Category Archives for "Autism and Diet"

Articles that focus on overall health and autism; may focus on weight and making good food choices.

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

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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Asperger’s Syndrome and the Power of a Good Diet


I find the suggestion that there needs to be a cure for autism an absolutely ridiculous notion. Coming as I do from a family where many of our men-folk exhibit spectrum behavior, spending much of their time in the garden shed whittling or inventing, my child fits right in with our collective history of quiet, […]

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Six Steps to a Fun, Friendly, Family Fitness Program

Family Fitness Program 4

“Wow, how did you get him/her to do that?,” parents often ask me. Whether their seven-year-old son just performed a jump for the first time or their seventeen-year-old daughter triumphed over a Dynamax ball squat, Sandbell slam, and bear walk combo, one of the highlights of my profession is demonstrating capabilities. And it isn’t quite […]

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Q&A Section: How does Gluten free casein free diet work and is it effective?

This is the question of the month as featured in Issue Number 7 Q: What is GFCF? A: GFCF stands for Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Q: What is gluten? A: In Living Gluten Free for Dummies by Danna Korn, “Gluten is a mixture of proteins in wheat, rye, and barley. Oats don’t have gluten but may […]

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