A sound autism diet is the first line of defense against illness and is a powerful tool for sustained health, recovery and positive mental attitudes. The relationship between nutrition and a healthy lifestyle is critical as is the the correlation between autism and diet.
A good autism diet emphasizes organic/vegetarian foods, emotional eating/diet and healthful cooking. Nutritional counseling can also help families who have children with special needs and addresses the relationship between diet and conditions such as Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, and other Learning Disabilities.
Autistic disorder, or autism, is a severe developmental disorder, which was first described around 1940, about three years after the introduction of the first major commercial antibiotics, the sulfa drugs. As antibiotic usage grows, so do rates of autism.
Autistic disorder and autism are a disorder of the antibiotic era. This happens because antibiotics help the yeast Candida albicans grow in the intestinal tract. Candida albicans makes toxic chemicals which hurt the developing brain and experts suggest this may contribute to the occurrence of autism.
The yeast Candida albicans can be found inside of our intestinal tract, mouth and in the female genital tract. Sometimes this yeast overgrows and the doctor recognizes this overgrowth of yeast as a yeast infection of the female genital tract or in the mouth, where this infection is commonly called thrush.
Bacteria are also resident inside the intestinal tract, sharing space with the yeast. Antibiotics kill bacteria, not yeast. After the use of antibiotics the yeast grow to fill in the space left by the removal of the bacteria. Yeast make chemicals which kill bacteria, which enables the yeast to grow at a higher level, even after the antibiotics have been stopped.
Yeast make a number of chemical compounds which are then picked up and absorbed into the body. These compounds are quite toxic to the nervous system. These compounds include toxic alcohols and acetone, as well as the powerful nervous system poison hydrogen sulfide. Alcohols depress and slow the nervous system and acetone causes coma.
These chemicals slow the brain down so that the brain no longer works correctly. These chemicals should be cleared by the liver so that these chemicals never reach the brain. However in some people, such as those with autism, these chemicals are apparently not cleared, reach the brain, and cause mental symptoms.