What is in this article?:
Behavioral and educational therapies continue to serve on the front lines of autism treatment. But mounting evidence shows that nutritional changes, including the removal of common problem foods, can benefit many autistic children, as well as those with other conditions that affect behavior and learning, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Essential fatty acids (EFAs)
The omega-3 fats docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) boost brain development and function, and are often low in children with autism and ADHD. Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an important omega-6 fat found in evening primrose and borage oils, may also benefit kids with these disorders.
Daily recommended dose: 1,000 mg DHA; 1,000 mg EPA; 80-240 mg GLA