This is a run down of some of the things we did. Our primary focus has been biomedical interventions.
- Testing for and treating heavy metals using Andy Cutler Protocol. It’s safe, low dose and doesn’t redistribute metals.
- We used the Hair Toxic and Essential Hair Elements test and used Andy’s counting rules to look for mercury deranged mineral transport.
- We tested everyone in the house. We were all metal toxic it! It was just affecting us each in different ways.
- We also did complementary protocols suggested in Andy’s work to target specific problems.
- We treated yeast overgrowth (candida), bacterial overgrowth, parasitic infection, immune dysfunction, endocrine problems and more. (these things are detailed in the Fight Autism and Win bookWe later did 12 weeks of silica water as per Professor Exley.
- We treated dietary deficiencies, food allergies, and removed chemicals from our food and our home.
- While we worked on these things we also addressed developmental delays using the following:
- Occupational therapy for fine motor delays and sensory issues
- Speech therapy for receptive language delay and social language
- Vision therapy for visual processing, visual motor delays and primitive reflexes
- Auditory therapy although honestly I saw more progress from chelation
- Sensory diet at home
- Social Skills therapy using cognitive behavioral therapy and play pair.
- Physical Therapy for large motor issues
- Constitutional Homeopathy after 100 rounds of chelation
- Flower Essences
- MTHFR Testing and Treatment
- OAT Testing and Treatment
- Mito Support
It has been a long road for us which has not been easy. We are always looking at what will be beneficial and what health issues does our child have that need to be treated. Certainly removing toxic metals has been one of our biggest interventions by far. The rest we did later on after we had reached a point in chelation where metals were not likely to be the larger part of any residual health problems. All of this has changed our lives. It has led to better health and function for my whole family.
We plan to continue to chelate as long as it’s beneficial and testing indicates it’s needed. We have reached a point now where we have an older teen and most of the interventions in place are maintenance to insure health. I continue to blog about those here and there and share with others what they do or don’t do for our particular situation.