Featuring Madiha Saeed MD, Director of Education of the Documenting Hope Project.
Here’s what was talked about:
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A mom whose 10-year-old daughter is known to have PANS and has done the Cunningham panel. Daughter has now tested positive for a past infection of Lyme disease, Borrelia only. Mom is now reading Almost Autism and Brain Under Attack for the third times. She now understands that underlying toxicity and stress are major causes for infection expression.
- Dr. Madiha: Read Daren Ingels book: The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan
- Stick with the basics to build immunity: Sleep, stress, gut health, social, spiritual,
- Less is more when detoxing. Keep detox pathways open. Make sure child is not constipated. Try Epsom salt baths, dry brushing and exercise
- Basic supplements: Vitamin D, probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, zinc, curcumin. Go low and slow when adding in new supplements. Take probiotics away from antibiotics or anti-microbials. Vitamin D level of 70 is optimal.
Another mom wonders if Dr. Madiha has seen clinical evidence that bitters and ginger can correct upper GI symptoms such as bloating and gas after meals.
- Dr. Madiha: Get bitter foods such as arugula, dandelion, asparagus, kale, broccoli, etc. into diet every day. To lower bloat, get rid of junk food, grains, sugar and dairy. Add in bone broth, protein, clean protein, healthy fats and veggies. Soil-based probiotics of Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus coagulans can help with bloat. Chewable digestive enzymes such as the one from Klaire Labs can help. Madiha’s boys make their own lunches. Ideas for grain-free foods:
- Shandy likes recipes from unboundwellness.com. She encourages kids to chew completely to get digestive enzymes working well. She likes liquid zinc from Global Healing.
Another mom’s son was diagnosed with PANS, then autism. Son is 10 years old. The gluten-free, dairy-free diet with organic foods helped a lot, but she is wondering about what to do next.
- Shandy: Look at Healing Handbooks
- Maria: Check out the different steps in the Healing Trail Map.
- Another mom suggested taking one step at a time. The IgG food panel helped a lot as well as the mapping out of functional genomics.
- Another mom recommended Holly Wurtz who did the IntelxxDNA genomics test and the Gut Zoomer test. She’s very approachable.
- Maria: Be sure to check out the practitioner directory as well as our page on eating a clean diet and the elimination diet.
Another mom saw a big change in her child after simply removing the maple syrup they were having twice a week.
- Maria: Upcoming webinar about the metabolic approach to autism with Shelese Pratt ND. Part of this is based on Richard Bernstein MD’s book, The Diabetes Solution.
Another mom wonders if fruit is bad and if the first course of action is a functional lab test.
- Dr. Madiha: Fruit tolerance is bioindividual. Eat as many colors as you can, but not so many high-glycemic foods. She uses fruit as a dessert.
- Follow the tips in her books such as The Holistic Rx for Kids: Parenting Healthy Brains and Bodies in a Changing World and her webinar The Holistic Rx for Kids: Tips and Strategies for Getting Kids off Medications.
- She doesn’t prescribe functional labs first, but chooses common labs that are typically covered by insurance such as CBC, TSH, homocysteine, CRP, insulin, ferritin, uric acid.
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