Autism Treatment – Cod Liver Oil

Posted on 09 December 2009 by autism

Let’s talk a little bit about cod liver oil. Cod liver oil has been a remedy and around the Autism community for quite some time. A lot of kids show benefit to the use of cod liver oil not only because it is a fish oil that has the essential fats that many kids need for brain development such as EPA and DHA. Cod liver oil also has natural vitamin A which is very effective for the health of the eyes.

So why is this important in Autism? Many years ago there was a researcher by the name of Dr. Megson who found that a lot of kids who have visual stimming, whether that is side glancing out of their eyes or flicking their fingers in front of their eyes, just doing things from a visual standpoint, many of these kids benefited from cod liver oil. Sometimes it was a teaspoon or two of cod liver oil a day where their visual stimming would actually improve. It was found that what the natural vitamin A that was found in the cod liver oil was doing was having a positive influence on various receptors in the retina in the eye and the way visual information was being passed from the eye to the visual cortex of the brain.

So as time has gone on, this theory has been proved correct over and over and over for many of these kids where cod liver oil has become a pretty standard treatment for kids on the Autism spectrum particularly if they have had visual stimming issues or side glancing issues or other types of visual problems. You can actually use cod liver oil as a remedy for that. If you look at most supplement programs for kids on the spectrum it will generally include a multi-vitamin, a multi-mineral, a probiotic, some zinc and cod liver oil is usually on that list as well.

Think about cod liver oil as a nice remedy for your child to help with some of the visual issues, visual stimming, etc. The cod liver oil is a common remedy that is used and has a lot of essential fats, it is generally very easy to take. New Beginnings Nutritionals has a couple of different versions of cod liver oil. You can check out their website and I think cod liver oil will be a helpful remedy for your child.

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  2. Estela Says:

    This is the first time I have read about Cod Liver Oil for autism….I will try it, thanks.

    I forgot to mention that after the Nystatin treatment, I am giving my son Probiotics.

    Estela

  3. ISRAA Says:

    i HAVE TWO KIDS SUFFER WITH AUTISM . TWO OF THEM STARTED TO TALK AFTER GIVING THEM TRAN GOD LIVER OIL.

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