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NOTICE: This health information was not created by Autism Answers (AA) and may not necessarily reflect specific Autism Answers practices. For medical advice relating to your personal condition, please consult your doctor. For full and complete disclosure click here.

Dietary Intervention

The Alkaline Diet

The alkaline diet is based on the premise that disease can only exist in an acidic environment. Dr. Sebi’s approach to disease is that it “finds it genesis when and where the mucous membrane has been compromised. For example, if there is excess mucous in the bronchial tubes, the disease is Bronchitis; if it is in the lungs, the disease is Pneumonia; in the pancreatic duct, it is Diabetes; in the joints Arthritis.”

Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Foods

It is becoming increasingly clear that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses - including heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer's disease. We all know inflammation on the surface of the body as local redness, heat, swelling and pain. It is the cornerstone of the body's healing response, bringing more nourishment and more immune activity to a site of injury or infection. But when inflammation persists or serves no purpose, it damages the body and causes illness. Stress, lack of exercise, genetic predisposition, and exposure to toxins (like secondhand tobacco smoke) can all contribute to such chronic inflammation, but dietary choices play a big role as well. Learning how specific foods influence the inflammatory process is the best strategy for containing it and reducing long-term disease risks.

Do you know the Benefits of Bone Broth?

First and foremost, homemade bone broth is excellent for speeding healing and recuperation from illness. You've undoubtedly heard the old adage that chicken soup will help cure a cold, and there's scientific support for such a statement.

Anti-Inflammatory Herbs and Spices

One of the best things you can do is eat an anti-inflammatory diet, which will help prevent inflammation and with recovery. These foods will create an alkaline state in the body that fight inflammation from the inside out. It’s also important to eat plant-based sources of proteinwith healthy sources of carbohydrates before and after a workout. Aside from common foods and athletic products like protein powders and vitamins, you may also want to consider adding some of the best herbs and spices into your routine. These provide powerful anti-inflammatory properties in small doses with very little known side effects or digestion difficulties.

Benefits of Parsley

It is necessary to make the parsley palatable, so that the autistic person will eat it.  Adults may like to enjoy the healthful benefits of parsley regimen as well.  I have found that the parsley flakes taste pretty good in the citrus pudding, and have imagined that the kids might like it that way.

Health Benefits of Cucumbers

However, there's reason to eat cucumbers all year long. With vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, and manganese, cucumbers can help you to avoid nutrient deficiencies that are widespread among those eating a typical American diet.

Plus, cucumbers contain unique polyphenols and other compounds that may help reduce your risk of chronic diseases and much, much more.

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Say No to GMOs

Alex talks with Andrea Lalama, the mother of two autistic children who had photos of her kids holding up anti-GMO signs at the Monsanto march yanked by Facebook. Ms. Lalama will be in-studio today. She is the founder of the Reversing Autism Foundation

When Facebook suspended the account of a mom of two autistic children who held anti-GMO signs at the recent rally, it became national news. Drudge Report linked to our Natural News story which documented Facebook censoring multiple accounts for sharing a photo Facebook absurdly called "abusive."

Autism Diet Effectiveness

Nourishing Hope & Generation Rescue

Autism mom benefits from grant by Generation Rescue - GR provided here with autism diet materials by Julie Matthews, Autism Diet & Nutrition Specialist (her book, Nourishing Hope for Autism and DVD/Cookbook Cooking To Heal). This is her personal share of her experience thus far applying the learning in the first few months.

Dr. Mercola Make a Delicious Chicken Soup

Internationally renowned natural health physician Dr. Joseph Mercola demonstrates how to make a healthy chicken soup.

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Why and How Diet Can Help

Some parents hesitate to try autism diets (or physicians are slow to suggest them) because they don’t know if (why/how) diet works.  One recent news report about autism diets suggested uncertainty about their efficacy, saying it was uncertain whether diet helps the symptoms of autism, or whether it helps the gut (which in turn affects a relief in autistic symptoms). The insinuation was that since they don’t know how it’s helping – the “autism” or “the gut” – they don’t know if it’s working at all.  This is foolhardy: don’t limit your potential because some “experts” fail to realize why or how diet works!

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