Oh hooray! One of my favorite topics!
Ok, so I'm sure that a lot of my readers have probably heard of a gluten free diet, correct? Well, if you haven't, it basically involves avoiding the wheat in foods. Someone who is allergic to the wheat in foods has celiac disease. Their bodies just cannot digest it, and they go through a lot of pain if they do.
"Well," I can hear you ask, "what does this have to do with Asperger's?" Well, some doctors think that a gluten free diet will help someone with Asperger's. There have even been some studies that suggest it improves the symptoms for people with Asperger's.
My best friend has celiac disease, so in her honor, I tried this gluten free diet. Let me tell you I failed miserably. I only lasted four days. Plus, it really didn't do much to help me with my Asperger's struggles. There are others who swear by it, but for me, it didn't really work.
If you want to try the gluten free diet, go ahead. If it helps...good for you.
Originally posted at firstname.lastname@example.org on February 27, 2011.