GFCF Diet Glossary

GFCF Diet Glossary

Allergy
Allergy is an immune system response to an allergen, the allergen can be ingested or through the skin and muscous membranes.
Amaranth
Grain that is gluten and casein free.
Asperger's Syndrome
Asperger's Symdrome is one of the Autism Spectrum Disorders, characterized by social isolation, obsessive and repetitive behaviors.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is a developmental disorder characterized by unattention, distractability and hyperactivity.
Autism
Austim is a Pervasive Development Disorder characterized by social and communication difficulties as well as obsessive behaviors.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism Spectrum Disorders are also called Pervasive Development Disorders covers three disorders, Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. ASD is characterized by social and communication disturbances and repetitive behaviors.
Bulgar
Wheat grain that contains gluten.
Casein
Casein is a protein found in dairy products, including milk, butter, cheese, sour cream, yogurt and ice cream.
Celiac Disease
Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease caused by an inflammatory reaction in the small bowel to ingested gluten.
Durum
Wheat grain that contains gluten.
Food Allergy
Food allergy is an immune system response to a food protein.
Food Intolerance
Food intolerance is an abnormal response to a food without an immunological response.
Gluten
Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including durum and bulgar), oats, rye, barley, millet, kamut and spelt .
Kamut
Grain that contains the protein gluten.
Lactose
A sugar found in milk.
Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
A group of disorders that are characterized by social and communication disturbances and repetitive behaviors. Autism, Rett's Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Pervasive Development Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified and Asperger's Syndrome are all Pervasive Development Disorders.
Proteins
Proteins are made up of amino acids arranged in a chain and joined by peptide bonds. Gluten is a protein.
Qunioa
Grain that is gluten and casein free.
Reflux
Reflux is short for Gastroesophageal Reflux a disease that causes stomach acid to back up into the throat.
Spelt
Grain that contains the protein gluten.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
A support group and website resource for parents with children who have Autism.
Teff
Grain that is gluten and casein free.
Urinary Peptides
Refers to a urinary test that detects the presence of peptides.