rmsgrey wrote: schapel wrote: niky wrote:
schapel wrote:I wasn't aware of the connection between gluten and autism until your post. The first page that came up on a Google search explains that although there is little research to confirm that gluten can make autism worse, there is some scientific merit to believing there may be a connection between autism and gluten in some cases. So this isn't pseudoscience either.
The only connection is via the unproven "leaky gut syndrome", of which any evidence is purely anecdotal and theoretical.
According to WebMD
, some children with autism may have a sensitivity or allergy to gluten. There's not enough scientific evidence to say for sure whether this is true or not, but believing it is not pseudoscience. Pseudoscience is when you state something is scientific when it's not plausible or there is lots of scientific evidence against it.
I am absolutely convinced that there are children who both have autism and a sensitivity to gluten. I am also convinced there are children with a sensitivity to gluten who are not autistic. I believe, but am less certain that there are autistic children who are not sensitive to gluten. For completeness, I'm also sure there are children with neither condition.
It's unsurprising if there are children in all four regions of the Venn diagram - what would be interesting would be if there were none in some region, or if the numbers in each region were disproportionate in some way (showing a correlation) but even then, it would be not conclusive, but merely suggestive...
There are Children.
That is a Fact.
Those Children tend to Grow Up.
Autisic people need to Grow Up and move on with their lives, too.
I had a friend.
We've been through this.
I had a friend.
Well..? I was his friend.
I am not sure he was my friend.
He was Autistic.
What a Weird Guy, sometimes.
The Joy of knowing him often outweighed what a Pain in the Ass he was.
He was super sensitive to Milk and all things Milky.
He would watch me drink milk and double over with Pain.
Then he would be angry at me for drinking milk.
He was a Smart Guy.
We could reason it through.
It's like sex in Public, I guess.
I'd warn him. Then pour and drink.
I did cut down on my dairy for a while.
I'd look at a block of cheese and hear him Bitching.
His Gut was ....Something...
I watched him.
He was metabolizing protein.
The amount of protein he needed was Amazing.
Loggers that weigh 240 pounds and are Working don't put away that much protein.
On top of that he was a picky eater.
Black Hat Guy with a mood disorder?
Nope. Black Hat Guy with Autism.
Might it be something in the way that group of people metabolizes food?
Might it be something in the way that one man metabolizes food?
I don't know and I never will.
What difference will it make?
Like Down's Children;
Knowing exactly what chromosome and what part of that chromosome is at fault
does not change the Fact that people with Down's have Down's and have to Live With It.
What does Gluten have to do with it?
Some people are sensitive to Lactose.
Some people are Not.
Some people are sensitive to Gluten.
Some people are Not.
Is our nation being drowned in Autistic People?
Are The Autistic such a large and dysfunctional portion of our society that our society is beginning to collapse?
Is that it?
Is that why we Want To Know about what causes Autisim?
Of course, Immunizations are a good ScapeGoat.
Or; We were conquered from within. (shrug)
How many do we have? How many Autistic do we have?
What is the running percentage of MissDiagnosis?
I bet it is as High as Fuck.
Is Jonny a Spoiled Out of Control Jerk?
Or; Is sweet little Jonny Autistic?
Who is writing the Check?
What do Mommy and Daddy want?
We do stuff like that.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.