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post #21 of 32

I used it on myself several years ago for a few months for parasites...not sure if it worked for that but my hair and nails were lovely redface.gif  Seriously, I didn't notice much but I wasn't using it for behavioural issues.

post #22 of 32
What an odd thread on MDC of all places. I see it is old, but wanted to add that people on another board I'm on have reported good things with DE. Others are using mimosa pudica successfully to treat parasites. Treating parasites is helping lots of people with food allergies/intolerances and not just in the ASD community.

I'm firmly of the belief that autism is medical and I accept my son for exactly who he is. For him, autism means he is incredibly unhappy much of the time. Why I would want to accept that and not seek to change it is beyond my capacity to understand. When even the AAP Is now admitting the massive role treatable medical issues play in the group of symptoms so frequently labeled "autism," I'm surprised to hear people on MDC denying that. Autism isnt even close to being strictly genetic. There are hundreds of genes identified as playing a role in autism. Simply cutting dairy out of my son's diet eliminated our need to even see an OT. I'm not about to say therapy isn't helpful, but some comments made here are just not true.
post #23 of 32
Thread Starter 

APtoddlermama, thankyou for backing me up on this.    

post #24 of 32
No problem contactmaya. For me, I'd like to keep all the traits about my son that serve him well and alleviate the symptoms that cause him to be so uncomfortable in his own skin. To me, that doesn't mean I don't accept him. It means I want him to meet his full potential without being held back by his anxiety, OCD, apraxia, trouble sleeping, repetitive behaviors, etc.
post #25 of 32

I also wonder if those who see autism through the generations of their family tree may also have considered that previous generations were also likely reacting to toxins in the environment, heavy metal burdens, parasitic infections and food intolerances?  I don't dispute the possibility of genetic predisposition, but, those same relatives who were autistic may also be dealing with their own toxic and heavy metal overload.  So, can't BOTH be true? That there is a genetic predisposition and medical aspects to autism that need addressing?  Especially since heavy metals and toxins can be passed from mother to fetus.  Some biomedical autism folks speculate that those on the spectrum are less able to excrete heavy metals.  This predisposition can pass from one generation to the next not changing the underlying medical nature of the problem.  See what I mean?

 

The relative we see our son being most like, we also identify as likely on the spectrum.  His favorite foods to the exclusion of most others are bread and cheese and he has suffered from chronic sinus infections his whole life to the degree that he has no sense of smell.  I wonder what he would be like if he, as my son, ate a gluten and dairy free diet as a child and continued to eat it as an adult? 
 

post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by tri31 View Post

"If those things worked to cure autistic symptoms, we'd know it. They don't"

"There is no cure for spectrum disorders. This is not a belief, this is a fact"

These statements are great examples of cultural bias- the phenomenon of interpreting and judging phenomena by standards inherent to one's own culture. I disagree with the OP assertion that the medical community has concrete answers. In fact as the mother of a 16 year old with ADHD I would say little of the "professional" advice we have been given has offered any meaningful change in my sons ability to manage the expectations that the world has of him. As for the digestive issues, he definatley suffers. So much so, that he takes no meds at all at this point because his gut was always angry. He had serious (weekly) vomiting and diarrea and the doctor answer was pills to manage the pills. So we asked him if he wanted to stop and he has adjusted really well. His grades are better than ever. His depression over not being part of the pack hasn't improved. Most of his difficulties stem from the outside worlds view of what he should be, and the subsequent pain and self medicating (in his case gaming) that he does. What has worked wonders is changing "my" idea of what he should be like. So in that respect, I think we all agree that acceptance is key. As for beliefs, as a poor family forever struggling to get away from processed meats/foods, it seems that GMO is the ever present (from birth if you insist) vector in our families story. My daughter has Celiacs. My 60 year old mother has frontal tremporal lobe dementia. None of these impacts come with the luxury of a cause!The same doctors that want to tell me that they don't know why they are seeing _____ also want to tell me they have everything worked out so just read these pamphelets? I don't need anymore data to tell me there is something gone wrong, and the doctors laugh when I ask if _____ may help. I don't have all the answers but I am not arrogant enough to assert that no culture anywhere could. Seems like maybe our "designed for the landfill economy" is having an impact on our health, we have potential pathogens in all aspects of our lives and yet the official medical opinion remains in lock step with economic will.   

My son has been healed from an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.
post #27 of 32
Thread Starter 

That is wonderful to hear. Do you mind sharing what you believe to have cured your child?

post #28 of 32
If you are looking for something to remove toxic metals, particularly from the brain, you might want to look into Frequent Dose Chelation, which is low dose, oral chelation using alpha lipoic acid. Must be done correctly, but you can do it yourself.

For further reading into this method here are the two books:
http://noamalgam.com/
http://www.noamalgam.com/hairtestbook.html

There is a yahoo support group for further information and support.
post #29 of 32

Wow....  There is some awful bitterness in Erin here.  Listen autism is a neurological disorder ....Absolutely 

but let me share my story.

 

When my severely autistic son was born, every "specialist" every "neurologist" every professional told me he would do nothing aside from sit in a chair.  They told me he would never walk talk potty train run or communicate.

 

My son is now 19 he walks he works electronics he is potty trained  he has use of his hands. He runs he does not talk.  He does however communicate.

 

Thats a product of eastern and western medicine.  No one structure knows every last thing. Autism is an every changing every growing thing to which seems different in every child that it affects.  In no way do we change that by casting aspersions on one another and not sharing our own experiences.

 

Now I believe the woman asked about our experiences with DE.  I mix De with water and use it on his face as a paste.  I leave it on for two minutes and then wash it off daily.  Tim has had severe acne that the doctors have not been able to control with everything they have from 500 creams to antibiotics.  The De paste has it almost healed.  The DE does not make him walk talk or turn cartwheels but it does make him immediately calmer.  I mix it with nesquick and milk.  Timothy can be self injurious and after a dose of Diotamaceous Earth he seems to lack that need to hurt himself. So far after a month that has been my experience.

post #30 of 32

Amen AptMama seeking to alleviate or help my child certainly doesent mean I dont accept my son.

post #31 of 32
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by beccahsfth View Post
 

Wow....  There is some awful bitterness in Erin here.  Listen autism is a neurological disorder ....Absolutely 

but let me share my story.

 

When my severely autistic son was born, every "specialist" every "neurologist" every professional told me he would do nothing aside from sit in a chair.  They told me he would never walk talk potty train run or communicate.

 

My son is now 19 he walks he works electronics he is potty trained  he has use of his hands. He runs he does not talk.  He does however communicate.

 

Thats a product of eastern and western medicine.  No one structure knows every last thing. Autism is an every changing every growing thing to which seems different in every child that it affects.  In no way do we change that by casting aspersions on one another and not sharing our own experiences.

 

Now I believe the woman asked about our experiences with DE.  I mix De with water and use it on his face as a paste.  I leave it on for two minutes and then wash it off daily.  Tim has had severe acne that the doctors have not been able to control with everything they have from 500 creams to antibiotics.  The De paste has it almost healed.  The DE does not make him walk talk or turn cartwheels but it does make him immediately calmer.  I mix it with nesquick and milk.  Timothy can be self injurious and after a dose of Diotamaceous Earth he seems to lack that need to hurt himself. So far after a month that has been my experience.

This is really helpful, thanks for sharing your experience.

post #32 of 32

I found this thread so interesting. We've used DE in treating our animals,and I knew it was safe for human consumption but just had never thought of trying it. In regards to some of the discussion throughout the comments I just wanted to add: I don't ever seek ways to get rid of or 'cure" my childs ASD,but you'd better believe if there are things I can do to help ease the difficulty for HIM,of course I will. We live in an area where services(therapies,etc) are shotty at best. We unschool and try very hard to keep a stimulative environment for our boys(1w/ ASD,2 w/ D syndrome) but we also use vitamins and supplements that do help to lessen some of the common effects RE to ASD(melatonin,niacin, magnesium etc)

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