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Does any special diet help asperger's?

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ebcooks

Asked by ebcooks at 8:55 AM on Mar. 30, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • My sons high functioning autistic and honestly we did try a number of "diets" and also different supplements. Our pediatrician often recommended new things she heard might work, we always tried. The increasing magnesium did seem to help. We give him a supplement with that, but special diets otherwise really didnt help.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 8:59 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • My son has aspergers and he is not on any special diet-- he eats what we eat. As with anything what works for one person may or may not work for another person. I have heard some moms rave about the diets, others who did not like it or see a difference. Your best bet would be to talk to your child's doctor and see if they think the diet would be a good idea for your child, and then try it and see if it works or not.
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 12:33 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • kids with aspergers have a different digestive system and should refrain from thins with Casein like bagels or some cereals. they get constipated really easy so stay away from cheese and teach him the foods he should stay away from too.
    wheresthewayout

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 2:58 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • I meant things not thins..sorry
    wheresthewayout

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 2:59 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • kids with aspergers have a different digestive system and should refrain from thins with Casein like bagels or some cereals. they get constipated really easy so stay away from cheese and teach him the foods he should stay away from too.


    SOME kids with aspergers/autism have this issue . . . not all. Getting the right nutrients/vitamins and eating a healthy diet is going to benefit anyone but unless your child has medical issues specifically related to food then changing their diet is not going to effect an autistic spectrum disorder. There are some food related issues that actually mimic the symptoms of autism and once those issues have been resolved the symptoms are as well.


     

    qwietpleez

    Answer by qwietpleez at 10:54 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

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