Many parents receive the diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome for their child and suddenly their world has literally been rocked. Parents must begin to think differently about food choices, structure, behaviors, and much more. It can seem overwhelming at first, but we want you to know that it is possible to provide an excellent quality of life for your child with Asperger’s.
Many parents have seen that Asperger’s syndrome in their child can be treated in a natural way with behavioral therapies but most of all nutritionally. Because out Physicians are currently trained to deal with symptoms using drugs – nutrition is a key – and there is little training done in the medical school in the United States. Testimonies of parents of children with Asperger’s have willingly testified time and again how much of a difference the proper nutrition made for their child.
TREATMENTS FOR ASPERGER’S
There are several natural ways to help your child adjust to her surroundings and to function in her world in a way that will oftentimes make people question whether your child really does have Asperger’s Syndrome. She will be able to focus on tasks for longer periods of time, interact with others socially a bit more, and overall be a happier child.
– NTR (Neural Transmission Repatterning) – energy therapy designed to affect the cellular makeup of the brain and the body. Repatterns or reorganizes the neural pathways in the brain, which is said to bring behaviors and thought patterns back into “alignment”.
– Nutritional supplements – Vitamin B, essential fatty acids, magnesium, etc.
– Dietary changes/alterations – see below!
THE QUESTION IS WILL PROPER NUTRITION HELP MY CHILD?
Asperger’s syndrome is a spectrum disorder like autism. Studies have concluded that there are connections between certain foods and the behaviors exhibited by children with both Asperger’s and autism.
GLUTEN FREE AND CASEINI FREE DIET (GF/CF DIET)
Children with these medical conditions tend to have intolerance to gluten and casein, which is found in many food items. When these children eat foods with these two ingredients, behaviors worsen. But when gluten and casein are eliminated, parents have reported that their child has had improved eye contact, fewer outbursts and tantrums, improved communication, less moodiness, and even improvement in vocabulary and verbal skills.
Did you know that it is now recommended by the Journal of the American Medical Association for each and every person to take supplements daily? The authorities who oversee our food sources and the AMA admit that the foods we are eating no longer deliver the necessary nutrients, fibers, minerals, and nutrition our bodies require to function properly and to fight disease.
Children with Asperger’s syndrome are no different. They often experience difficulty digesting certain foods, which means their bodies and brains are not getting optimal nutrition. Family life can become difficult because children with this syndrome become unresponsive, aggressive, and antisocial.
What supplements are best? The best way to go is to get a combination of nutrients that together help – minerals, vitamins – with powerful antioxidants and brain food – omega fatty acids. Fish oil supplements, which contain essential fatty acids, are vital for children with Asperger’s syndrome. These EFA’s are crucial to brain health and function. When parents include essential fatty acids in their child’s diet, they notice a dramatic difference.