Clean water is so important! City water supplies can be contaminated by things like heavy metals, human or animal medications, or even bleach. While there is testing and filtration for these things, some of them still end up in our water supply. So what can you do to make sure your autistic child (and the rest of your family) is drinking clean water?
Proteins are the building blocks of life, necessary for our cells, neurotransmitters, and many other things. Without the amino acids that make up proteins, our bodies just won’t function properly. So where can we fit protein into our autistic children’s diets?
Challenging behaviors, sleep issues, increased stress, and an uptick in stimming may all be the result of low glutathione levels in your autistic child.
Glutathione is the most potent antioxidant and detoxifier, and it’s made by our own bodies. It’s not uncommon for autistic individuals to have low levels of glutathione for a number of reasons.
Much like gluten, casein, a protein found in dairy can worsen certain symptoms of autism. Casomorphins are a byproduct of digesting casein. If you watched my video Can a Gluten-Free Diet Help Your Autistic Child? this will sound familiar. Casomorphins are to dairy as gluteomorphins are to gluten.
By now, most of us are familiar with gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley) but you may be less familiar with gluteomorphins. Gluteomorphins are a byproduct of digesting gliadin or gluten.
Gluteomorphins are “the bad guys.” They wreak havoc on our digestive system and consequently cause a variety of issues.