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Autism

Also indexed as:Kannerís Syndrome
A child displaying odd behavior and impaired social skills may also be showing signs of autism. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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A child displaying unusual behavior and impaired social skills may also be showing signs of autism. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Get some extra C

    Reduce the severity of symptoms with vitamin C; take 1 gram for every 20 pounds (9 kg) of body weight per day

  • Add B6 to the mix

    With a doctorís supervision, give your child 30 mg of vitamin B6 per 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of body weight every day to help reduce symptoms

  • Try massage therapy

    Visit a qualified therapist for 15 minutes of massage twice a week to improve behaviors and other symptoms of autism

  • Uncover food sensitivities

    Work with a qualified healthcare practitioner to find out if foods containing gluten and/or casein may be contributing to the problems associated with autism

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Quick Tip
Figuring Out Gluten-Free School Lunches

Figuring Out Gluten-Free School Lunches

To help your child avoid feelings of "food envy," include at least one or two items in each lunch that look and feel just like their full-gluten counterparts.

Get more info on gluten-free eating.
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