“We asked 1,287 parents of children with autism, if asked how to reduce the rising rates of AUTISM, what would you say? This is their advice….”
Wise, wise words…
I am sharing this information because I know that it has helped my friend, Jaime, immensely in her recovery of her daughter with autism (in combination with essential oils and a gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free diet). I feel that if you find that you are spinning your wheels in your journey of your child’s recovery, this test will give you a road map of what will help (from a biomedical perspective). You can read the story of how far Jaime’s daughter has come here.
The following information is taken directly from Jaime’s blog, Keely’s Kitchen.
This test has been the best thing by far we have done for our daughter and I am convinced it would be helpful for anyone having a variety of health challenges. Through this test we have been able to implement the correct diet and supplements that she needs and eliminate all the things we were doing wrong that usually would be considered healthy for an individual without her mutations. The test costs $499 and tests for 30 different genes, best money we ever spent.
Dr. Amy Yasko’s websites:
http://www.holisticheal.com/ – This site is where you can order the test and any supplements, all very pure and if you do the genetic test she gives you lists of things that you can take to help bypass your mutation and get your body functioning efficiently.
http://www.holisticheal.com/health-tests/nutrigenomic-testing – This is the actual test that tests 30 different genes in the methylation cycle. It has been priceless to have for my daughter and it is like having a road map to her health. It lets you know things she should not have and things that her body really needs, also talks about all the diseases that can be caused from the mutations.
http://www.holistichealth.com/ – This site will directs you to all her different sites and her discussion group which has been so helpful, Dr. Amy answers questions on there as well if her team can’t answer your questions. We don’t even work with a doctor here I just read up on everything and then ask my questions on the forum. Honestly we don’t have a doctor here that is well read up on her stuff and we have wasted lots of money on different doctors and got nowhere.
I wanted to share that my friend’s son with autism, Dante, has been doing sooooooo well on Rob Keller’s Original Glutathione Formula. Dante has been so much happier, attentive and calmer. Yay, yay, yay!!
So at this point, Dante is way happier than when I last posted. His energy this morning was amazing. His eyes are open big and so bright and cheerful. He looks at me lovingly and pats my arm gently when we hug. He’s just so much more comfortable — Thank Goodness.
Read their entire story at Boy Connected here.
Read Tanner’s healing story here.
Use this coupon code (RKMD-90830) to get 50% off the price of any single product or single combination pack off your first order of Dr. Keller’s Original Glutathione Formula here.
I recently read Rhonda Spellman’s “The Journey: Home from Autism”, and I highly recommend it for all parents of autistic children.
Rhonda Spellman is a fellow warrior mother and autism advocate. From her website, she describes…
My son Tanner was nearly two years old. He had changed from a happy-go-lucky talkative boy to a sullen child that I didn’t understand. He quit talking, he quit sleeping, he even quit eating the foods he once loved. I honestly didn’t even know the little boy who had taken over the body of my son…
I took my darling son (now fully possessed by the personality of another child) to 18 doctors over the next two years. I honestly thought he needed to be seen by someone who specialized in disorders of this nature – whatever it was. Not one single doctor gave me hope.
I returned to our pediatrician, Dr. Isaac R. Melamed, desperate and confused. He was the only doctor who listened to me. Because I believed that my son had possibly reacted to vaccinations, I asked him to perform a DNA analysis. Dr. Melamed asked me for a three-generational family history of “Blood, Brain, Mental and Emotional disorders.” The results of both changed our life.
Dr. Melamed and I were both completely shocked by the results that clearly proved that my son had been mercury poisoned – with over 250 X the ‘safe’ amount of mercury in his system. When I learned that there was severe depression and mental illness in my husband’s family tree and a blood disorder in my family tree I also learned that these illness contributed ‘Weak Links’ into my son’s DNA – and made him more susceptible to react to the poisons in the vaccines.
Her book chronicles her very thorough investigation and the results of the 7,000 hours of research that she undertakes to recover her son. I feel that any parent of an autistic child could benefit by reading her book as she shares what worked and didn’t work for her son. She shares numerous websites to make it easy for parents to implement treatments and techniques that she used.
In her book she covers: vaccinations, GFCF diets, recipes, supplements, biomedical treatments, laboratory tests, PANDAS, difficulties with school, teachers and homework and much more. At one time, her son was taking 17 different supplements on a daily basis.
For her son, the most significant contribution to his recovery was her discovery of Dr. Keller’s original glutathione accellerator formula (and is actually a supplement that I currently take daily and I’ve written about previously here).
In her own words, she shares:
I put all of my son’s supplements (17 bottles) in a box and planned to give him Dr. Keller’s original glutathione accelerator formula over Christmas break. I gave my son his first single capsule on on December 17, 2008. He had been suffering from PANDAS since September, 2007. We were looking into special schools and receiving Special Olympics invitations because he was doing so poorly .
In January, 2009 I began taking Dr. Keller’s glutathione accelerator myself – on a trial basis to see if it might help my chronic insomnia (that began in my teens) – since my son was sleeping so well. I began sleeping through the night in less than a week! The bonus is that my chronic pain (from multiple broken bones and a serious head injury that left me in a coma for eight days in 1982 – from a very serious car accident) decreased dramatically as well!
Today, her son is fully recovered and no longer qualifies for special services at school.
Tanner is now excelling in a Gifted and Talented program with his new home school. He took the tests and scored a WHOPPING 100% on the Language Arts and Math entry exams. Because he has shown an amazing ability for science he is also enrolled in the gifted and talented science classes. THIS all from the very same child that qualified for a voice activated computer in October 2008 because he couldn’t hold a pencil well enough to write!
Tanner is also the author of several books that are in the process of being published (!), in addition to his younger brother, Oliver Spellman (age 10), who wrote the book, “Asperger’s Rhymes with Bass Burgers“. In his book, Oliver writes what it’s like to have a brother with Asperger’s syndrome.
You can read Rhonda’s latest update on Tanner here:
I look at my 13-year-old son who once didn’t / wouldn’t / couldn’t talk and I see a boy with absolutely no inklings of a speak impediment whatsoever. He commonly uses words that even adults have to ask him to define. It’s truly mind-boggling to see where he is today.
What an inspiring story!!!!!!!
Rhonda is currently offering one-on-one coaching so that she can help other families. In addition, she is offering to send you two copies of her book, “The Journey: Home from Autism”, for the price of one, so that we can all help share their inspiring story.
Use this coupon code (RKMD-90830) to 50% off the price of any single product or single combination pack off your first order of Dr. Keller’s Original Glutathione Formula.
Order Rob Keller’s Original Glutathione Formula here.
Another excellent post that will interest some of you is Suzanne McRae’s recent blog post: “Heilkunst and how autism has brought us on this journey”. She shares thoughtful, honest and inspiring reflections, which mirrors much of my own journey for finding healing for my son.
As you know, Heilkunst homeopathy has been and will continue to be an integral part of Moses’ healing journey.
I’ve written extensively about how Heilkunst has impacted our lives, but for any new readers, some of my posts on this topic include:
Fortunately, Suzanne’s son’s Heilkunst healing journey has been fairly easy with few healing reactions (in her own words). Those of you following our story know that our Heilkunst healing journey has been very difficult at times. Sometimes I loath the destabilizing healing reactions that result from the homeopathic powders, and yet I need to remember that on the other side of these healing reactions are true healing. Moses always emerges stronger and healthier in all aspects of his being. That said, my plan is to take a few months break from clearing any more chronic miasms. Moses’ body needs to stabilize and rest. My plan is to start integrating doTERRA essential oils in our lives and see how Moses responds. (So far, so good!)
Read blogs of other mothers who are healing their children using Heilkunst homeopathy:
I asked my friend, Jaime from Keely’s Kitchen, to write a guest blog post, so you can hear how doTERRA essential oils have had such a dramatic impact on her daughter, Keely’s healing journey. I feel a strong kinship with Jaime and have learned so much from her over the years from all of the great things that she has done to heal her daughter.
Jaime is a life-long health enthusiast with a passion for helping people achieve optimum health. She started her business, Radiant Body Restful Mind over 15 years ago helping people through massage and within the last two years as a Colon Therapist. She is a Mom of two beautiful girls and an Autism advocate. Jaime supports families dealing with Autism and due to her experience and success in the journey of her own daughters healing, she is often asked to put together a diet plan or a cleanse for friends and family. She currently writes a blog named after her daughter, which focuses on Gluten, Dairy, Soy, and Egg free recipes. She previously enjoyed teaching yoga and kick boxing when more time permitted. She loves being a Mom and taking care of her family and also enjoys reading and learning about all aspects of health, creating and enjoying new recipes, yoga, dancing, music, nature, and is a huge animal lover.
I have had amazing results with doTERRA oils on my 5 year old daughter with issues such as anxiety, focus, sleeping, rashes and eczema, meltdowns, inflammation and even socialization. They have played a big part in her healing along with diet and biomedical lead by genetic testing. Not a day goes by that I don’t use the oils on her and for that matter the rest of my family. The oils are in my recipes, supplements, skincare, toothpaste and I make my own cleaning supplies and use the oils in place of deodorant. Our routine every night consists of a warm bath with a couple drops of oils like lavender, marjoram, frankincense and Balance to name a few. Then we layer oils on my daughters feet, aromatouch technique on certain nights if she needs extra calming or help with inflammation and then diffusing them in the air in the bedroom while we read our bedtime books. These oils are truly a gift from nature and are so healing and powerful.
Just to give you an idea of the healing that has occurred for my daughter here is a brief history of what she has gone through and where she is now. Three years ago our lives changed when my daughter went from completely healthy and hitting all milestones to losing all speech, eye contact, she started screaming all the time, up all night, had dark circles under her eyes (known as allergic shiners), she went from eating everything accept dairy with no issue to being allergic to 35 different foods, hives from head to toe for 3 months straight, candida six times higher than a normal adults, high levels clostridia, major gut dysbiosis, major constipation and bloated belly, neurological issues, sensory issues, high anxiety, fear and OCD.
This all started with a series of events but first off a couple genetic mutations she has paired with a suppressed immune system from stainless steel caps that were put in her mouth that we later learned she was highly allergic too. Then a couple added insults and this was the result for her. We played detective and slowly uncovered underlying things that we could fix and help her heal. Lots of praying, lots of love and lots of money to get down to the root of everything. Now today she has come so so far and we continue to work with her daily. Today she talks amazingly well, she has conversations with us, teases us, tells us she loves us (which is something I prayed to hear from her one day), Candida is at healthy levels, she sleeps sound and all night long, happy and singing all the time and her bowel movements are perfect.
Here is a list of our daily favorites and what they help with:
Balance – I use this oil before we do our homeschooling each day for focus and attention. Rubbing it up the neck and the base of the skull and a dab on the third eye point. We also use Balance before bed at night. Detoxifying, promotes courage and self-esteem.
Lavender – this oil is recommended for almost every topic I covered in the class I taught. It is great for focus and attention, anxiety, sleep issues, inflammation, meltdowns and rashes. We use it everynight either on the bottoms of the feet, in our bath, backrub or on the base of the skull and neck. I also use it before going out in public since my daughter still can become overwhelmed and upset in big crowds. Recently I started using it for her before her social group class and immediately she was paying better attention, more calm and actually playing with the other kids.
Frankincense - this oil is top of my list for anyone. Stimulates limbic system of the brain. I use this oil nightly on my daughters feet for calming, focus and inflammation in her body. I take it internally daily. It is analgesic, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic and sedative. Frankincense oil supports the healthy production of white blood cells and boosts the immune system.
Vetiver – focus, calm, anxiety, depression, insomnia, skin care and healing, nervousness, stress,. Diffusing vetiver essential oil may help relieve stress and to recover from emotional shock and trauma. A natural tranquilizer, can help induce a restful sleep. It is also helpful for a congested liver and pancreas. It is very grounding and can be used at night if you have a child who walks in their sleep or seems very fidgety while sleeping. Pairs well with lavender and clary sage.
In Tune – Helps restore focus and increase ability to stay on task, promotes clarity of thought and increases alertness and centering thought processes.
I recently taught a class on Using Essential Oils for Anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Autism and Gut Issues, and I will be sharing all handouts, information and techniques that were covered in the class (see links below). Try these techniques out on your child and see what works for them. Some kids can be sensitive to smell or touch. If this is the case with your child you can put all the oils on the feet and can even do it after they are asleep. Otherwise massage can become a favorite time for your child and a very healthy bonding time. Sometimes they may take a few times to really be comfortable with it and you may get a minute one night, two the next and work your way up at a frequency they are comfortable.
dōTERRA oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® and they represent the safest, purest, and most beneficial essential oils available today. They are gently and skillfully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world. Their essential oils are guaranteed to be 100% pure and natural and free of synthetic compounds or contaminates. Due to their natural molecular composition, essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin. The chemical structure of essential oils also allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin for internal benefit throughout the body. DoTERRA oils work perfectly with the body to support normal functions of your body. As you work with the oils and become familiar with them you will find which oils and techniques work best for our child and you.
Handouts from Jaime’s class:
Thanks so much, Jaime, for being so generous with your knowledge and inspiring us all. Jaime contacted me when Moses was in the hospital to let me know that essential oils can help MRSA infections. I’ve recently started using doTERRA oils for Moses and me and am excited to share everything that I’ve been learning. Visit my Healing with doTERRA Essential Oils blog for more information.
I wanted to highlight two of Mommy Mystic’s recent blog posts, where she interviews Cyndi Dale, who is an author, energy healer and intuitive.
In the first part of the interview, they discuss ADHD and energetic boundaries and in the second part, they discuss autism and soul groups (such as Constructs, Indigos, Crystals and Spirits).
I thought it would be of interest to some of you and I encourage you to read them…
Part 1 - ADHD and Energetic Boundaries
Part 2 – Autism and Soul Groups
Jon Rasmussen, a shaman, wrote an article entitled, “The Cause of Autism – a Soul Perspective”. You can read the entire article here.
Autism is an extreme form of protest by highly sensitive and dedicated souls. For the most part, these protesters are coming in greater numbers and refusing to give in until humanity at large returns to a functional, sustainable, and more peaceful and harmonious way of living on this planet.
…Since the 1960’s, there has been a leap in human consciousness such that a large percentage of souls are now recognizing serially that something much greater than their own life experience is at stake. You know this as an adult, you see it all around you and likely feel the same level of frustration your autistic child does. The difference is that you and I decided to go along and get along as best we could and take other approaches to affecting change besides out right protest. These powerful souls coming in today at this critical juncture, seem to be taking a more drastic approach, and rightfully so.
Furthermore, the symptoms of extreme neurological and psychological sensitivity, toxins in the body, and so on seem to be an attempt to show us adults just how bad the state of humanity and the Earth has gotten so that we cannot ignore it out of convenience or fear any longer. It would be equivalent to a person covering their body in the mud of a toxic lake to bring attention and inspire action to clean up the lake, or a bread maker dowsing their body in gasoline an alighting it to start a revolution.
These souls in the bodies of autistic children and adults today are basically showing us that we need to solve the big problems directly and quickly.
…I don’t think we need to fix the Autism; instead we need to look, question, and listen very carefully to the underlying protest. Let the autistic children in particular know that you hear them, you see them, and that you understand them. Ask them what we should do to fix the world. Let them know that you are doing the best you can, and then do the best you can to bring about a world that is once again functional and harmonious, and makes sense for all sensitive souls to thrive in. See how they respond to that; to adults finally looking in the right direction from their perspective. They are wise teachers as well.
I resonate strongly with Jon’s words.
Earlier in his article, Jon talks about different souls having different archetypal energies, and alludes to the fact that autistic children (and other sensitive children) often have warrior archetypal energies. This reminded me that a shaman once told me that Moses was often a warrior in past lives, and he came into the life ready for a fight. As part of his healing, she tried to tell his soul that he didn’t need to fight in this lifetime. That in this lifetime, it was okay for him to rest. Yet, fight he does. He has such a strong, fighting spirit. And this fighting spirit is helping him to survive, to thrive, and to heal the immune disorder that his body was born with.
My dear friend shared this thought with me.
I had a fleeting thought about Moses as I was reading David Suzuki’s “The Sacred Balance”.
I envisioned Moses being the perfect human being – his perfectly clean body responds to the contaminants that the rest of us can’t sense, and his responses indicate the choices we can make to create a healthier, happier world (inside us and outside us).
And that’s how I feel that it is with all of our sensitive children. They are showing us the way to create a healthier world.
The gift of the shaman’s vision is that they have the ability to see the big picture, the highest vision, the soul’s perspective. They see with the eyes of an eagle. In my own healing journey and in supporting my son’s healing journey, I have found it useful to remind myself of the soul’s perspective.
That said, I also know what it’s like to be on the battlefield with your child (fighting along side your sensitive child). Living and struggling with day to day life. There was a time when it was a struggle and would take hours just to be able to get Moses dressed and his teeth brushed because everything was a struggle because his body, his mouth and his gums were in so much pain.
In addition to keeping the soul’s perspective in mind, I also needed guidance on how to care for and raise this extremely sensitive child, and I learned over time to follow my intuition.
Remember that your child is perfect. Divine. Holy. A gift from God. And on a soul’s level, your child chose you, out of all souls to parent him/her. Trust your intuition about what it is your child needs.
I recently have been using some of Donna Eden’s “energy medicine” techniques on the whole family (thanks to Jaime for recommending Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine book to me). Donna Eden’s energy medicine is very accessible and easy — it essentially involves gentle movements and / or pressing different acupressure points on the body, helping the body’s flow of energy.
I love how simple, easy and quick these techniques are. Anyone can do them. Not only that, there are really effective. I’ve been feeling more centred when I remember to use these techniques.
I’ve been trying to do some of them before Moses goes to school and before he goes to bed. I tell him that I’m pressing his “magic buttons”. It is easy enough for Moses to do on his own, but for now, I’m doing it for him.
Two techniques are the “zip up” and the “hook up”, which helps one to quickly centre themselves.
The zip up:
The hook up:
Watch a video of the zip up and the hook up here:
In a classroom of 30 children have you noticed:
- 3 have learning disabilities
- 3 have food allergies
- 3 have respiratory allergies
- 3 have skin allergies
- 3 have asthma
- 3 have attention disorders
- 1 has autism
Have you ever wondered why?
This is an extremely well-done video. I cried when I watched it. (Because of the seriousness of the epidemic that our society is facing. Because of all of the intentional and deliberate misinformation that is out there. Because our children and families are suffering).
In my son’s Kindergarten class of 14, there are:
That’s a third of his class! All of them boys. Our boys certainly are having a difficult time of it.* I’m not sure how many children may have asthma or learning disabilities in the class, so this number could be higher.
I don’t understand how as a society and a community, we are allowing this to happen. It’s heartbreaking to me. We need to start waking up. Our children need us to.
* In case you are curious about why boys are more often affected than girls (Read Dr. Russell Blaydock’s complete article here):
One of the enigmas of autism is why it occurs in males more often than females.
Actually there are a number of toxins that have this gender selectivity. Studies have shown, for example, that both mercury and monosodium glutamate (MSG) have greater neurotoxicity in males than females.
The reason appears to be the enhancing effect of testosterone on both substances’ toxicity.
I finally got the chance to watch Horse Boy tonight on Netflix. Our local library has a copy of the book and I’ve read it again and again. I highly recommend both the movie and the book.
Horse Boy chronicles the true story of a family who travels to Mongolia with their autistic son, Rowan, and the family’s amazing and miraculous healing journey on horseback and through shamanic healing.
Inspiring. Heart opening. Beautiful. Touching. A powerful testament of the healing power of a family’s deep love, the healing power of nature and the healing power of Spirit.
If you want to learn more, Jeff at Arcanum Wholistic Clinic has a more thorough review of their amazing story here.
As you know, I have spent quite a lot of time researching different methods of healing, and I have read many blogs of parents who are healing their autistic children (blog list is here).
My observation is that for difficult-to-treat cases, the parents who are having the greatest success in recovering their children are using some form of energy healing (most commonly homeopathy, but sometimes, another form of energy healing) combined with biomedical treatments.
For those who don’t know that there are different approaches to homeopathy, I thought that it would be useful to compare the different types of homeopathy, in particular: classical homeopathy, CEASE therapy, Homeopathy Center of Houston and Heilkunst homeopathy. I’ve tried to make this a balanced article as I know that each of these approaches have been beneficial to some individuals.
Principles of Classical Homeopathy:
Our personal experience
For more information
CEASE therapy treatment consists of a number of steps and therapies.
My personal opinion
For more information:
Homeopathy Center of Houston
The Homeopathy Center of Houston’s homeopaths devise a plan for each client by uniquely combine many widely practiced homeopathic approaches including:
My personal opinion
For more information:
“Heilkunst goes beyond the limited treatment of only symptoms, and is built on a foundation of many inter-related jurisdictions. While a Doctor of Medical Heilkunst will use homeopathic medicines to address the roots of disease, the remedies will also be used simultaneously to annihilate the negative effects of drugs, balance your Constitution, in addition to also treating present symptoms.
At the initial consultation you may be asked to complete a “sequential timeline” describing the emotional and physical traumas incurred over your lifetime. This exercise forms the “map” or guide during your treatment and each layer will be effectively peeled off like the layers of an onion. For example we would treat the car accident you had in March, of 2001, antibiotic use for bronchitis in November of 2000 and the death of your beloved grand father in May of 2000. By getting at the roots of these events, the symptoms effectively lose their anchors.
The next juncture is often the patient’s vaccinations. Although based on the Law of Similars in preventing childhood diseases, they contain many toxins, such as formaldehyde and Thimerisol, which will leave a cellular residue for up to 60 years.
The patient’s own birth trauma is next and then we address the Chronic Miasms which are your genetic inherited diseases. Most of us will carry at least 1-2 of these heavily laden black bags throughout our lives. Your grandfather’s Tubuculosis can show up in you as chronic Bronchitis, your great grandmother’s Rheumatism can be the anchor for your Allergies, and your Uncle Bob’s diabetes can show up as Cancer down his family line.” Source
Note: Whereas a classical homeopath will only prescribe one remedy at a time, Heilkunst will prescribe several remedies and combinations of remedies simultaneously (for example, my son typically has one dropper that addresses his constitution and his emotional state; another for any other symptoms he might be having; and he will typically be clearing something major (like a chronic miasm) using a homeopathic powder — it might take 3 weeks to clear one dose of his homeopathic powder, so he doesn’t take this very often). Currently my son takes 4 homeopathic droppers a day (actually, he just smells them) and each of the droppers has a number of different remedies within them. He takes one of them once a day and three of them 2-3 times a day.
My personal opinion
For more information:
Feel free to share your own experiences with these homeopathic treatments.
This is a message for parents of “non-responders”, for those parents whose children do not respond to medical interventions, biomedical treatment or even homeopathy. For those children who are not getting better despite all of the many therapies that your child is undergoing.
I share this message because my son is a former “non-responder”. He did not respond favourably to many treatments. He was “too sensitive”. His system was so stressed out /over-taxed that even the gentlest therapies would cause his body to detox too strongly. (Now that we have his diagnosis, we know why – because his IgE levels were off the charts).
We tried supplement after supplement.
Treatment after treatment.
Naturopath after naturopath.
Homeopath after homeopath.
Cream after cream.
Physician after physician.
Antihistamine after antihistamine.
Medicine after medicine.
Specialist after specialist.
Healer after healer.
It feels like we had tried them all. We were desperate. We were frustrated. Yet still hopeful. We never did give up hope that something would help him. Every cell in my being knew that we would find something that would help my son.
Then one day, I met a local mother of two sensitive children. I mentioned how Moses was allergic to everything, and she very enthusiastically told me that the Heilkunst homeopaths at the Dynamis Health Centre could help my son. There was something about the way that she shared the information with me. Like she knew / had no doubt that they would be able to help him.
By this time, I was battle-wary and very skeptical. I told her that we had tried homeopathy. In fact, he was taking two homeopathic remedies at the time. We had consulted with three different classical homeopaths, including a well-recognized one who had authored a book and had specialized in the treatment of childhood eczema.
She told me that this was different. Heilkunst homeopathy was different from classical homeopathy. Truthfully, I was kind of annoyed. I didn’t know that there was different kinds of homeopathy. I was actually tired of trying different things / seeing different specialists. I was annoyed by her optimism.
I tried to convince her – we’ve tried everything. Nothing has worked. Why would this be any different?
She told me her own story. That she had a highly allergic daughter who was no longer allergic to any foods and she had a son who would have been on the autistic spectrum had it not been for this therapy. She told me that their story was the same — she had also tried everything under the sun to help her two children, and nothing else worked. But this had.
She sent me a link to this video, Heilkunst and Autism: Removing Cause vs. Managing Symptoms. The presentation is by Rudi Verspoor, the founder of the Hahnemann Centre and Heilkunst Homeopathy Clinic in Ottawa. She told me that it presented a “grounded way to look at health, treating chronic/complicated illnesses and cure”.
I didn’t watch the video right away. I was so skeptical. There is something about someone being highly enthusiastic about something that makes one put their guard up.
Besides, we were trying a new supplement, and I wanted to give that a go.
The truth is that I wanted his healing to come from a supplement. Supplements make sense. They are easy to understand. There’s an imbalance to something, so you give the body what’s missing. But in Moses’ case, supplements alone were not enough.
It took a crisis for us to consider Heilkunst. I can’t remember what the crisis was in particular. There were so many of them at the time. We were constantly in the ER. Moses was constantly sick. We were at our wit’s end. Moses was particularly in a bad state of health after he received the MMR vaccination. He wasn’t sleeping through the night. He was having deep night terrors on most nights. He was acting out during the day. Behavioural problems. On top of that, we were dealing with his multiple allergies. Asthma. Recurrent pneumonia. Terrible rashes (remember Job’s syndrome is named after Job, the biblical character who had a terrible skin affliction and who suffered greatly). It would take me two hours to get him ready in the morning. It was a fight just to brush his teeth, his mouth was in so much pain. His whole system (digestive) was in chronic pain. His skin inflamed. We were worried that the MMR vaccination had been the last straw and that he might be on the autistic spectrum. None of the specialists (traditional medicine or alternative practitioners) were able to help us in a meaningful way.
I remember lying in bed with my husband, discussing our hopeless situation, and it was DH (my skeptical husband) who suggested it. “Let’s try it. Let’s give Heilkunst a try. I’m willing to try anything.”
Within seven weeks of starting Heilkunst, I was convinced that we were really onto something. You can read about those first weeks here. By the third round of healing, I was convinced that we were witnessing a miracle.
I kept telling myself that the “proof would be in the pudding” and so far this method of healing is delivering real tangible changes in Moses’ health. His asthma has cleared. He is medicine-free. He is no longer suffering from night terrors. He is generally a happy little boy. We’ve been noticing that he is less set off by things, and much more chatty than he ever was. Although he’s never had any problems verbally, his conversational skills have gone through the roof in the last couple of weeks. He’s been talking our ears off. And this is only month 3. I know that we still have a ways to go, but I look forward to this healing journey that we are now on.
That month, I emailed my Heilkunstler and told her: “Moses has been doing great this month. Skin is very broken out, but his lungs have been clear for most of the month. No more asthma medications too! Feels like a miracle!”
She responded, “That’s wonderful! It may feel like a miracle, but the beauty of Heilkunst is that we know why things are changing — principled application of informed medicine, therapeutic education and regimental support, along with lots of love!”
I told her, “I have a copy of the Autism: The Journey Back book that you recommended and I feel that I understand it a lot more now. It’s hard to believe at first after trying so many other forms of healing. I’m thrilled that we are on this healing journey. I still find it remarkable. Why don’t more people know about it? ”
She responded, “Well, the treatment requires confronting false belief, which not everyone is willing to do because it can be difficult. For those of us already on that journey, Heilkunst simply provides a more comprehensive road map and the tools (homeopathic medicine, etc.) to move along the path more quickly and with less suffering. Heilkunst is there for everyone to find, but not everyone will resonate with it.”
I’m sharing this because I want to tell you that it wasn’t a fluke that Moses has been healing. He has been healing because he has been undergoing “principled application of informed medicine” (i.e., Heilkunst treatment). If it can help Moses, who was a former “non-responder”, and who has been diagnosed with an extremely serious chronic genetic immune disorder, one that is considered incurable, it can definitely help your child. At the time that we started Heilkunst, Moses didn’t even have a formal diagnosis, and still it helped him. It continues to help him. I feel that without a doubt, it can also help your child. (Read more about how and why Heilkunst works here).
“The physician who can cure one disease by a knowledge of its principles
may by the same means cure all the diseases of the human body; for their causes are the same. ” Dr. Tilden
Still, it’s not an easy journey. If you have read any of my other posts about our Heilkunst journey, every month brings up healing reactions (the first two months actually “brought out pneumonia” in my boy). Even after two years of undergoing this treatment, I still find it difficult to understand my Heilkunstler at times. It’s like she talks a different language. Sometimes, I’m frustrated because I want to share Heilkunst with the world, but it’s so difficult to understand and explain that I don’t think many people resonate with it. But, the thing is, if you are looking for something that heals the root cause of disease, this works!
If you want to read more:
If you are looking for a mineral supplement, I wanted to share that Lucy at Alex’s Journey out of Autism has shared that after two days of starting Quinton Isotonic minerals, Alex started sleeping through the night and became very talkative!!
Sima started Alex on Quinton Isotonic and about 3 days later Alex started talking! It was a Friday morning when he woke up, came into my room and said “good morning mom”. That’s how it all started, that’s when our lives changed. Read her update post here.
This supplement was recommended by Sima Ash, a CEASE therapist / homeopath. Sima recommends that all of her autistic clients start with one vial of Quinton Isotonic or Hypertonic sea water in the morning and one in the evening on an empty stomach for two weeks before starting CEASE therapy. “This does such a phenomenal job in rebalancing minerals that we receive phone calls stating how much children have improved!”
Quinton™ Marine Plasma is nutrient-rich marine fluid that is harvested from the depths of an oceanic plankton bloom.
Quinton Marine Plasma is not just seawater. Discovered by French physiologist and humanitarian, René Quinton, in 1897, marine Plasma has proven to be an incredibly effective way to restore cellular homeostasis and mineral balance.
A complete spectrum of minerals is necessary to metabolize 100% of the amino acids we consume. When critical minerals are missing or represented in deficient amounts, our bodies fail to optimally metabolize and convert amino acids and enzymes into energy.
The molecular mystery of Quinton Marine Plasma is that, in its isotonic state, each of the minerals is represented in quantities that mirror, almost perfectly, those of human blood Plasma and extra-cellular fluids. Like human blood Plasma, it contains 78 minerals and marine co-factors – all at almost the perfect levels needed by the human body.
I’m considering trying it for Moses, but in the meantime, wanted to share it with you, in case it’s something that you think might help your child. If you try it, let me know how it goes!! Thanks to my friend at Boy Connected for sharing this information with me!
April 25, 2012 – I asked my Heilkunstler if she heard of Quinton marine plasma, and she hadn’t. I was mostly interested in this mineral solution to help with Moses’ teeth. My Heilkunstler says that she normally uses tissue salts or Himalayan salt sole to help with re-mineralization. Given that I have Himalayan salt sole in my cupboard that I haven’t been using, I’m going to try to add this to our regime again. I notice that this person also discusses Quinton marine plasma and sole as “self-care daily detoxification supplements”.
Two FB friends posted about Carly’s story today. In case you haven’t heard about her, I wanted to share her amazing story with you too.
I am not able to talk out of my mouth, however I have found another way to communicate by spelling on my computer. (and yes that is me typing on the computer by myself)
I used to think I was the only kid with autism who communicates by spelling but last year I met a group of kids that communicate the same way. In fact some are even faster at typing then I am.
Last year a story about my life was shown on ABC news, CNN and CTV here in Canada.
After my story was played I kept on getting lots of emails from moms, dads, kids and people from different countries asking me all sorts of questions about autism. I think people get a lot of their information from so-called experts but I think what happens is that experts can’t give an explanation to certain questions. How can you explain something you have not lived or if you don’t know what it’s like to have it? If a horse is sick, you don’t ask a fish what’s wrong with the horse. You go right to the horse’s mouth.
Carly’s website is here.
Her story on ABC news is below. This brought me to tears, particularly the part when she tells her dad how much she appreciates how he’s always been there for her, supporting her and how much she loves him.
I first heard of glutathione while reading the book, “Healing and Preventing Autism” by Jenny McCarthy and Jerry Kartzinel. An entire chapter in McCarthy and Kartzinel’s book describes the importance of glutathione, how it is the most important substance that our body produces to help our immune system fight infections. It’s the body’s most important antioxidant and the body’s most powerful detoxifier. Glutathione chelates heavy metals like mercury (i.e., binds to heavy metals, so that they can be removed from the body). Most autistic children are low in glutathione (I’ve read that autistic children have 50% less intracellular glutathione than other children), which is why they have so much trouble detoxifing vaccines, medications, environmental toxins, toxins in food and why they have so much trouble fighting infections and diseases. Read a Talk about Curing Autism article about detoxification, glutathione and autism here.
Dr. Kartzinel discusses how many autistic children come from “poor methylating families”, meaning families that tend to have a difficult time producing glutathione (i.e., the overall function of the methylation pathway is under genetic control). Poor methylating families have a family history of depression, bipolar disease, schizophrenia, suicide, constipation, attention deficit disorder, alcoholism and, of course, autism. See also this list of diseases and illnesses that are linked to low glutathione levels. Furthermore, the methylation pathway is sensitive to environmental toxins, such as mercury. So a person who is exposed to a toxin (like mercury) who is already undermethylating (i.e., under producing glutathione) will have an even more difficult time detoxing when exposed to such toxins. It turns into a vicious cycle.
Glutathione can be taken intravenously, transdermally or through a nebulizer. Note that supplementing directly with oral glutathione is generally not effective because studies have found that glutathione does not survive the digestive process. Furthermore, supplementing with oral glutathione can result in a yeast outbreak and gut imbalance. Watch a news story about autistic children receiving glutathione IV treatments here. Injections are only minimally useful, since glutathione cannot enter into the cells themselves. It must be manufactured inside the cells (when the necessary components are available.) As Dr. Kartzinel explains, methyl B12 injections and supplementing with trimethylglycine (TMG) or dimethylglycine (DMG), folic acid and N-acetyl-cysteine can increase glutathione levels. Read Dr. Kartizel’s blog post about the methylation process, glutathione and autism here.
When I first read about glutathione, I knew that both my son and I needed to increase our glutathione levels (given that we have a history of diseases within our family that indicates that we are a poor-methylating family), but it sounded so complicated to do. When I first found out about this supplement, Dr. Keller’s Original Glutathione Formula (which actually doesn’t contain any glutathione, but contains ingredients that will help the body to create glutathione), a voice within me told me that it was a significant supplement that could help many individuals (including autistic children).
I’ve spent numerous hours researching it and not only do I intuitively feel that this supplement could help most people, I also feel that there is strong science behind this (because glutathione has been so well researched, and there is strong science behind Dr. Keller’s Original Glutathione Formula as well).
Within hours of taking Dr. Keller’s Original Glutathione Formula, I felt my energy levels increase and my mental clarity improve. I felt more focused. More balanced emotionally. I found that my body was starting to crave healthier foods (like greens, salads and smoothies) and not comfort foods (like potato chips and chocolate). I was having energy at night to exercise. I could actually feel my brain detoxing and GI tract detoxing. I could literally feel poisons being released from my system through my bowels. Really.
Within the first week of starting Dr. Keller’s Original Glutathione Formula, Moses’ penmenship and ability to use scissors drastically improved (I feel that this has something to do with something in his brain detoxifying which allowed these neural pathways a better chance to function). His face had a “glow” to it. He stabilized emotionally (prior to this, he was understandably “fragile” emotionally, after our time in the hospital).
In any case, I’ve decided that I like the product so much that I’ve decided to recommend Dr. Keller’s Original Glutathione Formula. If you want to find out more, I’ve written more about this topic in the following posts on my Healing with Glutathione website:
As always, I’ll continue to let you know how things unfold for me and the family. And, if you have any experience with trying to increase your or your child’s glutathione levels using this product or other methods, I’d love to hear about it.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Jini Patel Thompson feels that there are eight key protocols that nearly everyone needs to implement in order to see their digestive healing progress rapidly:
Such great information. A lot of information that I’ve seen before, but she has specific supplements that she suggests in Step 5 (click on this link to find out which supplements she suggests), and I also like that she includes step 7 (i.e., heal emotional contributors) and suggests techniques such as emotional freedom technique (EFT), which is a method that I’ve used in the past which I’ve found to be very effective and easy at addressing and healing emotional issues.
Healing the gut is so important for some many ailments, including colitis, Crohn’s, diverticulitis, IBS, auto-immune disorders, MS, allergies and autism.
She also had specific suggestions for my friend’s son, who has Hyper IgE Syndrome (Job’s syndrome), including:
She also suggests a daily green juice (here is a recipe for a green smoothie that we use in our family).
She also suggests watching this”Healing Journey Movie”.
Many of her suggestions are things that we are currently doing for Moses, have considered doing, or have done in the past. It also gives us some ideas for things that we might want to implement at some point.
Tonight, I watched The Nature of Things with David Suzuki’s recent documentary, Autism Enigma. You can watch it too at this link here.
A fresh perspective on autism research with the developing “Bacterial Theory” of autism. The fastest-growing developmental disorder in the industrialized world, autism has increased an astounding 600 per cent over the last 20 years. Science cannot say why. Some say it’s triggered by environmental factors and point to another intriguing statistic: 70 per cent of kids with autism also have severe gastrointestinal symptoms. Could autism actually begin in the gut? The Autism Enigma looks at the progress of an international group of scientists who are studying the gut’s amazingly diverse and powerful microbial ecosystem for clues to the baffling disorder.
I love and highly respect David Suzuki and was glad that he addressed autism in this recent episode. The documentary mostly addressed the link between the health of the gut flora and autism. I feel that it was mostly well done for a “mainstream documentary”. (In my opinion, parents who are healing their children with autism could put together a better documentary since they actually know what is helping and healing their children. I disagree with the fact that the documentary discredited the potential link between vaccines and autism, and feel that it was too bad that it didn’t discuss many of the other biomedical or homeopathic treatments that are out there and are actually working).
Healing the Gut
Nonetheless, I feel that it is worth watching. It provides the scientific explanations for why healing the gut of our children is so important. And this is why probiotics, cultured foods, the Body Ecology diet, and the GAPS diet are an important part of healing our children. Likely most of my readers will be very familiar with much of the information that is presented in the documentary. (Read my friend, Lisa’s, recent post about the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet here).
Given that my son has been on a prophylactic antibiotic for over a year now (related to his Hyper IgE Syndrome diagnosis and something that I’m not a big fan of), this documentary was important for me to see to remind me of what is likely going on in Moses’ gut. He is on a daily probiotic, but it feels like it’s a losing battle since he takes the antibiotic twice a day. I also need to get started on the cultured veggies again.
(Happily, despite the fact that Moses is on a daily antibiotic, he is still healing and has been getting stronger overall in the last year, therefore, I feel that all of the other good stuff that we’ve been doing with him — especially Heilkunst homeopathy – has outweighed the potential negative effects of the antibiotic. My long-term goal is to eventually get DH onside with using a “natural antibiotic” instead of a pharmaceutical one. Moses is on miracle mineral solution (MMS), which is a natural antiobiotic as well, but DH doesn’t feel that it’s enough at the moment).
Increased rate of autism in Somalian children
One thing that I learned from the documentary is that there is a high rate of autism amongst Somalian children who have immigrated to North America (and autism is virtually non-existent in children in Somalia — so much so that they refer to autism as a “western disease”). In Somalia, fermented foods are a typical part of the diet. What they didn’t say in the documentary is that children in Somalia don’t receive the same number of vaccines as they do in North America (in general, children in Somalia don’t have the same access to vaccines, and certainly don’t receive up to 36 vaccinations by the time that they are five years old). Things that make me go ”hmmm…..”
Something that I’ve been recently thinking about is camel milk. That’s right, camel milk…
Several months ago, someone on one of the Job’s syndrome FB groups mentioned that camel milk is known to decrease IgE levels. I immediately dismissed it because well, I assumed that it wouldn’t be easy to get camel milk in Canada, and since Moses is allergic to cow’s milk, I didn’t think that it would be something that would be safe for us to try.
Then, out of the blue, a couple of weeks ago, one of my blog friend’s (Tamara) posted a comment about camel’s milk on my blog. Again, I didn’t give it much thought for the same reasons as above and the fact that Moses was in the hospital at the time. But then, Tamara FB’d me about it, asking me if I’ve tried it yet and mentioned that it was good for high IgE levels. And then, one of the blogs that I am now following (You are What you Eat) just posted a video from TEDx NHH about camel milk.
When something is brought to my attention three times, I start to pay attention.
And, in particular, I pay attention when parents of sensitive children say that something is unequivocally helping their children. (And as you know, I pay particular attention when something helps autistic children because I have found again and again that these same treatments also help my son)
I’ve since learned that individuals who are allergic to cow’s milk are, in fact, safely able to drink camel milk (I haven’t found any instances of individuals who don’t do well on camel milk). In fact, camel milk helps to heal the allergies of highly allergic children, including children who are allergic to cow’s milk.
Camel milk is nothing like cow’s milk, they are not even in the same family and camel milk does not contain the beta-casein, which is what causes the opiate-effect with cow’s milk. Allergies to camel milk are very rare.
[Note: Although camel milk still does contain casein, but camel milk does not contain the 2 caseins (including beta-casein) that are allergenic. Thus people with cow's milk allergies generally have no problem drinking camel milk. In addition the problems with an immune system are healed with camel milk].
Other things that I’ve learned from the Camel Milk website is that:
I’m still reading and learning about camel milk, and deciding whether this is something that I’d like to try with Moses. I know that others in Canada have been able to access it by getting frozen camel milk FedEx’d to your home, but it’s pricey to do.
Nonetheless, I wanted to share some resources about camel milk, in case it’s something that might be of interest to one of my readers. If you do wind up trying it, let me know what you think!!
If you want to learn more:
December 13, 2011 – My friend has ordered camel milk for her son with Job’s syndrome. Can’t wait to hear how it goes!!!
December 20, 2011 – Well, my friend’s son had a strong healing reaction to 1 teaspoon of camel milk (he was having difficulty breathing and his nose became very runny, like he was having an allergic reaction). My friend has decided to wait until she consults with his medical team about continuing with camel milk. Given that he is highly allergic, her fear is that he might be allergic to the camel milk (which is very uncommon, but then again, his condition is very uncommon and he is so highly allergic to everything, it is so hard to tell…).
April 4, 2012 – We haven’t tried camel milk yet. Truthfully, I likely would have tried it if it wasn’t for the fact that my husband is *very* skeptical of trying new things. I decided that since Moses is doing so well on his current treatment that I wouldn’t push trying to convince my husband that it was worth it to try camel milk as well.
I came across another amazing story that I just had to share. In Dawn Paul’s article, Autistic Children are Awesome, Have Many Hidden Talents and Have Shamanic Tendencies, she writes:
…clues to an autistic child’s gifts could be found in their “stimming” – the repetitive physical movements that autistic children often make (stimming is short for “self stimulation”). For example, Rupert had a child on one of his Horse Boy camps who flatly refused to get on a horse; instead he just wanted to play with the water in a pond. Rupert allowed this and some clever soul watched over the child. The boy appeared to be slapping the water, gathering it up somehow, then letting it go, then he would fling his arms up into the air, only to then go back to rapidly scooping up water. He constantly repeated this process. To the onlooker, it looked like madness. But the man that was watching over this child took photos, and amazingly, the photos actually captured images of water sculptures that the child was making. He was actually shaping the water into images – of dolphins and horses for example, and when he created a pleasing image, he would fling his arms back in happiness, then he repeated the process all over again.
Rather than seeing autistic children as damaged and in need of healing, Rupert believes they are very special, so special in fact that he calls them “Dreamweavers,” as Rowan’s condition led Rupert to achieve many of his dreams. Rupert’s views on stimming are that they are a method of creation, which are intentional. Either they clear energy – for example shaking hands around the middle clear energy channels within the child’s energy body, or they create a vibrational resonance, an energy, that is needed for some reason. Therefore, when a child arranges, say, sticks in a particular pattern, they are creating an energetic frequency, which either they themselves, their parents or the world at large needs for some reason.
Wow — how amazing is that?