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!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Book Shelf

This is a collection of books that I have found helpful.  I don't agree with everything in each one, but all of them had something very important to add to mu understanding of what was happening to our health and what I could do about it.  If reading a lot of books is daunting (due to time constraints, symptoms, etc) many of these are available as audiobooks which can be listened to while doing other tasks.

General Health:

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration 8th Edition by Weston A. Price

Cooking, Food, and Special Diet:

Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol by Mary Enig, Ph.D.

The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker

Nourishing Hope, Nutrition Intervention for Healing our Children, by Julie Matthews

Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall

Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride

GAPS Guide: Simple Steps to Heal Bowels, Body and Brain by Baden Lashkov

Special Diets for Special Kids vol. 1 and vol. 2  by Lisa Lewis, Ph.D.

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz

The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles by Terry Wahls, MD and

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers
by David Perlmutter

Neurology, the Brain, and Mental Health:

Minding My Mitochondria 2nd Edition: How I overcame secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) and got out of my wheelchair.  by Terry Wahls, MD

My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter Levine

Why Isn't My Brain Working?
by Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci, FAACP, DACBN, DABCN, DIBAK, CNS


Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD - 2008 3rd Edition by William Shaw, Ph.D.

Autism:Beyond the Basics by William Shaw, Ph.D.

Children with Starving Brains by Jaquelyn McCandless

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders    by Kenneth Bock, Cameron Stauth

Changing the Course of Autism by Bryan Jepson M.D., Jane Johnson

The Sound of Falling Snow: Stories of Recovery from Autism and Related Disorders by Annabel Stehli

The Impossible Cure by Amy Lansky

Sensory Processing:

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorderby Carol Stock Kranowitz

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids With Sensory Processing Disorder
by Carol Stock Kranowitz

Other Disorders:

Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal: A Revolutionary Breakthrough In Understanding Hashimoto's Disease and Hypothyroidism
by Datis Kharrazian

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ (Revised Edition) By Giulia Enders
Heavy Metal Chelation:

Amalgam Illness Diagnosis and Treatment A book on how to cure mercury poisoning
by Andrew Hall Cutler, PhD, PE

Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities (companion book to Amalgam Illness)
by Andrew Hall Cutler, PhD, PE

The Medical System:

Birth as an American Rite of Passage by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd


EVIDENCE OF HARM: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy
by David Kirby

Vaccine Epidemic by Louise Kuo Habakus and Mary Holland
"How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children" (this book explores the ethics of vaccination)

Callous Disregard Autism and Vaccines: The Truth Behind a Tragedy by Andrew Wakefield