What is PANDAS?

PANDAS is an acronym for “Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections”. This occurs when strep triggers a misdirected immune response results in inflammation on a child’s brain. In turn, the child quickly begins to exhibit life changing symptoms such as OCD, anxiety, tics, personality changes, and decline in math and handwriting abilities, sensory sensitivities, restrictive eating, and more.

What is Gluten?

Gluten is the protein derivative of wheat and other grains that gives its tough elastic character; avoidance of this substance will alleviate CELIAC DISEASE (nontropical sprue) in certain persona, as well as immunologic disturbances in which there is an allergy to gliadin, a component of gluten. The insoluble protein (prolamines) constituent of wheat and other grains; a mixture of gliadin, gltenin, prolamins, and other proteins; the presence of gluten allows flour to rise.