Healing the New Childhood Epidemics Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A disorders

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This is one of the best books I’ve read on all four of the A disorders. Written by a medical doctor, this book shares stories of many of the children he has helped heal from allergies, asthma, autism and ADHD. He also talks about many of the reasons why these disorders have skyrocketed in recent years and offers advice about how to help your child or adults to heal as well as how to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

The end of the book includes lists of resources as well as several useful appendixes. One of these which is particularly useful is a recommended adjusted vaccine schedule that offers advice on how to safely vaccinate your children. I’ve read other books that had similar advice but this one is the most detailed and the most common sense approach I’ve read. The main ideas are that you want to avoid giving your child more than one vaccine at the same time, double check to make sure that their is no thermasol in the vaccine, never vaccinate a child who is sick or who has been sick within a week prior to the shots, and give your child some recommended supplements and vitamins before and after. He also does not recommend the Hepatitus vaccine for babies unless the mother has it. Instead you wait until the child is 3-4 or getting ready to start preschool.

Throughout the book are recommended diets, recipes and tips for sticking with the diet, suggestions for natural remedies and other tips to help you heal your child without the side effects of drugs.

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7 Ways to Improve Concentration and Fous in Your Child With Autism

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Concentration and focus can be a major problem for children with autism. Once this improves their whole life will improve. That said it can be very challenging and frustrating as a parent to make this happen.

Here are some ideas on how to do it successfully:

1. Set a goal to make it happen and work on it daily. If you are determined to make it happen then you will be much more likely to succeed.

2. Use patchouli spice essential oil or special blends. These blends can help children with special needs to concentrate better and to calm down.

3. Focus on fixing one situation at a time in your child’s life. Figure out when your child has concentration problems the most frequently and work on improving that situation.

4. Limit distractions whenever possible.

5. Diffuse peppermint essential oil into the air using either a diffuser, or a humidifer. Peppermint can help improve memory, focus and concentration.

6. Use brain gym. Brain gym is a training program that can help your child with focus, concentration and sensory issues.

7. Be patient. A patient parent will find ways to help your child.

Other ideas? Suggestions?

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Experts Claim Autistic Children may benefit from a Gluten-Free Diet

Recent research has suggested that a gluten and casein-free diet can result in behavioural and physiological improvements for children with autism spectrum disorder.

The research, carried out by Penn State College of Medicine, discovered that autistic children with gastrointestinal symptoms experienced an improvement in behaviour when following a gluten and casein-free diet (casein being the protein found in milk and other such dairy products).
Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder were asked about their child’s gastrointestinal symptoms, food allergies and diet.

It was discovered that children with autism spectrum disorder who follow a gluten and casein-free diet had notably improved gastrointestinal symptoms. Other behavioural symptoms also seemed to show improvement when compared to children whose gluten and casein intake was not depleted.

The experts suggest that gluten and casein-derived peptides cause an immune response in children with ASD, with others proposing that the peptides could very well trigger gastrointestinal symptoms and behavioural problems.

Parents who only implement this diet on their child for 6 months less, however, will find that the diet is less beneficial. This will also apply to parents who only eliminate either gluten or casein from their child’s diet and not both.

It is also possible that there are other proteins, such as soy, that are problematic for children with autism spectrum disorder.

Despite these positive findings, researchers admitted that more research needed to be done. Whilst some individuals and parents of children with autism report benefits from following special diets such as these, caution should still be exercised as there has not been enough scientific research investigating the link between autism and food intolerances, with benefits ranging from individual to individual.

Parents should exercise caution when thinking about changing their autistic child’s diet, asking themselves whether the invention is for the symptoms or actually providing their child with a better quality of life.

Casein-free foods consist of the milk protein casein being removed from dairy products, whilst gluten-free foods contain no wheat, barley, rye, oats or other such food products made from grains.
In children with gastrointestinal problems, ‘casomorphines’ can reduce the desire for social ineractions, block pain messages and encourage confusion. Milk proteins can be a key source of these casomoprhines, The idea is that by eliminating them, autism spectrum disorder may improve as a result.

Written by Dane Cross on behalf of Autism Care UK.

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