The Role of Dairy and Gluten in Canker Sores

The Role of Dairy and Gluten in Canker Sores

Does excluding dairy products, food additives, and gluten-containing grains from one’s diet help those with recurring canker sores (aphthous ulcers)?

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Other ways to help prevent future outbreaks can include avoiding foaming agents in toothpaste (see Is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Safe? ( and Is CAPB in SLS-Free Toothpaste Any Better?( and in terms of treatment, see Topical Honey for Canker Sores (

I’ve also explored the role of gluten and dairy-free diets in autism:
• Autism & Casein from Cow’s Milk (
• Does A2 Milk Carry Less Autism Risk? (
• Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diets for Autism Put to the Test (
• Are Autism Diet Benefits Just a Placebo Effect? (
• Pros and Cons of Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diets for Autism (

Should everyone avoid gluten? Check out:
• Is Gluten Sensitivity Real? (
• How to Diagnose Gluten Intolerance (
• Gluten-Free Diets: Separating the Wheat from the Chat (

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