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Is it safe to give children with autism fish oil if it contains mercury?

Is it safe to give children with autism fish oil if it contains mercury?

Fish oil: Fish oil is very safe, if you make sure the company distills and purifies its products to be free of heavy metals like mercury and other contaminants. Research the companies. Nordic naturals, carlson's, omegabrite, vital choice, etc all are excellent companies whose processes assure good products. Subscribe to http://www.Consumerlab.Com/ for $33/year -- great info on all this and more. ...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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Are there any problems with using fish oil supplements in children with autism?

Are there any problems with using fish oil supplements in children with autism?

Give it a try: The problem is getting them to actually take it! :-) if you can actually get the kid to ingest it, i recommend a trial of fish oil for most with autism. Although more research is needed, some research suggests modest benefits from fish oil, and no evidence of any harm. In general, fish oil and a multivitamin (+/- iron depending on constipation) are a good idea for most kids with autism. ...Read more

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How to perform hydrotherapy with essential oil at home for autism spectrum disorder child?

How to perform hydrotherapy with essential oil at home for autism spectrum disorder child?

Why ever ???: It is common for bizarre therapies to gain a following when a problem is difficult ; no successful treatments are offered through regular health sources. They are offered with the statement "your doc doesn't know about this" or they are trying to "hide" the benefit. Autism gradually improves over time in most cases with loving supportive care.These programs are a waste of time but do what you wish. ...Read more

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Did you hear about autism parents flocking to colorado for cannibis oil to treat their children having seziures?

Did you hear about autism parents flocking to colorado for cannibis oil to treat their children having seziures?

Although studies on : efficacy & safety have barely begun, parents of children with intractable epilepsy, with or without Autism, have purchased CBD oil in Colorado. Since medical marijuana is now legal in Nevada, affected families don't have to leave home. My hometown has always promoted cohort situational behaviors in visitors, leaving the visitors feeling slightly naughty & happy & us with no state income tax. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have success with essential oils for autism?

Essential Oils/Autsm: Essential Oils have been shown to help people relax as well as feel more awake. They can sooth muscles and perhaps help with headaches. But in terms of "curing" autism; there is no evidence to support that. They cannot hurt so if you want to try and see if they help calm someone with autism, you can certainly try. They should NOT be used instead of conventional therapy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use coconut oil?

Is it ok to use coconut oil?

YES!!!: Inside and out ... Depending what you are going to do. On the skin, in cooking etc! it is from mother nature! ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for you?

Coconut oil: Look for a book written by, i believe, bruce fife, nd on coconut oil. Very enlightening reading. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil actually healthy?

Is coconut oil actually healthy?

Pros of coconut oil: ...contains good mono- & polyunsaturated fats, & has no trans fat. Also, virgin coconut oil might have a positive effect on cholesterol levels & help protect against heart disease. Keep in mind its still high in saturated fat so don't replace all your cooking oil with it, use in moderation, & figure into your daily calorie & fat count. (Ref. bhg.com) ...Read more

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Is coconut oil really bad for you?

Is coconut oil really bad for you?

VERY bad.: Coconut oil if popular right now, but it is not a healthy oil. It is highly saturated (just like lard). Saturated oils are shown to promote atherosclerosis and vascular disease. ...Read more

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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