Steps I took to undo my son’s autism

I promised more info and here it is my loves.  This piece is about 2 years old …  We’ve had more progress and made some more changes that I will continue to share. My book goes into greater detail, but I really thought that these steps would be of great value to you. Enjoy!

It is important to note that I studied my son’s deficiencies, intolerances and symptoms both by researching and by paying very close attention to his body. All of our treatments for the first 2.5 years have been either coming from whole food or herbal sources or through energy healing done at home by me. We have never hired a professional for these services (in the first 2.5 years). In the case of mineral deficiencies I have always (because of cost) made my own supplements by simply using foods and fermenting them… or buying whole food high quality supplements. I have listed helpful supplements at the end of this.

The first 9 months: In this time Dougie went from very sick (ear infection, pneumonia, sore throat, cough, and diarrhea) to very healthy. He gained back eye contact, focus and began identifying objects and people by name. This is also the time when we recognized his ability to retain information in memory. He began repeating everything he heard and even reciting it months later. He was still having major tantrums quite often, but was decreasing stimming (hand flapping, toe walking, staring into space, licking everything, brushing his face against the floor, spinning wheels, spinning himself etc, spreading feces all over himself and the walls.. these were not totally gone but were slowly drifting).

1.       Began with 1 tablespoon young coconut kefir and slowly increased to 1 cup per day within a week

2.       Made him lots of soups and blended foods that were easy to digest

3.       Got him to eat cultured veggies by dipping blue corn chips into them or using stevia to sweeten them

4.       Added digestive enzymes (Enzymedica Brand before meals)

5.       Began following strict Body Ecology after 1.5 months of transition (this meant no fruit at all, no acidic veggies or mushrooms etc )

6.       Made cultured foods about 40-60% of his diet (dips, juices, veggies, kefir etc)

7.       Added in another probiotic (fivelac): saw more improvement in focus

8.       Added cod liver oil: saw more improvement in focus

9.       Added vitamin C

10.   Added spirulina (saw amazing results… it was like his brain really kicked in and he began learning new things each day).

Month 10: Gone Raw: We were not progressing fast enough. I was feeling that Dougie was still sluggish and sad a lot of the time. He barely had any speech except repeating and labeling. So, we decided to go more raw…. My new motto became… Green it, Blend it, Ferment it

1.       Began Donna Gates’ antiviral protocol which included no fats, no grains, no fruit at all for 10 days

2.       Added enemas, castor oil packs, Epsom salt baths and skin brushing to our routine. : Dougie released lots of toxins through enema and began talking so much more after each enema… sometimes this speech miracle would only last a short while (10 minutes)

3.       Increased morning green drink to 1 quart and added more greens to it (Vitamineral green etc)

4.       Implemented energy healing (massage, reflexology, eft, reiki – saw amazing results like better sleep, happiness, calmness, less stimming, and again more speech. No colds, infections at all. He was also becoming interested in other people… but not yet really wanting to socialize

5.       Added liver support (milk thistle, artichoke etc)

6.       Cultured beet juice for liver cleansing and  he released lots of toxins (parasites)

7.       Added peter Gillian’s Natural Calm cal/mag supplement

The next year: Here we went almost 100% raw and vegan – no animal products at all. We used highly absorbable super foods and supplements. I began making elixirs of herbs and roots, fermenting more foods, and creating a rotated food schedule that allowed him more than what Body Ecology offered. On such a high probiotic-rich raw diet his body could now handle sweet fruits on occasion, beans, potatoes… we still had (have) an issue with protein digestion. He flourished here and began telling us what he wanted; taking interest in playing with other kids, spoke clearer every day, cognitive speech was really improving. He was very healed by end of year 2

1.       Began each day with 1 quart green smoothie

2.       Consumed 1 qt of yck per day

3.       Baby spa ( skin brush, Epsom salt bath, castor oil pack and enema, then EFT before bed on the infrared mat.. with classical music) amazing results

4.       Lots more time in nature (camping, hiking swimming) resulted in him being much more grounded… tantrums were finally dissipating

5.       Mini juice feast… we began juicing (in rotation with smoothies)

6.       Added hemp, chia, bee pollen , blue green algae, Vitamineral green and earth,

7.       Began tummy massages to help stimulate digestion of protein

8.       Added peaceful planet  supreme meal protein powder

9.       Created sensory learning at home… home school with other children and alone (helped very much socially and with him being grounded in himself

Beyond year 2: We continued on a high raw probiotic diet but I stopped worrying about diet…it was no longer my main focus.  I studied reiki, shamanism, energy healing and began very intricate meditation on my own which helped bring us even further out of the darkness of autism. The movement and spiritual practices have helped him use his body in a more coordinated way. Combining this with sensory learning and practical chores like doing dishes and cooking food have helped him become a lot more balanced all over. – even in his thinking and expression). This is where I have realized that energy healing is a HUGE key to recovery. He has only been sick for 5 days in the past 2 and half years and we treat it all naturally. His autism truly unravels each day

1.       Continued on diet  with baby spa treatments ( he continues to improve each day)

2.       Implemented structured yoga/exercise routine

3.       Grounding exercises ( Gabriel Roth’s 5 rhythms, chakra balancing etc)

4.       Exercises to jog brain development (criss -crossing legs, skipping,  dancing)

5.       Added e3 Live “Brain On” and saw amazing results

6.       Added in marine phytoplankton and he literally lost a tic that he had

What’s Next: Now, his gut is healed to a point where we can really focus on his brain. We continue our diet but are much more flexible in what he can eat. He has had spouted wheat and raw dairy with no bad reaction. He has had sugar with no bad reaction. During winter months he eats more cooked food and has had egg and salmon as needed.  Our energy healing practice increases daily.  He now knows how to wash dishes, put on his own clothes, and turn on lights in bathroom – problem solving skills increase.

Here is a list of new supplements we will add for brain swelling, and cognitive development as well as immune support:

1.       Zango brand mangosteen juice ( fermented)

2.       Acai and goji juice fermented and fermented treats with these

3.       Multivitamin (looking for highest quality)

4.       Fish oil ( looking for highest quality)

5.       Vitamin D

6.       Selenium

7.       VSL 3 probiotic

8.       Body Ecology brand ocean plant extract

List of some helpful healing herbs, supplements and super foods that we have used

  • Young coconut kefir
  • Cultured vegetables
  • Cultured homemade juice and herb blends
  • Blue green algae (spirulina, chlorella)
  • E3 Live brain on (frozen)
  • Marine phytoplankton (Ultimate super foods brand)
  • Cod liver oil (green pastures brand)
  • Peter Gillian’s brand magnesium calm (with calcium)
  • Hemp protein
  • Chia seeds
  • Bee pollen
  • Vitamineral Green
  • Vitamineral Green earth
  • Vitamineral Green Vitamin C
  • Vitamineral Green Liver rescue
  • Delenolate (olive leaf extract blend for antibacterial, fungal viral)
  • Peaceful planet supreme meal protein
  • Oil of oregano
  • Garlic
  • Colostrom
  • Lipolic acid
  • Burdock root
  • Holy basil
  • Milk thistle
  • Ginger
  • Biosuperfood
  • Cilantro
  • Dandelion

26 responses to “Steps I took to undo my son’s autism

  1. I always love to read your writing on Dougie your so talented.

  2. Thank you for sharing this! Such great information!

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  4. wow. you are such an inspiration. i am so blessed to have you in our lives now. <3
    i am so excited to do this with you. day by day. bit by bit.
    xoxo

  5. Gina: Whats spirulina? I use ThreeLac probiotic with Alex and I LOVE IT! I just ran out of it so I will order 5Lac now, if 3Lac worked I am sure 5Lac would be even better! Thanks for all the info you shared, I tried coconut kefir ones but I didn’t use the right container so it didn’t work, but I will be sure to try it again soon. I would love to get recipes for the cultured Juices you have used, I have a juicer at home , I hope this is what you need to make them. Again thanks for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us who are still in this journey to find recovery!

  6. Thanks Janice for sharing.
    Mother Warrior.. spirulina is algae.. the most concentrated fully absorbable nutrition on the planet. love it. I also loved fivelac.. but like i said this is 3 yrs old. there are way better probiotics out there. fermented foods are number 1. VSL #3 has great results. Keep reading. I’m posting more.

  7. Call me Lucy, everyone does :)
    I googled it and I read a little bit about it, where do you get your’s from ? Locally or online? I started alex on ThreeLac last Dec and I love it! I want to try 5lac now, how do you think VSL3 is better or similar?

    Keep posting I will keep reading!

    • well, you would never want to do 1 probiotic supp for a long long time, The threelac box details the rec. dosages. I think its 90 days. VSL #3 has specific strains that have been known to help children with autism. I haven’t used it YET. My friends have, and it was recomended to me by Donna Gates. I did fivelac before I dug deeply into body ecology. after a while I noticed it was causing yeast flare up (which i thought was die off — tough to determine the difference) But My gut tells me that there are simply better brands, that’s all. Of course it did work for me for a while.

  8. What a fantastic resource this is! Thank you for all you do!

    • Glad u like it with Dougie getting healthier each day, I have a bit more tie and energy to share ore. I will have a book out soon.

  9. Ok thanks for your reccomendations! I will be sure to look into VSL #3, and about the spirulina again where do u get yours from?

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  13. Dear gina,
    i read your son doesnt do that well on animal protein. have you tried liver (raw). you can even just soak it or press it if you have the equipment to get the juice out. I have found it to be a powerfull food, thank God. they used to give it 2 times a day on the gerson therapy in carot juice. I have a question, and i really hope you or anyone else is able to give me an answer. My son as son symptoms that some say point to weak kidneys (skin tag on his ear and bags under his eyes). the undereye bags really bother me, they seem better in summer, we live in the UK, weather is rubbish here.i have a feeling if i find more vegatarian sources of protein and increase detox they will get better, any advice? anyone? thanx joe

    • hi there JOe,

      Winter is kidney season. the kidneys will always need extra care right now. We often get these symptoms too, and I am working on that right now. here is whate works for us:

      Morning: Parsley, Ginger Tea with reishi mushroom
      Bone broth (chicken, lamb, deer)

      Afternoon: white fish or shrimp with steamed veggies and maybe more broth of some sort
      Smoothie with superfoods like bee pollen, chlorella,

      Evening: light dinner properly combined ( no protein and carbs together)

      we avoid: raw cruciferous veggies, eggs, too much raw food
      we eat lots of liquids, broths and blended foods.

      also take milk thistle, coconut kefir, good salts in moderation.

      also, lots of deep stretching and inverted yoga poses.

      Hope this helps!

      By the way, my son does great with animal protein now. yay! we’ve healed passed that stage. thanks for reading

      xoxo

  14. p.s thank you soo much for all the info on this site, much love joanne

  15. Joanne, meet me over at BlissedLife.com. That’s where I update everything and you can see many answers to autism questions. also, I forgot to mention that Red foods like beets, goji berries, red meat, raspberry leaf, cinnamon, nutmeg are good for kidney support.

  16. Hi Gina, Thank you for your blog, it is a great place to learn how to safely heal a child. I was wondering if you could please share some info on the enemas you used for your son.
    Also did you use chlorella from the beginning or you waited until he was free of heavy metal toxicity. Is it ok to combo raw/fermented foods detox with chlorella?
    Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

  17. Hi LSA! Thanks for reading. I’ll share tomorrow on our new website. http://www.blissedlife.com. On that site we have an FAQ wih lots of autism questions including enemas. I’ll post more on the exact process tomorrow. Xoxo
    Gina

  18. Hi, just found your blog:) I’m trying to recover my 3.5 year old son and currently I am trying to make coconut water kefir. I’ve made 3 batches with a body ecology starter and none of them are fizzy. Is this kefir still usable? I’m based in the UK and it is so difficult to get young green coconuts, so i’m having to use coconut water from the supermarket. I’d appreciate any advice. Thanks, Marie

  19. Hello, I just finished reading about your journey to the recovery of your son and found it extremely interesting! My son has autism and is now 6 years old and he’s taking some supplements right now but would really like to know what supplements helped with speech. Thank you!

    • Hi Elizabeth,
      Every child is different, but speech is often the last to develop simply because it takes so much brain energy to speak. Our kids will often be non verbal during times of deeper detox, and we will notice that their speech improves as they release. For my son, I felt huge shifts with the bioage algae supplements, but due to the nature of these, they can also bring energy really high and create hyper activity. It would be about finding the right foods, supplements and dosages for your child. I believe in using only organic and whole food based supplements. Let me know if you need more support

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