July 8, 2013 at 12:57 pm #7711JananiParticipant
I have a 5 year old with autism. Lots of issues – constipation, super-picky eating, repeated strep flare-ups. Wondering what others with ASD kids on this forum are doing that has helped them. Would love to share experiences.July 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm #7738karime22Participant
Hey, my son will be 6 tomorrow and is on the spectrum, too. He was pretty mild to begin with, but we have done quite a bit over the last two years that I think has helped (and some stuff that has probably made things worse but not sure). Digestive enzymes and testing/removing food allergens has helped a lot….but he is now only pooping every few days, when he used to poop everyday. So no doubt I’ve accidentally slowed his metabolism down. I love the idea of connecting with other people that have asd kids on this forum, since it is different than a lot of stuff out there. I’ve been using Ray Peat and Danny Roddy info for myself and my two kids, too. And of course Matt’s info has been very helpful. I do use some supplements with my son, too. We’re also currently doing NAET and camel milk.July 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm #7811JananiParticipant
Thanks for your reply! Where do you get Camel’s milk from? Also, do you find that NAET helps?July 9, 2013 at 9:45 am #7862karime22Participant
There is a facebook group called “Healing with Camel Milk” that has info on the different camel milk farms around the world (there are actually a handful here in the US). They also have a lot of info about it’s healing properties and can answer some questions. I get mine from the camel milk association-they have a website. Some people seem like they have had really great success with it, although I’m not sure about how it would affect a kiddo with strep flare-ups (is that PANDAS?). I did see some improvement with my son when we first started with it-he seemed calmer and more attentive. I think it’s helped his digestion some. Also, I really like that he can drink milk again–he was reacting to both cow and goat milk. It’s expensive though, so we only do a small amount.
I think NAET is pretty interesting, and I think we’ve seen a little improvement, but not as much as I was hoping. I do think he’s less sensitive to eggs now, because he used to get a rash from eating them and he no longer has any rashes. I haven’t noticed a lot of other improvements though.July 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm #7932BauerPowerParticipant
Janani, what are the foods your child WILL eat? My brother has Autism, he is now 18, and has severe food allergies. He cannot tolerate dairy, casein, gluten, preservatives, artificial dyes, etc. When he was not on his new diet (we began at around 3 or 4) he craved foods he was allergic too. Of course, this is prob not the issue with your child, but worth a look maybe?
My mom believes I had PANDAS, because I had several strep throat cases very young which exacerbated (didn’t cause) my OCD. So, I do believe infections can change the brain.
Camel milk sounds interesting. Will do some research!
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