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Basics of Biomedical Treatments for Autism

From the Show: Autism Hope
Summary: Learn about bio-medical treatment for autism symptoms.
Air Date: 3/17/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Kristin Selby Gonzalez, President/Chairman of the Autism Hope Alliance
Kristin Selby GonzalezKristin Selby Gonzalez is the President and Chairman of the Autism Hope Alliance. She has given lectures worldwide, educating thousands throughout the years on different strategies to help children on the autism spectrum. In addition to her trainings and certifications, Kristin brings her own experience as a mother of a child on the spectrum.
Basics of Biomedical Treatments for Autism
The cause of autism is still undetermined.

Autism is considered a psychological diagnosis, and medically-caused issues that might contribute to autism symptoms are not always investigated.

Bio-medical treatment is an in-depth evaluation of both the biological and psychological processes of a person with autism. Autism is complex and individualized, but there are some biological issues that are common. Seizures, allergies, gastrointestinal distress, sleep disturbances and autoimmune issues crop up with some regularity. Some behaviors that accompany autism may change with health status and age.

Some dietary changes may help with physical symptoms:

  • Serve organic food as much as possible to avoid pesticides and hormones.
  • Reduce sugar.
  • Avoid fast foods, preservatives, artificial food coloring and sweeteners.
  • Consider removing gluten and casein (cow's milk protein) from the diet. These can be triggers for some physical issues for individuals.
  • Add supplements to the diet gradually. Investigate probiotics, calcium, digestive enzymes and cod liver oil.
Listen in as Kristin Gonzalez, President of the Autism Hope Alliance, shares information on basic bio-medical treatment.
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