My husband was diagnosed with itp about 4.5 years ago and was told steroids would be needed if platelets dropped further and possible splenectomy . He was monitored regularly and he tried all sorts including papaya leaf, alkaline diet etc to try to remedy. Just over 3 years ago he went gluten free to eliminate inflammation in his body having read countless articles on the impact of gluten on the immune system... His platlets started to increase after 6 months. He contined to be gluten free and his platelets are now at a normal level and have been for about 2 years. At his last consultation with specialist they could not believe that he had not been on any medication to increase platlets. This has been quiet a major life change in changing diet and is a hassle when eating out BUT the pay off is immense. I would encourage others to look into going gluten free.