How Much is Too Much
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Celiac Disease (CD) is unique in that a specific food component, gluten, has been identified as the trigger. When individuals with CD eat gluten, the villi (tiny hair-like projections in the small intestine that absorb nutrients from food) are damaged. This is due to an autoimmune reaction to gluten. Damaged villi do not effectively absorb basic nutrients – proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and, in some cases, water and bile salts. If CD is left untreated, damage to the small bowel can be chronic and life threatening, causing an increased risk of
If you have a dairy allergy, chances are you’ve heard this question many times: So, you’re lactose intolerant, right?
Those with dairy issues commonly encounter confusion over milk intolerance and
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are among the most common medical conditions associated with autism. These issues range from chronic constipation or diarrhea to irritable and inflammatory bowel conditions. They can affect persons of any age. But in the context of autism, they have been most studied in children.
For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently found hat children with autism are more than 3.5 times more likely to suffer chronic diarrhea or constipation
Allergy to cow’s milk is the most common food allergy in infants and young children. Symptoms of a milk allergy reaction can range from mild, such as hives, to severe, such as anaphylaxis Therefore it is advised that people with milk allergy have quick access to an epinephrine auto-injector (such as an EpiPen®, Auvi-Q® or Adrenaclick®) at all times. To prevent a reaction, strict avoidance of cow’s milk and cow’s milk products is essential. Always read ingredient labels to identify cow’s milk ingredients.
As their parents know well, many individuals with autism have food aversions and sensitivities. Many also have behavioral issues that make mealtime particularly challenging. For good reason, parents and other caregivers worry about providing their children with healthy diets.
A newly published meta-analysis of scientific studies confirms these parental concerns and provides insights into the most common nutritional deficiencies associated with autism. It appears online this week in the Journal of Autism and Developmental