Did you know there’s a vitamin D receptor in every single cell in our bodies?
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.
While medications may not be your first choice, we’ve learned through my video, Are Prescription Medications Right for Your Autistic Child? that the right medications at the right time can improve your child’s quality of life.
However, prescription medications can lead to nutrient deficiencies. Use the information I provide here to make an informed decision about what supplements you might need to offset any nutrient deficiencies caused by prescription medications.
If you’ve been following me for a while you know my first preference isn’t prescription medication. I’m motivated and passionate about finding the root cause of autistic symptoms and addressing those to make your child’s life better. However, there may come a time when medications are necessary and I’m here to tell you, that’s OK.
Anemia in autistic kids can have a lot of different causes and effects and, likewise, the right treatment depends on the accurate identification of the underlying cause of the anemia.
Oxalates are tiny molecules found in a variety of foods and plants. It’s just two carbon and four oxygen molecules but high levels of oxalates can lead to a variety of issues including fatigue, inflammation, and kidney stones.
Many autistic individuals have an impaired ability to detoxify which can lead to worsening symptoms. So it stands to reason, if we improve their detoxification systems we can improve the symptoms our children experience.
I’m sure it comes as no surprise to other parents of autistic children that 40% of children with autism are considered nonverbal. Speech delays are one of the defining characteristics of autism. What may be surprising is the use and success of biomedical or functional interventions to treat speech delays.
When you think of histamines, the first thing that comes to mind is probably allergies. But histamines play many other roles in our bodies.
The processes occurring within our bodies are interconnected. When the level of one substance is off there is often a trickle down effect on other substances and body processes. One of the most important connections in our body is the relationship between lithium and vitamin B12.