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Fish Oil

Fish Oil

I have read that Dha and Epa are really good in helping develop or improve cognitive development in autistic kids. Has anyone give their child omega3 fish oils.

These studies saying give your child a combined dose of 2000-4000 m(dha & epa).

Also any other foods, drinks, supplements or activities that might help autistic child universally or your own experience of such things Thank you in advance

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

This has been a lifesaver for us. I cannot tell you how much our ds improved just on the GFCF diet. 80-90% of his ocd and temper tantrums went away. It was mind boggling three weeks later I had a new kid. Also you should check the stools once every few months. He was put on one probiotic for about 4 months, but stool test revealed it was not working for the bacteria he had, so they had to change the probiotics composition on him.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member & Hodada, yea i have been thinking about the GFCF diet for about a week now. We have gone gluten free, sugar free, non organic free but not dairy free.

This is because firstly he loves his milk and secondly i had read some research saying going dairy free is not health and might be riaky to a child with ASD (British national health service), Which has put me on the fence abit. How did your little angels react to the diet? And did you supplement them?

Also I have been meaning to get his gut healthy with probiotics and antifungus supplements but need to do more research. We will definitely go and see a gastroenterologist to see the state of his gut.

Thanks in advance

posted over 2 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We visited Gastroenterologist this week and he suggested GFCF diet and probiotic.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

strangely enough, you body does actually need gluten. you should only try a Gluten free or GFCF or GFCFSF diet, or any of the other if your doctor recommend it. a good one is the GAPS diet. But yes, fish oils is very good for you. A good multivitamin and omega 3, with probiotic and loads of green leafy veggies (folate and b12), moderation on the gluten (wheat, oats, bran and corn) and moderate on the dairy. Make sure you get all your B-vitamins and vitamin D.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

The first 2-3 days are not fun, I can tell you that. But my son could drink 40oz of milk a day. He barely ate anything, french fries, a few nuts etc. Once we cold-turkeyed the milk, he had massive tantrums, crying. But we didn't give in and sure enough on the 3/4th day he started eating other things - now he has a very balanced diet. After one week he finally started taking rice milk (on and off 1 oz at a time). We supplemented calcium with supplements. We also did an IGG test on him (casein and gluten allergy was identified). Maybe your doctor can run both an IGG and IGH (its a blood test to actually see what he is allergic too). Forgot to add in 3 weeks his mood, tantrums were down to a minimum which was proof that something was affecting him.

edited, originally posted over 2 years ago
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