Many dietary principles that help children with ASD, ADHD and neurodevelopmental delay also help adults with Irritable Bowel, Chronic Fatigue, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and all MINDD (metabolic, immunologic, neurologic, digestive & developmental disorders) illnesses. It is all about healing the digestive tract and eating foods that the individual is able to metabolise for optimal nutrient absorption.
These principals coincide with those of traditional diets around the globe as discovered by Dr. Weston A. Price back in the 1930s and extremely well represented in Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon. They also resemble what anthropologists and dieticians refer to as the “Paleolithic” diet.
Before the advent of refrigeration and food processing our ancestors soaked or sprouted grains, seeds and nuts, fermented some fruits and vegetable, cultured dairy product, and feasted on slow-cooked animal stews and broths. They also ate organic and non-GM foods. And the ratios of the foods they ate varied by regions depending on their practical ability to trap meat, harvest grains, grow fruit and vegetables and pick seeds and nuts.