Synopses & Reviews
Autism is now epidemic in the U.S. The incidence rate averages 1 in 500, but can be as high as 1 in 150 in some areas. In the last 15 years, autism has risen by as much as 1000%. Satisfactory explanations for the meteoric rise in autism have been lacking, and conventional medicine has failed to come forward with successful treatments to reverse this condition.
Now for the first time, The Natural Medicine Guide to Autism gives the reasons for the epidemic and details therapies that in many cases can successfully treat or reverse this disorder. Certain environmental factors can trigger autism, such as vaccine overload, exposure to heavy metals such as mercury, toxic overload, nutritional deficiencies, and structural distortions from birth trauma. Unlike the grim prognosis conventional medicine gives autism, evidence presented in this book convincingly shows that when you identify and remove these triggers using natural medicine therapies, many of the symptoms of autism often disappear and a normal life is suddenly possible for the child.
Medical journalist Stephanie Marohn draws from extensive interviews with groundbreaking physicians and numerous real-life patient histories to present 14 natural medicine treatment options for autism. Among the innovative practitioners is William J. Walsh, PhD, chief scientist at the Health Research Institute and Pfeiffer Treatment Center in Naperville, Illinois. Dr. Walsh's recent discovery may have pinpointed the key genetic component of autism that has eluded scientists for decades and opened the way for successful treatment of autism in many cases.
Parents of children with autism or anyone whose life has been touched by the disorder will find inspiration, practical information and assistance, and a welcome sense of optimism in The Natural Medicine Guide to Autism.
Autism is now an epidemic in the U.S. and rising by as much as 1,000 percent in some areas. This book explores the reasons why this is happening and offers information about effective treatment options that can ameliorate or even reverse the disorder.
Essential reading for parents of children with all types of autism.
Table of Contents
What is autism? -- Causes and contributing factors -- The vaccine and mercury controversy -- Targeted therapeutic nutrition and heavy-metal detoxification -- Naet: allergy-related autism -- Biochemical therapy and a landmark discovery -- Homeopathy: constitutional treatment, vaccine clearing, and an alternative to vaccines -- Cranial osteopathy: the role of birth trauma in autism -- The tomatis method: listening and autism -- Neural therapy, toxic clearing, and family systems therapy: the levels of healing.