Ultimately, good nutrition is essential for everyone. A lack of a good diet can and will cause pain and anguish inside the body which alters the person mood, temperament and how much they are able to concentrate on learning or working on a task. We all know this. But children on the autism spectrum have a much more sensitive digestive system than a typical person and focusing on good nutrition for them is even more important.
The article, Autism Diets and Nutrition: Providing Health Benefits for Many Children With ASD was posted in the magazine Autism Advocate by Julie Matthews who is a Certified Nutritionist Consultant and has spent years specializing in autism. She gives easy to understand explanations on how certain foods and substances affect the body and brain and then how to begin changing the diet of a person on the autism spectrum who also has food aversions and other sensory challenges.
This is not an article that will give you a "cure all" method because anything that states that is a scam as ASD is a lifelong neurological disability. But it will offer practical solutions that may minimize some of the symptoms of ASD caused by digestive issues.
Always remember that you should ask your child's doctor before implementing any major changes in your child's diet or treatment plan!
Stay Heathy and Happy,
Post written by: Sabra Evans