What the Research Says

There are many pieces to the autism puzzle.


There are multiple factors involved in autism and it is the general consensus that it is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental triggers.

An increasing number of parents are seeking biomedical interventions for their children on the autism spectrum as well as for ADHD.

Clinical nutrition for autism and other behavioral conditions addresses some of the biomedical theories related to autism. The four main areas addressed under this approach are gastrointestinal abnormalities, immune dysfunctions, detoxification abnormalities, and/or nutritional deficiencies/ imbalances.

Addressing these issues can help control specific behaviors associated with these conditions!

I have added some great articles and/or peer reviewed journals which highlights this approach and the need for nutritional intervention for autism.


puzzle pieces


Effect of a vitamin/mineral supplement on children and adults with autism

Blood–brain barrier and intestinal epithelial barrier alterations in autism spectrum disorders

Effect of gluten free diet on gastrointestinal and behavioral indices for children with autism spectrum disorders: a randomized clinical trial

Gut-to-Brain Axis in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Central Role for the Microbiome

An Introduction to Possible Biomedical Causes and Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Serum copper and zinc levels in individuals with autism spectrum disorders

Gluten- and casein-free diets for autistic spectrum disorder.

Markers of Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity in Children with Autism

Levels of metals in the blood and specific porphyrins in the urine in children with autism spectrum disorders

A randomised, controlled study of dietary intervention in autistic syndromes.

Core symptoms of autism improved after vitamin D supplementation

Spontaneous mucosal lymphocyte cytokine profiles in children with autism and gastrointestinal symptoms: mucosal immune activation and reduced counter regulatory interleukin-10.

Artificial Food Colors and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Symptoms: Conclusions to Dye for

Food additives, essential nutrients and neurodevelopmental behavioural disorders in children: A brief review

Food allergy and infantile autism.

Dysregulated innate immune responses in young children with autism spectrum disorders: their relationship to gastrointestinal symptoms and dietary intervention.

The Central Nervous System and the Gut Microbiome

Assessment of infantile mineral imbalances in autism spectrum disorders

Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Methyl B12 for Children with Autism.

Decreased Brain Levels of Vitamin B12 in Aging, Autism and Schizophrenia.

Maternal plasma folate, vitamin B12 levels and multivitamin supplementation during pregnancy and risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Boston Birth Cohort

Unexpected improvement in core autism spectrum disorder symptoms after long-term treatment with probiotics

Gut to brain interaction in Autism Spectrum Disorders: a randomized controlled trial on the role of probiotics on clinical, biochemical and neurophysiological parameters.

The microbiota-gut-brain axis and its potential therapeutic role in autism spectrum disorder.