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Autism Diet Therapy: Nutrition Could Be Key

Nutritional Experts Report Progress in Autism Diet Therapy

Can food sensitivities lead to Autism and could diet therapy be effective?

Doctors recently discovered sensitivity to foods and nutrients play a big part in the development of autistic children. Every day more and more people are becoming convinced that our immune systems are being compromised by environmental factors.

autism diet therapyJust like pollens in the air can induce health problems for those allergic to them, pollutants pose health problems too. For those particularly sensitive to polluntants, could the result be autism spectrum disorders?

The National Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers research has been reported on in Fox News. The report centered on their study employing their treatments using various holistic approaches.

 NAET is a holistic treatment that is used to eliminate allergies of all types. According to NAET’s website, the technique uses “a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine.”

To test its effectiveness on autism, Teitelbaum and his colleagues examined 60 autistic children who were each split into one of two groups: 30 children were treated with the NAET treatment and the other 30 children were not. The treatments lasted for one year with 20 minute sessions, twice a week.

“The effects were dramatic,” Teitelbaum said. “After one year of simple treatments, the children showed an average 50 to 75 percent improvement.”

Mostly notably, Teitelbaum said, 23 out of the 30 autistic children who were treated were back in regular school by the end of the treatment period, as opposed to none of the 30 children who had not received treatment.
“If I was a parent with a child with autism, my child would be getting treated now,” Teitelbaum said.

More on NAET treatment. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/05/29/nutritional-therapy-may-be-key-to-stopping-autism/

How much do you think pollutants could be causing immune system disorders leading to autism?  Is it possible that something in the foods moms ate caused the food sensitivities?

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