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Carnitine Supplementation May Reduce Autism Risk

Researchers at Texas University have published a groundbreaking study demonstrating the positive impact of carnitine supplementation on a gene mutation common in ASD.[1] The results specifically advocate taking the amino acid supplement during pregnancy to protect the delicate embryonic neural structures. The research adds to the growing body of evidence that ASD risk and symptoms […]

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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 […]

Methylation Nutrients from Food – And a Bonus Recipe!

By Dr. Kara Fitzgerald and Romilly Hodges MS CNS If MTHFR is on your radar, this article is for you. Methylation capability, often assessed by MTHFR genotype, is a crucial piece of the puzzle for many with autism. But reaching for that bottle of supplemental methyl-folate (5mTHF) or methyl-B12 (methylcobalamin) shouldn’t be the only consideration. FOOD is a […]

Oxalates and Autism

How Oxalates Can Cause the Symptoms and Underlying Conditions We See in Autism The following is a short article excerpt from BioIndividualNutrition.com 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, […]

Introducing The Methylation Diet

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Kara Fitzgerald and Romilly Hodges’ new book the “Methylation Diet and Lifestyle.” Methylation is a topic we cover extensively in our Advanced Practitioner training program at the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute. I’ve admired Kara Fitzgerald’s work for over 8 years. She’s brilliant at understanding the biochemistry of the body […]

GETTING STARTED WITH SUPPLEMENTS

It is common among Functional Medicine Practitioners specializing in treating Autism  to recommend dozens (often over 40 different) of supplements for ASD children. While you will see that many children are deficient in many nutrients and could use them in theory, sometimes, too many supplements, especially if started all at once, can be problematic. If […]

Inflammation – Fire in the Body

In today’s fast paced world, with little rest, overloaded with toxins, and devoid of nutrients, inflammation is very common. Once triggered, it can be hard to shut off – and if certain biochemical processes persist, chronic inflammation can ensue. Inflammation acts like a fire in the body, literally burning up many of our necessary nutrients. […]

Food & Mood: 9 Steps to Calm the Anxious Mind by Trudy Scott

The following is an article written by my friend and colleague, Certified Nutritionist, Trudy Scott. Trudy was our guest speaker on the very important topic of Anxiety for our Nourishing Hope Support Club. Anxiety is quite common in children with autism (and well as their mothers and the general population), and understanding the underlying biochemical and nutritional factors […]

Salicylates and Summertime

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