|You cured you son's autism with food? How does that work? I have a mildly autistic son as well.
It's not quite as simple as changing the diet, although that was huge for Peter. It starts with the lyme disease. They are now connecting lyme disease to autism and other spectrum disorders. I had NO idea we all had lyme. Apparently I had it and passed it to each child during pregnancy. Only one child ended up with Asperger's. So...we worked on getting rid of Peter's lyme and other co-infections, and also clostridia, yeast, mycoplasmas, parasites, etc..... also on detoxing the heavy metals (pathogens hold onto metals....so you start by getting rid of the infections). The lyme and other infections weaken the immune system. These kids tend to have genetic mutations in their methylation cycle that prevents their bodies from turning glutamates into GABA. GABA is the calming chemical in your body. Glutamates are an exitorary. Normally excess glutamates turn into GABA, but Peter's body didn't do that. Too many glutamates excite the nerves to death, causing issues such as inflamation (everywhere, but also in the brain), and FOOD INTOLLERANCES. Gluten (wheat, rye, barley, oats) and casein (all products with milk protein -not just lactose) are VERY high in glutamates......so the body launches an "allergy" or an "intollerance" to these foods as it's way of saying "I don't need any more of those glutamates right now." You can usually see a HUGE difference by removing these foods. Other foods such as dyes, aspartame, etc... are also issues. Unfortunatly, the sensitivity is usually so severe that even one bite of these foods is enough to cause a reaction that could last for several days or even a week. Even the kids who don't show much improvement on the diet can benefit from avoiding the extra glutamates. The idea is to heal the whole body, since the infections and toxins do so much damage. It took us about 4 years to get Peter better. I wouldn't change a thing about how we did it. We were very lucky and got the best help from the beginning. I don't look at autism as a difference of personality. I look at it as an illness. If you look at the symptoms of Lyme neuroborreliosis, it is very similar to autism. It causes neurological damage among other things.
Okay..........sorry for getting so technical....but when you have a screaming child 24/7 you tend to get desperate (Peter was the extreme end of anger/rage issues). So, I have a few thousand hours of research behind me. If anyone wants any more info...I'm always glad to share.
By the way, the food issues can vary by child. Peter's blood test came back reactive to just about EVERY food on the test (200 different foods). Some kids are very sensitive to corn or soy or eggs...... However, a blood test is not always the best way to detect an intollerance to wheat and dairy. They are often negative (such was the case with Peter). There are better tests (stool celiac test, and urine peptide tests) that give more accurate results.