Dietary and Nutritional Interventions for the Treatment of Autism and Related Disorders

Posted by on Jan 27, 2008 in Blog | Comments Off

Dietary and Nutritional Interventions for the Treatment of Autism and Related Disorders

Dr. Schneider explains the rationale behind gluten and casein-free diets and other potential treatment options. Individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger syndrome, attention deficit disorders, and Down syndrome have an unusually high rate of food allergies and sensitivities. Many have found that the identification of food sensitivities through laboratory testing and/or elimination diets has alleviated not only the obvious symptoms of allergy such as chronic nasal congestion, recurrent ear infections, asthma, rashes, and diarrhea, but also the core...

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Childhood Developmental Concerns… Does my child have autism?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2008 in Blog | Comments Off

Childhood Developmental Concerns…  Does my child have autism?

Does my child have autism? When parents, grandparents, or caregivers ask this question, it is prudent to seek medical evaluation. In some cases, their fears can be laid to rest. In others, autistic behaviors are simply the result of food allergies or nutritional deficiencies that can easily be addressed. Too often, however, the diagnosis is truly autism. The symptoms of autism may be present from birth or develop at any time prior to age 3. Many children have a period of typical development followed by a plateau or an actual loss of skills. Receptive language, expressive language, social...

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