Saturday, February 18, 2012

Advantages of a Gluten Free Diet

A friend recently gave me the idea to write about the advantages a gluten-free diet may have in the behavior of an individual on the autism spectrum.  A gluten free diet is defined by the exclusion of the protein gluten, which is a protein found in foods containing wheat and rye.  Following such a diet can be difficult and expensive, however, studies have proven that the implementation of a gluten free diet can have reduce autistic characteristics.

A gluten free diet, while difficult to maintain, has many mental and physical advantages.  Eating gluten free food goes great lengths towards losing weight and achieving digestive health.  This kind of diet is the only treatment for those suffering from Celiac disease.  It has been shown to reduce varied other conditions ranging from arthritus to seizures.  To view my research source, click the following link for a comprehensive link to listed benefits: http://www.glutenfree-diet.org/benefits.htm

As with every other aspect of the autism spectrum, no two individuals on the spectrum respond to a gluten free diet in the same manner.  Varied results have been reported, ranging from mild improvement to a dramatic reduction of autistic behaviors.  Other benefits have been observed by combining a gluten free diet with other diets.  For more information, click on the following link to view my research source: http://www.autismweb.com/diet.htm.

To make this clear, I am a writer, not a professional.  To find out if a gluten free diet might be appropriate for your child, it would be best to consult your child's doctor.

1 comment:

  1. Maintaining an ideal weight is important for staying healthy and looking young.you can lose weight by triglycerides diets.Many people suffering from obesity face the risk of heart disease and diabetes

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