Please Stop Trying to “Treat” Autism…And Do This Instead

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  • The medical community has it wrong (he’s right about that)
  • Genetics are not involved
  • Some of his pediatric patients have recovered/overcome their autism, by healing their gut, balancing their immune system, eliminating problem foods, and removing heavy metals, etc.

Wait, what?

Autism isn’t black and white

The “What-If” Game

  1. I might have been convinced that Functional Medicine could “cure” or “resolve” my autism, and when it turns out that it’s a permanent status for which there is no “cure”, I would have been disillusioned, seeing Functional Medicine as non-infallible. I might have even lost my faith in this 21st-century medical paradigm that has given so many people their lives back. Or…
  2. By some “miracle”, let’s say Functional Medicine could have made me “normal”. I would cease to be the doctor I am. I would have lost all the gifts that make me so well-suited for my line of work. I might even be okay with being a mediocre doctor.

A potential solution…

  • Allow all patients to be themselves, without judgment…
  • Ask the same questions to determine the same symptoms…
  • Run the same functional testing…
  • Personalize a health recovery plan…
  • Treat the whole person…
  • Meet and love them where they are…
  • Give them the same thorough information and explanations…

Final Thoughts

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