|June 28, 2012||
An Approach to the Nutritional Management of Autism
Parris M. Kidd, PhD
The cause of autism is not understood, and there is no cure for the disorder. However, certain therapies are associated with an improvement of autistic behaviors. This lesson is designed to discuss the hypothesis that nutritional management may help alleviate some of the behaviors associated with the disorder.
Healthcare providers who practice or who are interested in practicing nutritionally-oriented, integrative medicine.
Upon completion of this article, participants will be able to do the following:
1. Identify three symptom sets that characterize autism
2. Discuss the principles of dietary revision for autistic patients
3. List 6 nutrients that are believed to be associated with improvement of autistic behavior.
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