Gluten Free Diets and Autism
Quoted From their web page
"Gluten and casein. Gluten is a protein and is contained in foods, such as wheat, barley, rye and oats. Casein is also a protein and is found in dairy products such as milk, ice cream, cheese and yogurt. In the intestinal tract, gluten and casein breakdown into peptides; and these peptides then breakdown into amino acids.
At the present time, we do not know why the gluten-/ casein-free diet helps many autistic individuals. One popular theory is that when gluten and casein are broken down into peptides, they may pass through imperfections in the intestinal tract. These peptides are termed gliadinomorphin (breakdown of the gluten protein) and casomorphin (breakdown of the casein protein). Both peptides act like morphine in the body. They can also pass through the blood-brain barrier and have a negative impact on brain development"
OLD WORKING AUTISM SPEAKS
I was 30 something sicker than a horse, going to the doctor an unusual event for me. I had stomach and digestion issues and as usual in the doctors exams I was punched and probed and told "tell me if it hurts,," etc., and I never felt much. The doctor was proplexed and soon was planning on all kinds of tests as something presented as surely "wrong! Well, just by happenstance I discovered I became Lactose Intolerant, I started taking Dairy ease pills and All was WELL. My Doctor was flabbergasted and didn't believe me that all the trouble was simple Lactose intolerance. Well, Lactose intolerance or many other things become very complex issues in autism as our pain tolerance MASKS many natural symptoms everyone else feels, When I get an asthma attack for example it is serious, we don't get warning signs like you would leading up to it.
Long ago and far Away BEFORE Dr Rimland who's organization I'm quoting here "forgot or never knew Of Autism's Pain Tolerance, Autism was much better off. JUST THINK of the implication of things if we only feel the very worst of pain. If the Experience of old working autism folks, mostly pre Rain Man was factored back in autism and our X rays were seen Autism would again learn what it forgot - We have a pain tolerance! We feel 1 and 9\10 on the pain scale and NOTHING IN THE MIDDLE. REALLY. Doesn't that change things?
Before Rain Man took over autism there were several people developing a test or two for our pain tolerance those old Researchers were banished from Autism and are now passed on, but the autism Pain tolerance lives on confusing all the "experts."
BY the Way If Rimland KNEW of our Autism thought process based in picture thoughts he could have not made much of the statement "they can also pass through the blood-brain barrier and have a negative impact on brain development" God he didn't even realize the very basic thoughts of autism. I can't help but to doubt the sincerity of Dr Rimland and his actions over his life are very one sided IF he were a quality researcher he would have never kept old working autism hidden like he did. It is a safe bet his autism could not stand the scrutiny of a working living anthropology and the peer review autism empire he developed was sure to support only his autism.
Rich Shull on the blogs Atomic Autism and Pre Rain Man Autism.