Nutrition for the Spectrum (Allergies, Autism, ADHD)

Nutrition for the Spectrum

4 A’s: Starts with Allergies, ADHD, Asthma, then Autism

American children are sicker today than ever before. 1 in 2 suffers from a chronic health condition. The SAD (Standard American Diet) diet blindly consumed today involves fast food, processed, packaged and junk food with artificial additives, flavors and sugar. This causes nutrient deficiencies, (omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, calcium, iron, B-6) leaky gut, and lowers the immune system.

The foods we digest become nutrients for the brain to function. They become an influence on the body and behavior.

Our world is toxic. We have environmental stressors, our soil is deficient in nutrients, our  environment is devoid of good bacteria and we have food pollution (pesticides, GMO’s).  We then add c-sections, bottle feeding and 69 vaccines and you have the perfect storm.

Many childhood disorders (including autism, ADHD, Asthma, Allergies, and more) have similar underlying physical and biochemical conditions. Most of these childhood disorders have similar underlying causes and contributing factors. They are all influenced by diet and the common denominator is leaky gut.

We know that many children with autism, allergies, ADHD and Asthma have:

  • Increased Inflammation – gut, brain, and systemic inflammation
  • Poor methylation (needed for neurotransmitter activation)
  • Poor detoxification – more risk of harm from environmental chemicals and reactions to food additives
  • Poor digestion – leading to nutrient deficiencies, negatively affecting every system.

When conditions like autism are perceived as “whole body disorders,” it becomes apparent that improving the health of body, brain, and systemic functioning is likely to affect improvements in mental health, learning, and behavior.

Autism is the granddaddy of all neurological diseases affecting our kids today because if you heal autism you can heal anything. They are the canaries in the cold mine telling us our world is toxic. They are the most sensitive children and need best food and nutrition.

While avoiding problematic foods is vital, adding nourishing foods is equally important. It’s beneficial to introduce nutrient-dense foods to the diet, supplying your child’s body with the vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, and good bacteria it needs to promote healing.

In this class, we will go over the foods making your child sick and what foods to eat to heal the digestion, gut and brain.