From subjective evidence from parents of autistic children who are put on

From subjective evidence from parents of autistic

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From subjective evidence from parents of autistic children who are put on gluten-free diets (parents claim their children get better on this diet) o SILENT CELIAC DISEASE 1 in 200 people No symptoms but positive biopsy & blood test Controversy if they should be on a gluten-free diet Argument is that they will develop celiac disease if they do not switch diet o LATENT CELIAC DISEASE No symptoms, but positive blood test & negative biopsy Gluten-free diet? Current opinion is no o NON-CELIAC GLUTEN SENSITIVITY 6x the population of celiac patients negative blood test + biopsy Bothered by gluten; gatric problems, headaches, rashes ~1 in 20 people may have this ° ° Lesson 2 (Adverse Food Reactions II) : ° Personal body chemistry con’t… Allergic reactions
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o Symptoms may include: nausea, asthma, hives, blackening under the eyes, runny nose (rhinitis), eczema, flatulence & anaphylaxis (extreme) Anaphylaxis: totally collapse of circulatory system which can quickly lead to death o Foods that are most likely to cause allergic reactions are milk, nuts, eggs, shellfish & fish (but because one is allergic to one doesn’t mean they are allergic to another) o No one is allergic upon first exposure, prolonged exposure necessary for immune system to produce antibodies which then can manifest as allergy symptoms o Allergic reaction incident with man eating canape (fish) o Papain (meat tenderizer) can cause allergic reactions o Peanut allergies can be severe Boy in MTL summer camp died because knife that was use don peanut butter was used to cut cheese, which he ate & did not have his EpiPen with him o EpiPens need to be in immediate reach o Reactions can be triggered by trace amounts o Nocebo effects are very rare, but can also be possible Fear of food causes physical reaction to it Hypoglycemia o Symptoms: sweating, shaking, palpitations, confusion, lightheadedness o Diagnosed by drinking sugar solution & having blood sugar levels monitored. A sudden drop in blood sugar after ½ - 2 hours is indicative of hypoglycemia o Controlled by diet o Hyperactivity due to sugar consumption is not true (actually does the opposite, calming effect) Sugar ingestion causes insulin release, which enhances the absorption of competing amino acids into the muscle tissue, which leaves more tryptophan (precursor to serotonin) to be absorbed by the brain (tryptophan is not particularly well absorbed into the brain)
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Protein on the other hand, will make you more alert Tyrosine (an amino acid) goes through dopamine norepinephrine to produce epinephrine AKA adrenaline ° ° Idiosyncratic reactions Rare reactions that affect peple Biochemical mechanism not known properly Tartrazine o Dye used in some beverages & some foods o Some people will react with rashes & headaches o No allergy test will pick it up Sodium metabisulphite o Preservative used in some juices & white wines Monosodium glutamate (MSG) o Chinese restaurant syndrome o Symptoms of sweating, headaches & chest pain o Generally passes in about ½ hour without a problem o
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