Nutrition Disorders In Autism

Posted by pak yons on Sunday, June 24, 2012

Parents are generally aware of / know that children with autism acquire a less balanced nutrition. Some common nutritional disorder in children with autism are:
  • Zinc deficiency / zinc found in nearly 90% of children with autism. Zink, among others, necessary for the healthy development of the intestinal mucosa, formation of myelin, and for the development of the immune system is perfect.
  • Lack of calcium and magnesium. Calcium is the most mineral in the body. The benefit is for the formation of bones and teeth. Magnesium plays an important role in enzyme systems and act as a catalyst reactions related to metabolism.
  • Shortage of omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, antioxidants, and other vitamins seen in almost all children with autism.
  • Almost 90% of excess copper substances (copper). Excessive copper substances can act as prooksidan which can increase the destruction of fatty acids in cells, especially in brain cells.
Consequences of nutritional disorders that can cause havoc on the brain, immune system and gastrointestinal tract. Food regulation in accordance with the child's condition is very helpful to improve the state of malnutrition.

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Sandra Lodrey said...

Our child requires these three major nutritional needs which are zinc, omega 3 and calcium to a proper growth and development. Autistic children requires much more of these nutrients because their body is prone to zinc deficiency, weak bone that may lead to osteoporosis, weak heart and blood circulation too. What are the best ways to do this? Do you think a supplement may help an autistic child achieve an optimal health too?

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