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Specific Carb Diet Helps Autistic Children

The apparent increase of incidents of autism spectrum disorders (including Asperger’s syndrome), and the cause of this increase, have been the source of much concern and debate in recent years. Some parents hesitate or even refuse to allow their children to be given standard vaccinations, fearing mercury and other toxins. More recently the medical community is looking into dietary toxicity instead.

Sugars come in three forms – monosaccharides or “simple sugars,” disaccharides, and polysaccharides; however, our bodies can only absorb monosaccharides. When other sugars are ingested, your body must first break them down into monosaccharides.

If this does not occur or occurs slowly, the micorbial flora residing in your belly, which aid with digestion and maintaining a proper ph balance, will feed on these more complex sugars and create an overgrowth of fermenting bacteria in your digestive system, damaging your intestinal walls and immunity. Toxicity and a lowered immune system can create symptoms congruent with an Autism spectrum disorder.

Treating a spectrum of symptoms with a strict diet is difficult and requires years of case studies; however, more and more medical professionals are considering the Specific Carb Diet as a treatment for Autism spectrum disorders. Mary Lou Hulseman of Fallcreek Family Medicine in Indianapolis is one of these professionals. Not only is her own daughter now symptom-free, but she has had similar success with numerous patients in the last decade. Mother Emily Sutherland shares about the improvements she has seen in her son under Dr. Hulseman’s care.

“He is much more reciprocal in his relationships and conversations than ever. His meltdowns are almost non-existent (for awhile he had one or more per day). He is feeling better; he rarely ever gets viruses or infections. He is gaining some much-needed weight (even with the restricted diet – his absorption of vitamins and minerals from his diet is SO much better). He was on three different medications (with various side effects) and now he is off all of them!”

Pamela Ferro, a private practice nurse in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, has treated hundreds of children in her clinic. She is quoted as saying, “Children with autism who are implementing SCD are demonstrating remarkable improvements in bowel function, language, eye contact, self-stimulatory behavior, anxiety, and mood.” For parents of a child with an autism spectrum disorder, these stories offer a hope that no other treatment modality has thus far.

May 27th, 2010

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I did this diet for 18 months and with other therapy's in progress it was hard to see any real progress, But the diet which really pushed my son forward was a Raw Diet ie no cooking , no processed foods just pure goodness and no need for supplements , I'm sure if you learn about getting the right ph balance for our kids alkaline v acidity you will fully understand one of the reasoning behind this diet or lifestyle ,it might seem daunting to some but the benefits are huge my son is now doing HBOT and he is 97% recovered and by the time we finish HBOT in seven weeks I'm pretty certain he will be fully recovered all thanks to the most natural diet on the planet RAW and HBOT. Best Wishes to you all on your journey, Autism can be corrected and our children can be healed no question about it....

Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.? --Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.).

posted May 29th, 2010 11:13 am


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