The ADHD and Autism Nutritional Supplement Handbook: The Cutting-Edge Biomedical Approach to Treating the Underlying Deficiencies and Symptoms of ADHD and Autism

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More than 90 percent of children diagnosed with ADHD or autism have nutritional or metabolic inefficiencies. Find out if your child is one of those suffering from this condition today, and learn how you can drastically improve your child’s symptoms and wellbeing with The ADHD and Autism Nutritional Supplement Handbook. In this groundbreaking new book, doctor-nutritionist team Pamela Compart, M.D. and Dana Laake, R.D.H., M.S., L.D.N., authors of the bestselling Kid-Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook, reveal ...

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Overview

More than 90 percent of children diagnosed with ADHD or autism have nutritional or metabolic inefficiencies. Find out if your child is one of those suffering from this condition today, and learn how you can drastically improve your child’s symptoms and wellbeing with The ADHD and Autism Nutritional Supplement Handbook. In this groundbreaking new book, doctor-nutritionist team Pamela Compart, M.D. and Dana Laake, R.D.H., M.S., L.D.N., authors of the bestselling Kid-Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook, reveal how to properly and safely implement supplements and dietary changes to affect and counter the symptoms of autism. Through their proven, symptom-by-symptom treatment method, you’ll learn exactly what regimens work best in helping your child's brain and body thrive, resulting in improved behavior, attention, mood, language, cognition, and social interaction.

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Editorial Reviews

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 “Lost in the landscape of ASD, PDD, ADHD and a jungle of other labels for children’s problems? The best path favors not labels but logical questions shared by practitioner and parent. Does this child have a special unmet need to get and/or avoid something which, if addressed, will favor Nature’s buoyant impulse toward healing? This book guides you among the options and up the steps of that path with clarity, precision, wisdom and wit.”  
Sidney M. Baker, M.D., F.A.A.P., Founder and CVO of Autism360.org
Author of Detoxification and Healing, co-author of Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments

“This is a much needed serious yet readable and usable guide to leveraging diet and nutrition to maximize progress for those with ADHD and autism. Critical topics are covered and the reader will be armed, not only with practical advice, but also with genuine understanding and the ability to make much better decisions.”
Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Affiliate of the Harvard-MIT-MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Director of the TRANSCEND Research Program, Author of The Autism Revolution

“This book provides invaluable information on diet and supplements, as well as nutrient and medication interactions. From years of experience and sound research, these clinicians outline specific supplements that can positively impact your child’s health and development. If you read only one guide this year, make it this one.”
Nancy Hofreuter O’Hara, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.,
Center for Integrative Health, Wilton, CT.

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“This book provides invaluable information on diet and supplements, as well as nutrient and medication interactions. From years of experience and sound research, these clinicians outline specific supplements that can positively impact your child’s health and development. If you read only one guide this year, make it this one.”
Nancy Hofreuter O’Hara, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.,
Center for Integrative Health, Wilton, CT.

 “Lost in the landscape of ASD, PDD, ADHD and a jungle of other labels for children’s problems? The best path favors not labels but logical questions shared by practitioner and parent. Does this child have a special unmet need to get and/or avoid something which, if addressed, will favor Nature’s buoyant impulse toward healing? This book guides you among the options and up the steps of that path with clarity, precision, wisdom and wit.”  
Sidney M. Baker, M.D., F.A.A.P., Founder and CVO of Autism360.org
Author of Detoxification and Healing, co-author of Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments

“This is a much needed serious yet readable and usable guide to leveraging diet and nutrition to maximize progress for those with ADHD and autism. Critical topics are covered and the reader will be armed, not only with practical advice, but also with genuine understanding and the ability to make much better decisions.”
Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Affiliate of the Harvard-MIT-MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Director of the TRANSCEND Research Program, Author of The Autism Revolution

From the Publisher

 “Lost in the landscape of ASD, PDD, ADHD and a jungle of other labels for children’s problems? The best path favors not labels but logical questions shared by practitioner and parent. Does this child have a special unmet need to get and/or avoid something which, if addressed, will favor Nature’s buoyant impulse toward healing? This book guides you among the options and up the steps of that path with clarity, precision, wisdom and wit.”  
Sidney M. Baker, M.D., F.A.A.P., Founder and CVO of Autism360.org
Author of Detoxification and Healing, co-author of Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments

“This is a much needed serious yet readable and usable guide to leveraging diet and nutrition to maximize progress for those with ADHD and autism. Critical topics are covered and the reader will be armed, not only with practical advice, but also with genuine understanding and the ability to make much better decisions.”
Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Affiliate of the Harvard-MIT-MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Director of the TRANSCEND Research Program, Author of The Autism Revolution

“This book provides invaluable information on diet and supplements, as well as nutrient and medication interactions. From years of experience and sound research, these clinicians outline specific supplements that can positively impact your child’s health and development. If you read only one guide this year, make it this one.”
Nancy Hofreuter O’Hara, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.,
Center for Integrative Health, Wilton, CT.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592335176
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 539,524
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Pamela Compart, M.D. and Dana Laake, R.D.H., M.S., L.D.N. are the authors of The Kid-Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook.

Dr. Compart is a developmental pediatrician who combines traditional and complementary medicine approaches to treat autism and other behavioral and developmental disorders. She is also the director of HeartLight Healing Arts (http://www.heartlighthealingarts.com), a multi-disciplinary integrated holistic health care practice, providing services for children, adults, and families. She resides in Columbia, MD.

Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist who provides preventative and therapeutic medical nutrition services. Her practice includes evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of health issues affecting adults and children with special needs. She resides in Kensington, MD. Visit her online at http://www.danalaake.com.

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Table of Contents


Foreword

Introduction  

Chapter 1: The Journey Begins: Getting Started and Supplementing Safely

1.1 Nutrition 101: Terminology, Principles, Recommendations, and Supplementation

A.Safety First: Do No Harm

B. No Speeding: How to Supplement—Start Low and Go Slow

C. Natural, Synthetic, and Artificial Nutrient Forms

D.Elemental Nutrients versus Nutrient Compounds

E. Nutrient Absorption Rates Vary to Maintain Homeostasis and Prevent Toxicity

F.   DRI/RDA Recommendations versus Individualized Recommendations

G.Supplement Description, Regulation, and Safety

H.Tips on Getting Your Child to Take Supplements

1.2 The Quick Start: Six Supplements with the Biggest Benefits and Fewest Side Effects

A.Magnesium

B. Vitamin D

C. Zinc

D.Essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids

E. Probiotics

F.   Multiple Vitamin Mineral

1.3 Fuel Stop: The Quick Start Diet—A Healthy Organic Diet

 

Chapter 2: Moving Forward: Supplementation Based on Specific Signs and Symptoms

2.1 Allergies

2.2 Anger, Aggression, and Self-Injurious Behavior

2.3 Anxiety, Perseverations, Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms, and Repetitive Behaviors

2.4 Attention and Focus Problems

2.5 Communication and Language Delays

2.6 Constipation

2.7 Diarrhea

2.8 Eye Contact and Vision Problems

2.9 Fatigue, Poor Endurance, and Low Muscle Tone

2.10 Hyperactivity

2.11 Mood Issues

2.12 Pica

2.13 Picky Eating

2.14 Sensory Sensitivities

2.15 Silly Behavior and Inappropriate Giggling/Laughing

2.16 Skin Problems: Eczema, Dry Skin, and Rashes

2.17 Sleep Difficulties

2.18 Yeast Overgrowth

 

Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Landscape

3.1 Negotiating through the Territory: The Four Primary Systems

A.    Gastrointestinal  

B.     Energy Metabolism and Mitochondria

C.     Immune

D.    Neurologic 

3.2 Barriers and Bottlenecks: The Four Primary Mechanisms

A.    Methylation

B.     Sulfation

C.     Oxidation

D.    Inflammation

3.3 Stop Signs and Green Lights: How Environment Affects Genes

 

Chapter 4: Tuning the Engine: Nutrients and Their Impact on Impaired Systems and Out-of-Sync Mechanisms

Vitamins

4.1 Vitamin A and Beta-carotene

4.2 Vitamin D

4.3 Vitamin E

4.4 The Busy Bs: B1, B2, B3 

4.5 The Worker Bs: Methylation Nutrients: Vitamin B6, Methyl B12, Folate, and DMG/TMG

4.6 The Helper B: Biotin

4.7 Vitamin C

Minerals

4.8 Magnesium and Calcium  

4.9 Zinc 

4.10 Selenium

Amino Acids

4.11 GABA and Theanine

4.12 Taurine

Other Nutrients and Cofactors

4.13 Carnitine

4.14 Coenzyme Q10

4.15 Essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids

4.16 Probiotics

4.17 Digestive Enzymes

 

Chapter 5: Avoiding Traffic Accidents and Traffic Jams: Toxic Metals and Nutrient/Medication/Herb Interactions

5.1 Toxic Metals

5.2 Medication/Nutrient/Herb Interactions   

 

Chapter 6: The Right Fuel: An Overview of Special Diets

6.1 Gluten-, Casein-, and Soy-Free (GFCFSF) Diet

6.2 Low Phenol/Salicylate (Feingold) Diet

6.3 Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Diet

6.4 Anti-Yeast/Anti-Candida Diet and the Body Ecology Diet (BED)

6.5 Low Oxalate Diet (LOD)

6.6 FODMAP Diet

6.7 Rotation Diet

 

Chapter 7: Planning Ahead: The Preconception through Postnatal Action Plan

 

References

Acknowledgments

About the Authors

Index

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