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by 10502 · about 3 hours ago

A few weeks ago, high-functioning and burgeoning celebrity autistic, Temple Grandin, gave a great interview in the Wall Street Journal. It is mentioned that: While she's adamant that there is no magic cure for this disorder, Ms. Grandin says... (more)

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Forty2 0 · July 17, 2010 at 12:37 PM

I think this topic broaches a bigger picture: the explosion of autism, allergies, whatnot in children born much after 1980 (whether actual or imagined by modern hyper-protective hovercraft parents) didn't just come out of the ether. My... (more)

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by 114 · about 4 hours ago

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 5:24 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 12174 · about 4 hours ago

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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Paul_Whiteley 0 · November 11, 2012 at 12:55 PM

It is a great special edition on autism in Pediatrics and the paper which includes Alessio Fasano, Paul Ashwood and Paul Patterson in particular certainly represents a great leap forward in mainstream medicine accepting that GI issues might be an... (more)

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by 734 · about 4 hours ago

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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EDubs 0 · June 09, 2012 at 12:31 AM

There is a difference between psychological disorders and psychiatric disorders. Psychiatric disorders are medical conditions. Many medical conditions can be improved greatly with the use of paleo diets and diets like GAPS. Thus, one can reason... (more)

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by 941 · about 4 hours ago

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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College 0 · March 07, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Are you familiar with the GAPS Diet? The author claims to have healed her son's Autism through dietary changes. She does consider Autism as related to inflammation, particularly through the gut flora.

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by 45 · about 4 hours ago

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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Chris_Antenucci 0 · November 06, 2011 at 5:05 AM

Excess sugar is the #1 cause of a hyperactive mind. It causes chronically elevated cortisol levels, among many other problems, which will give you that scattered brain feeling. So cutting back on the sugar will help a lot. L-theanine,... (more)

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by 1471 · about 4 hours ago

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 2:26 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 45 · about 5 hours ago

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 6:58 PM

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

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 5:02 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 1:15 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 · October 30, 2014 at 4:52 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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Stephen_4 0 · June 20, 2013 at 2:22 AM

You have an eating disorder, you need to calm down, embrace your family and compromise some of your beliefs.

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by 53 · October 30, 2014 at 4:43 AM

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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AxialGentleman 0 · March 22, 2013 at 9:42 PM

The premise of this question may be incorrect. Many researchers believe that there is not an autism epidemic and the occurrence of autism did not actually increase throughout the 20th century. The apparent increase may be largely or completely... (more)

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by 60 · October 30, 2014 at 4:35 AM

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 3219 · October 30, 2014 at 3:39 AM

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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Sara_1 0 · September 15, 2011 at 9:51 PM

I might not be popular for saying this, but I'd say use the cheeseburgers and pizza as reinforcers for eating well. I don't know what your son's cognitive level is, but I do know that kids on the spectrum often do quite well working for a goal. ... (more)

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by 9812 · October 30, 2014 at 3:15 AM

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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MikeD 0 · February 07, 2011 at 6:21 PM

I am a special ed grad student, I've been super interested in diet since a lot of exceptional kids are put on keto diets--kids with autism and kids with seizure disabilities especially. One thing our society is screwing up is that the brain... (more)

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by 5768 · October 29, 2014 at 3:33 AM

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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Jenny_9 0 · March 29, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Just wanted to point out your terminology that the rise in autism is a "increased rate of disease" is misleading, because autism is a neurological condition/disorder, not a malady or sickness like, say, hepatitis or something. Calling autism a... (more)

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by 145 · October 28, 2014 at 3:11 AM

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 6:58 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 26 · October 27, 2014 at 3:44 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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Paul_Whiteley 0 · August 30, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Enter the Lion's den if you will... I wrote a few thoughts about the piece: http://questioning-answers.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/autism-and-immune-dysfunction-dont.html and several other authors have done the same:... (more)

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