Foods that children with autism should avoid

Pediatrician Jerry Kartzinel, MD, shares advice for parents with an autistic child on which foods are best to teach their child to avoid and the benefits that may come with avoiding those foods
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Foods that children with autism should avoid

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I am often asked in my clinic are there any particular foods that our child has to avoid to help him with his autism. And the foods to avoid are the ones that your child is sensitive to and we can do some blood testing or even some skin testing to help delineate which foods are necessary and which foods are not. It is not always the case. It is not always that easy. Sometimes we have to do observation. The child, for example, becomes very obsessive and impulsive after eating french fries. Whether the test is positive or not, we know that that child is very sensitive to potatoes and maybe we should take that out of the child´s diet. The most common foods to remove if you do not have access to getting testing would be those foods that contain gluten, which is a part of our flours, and dairy, anything that comes from a cow´s udder, as well as removing corn and corn products, corn syrup, corn starch, as well as the citrus. Those are the ones that I find that kids can be most sensitive to. So for families who want to get a jumpstart on getting their kids better, the best things to do are remove gluten and dairy and corn containing foods as well as citrus products.

Pediatrician Jerry Kartzinel, MD, shares advice for parents with an autistic child on which foods are best to teach their child to avoid and the benefits that may come with avoiding those foods

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Jerry Kartzinel, MD

Pediatrician

Dr. Jerry Kartzinel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He specializes in the recovery of neurodevelopmental, chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases, and hormonal dysfunctions. After receiving his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in pediatric medicine in the Air Force. Following Desert Storm, Dr. Kartzinel practiced general pediatrics in private practice for 10 years until his fourth boy was diagnosed with Autism.

A nationally recognized speaker and New York Times Best Selling Author, Dr. Kartzinel has presented medical interventions that work to improve the lives of his patients who suffer from many types of medical conditions that include: autism, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, sleep cycle disruptions, and hormonal imbalances. He regularly teaches Continuing Medical Educations courses on children's health issues to physicians and other health professionals.

His clinical approach is to treat the whole patient by carefully obtaining a full and complete history and based on this history, obtaining very detailed laboratory evaluations. Individualized plans are implemented integrating the very latest medical interventions that include both traditional and complimentary medicine approaches.

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