* Disclaimer - This is opinion only and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult a trained medical professional.
It's more widely known today that some parents have had success by exceeding the normal expectations for reversing autism. By this I mean the expectations outlined by the professionals involved in the diagnosis of autism. When parents hear about these success stories, they start to doubt what they are told by people with outdated thinking. They wonder if the same success could be enjoyed by their child.
Unfortunately many doctors and health professionals think the best treatments for autism are already settled. As a parent of a child on the spectrum, we often feel there are a lot of missing pieces. We can't just sit back and wait for the next big breakthrough from doctors and scientist. Our child needs help now!
As a result, it's parents driving this new revolution and exploration into how we can help our children with autism. We don't want to wonder if there is more we can do. We'd rather take action with some simple diet and lifestyle changes, so long as there is no risk of harm.
The best treatment for autism will be a combination of dietary changes, lifestyle choices and therapies chosen with consultation between the child's parents, health care providers, autism coaches and other families that have experience. Your child should be able to lead an active life. He or she should be able to enjoy social interactions and participate in activities that interest him or her. A healthy diet is key to helping your child achieve these goals. As a parent, you need to know what foods to avoid and what foods to include in your child's diet. You should also understand how to prepare meals so that your child has access to nutritious foods. Finally, you must learn how to manage stress and deal with challenging behaviours. These skills will help you cope with any difficulties your child might face.
More and more people are realising we can do more to support people with autism and ADHD. People are looking for ways to treat autism and ADHD naturally. Parents who suspect their child might have ASD or ADHD are becoming increasingly aware of the things that make the symptoms get better or worse. Furthermore, parents are hopeful that natural remedies can help their children overcome their challenges. We are encouraged to look for new ways to heal their children naturally.
When it comes to diet and supplements, cost-effective strategies that work are the goal. This means rather than spending money supplementing with the many miracle missing nutrients (which can be costly), it's better use a healthy lifestyle consisting of good food choices and minimal supplementation.
We can use diet, lifestyle and targeted supplementation to address the key areas, such as gut health, mitochondrial health and to reduce inflammation. Many people have had success with various energy healing
This post is for parents looking for ways of helping their autistic child beyond the standard therapies. I encourage all of us to take a step back and look at Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with fresh eyes. I don't intend to cover in detail the most established and used strategies and early interventions for Autism. I intend to expand on those early intervention strategies and explore those additional and new ideas that can be added to our strategies. These new ideas will enhance the effectiveness of those more common early interventions.
You have reached this post, and are likely to be looking for ideas that can help your child feel better, be more naturally engaged, be calmer and happier. You may have a long list of wishes for your child including things like having your child become verbal, him saying 'I love you mum' or him having friends.
You want to know how and why these ideas work and what will work best for your child. That's why I'm writing this post. This post is about helping your child be in the best state of health to not only achieve the best improvements from early intervention treatments, but have more fun while doing it.
Many of us believe that we know a lot about autism, but do we? We may know how to describe autism to someone by repeating what we are told the outward symptoms are. However, do we really know what autism is? When we peel away the superficial layer, we get a different answer to the question, what is autism?