein (casein) from the diet.

Many parents and physicians have found that implementing the GF/CF diet relieves many of the symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorders.

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The Specific Carbohydrate Diet is a scientific diet based on chemistry, biology and clinical studies. It is detailed in the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, written by Elaine Gottschall. The Specific Carbohydrate Diet was designed for patients with intestinal diseases. Many individuals with autism suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases including Colitis and Crohn’s Disease.

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Remember, each individual with autism is unique.  There are many other types of dietary intervention that may be helpful in addition to the two noted above.  Speak to your doctor or nutritionist to determine what’s best for your child.

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