Dear Dr. Nate: Is your toothpaste gluten-free?

Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to participate in the Knowledge is Power: Autism Resources mini-conference sponsored by Learning Rx here in Murfreesboro.

It was a great event, and we loved meeting all the parents, families and caregivers of children and young adults struggling with autism.  And we gave out a lot of toothpaste!

One of the questions I was asked most often was:  ”Is your toothpaste gluten-free?”

The answer:  Yes, 100%.

Many people believe that a gluten-free and casein-free diet can improve the behaviour of kids with autism.  And of course people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities find their symptoms are greatly improved when they remove gluten (and often casein) from their diets.

(I do want to state here that we are not autism experts, and not everyone agrees about using a gluten-free and casein-free diet to treat autism behaviors.)

What we do know is that Dr. Nate’s toothpaste can be helpful to parents of kids with autism and other special needs because it’s non-toxic, fluoride-free, and not poisonous.  So if you’ve got kids who can’t always be trusted to spit out their toothpaste, or are prone to swallowing it or even trying to eat it, our toothpaste is safer to have around the house.

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