This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the mounting body of evidence that our autism epidemic should be treated from the inside out, have a look.

Tom Malterre foraging Mount Shuksan blueberries. These blueberries and other wild plants have more nutritional benefits due to their adaptation to surviving in the wilderness. Whether their from Mt. Shuksan or your backyard, picking fresh fruits ensures the highest levels of vitamins and nutrients. 

Additional Studies

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