Integrated 4 Part Therapy for Autism
There seem to be hundreds of therapies for autism on the market today and “on the market” seems to be the reason â€“ money.
However, there is no real integration of any of these therapies and little information for the “poor” parents with an autistic child (and “poor” is often correct as autism is a “bankrupting disease”).
There are four different basic problems with four different therapies needed to solve them and work towards any cure or improvements.Â These are:
Mercury and other heavy metal toxins
Allergies and food sensitivities
Digestive (gut) problems
Dealing with Heavy Metal toxicity.
This is the major problem and few doctors really understand it.Â Â Measuring heavy metal, particularly in an autistic infant or child is no simple matter.Â Few MDs are aware that the autistic patients are ALWAYS short in any chelating material in the blood, such as Vitamin C, or glutathione.Â (At every autism conference, there are several booths, each extolling a different way to get expensive glutathione into an autistic child.Â Vitamin C is cheaper and better.)Â Â
The doctor takes blood or urine sample, and runs a mineral assay, comparing the heavy metals to the nutritional minerals in the blood stream.Â They believe that this is somewhat accurate, BUT IT’S NOT!
Understand that the function of the liver is to filter these toxic minerals out of the blood so that they cannot get to the brain where they can actually kill brain cells.Â Once the toxins are filtered into the liver, some are gradually shifted to other safe storage areas of the body.Â However, with a large load of mercury, such as multiple vaccines, added to what’s already in the liver, the liver may not be able to handle it all and brain cells are damaged or killed.Â (Check the mother’s mercury level as well.)
The liver is under strict instructions NEVER to release these toxins until and unless some chelation material is present in the bloodstream.Â A chelating material combines with the heavy metal, and converts it to a harmless chemical that is water soluble, and it can be filtered out via the kidneys and urine pathway.Â
So, if blood is measured, what is actually measured is only what the liver can release (if a chelate is present, a short time after the chelate is sensed).Â Blood then may contain at that time and for some time after, a reasonable amount of the toxin.Â Urine takes this similar amount out of the body after it has been filtered out by the kidneys.Â (Adults may be measured more accurately by hair analysis.)
So, if you followed the above, you can see that with an autistic child it is more than likely any measurement of mercury or lead will show a false negative â€“ that is actually below toxicity.
How can you get a more accurate or at least NOT a false negative reading?Â Pre-load your child with Vitamin C.Â I recommend vitamin C for several reasons:Â It’s cheap; it’s antiviral and antibacterial; and the only bad side effect is diarrhea, even for infants.
Since vitamin C only lasts four hours, I would load up to 1 gram (1000mg) every four hours for every 50 pounds of child.Â If, or when, the child gets diarrhea, lower that amount until just below the point where diarrhea starts.Â (That’s called “bowel tolerance”).Â
If the patient shows toxic for heavy metal, start chelating and continue until tests show a level way below toxic.Â This may take up to a year or more.Â Remember that this is very slow and safe, and it takes a long time to get all of it out of storage and released into the blood.Â I’ve seen continued high heavy metal toxicity 6 months or a year after starting this chelation.
Â There are many different chelators on the market and some of them are advertised as fast.Â I’m not convinced that these really are that fast, or they just get the toxin out of the liver, and leave it in the stored fatty areas.Â Â I still recommend vitamin C as the cheapest and best chelator for the reasons above.Â For chelation purposes, I used 10 grams per day in split doses for adults, and modified that for children, often using bowel tolerance as a measure.Â
If every pregnant mother were tested for toxic minerals at start of pregnancy and started chelation if toxic, it could easily end this autism “epidemic”.Â Â Â I believe that if pregnant women took 4 grams of vitamin C and a good multi vitamin all thru pregnancy, they would have healthy babies!
Here’s some good news â€“ using vitamin C this way, your child or even infant will NOT get colds or flu while on these amounts of vitamin C.Â Nor would pregnant women.
Allergies & Sensitivities
Every child with ADD to Autism has more allergies than the average kids, and they develop more than the average amount of food and chemical sensitivities due to “Leaky Gut Syndrome”.
Here’s the downward spiral progression.Â It starts with huge stress.Â Stress is additive, so start with mercury (leading cause of autism today), add in a genetic tendency towards allergies, and “normal” living stress.Â This additive amount requires extra vitamins and amino acids just to handle the effects.
However, the autistic infant or child is a very picky and difficult eater and in our culture today, malnutrition is a given for most children.Â Â Too often, the only food wanted by an autistic child is not what they need for.Â Fast food is not good nutrition!
In order to get more needed nutrition, the brain tells the gut to open up a bit and let more amino acids thru to the bloodstream.Â This allows longer strings of amino acids (peptides) to enter the blood.
Some of these peptide strings are so long that the brain thinks that they might be dangerous bacteria, so it develops “sensitivity” to whatever caused that long string to get in.Â This is called “Leaky Gut Syndrome”.Â Â Since some of the first foods fed to infants are milk and bread, it’s easy to see why the GFCF (Gluten Free Casein Free) diet helps so many.Â The Leaky Gut Syndrome was responsible!
Also see that these new allergies add more stress to the mix, and the spiral continues downward?
Allergy testing and cure is very expensive and difficult to get correct at best.Â In 2000, I first proposed the theory “Raising the SMR brainwave somehow changes the brain affect from allergens”.Â This theory is the only viable theory today as to how EEG BiofeedbackÂ (NFB) and Neuroliminal Training (NT) work, and there are many stories that confirm this theory
My favorite story concerns twin boys about 9 yrs old.Â The mother was concerned about using NT as the boys slept in the same room.Â I assured her that only good was possible, and about 2 months later she reported that the one was cured of ADHD and the other no longer had ragweed hay fever!
Personally, my wife and I have been using one or another NT CD. as I have developed and improved them, for 5 years.Â I no longer suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis (Peanuts), nor neuralgia (Soy), nor Hay Fever (Ragweed) and overweight (wheat).Â My wife had a headache within a minute or less of eating any form of corn.Â She now eats corn on the cob and popcorn without a problem.Â At 64, she lost enough weight to again wear bikinis, (and she can and does).Â
Most people continue to use the NT CD’s long after the particular problem has been solved, and I have to believe that the longer it’s used, the more allergies are solved.Â That’s certainly been the case for us.
For this part of the therapy, of course I recommend the Autism CD package.Â EEG biofeedback, or Neurofeedback (as it’s often called now) will also work, but it’s so expensive as to be prohibit
ive for autism with over 200 visits to a clinic required.Â Compare that to $147 total cost for NT.
Digestive (gut) problems
First realize that your internal body and your digestive system (gut) are completely separate, and must be so to work as designed.Â The gut has bacteria and toxins that are poisonous to the internal body.Â Compare the two systems to a doughnut.Â The gut is the hole, and not really a part of the body, but a doughnut isn’t really a doughnut without a hole.Â
The correct gut bacteria are absolutely essential to good digestion.Â If you take an antibiotic, some of it goes into the gut, and kills some essential bacteria, while not affecting fungus or yeast.Â In a really healthy person, maybe you can re-grow that necessary bacteria colony, but probably not.Â Maybe, that particular area is taken over by fungus or yeast cells.Â The gut can’t work at normal efficiency, and not enough necessary nutrition is getting thru.Â Does the term “Leaky Gut Syndrome” sound familiar?Â
Antibiotics can be good things, but they are not all good.Â Every time anyone takes any internal antibacterial pill or capsule, they should start an Acidophilous regime after they stop the antibiotic.
Here’s what I recommend:Â Start with 5 capsules of Acidophilous (found in your health food store in the refrigerator).Â Wait for two days, and if gas and cramps are not too bad or gone, go up to 10 capsules.Â Try to take with some milk product (got to feed the troops going to war).Â If no serious gas or cramping occurs, go up to 20 capsules every other day for 2- 3 times, depending on the color and smell as described below.Â This is what I recommend for an adult, modify for a child.
Here’s the fun part.Â You have to monitor the color of the stool.Â It’ll start out pretty dark and smelly.Â As you progress, it will get lighter and less smelly (less yeast and more good bacteria).Â By the 5th or 6th dose, it should be yellowish brown, or orange brown, and be much less smelly.Â
Repeat whenever any antibiotic is taken that can get into the gut.Â (Shots and external don’t count.)
This along with the mercury problem is the hardest to do correctly.Â There are many opinions on this, and there are beginning to be some solutions.Â We know that the B and C vitamins and some amino acids are needed most.
I have a chemist friend who has concocted a “rub-on” sort of lotion that can provide various vitamins and amino acids, but it’s not cheap, and is still out of the reach of most autistic budgets.Â He has developed such a regimen for getting necessary nutrition into gastric bypass patients, and many such surgeons use his suppositories and lotions.Â I’ll have more information on my website if I can get him to sit down and start some web pages of his own.
If you can get pills into an autistic child, go with at least a 50 mg B complex daily.Â If not, get capsules, open them up, and mix the powder into juice.Â You can do the same with vitamin C, and even dissolve Acidophilous into yoghurt or bottled milk.Â
Do not use the cheap “protein” food.Â That’s just powdered milk and egg.Â Get the real mix of amino acids that has the “predigested” form.Â It’s more expensive, but it provides real nutrition, no matter what the condition of the gut.Â In my former practice, I delighted in reversing senility (a few of which had been diagnosed as Alzheimer’s) with such a diet.Â
The above is the first step toward sufficient nutrition to stop “Leaky Gut Syndrome”, which results in even more allergy stress, requiring even more good nutrition.Â
If you do all the above steps together, I guarantee that you will see amazing progress.Â I guarantee “noticeable improvement” just from my NT Autism CD package within 8 weeks, or your money back.Â This integrated therapy will make for even more progress, and make it possible for some behavior therapy towards normalcy to really work.