Casomorphins—breakdown products of the milk protein casein with opiate-like activity—may help explain why autism symptoms sometimes improve with a dairy-free diet.

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This is the first in a 6-video series on the role of gluten and dairy-free diets in the treatment of autism. Stay tuned for:
• Does A2 Milk Carry Less Autism Risk? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-A2-Milk-Carry-Less-Autism-Risk)
• Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diets for Autism Put to the Test (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Gluten-Free-Casein-Free-Diets-for-Autism-Put-to-the-Test)
• Are Autism Diet Benefits Just a Placebo Effect? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Are-Autism-Diet-Benefits-Just-a-Placebo-Effect)
• Double Blind Clinical Trial of Diet for Autism (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Double-Blind-Clinical-Trial-of-Diet-for-Autism)
• Pros and Cons of Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diets for Autism (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Pros-and-Cons-of-Gluten-Free-Casein-Free-Diets-for-Autism)

My last autism series explored the amazing story of broccoli sprouts put to the test for the treatment of autistic boys:
• Fever Benefits for Autism in a Food (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/fever-benefits-for-autism-in-a-food)
• Fighting Autism Brain Inflammation with Food (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Fighting-Autism-Brain-Inflammation-with-Food)
• Best Foods for Autism (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Best-Foods-for-Autism)

Other neat videos on milk and child and infant health include:
• Why Do Vegan Women Have 5x Fewer Twins? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/Why-Do-Vegan-Women-Have-5x-Fewer-Twins?)
• Childhood Constipation and Cow’s Milk (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/childhood-constipation-and-cows-milk/)
• Treating Infant Colic by Changing Mom’s Diet (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/treating-infant-colic-by-changing-moms-diet/)

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