12/08/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Should Autism Be Treated With Dietary Changes?

In my Change Nation podcast this week, I had the privilege of speaking with Jenny McCarthy, author of Louder than Words and Mother Warriors. The first book speaks to her personal experience with her son Evan's autism diagnosis. The second chronicles the experiences of both McCarthy and other mothers who are trying to change the way autistic children are treated.

During our conversation, McCarthy spoke about the controversy over her argument that autism can be treated with diet and vitamins, and the inspiration she finds in the stories of other families fighting for their children's lives, and her website Generation Rescue.

Whatever you believe about autism and its root causes, you can't help but be moved by McCarthy's voice and passion as a mother. Her work is an inspiration to all who believe that change can begin with just one person.