The AEX provides excellent resources and tools to help you determine the next steps for adjusting your child’s diet for autism. For example, if your child is craving a particular food constantly, then more than likely your child is allergic or sensitive to that food and that food is more than likely impacting behaviors. In addition, meltdowns or aggressive behaviors over food may be an indication of a food sensitivity.
Many children with autism crave sugar and carbohydrates, some can't tolerate gluten; others can't tolerate casein (dairy); others can't tolerate grains, chemically processed foods, food additives, genetically modified foods, preservatives and so on. The Autism Exchange provides you with the research and tools that you need to help you decide which autism diets may help your child avoid allergies or sensitivities. In addition, users provide The AEX with some very helpful general Diet resources such as the following:
Tips for Implementing Special Diets from the Autism Research Institute: This video from the Autism Research Institute and V. Kobliner, RD, provides an in depth discussion of dietary interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as 11 pitfalls surrounding diet and autism.
Food and Feeding Concerns in Children with ASD: A video providing help for picky eaters.
What About Ketogenic Diets (KD) and Autism?: A study of the Ketogenic diet conducted on thirty kids with autism had some very positive improvements in many areas with no complications or deficiencies.
Cilantro Pesto: healing food recipe for making detox simple!: An easy, quick, and inexpensive way to help your child detox by one simple recipe and only 2 teaspoons a day.
Popular Autism Diet Types (more on The AEX)
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