Special Diets and Autism
Some special diets may be recommended for people with specific health problems and/or nutritional requirements. For example,
- According to the Feingold Association of the United States website, accessed on 27 September 2016, the Feingold diet may be appropriate for a wide range of people including those with health, learning and behaviour problems such as short attention spans, cognitive and perceptual disturbances, emotional concerns, neuro-muscular difficulties etc.
- Gluten-free diets are recommended for people with coeliac disease and gluten hypersensitivity (allergy or intolerance). Milk-free diets are recommended for people with milk hypersensitivity.
- According to Castro et al (2015), “The ketogenic diet may be recommended for people with epilepsy who have not responded to conventional anticonvulsant treatments, such as anticonvulsant medications. It has also been suggested as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, migraine, Parkinson’s disease and depression.”
- According to Zelman (2011), the specific carbohydrate diet may be recommended for people with a variety of gastrointestinal problems including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease, irritable bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
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