Remedies for Autism

Natural cures for autism include dietary changes that may improve functioning and reduce certain symptoms. Many experts suggest autistic children avoid white flour, refined sugar and over-processed foods. Vitamins, mineral, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements may also improve brain development and prevent symptoms resulting from malnutrition.

While there is no miracle drug or medication to cure autism, there are certain drugs that may be prescribed to treat different symptoms. The decision to medicate a child lies wholly in the parent's hands and is an intensely personal choice after taking into consideration the potential advantages and risks involved.

Home remedies and natural cures for autism also include herbal or homeopathic treatments. Before starting any medical or alternative treatment it is essential to consult with your doctor to ensure that no other serious complications or side effects occur.

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