Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Autism & Nutrition

A few years ago, I attended a continuing education seminar on Autism & Nutrition taught by Elizabeth Strickland, a Registered Dietitian from Texas. What I heard that day has stuck with me ever since. The personal stories she relayed about case after case of autistic children who responded to various nutritional therapies, from dietary changes to supplements, were so incredible. Autism spectrum disorders are now diagnosed in 1 in 110 children in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has called autism a national public health concern whose cause and cure remain unknown. There are many variables in the treatment plan of a person with autism, but nutrition cannot be overlooked as an integral part of this plan. This Saturday, my sister Sally will be teaching a seminar on Nutrition & Autism at Akin’s Natural Foods, the 51st & Memorial location in Tulsa. She has spoken passionately on this topic to some local support groups, with incredible favorable responses. If you have a child with autism, I encourage you to come and listen to her message about the importance of nutrition in a person with autism. For more information, visit Akin’s website, or call 918-663-4317 to register for this FREE seminar.