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Bernard Rimland, PhD

Former NOHA Honorary Member Bernard Rimland, PhD was director of the Institute for Child Behavior Research, San Diego, CA.

"Supplements Dangerous" was the conclusion of a 1989 report by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council, research arm of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. Yet, according to Dr. Rimland, the 1300-page report has only 20 pages on supplements and those are "full of baloney." The report reflects conventional advice: "Get your vitamins and minerals from food instead – five or more servings of fruit and vegetables, six or more servings of breads and legumes per day." By comparison, a recent study of the eating habits of Californians found that one-third eat no vegetables and two thirds no salad, with only one-half eating a serving of fruit a day, said Dr. Rimland in his talk to NOHA on April 3 of 1989.

In January of 1995, the Autism Research Institute, directed by Dr. Rimland , convened the first Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) conference in Dallas, Texas. Largely financed by parents of autistic children, this conference brought together about 30 of the leading investigators on autism—physicians and scientists—from the United States and Europe.

An excellent, detailed description of Dr. Rimland's many accomplishments over his lifetime can be found in the Winter 2007 issue of NOHA NEWS as "AUTISM WORLD LOSES A GIANT: NOHA HONORARY MEMBER BERNARD RIMLAND, PhD."

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