Autism, also known as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is becoming increasingly common in the world today. Recent statistics show that 1 in 54 newborn children are diagnosed with ASD. This is a condition that has a significant impact on the family as a whole when a child is given this diagnosis. The ASD spectrum is large with a wide variety of potential symptoms that children may experience, oftentimes making it difficult to find effective treatments. Potential symptoms may include sensory sensitivities, digestive discomfort, temper tantrums, self-harm, and more.
Emerging research has shown a correlation between increased levels of inflammation in the brain, cellular dysfunction, and digestive disturbances present in children with ASD. Many modern day treatment options are focused heavily on symptom management, without addressing underlying imbalances present in children with ASD.