Could a gluten sensitivity be causing SPD?

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Could a gluten sensitivity be causing SPD?
Mon, 05-13-2013 - 4:22pm

Have you ever tired a gluten free diet on your child to see if it would help with their sensory issues?  It worked for this mom and her young daughter, who had been struggling with SPD since she was a baby: 

Kelly explained it's possible Lucy is exhibiting celiac with neurological symptoms. "These symptoms include numbness and tingling of the arms, legs, hands, or feet, dizziness, headaches, irritability, difficulty concentrating, depression, anxiety or more severe symptoms such as seizures." In a toddler, this will look and operate like SPD.

SPD is a condition rooted in uneven neurological development. There are many causes so why not a dietary irritant? Samantha learned that the immune system communicates with the neurological system. Through most of Lucy's life she was receiving distress signals and reacting accordingly.

Read the complete article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heidi-brod/sensory-processing-disorder_b_1326858.html

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