Growing and learning

I haven’t written a post in a while.  Things have been really hectic the last few months.  However, great changes have been made in our son’s progress.  We did a trial run with the Zeolite powder and noticed his cognitive awareness was increased tremendously.  We went on vacation and like most people keeping up the vitamin routine is very difficult.  However, many people who knew Nathan since he was really small had noticed a big change in him.

Once we got home, I ordered some new vitamins via the homeopath Dr. that I recommended in the earlier blog.  However, shortly after receiving those we had company come and visit for a week, and I started a new job, things are slowly starting to get in a routine though again.  Toward the end of the visit I noticed that his speech had slowed down again therefore I gave him some more DMAE and it started right up.

During our week vacation I came across other parents who have had questions and concerns about behaviors and activities that their child exhibited but didn’t find anyone who could answer them.  My best advice to all those involved, keep asking questions!  If your doctor doesn’t answer you, talk to a friend, neighbor or anyone you can think of.  Most likely, you will come across someone who has experienced what you are going through.

An epiphany I just experienced was our visitors were grandparents who have not had much contact with Nathan over the years.  During the visit, some of the behaviors I used to think were medical conditions are actually traits passed down from his parents.  This alters my “treatment” protocol because now I realize that the more I don’t correct these undesirable behaviors the more he will do them when he gets older.

Discipline with a disabled child can be very difficult as it is extremely important to their well-being.  We (often mothers) tend to protect or as some would say “coddle” their child because of their condition.  My problem is that I don’t know how much he understands of “no” or other corrections that work on his older sisters.  His mental capacity is not at the same level as theirs, however, after reading numerous books about the importance of protecting them from abusers or others who would take advantage of their situation; it is becoming a #1 concern to me that I know needs to be corrected.

In the last few weeks I have heard several sentences that are starting to make sense, and requests that can be understood.  He still gets excited and goes on a “tirade” about something he is upset or concerned about, but for the most part he is starting to increase his vocabulary and personality.

Even though my “treatments” – vitamin regime hasn’t been as regulated as it should, he is still making some progress but it also gives us a good idea of what is working well.

Continue to the fight and know that in the end with prayer and patience the journey you have been on, both of you will have learned a lot about each other and what is needed for optimal health! 🙂

Until next time!


Good news on the Supplement ban!

I just received this article from one of my autism subscriptions!  A positive step to this measure….

“Dear Autism Coach Customer,
Thanks to all of you who contacted FDA and/or your representatives concerning the New Supplement Ingredient Guidelines and shared this information with others!

According to the Alliance for Natural Health, hundreds of thousands of people emailed their congressmen and senators and 20,000 people telephoned their congressional representatives to voice opposition to the FDA’s proposed New Supplement Ingredient Guidelines. To read this update, please go to:

The Alliance for Natural Health organization is so encouraged by the outpouring of protest against the FDA’s New Supplement Ingredient Guidelines, that they are going further and asking for the New Supplement Ingredient guidelines to be repealed!

Knowing our amazing community of activists who have done so much to help our kids, I’m willing to bet the autism community was in large part responsible for spreading the word resulting in this enormous outpouring of feedback to our representatives!

Another example of autism activism at work on a national level is Republican presidential candidate, Texas Governor Rick Perry, losing popularity because of his initiative to force every girl in Texas to receive the Gardasil vaccine for the human papilloma virus, which has unfortunately harmed thousands of girls since its introduction (for more information visit

Based upon this enormous outpouring of protest, it is evident that the majority of people in the U.S. are on our side and are every bit as concerned about how our leaders and federal agencies are making decisions that endanger our health and the future of our children.

We have an election year coming up. Even if an incumbent representative of your district or state is in your pollitical party of preference, if they are working against the best interests of the autism community and you cannot dissuade them, why not run against them and help to reform your party? Even if you do not win, you will be doing a public service to bring to the attention of the public issues of concern to the autism community (such as the FDA’s attack on the supplement industry and the government’s cover-up of the link between vaccines and autism). Who wouldn’t vote for someone who runs on a ticket of supporting cleaning up the environment and food supply and improving the overall health of the nation? Perhaps even local autism parent’s groups might consider picking and supporting someone from their group to run for office. 

Thanks again to all of you who took action! If we keep advocating for what is important to us, there’s no limit to what we can accomplish!”

Best regards,
Sue Bennet
Autism Coach