Natural Remedies for Autism

| Modified on Mar 07, 2022

Dr. Jeff Bradstreet Protocol
Posted by Ben (WA) on 03/05/2022 1 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Autism is a complex issue requiring a complex course of treatment. Turpentine is one tiny piece of a huge jigsaw puzzle called autism.

Study the work of Dr. Jeff Bradstreet and you will begin to unlock autism's many secrets.

The very first primary bit of truth about autism is that the child's immune system has been shut down by the presence of NAGALASE .autistic kids invariably show massive levels of nagalase.

What is nagalase? It is an enzyme produced in nature by a fertilized human egg. it provides absolute protection from the immune fact nagalase enzyme is the only substance in the universe which is genetically coded to fit into human DNA and shut down the immune system. it is ONLY found in a fertilized human egg.well at least until science took over. Almost 60 years ago science found a way to duplicate natural occurring nagalase and subvert it into a weapon that literally shuts down immune system function. Since the 60s nagalase has been added to several vaccines and many different viral species including most forms of cancer to make them to over run your body and suppress your immune system .Dr Jeff Bradstreet and colleagues discovered the truth of this and paid for it with their lives.

Study nagalase and its counterpart GCMAF and you will be off to a good start. Japanese researchers working on the immune system found the on switch which fires up a deactivated weak immune system and supercharges it by a factor of 30 times its resting state. It's a human protein all healthy people make called GCMAF .this is the exact opposite of nagalase and it blocks the effect of nagalase creating health where sickness used to prevail. Dr. Bradstreet used gcmaf on 1100 autistic kids and 85 percent improved while 25 percent fully recovered from autism.

He used diet correction, corrected intestinal dysbiosis, got rid of candida such as the turpentine cure does, clear out biofilm with serrapeptase systemic enzyme then hit the bad microbes with colloidal silver, and chelate out the heavy metals with EDTA and herbs like cilantro, etc then replenish good bacteria with prebiotic such as primal defense ultra or better yet bravo yogurt a blend of 42 species which kill off the harmful species unique to autism. The intestinal microorganisms of healthy kids and autistic kids are different as nite and day.

Researchers gave fecal samples from autistic kids to monkeys and they soon turned autistic. a huge effort must be made to correct and monitor the intestinal tract otherwise no progress can be made. Autistic kids who receive fecal transplants from healthy kids often start doing great. Doctors don't do simple common sense treatments often enough in my opinion.

Again, study Dr. Jeff Bradstreet's work and it will take you a long way on your journey

Fish Oil and Evening Primrose Oil
Posted by Greg (British Columbia ) on 02/23/2022

Hi Cindy,

a Book you may consider buying is one by Jeff Bowles

”The miraculous results of extremely high dose Vitamin D”

he speaks of people being cured of all disorders

Chronic Bacterial Infections
Posted by Jacqueline (Punta Gorda, Fl ) on 12/01/2021

Where can you get oxygen treatment or what exactly is it titled under? I'm in Florida and am interested in finding this treatment for my family.

Anti-Depressant Connection
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 07/13/2021

I think prozac may have sped up dental problems I have faced over the years and lithium ruined my skin and devastated my memory. It was an overload of zinc.

Prozac (

Lithium toxicity - Wikiped

Most importantly, silica has been found to reduce aluminum levels drastically in the body. It does this by binding with its molecules and extracting them out of brain cells and ultimately out of the body through urine and other means.

Aluminum Toxicity: 4 Ways to Detox Your Brain & Body ...

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Tina (New South Wales) on 02/05/2021

Thank you! I have used kefir and separately add L.Reuteri but I haven't been consistent with this lately, when I see improvements I tend to slacken, I will make it part of our daily nutrition now. I really appreciate this site, so much real and helpful information.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Daniel (Idaho) on 02/04/2021

Thank you for your post.

With regards to autism, a link between gut bacteria and improvement in autistic symptoms has been established.

Homemade milk kefir is an excellent source of many strains of good gut bacteria, some of which have been proven to improve autistic symptoms. The commercially available store bought kefir contains only a few strains of bacteria, while the homemade version from real kefir strains contains 26 or more strains. It is also much cheaper than buying probiotics in pill form. The kefir digests much of the lactose in milk, so it should be tolerated in smaller amounts even by those with lactose intolerance.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Con (Il) on 02/04/2021

Hello Tintin, thanks for your post on DE.

My question is, how old was your child when he first started taking the DE and how much did you give him? Are you able to put the DE in juice so that a child could better drink it?

Thanks so much,


Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Tintin (Sydney ) on 01/30/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I started taking this for myself as a natural way to heal my gut issues, my hair and nails love it, I have to cut my hair every couple months as opposed to the previous annual haircut because of slow growth...

The greatest outcome, however, was giving it to my family and finding my child who has autism start to communicate more easily overnight and his focus was clearer when we would take it, it has been a couple years now that we have taken it as a family everyday and he is highly functioning now, a happy child.

I do credit DE with helping his body heal (we also included good fats, healthy foods and lots of fun activities in his journey of health also).

Fecal Transplants
Posted by JC (United States) on 07/05/2019

There have been successful fecal transplants for autism. Autism symptoms reduced nearly 50 percent two years after fecal transplant. Check out youtube videos for do-it-yourself transplants.

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Nicola (Virginia) on 03/27/2018

Digestive enzymes, probiotics, fermented food and magnesium seem to help.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Fjenk123 (A) on 03/18/2018

What is DE for heavy metal testing?

EC: DE - Diatomaceous Earth (food grade)

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Cathy Ann (Austin Minnesota) on 01/26/2018

Your post is an perfect example of why I love this site. I myself believe that the underlying cause of autism is linked to Candida overgrowth, toxins, and the health of the parents, so I applaud the research and effort put into it. Thank you!

Bentonite Clay
Posted by Salima (Canada) on 10/11/2017

Bill, can I join the private group? I use turpentine for myself to fight anxiety and depression. I am interested to learn how to better help my child reach his recovery of the dreadful autism. Thanks.

Fish Oil and Evening Primrose Oil
Posted by Christine (United Kingdom ) on 06/19/2017

Thanks for your information. My son has autism severe learning disabilities, and has terrible meltdowns He has Fish oils, but now going to try the evening primrose oil.

Fish Oil and Evening Primrose Oil
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 02/25/2017 2080 posts

C: Most all nutritional supplements have dosage recommendations, so just follow those guidelines as labeled and you'll be fine. If I may back up a bit, I would suggest a good healthfood store brand Multiviatmin/Mineral with any additionals like green foods, digestive enzymes etc. This will provide a good amount of Vit-D as well as many other nutrients needed by the body. As for supplementing Fish Oil, I get more benefit from eating Salmon, Mackerel, or Sardines regularly and take a supplement of Flax Oil. Coconut Oil is highly recommended for improving brain health and keeping fungal infections suppressed so do consider this also. Back to Vit-D, when the weather is suitable he can Sunbath as well as Grounding or Earthing where one lays upon the soft grass on a warm day to help pull out bad energy & stress.

Fish Oil and Evening Primrose Oil
Posted by Cindy (Norfolk, Va) on 02/23/2017

Hi - I have a 23 yr. old son who has grown up with high functioning autism. I understand that Vit. D and Fish Oil would benefit him. Can anyone tell me the recommended dosage for each? Thank you.

Chronic Bacterial Infections
Posted by Renee (Louisiana) on 02/02/2017

If anyone is interested, in Marrero, Louisiana there is a doctor who runs a hyperbaric oxygen therapy center - Dr. Paul Harch.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 01/27/2017

Dear Jennifer,

I think adults typically start with 1/2-1 teaspoon of DE, so I wouldn't start with more than 1/8-1/4 teaspoon for a child. And that amount could easily be added to oatmeal or yogurt, I think. I believe it can be constipating so you would want to watch for that.

If DE doesn't agree with your child, there are many things you could like use instead. What are you trying to treat with it?

~Mama to Many~

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Jennifer (San Angelo, Tx) on 01/27/2017

Would love any insight on this & DE for kids (Aspergers specifically). I have began taking DE after ordering it to treat what seemed like signs of hook worms in my dog (he was like a new puppy within 10min of ingesting it so I was sold! ) I felt the positive effects that same evening so I decided to make my son (he's 8) a drink with 1/2 a tablespoon instead of 1 TBS I take & I think it was too much BC he was nauseated & eventually threw up but I have read so much about it that seems to be exactly what he needs for the gut issues & allergies. I can't find an ounce of info on giving DE to children period let alone taking it to treat the gut in someone on the spectrum so that in combination with it making him sick has been discouraging but I feel like the research & benefits match up so well it's mind boggling to not have more answers!

Anti-Depressant Connection
Posted by Myway (Usa) on 01/14/2016

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?

Bentonite Clay
Posted by Terry (Usa) on 11/18/2015

I am just wondering if Terri Rivers protocol does work, I am fighting trying to help my non verbal 6 year old son. He does not talk nor does he have a great attention span.. Please I'll try anything if its safe. Please help me help my boy.

Posted by Maryjo (Mi) on 10/21/2015

I have been using cd and turpentine for my son and would love to join the group! So happy to have heard about the group, it might make things easier! Please send me details!

Posted by Elaine (Oklahoma) on 05/24/2015

Are we talking about the same turpentine you use to dissolve paint?

Chronic Bacterial Infections
Posted by Tea (New Zealand) on 05/23/2015

Ah senior moment now I remember, my parents buy 25kg magnesium salts from the dead sea as farmers use it for salt lick and is cheapest to buy from farming shops, in New zealand its marketed under the name of prill and they bath in it three times a week as dad researched it is much better to take transdermally as can't OD is a safe way to take it and a safe product and can put 2 litres of the salts in a bath for adults, , , , , , but would have to reasearch dose for kids as dad didnt bath my kids in it saying something along the lines of it can leach something else from you (maybe calcium??????) it has feed mum and dad of osteo arthritis and gives them energy etc but have not tried on my autistic kids, I'm doing coconut keifer at the moment.

Chronic Bacterial Infections
Posted by Tea (New Zealand) on 05/23/2015

I wonder if ozone will help then as a bath and drinking, I got a pink and white ozone machine for $20 with free shipping to new zealand and I got in room plug in ozone generators and you smell the oxygen in the room. Asians use ozone to clean all their fruits and veges of pestesides..... can't remember now originally why I got on here to post a comment as got distracted by the oxygen thing....

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Lisa (Illiniois, Usa) on 05/05/2015

To Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand:

I found an article online about Dr. Abram Hoffer saying that schizophrenia could be cured by large amounts of niacin and vitamin C. He was curing/managing them before drugs were developed. Niacin or B3 will help those on the autistic spectrum as well. I also read the GAP book but my daughter is older and it is a challenge to get her to cooperate with any kind of diet. She has Asperger's. Vitamins, supplement, probiotic, etc. are helping.

Stress, Fatigue, Depression
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 02/11/2015 2080 posts

Ted: Hope you are well.

Recently I started taking B-6 100mg 2x day and 1 25mg P5P per day and soon found that these are working very well w/ Zinc in improving detox of which I am twice compromised. My elation of improved detox and quality of life soon subsided as my kidneys are loosing function which has agonized the chronic infection in my bones & joints as a result of inorganic Manganese poisoning more than two decades ago.

I also have what seems to be copolymer poisoning also from long ago. I have taken lots of Zinc & Niacin but am still in the hole. I cannot tolerate even small amounts of alcohol beverage so I know my alcohol detox path is very bad. I am confident the Zinc/B-6/Niacin combination can make a big difference but it is causing the Kidneys to go down. What can I do?? I am also getting good results from Zinc Sulfate footbaths for detox w/ no bad side effects.

For the Manganese detox I am taking Sodium Thiosulfate foot baths or whole body baths. Adding Coffee to detox foot spas has brought out an entirely new level of toxins; and fallowing I take either Activated Charcoal or Bentonite Clay to absorb leftover toxins.

Am wondering about oral EDTA as effective? Do you recommend DMSA (Dimercaptosuccinic Acid) ?? Can it be used orally effectively?? Does it stress the Kidneys?? Agriculture grade Fulvic Acid seems to work very good but I think I need to add Iodine to kill any soil-based pathogens. I heated the FA liquid but I don't think it's enough. You or Bill has recommended adding drops of Iodine if I recall correctly, Yes??

Any response or assistance from you is most appreciated as my quality of living is very poor.

Bentonite Clay
Posted by Jen Jao (Philippines) on 01/12/2015

Hi Bill,

I was reading about Kerri Rivera's CD protocol when I saw your post. I was also happy to see that your are from the Philippines. Our son is 4.6 yrs old diagnosed with ASD when he was 2 and we have been trying the NIDS protocol for 9mos now. However, the improvement is very little considering how expensive the medications and consultations are. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Jen

Bentonite Clay
Posted by Bill (San Fernado, Philippines) on 03/20/2014

Hi Carla...The current thinking on Autism and all ASD disorders is that these problems are all caused due to massive infestation of the child with parasites, candida and associated bacteria. It is the waste toxins that these pathogens produce that interferes with a babies brain development which is the main causes autism. See this research by Dr William Shaw. These constantly-produced toxic poisons from parasites and pathogens are what cause the learning, behavioural and social problems in the child. The treatment and cure for all ASD disorders is to kill off all the parasites, candida and other pathogens in the child's body thus removing all the dangerous toxins causing brain development problems as well.

Some months ago I was contacted by the father an autistic two year old boy who was in a private autism group trying to cure their children. He was following Terri Rivers's protocol to cure autism which roughly involves the following protocols:

MMS(Chlorine Dioxide Protocol) as promoted by Andreas Klacker and Jim Hubble

MMS Enemas

Hulda Clark Parasite Protocol

No Anti-oxidants


The father of the autistic child had been on Terri Rivera's protocol for many months. He contacted me because he had read my book and wanted to know more about the Turpentine Protocol. He said that Terri's protocol had improved his two year old sons behaviour, learning etc by 80%(according to his ATEC scores) but that he could get no further improvement with Terri's protocol. I advised him to include and use 1/4 to 1/2 tspn turpentine mixed with castor oil and molasses or honey for taste.

Terri Rivera's protocol has so far cured 121 children from autism(with ATEC scores of less than 10) which is highly commendable. And it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. However, the cure is not consistent, because many people seem to have problems making progress. Terri Rivera has an autistic teenage son who has been on her protocol for 10 years and is still not cured. I have identified two reasons for this inconsistency -- Terri's protocol seems to be weak at getting rid of large parasites and is also not very good at getting rid of candida or bacterial biofilms. Turpentine is much better at doing both these tasks. The father has now stopped using the Chlorine Dioxide Protocol and is just using the turpentine protocol because he told me it was better with far less side-effects. His son also continues to improve. I am still advising and helping the father and the private autism group.

From my own research , here is a simple document that I wrote that describes additional protocols that will help to reduce both Herx or die-off reactions as well as reduce pathogenic poisons and will also help to reduce detox symptoms. As a group, all these simple protocols in the document are designed to more quickly heal the child's brain to normal social behaviour, learning etc.

Adjunct Nutrients to Help Minimize Detox, Herx Reactions and Poisons and to Help Proper Brain Development and Healing (wrt Learning, Social and Behavioural Problems)

Bentonite Clay
Posted by Carla (Melbourne Australia ) on 03/18/2014
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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.

Posted by Bill (San Fenando, Philippines) on 03/05/2014

Hi Mrozka...The autism group that I am involved with follow Kerri Rivera's protocol against autism. You can join the blog on her website here for more information about this protocol:

Kerri Rivera's CD Autism Forum

Kerri Rivera's protocol roughly involves the following:

* Using the MMS(Miracle Mineral Solution -- Chlorine Dioxide) protocol on a daily basis on the autistic child or adult, as promoted by Jim Hubble and Andreas Klacker.

* Using MMS enemas.

* Using Hulda Clark's Parasite Protocol.

* Using other medications like Theralac to promote good gut bacteria.

* Avoiding antioxidants.

* Diet.

Kerri Rivera has also claimed that her protocol has already cured at least 100 autistic children.

I was contacted by a father from a private autistic group who had read my book on candida and was interested in what I had written about turpentine and biofilms. He had been following Kerri Rivera's protocol for his autistic son for some while. He then told me that his two year old son's autism had improved by about 80% according to his ATEC scores while using MMS and Kerri's protocol. But that his son seemed to have reached a plateau and his son was now not improving much at all. I then advised that perhaps the one thing missing in Kerri's protocol was something that removed candida and bacterial biofilms more efficiently and quickly - so I advised implementing gum turpentine as well into the protocol for this reason. Without removing biofilms, it has been my experience that it becomes very difficult to get rid of well-established systemic candida problems. He implemented the turpentine protocol within Kerri's protocol on a daily basis with his young son and, after only a month, his son is excreting more parasites and biofilms consistently in his stools and the boy now continues to markedly improve.

The dosages of turpentine that the father is currently using for his son is 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon turps, depending on the age of the child. Turps is taken together with castor oil(1 tspn to 1 tablespoon, also dependent on age) together with sugar or molasses or honey. The castor oil is there to help the child to achieve 3 major toilets a day in order to help clear out parasites, candida, biofilm and toxins more quickly from his system. The father has now also formed his own autistic group and we have both been helping others wanting to cure their autistic children using both the Kerri Rivera Protocol and the Turpentine Protocol. Turpentine appears to be very powerful at removing parasites, candida, other pathogens and biofilms.

Dr William Shaw, in Great Plains in Kansas, is another researcher who has been successful in his own medical approach and treatments against autism and autism spectrum disorders. He uses a new medical approach and believes that autism arises and is caused mainly from toxic waste products from both bacteria and candida. Unfortunately, his treatment seems to be hideously expensive.

Posted by Mrozka (Chicago, Il ) on 03/04/2014

Turpentine and autism..: I'm looking for any info and protocols for autism. Any info would be appreciated.

Chronic Bacterial Infections
Posted by Heather (Washington) on 02/06/2014

Any one who has a child or adult with autism or anger or depression should have them treated at a oxygen healing place where they do hyperbaric treatment. They must bring them down to at least 40ft level. It is an amazing thing. The results after the first hour to hour and a half. I have had so many results in my family that I do not have time to list them all. My son had a lot of anger and dark thoughts and other symptoms. It dramatically changed in 1 visit. I can't explain the calmness he showed after. Same with my stepdaughters son. Who always cried a lot and threw fits and was angry every morning. She was loosing her mind because he constantly said I hate you. He went into a deep level treatment and he became a better kid. He isn't perfect but no longer says I hate you. Much easier to handle. I have many more stories like my brother n law having a level 4 prostate cancer. it wasn't responding to normal chemo. He was scheduled for surgery and We talked him into going into the oxygen treatment. He went 3 times then went to surgery 3 days later. The doctors were shocked that the pear size tumor was crumbling and not alive. They removed it and he is cancer free.

Fish Oil and Evening Primrose Oil
Posted by Mindi (Mn, Usa) on 11/06/2013

Hi, What brand of fish oil/evening primrose oil do u use? Thank u!

Re: Chronic Bacterial Infections
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 07/11/2013

Check out iodine!

Chronic Bacterial Infections
Posted by Zak (London, Uk) on 07/11/2013

I would strongly advise against prescribing B12 to children without first consulting both your GP and a local medical clinic. B-12 (or methylcobalamin) produces the highly toxic methylmercury as a part of it's action. Methylmercury causes neurodegeneration and, by strongly binding to proteins, is highly toxic towards tissues. The organomercury compounds are best left in the cell tissues where the body can isolate and deal with them. The only reason methylcobalamin is used in medical treatment is to help improve the strength of the peripheral nervous system for the disorder peripheral neuropathy. The best thing (I speak from both scientific research and personal experience here) for anyone with Autism is a wide and varied lifestyle, a good TLA or other support staff in school and positive attention. There is little else that you can do. This support will often help autistic children develop compensatory methods for dealing with problems. Speak to a local autism support trust, and they will help you more. Be careful not to get dragged into expensive (and more often than not, bogus) medical treatment, as a great majority of them are completely irrelevant.

Chronic Bacterial Infections
Posted by Prema (Melbourne, Australia) on 05/31/2013

Hi Debbie, I have a 5 year old autistic child and I am keen to try biomedicine for him. Can you tell me which biomedical doctor are you seeing for your son? Thanks.

Posted by Nil (Potomac, Maryland, United States) on 03/08/2013
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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: and MMS Protocol info at:

Tips for Raising Autistic Children
Posted by Teresa (Leeds, Yorkshire) on 02/17/2013

Apologies to anyone who sent an email to sadesade(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk, email was wrong. I can be contacted on sadesade(at)live(dot)co(dot)uk.. my mistake the other email that I gave was wrong.

Tips for Raising Autistic Children
Posted by Teresa (Leeds, Yorkshire) on 02/16/2013

Dear Jane and Kathy, Thank You ever so much for the wonderful feedback. Should yourselves or anyone require any useful suggestions or tips please feel free to contact me. I do also have a website which I am unsure of if I am allowed to post it on here so I will not do so. It is not a website about autism, only one about loving parenting. In short it is exactly the way I parented and still do to this day.

I can be contacted on sadesadea [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk. I think that is acceptable.. I hope.. And understandable for some as I know we are not allowed to post emails on here too. If I have breached any rules apologies, not quite sure if I have.

Tips for Raising Autistic Children
Posted by Kathy (Ontario, Ca) on 02/16/2013

That was a beautiful testament to a mothers love. It bought tears to my eyes. You are a great example of how parents should be!

Tips for Raising Autistic Children
Posted by Jane (Alameda, Ca) on 02/15/2013

What a beautiful post, thank you Teresa. It was very inspiring and brought tears to my eyes. Kudos to you for the wonderful job you have done with your children. Many blessings to you and yours.

Tips for Raising Autistic Children
Posted by Teresa (Leeds, Yorkshire) on 02/15/2013

I noticed a few posts on autism on this site and I wanted to share my own experiences in this in case anyone can take anything from it and find it useful.

I have 15 year old autistic twin girls. From the age of 18 months their behaviour and development was noticeably different to other childrens. Their speech was delayed, their comprehensive abilities and their ability to communicate was markedly different to other children of the same age. They had all the classic traits of "autism" and most ppl in my life began asking me "what is wrong with your children?" to which I would reply, "There is nothing wrong with my children"

I cannot even begin to list all the ways they were different, from hand flapping, to lack of speech, lack of empathy, no eye contact, loathing physical contact, lining things up, strict rigid patterns for time keeping, routes to places, not liking certain foods because of the textures etc.. Food touching each other.. Lacking basic understanding of social normaties, sensory overload from lights and sounds etc.. No comprehension of sarcasm, humour and many other things.. I could go on...

They attended speech therapy, were on the special needs register at nursery and school .. Had extra support in school.

From the time I had realised they were different, I was supporting them and engaging with them myself alongside the school and the speech therapist. I had decided early on when I noticed their differences that I would re-train them so their rigid patterns would not interfere or reduce their life to eating the same food or walking the same path day after day.. Never wanting to go anywhere different or to eat anything different or to try anything other than what they always knew. Stuck in repeat patterns for the rest of their lives. I wanted for them to be independent free spirited adventurous beings with a zest for life and a capacity for boundless Love and exploration.

I turned to my doctor so I could get extra support and kept getting passed from one department to another who all told me I was in the wrong department. In frustration I decided I had had enough. I decided to keep doing what I was doing and go it alone, as by the age of 4 speech therapy had stopped and there was only minimal basic support in school at this time.

I treated the twins just as I treated my eldest child, able bodied and able minded. I instilled the same values in them as I did my eldest.. Taught ALL my children that they were highly intelligent evolved beings with a capacity for great things and that all they had to do was believe in themselves.. As I already did. That they could create anything and do anything they put their mind to. I reinforced and still do that they are amazing beings and are mega talented and super!

All of my children including the now 15 year old "autistic" twins (aside from their little quirks they still have) are highly intelligent, independent, talented, free thinking individuals. The twins, tho a little more gentler in nature than other children of the same age.. are as and in some ways more focused and evolved than others of the same age including many adults. For anyone who knew them when they were babies and young children, the difference is amazing. No one would ever believe they are/were autistic unless they knew them as young children and saw their progress.

I am sharing my experience for others and to say .. Take hope.. It's not the end of the world. Anything is possible if you can dream it and apply it. Never ever see your autistic child as disabled or as handicap.. See them as able minded, in fact more able minded than others in some ways.. Appreciate their differences and work with them.. Talk to them.. Appreciate them and explain things to them as you would any normal child and allow them to take the lead as you would any other child. Treat them as your shining children.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 02/15/2013 2080 posts

Further evidence that Autism and Autism Related Disorders have a direct correlation with The Modern Lifestyle (Environment). As opposed to a "genetic" cause, that "has no cure" and the patient must take prescribed medication "for the rest of his/her life".

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Simone (Houston, Usa) on 02/14/2013

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..."

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Bruce (St. Louis, Mo) on 02/11/2013

Those of you mentioning detoxing heavy metals are on the right track. Chelating metals is very important to do, but many of the supplements being promoted for chelation are not safe. Warn anyone against dabbling with heavy metal chelation as, when done improperly causes redistribution of the metals and more problems for your child.

You can safely chelate your child for heavy metals. Encourage you to check into the Andy Cutler protocol (aka AC Protocol), which uses a very low oral dose of DMSA and/or ALA. You can do this protocol on your own, without a doctor and is quite cheap

For more information, you should join the Autism-Mercury Yahoo Group and/or Fight Autism and Win Yahoo Group or Google the book Fight Autism and Win.

Also recommend methyl B12 shots which you can learn about in an ebook Autism the Road to Recovery or watch the author's Youtube videos.

Also suggest any parents check out diatamaceous earth and cleansing for parasites.

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Posted by Kate59 (Kingston, Ny, United States) on 11/19/2012

I believe there are several factors involved in the increase of autism, adhd and pdd's.

Environmentally: cell phones and cell towers emit electromagnetic waves which have been proved (in non-corporate funded studies) to disrupt the brain of a fully formed adult. I do not believe there are studies involving forming fetuses. Television programs for children have become sensory overload. The pictures change at a rapid rate and there again, studies show that youngsters under 3 who watch these programs have less of an attention span.

Dietary factors include a myriad of changes over the last 25 years, including Bovine-growth hormone in cow's milk, affecting anything made with cow's milk not clearly marked "No BGH". Combine BGH with genetically modified organisms and it's a wonder our kids and ourselves have digestive disturbances. Knowing which foods are not tainted with GMO's is a bit trickier, because the USDA and the FDA do not see GMO's as a health issue. California and Vermont have tried to require labelling, but I believe the bills didn't pass.

Vaccinnes have alot more in them that we are unaware of. If a parent doesn't want his or her child immunized, shouldn't that be their right? There's always homeopathy (which has no side effects) to qualify your child for school.

I see many children on the spectrum given heavy-duty prescription drugs, while diet is not considered. School lunches are full of processed, gluten-rich, genetically modified foods and bovine growth hormone meats and milk.

I honestly believe that as a parent of any child, it is imperative to give them the most nutritious foods, the healthiest communities and the most loving homes.

The government needs to get out of the way or do the right thing for our children and that starts with funding REAL scientists, not just the ones who are working for BIG BUSINESS. That means regulating GMO's, pharmaceuticals and processed foods by an administration who is not beholding to the drug companies (as IS the FDA).

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Al (Alvena, Sk., Canada) on 10/07/2012

Perhaps alpha lipoic acid would be effective in helping autism due to its' natural ability to chelate heavy metals.

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Posted by Danny (Brooklyn, Ny) on 06/25/2012

Candida can easily be cured with organic virgin coconut oil. When you start, you'll probably experience the die off period because the oil is killing the candida. Starts out with a teaspoon and work your way up 1 to 2 tablespoons a day. I cured myself with it. I now take 2 tablespoons of organic virgin coconut oil every day. I use it in my hair and my skin. My hair look so much healthier and my skin feels so soft.

Posted by Michele (Tampa, Fl, Us) on 05/17/2012
4 out of 5 stars

I agree, dietary changes have made a difference for my daughter, even at the age of 20, when she began the gluten free/casein free diet. She is also corn free. Parents might think their child is too old to benefit. I wish we had started younger. A gluten free diet is not very hard anymore.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Posted by Sunnie (Beaconsfield, Wa, Austrlalia) on 05/08/2012

Hi, Sunnie here again, could you please let me know where there is a Hyperbaric oxygen therapist clinic in Perth, Western Australia. I would like to try it for my son. I look forward to your reply.

Many thanks, Sunnie

Fish Oil and Evening Primrose Oil
Posted by Sunnie (Beaconsfield, Wa, Australia) on 05/08/2012

Hi, My name is Sunnie, my son has Autism and I would like to know what type of Fish oil and evening primrose do you recomend.

Many thanks, Sunnie

Supplements and Indian Herbs
Posted by Starry118 (Raleigh, Nc) on 04/19/2012

Piracetam increases communication across the corpus callosum (between the left and right hemispheres of the brain) and has been shown to be effective in treating a range of neurological disorders.

From Wikipedia:

There is very little data on piracetam's effect on healthy people, with most studies focusing on people with seizures, dementia, concussions, or other neurological problems. However, a two week regimen of piracetam was found to enhance verbal memory in healthy college students in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

Article cont'd.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Stacy (Fernandina Beach, Fl) on 04/13/2012

Dear Llfiles, I just ordered DE for my son to detox heavy metals. Will let you know if I see any results... please do the same if you try it.

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Autismspeaks1020 (Houston, Texas, United States) on 04/12/2012

We've been talking about the relationship between diet and children with autism and ADD. It is entirely possible that a specific diet could help a child with these diseases (for lack of a better term), but it definitely won't compeltely cure them. I'm studying neuropsychology, and I hope to help find some help for the parents of children with autism in the future, but for now diet will only help so much.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 04/08/2012

Vitamin C (abscorbate acid) and iodine (lugols) are excellent to remove heavy metals from the body. Iodine will also remove flouride and murcury.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Llfiles (Portland, Or) on 04/08/2012

Has anyone used DE to treat heavy metal poisoning in autistic children?

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Posted by Smoitra (Kolkata, India) on 01/26/2012

@Shiva.. Can you please tell me what probiotics you are giving to your son... I am searching for probiotics in India.. It will be very helpful.. Also please let me know what anti fungal medicine you are using... Thank you for your help.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Posted by Lucia (Coral Gables, Fl) on 01/23/2012

To Alfred from Perth, here is a chocolate flavored smoothie that your child may like. It's much better than chocolate and packs much needed nutrients:

1 banana

1 apple

honey to taste

1/2 cup of chocolate soymilk (I use Silk brand) & 1/2 cup of unsweetened regular soymilk

Blend everything with a little bit of ice. It tastes just like a chocolate ice cream smoothy!! Hope he likes!

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Posted by Shiva (Berhampur, Odisha, India) on 01/05/2012

Hi, My son is 4 years and he is having acute sensory issues... We are giving him probiotics and anti-fungals. His speech is improving little by little... I am thinking of b12 protocol very seriously.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Usa) on 12/17/2011 2080 posts

Alfred, A Multi B-Vitamin alone at least once a day creates powerful hunger drive. But it is kinda stupid to use only vitamins when they need minerals as cofactors for enzyme production (which may be a major problem with this boy). Enzymes create and maintain the body's energy or metabolism, so any vit/min deficiency will reduce E. Find a good High potency with foods plus. At least 2 daily. If he is uncomfortable with pills, try some VitaminWater or any other nutritional "drink" or "fortified" foods or drink. When I was an adolescent, I got good lasting energy from the fortified cereal Total.

Also the vitamin-like nutrient DimethylGlycine (DMG) boost energy production as well as immunity and has been used successfully in the treatment of Autism for many decades. It may be necessary to have a health care professional monitor the DMG for dosage purposes but otherwise DMG is quite safe with anything under 2 grms daily; I traditionally use 500 mg daily.

Hope this helps and good luck.

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Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 12/17/2011

Alfred, a great book to get is the "Gut and Psychology Syndrome" by Dr. Natasha McBride. She had an autistic child and actually cured him. She is a neurosurgeon. She devised a diet which starts out with the kids just eating home made chicken broth (high in calcium). Foods are added in after the "intro diet" and amazingly the kids do start to eat the foods. A lot of autistic kids have gut and digestive issues. She also recommends probiotics, digestive enzymes, fermented cod liver oil and others in the book. She has some great videos on youtube as well which are worth watching.

A lot of these kids are gluten/casein intolerant so the diet does not have these. They may be added in later once the child can tolerate them.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Posted by Jen (Bozeman, Mt, Us) on 12/16/2011

Alfred, I used to babysit an autistic child and I remember the difficulties of trying to get him to eat anything healthy. 7 Year olds are usually finicky anyways but being autistic just makes it more difficult to get them to understand the improtance of healthy eating.

There is a hazel nut chocolate butter in the US called Nutella that tastes just like chocolate but has a little protein too. It isn't exactly "health food" since it has lots of sugar but since your son is already eating chocolate most days it might help a little. I put it on pancakes, toast, sandwiches, crackers, apples, pears, etc... Though you might want to stear clear of gluten since there is evidence that it is bad for autism. It's worth a try.

It's wonderful that he eats avocado's though. They are very healthy. If he eats mashed potatoes you might try to sneak some blended steamed cauliflower into his taters. Also add some plain yogurt instead of milk and butter. If he likes anything mashed or blended you can try to add things that won't really change the taste but will enhance the nutritional value. There is a great cook book called "Deceptively Delicious" by Jessica Seinfeld. In this book she shows how you can sneak healthy veggies and fruits into foods kids love. It might help you out. I know my kids don't have a clue that I add avocados to thier brownies or broccoli to thier spaghetti sauce:) I love it and have come up with many great recipe's of my own using the same idea.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Posted by Alfred (Perth, Western Australie, Australie) on 12/15/2011

My son aged 7 was diagnosed with autism at age 5. One of the side effects of his autism is that he eats a very limited selection of food. He eats no meat, potatoes for vegetables, apples, bananas, watermelon, strawberries, avaovados and pears for fruit. Cheese once a month, a small amount of yoghurt, no milk and chocolate everything. When he has a lack of appetite he only eats chocolate or starves. He has to be given a tonic every day to encourage him to eat just one small meal a day. For this reason it is very difficult to put him on an elimination diet. We have tried the failsafe diet, but he starved himself for 3 weeks. In the end he was screaming from hunger, but would still only eat his preferences. Does anyone have some advice as to how to break through this problem? The most nutritious food he ever gets in is avocado toast (not every day) or potato chips (hot) not every day either. Does anyone know whether there is a Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy centre in Perth, Australia.


Supplements and Indian Herbs
Posted by Sweet Thing (Henderson, Nv) on 12/06/2011

Hi, my son is ADHD and asperger's too. Could you tell me how yr daughter has changed?

Supplements and Indian Herbs
Posted by Foreward (Billings, Mt) on 11/10/2011

It should be made clear however that piracetam is very much not a natural substance, and is as much a drug as related racetams such as keppra, and further departures down the racetam family tree like tylenol. Piracetam is, as far as we know, a pretty safe drug - I myself have consumed upward of 10g of piracetam in a single setting with nothing except maybe some very mild stimulant effect - but for those interested in exclusively natural solutions, piracetam is NOT it.

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Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 11/10/2011

Here is an excellent article on autism and magnesium. I give my son magnesium chloride baths as well as epsom salt baths regularly. This is called transdermal magnesium (through the skin) and is better absorbed than in supplement form. I have also just ordered magnesium citrate in powder form as well to give him (and myself). That type of magnesium was recommended in a book I was reading on magnesium.

My son definitely had lots of antibiotics in his first year (being a 26 week prem) and other medications which would have caused the gut problems.

A good website on transdermal magnesium is

Also a good way to get magnesium into you transdermally is to swim in the ocean. If you live near the ocean swim/paddle in the water at least 30 minutes each time.

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Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 11/09/2011

Hi Susan, I put the lugols in my son's milk (1-2 drops) - you can't really taste it. You also need to supplement with vitamin c (taken separately) and selenium (I crush brazil nuts). I also sometimes put it on his skin. His speech is definitely improving.

My son was on a lot of antibiotics when he was young. Antibiotics unless taken with probiotics can cause an outbreak of candida/yeast in the body. Dr. Orian Truss (google him) found that his candida therapy helped many diseases including autism.

He was also given Prednisone a lot for croup like symptoms. I have since discovered that Prednisone drastically depletes the body of magnesium and also ventolin does the same. So a deficiency of magnesium was treated with something that would deplete more magnesium in the body.

Read Dr. Brownstein's book on iodine.. It is worth reading. Your whole family should be on both iodine and magnesium.

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Posted by Susan (San Antonio, Texas) on 11/09/2011

Debbie - how do you give the iodine? Do you use Lugol's in a drink or do you put it on topically? I've been reading a lot about it lately and am very curious. Thanks, Susan

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Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 11/07/2011

I have also added iodine and magnesium to my son's protocol as I read that no autism protocol should be without them. Of course do your own research.

Iodine will take heavy metals, flouride & bromide out of the body. It will also kill off bad bacteria/candida/yeast. It is good for IQ if given early enough.

Magnesium is also needed by the brain for learning and many other body systems. Many autistic kids are magnesium deficient. It also is very calming if your child is anxious. "The Magnesium Miracle" is a very good book.

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Posted by Angie (Mount Juliet, Tn) on 11/07/2011

That's so awesome, I'm checking it out right now! Thanks so much Susan.


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Posted by Susan (San Antonio, Texas) on 11/07/2011

I ran across this website thanks to my father and it is such a wonderful resource! I just wanted to reach out to all of you asking questions about autism. I host a weekly Internet radio talk show about autism called The Mother Cub Show where I interview many of the experts (including people like Donna Gates). I am also the mother to an 8 year old son with autism who is making tremendous progress every day! GAPs diet, flax oil, coconut kefir, probiotics & enzymes are key! Please check out website ( for blogs and archived shows. Best of luck to all

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Posted by Annmarie (Chicago, Il) on 10/20/2011

I notice that wholistic doctors are able to test for such metals and toxins. You would need to google and find one in your area.

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Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 09/23/2011

Hi Warjov, also chlorella and spirulina that I am giving to my son also detox the body from heavy metals. There is much info on that. They also contain most minerals and vitamins and are regarded as a "food". They also help the body digest fats.

I am going to also start the B12 regimen. There is much info on that. I had started with and will start again. Thanks for the reminder Connie.

Yesterday afternoon I also put some iodine on my son's arm to see how deficient he was in it. This morning it was completely gone, no trace so obviously there is a problem there. Funny though he woke up around midnight and seemed more alert than usual and even said things he never says before (not sure if related to the iodine or not). Iodine levels can raise a child's IQ level and low levels will also lower IQ so I am thinking that may be an issue with my son. Maybe you could look at that as well. I will have to check where I can get iodine levels checked.

I am putting more iodine on him today and see if it also vanishes quickly. It is meant to stay on the skin for 48 hours if you don't have a deficiency. His vanished within 9 hours.

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Posted by Connie (Slc, Ut) on 09/23/2011

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.

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Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 09/23/2011

Hi Warvoj, have you read the book Gut & Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha McBride. She cured her son of autism by following a special diet. I have still to read it but it may be worthwhile for you to read it to see what she says about blood tests. She is also a neurologist.

Also I am reading "Excitotoxins, the Taste that Kills" by Dr. Russell Blaylock who says that MSG and Aspartame are responsible for many disorders and learning problems (they cause cell death). There are some foods you can take that are "glutamate blockers" and tumeric is one of them. Also people are in danger if their magnesium levels are low. Everyone should read this book. I first few pages are enough to scare the daylights out of you.

Vitamin C also chelates heavy metals. Also there are some good youtube videos if you google "gaps diet" or Natasha McBride where there are some real cases of kids totally turning around and they have some valuable information.

I am still having problems with my son, his speech is still very delayed. He is a bit better but way below what it should be for a 4 1/2 year old. I am going to take him to the mineral baths to get some minerals into his body and I have just bought some iodine (important for IQ) and magnesium chloride to put in the bath water to get his magnesium levels up.

Chronic Bacterial Infections
Posted by Warvoj (Lexington, Ky, Usa) on 09/22/2011

Hello Debbie from Melbourne:

I saw where you are using garlic, turmeric and cilantro. I'm using that with my son. He's 9 with aspergers. I'm also adding raw cheese (both cow & goat). I can't buy raw milk in my state because it's illegal, so I'm settling for the cheese. I have notice some changes for the better, which makes me think that he may have some heavy metals in his blood.

I would like to get a blood test for him, but most doctors really don't know what to look for and will order a regular blood test, which won't tell me anything. Does anyone know what I need to tell them to look for in the blood test?

In Yeshua's arms,


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Posted by Brittney (Hermitage, Tn) on 08/17/2011

Hi Angie, my son is 6 years old (PPD-NOS, ADHD diagnosis along with developmental delay and speech delay). We just started the GFCF diet and supplementation. We are going to have heavy metal test and yeast test in October. We are seeing a new DAN! Doctor in Cool Springs. Very excited and praying for recovery as so many people have had success with the biomedical approach. Thanks for the info regarding Vitamin C and coconut kefir. I will definitely look into those as well.

Fish Oil and Evening Primrose Oil
Posted by Debbie (Perth, Western Australia) on 08/10/2011

I am also in Perth Western Australia and was wondering if "Roxanne" wanted to get in contact to discuss biomed treatments for autism. I have a four and a half year old boy with autism.

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 07/16/2011

Hi Kaz, There is not a lot of evidence re studies done on this subject, but it is now a big business so I don't think we will see many independent studies done on this. There are many IVF children being treated by natural therapists so I suspect there are more problems than we will ever know about. I started to take more notice after a relatives (IVF) child was diagnosed with autism. There are a lot more mild (for want of a better description) cases of autism but parents have found success with very early intervention. In Australia there is (or was, I'm not sure if it is still available) help of about $12k for continuing therapies but only for young children. This is because the earlier the intervention the better the results. Unfortunately my relative found out about this after their child was just past the cut off age. If people do go ahead with IVF they need to take as best care as they possibly can with their diet, supplements etc. Plus extra care for their baby/child particularly their gut health. There is a fantastic book called 'The NATURAL WAY TO BETTER BABIES by Francesca Naish' it is nothing short of fantastic. She also has other books and she is in Sydney.

A very simple way to get the answer would be if there was a study done where the Dr that diagnosed the child with autism answered the questions was the child was vaccinated, IVF or not vaccinated. We would then see if there were true links. A very simple study to do but one I don't think will ever happen. All the best, Maria

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Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 07/16/2011

Kaz, according to a Dutch research babies born from IVF have 50% more chance of birth deffects. They have also discovered recently that babies born from frozen embrios are heavier and bigger than other babies. I don't agree with these ways of procriation but well, I suppose everybody has to know for themselves! I don't agree with a lot of things in this world, which doesn't mean people shouldn't do them! Other problems with IVF is that we are creating a generation of infertile people. They now know that boys born from infertile fathers have a lot of chance of being infertile themselves. And the first IVF baby in Britain is a girl who needed IVF herself in order to have her child. I am not sure whether we are solving problems or making more problems..... Just think that it used to be greatly the survival of the fittest, now is everybody's survival but won't we end up creating a very weak society? And it is not only IVF........ I find it rather worrying!

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Kaz (Sydney, Australia) on 07/16/2011

Im just wondering there has been a big push to link autism with vacinations but discovered some information on the net on various studies where there was a suggestion that children born through IVF are more likely to suffer autism, gastro intestinal disorders, childhood allergies, increased sickness and hospital stays and developmental delays compared to children concieved naturally. Seeing the comments regarding milk and dairy allergies and then improvements in children when reduced, and comments made about gastro problems. Has the autism and IVF link been made by autism charities or a study done to see how many children who have autism or autism spector disorders where born through ivf?

Chronic Bacterial Infections
Posted by Angie Fenton (Mount Juliet, Tn, Usa) on 07/06/2011


The GAPS diet sounds amazing. I went to Natasha Campbell-McBride's web site and spent a good couple of hours reading and taking notes. We're introducing the diet to our son right now.

Thank you for your comments and for listing the things you've tried. I'll be asking his Dr. If we can do some tests to check vitamin B levels and high peptide levels. A friend told me the same thing so I'm really wanting to do this.

I don't understand the science behind it all. I am searching for more information on why bad bacteria causes such an imbalance. I do understand that foods that are low on the glycemic index are the best since bad carbohydrates convert into sugar and sugar is bad for autism.

I have so much to learn and would love to hear any other ideas or information anyone has to offer.

Looking forward to hearing how your sons progress is going.

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia) on 06/05/2011

Hopeful, have you heard of the GAPS diet. You can google "GAPS diet Natasha McBride youtube". Natasha McBride was a Nurosurgeon whose son was autistic. She studied nutrition to help him and in the end cured him. She found autism is actually related to GUT issues. Does your son have digestive issues? It is related to the gut issues. Once you heal the gut you can slowly heal your son. Lots of info on youtube from MANY parents who SAVED/are SAVING their children. Children who were non verbal suddenly started speaking and stopped many "autistic behaviors".

The GAPS diet add in fermented foods, probiotics, digestive enzymes and vitamins and minerals. Lots of home made broths (to add back in the calcium and minerals into the diet). Fermented cod liver oil is also added to the diet.

Autism is curable disease. Don't listen to people who say otherwise.

My son has developmental/speech issues and we are still working through the ins and outs of the diet for him (I am doing it as well).

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 06/04/2011

Perhaps if B3 cant get to the brain due to some chemical abnormality in the digestive system.. The need to ingest the nicotine through cigarette smoke, might be some cell survival response. It might be worth finding the type of B3 they administered in the trial. If you google B3 and Schizophrenia you might find it.

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Sheila (San Diego, Ca, Usa) on 06/04/2011

Mercury poisoning can happen through environmental exposure, like a broken thermometer, or by occupation, or by the merthiolate (aka thimerasol) or mercurichrome that my mom used to rub into my scrapes and cuts (in the 70s), and then some of my accumulation traveling through the womb to my child.

I do believe--from the reading I've done--that genetics or a genetic disposition does play a good part in ASD, but I can't disregard heavy metal poisoning as a plausible cause where my son's symptoms are concerned.

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Sheila (San Diego, Ca, Usa) on 06/04/2011

Hi Hopeful in Pasadena,

You may want want to visit the autism-related Yahoo groups online, particularly the Autism Bio Medical Discussion (abmd) group. There are parents and ASD adults posting on that 'board about diet changes, medicated therapies, as well as natural ones.

I'm a member of the abmd group as well as several others, a couple specific to CA, and I do not use prescription drugs to help my son. He is high functioning and his symptoms are considered 'mild' by the psychiatrist who diagnosed it.

HTH, Sheila

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Posted by Hopeful (Pasadena, Ca/usa) on 06/04/2011

Thank you for posting all of these rays of hope. My 3 year old son was diagnosed with high functioning autism 6 months ago. It has been such a new world for us that has led us to feel overwhelmed and hopeless.

I heard about the gluten/casein free diet, and didn't understand how this could help Autism. In addition, the vitamins/minerals make sense. This site has helped me understand more and given me hope and motivation to do it. I am willing to try anything that is not prescription drug for my son's well being. Thanks!

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Hopeful (Pasadena, Ca/usa) on 06/04/2011

Thank you for the information about vitamin B3. My brother is Schizophrenic, and yes nicotine is a must for him. Also, he too suffers from toe nail fungal infection. I will look into getting some b3 for him.

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 05/02/2011

When I worked in the Schizophrenic ward many years ago.. All the patients diagnosed as "Schizophrenic".. craved cigarettes, I now see, this craving was was the bodies need to take on vitamin b3.. The nicotine gets converted to b3... Latest research is suggesting that high doses of b3 have a very benificial effect on Schizophrenics.. In one university trial it claimed to eradicate the disease. It might be worth mentioning that virtually all the patients in the Schizophrenic ward and the Psycho geriatric unit had fungal infections of the toe nails.. This cant be just coincidence. A fungal infection in one part of the brain might be called Schizophrenia and in another Parkinsons, and another Alzhiermers. The observation must sugest something is going on.

Ted's Protocol
Posted by Guzi (Austin, Tx) on 05/01/2011

Hello, I've started doing Ted's protocol for Autism for my 4 year old daughter. Just wanted to get feedback on someone that has tried. What to expect and what results did you get.


Chronic Bacterial Infections
Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia) on 04/22/2011

Angie, my son is 4, has developmental delays including speech. I had great success with Vitamin C. It can chelate the heavy metals including flouride from the body. He went from singing one or two words in a song to singing the whole song (trying anyway) after about 2-3 weeks of having Vitamin C every day... About 3-4 grams per day). His speech also seems improved.

Also cilantro (corriander), garlic, tumeric all chelate heavy metals from the body so all our food has them in it.

I am also trying Evening Primrose Oil & Cod Liver Oil both have had great results in getting EFA into them... good speech results good concentration.

He also has a probiotics and digestive enzymes every day which helps digestion.

We went GFCF as from yesterday to see if that helps him. He has always had digestive issues and I think it is related. I have heard of Donna Gates.... We are looking at her diet and the GAPS diets from Dr. Natasha McBride as well.

He had a blood test recently which showed high folate and high B12 levels .... anyone know what that means? I did read it may mean high level of bacteria in stomach but need to investigate further.

Chronic Bacterial Infections
Posted by Angie Fenton (Mount Juliet, Tn, Usa) on 04/21/2011

Has anyone else heard of Donna Gates? She found some interesting conclusions similar to what you were talking about. She is the founder of the Body Ecology diet. I have been following her for about a year now. I tried young coconut kefir and cold pressed flax seed oil on my son for about 2 weeks and saw tremendous results! It's expensive so if you can find the instructions on her site to make the coconut kefir, then I recomend doing that. If anyone else has any information on Autism cures please post!

Posted by Maggie (Portland, Oregon Us) on 04/14/2011

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.

Excerpt From Karyn Seroussi's Book
Posted by Christie (Charlotte, Nc, Usa) on 02/22/2011

@BJ... I compose three juices for her per day with all of her supplements. I include the cod liver oil in that, but I also include liquid spectrum support vitamins and minerals (much more bioavailable and easier for her system to process), liquid zinc and colostrum. I also use MB-12 spray, probiotics and digestive enzymes.

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Posted by Willis (Honolulu, Hi) on 02/19/2011

Autism can be greatly helped by use of much greater amounts of vitamin D than recommended by standard medical practice. See the website of Dr. John Cannell for dramatic and awesome improvement in those with autism when higher doses of vitamin D are used. It seems that higher doses of vitamin D has broad application to very many ill health conditions, including certain cancers, osteoporosis, depression, heart disease, hypertension, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, autoimmune diseases.

Excerpt From Karyn Seroussi's Book
Posted by Bj (Killeen, Tx) on 02/08/2011

@Christie from Charlotte, NC. Do you put the cod liver oil in her food or just in a spoon?

Chronic Bacterial Infections
Posted by Tommy (North York, On, Canada) on 02/08/2011

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.

Posted by Christie (Charlotte, Nc, Usa) on 02/02/2011

I just want to tell you that I so apprecite your post. I cried when I read it. My daughter is 5 now and was diagnosed with autism when she was 3. My journey with autism sounds remarkably similar to yours... I also gained 65 lbs in depression weight, or perhaps it's frustration weight. I have battled with her teachers, consulted with three different DAN! Doctors, and cried myself to sleep so many times. I am curious to give rhodiola a try. Bless you and your son. All will be well. :-)

Excerpt From Karyn Seroussi's Book
Posted by Christie (Charlotte, Nc, Usa) on 02/02/2011
5 out of 5 stars

My daughter, Ava, was diagnosed with autism in 2008. Since then, I've implemented the gluten-free casein free diet and it has made a remarkable difference in her life. I know that several autism parents shy away from this lifestyle because it seems like such a tremendous undertaking. The truth, however, is that it's not that hard to do! You learn to read the labels carefully, you learn what your child loves and hates and most of all, you see the difference. Ava and I, together, have made some of the most inedible cake you could imagine but we've also made some amazing chocolate chip cookies using tapioca and sorghum flours.

Regardless of how immediate or immense your child's results may be, I think the most important thing about this diet is the lesson that it teaches these children. I have read and spoken with so many adults on the spectrum who report the difference in how they feel after half a serving of dairy or wheat. This has struck me so profoundly because food choices are SO important for these children. One day, they will be making choices for themselves, so arming them with knowledge of why soda might make them feel funny, for example, is such a powerful gift to me. It's possible that gluten and casein may not be their sensitivities or may not be their ONLY sensitivity, but that opens the door to observe the effects of eggs, soy, etc. My daughter is now 5 and when someone offers her pizza (her FAVORITE!! ) she will politely hold her hand up and say, "No thank you. That is yucky for Ava! " :-)

The other lifesaver in our life has been cod liver oil. Not only does it serve as an excellent booster in her immune system (so many of these kids have such weak immunities), but it keeps her SO focused. I remember the first day I gave cod liver oil to Ava, I cried uncontrollably because she made willing eye contact with me! And I didn't even have to ask for it. It's pretty amazing stuff.

Supplements and Indian Herbs
Posted by Tom (Regina, Sk) on 01/28/2011

Are you a member of any support group of children with autism?

Regardless, I do hope you are keeping up with the latest news out January 28 of a MMR vaccine reporting fraud, this one by the journal BMJ in an apparent attempt to character assassinate Dr. Andrew Wakefield and showing gross manipulation of facts and lying going back to 1996:

These documents reveal that the British Medical Journal has been caught in its own fraud for willfully ignoring this evidence, which was presented to it long before its recent publication of Brian Deer's article calling Dr Wakefield a fraud.

The BMJ willfully ignored this evidence and simply decided to destroy Dr Wakefield's professional reputation by any means necessary. As Dr Wakefield explains:

This is just the tip of the iceberg of the outright deception that has been used by the BMJ and Brian Deer in their attempt to silence a doctor whose only "crime" was publicly expressing concern about the safety of MMR vaccines.

That the BMJ and its writer Brian Deer have now been caught ignoring evidence and engaging in their own fraud gives credence to the idea that MMR vaccines may, indeed, not only be dangerous; but that they may be so dangerous that the top medical journals have to lie about the facts in order to protect them.

Supplements and Indian Herbs
Posted by Carolyn (Milford, Ct) on 01/28/2011

Hi Ted... If you have a moment, I would like to discuss with you the 85% incidence rate of pyroluria/kryptopyrrole/mauve factor in autistic individuals. Your intutive recommendations for anxiety and other psychiatric disorders, as well as for hair loss, all tie into the "big picture". My questions have to do with the order of treatment, as heavy metal toxicity, autoimmune disorders and gastrointestinal problems all feed off of each other.

Please also note that the treatment for pyroluria automatically results in metal purging (most notably copper). Your input would be invaluable, to both my son and the millions of autistic children in the world today.

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Tom (Regina, Sk) on 01/10/2011

Yes, that 2000 Simpson Wood conference by vaccine docs and execs, the minutes of which had to be forced out by a FOIA request to the US fed government, is telling!

The clear and bounteous evidence for the link is well established and entire rehab type clinics are running all across the USA .

One pioneer MD who has been successfully treating autistic patients for about 6 years now by removing the mercury and also the autism is David Geier. His father is also an MD. He presently has a client list of thousands at a time.

It's not anyone's imagination.

As expected, this makes him not very popular with the mainstream medicos, nor with "information" sites like wikipedia, quackwatch. , etc.

Remember that at least there is somebody who fortunately watches the real quackpot, and he is here:

Excerpt From Karyn Seroussi's Book
Posted by Annie (New York, Ny) on 01/10/2011

Your post seems to be more of an advertisement for the book. It would have been more credible if it was a testimony or anecdote.

Excerpt From Karyn Seroussi's Book
Posted by Shannon (South Park, Pa) on 01/09/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride is a MUST READ for any parent of a child with autism..... She explains in great depth what exactly happens to make one have a sick gut and how to heal it..... She explains why a gluten and casein free diet works well for many children with autism, but not for all. There is more to it.... The gut can be healed completely so the peptides no longer leak through the gut and she explains in great detail how to do so through the GAPS diet. Allergies, asthma, eczema, etc. are all early signs of a sick gut. A MUST READ!

Excerpt From Karyn Seroussi's Book
Posted by Livia (The Woodlands, Tx) on 11/18/2010

It is really difficult to get rid of candida/leaky gut if the toxic metal problem isn't addressed. Zeolite products, chlorella, spirulina, cilantro, fermented foods - these should probably be in your arsenal. The other thing I've noticed, in general, is that the toxic metal/candida/leaky gut trio also leads to more than the usual number of allergies. This is probably why one acquaintance has successfully resolved all of her son's autistic tendencies with extreme diet observation/monitoring/controlling. Any mistakes lead to a slide back to autistic symptoms. NAET practitioners have done a study that showed that energetic elimination of allergies in autistic children leads to increasingly normal function, too.

I really appreciate the benefits of both elimination diets and NAET, but for long-term health I think it is important to remove the toxins, prevent further introduction of toxins, balance the gut as you mention doing with probiotics, and healing the gut with proper nutrition. Thanks for bringing up this important topic. Not enough people realize the link between leaky gut and autism, nor the important info on vaccinations.

Excerpt From Karyn Seroussi's Book
Posted by Michelle (Anchorage, Alaska, Usa) on 11/16/2010

I am convinced that autism begins in the gut. My own struggles with candida overgrowth and leaky gut syndrome led me to believe that even while I was pregnant with my 3rd child, a son born 02/02/09, that he would have health and possibly mental issues. While in my belly he was extremely hyper and although I tried my best to restrict my diet I could feel that something would be different with my baby. He has been breast feed from the beginning and still breast feeds, but it has not prevented signs of autism.

Because I knew of my own health conditions I opted from the start not to give my son any vaccinations. I noticed about 3 weeks after he was born that his tongue was white like mine, which means I passed my own compromised immune system to my son. I was determined to breast feed because I wanted him to have the best chance possible to help build his immune system, but still the autistic signs emerged early on. When he was 5 months old I took myself to a natural path who explained that I must strictly restrict gluten and milk in my diet so as to not harm my baby. Although, my son seemed to nurse around the clock he never gained weight properly and seemed always hungry. His pediatrician advised I introduce cereal into his diet and although I knew of my own allergy to gluten I gave my son cereal mixed in Similac to stave off his hunger and help him gain weight. This was a huge mistake as he immediately, broke out in hives and diarrhea. I believed if I avoided the vaccinations and watched my diet carefully while nursing I could help strengthen his immune system and avoid autism.

I have since learned that it is possibly the mercury in vaccinations that damage the immune system. I have also learned that wheat products today are full of mercury. When introducing wheat to a child born with an already weakened immune system it reeks havoc on the body. I have found through trial and error that not only keeping my son from wheat and dairy are important, but also peanuts due to the high amount of fungus they carry. We avoid giving him sugar and corn products because they effect the gut flora and cause hyper behavior in most children, but especially those that are on the autistic spectrum.

I have recently introduced fivelac probiotics and he has shown much improvement in his eating habits and weight gain. We are not out of the woods yet, but hopefully as we push towards his 2nd birthday his speech will improve. He has excellent motor skills and makes eye contact and interacts well with people, but we still have speech delay.

Posted by Cobb (Anderson, Sc) on 06/29/2010

Where do I get this herb?

EC: Most health food stores will carry rhodiola. Online, check google shopping:

Excerpt From Karyn Seroussi's Book
Posted by Thegreatlakes189 (Aurora, In) on 04/13/2010

We read your article, but yrs ago read an article from the library about children being on antibiotics, and for long term, destroys the natural flora. Every time we tried the chewable pro-biotics (refrigerated), he improved, so much so...we would forget...and he would quit taking them, and the symptoms always returned, each time getting greater in intensity. Well... after things got progressively worse...we read your article. We knew our son had asthma and was already on goat's milk. He had tried soy, rice milk, etc., but didn't care for them. We decided to take our son off goat milk, as it contains trace amounts of casein, and also took him off gluten in wheat. He is back on chewable pro-biotics (acidophilis) 2x day. His symptoms have improved greatly. After speaking with a person at a health food store out of state, we were told once the body restores itself back to health, our son would be able to get off the gluten and casein free diet. (Perhaps not the casein, because of the asthma). We found a health food store that carries gluten free casein free pizza, muffins, soups, cookies, crackers, pretzels, and has mixes to make cakes, cookies, etc. We are thankful for your post and wanted you to know about the pro-biotic replacement therapy, that is working for us, as we see improvements. We did, even before he was on the gluten and casein free diet. It only makes sense...because the antibiotics destroy the flora...and it will take time to prelace. Our son had no ear infections the first year of his life...then had almost constant infections from year 1-2 of his life. So...he may need to be on probiotics for a year or longer...we don't know...but just know he is feeling better...can study better, stay focused we give the Glory to God. :) May God be with and bless you and yours for your sharing your knowledge over the internet. Blessings, the Lakes.

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