Allergy-induced autism has been recognized by scientists and doctors only for a relatively short period of time since the “discovery” of autism. Since he was recognized, his presence has become increasingly common; in line with the increase in autism cases.
Those with the highest risk of allergy-induced autism are children with regressive autism, i.e. those children who develop normally and begin to regress at the age of about two years, and children with behavioral and neurological problems in combination with digestive problems extremes (such as intractable constipation).
Such children are generally unable to metabolize (digest) important common food proteins; in particular casein and gluten. Casein is one of the main milk proteins and is also commonly used in food production. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and several cereals and is often added in food production.
In some children with autism, gluten and casein are not digested in the normal way. Instead, they are only partially metabolized and become a fairly morphine-like substance, which can pass through the wall of the digestive tract and enter the bloodstream.
These children also often have a “mutant” form of protein in the urine after ingesting casein or gluten. This protein is believed to be the by-product of creating the morphine-like substance; the result is “spatial” behavior in children and a virtual dependence on foods that contain casein and gluten.
Due to this malfunction of the digestive system, these children are also unable to eliminate many of the chemicals within their environment and food. These can include pesticides, pollution, detergent additives, artificial colors and flavors, chemical food additives and other substances that can become toxic if accumulated in unusually high quantities.
Autism symptoms typically occur within the first three years of a child. While some autistic children may have intolerance to chemicals in food, other substances can have an impact on other children. The most common “culprits” are believed to be corn, sugar, wheat and citrus fruits. Symptoms may be completely unnoticeable, however, it is common for children with the disorder to experience low blood sugar levels, excessive sweating (especially at night), swelling, diarrhea, inability to regulate body temperature, rhinitis, redness of the face and / or ears and circles under the eyes.
Reducing or eliminating problematic substances from a child’s diet will not cure their autism, but can help with some of the symptoms of allergy-induced autism. And this approach has proven effective in many children and adults. The reported improvements were significant in some cases, but for many children, who appeared to be severely autistic, limiting their diet reduced their symptoms only if they did not deviate from the strict dietary limitations.