Natural Remedies for Autism

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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)
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".


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

Replied by Timh
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.

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Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 06/04/2008 383 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.

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Posted by Mehernosh (Mumbai, India ) on 06/03/2008
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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
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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!

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

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 07/13/2007 383 posts

Two interesting articles regarding a mercury-based preservative in vaccines (Thimerosal) causing a steep rise in Autism and the government's attempts to surpress the data:

To quote from one of the articles: "Since 1991, when the CDC and the FDA had recommended that three additional vaccines laced with the preservative be given to extremely young infants -- in one case, within hours of birth -- the estimated number of cases of autism had increased fifteenfold, from one in every 2,500 children to one in 166 children.

Replied by Tom
(Regina, Sk)

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:

The Mercury Autism Connection
Posted by Christine (Melbourne, Florida) on 05/18/2007
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My son was diagnosed with high functioning autism and ADHD. Five years ago, my Lt gave me about 35 lbs of ground venison he had shot. Since I was in paramedic school and very short on money, that venison is the only meat product the kids had for over a month. I used it in hamburger helper to make it last longer. After one week, I noticed a big change in my son. He was no longer harassing his sisters as much and he would lay quietly beside me while awake! (a first!) after 2 weeks, he was like any other "normal" child. As soon as we ran out of venison (no growth hormones or antibiotics added to livestock feed) within hours he went back to his hyperactive uncontrollable self. When he is on natural meats, he is fine, a joy actually, when he is not compliant with his diet, no one needs to tell me, I can see it in his actions. Parents with autistic or other "behavior/neurological" problems would be wise in trying a diet free of the hormones and antibiotics pushed into our children's systems via store bought meat.

Replied by Willis
(Honolulu, Hi)

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.

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

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.

Replied by Hopeful
(Pasadena, Ca/usa)

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.

Replied by Hopeful
(Pasadena, Ca/usa)

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!

Replied by Sheila
(San Diego, Ca, Usa)

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

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

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.

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)

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).

Replied by Kaz
(Sydney, Australia)

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?

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

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!

Replied by Maria
(Gippsland, Australia)

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

Replied by Shiva
(Berhampur, Odisha, India)

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.

Replied by Smoitra
(Kolkata, India)

@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.

Replied by Autismspeaks1020
(Houston, Texas, United States)

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.

Replied by Danny
(Brooklyn, Ny)

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.

Replied by Kate59
(Kingston, Ny, United States)

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).

Replied by Lisa
(Illiniois, Usa)

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.

Replied by Nicola

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

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.

Replied by Jane
(Alameda, Ca)

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.

Replied by Kathy
(Ontario, Ca)

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!

Replied by Teresa
(Leeds, Yorkshire)

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.

Replied by Teresa
(Leeds, Yorkshire)

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.


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.

Replied by Bill
(San Fenando, Philippines)

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.

Replied by Elaine

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

Replied by Maryjo

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!

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