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Research Shows Decrease in Autistic Symptoms with A Key Nutrient

We have mentioned before of the need for healthy fats for optimal brain function. Today, I will talk about how your brain is dependent on multiple nutrients. Still, one of them is extremely important and is called vitamin D. Without vitamin D; your brain is working more likely with higher inflammation and less production of serotonin, which is crucial for mood issues.

Let's see the case of TJ:

TJ is a 38-month-old boy diagnosed with autism. His physician checked his vitamin D levels, and it was 11.9 ng/ml. Levels higher than 40 ng/ml are required in autism for better brain function. So his pediatrician added vitamin D at a high dose to overcome the deficiency of this essential nutrient.

In the follow-up appointment, TJ was evaluated, and his vitamin D level was 46.7

ng/ml, which is optimal. His Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) went down to

22, and he lost his diagnosis of autism. You heard me right; he lost his diagnosis;

because vitamin D is one of the most essential nutrients for brain function,

especially in autism. I discussed this case deeper in my book Resilient Brain, but

It shows how low levels or lack of optimal vitamin D levels can affect brain function.

Have you checked your vitamin D levels lately?

You should check it! You may need supplementation, but check with your

Primary care provider first.

A specific deficiency can affect the body's equilibrium and drive behavior issues or

Even brain fog?

Always check your body's chemistry by blood testing for total wellness.

In Health and Faith,

David Rivas

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Jia, F., Shan, L., Wang, B., Li, H., Feng, J., Xu, Z., & Saad, K. (2019). Fluctuations in clinical symptoms with changes in serum 25 (OH) vitamin D levels in autistic children: three cases report. Nutritional Neuroscience, 22(12), 863-866.

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