Diet for Children With Autism

Although not something strange, not everyone understands how to treat children with autism, including in terms regulate his diet. In fact, food is the main source of nutrients that are useful for the growth process.

Autism is a form of neurological disorder, which causes sufferers have limitations in interacting with the outside world. Until now, it is the cause of autism is still a mystery.

Disorders in the brain can certainly affect the digestive tract health. In people with autism, gluten peptides and proteins can not be digested properly. Although no cure, casein and gluten free diet does not worsen the symptoms of autism.

For people with autism, peptide protein (casein) and gluten can not be digested properly. As a result, the protein is not perfect escape from the intestine and into the bloodstream, some experts refer to as leaky gut (leaky gut). Fragments are then absorbed by the brain as an intake for growth

Leaky gut itself is also known to increase intestinal permeability (Increased intestinal permeability). According to this theory, children with autism have some sort of hole or injury to the intestines. It is caused by toxins, sensitivity to antibiotics, or growth of fungal infections due to Candida albican. As a result, the child lost his balance in the digestive tract micro biotic. Thus, the child is unable to produce an enzyme that can break down gluten and casein perfectly.

Fraction of gluten known as Gliadorphin-7 and several proteins with similar structure. While of peptides called Bovine ß-casomorphin-7 and some polypeptida with a similar structure. Both contain a similar protein called opioid morphine. The protein is then absorbed and manifested in the symptoms of autism.

Children who consumed casein and gluten autism typically show symptoms more pronounced than avoid it. This is confirmed research conducted by Dr. Paul Shattock in 2008 in England. The results of the study said, children who do not bear autism contains peptides lower than children with autism.

Children with autism wherever possible to avoid dishes with gluten or peptide content in it. It is very challenging, because children should avoid all dairy products such as ice cream, yogurt, butter, and cheese. In fact, food is a major component of a child's favorite snack.

As for gluten, children should avoid pasta, noodles, cookies, or cake. The protein gluten found in wheat similar plants such as rye, barley and oats. Gluten is also used in non-food products such as toothpaste, lip balm, and lotion.

Although not easily parents can start from the non-casein diet and slowly reduce gluten. Instead, many children consume eggs, meat, vegetables, fruits, and nuts to satisfy their nutritional needs.