Last Modified on Sep 22, 2015
Navigating the world of autism spectrum disorder can be difficult, but dealing with a developmental disorder that primarily affects socialization and communication is particularly difficult. While at present there is no “cure” for Asperger’s syndrome, the right combination of treatment can help limit the expression of the condition. An integrated approach combining therapy and specific natural cures, like omega-3 fats, helps realign the brain passageways to better support cognitive and social functioning.
What Is Asperger’s Syndrome?
Asperger’s syndrome is categorized as an autism spectrum disorder or pervasive developmental disorder. The condition is a developmental disorder that specifically affects an individual’s ability to socialize and communicate effectively with other people. Individuals with Asperger’s often exhibit social awkwardness and are typically absorbed in specific topics of interest to them.
The condition is characterized by general social ineptitude. For example, an individual may engage in long-winded one-sided conversations, display unusual nonverbal communication skills, have an intense obsession with one or two subjects, appear unable to understand others’ emotions, speak in a monotonous voice, and move clumsily with poor coordination. It’s not clear what causes the condition, but it seems that changes in certain genes or specific structures in the brain are involved.
What Kind of Treatment Approach Is Best?
Working with a specialized professional can help you decide what treatment plan is best for you and your family. However, our best suggestion is utilizing an integrated approach that incorporates various therapeutic options, such as occupational and even physical therapy, as well as natural or nutritional supplements. An approach such as this allows you to treat the syndrome from all aspects of its development for more beneficial treatment.
What Specific Natural Remedies Should I Try?
Alongside any treatment plan, specific natural supplements have been shown to have a positive effect on treating Asperger’s. Supplements such as omega-3 fish oil, vitamin B6, and vitamin C are good options for supporting treatment and managing the condition holistically.
1. Omega-3 Fish Oil
Omega-3 fats play an important role in Asperger’s syndrome treatment as the fat helps line the neural passageways. The addition of this nutrient helps the brain better communicate with the body and decreases erratic behaviors and improves brain function.
2. Vitamin B6
Individuals who are deficient in vitamin B6 often experience periods of agitation, aggressive behavior, irritability, and depression. Supplementing with vitamin B6 can help treat these issues and has the added benefit of improving auditory-visual and auditory-tactile developmental disorders, like Asperger’s.
3. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant often used in conjunction with other vitamins. This nutrient helps improve brain function, limits symptoms of confusion and depression, and improves general behavioral issues.
While Asperger’s syndrome is a pervasive condition, it is manageable. Try some of our suggestions or continue below to see a reader-contributed list of treatments!
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[YEA] In mid summer, a good friend of mine referred me to ACV. He had been having serious health problems concerning lyme disease and Shingles, which are now completely cured by nutrints. Anyways, to my point...we are conditioned not to believe that a $3.50 bottle of liquid can resolve nearly all of your health problems, but its true. I have seen serious self-improvement both physically and mentally here.
I have struggled with a cognitive condition named aspergers syndrome throughout my life. For right now, all you need to know about this condition is that there are many ADHD and OCD symptoms associated with it. For the past three years of my life, I had been actively pursuing a pharmeceutical solution to my problems. However, I could not find anything that did not lead to serious problems with anxiety and depression. Apple cider vinegar seemed to solve many of my issues. I can now pay attention in class or sit in the library reading for durations as long as four hours. At first i wasn't sure why, now I think that its the vinegar. These issues have not completely gone away, nor ever will they, but they are now much more manageable.
I originally followed my friend's advice on taking vinegar because i was told that it led to weight loss. This is also true. For the past 2 months or so, i haven't been able to keep up with a near-daily exercise routine that I used to be on the very top of. Normally i'd gain weight like nuts but if anything, i've lost...my appetite seems to be smaller in a positive way on days that I drink the vinegar. Family and friends have also comented that my 'baby face' has gone away since I started taking it.
At any rate, ever since I started taking hte vinegar, I have felt much healthier, happier, more stable, and more confident in both appearance and personality. I strongly reccommend this stuff. Its totally worth the somewhat unpleasant taste a few times a day!
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BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1) 100%Posted by Christine (Melbourne, Fl) on 05/25/2010
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] My daughter has Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism. I gave her two "00" capsules of bentonite clay every day. She was 17 at the time. In less than a month, she had no more tactile issues (could not STAND the sensation of light touches among other tactile issues) AND had spontaneous empathy for strangers!!!! Something that does not happen with any form of autism that I know of!
The only caution is because she is a menstrating female, if she gets too much bentonite clay, she will occasionally go anemic. Iron, despite being needed by the body, is still a heavy metal. So we cut back when that happens. Now she only takes is maybe twice a week and we have not been having problems with anemia.
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BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1) 100%Posted by Vanessa (Binghamton, New York) on 10/29/2009
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] Hello all,
I am a nineteen year old who was diagnosed with a mild case of aspergers syndrome at a young age. As of now, I am trying to figure out ways to cure it, particuarly the associated ADHD and OCD symptoms. The inability to sustain attention and fidgitiness are the main aspects that I feel throw off my life. I take the following supplements, some for aspergers other for physical appearance:
-Apple Cider Vinegar
-Hair, skin, and nails formula
-I just started Magnesium Zinc
After reading all of these articles, i'm thinking about throwing more in, maybe Vitamin C and/or flaxseed oil? But I don't want to be takingso many supplements at once as to throw my body off. Any recommendations as to what would be ideal for me?
Oh, and to help out anyone else in my situation, ACV and Fish oil really help. Magnesium seems to as well but I can't guarantee anything since I just started taking it. ^_^
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