See How We Changed Matteo’s Life.

Within five therapy months, Matteo’s remarkable progress in communication, verbalization, and understanding abilities enabled him to overcome the criteria of autism.

Resource Guide

The case of a boy with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis, severe cognitive disability and celiac disease in which an unexpected improvement of core autistic symptoms was observed after four months of probiotic treatment.

A study outlining how the availability of some nutrients can have immediate effects on behavior, especially the ability to respond to stimulation. And, how brain function, including cognitive processing, responds to changes in nutrients.

An explanation of how activation of the inflammatory response leads to the release of inflammatory cytokines and mobilization of immune cells, both of which have been shown to access the brain and alter behavior.

The ability to correct the metabolic imbalance with targeted nutritional intervention implies that certain aspects of autism may be treatable.

High serotonin and SERT levels indicate that biomarkers have a role in the autism pathogenesis and support the possibility of using serotonin and SERT to diagnose autism severity.

Many studies have demonstrated that children with autism have multiple nutritional deficiencies . Studies show that 75%-80% of autistic children have vitamin A deficiency.

Oral vitamin/mineral supplementation is beneficial in improving the nutritional and metabolic status of children with autism

The primary objective of this study was to investigate the behavioral and biochemical responses to acute tryptophan depletion in drug-free adult patients with autistic disorder.

A study investigating how micronutrient levels can influence cognitive development and behavior in infancy and childhood.

The positive results of this study suggest that a comprehensive nutritional and dietary intervention is effective in improving nutritional status, non-verbal IQ, autism symptoms, and other symptoms in most individuals with ASD.

Children born preterm are at increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). n-3 (ω-3) Combined with n-6 (ω-6) fatty acids including γ-linolenic acid (GLA) may benefit children born preterm showing early signs of ASD.

Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared to teeth from children without autism, according to an innovative study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. 

The positive results of this study suggest that a comprehensive nutritional and dietary intervention is effective in improving nutritional status, non-verbal IQ, autism symptoms, and other symptoms in most individuals with ASD.

This study update gives an overview of the effects of dietary nutrients on the structure and certain functions of the brain.

Abnormal gut microbiota is related to ASD. This study reviews the relationship between gut microbiota and the central nervous system, defines the role of gut microbiota in ASD and describes some potential therapies for modulating gut microbiota in patients with ASD. Clinical studies have shown that treatments that regulate gut microbiota result in improvements in ASD symptoms.

This review describes the benefits of targeting the gut microbiome using probiotics as a novel approach to tackling both comorbidities linked to ASD, such as gastrointestinal disorders and inflammation, and cognitive issues, via the interactions of the Gut-Brain axis. It describes the potential benefits of using probiotics as a way to upgrade the microbiome and provide the necessary metabolites for improved gut permeability, immunity, and brain function.

In the last few years, the importance of gut microbiota impairment in the etiopathogenesis of pathology such as autism, dementia and mood disorder, has been raised.

This review focuses on evidence that suggests a role for neurotransmission dysregulation in autism and how these alterations could be useful for pharmacologic intervention in autism or as precocious biomarkers.

Research shows Methyl-B12 therapy has tremendous treatment potential in children with autism.


Children on the autism spectrum often have a more challenging time absorbing nutrients. They generally eat very limited foods, and their digestive systems might not be as effective as their neurotypical peers’

Why do studies point to low serotonin levels in the brains of autistic people?

Studies and meta-analyses support using long-chain omega-3s to prevent and treat major depressive disorder and symptoms.