Autism, along with any other condition on the spectrum, can possibly be one of the most difficult conditions for parents and families to deal with. Chances are that if your child has been diagnosed to be on the spectrum you were sent to see a behavioural therapist, an occupational therapist, a speech pathologist and/or a psychologist. All of which can do great work for those with autism, however there is little emphasis placed on the child’s diet, toxicity levels and other underlying causes.

Most patients presenting with autism and/or ADHD will experience:

  • Gut dysfunction and Microbial Imbalance – There is a staggering amount of research proving that those with autism, ADHD and even other neurological dysfunctions have imbalance in their microbiome. An overgrowth of yeasts, bacteria, parasites and other viruses that live in the gut has been shown to alter our nervous system, affect brain health, cause behavioural problems and impair our immune system.
  • High toxicity – High levels of heavy metals or other toxicities can cause nutrient depletion and altered neurological function. High toxicity can also exacerbate symptoms associated with autism, such as temper tantrums, behavioural problems, anxiety and insomnia.
  • MTHFR gene mutation – This mutation an impair the bodies capability of methylating and alters the detoxification pathways.
  • Food allergies and/or intolerances – Those with autism, ADHD or any other neurological condition can further exacerbate their condition by eating foods they’re intolerant or sensitive to. The wrong foods for that individual may also cause microbial imbalances and affect neurotransmitter production.
  • Poor Immunity – Poor immunity can be caused by bacterial imbalances, nutrient deficiency, toxicity and hormonal imbalance.
  • Nutritional Deficiencies – Due to poor gut health and picky eaters, nutritional deficiencies are all too common for those who are on the spectrum and/or ADHD.
  • Pyroluria – Pyroluria can lead to a deficiency in B6 and zinc. These are essential nutrients for the immune system, methylation, neurotransmitter balance and detoxification.



  • Organic Acids – Examines environmental pollutants that may affect our health.
  • Hair Mineral Analysis – Screens heavy metals, and mineral status
  • Complete Microbiome Mapping – Assesses gut dysfunction
  • Food sensitivities and intolerances – This will identify any food triggers
  • Functional Pathology – Thyroid hormones, sex hormones, and neurotransmitters.


Those with autism, ADHD or behavioural problems respond very well to dietary and naturopathic intervention. For further information contact Nourish Me Naturopathy or book an appointment.

Benefits of Tiaan’s Naturopathic treatment for Autism & ADHD are:

  • Specialised treatment that restores complete health and wellbeing to the patient
  • Comprehensive treatment plans using herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, dietary intervention and lifestyle.
  • Personalised attention, support, and guidance for every patient
  • Ability to work with your doctors and therapists to implement a treatment that best suits your child

For more information, feel free to call us at 1300 657 730