Possible link between autism in children and inadequate iron supplementation during pregnancy

Most people are aware of the many different efforts being made by researchers to understand the cause of autism. Suspected culprits have ranged from vaccinations containing the preservative thimerosal, to mercury, lead, pesticides and genetics. These links have been creating controversial debate for years. New research, however, is pointing in a new and different direction […]

Pre-natal mercury exposure and autism link refuted

FoodFacts.com is well aware that for years, expectant mothers have been advised to avoid consuming fish with low levels of mercury. There’s been a concern that the chemical may be responsible for behavioral disorders such as autism. With the numerous nutritional benefits fish can bring to both mother and unborn child, we were happy to […]

Eating healthy fats during pregnancy may decrease autism risk for baby

FoodFacts.com has always been very concerned about the trend steering people away from the consumption of any fats. Fats are actually important for our health and well-being. The trend away from fat consumption can be concerning for many reasons. One of the essential problems with lower fat or fat free products is what manufacturers need […]

Autism Nutrition

GFCF Diet for children with autism Digestive health is of primary importance in autism. Common digestive symptoms have further been linked to behavioral changes in autistic individuals. Foods are a common cause of both digestive complaints and behavioral issues. Two major food components shown to play a part in autism are gluten (from grains) and […]

Autism: Scientific Data Supports Nutrition and Dietary Intervention

Avoiding Wheat Gluten and Dairy Products Can Help Those with Autism Foodfacts.com Blog research indicates that, until just a few years ago, treatment options for those with autism had been limited because of a narrow perspective that views autism as simply a brain malfunction or psychiatric disorder. However, more recent scientific data is expanding that […]

The Autism Diet

This is a GFCF Diet (Gluten-free, Casien-free) for children with autism Importance of GFCF Diet Foodfacts.com observes that digestive health is of primary importance in autism. Common digestive symptoms have further been linked to behavioral changes in autistic individuals. Foods are a common cause of both digestive complaints and behavioural issues.

Nutrition and Autism: Maybe You Should Boost Your Child’s Fiber

Many of our Foodfacts.com members already know that fiber is an important component of a healthy diet. The official recommendation from the American Heart Association is that both children and adults take in 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories consumed. However, studies show that most kids don’t get enough fiber.

Autism and Diet: Many Questions to Digest

Foodfacts.com has learned that, a few weeks ago, the British medical journal the Lancet, which had originally published a controversial 1998 study by British researcher Andrew Wakefield that implied a link between autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella, formally retracted that study. In the wake of this, one of the tantalizing areas […]