There is no “one size fits all” approach and solution to autism and diet-related issues, but we found a news report in Examiner to be especially interesting.
According to the story, a five year old Canadian boy diagnosed with severe autism was cured when the true cause of his mental disorder was discovered to be celiac disease. It turns out that he was never really autistic in the first place. He had celiac disease, an immune response to wheat, barley, rye and oats that damages the intestines leading to malabsorption of nutrients. The boy was ultimately treated with a gluten-free diet and nutritional supplements. (more…)