The Autism Diet:
Healing with Fermented Foods

An autism diet can help reverse the effects of autism by restoring proper gut flora and healthy bacteria needed by the body. Proper prenatal nutrition and postnatal diet can even prevent autism in children, according to researchers.

In the following short video clips, Donna Gates, author of The Body Ecology Diet, and Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, author of The Gut and Psychology Syndrome, discuss the causes and conditions contributing to autism in children.

The Autism Diet Video Interview

Foods to Avoid:

  • gluten
  • casein
  • sugar
  • bad fats
  • artificial ingredients

Foods to Include:

  • fermented vegetables
  • traditionally made sauerkraut
  • fermented coconut juice
  • raw butter and cream
  • cultured foods
  • coconut oil
  • cod liver oil
  • flax seed oil

Learn more by reading The Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates. She also makes a Culture Starter kit that will make culturing simple for beginners.

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has dealt with autism in her own family: at age 3, her son was diagnosed with severe autism. Now, at 12, he is completely cured and is successful in school, sports and with his peers.

There seems to be an autism epidemic, which is a recent phenomenon. It's time to reverse that trend, beginning with new babies. Each infant should be given the chance to have a healthy childhood.

Donna Gates calls autism a "gut and brain infection" that is preventable. Pregnant mothers should do everything they can to optimize their own digestive flora and provide adequate bacteria to their children.

Ensure that infants get their mother's colostrum, or "first milk" at a bare minimum. Ideally, babies should be fed breast milk for the first several years of life, even as they transition to whole foods.

Vaccinations pose a serious hazard for autistic and pre-autistic children as they threaten the weak immune system. Because the child can not fight the immunization properly, the measles virus is able to infect the gut. Heavy metals in the shot, such as mercury, further compound the problem.

Delay vaccinations as long as possible and split the shots into single immunizations at the very least. Consider not administering vaccinations at all for the first five years, until a child's healthy immune system is well established. Many parents choose to never vaccinate their children and instead work to bolster and support natural immunity.

Restore proper gut flora in affected children and adults by introducing fermented vegetables (good bacteria!). At the same time, eliminate gluten and sugar from the diet, as these simply feed the bad yeast.

Whether to prevent autism or to treat its symptoms, stick closely to the autism diet to achieve the best possible outcome: natural health and wellness.

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