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One of our customers, Carol Gray, relates her experience of changing the diet of her son who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome to avoid gluten.
Carol relates her tale:
We have seen that diet can make a very big difference. Cutting out gluten (strictly) with our son (diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome) stopped the horrible extremes of his then behaviour – the tempers, anger, tantrums, accidents, suicidal and depressed actions, etc. They were gone within ONE WEEK. The house became calm and peaceful. He played happily with his sister. This continues to this day. He still has his smaller Asperger’s difficulties – but none of the above which made life awful for all of us.
Our family have discovered, quite by accident, that certain foods can have a enormous, and extremely detrimental effect on your health and well-being, if your body is not able to deal with those foods.
We are a normal family – except that one of the family, John, has an inflammatory medical condition and our daughter, Amy, has a different medical condition. However, it is really concerning our son, Tom, now diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (on the autistic spectrum), that I am writing this for.
In early 2006, Tom started to show very alarming and distressing behaviour at home. He was 7 years old. His unrest and distress got very bad, he would move his hands and feet constantlyand also frequent incidents of aggression with his sister were the start of it. Then came hot tempers, anger and aggression that would rise from nothing (at least nothing to the rest of us). He also wrote suicidal and similar notes. I started to fear for our daughter and the negative effect all this was having on her. And for Tom who had always before now been an extremely good boy, always very well behaved outside his tempers which were getting worse now.
We were desperate. We had to try to get some help to sort out what was wrong – I really do not know where we would be now if things had remained as they were then. In early 2007 Tom was diagnosed as having Asperger’s Syndrome, which is on the autistic spectrum.
The previous year another member of the family, John, had started a starch free diet. By avoiding starch John found that an inflammatory condition he had was relieved and he was pain free. So I was home-cooking starch-free food for John, and cooking normal food for the rest of us. It was a lot of work for me!
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