For those on the autism spectrum allergies are common. They do not only affect the physiology of the body, but the brain and behavior too.
Common symptoms of allergens are:
• Frequent abdominal cramps, gas, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation
• Acid reflux (GERD), ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s disease
• Joint pain, muscle aches, fibromyalgia, or chronic fatigue
• Asthma, eczema, psoriasis, unexplained skin rashes, or swollen limbs
• Extreme fatigue after meals
• Brain fog, forgetfulness, lack of focus, short attention span, ADD or ADHD (hyperactivity)
• Headaches or irregular heart beats
• Itchy eyes, nasal congestion, sinus headaches, sneezing
• Frequent colds, flu and respiratory infections
We know that allergies are just an over reaction by the immune system. When the immune system is battling imaginary issues it is weak in its defense against common bacteria and viruses. It is the immune system defense that gives us our symptoms.
Dairy and grains, especially gluten, have likely become foreign agents to your child’s body. His immune system is using a lot of its strength to unnecessarily fight certain chemicals. We do not want to get false reactions at this point. You need to know what is real and what is not.
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