Where a dad of two great kids (one on the autism spectrum) muses about life.
Monday, April 2, 2007
A Safer Treatment
If you've followed my musings lately, you know that I am not a big fan of chelation. It changes your body chemistry radically, and is possibly deadly. So they'll be none of that around Club 166's house.
But to be honest, I must admit that there are a lot of environmental pollutants out there, and no one has discounted the role that the environment may play in autism. So I've come up with a way to gradually release these toxins from Buddy Boy's body without doing him harm. I'm sure that some readers will be a little surprised to see that I am espousing what could be called an "alternative treatment". But as this treatment is all natural, and when used properly is totally safe, I think it's important to try it.
If reverse osmosis works to leach metals and other toxins out of water, then why can't it work on Buddy Boy? I've started him on an all natural daily supplement of dehydrated water, which has had all of the toxins removed from it. Since this product is all natural and toxin free, as it passes thru the gut (which is a natural semi-permeable membrane) it will create a diffusion gradient for toxins to diffuse thru the gut wall and into the lumen of the intestines, where they will be eliminated naturally.
Tap water in most locales is fairly contaminated nowadays, and contains all sorts of minerals in it, which will reduce the diffusion gradient for toxins to be eliminated. This is why I use the much purer product, dehydrated water, which has been triple purified before undergoing the dehydration process. It is important to note that it is essential to use distilled water to reconstitute the dehydrated water before administration. Failure to do so will decrease the effectiveness of treatment.
Now the real beauty of this treatment is that since it is an aqueous based treatment, it will work both in the gut as well as in the kidneys, which are our bodies natural mechanisms to eliminate wastes. By providing the kidneys with this waste free/toxin free substrate, the kidneys' actions are enhanced, and toxins flow out of the body rather than into it.
Now there is a small potential danger with this treatment, and that is if we get too overzealous we can actually cause water intoxication, which although rare, can be serious. So it's important to just substitute the dehydrated water for the normal amount of water that Buddy Boy drinks each day, and not to push too hard, too fast. This means that his detoxification might take a little longer, but it will certainly be totally safe. I expect that by the time Buddy Boy is in high school he will have all the toxins leached from his system with this approach, and he will be a new kid.
Me- Joe, husband of a great wife, and dad to two great kids, who were both adopted at birth.
Liz- My ever understanding wife, who manages to wear many hats (mom, advocate, therapist, teacher) for our kids.
Buddy Boy- Born in 2000. Funny, intelligent, inventive, and autistic. Loves machines.
Sweet Pea- Born in 2002. Typical little sister. Competitive, outgoing, and smart. Loves anything pink.