How a Naturopath can Help Autism?

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A good Naturopath can assist you even-though Autism is a complex condition with little information on why it develops, what triggers it and how it can be resolved. Speech, occupational and behaviour therapies all help, but what if your child just can’t work with their therapist? What can you do to help? What is available on Queensland’s Gold Coast to help your child – have you considered seeing a naturopath?

A Naturopath is a person skilled in the practice naturopathy!


A Naturopath follow a system of health care that looks at the whole person, with emphasis on healing and disease prevention using a range of natural therapies. There are many types of therapies that come under the umbrella of naturopathy, the main ones are nutrition – including dietary changes and nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine and homoeopathy.

Autism is a complex condition and a naturopath will look at your child as a whole person, not just someone with a “brain disorder”.


Autism is intimately related to levels of essential vitamins and minerals, the digestion and absorption of these nutrients from food as well as levels of viruses, bacteria and toxicity in the body. These children have been called “Children with Starving Brains” by US MD Jaquelyn McCandless

A naturopath will work closely with you, helping you with dietary changes. Dietary changes can be difficult to make and stick to, but it is one of those things that must be done. There is a saying, that goes like this, “What you eat today walks and talks tomorrow” This is nowhere more evident than in children with autism. Dietary change is the foundation of treatment – if this change is not made then your child will under-achieve in the rest of the program.

A Naturopath can help!


Children with autism are often extremely sensitive to foods and many other things in the environment. Food that is healthy can actually lead to negative effects in children on the spectrum. The same principle applies to nutritional supplementation – autistic children can react to common supplements that are beneficial to other children. It is important to choose a naturopath that specialises in autism, someone who is familiar with biomedical protocols, Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) protocols, autism diets like the Gluten-Dairy-Soy-Corn free diet, the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), the GAPS diet (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) It is a complex area and requires additional specialised knowledge.

Children with Autism often suffer with a range of conditions such as diarrhoea, constipation, tummy pain picky eating, poor sleep, ear infections, chest infections and anxiety. It is often the pain from these conditions that lead to stimming, head banging, aggression and tantrums so by treating these problems we reduce pain and the harmful behaviours subsides. With these improvements in place, your naturopath can then begin detoxifying your child and restoring their levels of essential vitamins and minerals.

A naturopath will take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions and explain your child’s test results. A naturopath will help you fully understand what is involved and why it is necessary. They will help you make sense of the overwhelming amount of information available and decipher the critical pieces that can help your child.

If you require any information regarding Julie Damant (Naturopath), please do not hesitate to contact us.


About the Author:

Julie Damant is the leading Autism Naturopath in Australia, specialising in Autism, ADHD, Aspergers, PDD, learning difficulties, allergies and children’s health. Julie is a degree qualified Naturopath, has completed specialised training with the MINDD Foundation, Michael Sichel and numerous post graduate courses in Naturopathy. “I know improvement is possible, I have seen it, and will continue to see it as families make the changes that are required to help their child. Working together we can, and will make a difference. I look forward to meeting you.”
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