Three decades ago autism was rare. Today, it affects one in 91 American children. The most likely explanation for this epidemic of autism is the unreasonable number of immunizations forced upon our children during their first few months of life. Some of these kids simply cannot handle this toxic burden, and it damages their neurological, immune, and gastrointestinal systems. Symptoms of the autism spectrum disorder range from mild impairments in language, behavior, and/or social skills to near-complete social withdrawal and mental retardation in the most severe cases.
At the Whitaker Wellness Institute, we do not recommend drug therapy for autism. Stimulants, antidepressants, and antipsychotic medications—the most common classes of drugs used in conventional medicine—have never been approved for use in children with this condition. Furthermore, these drugs have very serious adverse effects. The good news is, there are far safer natural autism treatments available.
We offer several unique therapies for patients with autism.
Many affected individuals tend to have high levels of mercury and other toxins. Therefore, we test their blood levels of heavy metals and, if elevated, administer oral, topical, or intravenous chelation. Most autistic children exhibit progress in language, social interaction, and eye contact after being treated with chelation. It is also common for autistic children to have critically low levels of glutathione, a crucial antioxidant that also removes heavy metals from the body, so we boost glutathione stores with intravenous, oral, or topical preparations as well.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Another powerful autism treatment is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). During an HBOT treatment, the child sits in a pressurized chamber—usually with a parent—while breathing concentrated oxygen. This therapy, which has been used for decades with excellent results to treat brain injuries, infections, and autoimmune disorders, is showing great promise in the treatment of autism. In a recent study, the majority of individuals treated had significant advances in communication skills and overall health.
Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that “feeds back” information to the brain. This treatment allows patients with emotional and cognitive problems tochange brainwaves on a subconscious level in order to enhance health and well-being. Neurofeedback has been shown in hundreds of studies to be an effective therapy for autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other neurological conditions.
Many patients with autism respond well to a little-known yet highly effective prescription drug called low-dose naltrexone. When taken at bedtime, this safe, inexpensive medication dramatically enhances immune function. Although it is best studied for treating autoimmune disorders and cancer, it is also taken by thousands of autistic children. The majority of these kids respond remarkably well, with improvements in social interaction, eye contact, sleep, and ability to ward off colds and other infections.
Supplements Work Wonders
Nutritional supplements are also a big part of the Whitaker Wellness treatment protocol for autism. Deficiencies in vitamin D and other key nutrients are quite common in autistic children, and your doctor here at the clinic will prescribe a personalized supplement program designed to restore levels of critical vitamins and minerals. Targeted supplements to boost digestive and immune function will be recommended as well.
Most kids with autism have gastrointestinal problems such as leaky gut syndrome and imbalances in gut bacteria, which can lead to allergies that produce physical and behavioral symptoms. The physicians at the Whitaker Wellness Institute work with patients and their parents to identify and replace problematic foods.
Environmental allergens are also addressed. A hallmark of autism is an increased sensitivity to toxins and a reduced ability to eliminate them from the body. Ridding the child’s home and surroundings of toxic chemicals while, at the same time, boosting their immune and detoxification systems often results in dramatic improvements.
Click the link below to read about patients with autism who have been successfully treated at the Whitaker Wellness Institute.
One-Stop Shop for Wellness and Autism Treatment
Renowned physician, author, and speaker, Julian Whitaker, MD, opened the doors of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in 1979. Since then, our clinic has helped more than 45,000 patients overcome serious health challenges and get back on the road to healthy living. We’re proud to offer nearly two dozen safe, innovative, healing therapies under one roof—that’s more than any other facility in the northern hemisphere. Just think of us as your “one-stop shop for wellness.”
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