Today, the UK's Daily Mail printed an article titled "Can diet really improve the symptoms of autism? Read this family's story and decide"
In the article, a two year Sienna's parents struggled together:
'But her behaviour deteriorated as she got older,' Simone says. 'Eventually, she would be awake for seven hours a night. She was very much in her own world, and wasn't interested in other people.
Luckily, a doctor who heard of the couple's situation, approached them and suggested dietary changes.
The next step was a 'specific carbohydrate diet' - a regime avoiding complex carbohydrates such as bread, cereal and pasta to rid the gut of harmful bacteria and reduce inflammation. [boldface added]
Her behaviour improved within days of the special diet. [boldface not added]
The article uses a family's story to illustrate the connection between the gut and autistic behaviors. As more articles like this come to light, the mainstream medical community has begun to take more notice--and gain a better idea of the mechanisms at play.