Autism is diagnosed based on criteria from a diagnostic manual of mental disorders however, it is increasingly clear that many of these symptoms are medical – not psychological.
Because children with autism-spectrum disorder have health issues that are very complex, individualized dietary changes and nutritional supplements can make profound improvements. Specific alternative medical tests can reveal digestive dysfunction, nutritional deficiencies, oxidative stress, inflammation, and toxic burden. Correcting these imbalances can bring improvements in the child with autism.
Testing and Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder can include:
Special Diets including Gluten Free Casein Free (GFCF), Yeast Free (YF), Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), and others.
Metabolic Testing for Nutritional Deficiencies
Heavy Metal Burden
Bacterial and Yeast Overgrowth
Supplements including antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, enzymes, immune enhancers, and amino acids.
Anti-fungal and Anti-viral Therapies
Amino Acid Analysis