A study published March 17, 2018, found that a comprehensive dietary and supplementation program was effective at improving the quality of life; it is also shown to decrease the severity of issues that many autistic children and adults deal with.
The strategies and treatment protocol are as follows:
Day 0: Vitamin/Mineral supplementation begins.
Day 30: Essential Fatty Acid supplementation begins.
Day 60: Epsom salt baths begin.
Day 90: Carnitine Supplementation begins.
Day 180: Digestive Enzyme supplementation begins.
Day 210: Healthy, casein-free, gluten-free diet begins.
Day 365: Final assessment of autism severity and overall functioning status. Final blood draw and urine collection.
From the study, “Parents reported that the vitamin/mineral supplements, essential fatty acids, and HGCSF (Healthy Gluten-free, Casein-free, Soy-free) diet were the most beneficial.”
Dr. Dale’s notes:
Whenever I see children with cognitive/social/mental health issues like ASD, vaccine injury, etc., I will always recommend an HGCSF diet as well as the elimination of eggs. Most individuals with ASD will have allergies or intolerances to these foods. One can be tested for these allergies, but I often recommend it without tests due to the cost of the test, as well as the fact these foods are not what I would consider “health enhancing” foods. These foods may not be inherently bad for someone who is not allergic to them, but they are not extremely nutritious; therefore, I feel we can eliminate them in exchange for more nutritious foods that will help with enhancing one’s health.
Additional strategies I also recommend: for the child or individuals to see a neurologically focused chiropractor to improve neurological function; hemp/cannabis oil for neuroinflammation; medicinal mushrooms to aid with balancing the immune function; and detoxifying herbs like dandelion or milk thistle to help the liver function.
Resources / References:
Comprehensive Nutritional and Dietary Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder—A Randomized, Controlled 12-Month Trial