Autism is a disorder that typically appears early in
childhood and is characterized by learning difficulties, speech
problems, repetitive behaviors, and impaired communication and
social interaction skills.
The condition usually involves multiple systems in the
body, including the neurological, immune, hormone, and gastrointestinal
systems. Because of its
systemic nature and symptoms that may vary significantly by
individual, it is one of the most difficult conditions to
Attention-deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are related, but less severe
conditions, characterized by age-inappropriate impulsiveness, an
inability to focus and maintain attention, learning difficulties,
and sometimes hyperactivity.
The exact cause/s of these disorders remain to be
proven. Based on the
research and clinical evidence, it seems clear that the conditions
are biomedical in nature.
The disorders may be influenced by genetics,
but likely primarily result from environmental factors, including exposure
to toxins (e.g., heavy metals) and a significantly expanded vaccination
schedule. In turn,
these environmental factors may lead to disordered mineral
transport, oxidative stress, disregulated immune response, and
an inability to properly digest / absorb / metabolize nutrients.
- With testing and/or an elimination diet, help parents to identify potential
food sensitivities/allergies and
reduce/avoid those foods. This step helps
the gut to heal and allow it to better digest and absorb nutrients
properly. Oftentimes, parents have already identified and removed suspected problem foods and food additives from the diet. If not, I explain how food allergy testing and/or an elimination can be used to help identify them.
- If desired and appropriate, I can also help parents to understand and implement one or more of the commonly used diets, e.g.:
- Gluten-free / Casein-free
- Simple Carbohydrate Diet
- Supplement to help support the body's brain, digestion, and immune function, e.g.:
- Essential fatty
- Amino acids
- Avoid future toxin exposure, and safely / properly reduce
existing toxin levels in the
body. This step is critically important.
If heavy metals are involved (which they often are), I know how to safely and effectively address the issue extremely well. As described here, I had mercury toxicity and completely recovered using a safe and effective approach. Keep in mind, there are many practitioners out there who say they know how to help people recover from metal toxicity. Nearly all of them use unsafe and/or ineffective approaches (e.g., IV chelation, herbs, improper dosing, etc.).
- Address existing chronic infections (bacterial, viral,
fungal). This step is also very important. Such infections are common, and their presence can significantly affect the body's brain, digestion, and immune function.