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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).
Vital for proper cognitive function, zinc is typically deficient in autistic children. Supplementation boosts immunity and improves taste perception.
Daily recommended dose: 20-60 mg
Source: Kenneth Bock, MD, author of Healing the New Childhood Epidemics (Ballantine, 2007).