Haven’t you heard? Autism can’t be reversed. It’s a permanent condition that no one knows the true cause of. Furthermore, anyone who really has autism can’t recover. Remember, autism is a permanent condition..blah, blah, blah. If you just got sick to your stomach reading those first lines of this article, then pay attention. You’re going to like what comes next. No, I’m not going to tell you how to “cure” autism, because I don’t believe there is a cure. But I will tell you how GAPS diet reversed my son’s autism diagnosis.
Can Autism Be Cured?
Absolutely not. The “why” here is important to the overall idea of how GAPS diet actually reversed my son’s autism, so try to have an open mind. What I’m about to tell you is so simple, its silly. Autism has no cure, because technically, it doesn’t exist. Truly understanding this is crucial to being able to gain clarity in developing an approach your to your child’s recovery.
But Autism Is Real
Sure it’s real…to you. When I say autism you’re thinking of your child’s health and social/emotional impairments. Furthermore, your’re thinking of the effect these things have on your family’s life and your child’s potential future. To you, that’s autism. But in reality, autism as a “thing” is purely circumstantial.You can’t effectively cure autism, because autism isn’t a real thing. It’s symptoms and the effect of living with those symptoms is very real, however. But autism itself has no true medical definition, like heart disease or cancer, and thus a “cure” will never be possible.
Autism Recovery Is Possible
True, I don’t know you and I don’t know all the details of your child’s diagnosis. But I do know that literally thousands of parents are effectively recovering their kids every day. Some kids make such amazing recoveries that their diagnosis is removed from their records and you would never be able to tell they had an autism diagnosis by looking at them or interacting with them.
Some kids (like my son Aaron) are still recovering and depending on the day and circumstances you may or may not notice his neurological symptoms. However, these kids function independently in the classroom, express themselves, follow directions, play creatively with other children, show affection towards their family and friends, and clearly interact in reality. They have a future. And their future is getting brighter every day.
Autism Before GAPS
Of course its my goal that Aaron will continue to progress to the point that his diagnosis will be removed from his record. He’s definitely on that trajectory! But before GAPS, Aaron’s trajectory was anything but bright. Before I put my son on two rigorous years of GAPS diet, our family life was a nightmare and Aaron was getting further and further away from us everyday.
Before GAPS, Aaron suffered extreme neurological and gastrointestinal conditions. He was also extremely developmentally delayed. He had severe head tics that would literally knock him over, and he could not communicate with us at all. Understand that he was verbal, but he was absolutely non-communicative. There is a difference.
I tried the GFCF diet with Aaron with disastrous results. Read GFCF Diet Compared to GAPS for specifics on why you should avoid GFCF diet. But then I actually met a real person who had succeeded in recovering her child from autism, and my eyes opened.
I realized that no amount of education or number of degrees could truly qualify anyone to give me advice to achieve something that they had not accomplished themselves. Yes, I stopped listening to mainstream medical professionals and started listening to real moms (and dads) who had been in my shoes and seen success with recovering their kids.
How GAPS Diet Reversed My Son’s Autism
I decided it was time for a medical timeout. I stopped scheduling doctor’s appointments and started studying Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBrides book Gut and Psychology Syndrome. Then I learned how to clean my house, and I re-learned how to shop and cook. And guess what? Aaron started getting better. He stared sleeping through the night. Daily tantrums disappeared. He started to talk to us and interact with us. His tics virtually disappeared, and do did his gastrointestinal issues.
If it hadn’t been for our two solid dedicated years on GAPS diet, I shudder to think of where my little guy would be, and what would have become of our family!
Ready to “Try” GAPS?
If you have any reservations about trying GAPS diet, you probably shouldn’t bother with it. Any reservation you have is an indication that you don’t understand how it works yet, and if you don’t know how to do it right then it can’t help you and it can’t help your child. I meet people all the time who say that they tried GAPS and it didn’t work for them, but after speaking with them I see very clearly that they didn’t do the diet properly.
You’ve got to commit to education to get this right. Here’s the short list that you need to adhere to.
- Read Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
- Read How to Start GAPS Diet Today
- Join my private Facebook Group for free to begin interacted and with real people (myself included) who can help you do GAPS diet the right way to get results with your child!
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