Thursday, December 7, 2023 10:30-11:30am ET: Community Q&A Call

In this Community Q&A call, we talked about:

One mom’s son was just diagnosed with autism at the age of 21. He has a history of an appendectomy at 12, anxiety, depression and debilitating IBS. He started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) four months ago and has had three days of no discomfort since. They don’t have a functional-medicine doctor and are working with an allopathic doctor. What is the best way to work with allopathic practitioners?

  • Beth: You can order/request common lab tests from your doctor or from a direct lab website. Log all foods, supplements and labs. Be sure to run baseline tests and then rerun every six months or so. Microbiome tests such as Nirvana biome test (about $200) and the Organic Acid Test (OAT) are helpful. There’s usually a fungal component.
  • Maria: If he has Clostridia difficile (C. diff), he might be eligible for a fecal transplant.
  • Shandy: See a holistic nutritionist, such as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

Another mom has a son with ADHD and absence seizures. He’s had tests run for OATS, Lyme and mold. They are doing the low-glutamate diet, which is overwhelming. She’s looking for a practitioner, but she seems to know more than most.

One mom says that parasites can be a big issue, but there aren’t enough practitioners that know about them.

  • Beth: Tests are so-so. She does a BioRay parasite flush annually. Common symptoms of parasite infection are anal itching, teeth grinding and a change in behavior during the full moon.
  • Maria: Dietrich Klinghardt MD PhD says that high eosinophil counts are associated with parasites.

Another mom asked about tips for regulating circadian rhythm.

Another mom’s daughter is 12 years old with autism who is home-schooled because of social and communication issues.

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