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I am autistic and can you tell me if sugar can affect autism behavior?

I am autistic and can you tell me if sugar can affect autism behavior?

It can: Sugar is often addictive and can affect behavior in general. Autistic individuals are often more sensitive to the effects of many foods including sugar, as they tend to be more sensitive to many things. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Can the amount of sugar intake affect the behavior of a child with autism?

Can the amount of sugar intake affect the behavior of a child with autism?

Controversial: The effects of sugar and other foods or additives in chidlren with autism or adhd are highly controversial. Best reserach suggests that, especially with chidlren under age 5 or 6 years, if may have an effect. One problem is that sugar rarely is the only variable--context (party, after school, etc.) may have a big impact. Check for yourself; if it helps, restricting it may be worth the effort. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of sugar cravings?

How can I get rid of sugar cravings?

Few people treat: Few people treat chocolate, sugar or caffeine addictions although they are very common and hard to overcome. The side effects are less problematic than alcohol or other drugs which is why they have been neglected. However, they can have health consequences like stress and diabetes. Contact someone who specializes in addictions and work out a program to help you stiop. ...Read more

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How can I stop my binges and sugar cravings?

How can I stop my binges and sugar cravings?

Snacks: Replacing eating with recreational activity might help. Fruits and vegetables are healthy snacks. ...Read more

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Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Sorry: But none of the artificial sweeteners cause sugar cravings -- you just like sweet things and are probably overweight and Insulin resistant because of it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Lost 70 lbs. Sugar cravings . Will gymnema help? Dosage?Take levothroid and blood press.Meds...

Lost 70 lbs. Sugar cravings . Will gymnema help? Dosage?Take levothroid and blood press.Meds...

See doctor: Losing 70 lbs without trying is a big deal and may signal a serious medication condition. Diabetes may be one and too much thyroid another- to name a couple. You need to see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I need to know how do you curb those sugar cravings and make sure you're eating the right foods for your teeth?

I need to know how do you curb those sugar cravings and make sure you're eating the right foods for your teeth?

Sugar Cravings: Try to start you day with significant protein and natural sugars to condition your body to quality protein and complex carbohydrates. A machine like the nutrabullet allows you to place a vegetable(baby spinach, kale) then fruit(blueberris, strawberries) with a scoop of protein powder and almond mild. Tastes great and should reduce your craving for simple sugars, make lunch, dinner similar nutrients. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Food Cravings (Definition)

Food cravings means a person strongly desires to eat more of certain foods. Some women during pregnancy have ...Read more