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The Ketogenic Diet vs. a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet: Which One Works Best for Children with Autism?

With the popularity of the ketogenic (keto) diet these days and the amazing results people are reporting, my clients have been asking whether the ketogenic diet is right for their child with autism. I have been looking for good science that can guide us as to whether the ketogenic diet improves the symptoms of autism. […]

Sulforaphane Benefits Autism and DIY Broccoli Sprouts

Did you know that broccoli sprouts can improve autism symptoms and other neuroinflammatory conditions? At first, I thought it was too good to be true until I looked into the science much further. How could this one tiny food do so much good? Broccoli sprouts possess large amounts of a compound called glucoraphanin, the precursor to sulforaphane. Sulforaphane […]

Parents’ Top 3 Diet and Nutrition Interventions for Autism

As you now have likely heard, our Autism Nutrition study led by Dr. James Adams was published, and the results were phenomenal: improvements in autism symptoms, increases in non-verbal IQ and development age, and improvements in digestive symptoms and more. The study consisted of 6 diet and nutrition interventions that were layered in one at […]

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

Comprehensive Nutritional and Dietary Research Study for Autism

After 16 years espousing the science and clinical efficacy of diet and nutrition for autism, I have become a published researcher! I was part of a study that was just published last weekend, led by Dr. Jim Adams, that researched the benefits (and synergistic effects) of six diet and nutrition interventions for autism, over the […]

One specific species of bacteria may help reverse autism-like symptoms in mice

A new study links autism-like social behaviors in mice to the absence of a single species of bacteria [1]. What’s even more interesting is that the study authors were able to reverse some of the mice’s behavioral deficits by restoring those bacteria in the guts of the affected mice.  What’s the link between the gut […]

Methyl B12: A potential new supplement to reduce autism symptoms

An exciting new study indicates that supplementation with methyl B12 (the coenzyme or active form of vitamin B12 which is also known as methylcobalamin) could lead to an overall amelioration of autism symptoms by improving DNA methylation [1]. You see, not all genes are active at all times: it is the role of DNA methylation, an […]

Oxalates and Autism

In my earlier article about oxalates, I explained how oxalates influence the biochemical progression and symptomatic expression of varied chronic diseases. Through an overarching “lens” of 15 years’ research and clinical experience with autism, I identified multiple areas for scientific inquiry and therapeutic direction for a variety of chronic health conditions and underlying symptomatology. This […]

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 […]

Common Pesticides Linked to Autism: The Role of an Organic Diet and Sulforaphane

A study out of the University of North Carolina Medical School found that pesticides, including a new class of fungicides, caused transcription (genetic) changes in the brain consistent with brain samples of individuals with autism, advanced age and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease.[i] These chemicals were found to inhibit mitochondrial complex […]

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