I was hearing a lot about biomedical options and received a name of a nutritionist from my cousin. I started seeing him over the summer and everything was moving along nicely. However, I felt I needed to make a change and find a DAN doctor that was up on the newest information. So, we went to see Dr. Mike last week and are waiting for Tyler’s test results before we go back. I will keep you posted on the progress. I don’t want to say much more on Dr. Mike until I have a feel for what he is recommending.
But to back up a bit, the nutritionist that I was seeing over the summer did a lot of things with him. My only issue was that every month we were adding something else. Which, as I am sure you know difficult to do with any child and was getting very expensive.
Currently, Tyler takes the following:
DMG from Kirkman labs—Helps with speech
B12 cream—discontinued very expensive and I did not see much benefit-had to have this made by a compound pharmacists
Fish oil—This I would recommend to anyone. Helped regain a lot of Tyler’s eye contact. I saw a change immediately
Magnesium and Zinc creams 2x a day
3 x a week Epson salt and Baking soda bath—supposed to help remove the metals in his system
Probiotics-Bulgaricum—I believe this has helped to keep him healthy this winter and keeps his system going—
Whey Protein—This is to help with low tone. You can do this daily but I don’t. I do it like every other day
So…a lot of stuff right. My next step is to work with Dr. Mike to get a sense of what is really necessary…though all of these things are only vitamins so they are natural and safe. But, it is just TOO MANY. Please note, I am not recommending you go and do this regimen. But, I do think it is worth seeing someone. Tyler has leaky gut and is a picky eater, so I need to supplement even more to get him the nutrients he needs. Keep you posted.
Great Book to Read but very difficult to find in book stores is Children with Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder Author: Jaquelyn McCandless—I think I saw it on Amazon
Also, there is a site title http://www.autism-supplements.com/ that was put together by a few physicians to help parents get started. This was a great guide and is helpful if you don’t want to go the route of getting a DAN doctor
Guide to help you better understand your blood work results
New updates to the Supplements that Tyler is taking!
Amino Acid Complete—Klaire Labs
Benefit: Amino Acid Complete is designed to meet the needs of individuals who may not be consuming, digesting, or absorbing adequate amounts of protein
Coenzyme Q10—Klaire Labs
Benefit: Essential component of mitochondria-the energy producing unit of our body cells. The body manufactures CoQ10 but many people don\’t make it very efficiently due to the highly complicated biochemical process involved. The quantity of CoQ10 obtained from dietary sources is often insufficient. Poor diets can lead to a CoQ10 deficiency. Coenzyme Q10 also has very strong antioxidant power. Antioxidants protect against free radical damage. Simply defined, a free radical is a highly reactive molecule which can bind and damage (or destroy) body cells.
Dietary Maintenance Supplement—InGear Metabolic
Benefit: Contains Vitamin B-6 and Magnesium—Studies have shown the benefits of vitamin B6 in improving magnesium deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, rheumatism, cardiovascular occlusions and myocardial infarcts, learning and developmental disorders, and autism. Vitamin B6 is an umbrella term given to three different vitamins, pyridoxine, pridoxal, and pyridoxamine. The three B6 vitamins work together with other enzymes to speed up chemical reactions in cells. Those processes include making amino acids, creating neurotransmitters like serotonin and metabolizing energy released in creating red blood cells. Vitamin B6 benefits also include helping to balance hormones and strengthen the immune system
Benefit: Supports Immune system in fighting foreign microbes and immune dysfunction
Benefit: coverage to support a healthy balance of microflora across the entire gastrointestinal tract. Formulated with a full spectrum of synergistic and complementary species, For individuals who require significantly higher amounts of several different types of probiotic species to help support intestinal health.
Antioxidant Dietary Supplement: Thorne
Benefit: supports normal detoxification processes. Much more than the basic A, C, E, and selenium antioxidants provides glutathione and its precursors made without flowing agents that can inhibit bioavailability
Spectrum Complete—Kirkman labs
Benefit: Provides comprehensive multivitamin and mineral supplementation
Please Note: All benefit descriptions have either been picked up/modified from the following manufacturers: Kirkman labs, Klaire labs, Ingear, and Thorne