Resource for Families with Special Children
Harris Coulter, Ph.D. - "Probably 20% of American
children-one youngster in five--- suffers from "development disability". This
is a stupefying figure..We have inflicted it on ourselves.. "development disabilities"
are nearly always generated by encephalitis. And the primary cause of encephalitis
in the USA and other industrialized countries is the
childhood vaccination program . To be
specific, a large proportion of the millions of US children and adults suffering
from autism, seizures, mental retardation, hyperactivity, dyslexia, and other
shoots or branches of the hydra-headed entity called "development disabilities",
owe their disorders to one or another of the vaccines against childhood diseases."
Neurological and Immune Reactive Conditions Affecting Kids
The mercury connection to neurological pervasive developmental disorders(autism,
schizophrenia, dyslexia, ADD, childhood depression, learning disabilities,
OCD, etc.) and developmental immune conditions(eczema, asthma, and allergies)
The incidence of neurotoxic, allergic, and immune reactive conditions
such as autism, schizophrenia, ADD, dyslexia, allergies, asthma, eczema,
psoriasis, childhood diabetes, etc. have been increasing rapidly in recent
years. A recent report by the National Research Council found that 50% of
all pregnancies in the U.S. are now resulting in prenatal or postnatal mortality,
significant birth defects, developmental disabilities or otherwise chronically
There has been a similar sharp increase in developmental
disabilities in Canadian children over the last 2 decades, including learning
disabilities and behavioral problems, asthma and allergies, and childhood
cancer. Exposure to toxic chemicals or environmental factors appear to be
a factor in as much as 28 percent of the 4 million U.S. children born each
year , with 1 in 6 having one of the neurological conditions previously
listed. The U.S. Dept. Of Education indicates that over 5 million children
attending school have neurological related disabilities reported by state
agencies, other than ADD. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics
between 4 to 12 % of all school age children are affected by ADHD and a
similar number have some degree of dyslexia. Studies indicate that over
60,000 children are born each year with neuro-developmental impairments due
to prenatal exposure to methyl mercury and two other sources of mercury exposure appear more common and at higher levels than this,
mercury from vaccines and amalgam dental fillings.
No longer Blind: The story of our Baby born Blind and Brain-injured
Shirley - "I had a child who could not achieve even the lowest level of normal development.
His neurological damage had left him blind and unable to function at any level,
other than breathing, eating, and sleeping. In addition to this, he also suffered
from severe health problems."
Our son Sterling (born in April 1979) was born
blind and brain- injured due to a massive cerebral hemorrhaging (stroke) he
sustained in-utero or at birth. Doctors had told us that cortical blindness
(pertaining to the cortex area of the brain) is irreversible. Their prognosis
was that our son would remain blind and a vegetable for the rest of his life.
We refused to go in agreement with them and began our own research which led
us to discover a controversial sensory stimulation program, the patterning exercises,
that we could implement in the privacy of our own home with the help of volunteers.
Sterling's progress has been amazing.
Read the rest of Sterling's story...
The Spotlight on Asperger Syndrome
The spotlight on Asperger Syndrome has been widening with recent attention
from mainstream media. This neurological condition, often misdiagnosed as Attention
Deficit Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or high-functioning autism
is increasingly being recognized, and now affects an estimated 10 million children
and adults in the United States alone. Unlike autistic individuals, Asperger
sufferers have normal or above normal language, intelligence and cognition,
and are often seen as brilliant—verbose with formal speech patterns and superior memory, but
they have odd interests, unusual reactions to the environment, inflexibility
in routines, poor interaction with people, and inability to form age-appropriate
relationships. Recent FDA warnings regarding the use of psychotropic
medications with children (previous treatment has focused on anti-anxiety, anti-depressant,
and mood-stabilizing drugs) have fueled the outcry of parents who want to get
their children off drugs to avoid the side effects.
Asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism.
People with this syndrome have difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors,
and often are clumsy. Motor milestones may be delayed. People with Asperger have
problems with language in a social setting
People with Asperger's Syndrome typically experience difficulty with balance,
coordination and sensory awareness. The mind/body exercises in this book help
young people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) improve these skills, leading to
greater self-confidence, and independence.Easy to use, with photographs to show
how exercises are done correctly, these techniques can have an immediate effect
on how an individual stands, sits, moves, thinks of him- or herself, and relates
to others. The author's approach integrates ideas and practices from disciplines
including martial arts, Eastern principles of mindfulness, techniques of visualization,
breathing, posture, and movement, and the practice of mentoring."Mind/Body Techniques
for Asperger's Syndrome" is an introduction to Pathfinder training techniques
for both parents of adolescents with Asperger's syndrome and professionals including
physical therapists, pediatricians, and special education teachers who work
Autistic Spectrum Disorders: What's Behind the Autism Epidemic?
There is Hope for Autism
There is a pandemic of autism among children in the western world and it is
spreading worldwide. Thousands upon thousands of children are being diagnosed
as autistic every day in the U.S.A., the U.K., and increasingly in Australia.
A few decades ago the incidence of autism affected
only one child in a thousand but now it is more than one child in a hundred.
But the first most important question to be asked is, Why has this pandemic
occurred over the last four decades? A growing number of medical professionals
and parents believe that it has been caused by vaccinations of various kinds,
but principally the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine. [MMR]. This has been
known to the pharmaceutical industry, the Western governments, and to the health
and medical professions for decades but they have mounted one of the most slick
and collusive denials and distractive tactics ever known.
Childhood Vaccine Programs major cause of Autism
Harold E. Buttram, MD - "Childhood
autism is the result of encephalitis affecting primarily the limbic system
of the brain, located below the cerebral cortex. A relatively few number of
cases are due to genetic causes, but officially the great majority are of unknown
causes. Bernard Rimland, PhD, founding director of the Autism Research Institute,
estimates that there are now a minimum of 250,000 autistic children in America,
a 10 to 15-fold increase in the past 50 or so years. Dr. Rimland, internationally
recognized as a leading expert in the field of autism, has publicly stated
that he believes current childhood vaccine programs are one of the major causes
for the current epidemic of autism.
The US Committee on Children, Youth, and
Families has estimated there are now 7.5 million American children with developmental
delay compared with 4.8 million in 1991. Of these, 30% are thought to be autistic
or have autistic tendencies. Dawbarns Law Firm of England has published a paper
in which they report on over 600 instances of side effects following the MMR
and MR vaccines, which were introduced in England in 1988.3 These include 202
cases of autism, 97 of epilepsy, 40 with hearing and vision problems, and 41
with 100 behavioral and learning problems, the latter in older children. Although
British health officials deny a relationship of these conditions with the vaccines,
Dawbarns has accounts of over 200 parents who believe that their children were
normal before they were vaccinated, and who can point to nothing (other than
the vaccine) which could account for the deterioration in their children's conditions.
Homeopathy for Special Needs Children
A gentle, deeply-healing system of medicine founded by the visionary genius
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in the early 19th century,
homeopathy uses healing substances
so dilute that they do not cause side effects like conventional pharmaceuticals,
which can suppress symptoms that can later reoccur (often on a deeper level).
Homeopathy cures from the inside out. It removes the underlying emotional or
mental stress of chronic disease first, then moves the illness out of the body.
Homeopathy does not cause side effects and even enhances the quality of life as it heals.
Founded on unfailing scientific laws, homeopathy has stood the test of time
for nearly 200 years. It is based on the same paradigm as acupuncture--that
of chi or vital energy. Homeopathy is energy medicine, working with the body's
own healing energy to strengthen it, using remedies that are safe, non-toxic
and totally individualized to the patient for both acute and chronic illnesses.
Homeopathy treats the whole person: emotional, mental and spiritual as well
as physical. The well-chosen homeopathic remedy brings about a profound sense
of well-being before it even begins to cure the symptoms. And the search for
the right remedy for a chronic disease begins with a detailed inquiry by a Homeopath
into the emotional or mental trauma that might have triggered it.
While conventional or allopathic medicine (traditional western medicine)
continues in a devastating financial crisis with nearly 50 million Americans
lacking health insurance, homeopathy can offer health care which is both effective
and extremely economical. The homeopathic approach is sensible, economical and
effective. A person's individual healing energy effects the cure. It does not
create resistance but uses extremely small doses of natural substances to stimulate
the body's innate healing powers. Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic and non-addictive.
By treating benign acute incidents or illnesses, patients can save thousands
of dollars and contribute greatly to their own well being and healing.
Comprehensive Approach to Developmental Challenges
The comprehensive approach to developmental challenges
including autism, PDD, language and speech problems, Down syndrome, cerebral
palsy, ADD, and other related disorders. . Stanley Greenspan, internationally
known for his work with infants, young children, and their families, and his
colleague, nationally recognized child psychologist Serena Wieder, have for
the first time integrated their award-winning research and clinical experience
into a definitive guide to raising children with special needs. In this essential
work they lay out a complete, step-by-step approach for parents, educators,
and others who work with developmental problems.
Covering all kinds of disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, retardation,
ADD, PDD, PPD, language and speech problems, Down syndrome, the authors offer
a new understanding of the nature of these challenges and also specific ways
of helping children extend their intellectual and emotional potential. The authors
first show how to move beyond labels to observe the unique profile strengths
and problems of the individual child. Next, they demonstrate the techniques necessary
to help the child not only reach key milestones but also develop new emotional
and intellectual capacities. Greenspans well-known floor time approach enables
parents, as well as clinicians, to use seemingly playful interactions that help
children actually move up the development ladder and often master creative and
abstract thinking formerly thought beyond their reach. Including vivid case
histories, the book also offers deep and compassionate understanding of the
stresses and rewards involved in raising a child with special needs. whose amazing
work with autistic and other special needs children is nationally known, and
his colleague, child psychologist Serena Wieder, have integrated a lifetime
of research and clinical practice into a single, comprehensive guide for parents.
The Boy Who Sees Without Eyes
Ben Underwood is blind. Both eyes were removed
when he was just three years old, leaving him with no vision at all. So how
on earth does he play basketball, roller blade and cycle his bike? Ben lost his
eyes to retinal cancer but, unbelievably, he's taught himself to see; with sound.
Ben uses many common aids for the blind, like speaking software for his computer
so he can jot down his rap lyrics. He's also written a book and does his schoolwork
on a hi-tech Braille writer.
But what's unusual, what's totally unique, is what
he doesn't use. Ben has no guide dog and never uses a white cane. He doesn't
even use his hands. Instead he sees with sound, he makes a sharp click, with
his tongue, which bounces back off nearby objects. Amazingly, Ben's ears pick
up the echoes and he can precisely locate where things are. Ben is the only
person in the world who sees using nothing but echolocation.
The immune system is the key
Dr. Markow, M.D.
"Did you know that close to $10 billion was spent on antibiotics in the U.S.
last year? Did you know that many bacteria have become increasingly resistant
to these drugs and that many drugs are outdated as soon as they are released
for use? Have you seen the many articles in Time and Newsweek (and many medical
journals) about the variety of plagues caused by infectious agents throughout
the world? What can we do to protect ourselves in a safe and natural way against
this ever-increasing threat? Have you had a child or patient who has required
multiple drugs to deal with one or several ear infections? This is how this
threat touches our daily lives. We now have new HOPE . .literally, hope in a
capsule of Immune Modulator Nutritionals!" Clinical studies shows 84%
reduction of antibiotics in control group of children using the immune booster.
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Mental Declines Are Not Inevitable
The prevailing view among most people, including most doctors, is that the
mental retardation and medical complications that afflict individuals with Down
syndrome are "inevitable." Nothing could be further from the truth. Virtually
all aspects of the syndrome can be prevented or ameliorated with early nutritional
Yes, Down syndrome is a genetic disorder. Children with Down syndrome are
born with an extra chromosome #21. This in itself is not the problem. The problem
comes from the "excessive genetic expression" of genes on the extra chromosome.
One of the most serious consequences of this genetic activity is the buildup
of hydrogen peroxide in the cells. Exposure to this extremely destructive free
radical is likely largely responsible for the mental retardation, poor development,
early onset of Alzheimer's disease, and short lifespan that characterize Down
The accumulation of toxic levels of hydrogen peroxide in the body doesn't
happen overnight — and neither does the mental retardation that is associated
with Down syndrome. Left untreated, however, the biochemical mechanisms that
lead to mental retardation become progressively worse and mental and physical
Nutrition Is the Key to Halting Decline
Fortunately, there is a simple way of combating the damage caused by excessive
genetic expression: targeted nutritional intervention. As Dixie discovered,
the most important nutrients for these children are high-dose antioxidants (vitamin
A, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, and selenium), which help neutralize
the excess hydrogen peroxide inside the cells, preventing free-radical damage
to the brain and other organs.
Dixie's own child made a dramatic recovery on the treatment protocol she formulated,
called Nutrivene-D. Madison and hundreds of other bright, healthy children whose
parents Dixie and a growing group of parent activists have managed to reach
are living proof that this specialized nutritional intervention works.
Generational Consequences of Nutritional Deficiency
There are many serious consequences of generation after generation having
diets deficient in an element essential for normal development of the nervous
system. In 1996, Laura J. Stevens, of the Department of Foods and Nutrition,
Purdue University, and co-investigators published an extremely important paper
in Physiology and Behavior. The researchers found that boys with lower levels
of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood
showed more problems with behavior, learning, and health than those with higher
levels of total omega-3 fatty acids. Dr. Weston Price - "If a native abandoned
his ancestral eating habits in favor of modern foods, ill health and dental
caries followed. If that same person switched back to the original eating pattern,
however, health returned and the progression of dental decay stopped and reversed
itself. This is perhaps the most uplifting aspect of Price's work: one can always
reverse the trend; there is always hope. "
The Clinical Use of Glyconutrients in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Dr. Jennifer Reid, N.D. - "As a naturopathic physician,
I have been working with autistic children since 1997. I was introduced to these
nutrients three years ago and was very skeptical even though the science looked
good. I decided to try glyconutrients with five of my most extreme cases. One
of these five patients was a severely autistic child. With this child, I saw
what appears to be a recovery of all previous symptoms. I have worked with over
150 autistic children. All children are unique, but in general, what I am seeing
is that within the first month, the child's verbal communication increases,
their "stimming" decreases, and their color improves. As health continues to
improve, behavior problems will diminish. The need for many additional supplements
will also decrease after starting glyconutrients. Glyconutrients give the body
the nutrients to naturally chelate itself of many toxic substances. Families
using glyconutrients with their children are having amazing results with autistic
characteristics. The results and improvements are definitely undeniable."
Former Seattle SeaHawks football player finds help with Autistic Twin Boys
Our 7-year-old autistic twin boys began taking glyconutrients six weeks ago.
I am already seeing differences in their behavior. They are talking more and
what they say is much clearer. The boys are more aware of things around them.
They have better eye contact. They're even playing with each other a little
bit more. Our most severely autistic son sat through a one-hour and 45-minute
therapy session last week without any autistic behavior. He's never done that!
I was skeptical about the benefits of glyconutrients because we hear of so
many new things for autism. We decided not to say anything to the boys' therapist,
their speech pathologist, our support group, and friends. After the first month,
it was undeniable that glyconutrients were helping not only our boys but the
whole family. We all take them. After only one week on the glyconutrients, the
speech pathologist asked what I was doing differently.The therapist started
noticing their speech was clearer and they were working better.
Last week we had our friends over for dinner. It was the FIRST time ever
to sit through a dinner without any behaviors. We were amazed. We are thrilled
at the results we are seeing. We have actually found joy in being their parents.
- Curt and Ana Warne
Ritalin over-use has reached dangerous proportions
Dr. Allen Buresz - "In 1996 the World Health Organization
warned that Ritalin over-use has reached dangerous proportions. Hopefully, by
being armed with correct information, you may be able to avoid using Ritalin
or other similar medications. Use of these drugs on a long-term basis is questionable.
Safety of such long-term use is simply unknown, but many dangerous side effects
have been increasingly. Ritalin, for instance, may provoke seizures and suppress
growth, or it may cause angina, blood pressure changes, depression or any of
a very long list of serious side effects."
Dr. Robert Mendelsohn MD - "No one has ever been able to
demonstrate that drugs such as Cylert and Ritalin improve the academic performance
of the children who take them.... The pupil is drugged to make life easier for
his teacher, not to make it better and more productive for the child."
Lawsuits filed in Texas, California and New Jersey claim that the booming
success of Ritalin is the result of a conspiracy in which the American Psychiatric
Association, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. and national parents' group Children
and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) colluded to
create the diagnoses of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Following the acceptance of ADD/ADHD as medical
diagnoses, sales of Ritalin and similar stimulants have skyrocketed, with more
than 6 million such prescriptions being written in 1995, according to the National
Institute of Mental Health.
Inherited Neurological Disorder called Williams Syndrome
Individuals with a rare, inherited neurological disorder called Williams
Syndrome suffer from mental retardation and an inability to visualize objects
mentally - when asked to describe an everyday object such as a bus in their
"mind's eye", for example, they may see it as a disconnected set of features,
like scattered fragments of a jigsaw puzzle.
Williams Syndrome, which appears to be caused by mis-wiring of the brain
during embryonic development, has been genetically linked to the loss of a gene
called LIMK1. Consistent with its role in a neurological disorder, the LIMK1
protein is expressed chiefly in nerve cells, but is also present in the nuclei
and cytoplasm of most other cells. Dr Ora Bernard has found that the loss of
both copies of LIMK1 from the genome of mice results in the death of the mutant
embryos. In Williams Syndrome, only one locus of LIMK1 has been lost - usually,
two copies of every gene are present in the genome, one from each parent.
Dr Bernard and her collaborators have recently discovered that LIMK1 is intimately
involved in the regulation of the actin cytoskeleton. This cellular organelle
is one part of the apparatus that helps cells assume shapes appropriate for
their environment; the other is the tubulin cytoskeleton. The two cytoskeletal
systems are also required for the locomotion of cells, their division and for
making cell to cell connections, roles of great importance in the way cells
respond to their environment.
What to do about your Brain Injured Child
Glenn Doman and his Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential make
ground-breaking progress in the treatment of brain-injured children. He brings
hope to thousands of children, many inoperable, many given up for lost and doomed
to live in a frightening, even dangerous world. Where the conventional medical
community treats symptoms with medications and surgical interventions, IAHP
treats the actual injury by training the brain to learn and develop. This method
is controversial, but there are just too many success stories to ignore.
In this valuable volume for parents and fellow professionals, Doman documents
Thirty-five-year success with the brain-injured, citing statistics and case histories, and illustrating the basic principles
of brain development with charts, diagrams and drawings.
He explains why the old theories and techniques failed, explains The Institutes
philosophy and revolutionary treatment of the brain rather than the body, recounts
his staff's worldwide research, their breakthroughs and setbacks, and their
tireless efforts to refine the treatment of brain injury. He reveals their lifesaving
techniques and their tools to measure-and ultimately improve-mobility, language,
manual, visual, auditory and tactile development, including unique methods of
patterning, masking and motivation, in addition to The Institutes individualized
home program in which parents, and love, are the vital ingredients.
GLENN DOMAN is the founder of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human
Potential where parents from every continent have been finding their way for
more than a third of a century. Tens of thousands of parents, with children
of a brain injury, have come from more than 135 nations over the past 40 years
in order to implement and learn The Institutes treatment programs and philosophies.
Their children have been diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome,
epilepsy, brain-damage, dyslexia, learning disabilities, and reading disabilities.
The Institutes also teach parents how to treat their children who are diagnosed
as mentally retarded, mentally deficient, flaccid, rigid, athetoid, hyperactive,
comatose, deaf, blind, dumb, hearing impaired, learning disabled, and reading
disabled. Click the headline for details.)
"What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child" is one of the greatest books
written in the twentieth century. The writer, Glenn J. Doman, has come out with
incredible breakthroughs which no one has come up with in the history of mankind.
This book has saved lives and by doing so: humanity. This book has become a
bible for parents of brain-injured children. Glenn Doman, through his books
and his work, has truly helped in saving the world." amazon.com reviewer
"Before you do anything else; read this book! You will not find another like
it on the face of the earth; unless it is linked to The Institutes for the Achievement
of Human Potential. I'll wager that none of your child's doctors or disability
representatives told you anything about The Institutes. I found out about them
purely by divine accident. At age 2 1/2, I began some of their "Multiplying
Your Baby's Intelligence," methods at home, and my son was reading by age 3
1/2; and his memory and focus have improved dramatically. We will be going to
The Institutes later this year, and applying all of their suggested methods
for our brain-injured son upon returning home. I will update this review in
the future, to tell you how the methods worked out. I believe Glenn Doman and
Temple Fay were inspired men who began their years of research with nothing
more than a sincere desire to help hurt children become well. What they discovered
is you CAN increase brain cell growth; and you CAN create new pathways around
the injured area(s) of the brain. Come on, 100,000 hurt children can't be wrong!
Yes, it requires a leap of faith; but I already endorse this book and all of
their programs. Perhaps that's the first step to making our hurt kids well---by
first believing that anything is possible!" amazon.com reviewer
Glyconutritionals - Failure-to-Thrive Syndrome
Tom Gardiner, PhD - "Failure-to-thrive (FTT) is a clinical syndrome of body
wasting and weight loss. It can occur during development in infants and young
children,1 or it can occur in adults as part of the cachectic (tissue wasting)
process in diseases such as cancer and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).2
Neurological and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, characteristic of poor development
and function, are also often present in FTT patients. For example, FTT infants
frequently have seizures and microcephaly.3 ,4 GI symptoms
include diarrhea, bowel inflammation and malabsorption, which further interfere
with the utilization of dietary nutrients, resulting in additional tissue wasting
and weight loss."
"Dietary glyconutritional supplements may play important roles in the prevention
and repair of dysfunctional processes involved in the FTT syndrome. In fact,
a pilot study in FTT children has provided evidence that certain glyconutritional
substances can significantly reduce some of the signs and symptoms of wasting
found in FTT."
"The sugars present in glycoconjugates and the glycoconjugates themselves
(mainly in the form of glycoproteins) are necessary for normal body functions
that become dysfunctional in failure-to-thrive (FTT) syndrome. For example,
glucose transporters, which are glycoproteins, can malfunction, resulting in
deprivation of an essential energy source. Defects in glycoconjugate sugar and
glycoprotein metabolism can also occur, resulting in specific sugar deficiencies
in key glycoproteins that result in muscular, nervous, and GI dysfunction. Cytokines
are important modulators of the general wasting syndrome (cachexia) of various
disorders, and may play a similar role in FTT. Due to the immune system modulation
activity of glycoconjugate sugars and their associated glycoconjugates, which
includes modulation of cytokines, it is possible that dietary glyconutritional
supplements may have a protective or reparative role in FTT. In fact, a pilot
study in FTT children has provided evidence that certain glyconutritional substances
can significantly reduce some wasting symptoms of FTT."
Does your child suffers from seizures?
Testimonial from Nanci Mikels about her son who suffered from seizures:
" At the age of 2 yrs. I had a healthy boy. When he turned 29 month
old, Josh had a seizure which put him in the hospital and we found out he had
Hydrocephalus and so they put a shunt
in his head at that time. From then on, Josh was in the hospital a lot. He had
seizures, and he always threw up and suffered with pain of
migraine headaches. The vomiting was possibly also from the mal-functioning
of the shunt. The shunt was revised at age 7. When he turned 9 when we heard
about the Immune Modulator Nutritionals. We gave him the recommended dosage for the
product which is 3 per day. Within 2 months his seizures
had reduced and vomiting had stopped and he only had to go to the hospital once
within those two months. He had gone to the hospital in a ambulance every month
from age 29 months until he started taking the Immune Modulator Nutritional but between that
time and now, age 12, he has not been in the hospital and does not throw up.
It has amazed us how this supplement changed his life.
The ketogenic diet has been around in the medical literature for well over 70
years. It was replaced when the modern anti-convulsants became available, even
though it has a very good success rate at controlling seizures. In some cases
it is actually better than drugs at controlling seizures. It has a success rate
of 75%. Stopping seizures in 50% and further reducing them in 25% of cases.
Most kids can stay on the diet two years, get off it and never have another
Ketogenic Diet Packard
Children's Hospital Stanford University Medical Center
Ketogenic diet is a special method of treating epilepsy. This
Web Site was created by the Pediatric Neurology Division at Stanford University
School of Medicine to facilitate communication between health care providers
who are using the ketogenic diet to treat epilepsy.
Special Diets for Special Kids
"A Fabulous Resource for Beginning a Casein-free,Gluten-free. Having a child
recently diagnosed with autism, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone
in search of the "how to" of a CFGF diet. Containing explanations of why this
diet may be effective, tests and nutritional support, lists of foods the child
can and cannot eat, recipes, and so much more! I especially appreciated the
list of mail order food companies and web sites where you may obtain the food
necessary for this diet.
Every professional I have spoken with, including those
who have seen my child, have highly recommended this book. It has became my
salvation! I cannot thank Lisa Lewis enough for writing such a comprehensive
book! If you are a parent with a child diagnosed with autism, this book is a
must have!" amazon reviewer Christian Drapeau, a foremost scientist in the study
of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae , and author of
Primordial Food" holds a Masters of Science degree in Neurology and Neurosurgery
from the Montreal Neurological Institute, an affiliate of McGill University,
Montreal, Canada, and has been extensively involved in the study of nutrition,
naturopathy and various natural therapies. Most significantly, Mr. Drapeau collaborated
with many scientists affiliated with Harvard University, McGill University,
the University of Illinois, Oregon State University, the University of New Mexico
and the University of Mississippi in the study of the effects of blue-green
algae (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae) on human health. Mr. Drapeau continues his
involvement in the clinical study of AFA.
Scientifically Established Miracles of Bee Pollen
A doctor wrote about a five year old child: "This is a severely developmentally
delayed floppy child whose differential includes structural abnormality in
the brain or a genetic abnormality, some of which may be diagnosed by chromosome
analysis or genetic screen." Parent's tried every possible approach with no
improvement. The Easter Seals Rehab Center listed the child as "(1) Severe receptive
and expressive speech/language delay; (2) Immature neuromotor functioning; (3)
Delay in development of play/cognitive skills; (4) Questionable hearing acuity/perception;
(5) Severe delays in all areas of development; (6) Severe hypotonia."
Her mother began to give Bee-Young tablets, and slow progress began: lost
rag-doll floppiness, clung to mother when held. Later noted that her eyes fixed
on colorful objects with interest; able to scoot body forward while sitting
on couch; rolled over for the first time; reached with operational arm for articles;
skin color better; able to drink from cup.Improvement continued onward: Colleen
is alert and interested in things around her -- this fact alone is "medically
impossible" -- and is beginning to speak -- she smiles and laughs, loves hugs
and kisses. learn more about the wonders
of bee pollen
Attention Focus for children.
As a major element of brain and eye tissue, DHA
and related Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are known to provide the fluid
membrane environment that is needed for proper transmission of brain and nerve
signals. The frontal cortex of the brain, which regulates attention span and
congrutive processes, has been shown to have only 15% of the normal level of
DHA when the diet is deficient of these important fatty acids. Nature's essential
fatty acids shown to maintain eye and brain function.