Archive for the ‘Diagnosis’ Category

Vintage 20th Century Autism Thinking

Vintage 20th Century Autism Thinking

Think about what is was like for ‘pioneer’ doctors at the beginning of the last century. I am certain that they were derided by the medical establishment, whose beliefs included ‘bleeding’ or electroshock therapy as treatment for every...
Is It Time To Take Your Child to a Functional Medicine Pediatrician?

Is It Time To Take Your Child to a Functional Medicine Pediatrician?

I’m not a big fan of posting patient testimonials. Miracle treatments are frequently reported as gospel. Plus, it’s pretty unlikely that any practitioner would advertise negative information about their own organization. On the other hand, many Googlers,...
Significant Autism Events of 2017

Significant Autism Events of 2017

In the face of the exploding incidence of childhood developmental abnormalities, scientific knowledge is sorely lacking. These are my top picks for this year’s most useful human research and events that address our understanding about the cause(s) and...
Is Big Pharma Knocking Off Functional Medicine Doctors?

Is Big Pharma Knocking Off Functional Medicine Doctors?

I awoke one morning recently, to this shocking Facebook post: 77th Holistic Doctor Shot Dead In Her AZ Home With Her Entire Family. Considering the violent circumstances surrounding this daunting list of clinicians’ deaths, including Drs. Jeffrey Bradstreet,...
The Perils of Home Treatment for Autism

The Perils of Home Treatment for Autism

Were it not for a lack of knowledge or, frankly, interest on the part of most of the medical community, parents of children with autism would be happy to relinquish their quest for appropriate treatment. Too often, I listen to stories about pediatricians who have...
Fundraising for Autism Research

Fundraising for Autism Research

(Too) many years ago, our Regional Intensive Care Unit had the honor of hosting Audrey Hepburn. At that time, we were knee-deep in cocaine exposed babies, and the entourage stopped at the incubator of a 1 pound infant who was barely visible among the wires and tubes....