If you or loved one did score highly on the test and you are looking for some helpful techniques then you are going to like this post. While we are not going to go into detail about treatment, we will talk about the helpful effects of good nutrition when working with Aspergers.
The Dairy and Gluten Free diet
It is believed that people with Autism Spectrum have a food sensitivity. Dairy products or Casein as the food group is known, is one of the foods that will cause problems for people with Autism. One theory is that the Casein reacts with the body and have unwanted results that is manifested in behaviors. It is difficult to totally give up dairy because its one of the food types that we love.
There have also been some great reports of how the removal of Gluten from a person’s diet can have significant effects on ones behavior. In this blog, Carol Gray describes the amazing results that have been obtained by removing gluten from the diet of her child.
It is recommended to remove dairy from the diet before gluten as the dairy is often removed from the body faster than the gluten which can take up to ten month to be eliminated. If you are looking for some great guidance on introducing a special diet, this post gives some great guidance on how to go about implementing diet changes for your Autistic child.
Omega 3 is one of the essential fatty acids that is critical for healthy brain development. As well as helping people with autism, the use of Omega 3 as a dietary supplement has been known to help people with a wide range of conditions. It is one of those supplements that is so critically missing in modern diets but so often neglected. Omega 3 is available as a supplement in the form of capsules or oil and it is also found naturally in foods such as oily fish as well as plants like flax or hemp.
Increasing ones dietary intake of Omega 3 can help with regulating sleep patterns, improving concentration and social interaction.
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