Remove, Replenish, & Repair = Recovery! PART III

REPAIR is the topic today!

I discussed Remove and Replenish in the last 2 posts.  Repair can happen in two ways.  One is a passive way…in other words, providing SUPPORT to the body’s natural detoxification process and natural methylation pathways.  The other way is more active and is usually in the form of CHELATION THERAPY.  The goal of REPAIR is DETOX!

There are many ways to support your child’s natural detox process.  One way is to stimulate the organs responsible for detox, which are, Liver, Kidneys, Colon, and Skin.  Simple and obvious steps to take are to drink more fresh pure water, and provide daily opportunities for your child to sweat.  Also, making sure that your child poops everyday keeps toxins in the colon from re-entering the bloodstream (the recycling of substances from your digestive system back into your blood stream is called ENTERO-HEPATIC circulation).  Another way to increase sweating is with an Infra-red sauna.

One of the fastest, safest and easiest ways to support detox is Methyl B-12.  Basically this “skips” the weakened methylation step( often weakened by Mercury itself OR a genetic mutation) and provides your child’s body with plenty of PRE-Methylated B-12 in which to perform its many and varied functions (neurotransmitter production, glutathione production, cell membrane function, hormone production and neuronal healing).  Methyl B-12 has a definite healing effect and has been responsible for my own child’s recovery!  The protocol I follow was developed by Dr. James Neubrander and consisits of an injection 3 times per week for 8 weeks with no other changes, to determine improvement in your child’s symptoms. If improvement is detected, then I advise staying on MB-12 for at least 18-24 months.

I usually start MB-12 early in the treatment regiment of my patients for 2 reasons. Number 1:  I LOVE IT!  I like to get the most improvement ASAP, so that all other therapies that your child participates in can be fully utilized.  My son looked at me in the eyes and told me he loved me for the first time, unprompted the day after his first MB-12 injection!  Number 2:  Most tier II and III supplements get MORE fully utilized if there is plenty of MB-12 around, and who wants to waste good supplements?

Other great detox support supplements are Folinic Acid, DMG, TMG, N-acetyl-cysteine, amino acids (Taurine, Leucine, Iso-leucine, Valine), Coenzyme Q-10, all antioxidants (vit D, C, E, A).  Other liver support supplements are Silymarin (derived from Milk Thistle) and others.

Another modality which really worked on my son is HBOT–Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Basically, a child, and usually a parent gets into an airtight chamber, and then a pump increases the air pressure inside (it’s like being in a pressurized cabin on an airplane).  There usually is an Oxygen concentrator pumping in more O2.  You lay in the chamber for 1-2 hours at a time, while watching your portable DVD, and then decompress.  That is called a DIVE, and usually the protocol is set up for 40 hours in 4-6 weeks, with a month “rest” followed by another round of 40 dives.  If you want more info, please read The Oxygen Revolution, by Dr. Paul Harch.  Basically, at a higher pressure, more O2 is dissolved into your bloodstream and increases perfusion to the brain, while reducing oxidative stress to the brain and whole body.  Mostly HBOT is used for poor wound healing and SCUBA decompression sickness, but HBOT is commonly being used off-label for strokes, brain injury, peripheral vascular disease, and autism.  Check out the before and after PET scans, which show huge improvements on brain blood flow after only 40-80 dives.

Lastly and most powerfully, is CHELATION THERAPY.

No other intervention is rated as high in biomedical treatment as CHELATION.

A chelating agent is a medication that, when given, binds to heavy metals and excretes them from the body, either through the liver (via bile and poop), kidneys, or skin.  Chelation therapy has been successfully and safely undertaken by biomedical MDs on thousands of autistic children with fabulous results.  I will repeat the above statement….

No other intervention is rated as high in biomedical treatment as CHELATION.

I could and should write a whole blog on this topic…but for now I will tell you that if you get to this point, you should have many things in place…such as a great and trusting relationship with your doctor, your child should be on a whole host of supplements to support the removal of heavy metals, and your child’s nutritional status should be top notch.  Sometimes a child is so toxic, that I use a shorter, pulse type chelation protocol to “open up”  metabolic pathways that are blocked.  This treatment is like all other treatments, and is totally tailored to your child.

A word of caution is that you must use an Experienced Biomedical doctor to get the safest and best results for your child.

I hope this helps guide you on your path to RECOVERY!

Your, Dr. Girfriend

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