Simon Rabinowitz Ph.D MD Pediatric GI ,Chairman Department of Pediatric Richmond University Medical Center, discusses Autism and diet.
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The children who have autism possibly 1/3 or more are bound to have gastrointestinal problem. For child who has gastrointestinal problem, one of the potential processes is an allergy or intolerance to food as the post of the GI symptoms. And I frequently fit children of my office who have GI symptom even those who’ve been to see by any other physician and have many, many medication who simply require and change in there diets in order to dramatically improve answer that question is fully resolve there GI symptom. I apply the same principle to children who have progressive development for the way of autism. So, if the child has progressive developmental delay, I will send out reading examination, I will look if they had many infections in there testing be standard in medication for bacteria, parasite and viruses. But at the same time while I’m waiting for those results to come back I will ask the family to remove the primary problem that cause broad sensitivity and that’s being milk and wheat for approximately two weeks and then report back to me what impact that ties on the bowel symptom as I conversely discuss the result of all the investigation with the family. And I find that others have as well that a high proportion of children who have GI problem in conjunct with autism are in food once the dietary is put there food in plate.