Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Question: Autism spectrum and food allergies?
We are working on a story about the relationship between autism and food allergies...do you know someone who struggles with food allergies due to Autism or Asperger's?
I already know that some people with Autism spectrum respond well to a gluten-free and casein-free (dairy-free) diet to help manage symptoms. BUT she's also asking if anyone with Autism has developed food allergies after diagnoses?
My guess is no, that Autism does not subsequently generate food allergies, that they're two very different systems in the body. But I wanted to pose the question to you, a bigger audience than me!
Please either comment below, or shoot me an email with your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll share them with her.