A parent asked me this recently, my reply was too long to fit into the comments section. So I am replying it here in the hopes it might help other families too.
Can i know what is 5-HTP?
Is there a difference between CANDEX and CANDIDA supplements? Which is better for the elimination of candida?
My kid is 7 now and is there any change for recovery? What is the success rate of seeing a DAN dr? I have friend who have seen Dan Dr and there seems to be negative feedback. Is seeing Dan dr involved only by taking supplements or have to take chelation or HBOT or Neurofeedback trestment.
Is HBOT and Neurofeedback treatment costly?
I envy your success and am greatful to you for your services and advice to all the ‘sufferers’ of ASD,ADHD. I wished that i got to know you much earlier
Thank you for sharing,
A, Warrior Mum to a son diagnosed with Autism, Johor Baru.
5-HTP is an amino acid, it acts like a serotonin precursor. Thus promoting melatonin production which aids sleep as well as anti-anxiety/ anti-depressant qualities. There are many natural remedies for anxiety and depression, both require different remedy. It helped my daughter with her negative thought process. Please refer to Art Class and Spooky Stories. But Why??” target=”_blank”>https://spectrummum.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/art-class-and-spooky-stories-but-why/. It also helps some children with sleep issues.
Candida is a type of fungal/yeast that is naturally present in our body. When I refer to Candida, I am referring to yeast infection or fungal overgrowth. There are different strains of Candida/ yeast.
Candex is categorized as an antifungal, though it works differently than other antifungals. Candex are enzymes that digests the cell walls of the yeast, leaving no toxic by-products behind. Candex and Candidase are both enzyme based antifungals, they are different brands and some kids respond better to one or the other. For some kids, Candex or Candidase alone works great, for some it works better in conjunction with another antifungal. Some use it for maintenance after using medicated antifungal. There are many types of antifungals, prescriptions ones (many types) herbals (many types) enzymes, probiotic based and others. Which ever one you choose depends on your child, which type of yeast he has and other underlying issues. Please consult with a biomedical doctor if this is your first time doing antifungals. An antifungal will only work as well as the protocol.
7 years old is not too late, I don’t think it is ever too late to give someone a chance at better health. No matter what their age is, every child deserves a chance to improve their health. There are no age limits, though the older the child, the longer the damage has been caused to his body. The chances of recovery will be slimmer as they grow older, however you can still improve his quality of life greatly. I know kids who started Biomedical intervention at 2.5 years old, 4 years old, 6 years old, 11 years old, 16 years old and even 24 years old. Some have found great improvements, but some did not. Please read this article here Any Unsucessful Cases Doing Biomed
I have consulted 6 DAN doctors and 2 homeopaths, not to mention many mainstream doctors. Some I consult for 2nd opinions, for some I find that their protocol did not suit my children. Please read Juggling Doctors and 2nd Opinions” target=”_blank”>here If you are unhappy with your biomedical doctor, please seek a 2nd opinion.
The biomedical approach includes dietary intervention, supplements and specific protocols. I don’t know if you will need to do chelation or HBOT. It depends on your child’s unique issues and other variables.
Neurofeedback is not biomedical in the pure sense. It is however a valid complimentary and alternative therapy. Whether it is a viable option for your child, I can’t comment as I am not a medical practitioner. I have not tried it btw.
HBOT ranges from RM150-250 per hour session or ‘dive’ depending on the centre and type of chamber. The protocol is usually minimum of 40 dives per round. However, the benefits are enormous and many parents worldwide and in Malaysia report how much it has benefitted their children. For some, this has shown the best improvements compared to other treatments. Please consult with a biomedical doctor to see if your child will benefit from HBOT.
A, thank you for your kind words. I do not offer any services nor do I provide any treatment or therapy. I am not a medical doctor and do not offer any professional advice. I simply advocate for better healthcare for our children and provide a platform for parents seeking alternative treatments for families who wish for an alternative to conventional mainstream treatments. I believe in empowering parents and urge them to look into their children’s underlying health conditions.
I believe in the right time and place. Perhaps, if you had known of biomedical intervention years ago, you may not be open to it. Don’t regret over it, if you had known me earlier, I would have been very new to Autism, much less to biomedical and alternative treatments.
As my good friend says “May our children be the best that they can be.”