It’s a fact,
Most children diagnosed with Autism are deficient in most of the key vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed to support physical, mental and emotional development.
And the majority have an unhealthy balance of gut bacteria in their digestive tract.
FYI: A healthy balance of gut bacteria is needed to digest food and absorb the nutrients from it.
As a result, It’s difficult and uncomfortable for the kids to digest nutrient dense foods. AKA “healthy foods” containing the nutrients they’re deficient in.
Even when you get them to put down the mac n’ cheese and eat some broccoli - they’re unable to absorb most of the nutrients from it due to their gut bacteria imbalance.
To make matters even more challenging...
Their body naturally wants to avoid the food it struggles to break down and digest (the healthy food containing the nutrients they need).
So, it tricks the brain into craving food that is easy to digest.
AKA unhealthy processed foods like chicken nuggets, mac n’ cheese, chips, cookies, french fries (sound familiar?)
These same “unhealthy foods” are also the ones shown to contain the toxins proven to impede development in the following areas:
- ✅ Hormones & mood (emotional stability)
- ✅ Focus and attention
- ✅ Memory
- ✅ Muscular coordination and speech
- ✅ Immunity (sickness)
- ✅ Digestion (bloating and constipation)
Any of those symptoms ring a bell?
Like I said, It’s a vicious cycle.