Forum Replies Created
We believe my son has Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is 3 yrs. old. We put him on a GFCF (gluten free, casein/dairy free) diet several months ago and he is amazingly improved in his behavior, eye contact, he’s even starting to eat a more varied diet. We have been on the yeast cleanse diet for 3 1/2 days and we see improvement in his speech and behavior.
I just had a phone appointment with my nutritionist, Dr. Fred Bisci, and was discussing my son’s condition with him. He’s a phenomenal nutritionist, imo, and he kept stressing the importance of a good probiotic. The brands he told me were: Progurt (this is Australian, very expensive but absolutely amazing stuff), Pharmix, I believe, and also his own strain you can purchase on his website. anydoubleaveitout.com
As far as a prognosis, I have read that Jenny McCarthy’s son was cured of autism, due to a good diet and antifungals (probiotics).
My nutritionist said that the first thing that needs to happen is to clear out and heal the gut. He advised against any breads, processed or packaged foods (even yeast/gluten free ones for now.) He recommended eating whole foods – millet, brown rice, have a plant-based diet, and probiotics were extremely essential.
This is fascinating: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0-uUWX1ti0
I saw this not too long ago. This a young man who has aspberger’s and had major improvement on a gfcf diet. He also has other before and after videos. It’s amazing.
Imo, with all the research I’ve done for my son, he was most affected in his condition by immunization shots. There is pretty much no doubt in my mind of this. I think his recovery is long, but I’m hoping his symptoms continue to diminish to zilch. 🙂
Just our experience..
I’m not an expert, but I have heard many people say they have thyroid issues in conjunction with gluten intolerance/celiac disease. From my understanding, yeast overgrowth and thyroid issues both occur due to having a gluten intolerance. In addition, dairy can greatly affect thyroid function: http://standing1.home.mindspring.com/thyroid/badfood.html
Hello, hope it’s okay if I chime in..
I justs started my candida cleanse.
In reference to coconut oil, you can also spread it on bread (which I find good tasting, but the texture’s a bit weird). But mainly, I just bake with it. It’s really awesome to bake with. Also, yeterday I made that fudge recipe I found on here (2 tsp. coconut oil, 2 tsp. nut butter, 1 tsp. carob powder, then freeze or refrigerate). It’s very good. That’s another way to get some coconut oil in.
Also, wanted to make mention.. Regarding probiotics, I just recently had to stop taking some (Solaray Multidophilus) because it had maltodextrin in it. I have a sensitivity to gluten, which I think is something a lot of people with yeast overgrowth have, as well. I am noticing more and more that health food companies, even some of the reputable ones, (like Solaray), are not informed about celiac and gluten intolerance, because they put maltodextrin or dextrin in their products. (or their products that are “gluten free” are made on facilities that also process wheat).
So, just want to throw that out, that it’s possible with those with yeast issues also may also have gluten intolerance (which is grossly underdiagnosed in this country – only about 5% are dx’ed), also… I just noticed today that the Flaxseed Meal I’ve been giving to my gluten intolerant son was made on facilities that also process wheat. Another example, we had been giving him Rice Dream, only to find out months later it is made with barley (a glutinous grain). This was absolutely nowhere stated on the label or box. I found out randomly online..
This info. may come in handy for some on this website. .. just in case it helps..
Thanks very much Diane and whyitsme.
I was also wondering if we can eat carob powder at the beginning, as well.
Interesting that carob and coconut are naturally sweet but don’t necessarily increase yeast? Also, stevia. Is this allowed in the first few weeks?
And just as a general question, wondering if yeast like stevia and if not, why they don’t.