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Anxiety Summit 5: The Gut-Brain Axis in Autism

Could berries, apples, and grapes be causing your child’s behavior challenges?

What do berries, apples, and grapes have in common? Salicylates. A vast majority of children with autism and ADHD in my nutrition practice have salicylate reactions. The most common symptoms are red cheeks. red ears, hyperactivity, and irritability.. SALICYLATES are a #1 food related cause of BEHAVIOR issues. There is a reasonable explanation for the […]

Autism symptoms improve with better diet and nutrition, 1-year study concludes

Holiday Meltdowns – Could it be your Christmas Tree?

Now, don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Christmas or Christmas trees.  But the pine tree, might be a problem. Before you run out and buy a fresh, new Christmas tree or holiday wreath, you’ll want to read my client’s experience at Christmas last year, when her son severely regressed. During this lovely holiday […]

Addressing Anxiety in Autism

If you have an autistic child, chances are you’ve noticed your child often displays physical and behavioral signs of anxiety such as restlessness, recurring headaches, withdrawing from family or refusing to go to school. Unfortunately, anxiety is a common occurrence in autism – according to a research paper published in Neuropsychiatry, “up to 80% of […]

Can Aggression be Related to Food?

Aggression is a difficult and sometimes devastating symptom that occurs in children for varied reasons—some known and some unknown — both nature and nurture. It’s a difficult area to study/understand for many reasons, especially for children and adults with autism that cannot speak. Causes and triggers of aggression are difficult for any child to understand and […]

Salicylates and Summertime

If you were hoping that summertime – a time with no school, fresh air, sunshine, and exercise – would help your child feel better and improve their behavior…. but it hasn’t, then salicylates might be your challenge. What are salicylates? Salicylates are naturally-occurring food chemicals in fruits, vegetables, and other plant foods like herbs, spices, […]


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