Another take on Autism

August 10, 2010

Vitamin D CouncilIn a previous post, I referenced a great interview by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness. While I learned a lot from the podcast and think the work Julie Matthews is doing is vital, I was surprised there was no mention of my favorite topic – Vitamin D – and it’s correlation with the incidence of Autism and the severity of its effects.

To round out this topic, from my perspective, it would be worthwhile to consider the work of the Vitamin D council who have a section of their web site specific to issues related to the Autism spectrum. Their most recent update on the connection between Autism and Vitamin D cites three Swedish papers that provide further evidence of the connection. There’s also an audio interview (links directly to the .mp3 file) from the healthychild.com site.

Also, search for “Vitamin D” and “autism” together in your favorite search engine and you’ll find many more references to this correlation.

… and many more …

Sean Croxton at Underground Wellness has done it again. Careful readers of my blog will know I refer to him frequently and read him often. He recently interviewed Julie Matthews. Ms. Matthews is the author of Nourishing Hope for Autism.

Nourishing Hope for Autism: Nutrition Intervention for Healing Our Children

As friends of parents of children who are living with autism, I have a very tenuous, tangential view of the challenges families raising children with autism have.

Ms. Matthews offers a refreshing view on the genesis of autism and approaches that can ameliorate the condition. Given the explosion of autism diagnoses in recent years, this is a topic that will likely touch us all.

Take a listen to the interview and my hope it this will at least educate you and at best provide some help.

See more about Ms. Matthews work at http://nurishinghope.com.