Double Blind Clinical Trial of Diet for Autism



What happens when children with autism on gluten and casein-free diets are covertyly challenged with wheat and dairy?

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This is the 5th in a 6-video series on the role of gluten and dairy-free diets in the treatment of autism. Check out the first four:
• Autism and Casein from Cow’s Milk (
• Does A2 Milk Carry Less Autism Risk? (
• Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diets for Autism Put to the Test (
• Are Autism Diet Benefits Just a Placebo Effect? (

Stay tuned for the finale:
• Pros and Cons of Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diets for Autism (

Why not just skip to the chase and do a single video on the topic instead of this whole series? It’s such a controversial and contentious issue I wanted to do a deep dive to offer a comprehensive overview. I realize I end up covering fewer topics. Whenever you find yourself uninterested on some current subject, please feel free to dip into the videos on the 2,000+ other topics ( I’ve already covered on NutritionFacts.org.

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