Last April, at four and a half years old, my son Blake was formally diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder – a chronic neurological and biological condition.
Fortunately I am an Anti-Determinist. Research shows that on average, a normal healthy person has no less than 400 potentially damaging DNA variants associated with diseases that they do not manifest.
Hypnosis and other peak performance practices have dramatically altered my personal health trajectory and taught me that DNA alone does not determine our destiny.
We are committed to doing everything we can to optimize Blake’s health and move forward on the following objectives:
- Completely reverse all symptoms of autoimmune disease (including ADHD, dyspraxia and stuttering)
- Heal leaky gut
- Lose the Autism diagnosis by the time Blake is 7 years old
In order to meet these objectives:
- We have strictly adhered to the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet since March 2017 and we temporarily shifted to a GAPS version of the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol diet when Blake had joint inflammation
- We eat fermented foods and bone broth on a daily basis
- We installed an infra-red sauna in Blake’s room to help with detoxing
- Rob, Blake and I take methyl B shots 3 times/week (Click here to understand why)
- We take several disgusting supplements on a daily basis to treat biomedical conditions
- We sleep on grounding sheets
- We do high intensity interval training to improve mitochondrial function
- We practice mindfulness, self-hypnosis and self-regulation exercises to increase the peace 😉
- We regularly take massive doses of vitamin N – Nature!!
Since we started this regime, our results have been positive/negative:
- Blake’s energy has dramatically increased — he no longer falls unconscious in my arms within 4 hours of waking
- Blake started experiencing sleep disturbances, frequently waking up in the middle of the night
- He is more hyperactive and sensation-seeking – Blake touches everything, chews on clothing, jumps/stomps barefoot and needs lots of intense movement and pressure
- He is more emotional these days, experiencing more intense awe/wonder as well as deeper despair
- Blake is more aggressive/demanding/boundary pushing and less obedient
- His eye contact, focus, ideation and language have noticeably improved
- His body awareness, coordination, and core strength have dramatically improved
- Blake’s immune system seems stronger and his blood work is now in the normal range (he used to be in the 2.5th percentile for the bad cholesterol!!)
- Blake continues to stutter (no change in frequency or intensity of repetitions)
On the whole, I feel like Blake is getting better and better, however, our naturopath reminds me that recovery is a journey, not a destination.