Natural Remedies for Autism

Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Diet

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Posted by Jim (Dallas, ga) on 12/19/2007

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.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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Posted by Nicolle (Port Orange, Florida USA) on 04/27/2009

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!!!

Replied by Alfred
(Perth, Western Australie, Australie)

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.


Replied by Jen
(Bozeman, Mt, Us)

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.

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)

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.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Usa)
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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.

Replied by Lucia
(Coral Gables, Fl)

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!

Replied by Sunnie
(Beaconsfield, Wa, Austrlalia)

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

Information on Autism

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Posted by Marsh (Colorado) on 04/19/2024

I just came across an article that has left me with immeasurable hope for family members of autistic children, including our own grandson. I hope and pray E.C. will print the link. It's an interview with Maija Hahn, pres of R.E.A.C.T. whose 3 children regressed after vaccines. She began researching after losing trust in the medical establishment. “These kids' brains are inflamed—chronic encephalitis, can be autoimmune encephalopathy— that inflammation is much like a stroke.”

Please help get this interview out to the world. Our babies and parents deserve all the help we can offer. Thank you E.C., you're my go to!


Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 02/18/2010

Great article entitled Magnesium and Autism in Dr. Mark Sircus' latest newsletter:


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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.

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)

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.

Replied by Prema
(Melbourne, Australia)

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.

Replied by Zak
(London, Uk)


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.


This is an arbitrary view not based on fact. Methylmercury is best OUT of the body. The tissue does what it can to isolate it until it can be removed. I will say it is likely a great idea to have a plan for detox available before and following any type of high dose b12 for intents of mercury mobilization, and not to do it without a plan, for myself anyways. I personally tend to try to open up the detox pathways with many means.

But don't sit here and tell people there's nothing you can do for Autistic children, whilst simultaneously spreading fear and doubt about removing heavy metals from the body.

Nothing you can do.

Sounds quite the opposite from most peoples' stories. If they're such bogus, why are there so many success stories?

Follow this guy's advice and don't act, you won't see results.


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Posted by Nil (Potomac, Maryland, United States) on 03/08/2013

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:

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..."

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
2063 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".

Replied by Vicky
(Naples, FL)

I'm wondering how you get an autistic child to be able to swallow so many supplements.


To answer the question of the person asking how a child can take many supplements is possible and many different ways to give it to them, they are used to taking supplements and when something works for them, they ask you for the supplement. Thank you.

Recommended Books on Autism

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Posted by Shannon (South Park, Pa) on 01/09/2011

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!


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Posted by Fittinpieces (Hernando, Ms) on 07/24/2009

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!

Replied by Cobb
(Anderson, Sc)

Where do I get this herb?

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

Replied by Christie
(Charlotte, Nc, Usa)

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. :-)

Supplements and Indian Herbs

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Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 06/04/2008 391 posts

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.

Replied by Carolyn
(Milford, Ct)

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.

Replied by Tom
(Regina, Sk)

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.

Replied by Foreward
(Billings, Mt)

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.

Replied by Starry118
(Raleigh, Nc)

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.

Supplements and Indian Herbs
Posted by Mehernosh (Mumbai, India ) on 06/03/2008

Hi this is Mehernosh. I am father of a wondeful daughter Nicole. She has aspergers and adhd ,we live in Mumbai

presently i am getting postiive results with

for ADHD:
Omega 3/6/9
Evening primrose oil
flax seed oil
sankpushpi( indian herbal mix for brain tonic )
Panchamrut( Indian Aruyvedic with Amla + bel patta etc)

For Aspergers:
Epsom salt cream massages
Lots of Vitamin C( I give Chyvan prash ) this also has amla

Flax seed oil is main thing + fish oil , I use natural Organic honey to make every thing sweet so she can drink same

God Bless you all , please consult your naturopath before doing any thing I my self first try treatment on my self

my daughter and I both are on Eggs and vegetable diet

Replied by Sweet Thing
(Henderson, Nv)

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

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.


The Mercury Autism Connection

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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.

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Jason Uttley (USA) on 12/14/2007

The Myths and Truths of the Mercury / Autism Connection
by By Donna Gates for

Statistics show that autism is the fastest growing developmental disability (10 - 17% annual growth), occurring in 1 out of 166 births. The annual cost is $90 billion and 90% of the costs are in adult services.

Modern Medicine Searches for Answers
In recent years, groups like Defeat Autism Now (DAN), started by doctors whose own children suffer from the condition, have done an excellent job of diagnosing what's gone so seriously wrong with millions of children.

They have consistently found a combination of conditions including severe intestinal dysbiosis, systemic fungal and viral infections, mineral deficiencies, abnormal serotonin levels and an abundance of toxic materials including pesticides other chemicals, mercury and other heavy metals.

To date, attempts to solve autism focus on the use of supplements and various therapies, including diet, to correct the disorder (and its milder forms, including Asperger's syndrome, ADD, ADHD and ODD).

Body Ecology - The Missing Link

I believe that Body Ecology has a much more valuable approach for unlocking the mystery of autism. Our theory is that the missing piece lies deep within the intestinal walls and includes conquering systemic fungal and viral infections.

Indeed I believe autistic children are suffering from a gut and brain infection that creates neurological dysfuction, which can be corrected with time. The research needs to be focused in this direction, rather than focusing on mercury. Here are some of the myths and truths you need to know:

Myth: Nothing Can Be Done Before or During Pregnancy

Truth: Both parents can play a role in preparing for their baby's birth, since the health of both parents contribute to fetal health. Ideally, this would include both mother and father going on a nutrient-dense anti-fungal diet, like the Body Ecology Diet. Studies show that the number one determining factor of longevity and quality of health is fetal nutrition. Fetal nutrition starts with the parents before conception and continues with the mother during her pregnancy.

Ideally, parents would begin the Body Ecology diet 6 months to 2 years before conception. This is critical today because a systemic fungal infection, like candida, can set the stage for autism.

In addition, many infants begin life with the added disadvantage of inheriting weakened adrenals and congested livers from their parents.

Cleansing toxins from your body and increasing vital life force in each parent will ensure that the fetus inherits more constitutional, pre-natal vitality. This is the greatest gift you can give your baby.

How Systemic Fungal Infection Sets the Stage for Autism

Progesterone levels normally climb during pregnancy and as they climb, blood sugar levels or glucose climbs as well. While this is a natural part of pregnancy, there can be risks if the mother has an undetected, systemic fungal infection or candidaisis. A fungal infection in the body of an expecting mother can become more acute as blood sugar levels naturally go up. All infections in the mother's blood are passed to her baby.

This is why babies are being born today with systemic fungal infection. When this happens, yeast is in the baby's gut. Studies show that yeast in the amniotic fluid can paralyze the gut wall, so babies are in turn constipated at birth. This can be serious because the baby won't have the ability to eliminate inherited toxins - including metals, like mercury.

Myth: Autism Is Mercury Based

Truth: Body Ecology teaches that autism is not mercury based, but begins in-utero, with a fungal infection and the inability to detoxify. These are the children who are born at risk for autism because they lack a healthy inner ecosystem at birth. A healthy inner ecosystem is made up of the friendly microflora (good bacteria) that reside in our intestines and keep us healthy and strong. Babies who lack this inner ecosystem have almost no immunity (since 85% of our immunity is located in the lymph tissue in the gut).

Vaccinations were originally created for people with strong immune systems who had resistance to the pathogens that were injected into their blood stream.

Newborn babies have not had time to build strong immune systems. Without a healthy inner ecosystem, the immune system will never be strong.

Beware of Systemic Fungal Infection Combined With Vaccinations

A baby's blood-brain barrier isn't formed until 6 weeks after birth. Before the blood-brain barrier is formed, there is potential for fungus and viral infections to enter your baby's brain.

While more research needs to be done, our theory is that an anti-fungal diet like the Body Ecology diet is critical to protecting babies from fungal infections.

Many children appear to be relatively normal upon birth. They may have problems with things like constipation -- until they get the MMR vaccination around 18 months. Based on my research, I believe that upon inoculation with these three live viruses, the mumps portion causes the blood-brain barrier to open. We know this because when a child becomes infected with the mumps virus, his blood pressure elevates. Research shows that the blood-brain barrier opens with elevated blood pressure. Your doctor may not know this, since it is not taught in medical school. Swollen lymph glands in the neck and high blood pressure are symptoms of mumps infection -- and because the child has an underdeveloped immune system, instead of building antibodies to the live viruses in this vaccination, he becomes infected by the vaccination.

While a child is supposed to develop immunity, the immune system is not in place due to the existing fungal infection. The child has no ability to resist the assault from 3 live viruses: measles, mumps and rubella (measles has been found on the gut wall by Dr. Andrew Wakefield). The child is not the same and shows signs of infection in the brain. He begins to regress in language development and social behaviors.

We believe that the systemic fungal infection (that was unknowingly passed to millions of newborn babies) can not only secrete dangerous toxins, but also pass through the open blood-brain barrier. The child then becomes infected with candidial meningitis or viral meningitis. It's very important that this theory be researched as quickly as possible. If it has not yet entered the brain, the elevated blood pressure allows it to enter through the blood-brain barrier.

Based on what I've seen in my BEDROK program, (Body Ecology Diet Recovering Our Kids) our theory makes much more sense than autism as a genetic condition. This can empower parents to make changes that will benefit themselves and their children.

Myth: Gluten-Free/Casein-Free Is Enough

Truth: While the gluten-free, casein free diet is a step in the right direction, it's not enough. Body Ecology takes it to the next level with a protocol for autism that has helped hundreds of children improve in our Body Ecology Diet Recovering Our Kids (BEDROK) program.

Summary of the Body Ecology Protocol for Autism
The key is establishing your child's inner ecosystem. In order to do this, there are several steps we recommend:

1. Heal chronic and acute bowel dysbiosis and restore gut immunity
2. Correct nutritional deficiencies
3. Create energy so the body can begin the process of healing (with a special focus on the adrenals and thyroid)
4. Conquer systemic viral and fungal infections

The Body Ecology Diet Goes Beyond Gluten-Free/Casein-Free

o Gluten
o Casein
o Sugar (even natural sugars in fruit, breads and carrot juice)
o Bad fats - for more information on the risks of bad fats and how to choose high quality fats, read Why The Processing of Consumable Oils Has Devastated America's Health.

o Plenty of fermented foods and beverages - to create a healthy inner ecosystem.
o Plenty of land and ocean vegetables.
o High quality fats - for important essential fatty acids.
o Vitality SuperGreen - to alkalize overly-acidic blood and heal the intestines.
o ImmunePro (casein free) to aid detoxification and increase gluthione.
o Raw egg yolks to nourish the brain and help fight viral infections.
o Raw butter

To learn more read The Body Ecology Diet.

Myth: Autism is a Genetic Condition and is Not Preventable or Treatable

Truth: One thing has become increasingly clear: autism isn't the genetic condition that it was once assumed to be. It is preventable and even treatable if we understand the multiple causes of the "systemic failure" that brings it about.
A lack of understanding of the role of our inner ecosystem is preventing researchers from unlocking the mystery of autism. If we fully recognized the value of the amazing "subculture" of microflora that our intestinal tracts are designed to support, we would discover the key to preventing and healing this disorder.

The good news is that we are in charge of creating the health of our children - as parents and even grandparents. Parents can begin creating beautiful, happy, healthy babies by taking charge of their health before conception and supporting the health of mother and baby during pregnancy.

That is why I ask you to PLEASE forward this article on to any woman who might someday have a baby, and encourage her to sign up for the FREE Body Ecology e-newsletter for essential health and dietary insights. For any woman intending ever to have a baby, the time to start planning for a healthy baby is right now.

Replied by Cathy Ann
(Austin Minnesota)

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!

Replied by Geoffrey T.
(Comic Valley)

Excellent article! Please view Dr. Andrew Moulden's work in Tolerance Lost -Brilliant how he explains and clearly shows how mercury ( thimerasol ) & aluminum are causing ischemia - strokes in babies.

Moulden explains : Hg & Al have positive electron charges .Red blood cells, which are negatively charged, are neutralized by the Hg & Al . The human heart is not strong enough to push blood through over 60,000 miles of circulatory system. The positive electromagnetic force of the earth ( Zeta potential )moving through us assists the heart to help each red blood cell squeeze through the capillary.
When blood cells are neutralized they aggregate then clot causing strokes that prevent critical oxygen getting to the brain cells. The genius Dr Moulden clearly illustrates how brain damage occurs and is manifested on the child's face with, for example, a slight sagging in the corner of the mouth or a lazy eye.

Dr Moulden's conclusions were so powerful that he never lost a court case as an expert witness for MMR vax injured kids and was subsequently warned to stop his crusade. Two months later, he was assassinated in 2013 by Pharmafia just two weeks before he was to release his next brilliant work called Tolerance Found, debunking Germ theory and giving parents around the world a simple protocol to heal their injured children.

Please watch this essential series on YouTube and send thanks to his family.Dr Moulden gave his life with 15 years of education &research for the love of children and their families.

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Dustin (Texarkana, AR) on 07/30/2007

Autism is caused by mercury poisoning from vaccinations. If you know someone with autism, take them to a doctor and tell them you think they have heavy metal poisoning. After the doctor tests the person and sees the high mercury content, they will begin a detoxification program for the child. People who have had autism for years have suddenly "woken up" out of autism after the mercury is removed from their brain.

Replied by Tanya
(Phoenix, AZ)

Although some children with autism may have high levels of merucry no such thing has ever been proven. Even more importantly, my own children have autism and neither one of them had a shot with mercury in it. For them, it is clearly genetic as their father and his father are clearly on the spectrum. In addition, we have tried all of the diets, supplements ect and found no help. Therapies helped. I believe there are "autisms" just like there are "cancers." They may have features in common (think lung cancer vs. skin cancer)but the treatments and outcomes can be totally different. So children with autism need to be looked at individually and not as a cohesive group.

Replied by Sheila
(San Diego, Ca, Usa)

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.

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