Detoxing and Zeolite

Another parent of an autistic child shared with me recently about detoxing your child of all the metals and pollutants in the body.  Children with ASD are more prone to metal toxicity.  If you are like me there are so many diets and treatments available on the market that you can literally go into debt just trying to find something that might help your child, but most importantly that is also SAFE!

I for one believe in eating healthy instead of trying various diets and formulas to “fix” what is wrong.  Our children are not science experiments. If you do decide to use supplements it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you seek advice from a professional before just randomly giving your child something that you THINK might work because another person said it did for their child.  It is very important to remember that each person is different, what might work for you may have fatal results for me.  If your child is mostly nonverbal like our son, then it is vital that you proceed with caution in using supplements or other treatments.

With that being said, I would like to address detoxing.  There are so many treatments, products and resources online, in stores and pretty much wherever you go for getting rid of toxins in the body.  Since I have not had much success from my son’s doctors in treating his health problems we have decided to make changes in our lives via our diet. We have also tried a product called Zeolite. Another parent informed me about its health benefits in ridding the body of metals given via immunizations.  I was skeptical about it working since it has been several years that our son has had shots.  In my research I discovered that Zeolite is extremely safe to take and can be given to anybody except infants.  It works much like charcoal in the body.  If you have not taken charcoal what it does is; if you or feeling ill with the flu or other health issue, you consume the recommended dosage and it will go in the body and start binding/collecting up the virus bug or other invader that is attacking the body and expel it via the bowels.

Our son has been taking Zeolite for a few weeks now and I have been extremely surprised.  For the first time I have some hope that he might start making some improvements academically!  His recall and understanding has improved considerably.  He has a bowel movement every day that he is given Zeolite.  This past weekend was the first time that he asked to go spend some time with his daddy! 🙂

The vocalization still needs some improvement but in the past when I played Uno Moo with him, which I use to teach him his colors, I would have to walk through all the colors several times with him missing about 90% of the time.  I recently played the game with him again and when I asked for a certain color and animal he was able to pick it out of the group, sometimes in the first try!!

Something very important to remember about detoxing, if you are trying to rid the body of metals and other pollutants it is extremely vital to read labels in order that you don’t put back into the body what you are trying to flush out.  If you have never heard of Zeolite, check it out and see if it is safe for your family.

I am not a doctor and what I am stating here is not to be confused with medical advice.  Each person is different and may have an adverse reaction to something that is mentioned in this blog!

If you have used Zeolite or another product to detox and have a comment, please feel free to share.




DMAE Update

I have written at least one if not more blog posts about DMAE supplements.  In all the different therapies I have tried with my son this one has proven to be the most effective in improving my son’s communication skills.  With the progress that we have had I’ve passed on this information and sometimes the supplement themselves to other parents with similar problems. Another parent wrote me to share her experience:

I also wanted to mention that I gave (my child) the DMAE on top of the supplements he is already taking.  Just the other day he was speaking to his father and he began to stumble at his words.  The amazing thing was, he wasn’t content with jibber jabber which he usually resorts to.  He actually stopped himself, gained his composure, thought out his words and proceeded in a rather mature fashion.”

I originally found out about this supplement at the natural health food store in our area.  The bottle I bought lasted me about a month, since he was taking it with other vitamins I wasn’t really sure that it was helping him until our supply ran out and so did his speech.  My son resorted to no talking or verbal expression and extremely quiet, with struggles getting him to repeat lessons.  Within 8-10 hours of starting him up again his language exploded!

After spending so much time with therapists and trying to get him to talk, I never thought I would have to quiet him down but we have reached that milestone!

You can pick up DMAE at any health food store or online.  I highly recommend the DMAE Source Naturals brand!

HBOT Follow-Up

It has been a few weeks since I originally posted about the option of HBOT therapy at a clinic about an hour away from us.  We took Nathan in to try it out and he seemed to have some positive results.  I had asked my daughters about an item I was looking for that I couldn’t remember if it was in my husband’s vehicle or mine.  All of sudden Nathan told me that his dad had been using one of the items that I was looking for!  I was completed surprised that 1) he knew what I was talking about 2) I later found out that he was correct and it was in my husband’s car!!

A couple of nights ago, he was playing with my husband when out of the blue he carried on a short term conversation that showed empathy and understanding to what he was saying!

Sometimes, when it seems like he isn’t making any progress then these little snippets of improvements remind us that there is hope!

At this time due to financial restraints I won’t be able to do as many HBOT treatments as I would like but I do hope to have more done in the near future!