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Anti-Yeast Diet for Autism Grows in Popularity

 

Anti-Yeast Diet for Autism

Anti-Yeast Diet for Autism Grows in Popularity

The anti-yeast diet for autism is growing in popularity, and more families are starting to use it. However, before you join the trend, you may want to conduct your own research and talk to a doctor. The main focus of the diet is eliminating yeast overgrowth. The Candida Support group reveals that yeast overgrowth can occur in children and adults.

Yeast overgrowth is visible through several symptoms that include thrush, rashes and cracking skin. In addition, children may experience other symptoms such as ear infections, headaches, bloating, cramps, irritability and other issues. Dr. Eric Bakker points out researchers believe yeast overgrowth can affect children’s behavior and have an impact on autism. He mentions that many children with autism have weaker immune systems and are more susceptible to yeast overgrowth.

The anti-yeast diet for autism focuses on eliminating yeast overgrowth and maintaining a healthy gut in children. The easiest way to follow the diet is to cut out sugars and yeasts from the daily routine. Although it is not easy to stop feeding your child bread or other baked goods, it is an important part of the diet. However, you may want to have your children tested for yeast overgrowth at a doctor’s office before you start the diet and make drastic changes.

The anti-yeast diet reduces carbohydrates and adds probiotics. This means you want to cut out sugar, fruit, juice, candy, bread and other items. Yeast needs sugar to thrive and grow in the body, so eliminating its food source is essential. In addition, you want to create a healthy gut that is not susceptible to future overgrowths or infections. You may want to try probiotics and make sure your child is getting the necessary vitamins and minerals every day. You want to focus on meat, fish, vegetables, nuts and fermented food.

I’d much rather try treatment of a loved child with a diet!  I know extra Vitamin D and probiotics seems to have helped our grandson.

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  1. 1
    Kara Kudro

    This is really interesting, I have never heard of this diet before but will be sure to share it with family and friends.

  2. 2
    natasha lamoreux

    Wow I have never heard of yeast overgrowth in kids with autism. Interesting information, thanks for sharing.

  3. 3
    Michelle Elizondo

    Wow I didn’t know this about the disease

  4. 4
    Heather Johnson

    This is something I was not aware of. Thank you so much for sharing this information.

  5. 5
    Dotty J Boucher

    WOW! I never knew this problem existed because of yeast. I will have to read more , and sharing this, thanks for bringing this to my attention.

    1. 5.1
      Colleen

      thanks for sharing

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    Deb E

    I’ve heard a few things about the diet. I was a nutritionist before I got into nursing so I still follow the field. I do think limiting the sugars for anyone is a good idea. It’s just not been proven in the literature that this works but everyone may benefit differently. Probiotics have really helped me and that’s another area I would try with these kids.

    1. 6.1
      Colleen

      I agree with the probiotics for autism. They have helped my grandson. Thanks for sharing Deb E

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    Christina A.

    Hmmm….this is new to me in relation to autism! Our neighbor’s daughter is very high spectrum autistic. I will mention it to them!

    1. 7.1
      Colleen

      Diet can have a huge impact on autistic behaviors. And thanks for sharing 🙂

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