Simple Healthy Eating for Autism

Do you think that simple healthy eating for autism is a joke? Many parents do. However, it is doable and you can do it with some knowledge and support. Watch my video below to learn about the basics of how to make simple healthy eating for autism possible. 

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Have you ever tried Douglas Fir essential oil? Douglas fir essential oil is a relatively new oil having been released as a Doterra exclusive in September 2015. That said, it has quickly become one of my favorite essential oils. I really love the smell. It comes from the Douglas Fir tree in New Zealand. Watch this video below to learn more about it.

I personally really like to diffuse it with either peppermint or spearmint or to just rub it under my sinuses and on my chest to help clear my airways.

Warning: Do not put douglas fir essential oil in your bath water as it will sting. It doesn’t seem like a hot oil but it is to some degree.

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What you probably don’t know about nutrition and autism spectrum disorder and should

nutrition and autism spectrum disorder

What do you know about nutrition and autism spectrum disorder? If you are like most people, the answer is probably not enough and you may not even know anything. Despite what many people including some doctors will say, good nutrition is a must for a happy and healthy child and adult with an autism spectrum disorder. In fact, the more junk and processed food, your child with autism eats, the worse off he or she will be.  I know it’s easier said than done as many children on the autism spectrum are picky eaters and it can be challenging to get him or her to eat more vegetables and to eat healthy. That said, it really is a must and there are ways it can be done, although discussing those ways is not the purpose of this blog post. 

Good nutrition can make the difference between your child have major meltdowns every day and only having them occasionally. Yes, this really is true. Children on the autism spectrum who eat more junk food have more meltdowns, have a harder time concentrating and focusing and are just plain sicker. In fact, that’s true for all children but children on the autism spectrum are more sensitive and have an even harder time processing junk food. 

Your gut and your brain are interconnected and good nutrition is a must for feeding your gut and brain properly.  This is another thing that most doctors are not taught and yet it’s true. I’ve heard several times that your gut is your second brain and I know from experience that this is true. This is one reason why many children on the autism spectrum do better on a gluten free diet. They simply can’t digest gluten and this causes brain fog, a lack of focus among other things. 

In short nutrition and autism spectrum disorder go hand and hand and if you have a child on the autism spectrum, then you really must learn about nutrition if you don’t know about it already. Then implement what you have learned with your child, if you want to have a happy, healthy and thriving child.