A Few Thoughts Regarding this Science Section
We are growing exponentially confident that the vast number of Autism Spectrum Disorder conditions are caused, or at very least largely contributed to, by dietary and other environmental factors as opposed to genetic factors, and we know that many others in the community are finally waking up to similar realizations. Only this collective shift in research and clinical focus will deliver both prevention strategies that will start reversing statistics in new incidences and effective answers for those currently affected – with neither requiring the reliance upon and implementation of additional vaccines and other pharmaceuticals.
The SBP dietary recommendations are simply offered for you to try, or not try, along with our sincere hope that if you do elect to give it a solid effort, you will rapidly start seeing some confirmation that the process is benefiting the wellness of you, your child and the entire family, and that this will give you confidence that these lifestyle changes are well worth it in many ways.
We continue to attempt to apologize in advance to our many adult friends out there who have adopted a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle not only for themselves, but attempt to likewise raise their children with such choices – many times from infancy. We surely can appreciate that choice, but best success with the SBP Diet is proving to be much slower if not nearly impossible in such cases due primarily to the challenges of getting enough protein and iron from the plant-source foods that we don’t otherwise restrict in Phase 1 of the diet.
As we continually try to remind people, we neither have the agenda nor desire to challenge or debate the validity of dietary choices in a family based on philosophical, cultural, religious, environmental or any other priorities. Ours is simply a mission of sharing information and education that people are willing to freely use or reject at their discretion. As they say, don’t shoot the messenger!
For example; the reality that our bodies are able to utilize a nutrient such as dietary iron obtained from animal foods much more efficiently than the iron contained in vegetables does not represent our “opinion”, but a simple fact of biochemistry. The factor that the anti-nutrient action of phytic acid/ phytate produces mineral depletion and resulting imbalances in our bodies, is not our “opinion”, but is instead a fact of nutritional science that has been well researched, studied and documented, but not adequately valued, reported or properly applied to human nutrition over many decades. Just read the multitude of studies featured on this website or even research these topics yourself.
So regardless of your education, assumptions, beliefs and resulting choices for your personal diet, we only ask for you to continue to look beyond a number of the food choices that have been marketed and pushed upon we the consumers over the last several decades, and to possibly reconsider the growing evidence, such as that being continually confirmed by the positive results from the SBP Diet, that maybe less than the ideal nutritional needs of developing infants and young children (or even adults) can be and are being met with just any profile of desired foods.
And please never feel that you have to just take our word for it: We intend to continue to present significant and growing information for your education and consideration on this website, but just a little research and investigation on your own part will reveal plentiful and mounting evidence that there are far more potential consequences for the function and wellness of the bodies of ourselves and our children than we have been led to believe for a long time now.
Many researchers and the nutritionally educated are starting to “get it”, and there is a multitude of books, online writings and other resources that will supply additional confirmation that people need to start reeducating themselves about the dramatic benefits and consequences of their food choices.