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Natural Treatments for Autism

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Natural Treatments for Autism

  1. 1. Natural Approaches to Treating Autism Dr. Jennifer Greenfield
  2. 2. Before We Begin… <ul><li>Let Go of The Guilt!!! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Causes of Autism <ul><li>Gestational Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Pregnancy Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Toxic Metals </li></ul><ul><li>Birthing </li></ul>
  4. 4. More on Birth… What Can Compromise the Mother’s Vaginal Tract? <ul><li>Antibiotics </li></ul><ul><li>Contraceptive Pill </li></ul><ul><li>Steroids </li></ul><ul><li>NSAIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Diet </li></ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Care Products </li></ul><ul><li>Infections </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why does this matter? <ul><li>Compromises the digestive tract and immune system. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaves children more susceptible to negative influences such as </li></ul><ul><ul><li>antibiotics, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vaccinations, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>toxic metals/minerals </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Prevention <ul><li>Breastfeeding & Colostrum </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to Focus on Your Nutrition as Well as your child’s! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Prevention <ul><li>Adrenal Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mother & Child </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Treatment <ul><li>Diet </li></ul><ul><li>Supplementation </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle Changes </li></ul>
  9. 9. Diet <ul><li>Why GFCF diet is Not Enough! </li></ul>
  10. 10. …Diet <ul><li>Phenols & Salicylate Free Diet…Not Enough </li></ul>
  11. 11. …Diet <ul><li>Anti- Candida Diet is also Not Enough </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion on Diet <ul><li>What should Autistic persons avoid in their diets? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbohydrates: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>disaccharides (double sugars): sucrose, lactose, maltose </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proteins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>peptidases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fats </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Supplementation <ul><li>Essential Supplements Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An effective therapeutic strength probiotic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essential Fatty Acids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vitamin A </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digestive Enzymes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vitamin and Mineral Supplements </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. …Supplementation <ul><li>Probiotics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage the immune system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nourishment for the body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat GI issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fight off pathogens </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. …Supplementation <ul><li>Essential Fatty Acids: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Omega-3 (LNA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Best sources: flax seed oil, hemp oil, and other exotic oils </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Omega-6 (LA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Best sources: safflower, sunflower, walnut, hemp oils and all seeds and nut butters. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Autistic Children also need Fish Oils (Good sources of the derivatives of LNA and LA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>* Ideal Ratio is 2:1 LNA:LA * </li></ul>
  16. 16. …Supplementation <ul><li>Vitamin A </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Sources : Organ Meats, Dairy Products, eggs and oily fish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Richest Sources : Liver oils from marine fish such as cold, halibut and shark. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Supplementation… Digestive Enzymes <ul><li>Digestion of Fats, Vitamins and Minerals Requires sufficient digestive enzymes. </li></ul><ul><li>Autistic Children are deficient in these enzymes and therefore require supplementation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good source: Betaine HCl with added Pepsin </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Supplementation…Vitamin and Mineral Supplements <ul><li>Wrong : Using Megadoses of Supplements, Using the “one size fits all” model for supplementation </li></ul><ul><li>Right: Testing for Nutritional Deficiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hair Analysis </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Hair Analysis <ul><li>Analyzes common nutritional ratios </li></ul><ul><li>Results are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhancement of absorption and digestion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutritional balancing facilitaties detoxification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthens organs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides natural toxic metal antagonists and chelating agents. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Lifestyle Changes <ul><li>Personal Care Products: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce Use to Absolute minimum. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cleaning Products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use biodegradable products and natural homemade combinations to clean. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Questions? <ul><li>For more information please visit the sites given to you in the information packet. </li></ul><ul><li>Also check out the literature recommended. Gut and Psychology Syndrome is an excellent resource as well as Nourishing Traditions </li></ul>

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