1) What is autism month?
The month of April is considered as the Autism month by the United States. This particular day is chosen to educate more people about this fastest growing developmental disability prevailing in the U.S. The figures states autism to be affecting one in 98 children in Georgia and one in 110 children when the statistics are taken nationally. It is obvious that you know someone affected by this condition or you are surely one among them. Spreading and educating about autism in this month will certainly be the best way of bringing up awareness about autism among the people. For this, first you will have to learn and understand more of this condition and go out and communicate with the affected people even if they are nonverbal. This will indeed bring a drastic difference in them. You can also hug, touch and help them enjoy their world which will undoubtedly be the best thing you do for this autism month.
2) What is gluten?
Gluten is referred to as the protein composite mainly present in those foods that are processed from wheat and other associated grain species that includes rye and barley. The elasticity of your dough is due to the presence of this compound that also helps in giving the specific shape and thus aiding in the rise finally give it a chewy texture. Gluten is composed of gluten and gliadin seen in the endosperms of different grass-related grains along with starch. Gluten is considered as the richest protein source that is present in those foods having the sources and added as an additive in the others that has lower protein content. Certain pet foods also have gluten added to their protein content to enhance the richness and nutritional value.
3) What is gluten free diet?
The newest dietary problem maker is gluten considered to be causing severe health issues in some people. Gluten free diets are pretty popular these days and you can get anything from beer to brownies. You can now find the majority of them choosing these special diets to remain fit and healthy always even if they aren’t having problems with this component. There are both advantages as well as disadvantages when it comes to gluten free diets. With the variety of products lined up for gluten allergic people, it has been a feast for them as they can consume anything they want without the fear and thus reducing the intake of processed foods. You can find anything from beer to breads, pastas to even brownies of your choice. The downside is that these products are pretty expensive and it doesn’t suite the pockets of many. There are many of them who choose this diet even if they are not allergic to gluten and sole dependence leads to lowering of vitamin levels that results in other problems.
4) Is a gluten free diet good for autism?
A Gluten free diet or a casein free diet is also known as GFCF diet and is considered as one of the best alternative treatment methods for children suffering from autism. There are plenty of reports from parents who tried the same with their autism affected child even when they found them to be non-allergic to gluten and found difference in behaviour as well as speech. According to the theory, children suffering from autism, process proteins and peptides in food stuffs containing gluten in a different way when compared to that of the others. This method is considered to worsen the autism symptoms and therefore gluten free diets are highly recommended for them. This will prevent the symptoms from being worsened up thus producing noticeable changes in speech and behaviour. At the same time, it is important to make sure that the child receives enough fibre, minerals and vitamins when gluten free diets are being administered.