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  • Hominem Alas

    Even though Dr Greger has been very specific and thorough on his explanation and previous stance on gluten, wait for the people to comment “I eat gluten free diet” “gluten is bad”

  • GreensAndBeansGaming

    Soy free, Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet, dried fruit free takes away tourettes syndrome and tics also. Believed to be caused by childhood vaccine shots but for some reason this takes them away. Organic wheat is good to take away hives created by the roundup chemical they spray on it but does nothing for tics, need to be off it completely. May take a few weeks to get completely out of the system.

  • sooooooooDark

    slowly dr greger is digging out the anti starch solution
    wheat and rice out of the windows already
    i wonder if he manages to get over the fact that the only reason why oats help with heartvalue is that they r high in soluble fiber which helps in excretion of diatary cholesterol – which any other non starchy food that contains soluble fiber does just as well

  • supersilverhazeroker

    why always autistic children.. what about adults?
    also in a gluten-free casein free diet can you eat anything that has "may contain traces of gluten/dairy" (which is almost everything) can you eat oats (they don't have gluten naturally, but for some reason they should be considered contaminated by default unless specifically sold as gluten-free)

  • Initial commit!

    I'm pretty fucking autistic and I eat straight gluten on a regular and, almost daily, basis.

    Am I a part of the tiny percentage of autists that don't have a gluten intolerance? Or is it just convenient that gluten is a more potent and bioavailable protein than any dead animal shit?

    Mind you, small amounts: we don't run on protein.

  • Sunghee Lee

    My best friend’s son is autistic. I must share this information with her ASAP.
    Thank you so much, Dr. Greger for all your hard work!

  • Redpill Progressive

    Autism is caused by a glutathione deficiency and an excess of toxins that overload the available glutathione. If I had autism I would have my oxidised and reduced glutathione tested.
    https://youtu.be/0OH3nUT1Yqg

  • Mechele Henderson

    Our household can attest to the efficacy of the GF/CF intervention. I wish I could maintain it now that our son is a teen He refuses to remain on the diet, with obvious negative consequences. He is high functioning, still, but could be so much better if he could eat correctly for his body and mind.

  • keeperofthegrove

    Back when I was growing up in the eighties if you had autism you just got picked on more, pumped full of milk, and shot up with tons of vaccines, you never got a diagnosis let alone any help.

  • Tristan Devereaux

    This is so exciting and could help so many children!! I couldn't even when you said the thing about giving children drugs instead of simply removing the problem from their diet though. That kind of thinking really scares me.

  • Mrs. Perez

    Thank you Dr Gregor!!! Next month we will diving into the dairy free gluten free world hoping this will help my autistic son.

  • Z D

    As an autistic recently become vegan adult, I find this pretty interesting. I've always wondered if I could help my symptoms at all some way.

  • Idylchatter

    Oddly enough Israel is presently running a clinical trial with cannabidiol and autistic children. The outcome should be very positive from what I have seen on YT. If you listen to Dr. Blair, Dr. John HIcks of Autismone.org, and Regina Nelson you will get a pretty good idea for the reason for the clinical trial. They are also using it in an asthma trial as we speak.

  • icecreamlady driver

    Autism didn't become prevalent until vaccines became the norm. Sorry but I think it is all related to the vaccines. Maybe that is what is causing the problem with the dairy and gluten. Think about what people lived on for all the years before the past 100 to 200 years. Wheat and dairy. So why aren't they looking in to why all of a sudden we have these problems with wheat and dairy. No, I don't leave out the chemicals that are being used in our food these days.

  • Sunghee Lee

    Dr. Greger, I know you and your team are busy educating people to be healthier but would you ever find some time to look into “syringoma” please..? My family’s been dealing with it for a very long time and no one hasn’t been able to help us:-(

  • tama yeager gibson

    Anyone interested in the info in this video, should also check out the following video. These REAL doctors will get to the bottom of it. And the answer wont be at the pharmacy.

    https://youtu.be/Be5r_gaxS94

  • John Deacon

    This is a sensitive topic that is consistently handled disappointingly poorly by Greger. I have an autistic friend who likes being autistic, considers it part of his identity, and detests the idea of this being changed by medicine or diet or anything else. I suspect a lot of autistic people share this view and it is vital to acknowledge that before discussing autism from a biomedical perspective.

  • ultimate

    We have 4 year old diagnosed with global development delay with autistic traits…spinning everything obsessed with washing machines and screamed every day for years got tons of footage. We removed dairy/gluten and it's true it has an effect we could see the improvments in his behaviour. I watched a documentary called "what the health" and was shocked so looked at the plant based diet and when we introduced it it was unbelievable his level of understanding increased significantly general behaviour improved sleep improved to 11 hours, anxiety dropped and best of all the screaming stopped still their but for different reasons – frustration. The babbling is there but still no speach it's on its way though..hes 4 half from uk…also on probiotics bravo non dairy is our current use.. small incite in to our life..hope it helps someone looking for answers.

  • Lorraine Ranslam

    Could this be caused by celiac disease? because of the damaged villi? new Gastroenterology conference research published shows autistics are represented 4x greater than non autistics, in having celiac disease.

  • Tara McCarthy

    Please link to the scientific sources you reference.

    It's great having them in the videos but we'd also like to be able to look at them for ourselves.

  • zoli11

    He just made a video about the placebo effect and then he lets this study slide?

    Of course people knew which diet they were on. It should be done like described in his other paper: Everyone is on a GFCF diet, and they reintroduce G and C with pills in the control group. That way it can be made double-blind and maybe even crossover

  • Marinus Vesseur

    Only moderately promising though, unfortunately. No reason to run to your friend who has an autistic child and pester them with yet another "simple" solution to their autism. I pity parents of autistic children for the constant barrage of advice from well-meaning friends they must be getting. Annoying! The gluten/casein-free diet idea for autistic children has been around for many years and has been studied. Maybe not sufficiently, but also no reason to declare this THE solution in the same way that not giving certain vaccines appears to be THE solution. Keep in mind: we love simple solutions and we love being the one in the know about things. "Curb your enthusiasm" is good advice in this respect.

  • Nathaniel Porter

    I know this isn't related to Autism, but I'm curious about a potential tangent study from Gluten/Casein casomorphins. Just curious if these exogenous morphines can affect our digestive system. This study reminded me of a previous video linking fat/oil to heartburn due to a relaxing of the esophageal muscles. Could these exo-morphins have a similar effect on muscles? Personally, my siblings and I have noticed when we consume wheat (especially whole grain) or dairy, it usually causes heartburn/reflux or digestive upset. I'd love to know if there are any studies along this line.
    Thanks

  • Dia Mitani

    Weird thing though I have been eaten gluten-free for 3~ years now and I changed into a different person – depression became worse, because I was no longer exposed to opioids. I had a Taiwanese pineapple cake several days, bread, once a year and I was super-happy, super-horny, and laughing, but afterwards I felt bloated and sick, and it felt like something was stuck in my stomach.
    Milk also has opioids – vegetarian cheese makes me super happy. I thought it was tyrosine, but that is invalid.
    Fish, soy milk, cacao, oats also makes me happy but it is gentle.
    Now I kind of know why humans stopped eating fruit and went for grains – they were drugged.
    Then we lost enzymes to digest fructose (fruit) and now we have a problem –
    grains are problematic, fruit is problematic, red meat causes cancer, starch causes brain fog and insulin spikes when eaten whole day, only thing left to eat is vegetables, spices, and white meat…

  • Sushant Kochar

    Maybe the problem is neither Gluten nor Casein, just the leaky gut &/or leaky brain barrier, which lets the casomorphins reach the brain? Maybe we should fix the leakiness? And maybe we are focusing on the wrong ones as culprit? What say Dr. Greger?

  • Big Skid Media

    Good stuff. With a ASD child in the house pretty much means that the whole house needs to go gluten-casein free.

  • Ideoform Sun

    This works! Ten years ago we put our autistic son on a strict gluten-free/casein-free diet. He improved within a few months. Over a year, he lost almost all of his visible Autistic behaviors, like hand-flapping, tantrums, unusual anxiety, unusual fears, obsessiveness. He's still rather quiet, but he has friends and is doing really well. He's very calm and mellow. He's now the highest-functioning Autistic person among those we know. This wasn't the only thing we did to help him, but it's what has had the most dramatic impact.

    It really helped when his teachers came on board with helping him to do this at school.

  • Ballaurena13

    My interest in casomorphin started when I recognized a correlation between milk consumption and drowsiness that no one could explain. I further wondered why the subsequent naps I took would feel so pleasant, when nighttime sleep didn't feel this way. The difference was night and day (no pun intended), but no one could explain the correlation since it didn't matter if it was warm or cold, full fat or skim, standard or organic, and it didn't matter much if I was otherwise sleep deprived.

    Probably 15 years after noting the correlation, I finally encountered a discussion of casomorphin and realized it fit. It also makes me wonder how much this accounted for the fact that I felt like a zombie all the time at school, growing up, even though I never had symptoms that others would identify as problematic since it probably made me a quieter, more compliant child (I sort of felt imprisoned in a role like on a TV show, and for unidentified reasons I didn't dare alter from my goodie-two-shoes persona). I personally believe there were spiritual things going on too, though, so it's hard to sort out.

    Since learning about it, I've read that the sensitivity may be genetic (some of my family members are practically milkaholics who also have sleeping issues), that it may be correlated with SIDS, and that the breed of cow the milk comes from makes a difference. I also wonder about the fact that when I had to buy Costco's milk which is ultra-pasteurized to the point of tasting slightly burnt, I didn't get the normal sleepiness. What I can't figure out is why I sometimes crave milk and sometimes don't, or where to buy milk from only a specific breed of cow since commercial milk is mixed for nutritional reasons.

  • Araceli Rosales

    We will try this..this is hope! Thank you…may you receive many blessimg for showing us the comparison.

  • Araceli Rosales

    I wonder if it start all the way from the womb!! If pregnant and we eat gluten and casein foods…without even thinkin…

  • Warren Ugbinar

    Taking out gluten had little effect, but as soon as we took out casein the first week was a nightmare. My daughter who was almost 3 at that time would scream and bite us when we try to hold her. Her anxiety was extreme and she was very depressed. But after a week, she became calm and was able to sleep really well at night. That's when we started seeing improvement in her eye contact.

  • Craig Famly

    Well explained and showing some interesting research always prefer things that show evidence other than I say this because someone told me which is what a lot of dietary advice is based upon

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