Below detail are the personal experience of one of the parents. Only use the useful information.
It will change from person to person.
*Always consult a doctor before use.
GFCFSF diet- We went Gluten, Casein, Segar, Starch, and Carbohydrate free, starch and sugar-free:
Ragi, Jowari, Bajra chapathi or Dosa
Ragi Dosa, Millet Dosa,
Bhajji, Besan Pakoda
Millets- Foxtail Millet, Kodu Millet, all types of millets (they are just like rice and very healthy)
Ragi Dosa (please do NOT ferment do NOT use any yeast, baking soda for fermentation at all)
Semolina, Rava/ Sooji
Besan/Bengal gram, Chana, Sattoo
Millet, Dal, all vegetables
Fish/seafood/Prawns in any or all forms
Chicken Mutton, Bone Broth, Paya soup
All general fruits- apple, oranges, banana, Mango, Papaya, Watermelon, Avacado, Kiwi, Sweet Lime
Sugar/all kinds of Carbohydrates
Breakfast- Millet Dosa, Millets, Dal papad, Ragi chips, Ragi dosa, Dal chilla,
Fruit salads, chicken salad,
No refrigerated or processed food from markets,
All Vegs- Mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, beetroot, cabbage, Cauliflower, Ladiesfinger/Bhindi, spinach, Methi, Palak, all green vegetables etc
Use lot of coriander, Curry leaves, cumin seeds, saunf etc in your diet
Coconut milk, almond milk
Please do not give fermented food or food with yeast to children
Paya soup is a BIG healer
If you could give a cup of Paya soup every day, its helps big time
Please read for specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) and GFCF diet both on google. We are following both for the last 4 yrs now!
Diet solely consists of:
1) Ragi dosa (take some Ragi, mix some carrots crushed, beetroot crushed/grinded , put some soaked grinded dal which gives consistency to the batter and make the dosa out of it)., dal chillas, Millets/Bajra and Jowar dosas or Jowar chapathis- Google up on who to cook them, believe me, they are easy to cook !! Make sure the dosa batter is never fermented and are made at home. Please do NOT give any fermented or processed food from outside.
2) Eggs/chicken/ Bone broth (Paya soup) is a BOOn to healing the gut if you’re a Non vegeterian and the child isnt allergic to any of these foods- do NOT give fish/sea foods
3) All types of vegetables- leafy and otherwise that are starch free (we can give green leafy vegetables, all types of dals and soups, cauliflowers, Cabbage, Carrots, beetroot, green leafy veggies liek /methi/palak/spinach etc , onions, mushrooms, lots of Dals and soups). Use lots of garlic as it helps detoxification.
Please note that following the diet is the hardest part BUT it compliments the Bio medication in the long run- you will not see miracles from day 1 but this is the key to 100% recovery. Doing Bios meds without the diet would nullify all the efforts you put through:
Coming to the protocol we followed:
1) Follow the Diet strictly (its ok to start with one meal or two meals per day and then change the whole diet slowly)
2)Theraphies- Occupational, Speech, Behavioural theraphies (A lot of time and attention to the child, have lots of conversations, talk to the child, give him colours, crayons, paints, toys to engage the child) Intorduce books, colours, numbers, alphabetsm, pictures of animals, birds etc to children.
We started with a lot of occupational and speech therapy at home (limited sessions at the therapy centre)- Remember, a parent is the BEST therapist a child could get ! speak as much as you can with you child, get him to colour, read, read out stories for him that push him to think, make him think as much as he/she can, ask him questions that push him to understand or think , PLAY with your child (give him his drawing books, his crayons to scribble.
2)Bio Medical interventions were started along with therapies (please do not loose time on starting the Bio medicines, The earlier you start, the easier are chances of 100% recoveries) €”
Brands you could order: Healthyhay, Nutribiotics,
· Cod Lever oil (2-3 ml everyday) €” this has to be mercury free
· Primosa oil (500 mg- 2-3 capsules everyday for a 2-4.5 yrs old child);
· CoQ (2 tablets/day),
· GLA120 (2 tablets every day);
· Probiotic- Coconut Kefir water (please see details below as to where to order kefir and how to make and preserve it at home)
· Grapefruit seed extract – this has to be given 4-5 hours after/before Kefir water (Kefir water details below),
· Creon1000 (1 tablet everyday)- You can get all these capsules in any medical stores in India or order them from AMAZON
· Calcium ,Magnesium and Zinc supplements need to be given every day (Nutribiotics is a good brand to buy suppliments online through amazon or Lucky Vitamins)
*Coconut Kefir water did wonders for our child clearing up all the Yeast issues he had (you can order coconut kefir seeds from healyourgut.in)- Its a natural probiotic that cleans up the yeast overload for children with sensory issues. You need to compliment the good bacteria by giving the child Kefir and then remove the bad bacteria through GSE (grapefruit seed extract). GSE and Kefir has to be given at a gap of 4 -5 hours . Never give both of them together
3)Within 3 months of Bio medicines, we saw speech coming back for our child. He started with one word, two words and then started framing short sentences. Its ok to start with meaningless speech, it will slowly develop into meaningful speech.
Please ensure to talk as much as you can with your child. A parent while cooking, cleaning the house , can invlve his child with him in the activity. That is as good as a therapy.
Get the child to the begetable market, ask him to get vegetables for you: Can you get me a carrot or where is the carrot?
Where is the potato
Can you put the potato into the basket
Can you put the potato into the yellow basket
Can you get two potatoes
Can you get three more?
Can you see where is the ball?
Where is the doll?
That helps in building conversations with the child. The child will start following instructions and you will see the cognition increasing day by day.
and we continued to put extra effort to developing his focus levels through therapies (at home – speech, lots of visual education through books, videos etc), We started Methyl B12 shots which helped bigtime.
We started Methyl B12 shots- Methyl B12 shots are vitamin B12 shots that help the children on the spectrum€™
Children on the spectrum have challenges with Methylation in their body (which restricts the production of Vitamin B12 in the body).
We give this vitamin externally through shots.
Shots are like mini injections that a parent can give at home.
How to give Methyl B12 shots at home:
Subcutaneously/under the skin/No need to give it through a doctor/It need not be given in the vein, it has to be given on the bottocks , it does NOT pain
It is like giving Insulin shots to diabetic patients.
Process to procure for Methyl B12-
· Akhil Autism Centre/Mumbai- This can be procured online
· Take an online prescription from any Doctor (Dr Praveen Saxena can give it online)
· Share the copy through email with tAkhil Autism centre
· They will get the B12 shots procured for you and deliver it at yoru doorstep
Methyl B12 shots will help develop speech very quickly.
How much quantity can be given- 0.05 ml B12 shot every alternate day (thrice a week)
Please note that in case you give a slightly higher quantity of shot, it will NOT DO ANY HARM to the child. The extra Methyl B12 is eradicated from the body in the first urine right after the shot and is therefore completely safe for our children.
If the urine after the shot is RED, do Not worry, That is excess Methyl B12 comign out of the childs body.
5) Once the gut is clean and the body detoxifies , we did HBOT sessions (they were not very useful for us but every child had a different issue and it does help a LOT of other children). Remember that HBOT needs to be done only ONLY THE BODY is clean (the gut is clean , body is detoxified and chelated completely) which can happen once you complete bio medicines and chelation etc .So assume that you can take HBOT only after a year into Bio medications (when the body is mostly detoxified an cleaned up)
6) Along with Bio medicines, Methyl B12 , we are now additionally doing Chelation- Andy Cutler Low Dose Chelation- Chelation is a process of removing the toxic metals like lead, mercury , Aluminum, Arsenic etc from the child’s body (many children on the spectrum are exposed to heavy metals due to a damaged gut and are not able to excrete it naturally due to a weak gut due to which we may need to remove toxins through the process of Chelation).
Details of how to do Andy Cutler chelation: Click here
While being under a DAN doctor is helpful, please note that this entire protocol can be done at home. You need not go to any doctors for healing your child from this disorder This is NOT a disease. It€™s a disorder and it takes time to go away. Ensure you do not leave the Bio meds or protocols in between assuming its isn€™t working. It WILL work.
Tests I recommend to every parent to start with:
1) Heavy metal toxicity test OR Hair Metal test– These tests will test the toxicity level of your child and thus will held you decide if you may want to do DMSA chelation (for Lead removal) or DMSA and ALA chelation (for Mercury and Lead toxicity both)- Our child had lead levels high in his body that caused him sensory issues and thus removal of lead got him off the spectrum
2)Food Allergy profile- igg test– The test will tell you what kinds of foods is your child allergic to
Website to order: Matritouch
One of the biggest source of information you could use to heal your child 100% is :
Fight Autism and win – Biomedical therapies that work (This is a very good and informative book , proved to be the Bible for reversing all symptoms – has all the resources on tests/ protocols/ chelation/ bio medicatiosn you may need to completely recover your child . It guides you step by step on the process to chelate and use the bio meds at home.
Additional ragi and Millet diets (please right click on the link below to search it on google or simply copy paste this link in the browser):