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The AS Diet

In an effort to combat the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders, many parents rely on a gluten-free or dairy-free diet. Although these diets may provide some symptom relief, parents need to be aware that essential nutrients may be lacking in their child’s diet – particularly if that child is a picky eater. Dietary supplementation may be needed to protect health and boost immunity; Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamins D, B6, and C, magnesium, and lean proteins are particularly important to remember. For more information on building and maintaining a balanced diet for your child with AS, check outautismweb.com. We also love Pinterest for inspiration on nutritional gluten-free and dairy-free recipes; this board is a great place to start!

Also, don’t forget that your child’s psychological health is just as important as their physical health. If you feel your child would benefit from a therapeutic connection, Dr. Clatch, Roger, and Heather are all ready to help. Please feel free to all our office at(847) 730-3042 or visit us atcouragetoconnecttherapy.com to learn more about the services we provide, or to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Michael Clatch, Psy. D
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