Category Archives for "Autism Diet and Nutrition"

Ways to make healthy food choices and develop healthy recipes. How to overcome picky eating and eating disorders. We also discuss vitamins, minerals, supplements, omega oils and probiotics to ensure your child has optimum health.

Food Sensory and Eating Habits – How I Got My Son Out of the “Beige Diet.”

It’s that dreaded time again. You open the refrigerator door and scan the wholesome ingredients that seem to mock you with their bright, healthy colors in illuminating shades of greens and yellows. “Easy meals” on Pinterest and books on “picky eaters” clearly do not know the true definition of your child’s eating habits. Another monochromatic […]

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Soluble Fiber May Improve Constipation and Irritability In Children Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Soluble Fiber May Improve Constipation and Irritability In Children Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Most children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) also have chronic digestive issues1 such as leaky gut and constipation – because their gut bacteria (microbiome) are out of balance. As parents know, these gut disorders often lead to a child’s irritability. The good news is that scientists are now finding that simply increasing soluble fiber […]

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Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Boost Neurocognitive Health and Mental Performance?

Can Omega 3 Fatty Acids Boost Neurocognitive Health and Mental Performance?

For centuries, the use of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oils has been recommended for cardiovascular health, but nowadays, omega-3s are becoming increasingly popular due to their clinically proven benefits toward enhancing mental health. There are two main types of omega-3 fatty acids, known as EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), which boost mental […]

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GABA Supplements for Autism

GABA Supplements for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gaba-supplements-for-autism/

What is GABA? Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. It is responsible for “reducing neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system.” By decreasing activity in the nervous system, GABA aid in reducing fight or flight responses such as fear, anxiety, aggression, stress, and agitation. Research suggests it might also […]

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New Treatment May Help ASD Kids Struggling With Weight Gain

New Treatment May Help ASD Kids Struggling With Weight Gain https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/treatments-may-help-weight-gain/

As many parents already know, medications for managing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can cause challenging side effects. For the common symptoms of irritability and agitation, only two drugs are FDA approved—risperidone and aripiprazole—and unfortunately both can cause intense food cravings that lead to weight gain. The drugs are effective at reducing tantrums and aggression, so […]

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Best Supplements and Vitamins for Autism

Best Supplements and Vitamins for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-supplements-vitamins-autism

Why children might need vitamin and mineral supplements Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have long been prescribed vitamins, minerals, and natural supplements to help with sleep, gastrointestinal distress, and boost low vitamin levels, all of which are common in children and adults with ASD. Quick Navigation Why children might need vitamin and mineral supplements […]

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Ways a Healthy Diet Can Help A Special Needs Child’s Brain Development

Ways a Healthy Diet Can Help a Special Needs Child's Brain Development https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/healthy-diet-helps-autism-brain-development

Proper nutrition paves the way for development, eliminating barriers and promoting growth. By being selective and deliberate in the foods your child eats, you can help improve his/her brain development and behavior. Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) benefit most from organic diets. This type of diet features fewer toxins, making it easier for […]

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Top Ways a Gluten Free Diet Can Help Kids with Autism

Hot Off the Press! Top Ways a Gluten Free Diet Can Help Kids with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gluten-free-diet-can-help

Recent clinical trials looking at gluten-free diets for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are showing benefits worth considering. Typical indicators of autism spectrum in children may include delayed speech, lack of eye contact, impaired or non-present social skills, shyness, obsessive-type behaviors, delayed gross or fine motor skills, sensory integration issues (sound and touch sensitivity, […]

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