Within my book, Naturally Better, I explain the array of supplements we have used for our son, along with the extensive catalogue of other alternative therapies we have used. The book explains – in laymans terms - how these supplements relate to brain function, boosting the immune system, etc.
Supplements are vitamins and minerals, etc, which are produced naturally in order to ‘supplement’ the bodies needs – needs which are perhaps not being met just by food intake. In our modern world, with so many of our foods being highly processed and therefore low in nutritional value, many of us are in fact in desperate need of supplements. This deficiency – or malnourishment – can result in behaviour problems in any child.
Nutrition and diet are important factors for all people, but for children with a disability or neurological challenge – such as Autism, they can make a massive difference to functionality and quality of life.
We have had our son on a targetted nutrition program from birth, including many supplements prescribed by our Naturopath. On one memorable day, he was being very argumentative, stubborn and disobedient. In front of my daughters, I was telling my husband how frustrated I was by this new, unpleasant behaviour; my daughter - 11 years old at the time said ‘Haven’t you just run out of his protein powder?’ This was a fabulous product, boosted with all sorts of supplements targetting behaviour and brain function, and sure enough, I had run out just a few days before as the product had been discontinued – my daughter was right, without this product our son’s behaviour was awful!
We have since found a substitute product which is working a treat, but what an important lesson.
Daily supplement programs can cost a lot of money, especially when buying very high quality supplements. For this reason, I have worked with a Nutritionist to offer a Nutritional Coaching service from this website to help families choose the right supplements, and to save money by comparing different products. Click here to read more about this service.
Following are two of the products we have used with success. These are both products which are not available in Health food stores, but which we can supply if needed -
These do what no vitamin, mineral, amino acid or herb can do. They help nourish, control and support every cell in your body. Glyconutrients allow your cells to communicate the way they should & help support your body’s immune system, allowing your cells to send and translate messages to each other. Cells can then communicate clearly and operate efficiently. The result is improved energy and wellness.
There is another fantastic practitioner-only product which works to achieve the following:
SUPPORT THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
PROMOTE BRAIN FUNCTION
ADAPT TO STRESS
IMPROVE MEMORY RETENTION
PROMOTE HEALTHY BEHAVIOUR