This blog is a way of sharing the information and resources that have helped me to recover my son Roo from an Autism Spectrum Disorder. What I have learned is to view our symptoms as the results of underlying biological cause, which can be identified and healed. I say "our symptoms" because I also have a neuro-immune disorder called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

And, of course, I am not a doctor (although I have been known to impersonate one while doing imaginative play with my son)- this is just our story and information that has been helpful or interesting to us. I hope it is helpful and interesting to you!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Movie Shelf

This is a collection of documentary movies and films (that are available online) and relevant to the topics discussed in this blog.

FOOD, NUTRITION, AND THE FOOD SUPPLY:

King Corn

Supersize Me

Food, Inc

AUTISM

Autism Yesterday is a short film about kids recovering from autism with biomed treatments.

Autism - Made in the U S A by Gary Null

Wretches and Jabberers

Temple Grandin

PANDAS/PANS

My Kid is Not Crazy (this is a film being made about PANDAS/PANS)

Unstuck- An OCD Kids' Movie

THE MEDICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

Making Rounds: Medical Education Film.  This is an excellent presentation of what it looks like when very skilled and compassionate doctors go on rounds- how they ask questions to quickly discover relevant medical history, and how they use keen observation of the patients to find clues as to what might be the problem.

Off Label

Undoctored

VACCINES

VAXXED: From Cover Up to Catastrophe

The Greater Good

Shots In The Dark: Silence on Vaccines

The Hidden Truth (Australian movie)

Direct Order (about soldiers forced to take the Anthrax vaccine and were injured by it)

Vaccine Nation

Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines

CHEMICALS AND OTHER TOXINS

Chemerical

The Human Experiment

The Poisoner's Bible is an episode of the PBS show American Experience.  From the site:
"In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest, with radioactive radium, thallium, and morphine in everyday products. The pace of industrial innovation increased, but the scientific knowledge to detect and prevent crimes committed with these materials lagged behind until 1918. New York City's first scientifically trained medical examiner, Charles Norris, and his chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, turned forensic chemistry into a formidable science and set the standards for the rest of the country."
This show is very relevant to anyone interested in toxic exposures and the health effects that can result, as well as some of the history of government involvement (or lack of involvement) in regulating toxins and our exposure to them.

The Disappearing Male “The Disappearing Male is about one of the most important, and least publicized, issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive system. The last few decades have seen steady and dramatic increases in the incidence of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer. At the same time, boys are now far more at risk of suffering from ADHD, autism, Tourette's syndrome, cerebral palsy, and dyslexia.

The Disappearing Male takes a close and disturbing look at what many doctors and researchers now suspect are responsible for many of these problems: a class of common chemicals that are ubiquitous in our world. Found in everything from shampoo, sunglasses, meat and dairy products, carpet, cosmetics and baby bottles, they are called "hormone mimicking" or "endocrine disrupting" chemicals and they may be starting to damage the most basic building blocks of human development.“


SPECIFIC DISEASES AND CONDITIONS

My Beautiful Broken Brain is a film about a young woman working to recover from a severe stroke. It is currently available on Netflix.

Issues With My Tissues is about a woman with Vascular EDS as she works to reach her goal of walking the entire London Marathon.  It's a good window into daily life with EDS.

TREATMENTS AND THERAPIES

Dying to Have Known (film about Gerson Therapy)

The Beautiful Truth (also about Gerson Therapy)

EDUCATION

Class Dismissed is a film about homeschooling.

The War on Kids

FICTION

Awakenings

Cake