The yeast-free diet is a type of exclusion diet which requires you to avoid all sources of yeast.
Some people believe that that a form of yeast called candida albicans may cause autism.
They also think it may worsen some behaviour and health problems in people with autism.
They think that a yeast-free diet, alongside treatments to remove existing yeast concentrations in the body, can help resolve some of these problems.
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