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What are the benefits of a weighted blanket for Autism?

January 18, 2017 5 Comments

Weighted blankets work well for a number of disorders, but what are the benefits specifically for those with autism? Learn what the science says about using weighted blankets for those with autism.
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How Exercise Can Help Improve the Symptoms of Autism

December 23, 2016

Autism and exercise may not immediately seem related, but physical activity could actually improve the symptoms of autism. In this article, we look at which exercises work best and how to try to get your child to participate.
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Autism and the Ketogenic Diet - Why it can Affect Autistic Symptoms

December 23, 2016

The Ketogenic Diet is high in fat, low in carbs, and moderate in protein. Learn more about how the ketogenic diet could help those with autism and where you can start.
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Is There Really a Link Between Autism and Screen Time?

Is There Really a Link Between Autism and Screen Time?

December 23, 2016 3 Comments

Are you worried that television and video games may have caused your child's autism or could be making it worse? In this article we will take a look at what the science says about it and help you understand the connection between screen time and autism.
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Why does the Paleo Diet work for Autism?

December 21, 2016

Changing someone's diet who has autism could actually have a big effect on their behavior. Learn about what exactly the paleo diet is, and how it could possibly help those with autism spectrum disorder.
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How to Improve Your Child's "Waste Removal System" to Improve their Autistic Symptoms

December 13, 2016 2 Comments

Glutathione can help improve your child's autistic symptoms. However, you can't supplement directly with glutathione. Learn exactly how to help your child's waste removal system by indirectly supplementing with glutathione in this article.
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Could This Common Ingredient be Worsening Your Child’s Autistic Symptoms?

Could This Common Ingredient be Worsening Your Child’s Autistic Symptoms?

December 08, 2016

Could this one little ingredient called monosodium glutamate really be linked with autism or making autistic symptoms worse? Figure out what the science has about msg and autism, and how a low glutamate diet could actually improve autistic symptoms.
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Can Gut Bacteria Affect Symptoms of Autism?

November 29, 2016 2 Comments

The Autism Gut Bacteria Theory actually has a lot of research behind it. In this article, we take a look at how autism, leaky gut, and overall gut health can actually affect autistic symptoms. Learn actionable tips to fix help your child's microbiome.
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What is a Weighted Blanket and What are the Benefits?

November 07, 2016 4 Comments

Wondering what a weighted blanket is and what is the purpose of having one? Learn how weighted blankets can benefit sleep issues, anxiety, autism, ADHD, insomnia and more. We dive into all the related weighted blanket research and studies to give you the most comprehensive overview of weighted blankets.
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