Autism: Brain inflammation due to nutritional problems
Autism can be cured by nutrition and detoxification! As described by Dr Mark Hyman in his book:
... "This is what we did with Sam:
- Cleaned up his diet of all allergens, sugar, empty calories and refined processed foods.
- Got rid of yeast with antifungals
- Removed toxic intestinal bacteria with a special antibiotic called xifaxin.
- Added healthy bacteria with probiotics
- Helped him digest his food with enzymes
- Added zinc, magnesium, folate, B12, B6, vitamins A and D, omega-3 fats
- Added coenzyme Q10 to help his mitochondria return to normal
- Helped him detoxify and reduce oxidative stress
- Added high dose B12 (with a special form called methyl B12) to boost his detox system.
- Gave him chelation medication DMSA and detoxifying nutrients to help him get rid of the heavy metals.
After 3 weeks on this program Sam showed dramatic and remarkable improvements..."
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
My son was diagnosed with Pdd-nos or asperger's syndrome which are both on the autism spectrum about 2 1/2 years ago. This came after a long battle with special needs school district, pyschiatrists, pyschologists, therapists, and his regular pediatrician all misdiagnosing him for about 3-4 years. From everything of ADHD to Bi-polar disorder, we have finally come to rest on this with all of the testing that was done. I have tried so many different prescription medications to control his anger and rage, most basically putting him in a fog through the day just so he would not hurt himself or anyone else. I know this story is long but bear with me it is important to know everything i have tried to get to here.
With appointments to 2 different DAN ( defeat autism now) doctors(with tons of bloodwork and no results or help) and a weight gain of around 80 lbs from depression on my side, I finally stumbled onto an interesting website or personal blog for ADHD. A lady was documenting her journey with her son and his struggle to remain normal (whatever that means anymore). She spoke of this herb and how it helped him. I instantly started research on the herb, nervous to give it to my 9 year old son. Well he has been taking it for 2 1/2 weeks now, and i have him completely off his medication for aggression. He only takes vitamin supplements and this herb, which is a miracle. He actually acts like a normal child now, and works things through in his mind instead of instantly attacking or throwing a temper tantrum. He no longer attacks his sisters or hurts himself if he does not get his way. He actually laughs a lot more, and he gets further in his video games without my assistance or trying to break the video game console. Amazing?!?! I think so, but i also upped his amount fish oil which i think might be a little help, but there is no way it can take all of the credit! He is taking ____ rhodiola____ ____ once a day in the morning. And i cannot wait for school to start, Maybe this year instead of being a whiz at just math he will learn to read and hopefully ride a bike and tie his shoes! Wonder herb this is!
(Charlotte, Nc, Usa)
It needs to be remember that not mentioned in the email, baking soda, granulated lecithin and magnesium (found in sunflower seeds) are also vital to the initial stages of the improvement. However, during the final stages once the child is detoxed of heavy metals and properly alkalized, dechlorinator added to drinking water such as drops of 10% of sodium thiosulfate, such as 5-10 drops per glass of water would calm a child, but initial dose will cause loose stool, but later dose won't have the same effect because some reason the sodium thiosulfate detoxed the intestines. In the final stages I found once every three days hydergine and piracetam to be very helpful to the recovery process. Also some glutamine added once a week can cause the brain to recover by leaps and bound, although initially it is not good, but it makes a leap on improvement a bit later in the day or a couple of days. Omega 3 fish oil and lecithin is vital, along with vitamin C sodium ascorbate since these
are found in large amounts in the brain. A sea salt contains superconductive materials used by the brain, so it is best that some baking soda is added to sea salt, such as 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in one liter of drinking water at the very least. Ideally, I think, 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate in one liter of drinking water has a more calming effect then just the baking soda used alone.
Supplements and Indian Herbs
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
Evening primrose oil
flax seed oil
sankpushpi( indian herbal mix for brain tonic )
Panchamrut( Indian Aruyvedic with Amla + bel patta etc)
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
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.
Perhaps alpha lipoic acid would be effective in helping autism due to its' natural ability to chelate heavy metals.
The Mercury Autism Connection
The Myths and Truths of the Mercury / Autism Connection
by By Donna Gates for BodyEcology.com
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 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.
The Mercury Autism Connection
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.
(San Diego, Ca, Usa)
The Mercury Autism Connection
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.
The Mercury Autism Connection
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.
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)
(San Diego, Ca, Usa)
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
(Berhampur, Odisha, India)
(Houston, Texas, United States)
(Kingston, Ny, United States)
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.
Turpentine and autism..: I'm looking for any info and protocols for autism. Any info would be appreciated.
(San Fenando, Philippines)