Autism

For the last 20 years, my work has revolved around supporting individuals with autism and their families as they embark on nutrition intervention. I have also had the honor to participate in published research regarding the benefits of diet for autism. The science is clear, and as the families that work with me can attest, nutrition matters when it comes to health, learning, and behavior, especially in regards to autism. 

Explore our articles on diet and nutrition intervention for autism spectrum disorders.

Effectiveness of Therapeutic Diets for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Effectiveness of Therapeutic Diets for Autism Spectrum Disorder

In our survey, we looked at how frequently the diets were used. The topmost used diet was a gluten-free and casein-free (GFCF) diet. Second, was a healthy diet. Third was a casein-free diet by itself and fourth was a gluten-free diet by itself.

The GFCF diet is a popular diet among autism families and as we will see, provides good benefit and symptom improvement. Additionally, some of the diets that were not as commonly used, were highly rated and had some of the higher symptom improvements. For example, while the Feingold diet was only used by 74 people compared to 221 on the GFCF diet, the Feingold diet was the second highest rated diet with no adverse effects reported and was the number one for symptom improvement in 6 symptoms. So it’s advantageous to look not only at the most commonly used diets, but to also look at diets based on what symptoms that an individual is looking to address.

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Nourishing Hope Holiday Guide
Nourishing Hope Holiday Guide

  Holiday Gift GuideI get many in my community who ask about my favorite products, not just in the kitchen but also when it comes to clean air, water, snacks, treats, and even self-care products. When we are looking to nourish our families in the healthiest ways...

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