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|Protein + Lactose = Normal Development
Low protein + High Lactose = Autism
But protein malnutrition does not equal autism nor does lactose feeding equal autism. However,
Protein malnutrition + high-lactose feeding + (the unknown factor) = Autism
There has to be an unknown factor for this to occur, a combination of things that all relate to one another. The unknown factor can be found by testing these three variables. We have to review other information that we have on children with autism to give us the correct answer to the unknown factor.
A low-protein diet offsets a nitrogen balance to detoxify ammonia, whereas lactose feeding ferments bacteria. The only variable that could account for the unknown factor is ammonia. In autism, there are signs of ammonia detoxification, for example when GABA and nitric oxide are increased. So instead of developing overt ammonia toxicity, they are able to detoxify this excess ammonia. As encouraging as this sounds it still depletes cellular energy. Many parents can recall 'staring spells' as the first behavioral change in a child prior to autistic regression. This can be the first sign of increased blood ammonia.
Originally Posted by LaLa
Bean has gotten sick again after several short trips away from home.
This time (and all times since I wrote this), however, it is strictly diarrhea related and potty training related.
So, while these spouts of illnesses still occur (this one is going on 2 weeks)
In a nutshell, I will just keep trying to figure out what triggers the problems on travelling. I am open to suggestions and ideas on this as I do try to be very careful.
Originally Posted by LaLa
BUT I worry about her being in school when the time comes. I won't send her if she is going to be having accidents. Kids are just too mean about such things. I would homeschool if that were the case. Her bday falls just after the cut off so we have another full year to heal.
Originally Posted by JaneS
Donna Gates of The Body Ecology diet
has done a great deal of work with kids with ASD and just spoke at a DAN conference. Healing the gut has a lot to do with building back up the gut flora with homemade kefir and fermented vegetables that naturally repopulate the intestines. Fermented foods contain many times more probiotics than supplements and it's thought that ingesting the probiotics with their natural growth medium carries them into and colonizes the gut more effectively.
There's a Yahoo group, BEDROK for the Body Ecology diet and parents of ASD kids.
Lala, if you have mercury fillings and you ate a ton of tuna while pregnant, I really do think that could be a factor. Are you considering seeing a DAN doctor for mercury chelation?
I am very interested in this because I'm having my fillings replaced by a holistic dentist who works with ASD kids as well. My son, when his digestion was quite bad, exhibited some of these behaviors as well. And think our yeast issues have been (among other things) caused by mercury, as I have a number of fillings and they are old and chipped. Mercury in the body acts like an antibiotic, killing the good bacteria and causing yeast to grow as a protective measure.
It's hard to test "mercury poisoning" with accuracy though, I don't know what the DAN protocols are for testing. Dr. Rashid Buttar, who cured his son of autism through mercury chelation, has said that his son didn't start testing high until they began chelation and the metals started coming out of his son's body.
My understanding about the problems with vaccines and ASD is that it's not only the mercury thimerosal that is the problem, but the fact that you are injecting toxins into the bloodstream of an immunocompromised kid (most of your immune system is in the gut). So thimerosal free vax's might not be better depending on the child, but only "less bad".
Originally Posted by ernestholmes
Hey La la
very great your bean is holding up on the diet. I have an autistic child. She has been on GFCF for eleven months now. Her autism did not wane with the diet but it was enough to simple finally at long last stop the diarreah madness. she suffered so horribly from it for two years and now seems to get it only twice a month and I imagine it's some kind of cross contamination that's happening somehow. Lately she has had poops that would make a poop expert proud - just perfect.
She is a huge candida sufferer. After six months on Nystatin and Threelac I just gave her the first dose of Diflucan over the next 14 days- she will stay on on threelac the whole time and change to Nystatin for the following 90 days. the yeast just loves her gut and we have jumped hell and high water to try and kill it. I am sort of remotely hoping that once it's killed off, IF it's killed off, she will gain some non-autistic skills. Her body flailing is the hardest part right now. Also her speech just won't catch up to where she needs to be to fit in with her peers.
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