Q: What type of supplements do you give a child on a total free gluten diet..heard there was certain supplements you need to add to diet and what would the amounts be from 50lbs to 110lbs. Constipation is a hug issue with all 3 of mine…and it is huge. They take mirlax but I heard that wasn’t healthy. Weights are 56lbs 53lbs and 107lbs
Dr. Jerry: Hi Judy, we have to find a preparation that works best for each child. MOM, fiber, zinc would be helpful for constipation. Too much rice or banana might be the trigger. Just apply different preparations and find which ever works best per child. Sometimes a GI doctor will need to be called. Omega oils are essential, as well as vitamin D. A multivitamin is also very helpful. Last, if they’re dairy free, a source of calcium would be good. Instructions for intake should be found on the bottle.
Q: My son Noah(d.o.b 9/1/09) was diagnosed with autism at 18 months old.He has never had any vaccines (he did have a vit.k shot at birth). I started him on Carlsons Cod Liver oil, probiotics,vitamin d3 since he was about 3 months old & has been on it ever since(did b12 at times)He is very smart & bright..had no speech until he was 3.Has NO interest in potty training.Is considered ‘moderate’ & does not have the cleanest diet (family!) What more can i do for him? Any other supplements?
Dr. Jerry: I tend to find that kids unvaccinated are easier for me to treat. One thing you want to add is a mutivitamin, if the diet isn’t the best. I look at autism is responding unusually to every day stimuli; the worse they are on the spectrum, the less they respond to stimuli. Something in their harddrive unit isn’t working properly. Is it because he’s yeasty, too much gluten, or too much sugar? I would suggest cleaning up the diet. As a dad of one of these little guys, we are fighting for their life. When we were going through this, it was very “all for one, one for all.” I’d really make sure the whole family is onboard.
Q: Do you recommend that parents use online/mobile tools to track daily activities (sleep, supplements, diet, poop, moods, etc) in effort to find patterns/make sense of all the data?
Dr. Jerry: Heck yeah! I always tell families to track with diaries. Also best to set goals. I think it’s very, very helpful. Especially while trying to manage many different pots on the stove.
Q: My question: I have reversed my son’s autism completely through his diet. I try to share his story to share hope and I get lots of negative backlash from (mostly autism parents) telling me that it can not be cured. This is obviously very upsetting to me because I worked very hard for my son. Any advice on how to handle that?
Dr. Jerry: It’s very difficult to persuade people. Especially doctors. I’ve been in that same position. It’s closed-mindedness. Those that have ears, will hear. Those that have eyes, will see. Just walk away from those that know it all and teach to those that are teachable.
Q: Hello! I was wondering if you have a suggestion of the best allergy tests to give our kids to find out food and enviro sensitivities and/or allergies?
Dr. Jerry: There are different types of allergies. IEGs, which are basic allergies (sneezing, swelling). There are also food allergies to test for, like IGG tests.
Q: Hi, Dr. Jerry, since starting MMS/CD, my son constipation has gotten better, speech is clearer, my question is how could this stopped his SIB behaviors especially hitting his head?
Dr. Jerry: The main cause of self injurious behaviors is due to constipation. We really have to clean that up. They’ll need fiber to really get those bowels going. I list everything we do at our clinic at mendingautism.com. It might also be yeast or bad bacteria. They might need to be treated with some anti-fungals or antibiotics. It comes down to where they are coming from. I suggest looking up the article on constipation at mendingautism.com or refer to Healing and Preventing Autism. Hope that helps!
FAMILY TREATMENT DOCTORS
Q: Hi, Dr. Jerry. Thanks for doing this. My question is this… what are your suggestions for successful biomedical treatment for those that live in an area with no biomedical or MAPS doctors? We had a doctor that started treatment but is no longer practicing. We need one who can refill prescriptions and just provide continuance of care and further treatment. The closest is almost a day’s drive that we cannot afford. Are there online options or do you have a suggestion for doing it on our own?
Dr. Jerry: Thats very common. Getting a family practice doctor would be very helpful. I also find them to be less arrogant and very affordable. For families that haven’t seen a doctor yet, definitely biomedical treatments suggested would be the old gluten-free, dairy-free diet and cod liver oil (very, very important),. Also you want to reduce the amount of processed foods.
Q: Is there anything you can recommend for my 14 year old son w/ Asperger’s who has extreme OCD. He says he replaces depression with OCD. He has been going to a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist for 2 years.
Dr. Jerry: I would put them on an antibiotic to kill streptococcus, because step is usually that main cause. We have to look for the cause of OCD. Raising serotonin level has also been helpful, or maybe a proper balance of hormones that needs to be addressed and it’s important to clean up the diet.
Q: Have there been any studies done on the electromagnetic energy that those with autism seem to have and applying magnetic therapy to treatment? If so, what have been the benefits/or not?
Dr. Jerry: There’s a lot of research going on with that. Any studies out there are very small or not from this country. It’s a new emerging field. The simple answer is, as of right now, we just don’t know.
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