Parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) describe that their children habits improve when they eat a gluten free diet. Grains such as wheat, barley, dairy products; casein all contain Gluten. However the point of debate is that does truly gluten free diet improves behavior , is it backed by evidence or is a misnomer?
Well, the answer is that there is no harm in trying a gluten free diet but parents should be aware of the dietary requirements of children and ensure that the child is taking adequate amount of nutrition. Essential proteins, vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, C, zinc, calcium is essential for the overall development of mind and body, thus it is necessary to ensure they are being taken in adequate quantity. Parents can make a chart of all the nutritional intake and compare if anything needs to added in the dietary habits.
Another very important Treatment for Autism spectrum disorders is Stem Cell Therapy. Stem cells are basic building blocks of our body. And these Stem cells help our body to repair and rejuvenate itself. The technological advancements have allowed scientists to isolate these stem cells, enrich in the laboratory and re infused back into the body. Once inside the body, these stem cells are known to secrete growth factors and cytokine responsible for stimulation of microenvironment to facilitate regeneration of damaged or weakened cells. These stem cells can able to home at the site of injury depending upon the signals created by microenvironment and boost up the process. Stem cells are aspirated from two of the most potent sources of our body, Bone Marrow and Adipose Tissue.
For example: Advancells has successfully treated children suffering from ASD with miraculous results and their parents are very happy and consider Stem Cell Technology as a blessing for their children.
Thus it can be convincingly concluded that Stem cell therapy is emerging as a promising medium to treat Autism Spectrum Disorder.