Archive for the ‘Special Therapies’ Category

Autism & MTHFR Explained

Autism & MTHFR Explained

I have attempted to write this explanation – about the MTHFR gene – for more than a year now, often surrendering because it just gets so complicated (see diagram on right – and that is a simplified version)! However, almost daily now, I need to...
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...
Early Experience with Helminth Therapy in Autism Treatment

Early Experience with Helminth Therapy in Autism Treatment

Gastrointestinal issues are one of the most common co-morbidities in patients who experience signs and symptoms of ASD. Treatments have included prebiotics, probiotics, antioxidants, cathartics, detoxifying agents, antibiotics, antifungals, human fecal materials, and...
Sleeping Sickness Medicine for Autism?

Sleeping Sickness Medicine for Autism?

‘Game-changer for autism’:100-year-old drug reverses symptoms, study finds Recent headlines, such as those, have stimulated the submission of a fair number of emails that went something like this… Dear Dr. Udell,I saw this study on the internet. I would like to...
FDA Warning About Autism Treatment

FDA Warning About Autism Treatment

The FDA took the time, this week (4/2017), to sound an alarm about their notion of potentially dangerous off-label ASD treatments, by issuing, “Autism: Beware of Potentially Dangerous Therapies and Products“. The consumer update begins, “One thing...
Stem Cell Therapy for Autism… cont’d

Stem Cell Therapy for Autism… cont’d

As doctors try to understand and consider various emerging therapies for patients experiencing signs and symptoms of autism, the question of Stem Cell therapy has come to the fore. A Duke University professor barreled onto the scene, recently, with a pronouncement...