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Jenny McCarthy Reversing Autism

June 23, 2008

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Have you ever considered that diet could help autism? Actress, Jenny McCarthy, wrote Louder Than Words, a book about her journey to reversing her son’s autism by using a gluten-free diet.

When McCarthy first started noticing autistic symptoms in her two-year-old, she brought him to the doctor. When one of the best pediatricians in California told her that her son had autism, she decided to learn everything about it. During her research, she found a website saying, “Autism is reversible.” She was willing to do anything and everything to help her son. She read about parents treating their autistic children with a gluten-free and casein-free diet. McCarthy eliminated gluten and casein (a milk protein) from her son’s diet and added vitamins and supplements.

Within six months she noticed a dramatic difference with his symptoms. McCarthy is at the forefront of raising public awareness about the healing powers of a good diet. It’s amazing how good food can positively influence our health. No matter what type of disease or illness a person has they will most likely benefit from eating less meat, dairy, sugar and chemicalized, artificial junk foods. Do you have any stories about food helping your health?

About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.