Each year, more than 50,000 U.S. families receive an autism diagnosis. On top of turmoil and worry, they share the same urgent question: What can we do to help our child? The answers parents find can be contradictory...even dangerous. The conventional approach (employed by too many pediatricians) is to medicate difficult behaviors into submission--suppressing symptoms while leaving underlying health challenges untouched. Surfing the Internet for alternatives just leads to confusion. Now, Dr. Janet Lintala, founder of the Autism Health center and an autism mom herself, shares the natural protocols used in her practice to dramatically improve the function and well-being of children on the spectrum. Drawing on the latest research developments, as well as personal and clinical experience, she targets the underlying issues (chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, gastrointestinal dysfunction, immune dysregulation) associated with the behavior, bowel, and sleep problems so common to autism.
Correcting these overlooked conditions with digestive enzymes, probiotics, antifungals, and other nonpsychiatric treatments brings transformative results: less pain, less aggression, and a child who is more receptive to behavioral and educational interventions. While the medical profession is slow to change, autistic kids need help immediately. "The Un-Prescription for Autism" provides clear explanations, detailed protocols, and examples to help parents act quickly to restore their child's health, self-control, and language--paving the way for reaching their full potential.
About the Author
Janet Lintala, DC founded and heads Autism Health!, serving children and adults in 12 states. Her advice integrates the clinical expertise of a nonprescription autism practice with the firsthand experience only an autism parent can deliver. MARTHA W. MURPHY is an award-winning health writer.
"It is without reservation that I suggest that anyone involved in the care of someone with more severe ASD pick up a copy of The Un-Prescription for Autism, read it cover to cover, and talk about the program laid out by Dr. Lintala with their pediatrician." --Geekdad
..".common sense approach to developing an action plan that the author has seen work to help move persons with ASD to a higher level of health behavioral and physical." --Blog Critics
"Any parent who reads The Un-Prescription for Autism will be intrigued with Lintala's assertions about probiotics and gastrointestinal imbalances and find lots of valuable information to incorporate into their child's therapies." --Cyberlibrarian
..".user friendly resource and gives the reader another option to try in helping a child or adult with autism. " --Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
..".wealth of information..." --PsychCentral
..".empowering, informative and motivational...Provides readers with the insights to understand what autism is, the symptoms to look for, and powerful, effective ways to improve your child's condition." -- Huffington Post
Nautilus Book Award Gold Award in Psychology
Best Book Awards winner in Health: Alternative Medicine
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st April 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Focus
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4
Weight (kg): 0.45