Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diets for Autism Put to the Test

Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diets for Autism Put to the Test
The results of the first randomized controlled study of a dietary intervention for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).

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This is the 3rd in a 6-video series on the role of gluten and dairy-free diets in the treatment of autism. Here are the first two:
• Autism and Casein from Cow’s Milk (
• Does A2 Milk Carry Less Autism Risk? (

Stay tuned for:
• Are Autism Diet Benefits Just a Placebo Effect? (
• Double Blind Clinical Trial of Diet for Autism (
• Pros and Cons of Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diets for Autism (

Casomorphins may also play a role in crib death (SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome):
• Cow’s Milk-Induced Infant Apnea (
• Cow’s Milk Casomorphin & Crib Death (
• Cow’s Milk Casomorphin & Autism (

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Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diets for Autism Put to the Test

8 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diets for Autism Put to the Test”

  1. I'm pretty fucking autistic and I eat straight gluten on a regular and, almost daily, basis.

    Am I a part of the tiny percentage of autists that don't have a gluten intolerance? Or is it just convenient that gluten is a more potent and bioavailable protein than any dead animal shit?

    Mind you, small amounts: we don't run on protein.

  2. why always autistic children.. what about adults?
    also in a gluten-free casein free diet can you eat anything that has "may contain traces of gluten/dairy" (which is almost everything) can you eat oats (they don't have gluten naturally, but for some reason they should be considered contaminated by default unless specifically sold as gluten-free)

  3. slowly dr greger is digging out the anti starch solution
    wheat and rice out of the windows already
    i wonder if he manages to get over the fact that the only reason why oats help with heartvalue is that they r high in soluble fiber which helps in excretion of diatary cholesterol – which any other non starchy food that contains soluble fiber does just as well

  4. Didn't he says a study from 2002? So why further researches were not don't in that direction since it was so promising?

  5. Soy free, Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet, dried fruit free takes away tourettes syndrome and tics also. Believed to be caused by childhood vaccine shots but for some reason this takes them away. Organic wheat is good to take away hives created by the roundup chemical they spray on it but does nothing for tics, need to be off it completely. May take a few weeks to get completely out of the system.

  6. Ok, I'm done with this american autism-cure stuff. I'm so sorry, Doc, I really love your work and think you are highly sympathetic, but as an autist, I really feel annoyed seeing this pop up in my notifications all the time. I made a statement on your first autism-related video and why this is actually damaging to autistic people in general. So I'm unsubscribing to one of my favourite channels now. I will check your other videos from time to time, but I will not support this any longer. Because this disease you have over there in the states, I don't know what kind of illness this is, but it clearly is NOT autism. All the best for your upcoming work and thank you for everything.

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