Dietary Supplements for Autism
Vitamin C, vitamin D, and omega-3 fish oil supplements put to the test to improve the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder.
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This is the latest of an extended series on natural treatments for autism (for those who want to be treated). Please check out the others if you’re interested:
• Fever Benefits for Autism in a Food (http://bit.ly/fever-benefits-for-autism-in-a-food)
• Fighting Autism Brain Inflammation with Food (http://bit.ly/Fighting-Autism-....Brain-Inflammation-w
• Best Foods for Autism (http://bit.ly/Best-Foods-for-Autism)
• Autism and Casein from Cow’s Milk (http://bit.ly/autism-and-casein-from-cows-milk)
• Does A2 Milk Carry Less Autism Risk? (http://bit.ly/Does-A2-Milk-Carry-Less-Autism-Risk)
• Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diets for Autism Put to the Test (http://bit.ly/Gluten-Free-Case....in-Free-Diets-for-Au
• Are Autism Diet Benefits Just a Placebo Effect? (http://bit.ly/Are-Autism-Diet-....Benefits-Just-a-Plac
• Double Blind Clinical Trial of Diet for Autism (http://bit.ly/Double-Blind-Cli....nical-Trial-of-Diet-
• Pros and Cons of Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diets for Autism (http://bit.ly/Pros-and-Cons-of....-Gluten-Free-Casein-
• Is Autism Really on the Rise? (http://bit.ly/is-autism-really-on-the-rise)
• The Role of Pesticides and Pollution in Autism (http://bit.ly/the-role-of-pest....icides-and-pollution
• Heavy Metal Urine Testing and Chelation for Autism (http://bit.ly/Heavy-Metal-Urin....e-testing-and-Chelat
• The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Autism (http://bit.ly/The-Role-of-the-....Gut-Microbiome-in-Au
• Alternative Treatments for Autism (http://bit.ly/alternative-treatments-for-autism)
The disappointing results with fish oil mirror what we now know about their use for heart disease. See, for example, Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil? (http://bit.ly/is-fish-oil-just-snake-oil) and Omega-3’s and the Eskimo Fish Tale (http://bit.ly/Omega-3s-and-the-eskimo-fish-tale).
What’s that about vitamin C and kidney stones? See Do Vitamin C Supplements Prevent Colds but Cause Kidney Stones? (http://bit.ly/do-vitamin-c-sup....plements-prevent-col
For more on what vitamin D can and can’t do, check out:
• Will You Live Longer if You Take Vitamin D Supplements? (http://bit.ly/will-you-live-lo....nger-if-you-take-vit
• Do Vitamin D Supplements Help with Diabetes, Weight Loss, and Blood Pressure (http://bit.ly/do-vit-d-supplem....ents-help-diabetes-w
• How Much Vitamin D Should You Take? (http://bit.ly/how-much-vitamin-D-should-you-take)
• The Optimal Dose of Vitamin D Based on Natural Levels (http://bit.ly/the-optimal-dose....-of-vitamin-D-based-
• The Best Way to Get Vitamin D: Sun, Supplements, or Salons? (http://bit.ly/the-best-way-to-....get-vitamin-D-sun-su
• The Risks and Benefits of Sensible Sun Exposure (http://bit.ly/the-risks-and-be....nefits-of-sensible-s
• Should Vitamin D Supplements Be Taken to Prevent Falls in the Elderly? (http://bit.ly/should-vitamin-d....-supplements-be-take
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