Children with Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Children with Starving Brains A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder Author:Jaquelyn McCandless In the midst of a worldwide epidemic of autism, ADD, and ADHD, this book is a message of hope to parents embarking on the challenging journey of finding proper medical care for their Autism Spectrum Disorder children. Genetic susceptibility activated by "triggers" such as pesticides and heavy metals in vaccines can lead to immune system impairme... more »nt, gut dysfunction, and pathogen invasion such as yeast and viruses in many children. This is the first book written by an experienced clinician that gives a step-by-step treatment guide for parents and doctors based on the understanding that ASD is a complex biomedical illness resulting in significant brain malnutrition. Dr. McCandless, whose grandchild with autism has inspired her "broad spectrum approach," describes important diagnostic tools needed to select appropriate treatment programs. Her book explains major therapies newly available and identifies safe and effective options for parents and physicians working together to improve the health of these special children.« less
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This is an excellent resource. It's well-researched, backed up scientific information, and well written. There is a wealth on information here for parents and physicians of children on the autism spectrum. Dr. McCandless is a medical doctor and the grandmother of a child with autism. Autism isn't just a brain disorder. It's an immune disorder that impacts the brain, the gut, and the liver.
If you're interested in a step by step guide to the complex biomedical illness that is autism then this book is for you. Dr. McCandless explains how genetic susceptibility is activated by triggers such as exposure to environmental toxins, pesticides, heavy metals which lead to widespread immune dysfunction and systematic impairment. If you have a child with autism or you're the close relative or friend of someone who has a child with autism, you need to get this book. The 2009 edition is updated with the latest research. There are new sections that weren't in the 2007 edition.