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I have also read that probiotics (beneficial microorganisms) will decrease the inflammatory process that occurs in the digestive tract when an individual with gluten sensitivity inadvertently ingests some gluten. However, at this stage I have not seen any scientific papers on the subject. The use of probiotics should help any patient with gluten sensitivity to maintain the integrity of the gut, counteract 'leaky bowel' and heal inflammation. Make sure that you give your son a good quality probiotic, such as Kiddiforte which can be bought at health shops.
I trust that you have consulted a registered dietitian about your son's diet seeing that he is allergic to gluten and milk? If not, please do arrange to see a dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), because as your son grown he will require more nutrients and could easily develop deficiencies (e.g. calcium, B vitamins, etc) if his diet is not balanced despite the avoidance of gluten and milk products.
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