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Posted on 04-19-2017

Increasing Autism Awareness

Did you guys know April is Autism Awareness Month? The aim is to bring awareness and help educate our patients about proper nutrition and Autism.
Autism is a complex condition which affects about 1 in every 110 children in the United States. There is no single cause, although the environment, genetics, medicine, and poor diet may play a significant role.
Caring for a child with Autism can be challenging for both child and caregiver. Having a healthy, balanced diet can make a world of difference in an autistic child's ability to learn, better manage their emotion, and process information more clearer.
Are you a parent, grandparent, or caregiver who is caring for a child with Autism and looking for a safe and natural approach to help improve autistic symptoms? If you're wondering how a healthy and balanced diet can help improve the symptoms, then read on for more information below!
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 Autism and Gut Health!

Autism is primarily a disruption in the brain. However, research has shown that gut bacteria may play a role in Autism symptoms. You may ask, how can this happen?
 
Well, for starters, sufferers of Autism may have an imbalance in their gut bacteria that can may be from all kinds of toxic exposures, from heavy metals, the environment, medicine, food additives, food sensitivities, and possible nutritional deficiencies. If there is poor digestion and absorption of food, substances may pass into the blood stream and harm the brain causing potential symptoms of Autism.
 
Foods that may be related to Autism are wheat, dairy, and gluten which can be difficult to digest. The first thing we would have to do is take note of your child's diet, behaviors, alongside all the foods they're eating. This can help to identify the suspects potential causing the autistic symptoms. Many parents who bring their children to the office have recognized a vast improvement in their children after changes were made in the diet.
 
It's important to know that no two people with Autism will have the same set of symptoms, but there may be a few common characteristics that are familiar.
 
Symptoms of Autism:
  • Difficulty with social interaction
  • Hyper activity/ADHD
  • Language impairment
  • Repetitive behaviors
  • Immune dysfunction
  • Sleep and mood disorders
  • Over or under sensitive to sound
  • Difficulty dealing with change to routine
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 Seeking Guidance and Help for Special Diets

At Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic and Natural Health Center, we believe the foundation of healing is through optimal Nutrition. Are you a parent, grandparent, or caregiver of someone suffering from Autism looking for an alternative approach?
 
Call our office today 718-845-2323 and schedule a Nutrition Evaluation!
 
Let's work as a team to help you tailor and understand a diet that best fits your child's needs, taste preferences, and ensure that all nutritional needs are met! We look forward to hearing from you!
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