Nutrition plays an important role in neurodevelopment. This insight has led to increasing research into the efficacy of nutrition-related interventions for treating neurodevelopmental disorders. This review discusses an elimination diet as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, with a focus on the efficacy of the food additives exclusion diet, gluten-free/casein-free diet and oligoantigenic diet
Today in the U.S., approximately 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). New research on autism continues to expand our understanding of this troubling disease. Researchers are discovering promising genetic links that govern the structural development of the brain which could be at the root of ASD. This is providing better interventions and giving hope to families of children with the disorder.
Diseases largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago are returning. Across America, children are getting sick and dying from these preventable diseases—in part because some parents (more than 10%) choose to skip or delay their children’s immunizations.