The Un-Prescription for Autism: A Natural Approach for a Calmer, Happier, and More Focused Child, 1st Edition

  • Janet Lintala
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  • ISBN-10: 0814436641
  • ISBN-13: 9780814436646
  • DDC: 616.85
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released June 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Overview

Each year, more than 50,000 U.S. families receive an autism diagnosis. On top of turmoil and worry, they share the same urgent question: What can we do to help our child? The answers parents find can be contradictory…even dangerous. The conventional approach (employed by too many pediatricians) is to medicate difficult behaviors into submission—suppressing symptoms while leaving underlying health challenges untouched. Surfing the Internet for alternatives just leads to confusion.

Now, Dr. Janet Lintala, founder of the Autism Health center and an autism mom herself, shares the natural protocols used in her practice to dramatically improve the function and well-being of children on the spectrum. Drawing on the latest research developments, as well as personal and clinical experience, she targets the underlying issues (chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, gastrointestinal dysfunction, immune dysregulation) associated with the behavior, bowel, and sleep problems so common to autism.

Correcting these overlooked conditions with digestive enzymes, probiotics, antifungals, and other nonpsychiatric treatments brings transformative results: less pain, less aggression, and a child who is more receptive to behavioral and educational interventions. While the medical profession is slow to change, autistic kids need help immediately. This book provides clear explanations, detailed protocols, and examples to help parents act quickly to restore their child’s health, self-control, and language—paving the way for reaching their full potential.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Praise from Healthcare Professionals.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction A Mother’s Story.
Why—Learning the Rules.
1: The Rules of Tack Sitting.
2: Get Organized Before You Start.
3: You Are What You Don’t Poop: Be Amazed by Enzymes.
4: Dirty Jobs: The Power of Probiotics.
5: Sh!ts and Giggles: The Antimicrobial Rotation.
How—Taking Action.
6: The Un-Prescription Action Plan for Basic GI Support.
7: Why Is My Child Always Sick?: How to Stop Catching Colds Right Away.
8: The Forgotten Ones: Adults on the Spectrum.
9: A Sample Year of the Basic GI Support Protocol.
10: Oops, My Bad!: How to Prevent and Handle Setbacks.
11: Epilogue: Twenty Years on the Front Lines—Evan, Liam, and Eli.
Endnotes.
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations.
Helpful Resources.
Testimonials from Parents.
Index.
About the Authors.