Autism affects more than 1 in 100 individuals in the UK and 1 in 59 in the US, so its prevalence in today’s society is on the rise.
Historically autism was considered a mysterious brain disorder implying that it begins and ends in the brain. However, the brain is affected by the biochemistry generated in the body, so a new perspective of autism has emerged, in that it’s now considered a ‘whole body disorder’. Many children with autism experience diarrhoea, constipation, distended stomachs, frequent/recurring infections, behavioural issues and sleeping challenges among others.
Because our body and brain are connected, the foods we eat affects everything! So could looking at the foods we give our children with autism contribute to better health?
Orla Mc Laughlin will talk to you about the right nutrients for your child and why the health and functionality of our digestive system are so important. Ensuring your child with autism gets the right nutrients for him/her is vital to becoming happier, healthier and more socially engaged in their world.