Jean Muscroft is a registered nutritional therapist

Autism is a medical disorder: Studies and clinical experience have shown that many children on the autistic spectrum have a range of health problems, often concerning the gut and immune system, but involving other areas and body systems as well. Evidence suggests that diet and assimilation can play important roles in autism and Nutritional Therapists are trained to help support these functions in the body. Nutritional Therapy, which is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care.

Registered Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools including Laboratory Testing to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Genetic predisposition and possible environmental triggers are considered in each individual case.