Did you know that 75% of parents who have followed a special diet with their children with autism have since reported significant behavioural improvements in their kids? This is a great success! Dietary intervention really is a base of healing.
Modern science has established a very close relationship between the microbiome in the human gut and the human brain. Up to 80% of children with autism suffer from gastrointestinal dysfunction and as a result of this have nutrient deficiency, an imbalanced biochemistry and finally behavioural abnormalities. Many case studies clearly show us that once biochemical balance has been addressed, children become much calmer and focused, furthermore, what is very important is that other therapies start to work on them much better.
But the lesson that we learn from patients with autism is very relevant to everyone! Many people nowadays experience certain gastrointestinal problems and suffer from chronic inflammation which leads to serious health issues. The majority of people nowadays are malnourished and not because we do not have enough food, but because the food we eat no longer contains all of the necessary nutrients for normal body function. We are also bombarded with different toxins that have lots of negative effects on the absorption of nutrients and the disruption of cellular metabolism. So when additional stress comes along, the weakest point in our organism will start to show a problem.
The same happens with autism. Children have certain genetic predispositions, which can vary a lot from child to child, but when stress accumulates and the immune system is compromised, symptoms of autism start to develop. Due to their young age and the severity of their symptoms, autistic children are much more reactive to any nutrition changes then any other people. But their remarkable, positive response to the right, individually tailored dietary intervention, clearly shows that anyone with any illness will benefit from correct nutrition!
However, these positive effects can only be achieved in the case of carefully selected, personalised nutritional support! It is well known that no one diet fits everyone! This is very important! For instance, have you ever noticed that a certain diet may work for somebody but not for you? Or perhaps somebody suggests you a “great detox drink” that may be very effective for them but you has no effect on you?
But what do I mean by personalised nutrition? A personalised approach into your diet based on identifying different nutrient deficiencies in YOUR body and then addressing these deficiencies through food and nutrition. In some cases, like with children with autism, some food supplements may be necessary as well. The goal of personalised nutrition is to reduce inflammation in YOUR body, fuel YOUR brain and YOUR cells, support the certain biochemical needs relevant to YOU, improve YOUR body functions and help improve tolerance where possible. There are many different good diets exist but we need to choose one for you that will meet your individual needs based on factors like gene expression, nutrient deficiency, biochemical imbalances, health conditions, environmental stressors and microbiome.
Therefore, by using autism as a model and applying a personalised dietary approach to others, it is possible to help many-many people to improve their health condition and prevent many diseases.
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