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.