This statistic is really alarming considering that just a few years ago it was believed that it occurred in 1 and 150 children. This discovery is extremely important but I know my usual readers may wonder what this has to do with my passion, Celiac Disease and gluten intolerances. Well, Dr. Alessio Fasano, (whom I have had the pleasure of meeting) is the world's leading expert on Autism and Celiac Disease and through his research he has shown that 30% of Autistic children benefit from a gluten-free, casein-free diet.
I will be wearing my autism awareness bracelet for the month to support all those who have autism and require a diet free of gluten and casein. If you know someone who has autism, maybe you could offer to make a dish for the family that fits their diet. Little gestures could mean the world to someone!
For more information on autism and nutrition check out this article by nutrition consultant, Julie Matthews - click here.