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Dietary Approach

Dietary Approach

My child has no gastrointestinal problems, but still, they put in on a diet. Even so, they took away cauliflower, broccoli, onion, garlic, soy... Does this diet really work? I feel like they prescribed him the same as everybody else. We are trying not to give him gluten or dairy, but he asked (he's non-verbal) for his milk, so I gave him that. He loves his milk before bed. I'm really heartbroken and don't want to try out something that may not work...

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

you should maybe look at speaking to a integrated medicine specialist. especially some-one that works with nutrition. Not everyone is put on a diet, only if there is health issue to look at will they normally recommend cutting out certain foods because of certain elements in it.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

You can ask if goat milk is ok for him or not. Also cashew and almond milk may works.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hi RachelKa, gluten free diet is ideal, I would stress probiotics, and Vit.B(all, complex). As for dairy, my son drinks Lactaid, seems to be fine for his system.
I don't know what's trying to be accomplished here but I would suggest early intervention, speech therapy, behavior therapy, in addition to working with your son at home. My son started verbal, lost his speech, started speaking again. Now i don't promise you'll have the same success, because every child is different. Hard work is necessary to help our children, and never give up hope.

posted over 2 years ago
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