This recent article in Psychiatry Advisor talks about common nutritional deficiencies seen in children with autism. Nutritional status is always one of the first things we want to look at in children who’ve been diagnosed with autism, which we do with the Organic Acids Test (OAT) and our Calcium + Magnesium Profile. If these patients have already been put on a gluten-free and casein-free diet (often recommended for autism), and/or other elimination diets (due to the results of food allergy testing with our IgG Food Allergy Test), or if they are just picky eaters, we want to be sure they are getting enough calcium and other important vitamins and minerals, as nutritional deficiencies can make many symptoms of autism worse and create related problems like oxalate build-up.
Addressing Common Nutritional Deficiencies in Autism
We have a wealth of information on our website about nutrition and autism. Check out all of these potential resources:
Nutrition expert, Julie Matthews, CNC also did a webinar for us on this subject, Special Diets for Autism and ADHD: