The first time I heard about the benefit of a gluten-free diets for children on the autism spectrum (ASD) was back in 2006. And current studies continue to show benefits worth considering. According to Autism Parenting Magazine most children with autism have a limited diet, and making dietary changes challenging. However, there ways to improve success in making these changes. I have limited knowledge about the subject, but I hear from parents all the time about the positive behavioral changes they see then their kids go gluten-free. And it makes sense – as over 90% of our body’s serotonin – a powerful neurotransmitter that play a key role in the brain-gut communication is in the gut.
That explains why many of us have intestinal distress when we are stressed. “Butterflies in the stomach” ? Isn’t that the brain communicating with the gut? Makes sense to me.
For more information Check out this great article from Autism Parenting Magazine.