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GFCF Diet for children with autism Digestive health is of primary importance in autism. Common digestive symptoms have further been linked to behavioral changes in autistic individuals. Foods are a common cause of both digestive complaints and behavioral issues. Two … Continue reading

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Avoiding Wheat Gluten and Dairy Products Can Help Those with Autism Foodfacts.com Blog research indicates that, until just a few years ago, treatment options for those with autism had been limited because of a narrow perspective that views autism as … Continue reading

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Foodfacts.com has discovered an article in Florida’s Sun-Sentinel that reported that a large new study strengthens the growing evidence that inborn genetic factors are the main cause of autism, researchers said.

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Vanderbilt University is participating in a multi-center project, funded by a $17 million federal stimulus grant, to identify the “genetic architecture” of autism.

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Foodfacts.com has come across an interesting news item of interest to parents of autistic children concerned about the much-discussed and speculated dietary-nutrition connection. On November 15th, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), North America Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and … Continue reading

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Zinc deficiency is associated with decreased immune function, impaired growth, loss of appetite and diarrhea. Some studies show that children with autism may be especially susceptible to being zinc deficient. The RDA of zinc for children age 1-10 ranges from … Continue reading

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