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  • Camel’s milk is newer knowledge to the general public. I did not use it with my son because it wasn’t around then, or I didn’t know about it yet. I listened to a lecture when I was recently at the Autism One conference from Barry Smeltzer, who specializes in this field.

    Camels’ milk should be used along with the help of a trained physician. It is used like medicine, as in only a few drops or teaspoons to begin. It may over stimulate the immune system if used to heavily and too quickly. The probiotic strains can that cause similar changes and increasing the benefits are similar to increasing any good bacteria and giving quality probiotics. Too much will cause die off reactions.

    Camel’s milk does not have the same beta-casein structure as bovine milk, so it does not cause the same reactions as casein. This means it should be tolerated by most who are sensitive to casein, (the protein in cow’s milk). As with anything new, always muscle test first to be sure your child’s body is accepting of it and to know what dosage to begin with.

    Click here for a free video tutorial of muscle testing.

    Some of the benefits of Camel’s milk he noted are:

    It contains good fats
    It contains probiotics that inhibit pathogenic bacteria and increase immunoglobulin
    It heals the mucosal matrix
    It prevents adhesions (as in leaky gut adhesions)
    It has 3 times the amount of vitamin C than dairy
    It has more minerals than bovine milk and higher protein
    It has two times more antibodies than breast milk with smaller molecules to help cross the gut/brain barrier

    Symptom changes noted from Camel’s milk:

    may reverse allergies for people with cow’s milk allergies
    may increase words and speech
    help to balance the GI tract
    calmer moods
    weight gain
    reduces acid reflux
    increases empathy

    It is challenging to get quality Camels milk now. They only have a small herd to supply a large demand. They are working on increasing this, but it will take time. If you do purchase some be sure it is grass fed, was low heat pasteurized (not high heat which kills the probiotics and many of the benefits), should be at least, flash pasteurized, not raw, and it should not be a powdered source because the water used to make the powder form is often not pure, has toxins, and may be sprayed with chemicals.To find camels milk near you just google your country name along with the words “camels milk”. There is a quality company in Colorado in the U.S. that will ship it frozen to you. They are TheCamelMilkCo.com. Tell them I sent you.

    Children on the autism spectrum also have co-infections, or co-morbid symptoms, such as mold biotoxins, lyme disease, and compromised immune systems. These all effect the gut and their overall health, especially since 70-80% of the immune system is in the gut. These comorbid infections also cause gut issues and make our kids sick and can be the reason your child does not get better.

    Learn how Camel’s milk can assist in helping kids with autism spectrum disorders and what the indications for it can be in my radio show interview with Dr. Jodie Dashore (show #43). We also discuss camels milk in (show #37).

    Dr. Jodie Dashore is co-founder on the advisory board of the International Forum for camel’s medicine (IFCAM). Dr. Dashore’s website is Bionexushealth.com.

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  • What role does food play in overall autism recovery? You may have heard of the staple gluten free/casein free diet (GF/CF), but there’s much more to it than that. Food and nutrition matter greatly for those with autism and in overall autism recovery. The definition of recovery is to regain health! Food is medicine that helps us regain and keep our health. Please listen to my radio show interview (show #36), with Julie Matthews, author of Nourishing Hope for Autism Recovery.In show #36 we answer the questions: 1) Why does food matter for autism? 2) How does a parent get started with this approach of following a special diet?3) What factors most influence one’s effectiveness and success, (i.e roadblocks to avoid and tips for success)?4) What are some reasons behind picky eating, and some approached to help break through? Note: show #36 will be in the show archives about 48 hours after the show airs live, (aired live April 9th).For those already doing something with diet/nutrition: 1) How do you know when it’s time to further refine/change one’s diet approach, (beyond the “starter” GFCF or GAPS)?2) What other food factors does one need to know about and consider? Let’s talk about Salicylates, Oxalates, Phenols and other things we’ve been hearing about with these diets. Julie Matthews BIO:

    Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and published nutrition researcher specializing in complex neurological conditions, particularly autism spectrum disorders. She’s the author of an award-winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, and co-author of a comprehensive study proving the efficacy of nutrition and dietary intervention for autism – published in the peer-reviewed journal, Nutrients. Julie’s approach stems from her 17 years of clinical experience with autism and addresses the BioIndividual Nutrition® needs of each person. Using autism as a model for addressing complex chronic disease, her methodology helps practitioners specializing in varied disorders improve the health and healing of their clients through strategic therapeutic diet intervention. She has a private nutrition practice in San Francisco, California, and supports families and clinicians from around the world with her learning tools and professional training courses. Visit http://NourishingHope.com.

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  • Genetic disorders are known to be affected by environmental factors. These mutations, or variations, can be caused by various environmental factors. Genetic susceptibilities are more common today due to increasing toxic insult in our environment. Less than five percent of humans have genetic defects at birth.

    Genetic SNP’s or “snips” make the enzymes necessary for the genes to work properly. These enzymes can be blocked by toxins such as:

    Heavy metals including mercury and leadChemicals in and around our homes and pesticides such as glyphosate that are sprayed in our yards as a weed killer and on our food crops. Glyphosate is a chemical found in the weed killer known as Round-up. It is also sprayed on food crops to dry them out when ready to harvest. We then ingest these extremely harmful chemicals.Electromagnetic field radiation (EMF’s)

    When our genes cannot function properly their pathways become disrupted and multiple health and behavioral symptoms arise. This usually begins with an inflammatory response in the body which then can be seen as anxiety, sleep disruption, aggressive behaviors and much more. We often don’t realize why our kids are acting out or feel so sick but these genetic blocks are usually at the core of the problem.

    Learn how various foods and environmental toxins can affect your child’s health and behaviors in my radio show interview with Dr. Bob Miller, specialist in functional genomics. Learn how genetic function is affected by the environment and what nutritional needs there are for those with specific genetic variants. Please listen to radio show #35, Symptoms of Genetic Disorders Caused By Environmental Factors.

    Bob Miller is a Traditional Naturopath specializing in the field of genetic-specific nutrition. He earned his naturopathic degree from Trinity School of Natural Health and is board certified through the ANMA. In 1993, he opened the Tree of Life practice and he has served as a traditional naturopath for 25 years. For the past several years, he has been engaged exclusively with nutritional genetic variants and related research, specializing in nutritional support for those with chronic Lyme disease.

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  • In this interview with Dr. Jodie Dashore we dive deep into the comorbid symptoms of autism. These are the common, but commonly mis-diagnosed, and undetected additional illnesses that can prevent our children from gaining recovery from autism. Please listen to this very informative interview.

    Dr. Dashore is highly specialized in the German biological and holistic treatment of children with Autism comorbid with tick-borne diseases, mold and biotoxin illness. She uses cutting- edge technology with all natural methodology. Dr Dashore designs highly individualized genetic-based biological protocols to help children with ASD achieve their full potential. See below for further details on Dr. Dashore’s background.

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  • Welcome to part 3 of the 3-part podcast series on help with school (see links below to the other two).

    In this podcast, watch and learn the tools necessary for parents and educators alike to achieve the optimum results with children, and all relationships, through positive communication. This podcast helps us to understand and learn how we can empower children and receive peaceful and optimum outcomes in all areas of life.

    Having close to 50 years experience working in the educational system, Dr. Marvin Marshall shows how to have young people influence themselves to become more responsible by implementing three practices and by using the Raise Responsibility System. By showing how to promote responsibility—rather than aiming at obedience—you become more effective, improve relationships, promote responsibility, and reduce stress for all family members.

    Dr. Marshall shows parents, grandparents, foster parents, and anyone working with young people how to reduce stress and have young people WANT to do what adults would like them to do. His approach is unique because it is totally non coercive, yet not permissive. People who use his unique approach reduce stress for all involved and continually find working with young people a joy. Disagreements are easily handled, impulsive behavior is eliminated, and conflicts even between siblings are significantly reduced.

    Also listen to my radio show interview with Dr. Marshall. It’s show #33.

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  • Let’s talk about some genetic SNP’s that are associated and supported in recovering autism. Single nucleotide polymorphisms, often referred to as SNPs (pronounced “snips”) are basic genetic variations in people. Respectively, in a DNA sequence. There are thousands of genes associated with AUTISM and all of them have been randomized out in clinical trials which tells us that autism is largely environmental! However, even though our genes do not define us, they can guide our way toward healing.

    Genetic susceptibilities come from trauma, both physical, emotional, and from toxic insult. Less than five percent of humans have genetic defects at birth.

    Some favorite SNP’s that can be associated and supported in recovering autism:MTHFR

    It is estimated that 98% of people with autism have the MTHFR gene snip. MTHFR or methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene (methyl-ene-tetra-hydro-folate-reductase), when working properly, produces the MTHFR enzyme, MTHFR (5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase). However, if the gene is mutated it will not be able to make important compounds such as protein, and it disrupts the methylation cycle, otherwise known as detoxification. MTHFR gene mutation also disrupts the body’s ability to make the master antioxidant, glutathione. When the body cannot detoxify properly the toxins build up in the body and cause a myriad of health problems. MTHFR is also responsible for creating the process of converting the amino acid homocysteine to methionine. Methionine is the amino acid our body uses to make proteins.

    With the MTHFR mutation metabolic issues are common, and so is the deficiency of folate, vitamin Methyl B12 , (vital for proper function of many things including methylation, digestion and food absorption), and pyridoxine (vitamin B6, for brain function and coping with stress), or mutations of related enzymes. Folate is natural and comes from food sources such as green vegetables, beans and other whole plant foods. It is responsible for synthesizing DNA, making red blood cells, transporting oxygen, and supports the functioning of our nervous and cardiovascular systems. Adequate B vitamins, including folate are also necessary for proper cognitive function.

    Folic acid is synthetic and commonly in multivitamins and fortified foods. This can cause excess to build in the body. The body has a limited ability to convert folic acid to folate. Too much folic acid can affect gene expression, may reduce immune system function, and exacerbate vitamin B12 deficiency. It is critical to make sure to check your multivitamin, because most will contain folic acid and not folate.

    With the MTHFR mutation it is important to reduce inflammatory foods from the diet such as gluten, dairy, processed carbohydrates and sugars. detoxification and the use of toxin binders can be very helpful.

    Common health issues related to a disruption in the MTHFR gene are:

    Food allergiesInflammationAlzheimer’sCardiovascular problemsADD/ADHDthyroid issuesChronic fatigueEczemaInfertilityDrug sensitivitiesTactile sensitivity

    A couple of physical signs to look for that refer to MTHFR are:

    A sacral dimple. This would be on the top and center of the gluteal fold.A blue line in between the eyebrows.Tongue tie COMT

    COMT stands for Catechol-O-methyltransferase and is an enzyme that breaks down hormones secreted by the adrenal glands to help us stay calm and handle stress. They are in a category of chemicals called catecholamines which are also neurotransmitters, or brain messengers, such as dopamine (our feel good chemical), epinephrine (also known as adrenaline), and norepinephrine (a stress hormone and a neurotransmitter).

    COMT deactivates these neurotransmitters in a process that uses S-adenosyl methionine, or SAMe. SAMe assists with many things including motivation. SAMe is part of the methionine cycle which needs the help of the MTHFR enzyme to complete these chemical processes. Therefore, MTHFR and COMT are both needed. A mutation in either one of these genes causes a disruption in the physical and emotional effects of the individual.

    Supplements that can be helpful:

    Magnesium is required for proper COMT function.Vitamin B6 is a cofactor to the COMT enzyme, so it can be helpful in its ability to be properly activated, but it must be added in slowly to avoid reactions..

    Studies show “Catecholaminergic systems are involved in the regulation of aggressive behavior”.

    (Catecholamines and aggression: the role of COMT and MAO polymorphisms.)

    PON 1

    The PON 1 gene relates to how our body’s metabolize organophosphates. It also relates to the susceptibility of vaccine reactions.

    Histamine Sensitivity (DAO)

    Histamines are released by the digestive tract and the brain. When the DAO enzymes are mutated then it is difficult to remove histamine. Histamine reactions come from the body having an allergic reaction. The body sees a food as an allergy when the immune system gets triggered to release histamine. Common symptoms are hives, extreme mood changes, poor sleep, Common causes are related to leaky gut and the MTHFR gene mutation. This can happen when an ill gut blocks methylation (MTHFR).

    For SNP’s and autism health to become balanced it is crucial to heal the gut and regulate a proper diet, and avoid specific foods beginning with a food guide.

    In Summary

    The SNP’s or snips, MTHFR , COMT, MAO, and histamines can contribute or be the cause of both physical and behavioral issues such as manic or depressive behaviors, pain disorders, aggression, anxiety, poor sleep, food allergies, inflammation, and much more. By working with a supportive diet and natural supplementation we can improve these symptoms and the health and behavioral symptoms of autism. Diet is exceptionally important and the gut must be healed properly.

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  • Please listen to this informative interview on electromagnetic field radiation (EMR)and how it can affect your health. This interview is with Peter Sullivan, the founder and CEO of Clear Light Ventures, Inc., and an environmental health founder who focuses on toxins and wireless safety. He has spent the last 15 years successfully recovering his two sons from autism and sensory issues.

    There are many health dangers involved with electromagnetic field radiation. It is known to shut down cells, their membranes, and their channels. Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) can easily penetrate brain tissue, and children absorb twice as much as an adult (Wang and Fugiwara, March 2003). The growth of beneficial gut bacteria is much slower in the presence of EMR. EMR is also a common reason for anxiety and sleep disruption. Please listen to these interviews to become fully informed about what electromagnetic field radiation can do to your health and how you can protect yourself and your family.

    Ways to reduce the harmful effects of electromagnetic field radiation

    Turn off your wifi at night to help reduce the EMF pollution to your body while you sleep. A stetzer meter can help gauge the EMF of the devices in your home. Cell chips and home device plug-ins can be purchased to help reduce the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation. For the best devices to protect yourself and your family from EMF’s please read here.

    Peter Sullivan’s Biography

    Peter Sullivan is the founder and CEO of Clear Light Ventures, Inc., as well as an environmental health funder who focuses on toxins and wireless safety. He has spent the last 15 years successfully recovering his two sons from autism and sensory issues and recovered from his own environmental health issues. Peter’s work on detoxification and EMF (electromagnetic fields) have been featured in the book Toxin Toxout, the book The Out of Sync Child Grows Up, Mother Jones magazine, Paleo Magazine, and CNN’s Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man. He is an executive producer of the documentary “Generation Zapped”, about the health effects of wireless, and co-executive producer of the film “The Devil We Know” about Teflon pollution. Peter serves as a board advisor to Pure Earth (pollution.org), and the International Institute for Building-Biology Ecology. Previously, he worked as a software designer, making software easier to use at Netflix, Inc., Interwoven, Inc., Excite@Home, and Silicon Graphics. He also served as an Executive Officer and pilot in the United States Navy. He has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Detroit and an M.S. in computer science from Stanford University.

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  • PANDAS or PANS is an acronym that stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. In 2010, PANDAS became PANS, which is the current proper term for it, so you may hear both.

    The onset of PANS symptoms come often after a Streptococcal infection, also called Strep. After Strep. they may get tonsillitis. The onset can also be seen after an insult to the immune system that may trigger inflammation. It is known to become apparent after the H1N1 influenza vaccination which increases its likelihood. Genetically, those with mitochondrial deficiency are also more susceptible. Also look for excessive fatigue. They may even have mononucleosis (mono). Other infections that are known to trigger PANS can be Lyme disease, and Epstein Barr virus, which is what causes mononucleosis. We commonly may see mycoplasma infections such as a sore throat, or a respiratory infection. To add to the uncertainties, there may not always be symptoms of infections prior to the noting of the onset of the symptoms of PANS.

    Parents may notice a sudden onset of symptoms such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), or tiks. Tiks can be motor tiks where their body jerks rapidly, (not wiggling), or vocal tiks. Additional symptoms include separation anxiety, a decline in school such as in their reading and math abilities, simplified language, baby talk, bed wetting, and increased urination, aggression, and anxiety with stress. Only about on to two percent of children get PANS, but the percentage seems to be increasing.

    PANS predisposes one to the symptoms of autism. Autism being a co diagnosis. Instead of a fever their brain will be effected, and thus, their psychology. PANS effects the immune system which is commonly weak in those with autism, so they are a higher percentage.

    The onset of PANS is most common among children between the ages of three and eleven. It is noticed more around the age of seven or eight years old because of violent stimming. From ages three to five there may just be hyperactivity. Under the age of three it mimics the symptoms of autism.

    Testing for PANS

    Testing in either the early or late phase of PANS is best known through the Cunningham Test from Molecular Labs. This test identifies the antibodies associated with this disorder. Blood tests identify the illness and looks for triggers. Genetic testing is also helpful. Noted testing is done through CRISPR/Cas9, 23andme.com, MECP2. and Dr. Amy Yasko.

    Treatment for PANS

    Boosting the immune system and treating infections with the right diet that also reduces inflammation is essential, (see free workshop for more on diet). The goal is to keep the child stable. When going in for any vaccination ibuprofen and high doses of vitamin C can be used before and after to alter the fever response pathways. In late phase, it becomes and autoimmune issue which requires stronger treatment for it. Camels’ milk has been known to be helpful in treating the immune responses associated with PANS and Lyme also.

    PANS Resources

    Karen’s live radio show interview with PANS expert, Dr. Rosario Trifiletti, show # 27.

    PANS specialist, Dr. Rosario Trifiletti’s website, PandasInstitute.org

    Karen’s live radio show interview with Dr. Jodie Dashore on the co-morbid symptoms of autism including PANS triggered by mold, show #30

    PANDASnetwork.org (a support website for parents)

    National Institute for Mental Health

    Click Here for more details.

  • Low dose immunotherapy (LDI) has become increasingly popular in the area of autism because it is known to reduce the inflammatory responses in the body and restore balance to the immune system. It works with the infections in the body. LDI has become recognized for its ability to provide relief from symptoms and improving the health of people with multiple areas of disease and chronic illness such as Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and more.Originally used to offer relief from allergies, it can also be referred to as low dose allergen therapy or LDA. LDI is often used along with LDA.

    Autoimmune issues can be created by the harmful toxins released by bacteria in the G.I. tract. Children with autism are well known to have an ill gut. There is a direct gut to brain connection, so if the gut has inflammation, so does the brain. The immune system can be triggered by many things such as toxins from bad bacteria, heavy metals, or undigested food particles leaking through the gut lining. These toxins and foods become sources of an allergic response that creates a cascade of inflammation throughout the body, and in the brain.

    LDI helps to reduce these immune responses by training the immune system to stop over-reacting, and therefore, helping to desensitize the system to acquired allergies. Please listen to the full interview with Dr. Karima Hirani on low dose immunotherapy and learn how it can help improve the overall health of you and your child.

    I have interviewed Dr. Karima Hirani for my live weekly radio show on the topic of low dose immunotherapy. You can listen to it HERE. It is show #29.

    Further Resources

    Karen’s muscle testing tutorial video

    Herxheimer or Die off reactions

    Natural Allergy Elimination here.

    Dr. Ty Vincent’s Youtube video explaining what LDI can treat

    Free Online Autism Recovery Workshop

    Join my Free Autism Recovery Workshop, The 4 Stages to Naturally Recover from the Symptoms of Autism. Stage 1: Healing the gut, Stage 2: Natural heavy metal detoxification, Stage 3: Clearing the Co-infections, Stage 4: Brain support and repair. Reserve your online seat here.

    Dr. Karima Hirani, MD, MPH

    Dr. Karima Hirani is an expert in Low Dose Immunotherapy. She graduated from USC Medical school in 1993. She has a Masters in Nutrition from the school of public health at UCLA, and she is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Hirani has been a functional medicine doctor practicing as a DAN and MAPS doctor for over 10 years. DAN stands for Defeat Autism Now. MAPS stands for Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs. She integrates a natural approach to conventional medicine, including natural alternatives to prescription drugs, vitamin and nutrient supplements as well as nutritional advice. Although her main focus is prevention, she specializes in chronic illness.

    Learn more about Dr. Hirani at, www.drhirani.com

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  • Of all factors, genetics play the most important role. Genes are basically just DNA blueprints. They are a pre-set program, but can be effected by the environment. What changes or mutates a gene is the signal it receives. Three reasons for signaling defects are:

    1. Trauma (physical): via the nervous system. It impairs brain signals to proteins.

    2. Toxins (environmental): chemicals interfere with signals to proteins.

    3. Mind (emotional): Incorrect signals are sent at erroneous times and create dysfunction and disease.

    Less than five percent of humans have genetic defects at birth. Ninety-five percent of defects are from incorrect signals. The outer coating of the cell is the “brain” of the cell, or the cell membrane. Genes are controlled by proteins within the cell. Protein is engaged by signals. The cell membrane can be permeated by one of the three signaling defects noted above and the protein portion of the cell can be disrupted. When the protein is disrupted it creates dysfunction or disease.

    The proteins in cells collect their blueprints from DNA. Genes serve no other function than to store and pass on blueprints. It is now known that the genes we get from our parents can be altered by our environment, a phenomenon known as epigenetics. Even more interesting is that these alterations can be passed on to the next generation. (Reprogramming of Genome Function Through Epigenetic Inheritance; Surani, M. Azim; Nature, Volume 414, Issue 6859, Pp.122-128 92001); 11/2001; Nature; 2001 natur.414.122s.)

    Genes lie dormant until a trigger signals its protein receptor and engages it causing either a positive or a negative reaction. If autism, ADHD, pervasive developmental disorder, seizures, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 diabetes, asthma, and bowel disorders were not occurring in epidemic proportions 50 years ago, then what has changed? There appears to be a correlation with an increased number of vaccinations.

    For religious reasons, the Amish choose not to vaccinate, and their children have virtually none of the developmental or behavioral issues that the children of our modern society do. Is this merely coincidence? If it were environmental, as in electromagnetic field pollution and toxins in the air we breathe, it would be intelligent to believe that some of their children would be affected, but why none? One separating factor is that they do not vaccinate.

    It is important to always make informed decisions based on information you collect from multiple valid sources. Not just one source.

    More Autism Resources on Genetics

    For more on genetics refer to Naturally Recovering Autism: The Complete Step-By-Step Resource Handbook for Parents.

    Karen’s live radio show interview with Dr. Kendra Becker-Musante on Genetic Snips and Autism Susceptibility, show #28

    Dr. Kendra Becker-Musante’s website: DrKendraBecker.com

    Also see Methylation and B12 (Podcast)

    Natural Allergy Elimination (Podcast)

    PANS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Syndrome)

    Click Here for more details.

  • PANDAS or PANS is an acronym that stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. In 2010, PANDAS became PANS, which is the current proper term for it, so you may hear both.

    The onset of PANS symptoms come often after a Streptococcal infection, also called Strep. After Strep. they may get tonsillitis. The onset can also be seen after an insult to the immune system that may trigger inflammation. It is known to become apparent after the H1N1 influenza vaccination which increases its likelihood. Genetically, those with mitochondrial deficiency are also more susceptible. Also look for excessive fatigue. They may even have mononucleosis (mono). Other infections that are known to trigger PANS can be Lyme disease, and Epstein Barr virus, which is what causes mononucleosis. We commonly may see mycoplasma infections such as a sore throat, or a respiratory infection. To add to the uncertainties, there may not always be symptoms of infections prior to the noting of the onset of the symptoms of PANS.

    Parents may notice a sudden onset of symptoms such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), or tiks. Tiks can be motor tiks where their body jerks rapidly, (not wiggling), or vocal tiks. Additional symptoms include separation anxiety, a decline in school such as in their reading and math abilities, simplified language, baby talk, bed wetting, and increased urination, aggression, and anxiety with stress. Only about on to two percent of children get PANS, but the percentage seems to be increasing.

    PANS predisposes one to the symptoms of autism. Autism being a co diagnosis. Instead of a fever their brain will be effected, and thus, their psychology. PANS effects the immune system which is commonly weak in those with autism, so they are a higher percentage.

    The onset of PANS is most common among children between the ages of three and eleven. It is noticed more around the age of seven or eight years old because of violent stimming. From ages three to five there may just be hyperactivity. Under the age of three it mimics the symptoms of autism.

    Testing for PANS

    Testing in either the early or late phase of PANS is best known through the Cunningham Test from Molecular Labs. This test identifies the antibodies associated with this disorder. Blood tests identify the illness and looks for triggers. Genetic testing is also helpful. Noted testing is done through CRISPR/Cas9, 23andme.com, MECP2. and Dr. Amy Yasko.

    Treatment for PANS

    Boosting the immune system and treating infections with the right diet that also reduces inflammation is essential, (see free workshop for more on diet). The goal is to keep the child stable. When going in for any vaccination ibuprofen and high doses of vitamin C can be used before and after to alter the fever response pathways. In late phase, it becomes and autoimmune issue which requires stronger treatment for it. Camels’ milk has been known to be helpful in treating the immune responses associated with PANS and Lyme also.

    PANS Resources

    Karen’s live radio show interview with PANS expert, Dr. Rosario Trifiletti, show # 27.

    PANS specialist, Dr. Rosario Trifiletti’s website, PandasInstitute.org

    Karen’s live radio show interview with Dr. Jodie Dashore on the co-morbid symptoms of autism including PANS triggered by mold, show #30

    PANDASnetwork.org (a support website for parents)

    National Institute for Mental Health

    Click Here for more details.

  • One of the most important alternative techniques I have found for my children and myself has been natural allergy elimination or desensitization. It is a natural way to stop the immune system from over reacting to substances in both its internal environment and the external environment. Millions of people suffer from environmental and food allergies but do not realize all of the culprits causing them harm. This is extremely common in children on the autism spectrum or those with learning or behavioral challenges. The reaction to an allergen may not appear for up to 72 hours (three full days) after exposure. This can make it nearly impossible to determine what has triggered the response.

    Natural allergy elimination treatment combines kinesiology, homeopathy and acupressure to determine which allergens you are sensitive to. This technique can be done on an individual of any age. The first appointment is about an hour and is used for assessment. The skilled practitioner will test your body’s immune response by muscle testing or computerized testing as the patient contacts vials of homeopathic tinctures corresponding to serums that contain potential allergens.

    Sensitivity levels are gauged from one to ten. These serums cover every base from foods, chemicals, various toxins, pollens, barometric pressure, electromagnetic fields, to your own animals’ hair, supplements, medications and much more. Supplements, medications, dust or animal samples from your own home can be brought in for assessment and treatment too.

    Once the allergens are found future sessions are scheduled for about thirty minutes. During treatment the patient holds onto or touches the vial with the homeopathic allergen in it. The vial can also be laid on top of a person or put into their sock to hold it against the body. While they are in contact with the vial the practitioner gently stimulates specific acupressure points along the spine to stimulate the central nervous system. Then acupressure points are stimulated on the arms and legs to open the rest of the meridians through the body. This opens the energy flow and allows the energy from the vials to flow through the body so the body now recognizes that energy as safe.

    Once this is complete the patient rests for fifteen minutes while in contact with the homeopathic vial containing the allergen. After the treatment is over the patient must stay out of contact with the allergen for a specific amount of time (see below). Once complete the body sees the energy of the molecule, but now knows it is safe and stays calm. It changes the old patterns of defense.

    It is always a good idea to go in for a quick re-test to be sure the allergen has cleared. This can happen the next day or the next week but it is wise to be sure the treatment worked properly on your body. Ninety eight percent of the time a single treatment for an allergen works.

    Afterwards highly restricted diets are often no longer necessary. Once you are desensitized you can now eat or use those products, but do so with some discretion. My own daughter could not eat gluten with out severe stomach aches prior to being desensitized. She now can eat gluten without any problem unless she really overindulges. Even then the reactions are mild compared to what they used to be. Remember that dairy and gluten are not healthy foods as they may once have been. Through bioengineering they are no longer good for anyone, especially in large amounts.

    The body will let you know if you have had too much of something through symptoms. Do not worry. This will not undo the treatment it just lets you know your level of tolerance. This is very individualized.

    The allergy elimination technique has gone through three generations. All are still available today. I will explain some important differences.

    1. The first generation was developed by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad. It is known commonly as N.A.E.T therapy. This acronym comes from Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique. N.A.E.T. can only desensitize an individual for one allergen per appointment. If only one, two, or three allergens show up then this is fine. The downside of this is that commonly ten, twenty or more allergens show up so it can take many more appointments which mean more time and more money. The patient also needs to stay out of contact with the allergen for 24 hours after the treatment. This said, N.A.E.T does work well and my family has had great success with it, but additional options do exist. Practitioners are easy to find as many have been trained over the years. To find one near you go to https://www.naet.com.

    2. The second generation was developed by one of Dr. Nambudripad’s students, Ellen Cutler. Dr. Cutler developed a refined program she calls BioSET. It is a combination of organ detoxification, enzyme therapy and allergy desensitization. Muscle testing and homeopathic vials are not commonly used to identify allergens in BioSET. Instead computer software is used to detect potential allergens to the system. As the patient holds onto a small metal rod their energies become connected with the computer program. Thousands of allergens have been programmed into the system. The practitioner uses a small probe on the palm of the hand to connect with the computer software system.

    Once the allergens are found the same acupressure points along the spine are stimulated. An additional benefit to this method is that multiple allergens can be desensitized in one treatment which is more time and cost effective. The amount of time one stays away from the allergen after treatment varies per individual. For some it may be a few hours, but for others it may need to be closer to 24 hours. For a BioSET practitioner near you go to, drellencutler.com, and look under “BioSET system,” or call (415)384-0200.

    3. The third generation is called Sensitivity Reduction Technique (SRI). It was developed by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny who is one of the countries most knowledgeable and outspoken physicians regarding vaccines and the right to refuse them. She has developed additional attributes to allergy desensitization, tenpennyimc.com.

    Sensitivity reduction technique, (SRI), uses muscle testing and homeopathic vials, but has the additional benefit of using Chinese energy medicine balancing vials. It is giving the body a new template. After the immune system has been told to stop doing what it has been incorrectly doing it needs to be re-directed to something it is supposed to do instead. It is like telling a child not to do something. They need to be given an action they can do or they may begin doing something else they are not supposed to.

    SRI is capable of desensitizing multiple allergen groups in one treatment. Usually a total of only one to six treatments are needed. Allergens can be done in groups and are done in a specific order called foundations. Foundations of the body build upon one another, so they must be done in order.

    1. Foundation one is for the immune system. It includes things in our internal environment that are always with us and we cannot get rid of. These include blood, lymph, urine, saliva, glandular secretions, the immune system, and the central nervous system.
    2. Foundation two is phenol compounds. These include things we are surrounded by and cannot get away from permanently. The main exposure comes from petroleum products, mostly plastics.
    3. Foundation three are the molecules that make up our nutrition such as proteins, fats, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Once these are addressed we will see more of the benefits of nutrients ingested.

    Three hours is all that is needed after this treatment to stay away from all foods and potential allergens. This is a very short time in consideration to these types of treatments. Due to deprogramming old cellular memory after three hours the system knows the proper way to handle the energy from any of the treated allergens.

    Many years before his SRI treatments my son had been desensitized from gluten by our N.A.E.T. practitioner. When tested now he is still clear, but tested positive, or allergic, to white flour. They seem so similar but have a different molecular make-up. Although green food coloring had come up years before now red coloring tested positive. It was the SRI treatment that picked up that my son’s body was not processing essential fatty acids.

    In studies of patients treated through SRI, 87 percent were still completely allergy free five years later.

    Thank you for being proactive in your own health and the health of your child. Please pass this information and this website onto friends and loved ones whom you feel it could help.

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  • The Methylation Cycle

    Methylation is a type of gene expression. There are hundreds of different methylation reactions in the body. Most commonly noted is its role in the body’s ability to detoxify. Eighty five to ninety percent of people with autism are known to have reduced methylation. Methylation is required to produce glutathione.

    When there is heavy toxic burden on the liver it has a strong demand for the body’s master antioxidant glutathione. When glutathione level drops low enough, the sulfur metabolism becomes disrupted. The methylation cycle (part of the sulfur metabolism, or detoxification) can become partially blocked and deplete some or all of several important sulfur containing metabolites including S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAMe), cysteine, glutathione, taurine, and sulfate. This can create such a weakening in the system that it allows disease to develop.

    It is crucial to assist the liver. A few of the many symptoms of methylation disruption are associated with liver disruption. Liver Detoxification Pathway Elixir is an excellent choice for liver support and detoxification. Glutathione can also be taken in supplemental form.

    MPR elixir is a liquid sublingual supplement which optimizes the enzymatic activity related to methylation pathway repair and stimulates repair of any damaged DNA controlling the methylation pathway.

    Do you or your child have any symptoms of liver and methylation disruption such as:

    lowered immunityhearing trouble and ear infectionsheadachesdepression irritability fatigue ADHDskin problems (itching, acne, hives, rashes)sinus and tonsil issuestooth decay and gum diseaseviral infectionsparasitesthyroid imbalanceprotein synthesisrespiratory issuespoor assimilation of nutrientsdigestive difficulty

    Dr. Bob Miller’s bio (brief):

    Bob Miller is a Traditional Naturopath specializing in the field of genetic-specific nutrition. He earned his naturopathic degree from Trinity School of Natural Health and is board certified through the ANMA. In 1993, he opened the Tree of Life practice and he has served as a traditional naturopath for 25 years. For the past several years, he has been engaged exclusively with nutritional genetic variants and related research, specializing in nutritional support for those with chronic Lyme disease.

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  • The Sulfation pathway is often disrupted in children with autism. It is a major pathway in detoxification. It is also involved in a variety of biological processes including hormone regulation, molecular recognition, cell signaling, and the ability of viruses to enter cells. Molecular recognition is crucial in the body’s ability to bond to assist the ability of the immune system to recognize foreign agents to signal the immune system to respond accordingly, such as antigen-antibody, and strengthening protein interactions. People with autism tend to have difficulty with protein synthesis.

    Damage to tissues in the body from oxygen is called oxidation. Mitochondria, the cells energy, and DNA, the genetic expression can be altered if too much oxidation exists without enough ANTI-oxidants. This disruption is known to alter the neuron pathways of the brain.

    Glutathione is the body’s major anti-oxidant. Children with autism have low levels of glutathione which is compounded in the liver. The liver is the organ of detoxification and it is often congested in children with autism. A cell’s ability to absorb, or “uptake” glutathione relies on multiple amino acids inside of cells. Reduced glutathione production inhibits the body’s ability to detoxify environmental toxins such as heavy metals, and contributes to the weakening of the lining of the digestive tract, also known as leaky gut. Leaky gut allows undigested food particles to enter the bloodstream causing the immune system to become over-responsive and create an allergic response to foods that may otherwise be harmless. Leaky gut also reduces the body’s ability to absorb the nutrients from the foods we eat.

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  • Emotional clearing technique is a natural way to remove emotional patterns that have been embedded into the neurological system. Any incident that has been strong enough to cause the psyche to hold onto it will be locked into the subconscious patterning and control our conscious decisions and reactions.

    Growing up with autism can create issues around self esteem, “Something is wrong with me,” or acceptance, “people don’t like me,” or “others must control me because I’m not capable of doing things on my own.”

    Parents and siblings of children with autism also have issues they carry that control their responses to their environment. Luckily, there is a gentle, natural and effective way to remove old issues around emotions that were “embedded” into our hard-drive causing our neurological system to react in specific ways when we have similar experiences later on in life.

    Please watch this very important and informative interview with Cornell University graduate and doctor of chiropractic, Sobyl Bunis, who has specialized in Emotional Clearing Technique for over two decades. This technique is important to remove old patterns that can prevent us from getting better both physically and emotionally. Learn what you can do about it.

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  • Glyphosate is a poisonous chemical known to contribute to the symptoms of autism. It is commonly known to be in such weed killing agents such as Round-Up. Today, this has moved far beyond the dangers of glyphosate being sprayed just in our yards, but is now known to be purposely sprayed on the crops of food that we eat, and is in the water we drink.

    Currently, 2 billion kg, (5 million pounds), of glyphosate are used on our soil as an antibiotic and as a drying agent on grains. As a water soluble chemical, glyphosate finds its way into rivers, lakes, and rainfall which lands everywhere. It is also known now to be found in the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (Please see the link to my podcast interview with Dr. Stephanie Seneff below for more on this.)

    In this interview with triple board certified Doctor Zach Bush, a specialist in the gut microbiome and the cellular communication network, we dive deep to educate you on what glyphosate can do to damage the delicate and protective microbiome in the gut, the digestive lining, kidneys, and brain messengers such as serotonin (for mood stability).

    We also show you what you can do to greatly help protect yourself and your family from these dangers. Doctor Bush has created a simple liquid product called Restore that helps to strengthen the integrity of the protective tight junctions in our mucous membranes, so that they are no longer vulnerable to these dangers. It also helps to heal the damage done. Please watch the video for more

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  • Have you ever wondered may be contributing to the underlying causes of your child’s sleep disorders or behavioral outbursts? Irritability is one of the first behaviors to show up along with lack of ability to focus. For these reasons children are often mis-labeled with ADHD, or ADD, but this is often due to sleep deprivation.

    As a registered dental hygienist for 38 years it was only in the last 5 years that Barbara Tritz, RDH, has become educated and specialized in Myofunctional Disorders and the health and behavioral issues associated with them. Barbara, like all moms, had to find an answer to her own daughter’s digestive issues that arose only after she had her orthodontic braces removed.

    What are Myofunctional Disorders?

    Myofunctional Disorders are Orofascial, meaning “of the face”. They often relate to disorders in the mouth that create problems with eating, drinking, speaking, and breathing. Dysarthria, tongue thrust, tongue tie, sinus issues, narrow palate, and breathing difficulty can also cause infants, children, and adults to become mouth breathers. When we breathe through our mouths, it effects the palate, jaw, tongue, tonsils, and adenoids. This also effects our ability to sleep deeply. Lack of sleep, or sleep apnea, can create many health and behavioral issues associated with it, including lack of memory, cognitive decline, and irritability and anger.

    Myofunctional Therapy

    Learn what you can do to help improve your child’s overall health, and well-being in this informative interview. Learn what most parents have never heard before and the solutions to overcome these issues. Myofunctional Therapy teaches specific exercises to help parents help their children, When functioning and used properly, the muscles of the tongue, throat, and face, can reduce obstruction to the airway.

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  • This is a very special interview with Kiran Krishnan, research and development specialist in the gut microbiome and how it affects your health. Learn what you need to know about how the gut directly affects the brain’s ability to function, the immune system, and the link between the gut microbiome and autism.

    Kiran Krishnan’s biography (brief):

    Kiran Krishnan is a Research Microbiologist and has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 16 years. He comes from a strict research background having spent several years with hands-on R&D in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa. Mr. Krishnan earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Microbiology at the University of Iowa; his undergraduate education was followed up with post graduate research in Molecular Biology and Virology.

    Now in research and development, He is currently involved in 3 novel clinical trials on the probiotics and the human microbiome. Kiran brings his extensive knowledge and practical application of the latest science on the human microbiome as it relates to health and wellness.

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  • California is the first of the 50 United States to pass a law for mandatory vaccinations. This law, SB 277, requires children to be vaccinated to enter public or private school. Many parents do not realize that they still have a choice, and informed decisions are crucial to the health of their child. There is much documented research on the heavy metals and other toxins in vaccines that cause neurological problems at any age (see studies below). Toxins, when injected, bypass the body’s detoxification pathways, and go directly into tissues and vital organs.

    Written Exemptions

    Many doctors will write an exemption for vaccinations. The HIPPA privacy policy does not require them to label the reason why. Call around to various doctors, (not necessarily pediatricians), until you find one who will do this for you. Your best bet is a medical doctor who practices holistically. You can find a list at, American Board of Holistic Integrative Medicine (www.abihm.org), or
    Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (www.aihm.org).

    An Alternative to Exemptions

    Parents are collaborating to home school together. If one mom needs to work on specific days, then the others can fill in. By working together working moms can still do this. It also gives a community of support and keeps your child in a social environment, rather than isolated at home.

    What’s in a Vaccine?

    Vaccine Ingredients and Manufacturer Information
    (alphabetical order by vaccine)

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  • In this interview with Dr. Jodie Dashore we dive deep into the comorbid symptoms of autism. These are the common, but commonly mis-diagnosed, and undetected additional illnesses that can prevent our children from gaining recovery from autism. Please listen to this very informative interview.

    Dr. Dashore is highly specialized in the German biological and holistic treatment of children with Autism comorbid with tick-borne diseases, mold and biotoxin illness. She uses cutting- edge technology with all natural methodology. Dr Dashore designs highly individualized genetic-based biological protocols to help children with ASD achieve their full potential. See below for further details on Dr. Dashore’s background.

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