What the Heck Is the MTHFR Gene Mutation? And What Does it Have to Do With Autism?

www.autism-and-treatment.com by Marcia Hinds – Megan and Ryan’s Mom The term MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate) may sounds like a “bad word,” but it isn’t.  It is just an acronym for a very important enzyme our bodies need.  The MTHFR plays an important role in the methylation cycle.  Cutting edge research has clearly linked impaired methylation problems with…

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Are the Medical Interventions Helping?

By Marcia Hinds – Ryan’s Mom www.autism-and-treatment.com Initially, it was hard to tell which interventions were working. How can you tell if a medication is working when your child has limited verbal ability and prefers his own inner world to the one where everyone else lives? Improvements in speech take time and the results are…

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Three Easy Steps To Make the Medicine Go Down

by Ryan and Megan’s Mom www.autism-and-treatment.com Just getting Ryan to take the medications at the beginning of his medical treatment was a major accomplishment. He was still too young to swallow pills and some of the medications only came in adult sizes. I tried what seemed like a hundred different ways to solve this problem.…

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Don’t Judge Your Child’s Progress By How Much Language They Have

Don’t measure your children’s progress by how much language they have. It takes a “typical” child almost three years to learn language, so if your child doesn’t immediately start speaking after starting medical treatments that doesn’t mean the interventions aren’t working. After you address the immune issues, you still need an intensive rehab program to catch…

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Why Do Our Kids Sometimes Get Worse Before They Get Better? — antiviral and antifungal medications

Antiviral and Antifungal Medications and Die-off by Marcia Hinds – Megan and Ryan’s mom www.autism-and-treatment.com My son is now recovered and an aerospace engineer.  For him, antiviral and antifungal medications were life-changing. When I first looked up the side effects of these prescription drugs, I was terrified. But I soon realized that if my son…

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Is there a “CURE” for Autism ?

www.autism-and-treatment.com by Marcia Hinds – Megan and Ryan’s Mom What if the word “Autism” had never existed and ever increasing numbers children were showing up in schools without speech, lost in their own worlds, and having unexplained seizures?   Would we be diagnosing these children with some psychiatric “developmental disorder?”  Or would we be looking for…

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