Friday, May 14, 2010

How to Use Supplements to Treat Autism, Part 2 of 2

Supplements each have their own unique effects on the body. So as I begin to work with a patient to develop a supplement program, I will first start with things that will cover their basis nutritionally. Limited diets can be a big concern with many individuals with Autism. And starting with a good multi-vitamin and multi-mineral can help with that along with other basic items such as an antioxidant, zinc, calcium and magnesium. These nutrients are very helpful for the body and can be very necessary especially in children with limited diets. And then I will address specific issues and recommend additional supplements.

For example, in a child with anxiety issues I may suggest using the supplements like Gaba or Taurine or possibly Theanine. All of these supplements are quite helpful in terms of aiding in a calming of the brain. When I have a patient with problems focusing and attention I may suggest using a supplement like methyl B-12 which we know is helpful for both of those issues or something called DMG or Dimethylglycine because that supplement helps to improve attention through its specific effect on the brain.

If I feel that yeast is a problem either through testing that I have done or I am just suspicious that there is an underlying yeast problem based on behaviors such as goofiness, giddiness, silliness, inappropriate laughter and self-stimulatory behaviors, all of which tend to be characteristics of yeast overgrowth, I will likely suggest various natural anti-fungal remedies. Some very effective anti-fungal supplements are grapefruit seed extract, oregano oil, uva ursi, goldenseal, and a garlic extract called Allicin. All of these can help to reduce some of the intestinal yeast that many children with Autism have and we also know that the chemicals that intestinal yeast produce can create problems neurologically for these children.

If you want to begin adding supplements, you can do a Google search by typing in 'Autism Supplements, Dr. Woeller.' You will find valuable links and resources to help you learn more. You first want to start with a good nutritional program and then after that you can begin addressing specific concerns or behaviors that you may be seeing in your child. Issues like eye contact, hyperactivity and other issues like I have discussed can often times be treated using supplements. Understanding more about supplements can be time intensive but I do believe it is worth your time to understand these remedies and can offer help for your child.

Autism really is treatable! Biomedical Autism treatments and therapies have resulted in many, many children improving, or even even losing their autism-spectrum disorder diagnosis. For lots more free biomedical autism intervention information and videos from Dr. Woeller, go to

Dr. Kurt Woeller is an biomedical autism Intervention specialist, with a private practice in Southern California for over 10 years. He has helped children recover from autism, ADD, ADHD, and other disorders, and has the information you need to help your child. Download his free ebook at

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