Autism: 3 Tips for Eating Gluten & Dairy Free
January 8, 2016•9 min
Why is avoiding gluten and dairy helpful for children with autism?Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neuro-developmental disorder that is characterized by repetitive behavior, difficulty in social situations, trouble communicating verbally and non-verbally, and compromised motor coordination.Even though there is no cure, autism symptoms can be eased through diet; specifically a diet staying away from gluten and dairy.What are three tips for eating gluten- and dairy-free? Stay in the produce and meat section, especially in the beginning. Fruits, veggies and meats are typically all gluten-free and dairy-free. Prepare ahead, whether it's for family functions, school events, or eating out. Have the whole family follow the plan so it doesn't exclude the child from the family. There are many good recipes and selections these days. Kristin Selby Gonzalez, President of the Autism Hope Alliance, shares the three tips for eating foods free of gluten and dairy.