My question is, why don’t people know about the connection between bacteria and the gut? I include myself also. I had no clue what the gut was about. Why? Because I didn’t need to. I was consumed about earning money and fulfilling my material needs. But the second my son represented autism. I wanted to know everything I could to understand how I could help him.
I was consumed with why my son had autism. What was autism? How could I cure it for my son?
No doctor knew what it was and they all said it was a brain problem, which was frustrating to hear. Doctors nowadays have so much ego! I am willing to bet their ego would diminish if they found themselves in a position similar to mine and if their child was sick with something they didn’t understand.
Dr. Bradstreet was an amazing doctor who's son was diagnosed with autism. I regret that I didn't have the opportunity to meet Dr. Bradstreet. Well-known for being a good doctor with truly no ego, he tried to work with others to help his own son. I wish I had met him before he passed away. However, I was very fortunate to have met the amazing Dr. Marco Ruggiero, who worked closely with Dr. Bradstreet. I was amazed by the information and research that Dr. Bradstreet had, yet the doctors I initially sought help from did not tell me about Dr. Bradstreet's research because he was considered a "quack." I find it appalling that other doctors would put each other down when they haven’t even researched what these amazing doctors have accomplished for those in need of their research and experience.
I have always been told, "You are your son's biggest advocate!" I have never taken "no" for an answer and researched everything I can. All I can do is tell you never stop researching! Always verify your info and look it up for your own validation and verification. Don’t let others make up your mind for you! You can think for yourself.
Candida! What the heck is candida? I started looking this up, and found the info by Donna Gates very interesting. I started actually making water and coconut keifers when I heard about Donna Gates. I heard candida caused so many symptoms that were not just in autism, but in issues I had as well. It was crazy! Headaches, migraines, sugar cravings, and weight problems... the list goes on.
I bought Donna Gates's book and read very interesting info about the gut. Then I read about Dr. Marco Ruggiero and his explanation of the connection between bacteria in the gut and autism. Something internally clicked for me, and I knew right away this was the path for me and my family.
Like Dr. Heinz Reinwald says “it's in your shit!” LOL. It's truly exactly what it's about. We are eating processed foods, fast foods, fake dead food, and over-prescribed antibiotics! How can we not be sick, how can we not be overweight? It makes sense! Our gut is overrun by bad bacteria. Worst of all is that good bacteria is killed by bad bacteria that lives off the sugar we eat and crave, and it builds a downhill cycle from there. Dr. Marco Ruggiero and Dr. Stefania Pacini (his wife) made BRAVO, which is a strong probiotic that helps the good bacteria live in the gut, which helps fight the bad bacteria. What needs to be emphasized is that the good bacteria needs a healthy environment for a solid chance to thrive. If you are eating sugars and bad foods your good bacteria will never make it to the gut and reproduce. You can pave the way, but if you do it wrong it will not work, and you will not see any results. At the AutismOne conference, the amazing Dr. Jim Adams (who does “fecal transplants”) said, "You need to mow the lawn and replant the garden. If your gut had bad bacteria how can the good bacteria live if they are too little and weak since they are too low in amounts in your gut."
What is die-off effect?
When you have die-off after starting a diet you can have horrible migraines and feel horrible because the bad bugs are dying, which is a good sign and is temporary. If you are doing too much too fast it may not be a good sign because you may have dead bacteria in your gut that sets out a fume that sends out toxins and it can be painful. It's important to start slow and make sure you are detoxing correctly because it's a huge puzzle. Most of our kiddos have bad detoxification so they go through a lot of die-off. This can actually hurt your process so please make sure you have a trusted physician that can help you in the process so you can do things the right way.
Testing your microbiome is crucial. This will tell you all the bad bacteria you have and what good bugs you have. This is the way to start.
Parasties - yes we have worms! I even learned we have worms in our brains. Isn't that crazy? Dr. Marco Ruggiero explains this in his video which I will attach. You need good anti-fungals and you can get this from Dr. Reinwalds supplements so you can kill the parasites. This is part of the gut. Your gut is actually your second brain and the microbiome is your third brain. I will attach books on these topics and videos.
WE NEED TO HEAL THE GUT FOR EVERYTHING TO WORK, not just autism. Heal your entire family so you can heal your child.
Hello my name is Stephany and I want to share my story. I am a mother of an autistic child. My son is Jovan, and this is his journey.
Brotherly Love: Jovan adores his big brother.