How GAPS Diet Reversed My Son’s Autism

How GAPS Diet Reversed My Son’s Autism

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...
The Link Between Inflammation and Autism

The Link Between Inflammation and Autism

Understanding the link between inflammation and autism symptoms can help you in your quest for autism recovery. Autistic kids have gut issues, yeast issues, parasite issues, and their body’s have turned into toxic waste sites. They’re also almost always victims of vaccine injury, causing neurological complications and brain damage. Autism recovery comes from addressing all these critical concerns, but an important aspect of the recovery process that is often overlooked is addressing inflammation.  Kanner’s Contribution To Misdiagnosis Ever heard of Leo Kanner? Well, he was the first person to identify autism in 1943. His theory was that autism was a result of the mother being emotionally unavailable to the child. Essentially, his idea was that the child’s autism was caused due to  psychological damage because the mother didn’t nurture and emotional bond with the child. I can only assume he took one look at the hopeless, despairing, exhausted and flat mother before him and failed to realize that the mother’s disposition was more than likely the effect of raising the child, not the other way around. Indeed, the depression and anxiety mothers of autistic children experience is tremendous. Autism is so common now that the effect of having an autistic child on the parent’s sanity is no longer questioned. Regardless, Kanner’s erroneous conclusion about the cause of autism seems to have left a lasting impression. Autism is still diagnosed with psychiatric diagnostic codes despite decades of published literature documenting the physical symptoms and ailments of children with autism. For those parents like myself who have spent thousands of dollars and thousands of hours in search of answers, we know...
6 Biggest Mistakes of GAPS Diet Protocol

6 Biggest Mistakes of GAPS Diet Protocol

GAPS Diet is quickly gaining popularity across the world for its amazing ability to facilitate autism recovery, among other things. In fact, you’re probably reading this article right now because you’ve heard something promising about kids recovering from autism having used GAPS protocol as a basis for the healing process. But I know many families who tried GAPS and failed. After speaking with them in detail, it was painfully obvious that it wasn’t the diet that didn’t work. They (unfortunately) didn’t do GAPS diet correctly. In fact, there are just a few reasons why they failed. This article will help you see how to avoid the 6 Biggest Mistakes of GAPS Diet protocol, so that you can get the results you need in your efforts to recover your child. I’m a believer in GAPS diet because my son Aaron is one of those kids whose recovery was made possible through GAPS. He was diagnosed when he was three, and after a year of failed mainstream intervention attempts, Aaron’s trajectory was looking grim. We started GAPS diet to recover Aaron when he was four and we saw amazing changes in his behavior (and consequently our family life) almost immediately.  Click here to learn more about Aaron’s recovery story starting with GAPS diet. Feeling Desperate to Help Your Autistic Child? When I finally found GAPS diet I was beyond feeling desperate. Aaron’s autism symptoms had gone from bad to worse and we were literally at rock-bottom…prisoners in our home…walking on eggshells around Aaron all the time. Things had gotten so bad that we had quit everything we had previously tried to help...
Is Dairy OK for Autistic Kids?

Is Dairy OK for Autistic Kids?

Is dairy OK  for autistic kids? Many people have heard that adding yogurt into an autistic child’s diet can do wonders for their autism symptoms. Yet other people swear that dairy, including homemade yogurt, is an autism aggravator. For this reason, parents of autistic children must search and study in order to understand the issue of diary products and autism. We must educate ourselves first, and then we can learn how homemade yogurt can be used to supplement autism recovery. Is Dairy OK for Autistic Kids? One of the first questions people have to address is the conflict behind the mainstream idea that yogurt, or dairy in specific, should be omitted from an autistic child’s diet.  This idea hit mainstream as a result of the Gluten Free Casein Free Diet dietary fad. I personally do not recommend the GFCF diet, as it actually caused an increase in the severity of my son’s autism due to the high exposure to yeasts, sugars, and starches that this diet centers on.  Instead, I found the answer to autism recovery in the GAPS diet protocol. Read GFCF diet VS. GAPS to learn more about these two diets and why you should choose GAPS over GFCF hands-down. But the main question to address in this article is the question of dairy. Is dairy okay for autistic kids? Or is it the culprit of so many of the autistic child’s symptoms? The answer is a bit complicated. In my experience, all dairy should be removed for at least 4 weeks at the onset of autism dietary intervention. Two Reasons to Ditch Dairy…at least for a...
Why Therapy Does Not Work for Autism Treatment

Why Therapy Does Not Work for Autism Treatment

Immediately when your child is diagnosed with Autism you must get therapy and specialist help right away…at least that’s what we are told by the mainstream masses. And yet, doesn’t it seem strange to you that while therapy and specialist intervention is pushed so strongly as being necessary for our kids, nobody can guarantee results?  Ever wondered why therapy does not work for autism treatment?  I didn’t think to question the absurdity of this when my son, Aaron, was first diagnosed with autism at age three. I was too reactive to think straight, I guess.  They said my son needed physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and a behavioral interventionist 5 days a week when he was diagnosed, so I did what everybody in my shoes does. I freaked out and lined everything up as quickly as I could, and then I naively expected to see him progress just because I did what they said I should do. But after watching my little guy fail all his IEP’s and slip further into the abyss of autism in spite of the specialist intervention help, I wised up. I became PROactive instead of Reactive, and I figured out that there were things I could do to recover my son, but it wasn’t what the “experts” were telling me. The Motive Behind Typical Therapy: To Correct Autism Symptoms The truth is that therapy for autism treatment is being pushed so strongly because most people aren’t sure what else to say or do with an autistic child. They say “Get Help” but they can’t specify what the help will actually accomplish.  It’s just...
How to Help a Child with Autism

How to Help a Child with Autism

We all want to help our kids. But what do we do when what they need is more than we can seem to give? Or more than we can seem to even understand? And what about how to help a child with autism? Welcome to just one of the many challenges of raising a child on the autism spectrum. When my son was diagnosed with autism at age 3, my desire to help him led me to make all the wrong decisions. Autism Regression I made wrong decisions about his diet, about therapy, about schooling and education, and I even made wrong decisions in my parenting approach. Being that I didn’t really understand how to help my child, my decisions for him were based on what “professionals” told me would be best.  Well, his autism became more severe over the course of his first year of treatment… and I had become painfully aware that in my effort to help my child, I must have been doing something really, really, wrong. How else could his regression and unbearable behavior be explained? I wasn’t willing to accept the notion that this was just our destiny as many professionals inferred.  The common attitude was that autism gets worse with age, and so that my son’s future was lost and we were doomed as a family. I found this totally unacceptable. So, I made the decision to cut off all ties to the help and advice I was receiving from the mainstream and I resolved to recover my child on my own. Autism Recovery Indeed, it’s a damn good thing I made that call, because...