A few weeks ago, high-functioning and burgeoning celebrity autistic, Temple Grandin, gave a great interview in the Wall Street Journal. It is mentioned that: While she's adamant that there is no magic cure for this disorder, Ms. Grandin says... (more)
I have a 19 year old son who is a moderately-severe autistic. He has that standard autism stims, though doesn't typically express with self-abusive or aggressive behaviours. He is very empathetic (which makes me wonder about his diagnosis, but... (more)
Lets say I had a friend that was a vegan who had an autistic son, and wanted to give her some advice on diet without forcing paleo on her. How do I coach a vegan to help her son? She's defensive and believes in vegan nutritional and ethical... (more)
The November 2012 edition of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics' magazine, deals in great detail with the issue of the gut-brain connection and the impact of gut health on how symptoms of autism spectrum disorders are... (more)
It is a great special edition on autism in Pediatrics and the paper which includes Alessio Fasano, Paul Ashwood and Paul Patterson in particular certainly represents a great leap forward in mainstream medicine accepting that GI issues might be an... (more)
I am very concerned about the increase in ADHD diagnoses, which in a lot of cases seems to be caused by either a food intolerance or just poor diet in general. I also see a lot of Rilatin use, which worries me a whole lot, knowing that some or... (more)
WAP recently posted a link to an article from The Autism File about research using camel milk as a treatment for autism. There are interviews with the doctors in which they suggest that part of the reason they see improvement in Autism symptoms is... (more)
Are you familiar with the GAPS Diet? The author claims to have healed her son's Autism through dietary changes. She does consider Autism as related to inflammation, particularly through the gut flora.
I was talking with a friend who is a special-ed major; we have a mutual friend with a toddler who may have autism. I mentioned that I had heard/read some good things about the ketogenic diet (I myself would try Paleo before going the ketogenic... (more)
I use a cpap at night to sleep and my husband has noticed that I am sleeping with fewer issues at night now that I am on this diet. Even with cpap and prescribed allergy nasal spray and pills I would snore and struggle at night before going on... (more)
Relatedly, f.lux will reduce blue coming from your computer screen in the evening. http://www.stereopsis.com/flux/
To My Palaeo and/or Low-Carb Friends, My name is Sarah and I need your help! Let me tell you a little about me; I turned LC about 8 years ago because I was morbidly obese (24 stone/336lb to begin with then, thanks to the NHS, I ended up at 30... (more)
I am a nanny to an 11-year old girl on the autism spectrum. In the past couple years, her weight has gotten out of control. She is about 4'6" and 110 lbs. Her parents are also very overweight and her dad is a very opinionated and fat-phobic... (more)
This isn't me. I am speaking on behalf of a friend. She has a hyperactive mind, always scattered brain and can't focus on one subject at a time. Is she autistic or just ADHD? Also, what are your recommendations for vitamins, supplements and food... (more)
I have read alot of links about Autism and Paleo from this site. Was there one or two particular sites, blogs, or books that you used for information that helped you or someone you love. I have a friends family memeber that is using Gluten Free... (more)
I have an 8 yr old son that is affected by autism. I feel Paleo would be very beneficial to him but he is quite rigid in his eating habits, though he loves my paleo chili. Anyone dealt with this? Unfortunately his fave foods are Double... (more)
This coming month, I'm switching myself and my six year old son to a paleo diet. The biggest issue I'm having in planning is sources of calcium for my son, that he'll actually eat. He's autistic, and very, very picky about his food. Right now,... (more)
NBC Nightly News, the other night had a segment about Autism and how 1 in 50 children are now being diagnosed. Having delt with a candida infection personally (from extreme use of antibiotics), and reading about heavy metal toxicity (mercury,... (more)
The CDC just put out that there has been an 78% increase in US kids with Autism. If you are looking at that number in terms of increased rate of disease or something like that, the increase is scary. However, I wonder how much of this increase... (more)
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
Who wants to do Whole30 with me?
Paleo and Body Type Theory?