A casein-free diet has been found to be beneficial for a number of people for a variety of reasons.
A gluten-free and casein-free (GF/CF) diet has provided positive results for many people diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder, such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, atypical autism and pervasive developmental disorder.
Currently, there are no double-blind studies proving the efficacy of the GF/CF diet in autistic spectrum disorders. Several open studies conducted in Europe and the United States do provide strong positive data. There is also voluminous anecdotal evidence on the efficacy of the dietary approach.
When removing dairy from the diet, it is vital that adequate calcium and vitamin D be added in the form of fortified milk substitutes or acceptable vitamin and mineral supplements. Guidance from a qualified physician or nutritionist is strongly advised.
Foods that contain casein
All bovine and dairy products
Rice, Soy or Potato-Based Milks
Foods that may contain casein
Dairy free may contain casein.
Kosher and casein
Kosher pareve foods are casein free. Foods certified as kosher non-dairy or pareve are free of dairy proteins.