We believe my son has Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is 3 yrs. old. We put him on a GFCF (gluten free, casein/dairy free) diet several months ago and he is amazingly improved in his behavior, eye contact, he’s even starting to eat a more varied diet. We have been on the yeast cleanse diet for 3 1/2 days and we see improvement in his speech and behavior.
I just had a phone appointment with my nutritionist, Dr. Fred Bisci, and was discussing my son’s condition with him. He’s a phenomenal nutritionist, imo, and he kept stressing the importance of a good probiotic. The brands he told me were: Progurt (this is Australian, very expensive but absolutely amazing stuff), Pharmix, I believe, and also his own strain you can purchase on his website. anydoubleaveitout.com
As far as a prognosis, I have read that Jenny McCarthy’s son was cured of autism, due to a good diet and antifungals (probiotics).
My nutritionist said that the first thing that needs to happen is to clear out and heal the gut. He advised against any breads, processed or packaged foods (even yeast/gluten free ones for now.) He recommended eating whole foods – millet, brown rice, have a plant-based diet, and probiotics were extremely essential.
This is fascinating: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0-uUWX1ti0
I saw this not too long ago. This a young man who has aspberger’s and had major improvement on a gfcf diet. He also has other before and after videos. It’s amazing.
Imo, with all the research I’ve done for my son, he was most affected in his condition by immunization shots. There is pretty much no doubt in my mind of this. I think his recovery is long, but I’m hoping his symptoms continue to diminish to zilch. 🙂
Just our experience..