Biomedical Protocol

We had our appt with Dr. David Berger in Tampa a few weeks ago. Here's a timeline of what we've done so far:

May 18th - 1st appt with Dr. David

May 19th - started epsom salt baths (1/2 cup per bath) & cod liver fish oil (1 tsp.)

May 21st - stopped cod liver fish oil (supposed to wait until he's been in the epsom salt baths for 1 week before starting, so I stopped to get things back on track).

May 25th - started cod liver fish oil again (1.5 tsp., increasing to 2 tsp.)

May 27th - started NuThera hypoallerginic vitamins (without A & D). 2 capsules per day, mixed with milk or juice.

May 30th - gathered stool and urine samples for labs. Sent in Fedex.

Dr. Berger thinks Holden has a sulfate deficiency, based on a few of his symptoms that suggest it. His symptoms include: night sweats, bumps (or rash) on the back of his upper arm, and the tips of his ears are more red than his cheeks. He explained that our bodies need sulfate to be able to detox itself from toxins that are in our bodies. The epsom salt baths are supposed to help replinish the sulfate. Based on what I told him, he thinks I may have a "sluggish" detox system too. Which means that it wasn't a good thing to consume a lot of sushi and tuna melts while pregnant with him.

The cod liver fish oil is from Nordic Naturals. It's strawberry flavored. I can't stand the smell of it, but Holden doesn't seem to mind the taste, too much anyway. Dr. David says after 2 weeks or so on the fish oil, we should see an increase in attention, focus, and eye contact. I hope so.

The stool and urine samples I'm sending off today are to test for a huge array of things. Overgrowth of yeast, which he suspects he has from the prolonged use of antibiotics. Holden was on antibiotics for the first 14 months of his life due to hydronepherosis and bi-lateral kidney reflux. I think this urine test will also test for toxins and metals in his system.

Dr. Berger also suggested a few things for me since I'm entering the 3rd trimester of this pregnancy. 1.) he suggested I take 1 capsule of omega 3's fish oil everyday (which I purchased from him). 2.) epsom salt baths. 3.) Vitamin B12 w/folinic acid nasal spray. I haven't gotten this yet, it had to go through a compound pharmacy.

Our followup appointment is June 18th. At that appointment, they'll do bloodwork, which will not be fun. Dietrich will definitely be going to that appointment with me!

So, we're hoping for the best. I've talked to a lot of moms and if nothing else, my son will be more healthy than he ever has. I truly believe that his autism and symptoms were triggered by the vaccines he received, the antibiotic use, and other environmental factors. I hope we can get his body and brain back to where it should be, so that we can begin his recovery.

*crossing everything I have*

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