I have a nephew with autism that saddens me every day because his potential as a human being was taken away. One in 48 children here in the US are struck on the autism spectrum...and here is more evidence that drugs do play a part in this devastating disease - please share the info with others you know..would you take an antidepressant if your unborn child had an 87% chance of contracting the disease?
Autism chelation therapy detox results and reaction 19/03/14: My daughter 5 is recovering from ASD, we do a lot to assist her function at optimum that is eg Gluten free, casein free, sugar free, no processed foods. With great results. Therapies.
We came across Bentonite clay on-Line and its ability to remove toxins from the body got me very interested. As the majority of those with ASD have difficulty removing toxins and heavy metals.
I gave her half a tsp on the 1st evening and noticed that she was more talkative the next day and less repetitive. On evening number 2 I put 1 tbs into a bowl and mixed it with putrefied water into a paste, and we did a body mask, and left it on until it dried (5min) in the bath I noticed little places of red where the clay had been on the longest , she really enjoyed her bath and was making sighs of relief (she usual hates bath and never lets me wash her back so this is notable) after her bath My daughter lent in and put here nose to mine! This is also something she never does, I asked her how she feels she remarked much better. and her speech became clearer , and more varied she asked questions.
Ok so any result like this is very encouraging but I think I got a little to excited to quickly, later that evening she was vomiting and she continued to vomit close to an entire night, she was in pain and had a fever at first I'am thinking its a bug but now I am thinking she was detoxing too fast. My advice to parents is to start very small as kids with ASD have a huge load of toxins, metals ect to offload.
San Fernado, Philippines
Hi Warjov ; In addition to the brilliant suggestions made here to you, I hope to add another. There is a Dr. Neubrander, drneubrander. Com, who has been working with kids along the spectrum for decades. He uses a wide variety of therapies, and if you go to the website, you can choose from 150 videos of parents that describe their results, with an achingly poignant honesty. Dr. Neubrander reports that 94% of his patients respond in a positive way, some dramatically, to subcutaneous injections of methylcobalamin, a type of vitamin B12, at approx. 1mg. Given every 3 days. (some children need it more often.) He's written very specific directions about this protocol that may be followed by other doctors, should they be curious. It may be worth a search.
I was reading through Metametrix labs and I found that the lab found often a protozoa of unknown taxonomy called PPTU by the lab ( Protozoa present Taxonomy unavailable) in children with autsim. According to Dr Ustman, a world leading doctor of autism, some chronic bacterial infections also are responsible for the disease ( Mycobacteria, L bacteria).
Her protocol is to disturb the bacterial biofilms first using Nattokinase with EDTA then introducing an antimicrobial. The die-off is quite high so she recomanded to use activated charcoal to reduce the toxins.
I believe that autismtic kids were infected by their parents unintentionally because their parents harbor the infection also or they were infected right after being born.
I hope in the future that some research will be pointed toward the cause of Austim ( infection) and not just the symptoms to help this kids who are the victims of pharmaceutical conspiracies.
Mount Juliet, Tn, Usa
Mount Juliet, Tn, Usa
Lexington, Ky, Usa
San Antonio, Texas
Mount Juliet, Tn
San Antonio, Texas
Has anyone used DE to treat heavy metal poisoning in autistic children?
Fernandina Beach, Fl
St. Louis, Mo
San Angelo, Tx
I work with autistic and aspergers children and adults and have for years. I think diet is the cure. The results are amazing. Dairy, gluten and sugar free. I've seen nothing but good results even with just good effort. These things are not in a 'doctor's' repretoire at all so it's up to you to do it yourself. The only problem I've seen is most autistic children have a parent in the spectrum, and are too set in their ways to do things differently, they would rather accept that there is no treatment than change their diets. I really commend both the parents and adults with AS here that are willing to try do something about it.
Tampa, Fl, Us
White Lake, Michigan
Anchorage, Alaska, Usa
The Woodlands, Tx
South Park, Pa
New York, Ny
Charlotte, Nc, Usa
Charlotte, Nc, Usa
This following is an excerpt from "Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother's Story of Research and Recovery" by Karyn Seroussi. This book is highly recommended!
We Cured Our Son's Autism
By Karyn Seroussi
Copyright © 2000 Karyn Seroussi
"When the doctors said our son would be severely disabled for life, we setout to prove them wrong.
When the psychologist examining our 18-month-old son told me that she thought Miles had autism, my heart began to pound. I didn't know exactly what the word meant, but I knew it was bad. Wasn't autism some type of mental illness -- perhaps juvenile schizophrenia? Even worse, I vaguely remembered hearing that this disorder was caused by emotional trauma during childhood. In an instant, every illusion of safety in my world seemed to vanish.
Our pediatrician had referred us to the psychologist in August 1995 because Miles didn't seem to understand anything we said. He'd developed perfectly normally until he was 15 months old, but then he stopped saying the words he'd learned -- cow, cat, dance -- and started disappearing into himself. We figured his chronic ear infections were responsible for his silence, but within three months, he was truly in his own world.
Suddenly, our happy little boy hardly seemed to recognize us or his 3-year-old sister. Miles wouldn't make eye contact or even try to communicate by pointing or gesturing. His behavior became increasingly strange: He'd drag his head across the floor, walk on his toes (very common in autistic children), make odd gurgling sounds, and spend long periods of time repeating an action, such as opening and closing doors or filling and emptying a cup of sand in the sandbox. He often screamed inconsolably, refusing to be held or comforted. And he developed chronic diarrhea.
As I later learned, autism -- or autistic spectrum disorder, as doctors now call it -- is not a mental illness. It is a developmental disability thought to be caused by an anomaly in the brain. The National Institutes of Health estimates that as many as 1 in 500 children are affected. But according to several recent studies, the incidence is rapidly rising: In Florida, for example, the number of autistic children has increased nearly 600 percent in the last ten years. Nevertheless, even though it is more common than Down syndrome, autism remains one of the least understood developmental disorders.
We were told that Miles would almost definitely grow up to be severely impaired. He would never be able to make friends, have a meaningful conversation, learn in a regular classroom without special help, or live independently. We could only hope that with behavioral therapy, we might be able to teach him some of the social skills he'd never grasp on his own. I had always thought that the worst thing that could happen to anyone was to lose a child. Now it was happening to me but in a perverse, inexplicable way. Instead of condolences, I got uncomfortable glances, inappropriately cheerful reassurances, and the sense that some of my friends didn't want to return my calls.
After Miles' initial diagnosis, I spent hours in the library, searching for the reason he'd changed so dramatically. Then I came across a book that mentioned an autistic child whose mother believed that his symptoms had been caused by a "cerebral allergy" to milk. I'd never heard of this, but the thought lingered in my mind because Miles drank an inordinate amount of milk -- at least half a gallon a day.
I also remembered that a few months earlier, my mother had read that many kids with chronic ear infections are allergic to milk and wheat. "You should take Miles off those foods and see if his ears clear up," she said. "Milk, cheese, pasta, and Cheerios are the only foods he'll eat," I insisted. "If I took them away, he'd starve."
Then I realized that Miles' ear infections had begun when he was 11 months old, just after we had switched him from soy formula to cow's milk. He'd been on soy formula because my family was prone to allergies, and I'd read that soy might be better for him. I had breast-fed until he was 3 months old, but he didn't tolerate breast milk very well -- possibly because I was drinking lots of milk. There was nothing to lose, so I decided to eliminate all the dairy products from his diet. What happened next was nothing short of miraculous. Miles stopped screaming, he didn't spend as much time repeating actions, and by the end of the first week, he pulled on my hand when he wanted to go downstairs. For the first time in months, he let his sister hold his hands to sing.
Two weeks later, a month after we'd seen the psychologist, my husband and I kept our appointment with a well-known developmental pediatrician to confirm the diagnosis of autism. Dr. Susan Hyman gave Miles a variety of tests and asked a lot of questions. We described the changes in his behavior since he'd stopped eating dairy products. Finally, Dr. Hyman looked at us sadly. "I'm sorry," the specialist said. "Your son is autistic. I admit the milk allergy issue is interesting, but I just don't think it could be responsible for Miles' autism or his recent improvement."
We were terribly disheartened, but as each day passed, Miles continued to get better. A week later, when I pulled him up to sit on my lap, we made eye contact and he smiled. I started to cry -- at last he seemed to know who I was. He had been oblivious to his sister, but now he watched her play and even got angry when she took things away from him. Miles slept more soundly, but his diarrhea persisted. Although he wasn't even 2 yet, we put him in a special-ed nursery school three mornings a week and started an intensive one-on-one behavioral and language program that Dr. Hyman approved of. I'm a natural skeptic and my husband is a research scientist, so we decided to test the hypothesis that milk affected Miles' behavior. We gave him a couple of glasses one morning, and by the end of the day, he was walking on his toes, dragging his forehead across the floor, making strange sounds, and exhibiting the other bizarre behaviors we had almost forgotten. A few weeks later, the behaviors briefly returned, and we found out that Miles had eaten some cheese at nursery school. We became completely convinced that dairy products were somehow related to his autism.
I wanted Dr. Hyman to see how well Miles was doing, so I sent her a video of him playing with his father and sister. She called right away. "I'm simply floored," she told me. "Miles has improved remarkably. Karyn, if I hadn't diagnosed him myself, I wouldn't have believed that he was the same child."
I had to find out whether other kids had had similar experiences. I bought a modem for my computer -- not standard in 1995 -- and discovered an autism support group on the Internet. A bit embarrassed, I asked, "Could my child's autism be related to milk?"
The response was overwhelming. Where had I been? Didn't I know about Karl Reichelt in Norway? Didn't I know about Paul Shattock in England? These researchers had preliminary evidence to validate what parents had been reporting for almost 20 years: Dairy products exacerbated the symptoms of autism.
My husband, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry, got copies of the journal articles that the parents had mentioned on-line and went through them all carefully. As he explained it to me, it was theorized that a subtype of children with autism break down milk protein (casein) into peptides that affect the brain in the same way that hallucinogenic drugs do. A handful of scientists, some of whom were parents of kids with autism, had discovered compounds containing opiates -- a class of substances including opium and heroin -- in the urine of autistic children. The researchers theorized that either these children were missing an enzyme that normally breaks down the peptides into a digestible form, or the peptides were somehow leaking into the bloodstream before they could be digested.
In a burst of excitement, I realized how much sense this made. It explained why Miles developed normally for his first year, when he drank only soy formula. It would also explain why he had later craved milk: Opiates are highly addictive. What's more, the odd behavior of autistic children has often been compared to that of someone hallucinating on LSD. My husband also told me that the other type of protein being broken down into a toxic form was gluten -- found in wheat, oats, rye, and barley, and commonly added to thousands of packaged foods. The theory would have sounded farfetched to my scientific husband if he hadn't seen the dramatic changes in Miles himself and remembered how Miles had self-limited his diet to foods containing wheat and dairy. As far as I was concerned, there was no question that the gluten in his diet would have to go. Busy as I was, I would learn to cook gluten-free meals. People with celiac disease are also gluten-intolerant, and I spent hours on-line gathering information.
Within 48 hours of being gluten-free, 22-month-old Miles had his first solid stool, and his balance and coordination noticeably improved. A month or two later, he started speaking -- "zawaff" for giraffe, for example, and "ayashoo" for elephant. He still didn't call me Mommy, but he had a special smile for me when I picked him up from nursery school. However, Miles' local doctors -- his pediatrician, neurologist, geneticist, and gastroenterologist -- still scoffed at the connection between autism and diet. Even though dietary intervention was a safe, noninvasive approach to treating autism, until large controlled studies could prove that it worked, most of the medical community would have nothing to do with it.
So my husband and I decided to become experts ourselves. We began attending autism conferences and phoning and e-mailing the European researchers. I also organized a support group for other parents of autistic children in my community. Although some parents weren't interested in exploring dietary intervention at first, they often changed their mind after they met Miles.
Not every child with autism responded to the diet, but eventually there were about 50 local families whose children were gluten- and casein-free with exciting results. And judging by the number of people on Internet support lists, there were thousands of children around the world responding well to this diet.
Fortunately, we found a new local pediatrician who was very supportive, and Miles was doing so well that I nearly sprang out of bed each morning to see the changes in him. One day, when Miles was 2 1/2, he held up a toy dinosaur for me to see. "Wook, Mommy, issa Tywannosauwus Wex!" Astonished, I held out my trembling hands. "You called me Mommy!" I said. He smiled and gave me a long hug.
By the time Miles turned 3, all his doctors agreed that his autism had been completely cured. He tested at eight months above his age level in social, language, self-help, and motor skills, and he entered a regular preschool with no special-ed supports. His teacher told me that he was one of the most delightful, verbal, participatory children in the class. Today, at almost 6, Miles is among the most popular children in his first-grade class. He's reading at a fourth-grade level, has good friends, and recently acted out his part in the class play with flair. He is deeply attached to his older sister, and they spend hours engaged in the type of imaginative play that is never seen in kids with autism. My worst fears were never realized. We are terribly lucky.
But I imagined all the other parents who might not be fortunate enough to learn about the diet. So in 1997, I started a newsletter and international support organization called Autism Network for Dietary Intervention (ANDI), along with another parent, Lisa Lewis, author of Special Diets for Special Kids (Future Horizons, 1998). We've gotten hundreds of letters and e-mails from parents worldwide whose kids use the diet successfully. Although it's best to have professional guidance when implementing the diet, sadly, most doctors are still skeptical.
As I continue to study the emerging research, it has become increasingly clear to me that autism is a disorder related to the immune system. Most autistic children I know have several food allergies in addition to milk and wheat, and nearly all the parents in our group have or had at least one immune-related problem: thyroid disease, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, or allergies. Autistic children are probably genetically predisposed to immune-system abnormalities, but what triggers the actual disease?
Many of the parents swore that their child's autistic behavior began at 15 months, shortly after the child received the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine. When I examined such evidence as photos and videotapes to see exactly when Miles started to lose his language and social skills, I had to admit that it had coincided with his MMR -- after which he had gone to the emergency room with a temperature of 106°F and febrile seizures. Recently, a small study was published by British researcher Andrew Wakefield, M.D., linking the measles portion of the vaccine to damage in the small intestine -- which might help explain the mechanism by which the hallucinogenic peptides leak into the bloodstream. If the MMR vaccine is indeed found to play a role in triggering autism, we must find out whether some children are at higher risk and therefore should not be vaccinated or should be vaccinated at a later age.
Another new development is giving us hope: Researchers at Johnson and Johnson's Ortho Clinical Diagnostics division -- my husband among them -- are now studying the abnormal presence of peptides in the urine of autistic children. My hope is that eventually a routine diagnostic test will be developed to identify children with autism at a young age and that when some types of autism are recognized as a metabolic disorder, the gluten and dairy-free diet will move from the realm of alternative medicine into the mainstream.
The word autism, which once meant so little to me, has changed my life profoundly. It came to my house like a monstrous, uninvited guest but eventually brought its own gifts. I've felt twice blessed -- once by the amazing good fortune of reclaiming my child and again by being able to help other autistic children who had been written off by their doctors and mourned by their parents."
Adapted from the book, "Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother's Story of Research and Recovery" by Karyn Seroussi.
High Potency Fish Oil w/ Virgin Evening Primrose Oil Has Made My Little Boy "Normal" I have two children aged 3.5yrs and 21 months. My eldest was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder at the start of the year (Jan 2007). Because my eldest son is classed as Autistic, the health professional seem to think that my youngest may have a problem. Okay, my youngest is very hyperactive, used to run into things (like the kitchen table) and not feel any pain and he had a serious biting problem that went waaaayyy beyond teething. After geting sick and tired of hearing "your youngest maybe suspected Autistic/ADD" I decided to see a homeopath and ask (beg) for help. The lady there was wonderful and recommended that I try a mixture of high potency fish oil that also contained virgin evening primrose oil that was recommended for children and adults of all ages. Well, after a week of giving him 5ml a day (mixed with food), our little boy is all cool. calm and collected. He stills runs around but he has stopped running into walls and tables. The biting was gone and he interacts well with his autistic brother. He has also started talking again. And to think, only 2 weeks have passed now and he will only improve. Just wanted to share this with you. Thanks
Perth, Western Australia
Beaconsfield, Wa, Australia
We started the gluten / casien free diet about a month and a half ag. I have noticed that my 4yr lod daughter's constipation has all but gone. We have started seeing a natruropathic dr. found that she had fungal yeast overgrowth in both the large and small intestines, mercury, and vaccines in her body. Since seeing the new dr. she has started getting some of her words back and being alot more affectionate towards everybody especially her older sister of 5yrs. old. Not to say it is a cure but GOD has opened doors for me and after 4yrs. of battlling seizure after seizure, and now autism, I think our tunnel is getting brighter.
I am writing in to tell of the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. My 5 year old son has Autism and one of the therapies we have tried is HBOT. After his first two hours in the chamber he made sentences. Before we went in he only had words. We recieved two 2 hour treatments twice a week until we reached 40hours total. He continued to improve throughtout the year even though he was no longer getting the treatments. We are now on our second round of treatments and the results have been amazing once again! I am hoping that more people will post their successes with the treatment. Thank you for this wonderful site!!!
Perth, Western Australie, Australie
Bozeman, Mt, Us
Coral Gables, Fl
Beaconsfield, Wa, Austrlalia
Great article entitled Magnesium and Autism in Dr. Mark Sircus' latest newsletter:
Hello, my autistic son dropped his ATEC scores from more than a 100 to 3 in less than a year using MMS. Autism/ASD recovery is possible at any age, my son is almost 16. It is never too late.
Free ATEC score at: autism.com and MMS Protocol info at: mmsAutism.com
Autism: Brain inflammation due to nutritional problems
Autism can be cured by nutrition and detoxification! As described by Dr Mark Hyman in his book:
... "This is what we did with Sam:
- Cleaned up his diet of all allergens, sugar, empty calories and refined processed foods.
- Got rid of yeast with antifungals
- Removed toxic intestinal bacteria with a special antibiotic called xifaxin.
- Added healthy bacteria with probiotics
- Helped him digest his food with enzymes
- Added zinc, magnesium, folate, B12, B6, vitamins A and D, omega-3 fats
- Added coenzyme Q10 to help his mitochondria return to normal
- Helped him detoxify and reduce oxidative stress
- Added high dose B12 (with a special form called methyl B12) to boost his detox system.
- Gave him chelation medication DMSA and detoxifying nutrients to help him get rid of the heavy metals.
After 3 weeks on this program Sam showed dramatic and remarkable improvements..."
Louisville, Ky, Usa
My son was diagnosed with Pdd-nos or asperger's syndrome which are both on the autism spectrum about 2 1/2 years ago. This came after a long battle with special needs school district, pyschiatrists, pyschologists, therapists, and his regular pediatrician all misdiagnosing him for about 3-4 years. From everything of ADHD to Bi-polar disorder, we have finally come to rest on this with all of the testing that was done. I have tried so many different prescription medications to control his anger and rage, most basically putting him in a fog through the day just so he would not hurt himself or anyone else. I know this story is long but bear with me it is important to know everything i have tried to get to here.
With appointments to 2 different DAN ( defeat autism now) doctors(with tons of bloodwork and no results or help) and a weight gain of around 80 lbs from depression on my side, I finally stumbled onto an interesting website or personal blog for ADHD. A lady was documenting her journey with her son and his struggle to remain normal (whatever that means anymore). She spoke of this herb and how it helped him. I instantly started research on the herb, nervous to give it to my 9 year old son. Well he has been taking it for 2 1/2 weeks now, and i have him completely off his medication for aggression. He only takes vitamin supplements and this herb, which is a miracle. He actually acts like a normal child now, and works things through in his mind instead of instantly attacking or throwing a temper tantrum. He no longer attacks his sisters or hurts himself if he does not get his way. He actually laughs a lot more, and he gets further in his video games without my assistance or trying to break the video game console. Amazing?!?! I think so, but i also upped his amount fish oil which i think might be a little help, but there is no way it can take all of the credit! He is taking ____ rhodiola____ ____ once a day in the morning. And i cannot wait for school to start, Maybe this year instead of being a whiz at just math he will learn to read and hopefully ride a bike and tie his shoes! Wonder herb this is!
Charlotte, Nc, Usa
It needs to be remember that not mentioned in the email, baking soda, granulated lecithin and magnesium (found in sunflower seeds) are also vital to the initial stages of the improvement. However, during the final stages once the child is detoxed of heavy metals and properly alkalized, dechlorinator added to drinking water such as drops of 10% of sodium thiosulfate, such as 5-10 drops per glass of water would calm a child, but initial dose will cause loose stool, but later dose won't have the same effect because some reason the sodium thiosulfate detoxed the intestines. In the final stages I found once every three days hydergine and piracetam to be very helpful to the recovery process. Also some glutamine added once a week can cause the brain to recover by leaps and bound, although initially it is not good, but it makes a leap on improvement a bit later in the day or a couple of days. Omega 3 fish oil and lecithin is vital, along with vitamin C sodium ascorbate since these
are found in large amounts in the brain. A sea salt contains superconductive materials used by the brain, so it is best that some baking soda is added to sea salt, such as 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in one liter of drinking water at the very least. Ideally, I think, 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate in one liter of drinking water has a more calming effect then just the baking soda used alone.