Diet and nutrition are essential for good health, and this is especially true for digestive health. Food directly affects the gastrointestinal system, and can cause digestive symptoms. Additionally, the gut and brain are connected. The health of the gut can affect children’s health, as well as their mood, learning, and behavior. Digestive issues such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, and pain are very common in children with autism, ADHD, and other conditions.

Explore our articles on diet and nutrition intervention for digestive disorders and improving digestive symptoms.

Probiotics and Colic

A study in Pediatics found a decrease in colic in exclusively breastfed infants with the introduction of the probiotic, lactobacillus reuteri. The study concluded, "L. reuteri DSM 17 938 at a dose of 108 colony-forming units per...

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Fermented Foods that Heal

Fermented foods are live lactobacillus (the bacteria found in yogurt) fermentation - foods naturally fermented with good bacteria to help break them down and aid digestion.  A majority of children on the autistic spectrum...

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