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Study: Elimination Diets Help Those with ADHD

A new study uncovered the powerful effects of an elimination diet on children with ADHD.  The study called, The Impact of Nutrition On Children with ADHD (INCA), was published in the Lancet in February 2011. It is so wonderful to see a mainstream journal recognizing the powerful effects of diet on behavioral (and physical) symptoms […]

The Science and Healing of Traditional Diets for Autism

While much has been written about the most popular and effective autism diets, GFCF and SCD/GAPS, there’s been little investigation of the tenets of Traditional diets. Throughout history and driven by survival and evolution, the varied human cultures of the world inherently learned which foods and ways of being supported their health. And, there are […]

Limit Sugar for Good Health

Most nutritionists recommend avoiding sugar in the diet—and applying this basic notion to autism makes sense.  Not only is excessive sugar a problem in conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Sugar affects many of the system frequently weak in autism, therefore negatively affecting symptoms and biochemistry for people with autism. Sugar depresses the […]

How to get Calcium on a Dairy-Free Diet

Calcium-Rich Foods for Casein-Free Diets Calcium is an important nutrient.  It’s essential for strong bones, as well as supporting muscle contraction, heart function, and neurotransmitter release. Studies show that children with autism are often deficient in calcium.  There are also studies showing that children with autism on special diets are even more deficient in calcium.  […]

Fermented Foods Are Important To Autism Diet

Digestive issues are common in autism spectrum disorders, and fermented foods are a helpful dietary component for supporting and balancing the digestive system.  In fact, beneficial bacteria in these foods support many body systems and processes through the body. Studies by researchers: Horvath, Wakefield, Levy, and Kushak highlight a myriad of gut problems present in […]

Udderly New Insight About Milk and Autism: An Emerging New Hypothesis on A1 and A2 Beta-Casein

Reposted from December 31, 2008, NourishingHope.com By Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant As an autism nutrition consultant, I’ve been supporting clients following the Gluten-Free Casein-Free (GFCF) diet for years.  Some of my clients would report that their child could handle goat’s milk or raw milk without allergic reactions. I began to wonder if all milk […]

The Salmonella Outbreak: Ever Wonder Why Eggs are so Cheap?

With the current salmonella outbreak of factory farmed eggs, I wanted to talk about the quality and cost of eggs today.  When I tell people that it costs me $7.50 per dozen for pastured eggs, people are always surprised and a bit shocked with the high price.  I then proceed to ask, “Do you know […]

Lead Found in Children’s and Baby Foods

Environmental Law Foundation tested apple and grape juice, and packaged pears and peaches, and found many containing lead!  Lead is neurotoxin, especially to babies and children.  Check out this list which includes some baby foods and organic brands! http://envirolaw.org/documents/ProductsTestedforLeadFINAL.pdf

Froot Loops is a Smart Choice!…?

Did you know that Froot Loops is a smart food choice? The Smart Choices Program, which currently has 10 major food producers signed on including Kellogg’s, Kraft Foods, ConAgra Foods, Unilever, General Mills, PepsiCo, and Tyson Foods, is a nutrition labeling program, “motivated by the need for a single, trusted and reliable front-of-pack nutrition labeling […]

Celiac Disease Presenting as Autism

The Journal of Child Neurology published a special article online June 29, 2009 (published ahead of printing) entitled “Celiac Disease Presenting as Autism.” The article is a case study of a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with autism and celiac disease. The boy was described as “an increasingly picky eater and would reject food on the basis […]

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