Tag Archives: Autism

L-Carnitine Supplementation Improves the Behavioural Symptoms in Autistic Children

Some autistic children and adolescents exhibit evidence of mitochondrial dysfunction, an energy production problem, which can lead to poor growth, loss of coordination, muscle weakness, vision or hearing difficulties, developmental delays and Gastrointestinal Symptoms (Severe Constipation).   Mitochondrial dysfunction is commonly associated with carnitine deficiency. Carnitine is a naturally endogenous compound known as a mitochondria ‘booster’...
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Updates on Complementary Treatment Approaches in Autism

Many families look to access complementary therapies in managing Autism Spectrum Disorder, with the hope of finding a solution that does not rely on pharmaceutical agents. Although, this approach may not afford every child or adolescent a significant reduction in behaviour, response and/or symptoms, the fact that there is a growing body of research supporting...
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Autism Spectrum and Gluten

I am currently enrolled in my PhD at The University of Newcastle. My area of focus is Autism Spectrum and Nutrition. I have just commenced writing a piece and thought I would share this information with you: Introduction Research examining the role nutrition plays in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has largely focused on individual dietary nutrients and/or...
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The stools of children diagnosed with Autism

Researchers at the University of Silesia, Poland, have conducted a comparison study on the stools of children diagnosed with Autism vs. what is considered a "Typically Developing Child". The aim of the research was to identify whether elevations of fecal lactoferrin and a bacteria producing toxin, Clostridium species were more commonly found in children diagnosed...
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Can glutamine and arginine improve hyperpermeability in the GI tract of children diagnosed with autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s) are neurodevelopmental disorders that include Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). In recent years, scientific research has identified an association between ASD and compromised digestion. Of particular note, is the relationship between ASD and hyperpermeability syndrome. Hyperpermeability is a term given to a condition where the...
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