Category Archives: Tourette’s Syndrome

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If you, or your child, have a tic disorder or Tourette’s Syndrome, you may feel like the disorder controls your life.   But there is hope — you can manage a tic disorder, naturally, so that you feel in control. Don’t … Continue reading

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Rodrigo 2018: Efficacy of a Gluten-Free Diet in the Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome: A Pilot Study

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Nutrients.  May 7;10(5). pii: E573. Rodrigo says that Tourette Syndrome (GTS) and gluten sensitivity may be associated.  23 children and 6 adults were put on a gluten-free diet and followed for a year.    They found a “marked reduction” in tics, … Continue reading

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Ludlow 2018: Understanding the Impact of Diet and Nutrition on Symptoms of Tourette Syndrome: A Scoping Review

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Journal of Child Healthcare. Mar;22(1):68-83 Ludlow and Rogers want to write a review of existing studies, but actually they are stuck with anecdotal reports because so little research has been done in this area.  As they say, however, “anecdotal reports … Continue reading

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Briguglio 2018: Dietary Neurotransmitters: A Narrative Review on Current Knowledge

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Nutrients. May 10;10(5). pii: E591 Some of the many substances found in foods are neurotransmitters (NT), including acetylcholine, glutamate, GABA, dopamine, serotonin and histamine.   Not only are these neurotransmitters part of the food itself, but they may be added or … Continue reading

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Zou 2011: Tourette syndrome and excitatory substances: Is there a connection?

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Childs Nervous System. 2011 May;27(5): 793-802 This is one of the first studies to investigate the relationship between dietary components and Tourette syndrome (TS). Using the laboratory that tested the Olympic Games  contestants for illegal stimulant drugs, the researchers tested … Continue reading

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