You know heavy metals are toxic, even if you’re not quite sure why. Heavy metals like mercury, aluminum, and lead can have a big effect on autistic children – on all of us really.
Fish oils are one of the most commonly asked about functional medicine interventions for autism treatment. Fish oils can help reduce many symptoms of autism, but there are a few things you should know before you get started on this path with your child.
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.