According to current trends in autism research, it has become apparent that the underlying cause of autism is biomedical. This means that to help a child, teen or adult reach their full potential, it is critical to identify and treat underlying health issues.
Behavioral modification and integrative therapies (auditory, visual, and sensory) can be also extremely beneficial when carried out in a humane fashion by competent and caring professionals. However most children in the autism spectrum make considerably more progress in these therapies if underlying health issues are addressed at the same time. Nutritional intervention helps parents get the most out of the time and/or money invested in other therapies.
Tens of thousands parents have found that their children have made significant behavioral and cognitive gains when put on a nutritional intervention program. According to multiple surveys of parents including those through the Recovered Kids website and Defeat Autism Now organization, the majority of parents whose young children recovered from autism were placed on a nutritional intervention program. From a diagnosis that was considered to be permanent and non-recoverable, now it is estimated that up to 40% of children diagnosed with and autism now lose their labels. Those those who do not lose their labels are often functioning at a significantly higher level than had been thought possible even 10 years ago.
There are a range of natural supplements available for the treatment of autism.
These fall under a range of subheadings being:
- Neurological Support
- Enzymes ( Enzymes can break down foods that are typically not completely digested by individual on the autism spectrum, preventing the creation of harmful neuro-toxic opiate-like molecules from gluten and casein proteins commonly found in animal milk products and grains, and reducing the amount of undigested food that provides a breeding ground for pathogenic organisms such as Candida, Clostridia, and Klebsiella. Some enzymes actively reduce the populations of pathogens by breaking down their cell walls.)
- Glutathione Support (Virtually all children with Autism are deficient in Glutathione, which is critical for many metabolic processes, including anti-oxidant protection and elimination of toxins.)
- Multi Vitamins/Minerals
- B Vitamins
- Beneficial Oils
- Vitamin C and Immune System Support
- Calcium - Non Dairy
- Chelation - Detoxification Support
Regardless of what forms of treatment are taken, everybody works differently and reacts differently to different products. Bear in mind that results will vary from individual to individual.