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Is anyone finding good info on natural ways to help autism in our children?
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
I am and so are other physicians i know.
I have had good experiences with chinese medicine, homeopathy, gluten free/casein free diet, supplements and of course therapies. I have had patients experience significant improvement. I actually have two patients (who were high functioning to begin with) have their diagnosis of autism removed. While that is unusual, it shows it can happen.

In brief: Yes
I am and so are other physicians i know.
I have had good experiences with chinese medicine, homeopathy, gluten free/casein free diet, supplements and of course therapies. I have had patients experience significant improvement. I actually have two patients (who were high functioning to begin with) have their diagnosis of autism removed. While that is unusual, it shows it can happen.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
It shows anecdotally "things happen," but proves nothing. Study after study after study have shown that these treatments are ineffective and possibly prevent appropriate care from being provided. Perhaps these two patients weren't PDD at all. No control, no proper assessment.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Chinese Proverb: Those who say it cannot be done should stay out of the way of those who are doing it. "things happen" every day....and those to whom it happens really do not care about studies.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unfortunately, NO
"natural" ways implies non-pharmacological, non-educational/behavioral interventions.
There are no proven dietary, vitamin, bariatric or other interventions that have been shown effective in treating pdd. See www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/autism/treatment-options.Shtml.

In brief: Unfortunately, NO
"natural" ways implies non-pharmacological, non-educational/behavioral interventions.
There are no proven dietary, vitamin, bariatric or other interventions that have been shown effective in treating pdd. See www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/autism/treatment-options.Shtml.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Much research
There is a great deal of research going on, looking into treatments for children with autism, including natural dietary approaches.
Still no definite positive results.

In brief: Much research
There is a great deal of research going on, looking into treatments for children with autism, including natural dietary approaches.
Still no definite positive results.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
In brief: Yes
I have a bio-medical and sensory integration program that has helped some children recover.

In brief: Yes
I have a bio-medical and sensory integration program that has helped some children recover.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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