Did you see the news that our study was published!
Day 30: Essential Fatty Acid supplementation
Day 60: Epsom salt baths
Day 90: Carnitine supplementation
Day 180: Digestive Enzyme supplementation
Day 210: Healthy, gluten-free, casein-free diet
Day 365 – Final assessment These interventions were chosen because each of them had already been studied individually, and found to be effective. And “the goal of this study is to investigate a comprehensive nutritional and dietary intervention to treat children and adults with ASD”… and “to investigate the effect of the combination of those treatments in a long-term study.” Researchers expected their effects to be synergistic. And it appears they were, given the outstanding results of the study! Some of which I shared yesterday around increases in developmental age, IQ, autism and digestive symptoms. Here are three very interesting cases from the study that deserved additional mention because the results were incredible!
- 7-year-old boy with pica was cured entirely within one week of starting the HGCSF (healthy gluten-free casein-free soy-free) diet.
- 27-year-old male with severe ASD and a history of severe urinary retention requiring daily catheterization was able to urinate on his own about 4 days after eliminating dairy products. By the end of the study, the young man no longer needed catheterization and had zero episodes of kidney stones, urinary tract or bladder infections.
- One 9-year-old girl with severe ASD had poor strength, endurance, and energy levels at the beginning of the study. Four months after the treatment, she no longer needed her wheelchair. We found out that her pre-treatment diet was deficient in carnitine due to total avoidance of beef products.
- Multivitamin/mineral formula
- Essential fatty acid supplement
- Healthy GFCFSF diet
This study validates using a comprehensive diet and nutrition strategy to support improvements in health, learning, and behavior in those with autism, I call this approach “nourishing hope.”
Truth is, there IS science behind it. Hundreds of studies support an overall scientific rationale for using food and nutrition to be help improve symptoms. This has been my message to families for years…