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by 0 · January 05, 2014 at 01:15 AM

I have a 19 year old son who is a moderately-severe autistic. He has that standard autism stims, though doesn't typically express with self-abusive or aggressive behaviours. He is very empathetic (which makes me wonder about his diagnosis, but... (more)

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superdad 0 · January 05, 2014 at 01:15 AM

The fruits & veggies are not a problem if you are thinking of doing a keto diet with him as a keto diet is extremely low carb & high fat with moderate protein. Try to get a little veg down him if you can for nutrients. My (non expert)... (more)

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by 11 · June 20, 2013 at 06:09 AM

To My Palaeo and/or Low-Carb Friends, My name is Sarah and I need your help! Let me tell you a little about me; I turned LC about 8 years ago because I was morbidly obese (24 stone/336lb to begin with then, thanks to the NHS, I ended up at 30... (more)

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sophia_rains 0 · June 20, 2013 at 06:09 AM

I think you should maybe look up GAPS diet...

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by 114 · April 11, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Lets say I had a friend that was a vegan who had an autistic son, and wanted to give her some advice on diet without forcing paleo on her. How do I coach a vegan to help her son? She's defensive and believes in vegan nutritional and ethical... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · April 08, 2013 at 05:24 AM

Do you have some expertise in this field? Because if you don't, do not counsel her at all. My child is special needs, and it is hugely offensive to have people, especially those with no experience at all, give me advice about her. At most, I would... (more)

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by 53 · March 22, 2013 at 10:44 PM

NBC Nightly News, the other night had a segment about Autism and how 1 in 50 children are now being diagnosed. Having delt with a candida infection personally (from extreme use of antibiotics), and reading about heavy metal toxicity (mercury,... (more)

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RK 0 · March 22, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Personally, I think there's a link to the low-fat/processed food trend, and the effects of lack of fat on brain formation in embryos. One interesting blog post on this... (more)

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by 60 · January 08, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I am a nanny to an 11-year old girl on the autism spectrum. In the past couple years, her weight has gotten out of control. She is about 4'6" and 110 lbs. Her parents are also very overweight and her dad is a very opinionated and fat-phobic... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · January 08, 2013 at 10:38 PM

I have to agree with miked on this one. I nannied for a boy on the autism spectrum (severe end) and with a number of other neurological issues back when I was in college. This was a single mother family who was a busy professional and had been... (more)

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by 12108 · November 11, 2012 at 03:44 PM

The November 2012 edition of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics' magazine, deals in great detail with the issue of the gut-brain connection and the impact of gut health on how symptoms of autism spectrum disorders are... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · November 11, 2012 at 03:44 PM

I think its great....long as the drug companies don't get involved ;).

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by 26 · September 01, 2012 at 12:22 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/opinion/sunday/immune-disorders-and-autism.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=general&src=me (more)

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hackadoodle82 0 · September 01, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I'm going to go out on my own personal experience and research here. I think autism is way more neurologic than we understand. I read an article via the Epilepsy foundation that I can't find right now and it was about current research that... (more)

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by 734 · September 13, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I am very concerned about the increase in ADHD diagnoses, which in a lot of cases seems to be caused by either a food intolerance or just poor diet in general. I also see a lot of Rilatin use, which worries me a whole lot, knowing that some or... (more)

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Methodician 0 · September 13, 2013 at 08:08 PM

I have had ADHD and been on Ritalin all my life. I am now 28 years old. In recent years I have gradually reduced it and attempted to get off the meds but they always crept back in as I felt I couldn't quite function without them, no matter what... (more)

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by 5624 · April 02, 2012 at 04:00 PM

The CDC just put out that there has been an 78% increase in US kids with Autism. If you are looking at that number in terms of increased rate of disease or something like that, the increase is scary. However, I wonder how much of this increase... (more)

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atliens99 0 · March 31, 2012 at 10:10 PM

I hate to say it but its 99 percent environmental/ and diet causing the rise.

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by 941 · March 09, 2012 at 04:25 AM

WAP recently posted a link to an article from The Autism File about research using camel milk as a treatment for autism. There are interviews with the doctors in which they suggest that part of the reason they see improvement in Autism symptoms is... (more)

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Jess_9 0 · March 07, 2012 at 08:56 PM

It appears that article is one of many instances where anecdotal evidence is admonished as real science in the case of Autism causality. Current scientific research suggests that the relationship between Autism and gastrointestinal... (more)

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by 45 · November 24, 2011 at 10:56 PM

This isn't me. I am speaking on behalf of a friend. She has a hyperactive mind, always scattered brain and can't focus on one subject at a time. Is she autistic or just ADHD? Also, what are your recommendations for vitamins, supplements and food... (more)

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TheOriginalKaz 0 · November 24, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Your friend should try the amino acid L-tyrosine, taken between meals/empty stomach. Also, there is a pure EPA fish oil made in South Africa, but available in the U.S., that was developed specifically for ADD./ADHD. Dr. Dan Amen's book, Healing... (more)

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by 1468 · October 12, 2011 at 10:29 PM

I have read alot of links about Autism and Paleo from this site. Was there one or two particular sites, blogs, or books that you used for information that helped you or someone you love. I have a friends family memeber that is using Gluten Free... (more)

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Moonablaze 0 · October 10, 2011 at 02:26 AM

While GAPS diet can be helpful because leaky gut is linked with autism (not necessarily as a cause, but a common comorbid condition), there is ZERO evidence that "Autism is a form of mercury/metal toxicity." "Aspie" is a nickname for asperger's... (more)

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by 3221 · May 24, 2012 at 12:04 PM

I have an 8 yr old son that is affected by autism. I feel Paleo would be very beneficial to him but he is quite rigid in his eating habits, though he loves my paleo chili. Anyone dealt with this? Unfortunately his fave foods are Double... (more)

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sammi_2 0 · May 24, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Maybe try the book "eat lik a dinosaur. " THere are lots of fun, kid friendly, paleo recipes. What about meat "cupcakes"? or our family fave "meatza"- pizza toppings on a minced meat base. yum

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by 145 · February 24, 2014 at 02:56 PM

This coming month, I'm switching myself and my six year old son to a paleo diet. The biggest issue I'm having in planning is sources of calcium for my son, that he'll actually eat. He's autistic, and very, very picky about his food. Right now,... (more)

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gone2croatan 0 · March 24, 2011 at 06:58 PM

Make your own bone broth. It is magic stuff. And is pretty tasty. Grains and legumes interfere with calcium uptake and increase our needs for it, so if your little one is eating plenty of meat and eggs and (hopefully) leafy greens, he will get... (more)

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by 9796 · June 25, 2011 at 02:08 PM

I was talking with a friend who is a special-ed major; we have a mutual friend with a toddler who may have autism. I mentioned that I had heard/read some good things about the ketogenic diet (I myself would try Paleo before going the ketogenic... (more)

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CraftyCrofts 0 · June 25, 2011 at 02:08 PM

You get my Mom Of The Day Award. I have so many friends with kids with autism and they don't even consider removing mac n' cheese or Kool-Aid from the diet. I admire ALL parents with kids with Autism, but the families like yours that are taking... (more)

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by 45 · October 02, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I use a cpap at night to sleep and my husband has noticed that I am sleeping with fewer issues at night now that I am on this diet. Even with cpap and prescribed allergy nasal spray and pills I would snore and struggle at night before going on... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · October 27, 2010 at 06:58 PM

Relatedly, f.lux will reduce blue coming from your computer screen in the evening. http://www.stereopsis.com/flux/