Objective To help those whose children are diagnosed with psychological issues such as – autism, ADHD, ADD, etc.. How By sharing information on using natural treatment which have helped children who were previously diagnosed with such illness. Who am I I am a nobody who has done some research and reading on how and why such things happens to children and would really want to help those who are in need of help.. I want to share what I have learnt and what I have discovered.. There have been children who are healed from autism and your child has a chance of healing as well.. Whether it’ll work or not it all depends on how ‘far’ your child’s syndrome is and how determine and persistent are you to help your child.. Nonetheless, I know that there’s hope for your child and unborn child.. Recommended Reading 1. Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD Her own child was diagnosed autistic and through change of diet and perseverance, her son who is currently 15 years old is in mainstream society. 2. What to Do About Your Brain Injured Child by Glenn Doman This book will tell you on how to physically help your child at the very young age and minimize the damage to the brain. Kindly PM for local contact who are experienced in the physical/brain area Other Support Group GAPShelp@yahoogroups.com Local Support Group @ SMF This forum will be an area for those who’d like to share information or anything at all.. but the focus would be healing the digestive tract via Dr. Natasha’s diet program. GAPS Treatment 1. Diet. 2. Supplements 3. Detoxification & Lifestyle change Diet-why? In a nutshell, we are what we eat.. Any food that goes into our mouth is not only feeding us but also the bacteria/virus/yeast which lives in our gut. They form our immune system. Any imbalance in our gut will compromise our immune system. When the digestive system isn’t working well, this will gives trouble too. Most autistic children has leaky gut syndrome. Most of them and/or their parents (mainly the mommy)/siblings also have problem such as asthma, eczema, allergy, bowel (constipation/diarrhea), behavioral problem, autoimmune disease, etc.. Please note that the diet is somewhat advocating traditional/pre-industrial diet which consist of natural foods from mostly animals and fermented food. Diet: First & Foremost Eliminate Sugar Flour (bread, cookies, etc) Artificial & Processed Ingredients Starchy food (potatoes, yam, etc) Canned food Sweeteners (except honey) Milk product, commercial yogurt (except homemade yogurt) Bad Fats (vegetable oil, margarine, butter replacement – they go rancid after gone through high heat and when digested will replace all the good oil in the body) Diet: Must Have Fermented Foods - for good bacteria in the gut Good Fats (cod liver oil, coconut oil, butter/ghee, animal fats!) – brain development, digestive healing, immunity booster and anti-inflammation in our system (Homemade) Bone Broth/Stock – high nutrient and minerals which also aid in digestive healing Expectations Healing of digestive tract is a long process. In your journey of recovery with your child, do expect that everyone’s child is different.. Some will recover sooner than others but some will need more time to recover.. Nonetheless, you are not alone.. I hope to be able to build support group here where everyone can encourage and help each other. Links 1. http://gaps.me/ 2. http://gapsdiet.com/Home_Page.html Resources overseas I would suggest on consolidating orders which are to be made overseas so that everyone can share the shipping cost. 1. GAPS book 2. Probiotics supplementation (as long as probiotics which contains NO inulin/FOS is OK) 3. Others Lastly There’s just way too much information to share over here.. But if you do have some queries or doubts, do post them here.. I am not an expert but I am also willing to learn too.. It’s not the end.. there’s light at the other end of the tunnel..