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Autism Liquid Vitamin
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
Wish that were so...: Although the internet abounds with stories of children with autism improving with certain vitamins, dietary supplements, and special diets, there is not evidence that any of these treatments help most children with autism. My patients are free to try these (if safe) if they want, though i don't endorse them. I wish there was a simple nutritional solution to this very difficult condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Really: Many children with autism are picky eaters and have intestinal issues. Nonetheless, supplements are not helpful, expensive, and in some cases unsafe. Stories about improvement after starting a treatment appear to be compelling. However there is a lot of hidden bias in such stories. Fortunately, scientists have developed methods to test whether something really works. No supplements have worked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Has it been looked into if an abundance of vitamin K in the blood causes autism? I know the study was of a deficiency of the vitamin. Thank you.
How to say this...: I'm glad you asked the question here. In 2006, someone in the not-so-mainstream world of unproven " biomedical" cures for autism, like treating yeast , thought that giving vit k would be curative. Later, someone decided that vitamin k shots given to newborns since i-don't- know-when were a cause of autism , claiming they were dissolved in a base..Or an acid..Or both.. See www.Quackwatch.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: A liquid cannot be a pill! unfortunately the industry adds food coloring agents to everything, both pills and liquid. There is some evidence that some kids react to food dyes, particularly the red and orange colored. The reasons are 1. To cover bad taste and 2. To make it more attractive visually so that it sells. ...Read more
On a liquid diet, what vitamins/minerals are key to not deprive my body from what it needs to be healthy and able to excercise?
All of them!: By definition all vitamins are necessary for good health, as well as all essential minerals, essential Amino Acids ; essential fatty acids. Without details it's impossible to know what nutrients your liquid diet is providing. Consider a good-quality multivitamin (see http://bit.Ly/1b36cq0 ) or a protein powder with vitamins ; minerals (such as k*pax protein blend or thorne mediclear. See comment:. ...Read more
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