I have written and spoken a lot about autism over the years. Its exponential effects on our youngest generations have resulted in large amounts of scientific research. And this is a good thing, because although we don't have all of the answers or the solutions yet, we have enough to empower parents to get started helping their children on their own.
Autism is multifaceted. Any approach that is not holistic is severely limiting. Autism must be approached from all sides, and from as many angles as possible in order to be effective. Whereas some children with ADHD can show immediate improvement with dietary changes, most children with autism will need other interventions along with diet in order to show any improvements at all. Again, it is multifaceted, and so it requires a holistic approach to show signficiant changes.
Think of the human experience as multi-leveled: The physical body, the mind, the emotions, the spirit, and the rest of energy that we cannot see and are not acutely aware. All of these must be addressed when it comes to autism. When I wrote, The Foundations System, I was focusing on creating a way to bring all of these levels together so that people could work with them simultaneously. This is exactly what those with autism need. There are more methods that can hep autism than what I included in the book, but the concept of bringing it all together works with whatever methods you choose to use.
One of the worst missteps a parent can take is to try a healing diet and then stop using it because no changes were apparent. The diet is simply one part of a larger puzzle that will not function if all of the other pieces are not in place. Stick to the diet no matter what. It is a vital fundamental piece of the puzzle and the rest cannot work without it being firmly in place.
All people's dietary needs are different. However, when it comes to autism, there are basic guidelines that are essential to follow for diet:
Eating this way is the foundation for being able to heal and to live a healthy life.
All children with autism need to have their bodies detoxified and then remain clean and toxin-free. Spiritually, a sensitive being will not be able to be grounded with the body if it is full of toxicity. Physically, the body will not be able to function correctly when damaged by toxins.
Another thing to consider regarding autism is that some children will recover and some will not. The damage to the body for some is just too great. However, you will not know that unless you try and give it all you've got. Many, many children who were non-verbal have gained the ability to speak after implementing multi-leveled interventions. Many, many children have healed from the co-morbid conditions they were also experiencing. You have to try and then see what will happen. In other words, give your child the chance to be healthy by providing them with all that they need in order to do so.
Never, ever give up on your child or on your own ability to do something powerful to help him or her. Focus on what is needed to accomplish detoxification because it is only then that healing can occur. Remove what is causing harm and bring in what will help to heal.