Good to know! I have yet to completely draw those lines. Those very traits that set me apart, that make me who I am - I still OWN them. Even though I understand now why I talked to animals before I talked to people, and can hear dog whistles and imitate almost every animal sound I hear - it's still me. Even though I know why I can't play team sports, I am still a person who hates football, and that won't change just because I've read about why I don't interpret body language correctly. As tempted as I am to take scissors and try to cut apart my past, childhood, etc. to find the parts of me that aren't stereotypical undiagnosed asperger's, I have to resist for sanity's sake. Not ready yet. On the alert and taking mental notes, and grateful for every insight, yes! Just not ready for the journals and writing, etc. Soon.
Oh and that reprogramming thing, it's a trait from your autism. I have it too.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.