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Dr. Philip K. L Lee's Naturopathic Practice

Autism Treatment – Never Too Late to Excel

Children with autistic spectrum disorder are special children with amazing gifts. They may have special abilities that other kids do not have.

" My journey treating children with Autism began when my son was first diagnosed 4 years ago. Seeing success of what additional nutritions can excel his speech, behaviour, attentiveness, learning and much more gave hope for me to help my patients " ~ Dr. Philip Lee

Many parents struggle in many ways during the developmental years of any special child. Attending programs such as  Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA), Communication therapies may be helpful, however giving them the right nutritional food and addressing many underlying issues will improve their biological functions much more..

The biomedical approach to Autism is lacking in our medical system. It is a crucial part to balance the biological development of these special children through natural medicines such as vitamin, minerals, herbs, etc.

Many children with this issue have similar challenges that need naturopathic medical treatment..

  • Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Chronic Intestinal Inflammation
  • Nutrition Absorption Issues
  • Imbalance of Yeast and Bacteria
  • Chronic Eczema
  • Poor Immune System
  • Nutrient  Deficiencies
  • Food Sensitivities such as Gluten , Soy & Dairy
  • Environmental toxicities such as Heavy Metal Toxicities

Generally speaking, by addressing these issues, the children can improve in many areas such as in speech, behavior and social skills. Its remarkable to see how their body will respond when we fix the underlying problem and feed them the right nutrients. Their body is able to improve when we address all their health issues. The process does takes time but it’s rewarding to see them excel..

A few lab test can be beneficial for understanding their current metabolic function.

Organic Acid Tests (OATS) by Great Plains Lab
http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/home/eng/full_oat.asp#Clinical

Heavy Metal Test (Urine) by Rocky Mountain Lab
http://rmalab.com/sites/default/files/tests/sample_reports/Post-Provocation_UE.pdf

 

References  

  1. The role of nutraceuticals in the management of autism. Alanazi AS. Saudi Pharm J. 2013 Jul;21(3):233-243. Epub 2012 Oct 23.
  2. Involvement of Dietary Bioactive Proteins and Peptides in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Siniscalco D, Antonucci N. Curr Protein Pept Sci. 2013 Oct 4
  3. nvestigation on a group of autistic children: risk factors and medical social considerations Troili GM, Businaro R, Massoni F, Ricci L, Petrone L, Ricci P, Ricci S. Clin Ter. 2013;164(4):e273-8. doi: 10.7417/CT.2013.1587.
  4. pigenetic findings in autism: new perspectives for therapy.Siniscalco D, Cirillo A, Bradstreet JJ, Antonucci N. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2013 Sep 11;10(9):4261-73. doi: 10.3390/ijerph10094261.
  5. elationship between vitamin D and autism spectrum disorder Duan XY, Jia FY, Jiang HY. Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2013 Aug;15(8):698-702.
  6. utism as a disorder of deficiency of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and altered metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Das UN. Nutrition. 2013 Oct;29(10):1175-85. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2013.01.012. Epub 2013 Jul 30.

 

Technologies are powerful tools to help kids to learn and here are a list of apps and children shows that encourage learning and development

Recommended IPAD Apps

Sound Touch
BabyAnimals By 22Learn
Rain Go Away by Pixel
Long Vowels
Sight Words
ABCs ANDMe
My First Book
ABC Pocket Phonics
Flash cards ABC
BB Magic Lite
Sesame Book by Sesame Street
Elmo ABCs
ABCs a Go Go
Rapunzel
Monkey Math
Spelling Free
Toys Train Free by 22Learn
Flow Free  by Big Ducks Games
Phone4Kids
ABC Writing
ABC Magic
Sight- Cimo Spelling


Reccomended Educational TV programs

Caillou
Special Agent Oso
Dora the Explorer
Sesame Street
Team Umizoomi
Daniel  Tiger Neighbourhood
Word World
Little Einstein
Signing Time


 

Recommended Links
Autism Research Institute http://autism.com/
Autism Canada Foundation http://www.autismcanada.org/
Autism 360 http://autism360.org/
Autism Canda http://www.autismontario.com/

Autism Society Canada http://www.autismsocietycanada.ca/

 

Books
The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook, Updated and Revised: The Ultimate Guide to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet, Pamela Compart, M.D., Dana Laake, R.D.H., M.S., L.D.N., Fair Winds Publishers, 2009.

 

BURLINGTON NATURAL HEALTH CENTRE

Dr Philip Lee BSc, ND Licensed Naturopathic Doctor

1066 BRANT ST , BURLINGTON ONTARIO , L7R2J9 CANADA

Tel :(905)634-8598 Email : naturaldr@gmail.com

Serving Communities from Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville, Burloak, Mississauga, Toronto