Your Family Clinic: Notes from the Parent Autism Support Group held on December 18, 2020 via Zoom
Notes from the Autism Spectrum Disorders Parent Support Group on December 18, 2020
sponsored by Your Family Clinic, LLC
Notes from Autism Spectrum Disorders Parent Support Group on December 18, 2020
Sponsored by Your Family Clinic, LLC
Our guest speaker for this month’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group was Dr. Kirby Thompson, ND, MSOM, LAc who is a Naturalpathic Doctor. She practices at Wildflower Wellness LLC which shares a building with Vitamins Plus Healthfood Store in Hattiesburg. Her private practice is located at 427 Weathersby Rd Hattiesburg, MS 39402. Her office phone number is: 601-287-3837.
Dr. Thomplson discussed that Autism has many etiologies. Each child with Autism is different and their bodies have different needs. There is never one cure or one supplement that will help all children with autism. The same can be said about other diagnoses as well (e.g., ADHD, Bipolar Disorder). There are limits to modern medicine. Modern medicine behaves as if the thing to do is to give every one the same thing that has a diagnosis and things will get better. It is the symptoms that tell the doctor what is needed. Naturalpaths want to treat the individual and not the symptoms.
In generaly there may be certain things that help with Autism Spectrum Disorders. However, these things depend on the indiviual's body and make up. Fish Oil, Choline, minerals, and B complex may be helpful. However, one needs to see how your body works to see if you will be able to utilize the B vitamins and other supplements that the individual may be taking.
To learn what the body is likely to need involves testing. There are expensive genetic tests to see how your body deals with B vitamins. These tests work with someone. Some people tend to get better even without genetic testing. Dr. Kirby talked about some issues regarding DNA testing. She talked about Epigenetics. Some people may have the genetic markers for a chronic illness and never get the chronic illness. It is often based on DNA and enviromental issues.
In addition, what we give people can change the DNA. In addition, you can change children so they will no longer be on the Autism spectrum. Dr. Thompson's nephew had it happen to him. It took 8 years, but he is no longer on the Autism spectrum
Children on the Autism Spectrum often have stomach issues. They often have sensitivities to foods and chemicals in their environment. Majority of sensitivities are dairy (doesn’t mean a lactose problem) potatoes, and eggs. Their sensitivities often lead to stomach problems.
Taking kids off of wheat was very helpful according to studies. Some kids are allergic to fruit. It is good to get the child checked for food sensitivities.
Neurological and behavioral can be caused by these sensitivities. The process is believed to be related to damage to the nerve cells of the brain. Fish oil can give the body the fatty acids that it needs to make repairs.
When treating individuals, certain conditions take priority. For example, if someone has lyme disease and symptoms related to blood sugar, it would be best to treat the symptoms of blood sugar and then address the lyme disease.
In treating children with Autism, it is hard to be consistent with their treatment. For example, it is so easy to get off a diet. Children have access to a wide variety of foods at school and it is hard for them to resist their cravings.
There are ways to get good information about what is going on with your child. One way is to be tested. Dr. Thompson can test children at her office at Wildflower Wellness LLC. They are open Monday through Thursday.
There are several types of testing.
Other information presented included:
We thank everyone that participated in this Support Group meeting. Thank you Dr. Kirby Thompson for your services, insight and expertise.
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