If it was 1 in 45 billionaires affected by autism, it would be considered a national emergency. Unfortunately, autism affects everyone regardless of status and race. But here seems to be a common denominator developing in that autistic children usually have severe gastrointestinal issues. They process gluten and casein (dairy) in a manner similar to an opiate addiction. The addiction leads to extreme behaviors as their bodies can’t process today’s foods. Remove the food and it’s like gong through withdrawal. Autistic kids are actually drinking shampoo and other household products that contain gluten and casein to feed their addictions. When the withdrawal is complete, many of the symptoms are mitigated or lessened. What’s happening here? Why is it growing? What’s going on with our food? Listen to author and mother of an autistic child, Jennifer Noonan, talk about her child, learning the diagnosis, trying to manage the child’s development, and developing networks of parents trying to manage this plague with inadequate government research and an ill-equipped medical profession. It’s a powerful and touching conversation.
Guest: Jennifer Noonan
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