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 Post subject: Autism and antivirals- my testimony
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:01 am 

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Hi- I am relatively new to this forum. I have 5 children, ages 14, 12, 10 (high functioning autism), 5 and 2. I am a Christian, as I assume most are here, so you will understand my testimony of the Lord's guidance.

At the beginning of May, I awoke one morning with the word "elderberry" in my head. I could not shake the word. It was gently persistent, and I realized it was the Holy Spirit, since I constantly cry out to the Lord on my son's behalf for wisdom for me in helping him. I did a search online for "elderberry autism" and came up with TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) http://www.talkaboutcuringautism.org/me ... autism.htm
I had heard about using antifungals for yeast overgrowth, but never heard there was an antiviral approach. You can imagine my amazement as I read this article, and there it was: elderberry is one of the antivirals being used to treat autism! I knew it was the Lord because I would not have made this connection myself.

We started my son on elderberry on May 4 and immediately began to see improvements in his empathy and a lessening of his rigid perfectionism. He used to get annoyed when my 5 year old got hurt and cried...instead he asked if he could help her or cheer her up! And he's been willing to try things that he wouldn't before because of his fear of not being perfect at it. The elderberry we are using is Nature's Way Sambucus Nigra (I wanted to use Berry Well, but decided to start with just elderberry alone to see what would happen :D )

Finding out about the elderberry led me to a yahoo group for parents who are using biomedical intervention and healing their autistic children. http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/mb12valtrex/
One lead that I followed was a link that Lyme Disease can cause autism. This was an AHA! moment for me because I suddenly remembered that when I was pregnant with our second child, I was bitten by a tick. (I grew up in CT and lived there until 1997, so I'm sure I was bitten many times, but never developed the bulls-eye rash or any symptoms. CT is where Lyme Disease was first diagnosed, and it is named after Lyme, CT) I was treated with antibiotics as a precaution and nothing ever came of it and I forgot about it. So I began to think, maybe I am a carrier for Lyme, and along comes the next child and he happens to have the "wrong" bodily constitution/neurology and he gets autism.

The fact that he is responding to the elderberry, which is an antiviral, makes this more plausible, too. There is a yahoo group called Lyme Induced Autism that I also joined.
This is the website for the Lyme Induced Autism Foundation, in case you know anyone who could benefit from this info. http://www.lymeinducedautism.com/home.html
What I am learning is incredible! Many, many children are "recovering" from autism by being treated for Lyme Disease. What I've learned is that many of those children who are diagnosed with autism and healed by following treatments for Lyme have never been bitten by a tick, so somehow they have picked up the pathogens that make them sick.

There are so many excellent natural products that are antiviral/antibacterial. I now am confident that we are on the road to recovery from autism. I know not every child will respond the same way as mine, and elderberry may not work for you, but our Creator has given so many healing compounds in His Creation, that I pray you will find something that does help your child.

I wanted to add that I have been giving him Superkids for a few months now. They are so good for autism and full of so many of the things other multivites don't have. I found out that xylitol is an antibacterial/immune enhancer, too. I am so happy with SuperKids!

I have to share this info. If your child does not have autism, you probably know someone whose child does. This may be the info they need.

The best part is that ever since our son was diagnosed, I have always prayed that the Lord be glorified in him, and that prayer is certainly coming true.

Nanci

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Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:46 am
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:04 am 
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Nanci, I DO know someone with Autism and I am going to be passing this on to them right away. Thank you for sharing your story. I pray with you that you continue to see improvements in your son. I can only imagine the heartache and the struggle that has been on so many occasions. :)

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I will pass this on to my friend Mary Tocco.

You would enjoy her site, www.MaryTocco.com

She is a Christian, and natural health specialist.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:45 pm 

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A few weeks ago, we added Olive Leaf Extract to my son's regimen. The results are amazing! He is so much calmer. He went for 11 days straight without a single rage (this is the longest time ever in 7 years since he was 3 yo).

Olive Leaf Extract is a natural antiviral/antibacterial/antifungal. It's amazing stuff. It has a very bitter taste, so I have to hide it in my son's juice.

We also added Virastop yesterday. In the biomed autism community, the combination of OLE and Virastop, which a natural mixture of enzymes, is the equivalent to the prescription medication Valtrex with similar results but it is all natural. (This is documented in Children with Starving Brains by Dr. McCandless)
Here is the website for Virastop http://www.enzymedica.com/products/ViraStop

Just thought I'd share this new info. I know many people know someone who has autism.

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Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:46 am
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Dear Justin's mom,

Autism is the pits. We have a variation of it running throughout several of our eight children (probably from me). We also have a daughter with Down syndrome (and, thank God, no symptoms of autism!). I always say I'd rather have all eight with DS than especially the one with Asperger's/high functioning autism (we never had her officially labeled)!

I am a huge alternative health researcher. Over and over and over I learn about ways to help my children. But then I run into that wall the height and breadth of the Wall of China: finances!!! It is so, so hard, b/c there definitely ARE supplements and treatments out there which can at least enhance our children's health, but without the means to pay for them, they are not possible for us to use.

Our friends bring a really cool Indian (like from India, the country) missionary to speak every year. They asked him why he sees so many amazing healing miracles there that we do not see in the U.S. His answer was simple: they have no alternative. I guess that answer gives me hope, b/c y'all and we and probably many, many others in the U.S. are in the same boat. The possible health helps are out there, but they are out of our reach. How people without that hope manage, I have no clue!

Back to paying for things, I do encourage you to learn about helping autism through diet, and not just the typical gluten-casein-free thing. No matter how little money we all have, we do have to eat, so we might as well buy healing foods and avoid harmful foods in the process. (Easier said than done, I KNOW!!!) If you haven't already, check out the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet (GAPS) of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. It is a digestion-healing diet, basically, and most people with autism have worse digestion than the rest of us. You can learn lots on two different websites: www.Gaps.me and www.GapsDiet.com. Our own family followed GAPS for over a year, and I think it made quick healing on the next diet I'll tell you about....

It's called the Spectrum Balance Protocol and was formulated by Dr. Shauna Young, of Durango, CO. Go to www.NoHarmFoundation.org to learn more and to get a free download explaining all about it. Two basic premises of this diet are 1) that autistic people have too much manganese or at least, a sensitivity to it. Manganese occupies the same receptor site in the brain as iron, and often these folks are also low in iron. 2) phytates and lectins in foods, especially grains and legumes and nuts and seeds inhibit the absorption of minerals, etc. and therefore are bad.

When we put our daughter (whole family did it with her) on the SBP, she made HUGE gains in the first six weeks!!!! I made a YouTube video of her recovery. Go to www.YouTube.com and search for "Autism Recovery Story Part 1" (and then there's a Part 2). It tells about the diet, too.

Sadly, after about six months of being a "new woman" (our daughter was ten at the time), when we transitioned her back into the full WAPF diet of soaked grains, etc., she regressed. Since then, we have had financial struggles forcing us to rely on stored grains and food which came our way (but not hardly anything processed--still picky about that). Our 2011 plan is to try to go back to a blend of GAPS and the SBP, and never to use grains again and only raw dairy (fortunately, we have a cow).

If we can afford any supplements on a regular basis, we will use cod liver oil and essential fatty acids. Spirulina is great (and cheap). Probiotics, digestive enzymes, and possibly hydrochloric acid are also good.

Nanci Smith, on this forum, is having great results with her son, who has autism, using a chelating program of fairly inexpensive supplements, b/c her son is so picky about foods. Nanci is going to write an article for Beeyoutiful soon, and I'm so excited to learn more and for her to offer this info to the public!

So keep praying and seeking! I always joke that God gave us a batch of special needs children b/c He thought we needed more work. I know this on-going situation has certainly kept our family on its knees!!! Eternally, all the hardships are going to pay off. And meanwhile, may you find healing so as to be able to encourage others as they come along behind you. (1 Corinthians style!)

God be with you, Nancy in TN


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