In mid summer, a good friend of mine referred me to ACV. He had been having serious health problems concerning lyme disease and Shingles, which are now completely cured by nutrints. Anyways, to my point...we are conditioned not to believe that a $3.50 bottle of liquid can resolve nearly all of your health problems, but its true. I have seen serious self-improvement both physically and mentally here.
I have struggled with a cognitive condition named aspergers syndrome throughout my life. For right now, all you need to know about this condition is that there are many ADHD and OCD symptoms associated with it. For the past three years of my life, I had been actively pursuing a pharmeceutical solution to my problems. However, I could not find anything that did not lead to serious problems with anxiety and depression. Apple cider vinegar seemed to solve many of my issues. I can now pay attention in class or sit in the library reading for durations as long as four hours. At first i wasn't sure why, now I think that its the vinegar. These issues have not completely gone away, nor ever will they, but they are now much more manageable.
I originally followed my friend's advice on taking vinegar because i was told that it led to weight loss. This is also true. For the past 2 months or so, i haven't been able to keep up with a near-daily exercise routine that I used to be on the very top of. Normally i'd gain weight like nuts but if anything, i've lost...my appetite seems to be smaller in a positive way on days that I drink the vinegar. Family and friends have also comented that my 'baby face' has gone away since I started taking it.
At any rate, ever since I started taking hte vinegar, I have felt much healthier, happier, more stable, and more confident in both appearance and personality. I strongly reccommend this stuff. Its totally worth the somewhat unpleasant taste a few times a day!
(Binghamton, New York)
(San Angelo Tx)
Bach Flower remedies for Aspergers Syndrome
For my daughter I used the following which seemed to help to some extent:
Bach remedies - I would pinpoint a problem and then would use the particular Bach remedy for it until I feel the problem has lessened. For example - Walnut Bach flower remedy to enable smooth transitions. I would keep a log of what remedies I used from time to time and I did use many of the remedies over the years on her and on myself. You could do your own research on Bach remedies. My only recommendation is to prolong the treatment until the problem (any particular problem) goes away to a considerable extent, even it if takes two to three months (not just for the recommended 2 week duration). very non-invasive.
Apart from these I used:
Tapping or Emotional Freedom technique- EFT to deal with emotional problems, Essiac tea ( for about one to 1.5 years)- to heal the gut and eczema (for the eczema it worked like magic), Gluten free casein free diet (couldn't do it for long as it was hard keeping it up in a non gluten free casein free household) and Vitamin C. And just talking with each other (A mom version of talk therapy).
We also tried homeopathy which helped clear out some problems (surely a venue that can be explored).
I also used a lot of coriander/cilantro in my cooking (don't know if that helped clear any heavy metals). ACV during cold and flu times.
The symptoms do get more manageable with age. Now she is a well capable adult by God's grace. Now if you ask me I would have liked to try Apple cider vinegar, Baking soda in water (Ted's recommendation for alkalinity), Acidophilus/probiotic on a regular basis. Back then I did not think of it. My advice to parents is to please bear in mind to not let the childhood be lost while running after treatments, therapies etc.
Gluten free Casein free diet
EC: Please be sure to test and compare the Bach flower remedy brands - Healing Herbs with the Nelson Bach brand (which is the brand sold in most pharmacies and health food stores). The HH Bach Flower remedies are our favorite, hands down. We tested them about 15 years ago. Difficult to find Healing Herbs in the USA, easier in the UK.
FES Flowers is the main online distributor of Healing Herbs flower remedies in the USA and it's very difficult to find the HH brand on their website. Just took a few minutes to find this link! http://store.fesflowers.com/flower-essences/healingherbs-flower-essences.html
My daughter has Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism. I gave her two "00" capsules of bentonite clay every day. She was 17 at the time. In less than a month, she had no more tactile issues (could not STAND the sensation of light touches among other tactile issues) AND had spontaneous empathy for strangers!!!! Something that does not happen with any form of autism that I know of!
The only caution is because she is a menstrating female, if she gets too much bentonite clay, she will occasionally go anemic. Iron, despite being needed by the body, is still a heavy metal. So we cut back when that happens. Now she only takes is maybe twice a week and we have not been having problems with anemia.
Finally after 55 yrs, I realized I had asperger syndrome after seeing a program on TV about it. I suspected mercury poisoning (identical symptoms) so I had all my "silver" mercury dental fillings removed. MUCH relief was obtained doing this. I could not believe the difference! Then I used Olive Leaf Extract capsules to remove the candida yeast and zeolite powder to detox my system of any remaining heavy metals. WHAT a difference! I punted major fear and depression with this stuff!
I am mother of a 17 y.o. boy iin the Autistic spectrum (mild) with a childhood filled with tantrums, Opposition Defiance behaviour, occasional serious emotional bursts, having been diagnosed when he was 4.
We had no success with drugs like Risperidone ou Carbamazepine, that proved much worse, going from sleepiness, dizziness to damming the symptoms into unpredictable explosions of anger and despair.
Taking into account that he was very sensitive to cocoa and chocolate (and avoiding these foods brought a great relief), I began studying more deeply what could act like an " antidote" for the bad effects of chocolate so he could maybe someday consume it without all the bad cummulative effect it had.
Reading about many reports and studies from various sources, relating Theobromine, other amines and their effect on my child´s behaviour, at some point I reached the conclusion that those antipsicotic drugs, being MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) were doing the opposite to what was needed. That the mood bursts and tantrums could not be derived from a lack of anines and serotonines, but from the excess instead. Adding some particularities in the amines and serotonin metabolism in ASD individuals, we have adopted MSM as a mean to favour the equilibrium of monoamino oxidases versus a possible excess of amines.
Along with other suplements, a dose of approx. 1,5 mg /day has been showing fair results for more than two years now. I take it also, for my knee pain (sensibly reduced). I will keep on studying MSM, observing possible after effects and will thank you very much if you will like to share your experiences with me about MSM and ASD.
I am a nineteen year old who was diagnosed with a mild case of aspergers syndrome at a young age. As of now, I am trying to figure out ways to cure it, particuarly the associated ADHD and OCD symptoms. The inability to sustain attention and fidgitiness are the main aspects that I feel throw off my life. I take the following supplements, some for aspergers other for physical appearance:
-Apple Cider Vinegar
-Hair, skin, and nails formula
-I just started Magnesium Zinc
After reading all of these articles, i'm thinking about throwing more in, maybe Vitamin C and/or flaxseed oil? But I don't want to be takingso many supplements at once as to throw my body off. Any recommendations as to what would be ideal for me?
Oh, and to help out anyone else in my situation, ACV and Fish oil really help. Magnesium seems to as well but I can't guarantee anything since I just started taking it. ^_^
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