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Children with Starving Brains A Medical Treatment Guide for Authism Spectrum Disorder

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ISBN-10: 1883647177

ISBN-13: 9781883647179

Edition: 4th

Authors: Jaquelyn McCandless, Teresa Binstock, Jack Zimmerman

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Children With Starving Brains is a message of hope in the midst of a worldwide epidemic of autism, ADD and ADHD. This is the first book written by an experienced clinician that gives a step-by-step treatment guide for parents and doctors based on the understanding that ASD is a complex biomedical illness resulting in significant brain malnutrition. Genetic susceptibility activated by ?triggers? such as pesticides and heavy metals in vaccines can lead to immune system impairment, gut dysfunction, and pathogen invasion such as yeast and viruses in many children. Dr. McCandless, whose grandchild with autism has inspired her ?broad spectrum approach, ? describes important diagnostic tools…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Bramble Company
Publication date: 2/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 407
Size: 6.12" wide x 8.98" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

About the Author
Preface to 1st & 2nd Editions and Acknowledgements
Preface to 3rd Edition (Book Description)
Children With Real Medical Illnesses
A Message of Hope
Defeat Autism Now!
What Can a Parent Expect From Biomedical Interventions?
My Personal and Professional Involvement in the Bio-Medicine of Autism
My Most Challenging Case
Causation Models
The Worldwide Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Epidemic
Definition of ASD and Incidence of Classic vs. Regressive Autism
What Causes Autism and Other ASDs?
Simply Genetic?
The Toxic Chemical Model
The Heavy Metal Contamination Model
The Auto-immunity/Allergy Model
The Viral Model
The Gluten/Casein, Enzyme Deficiency and Yeast Overgrowth Model
The Metallothionein Theory
How Models of Causation Lead to Treatments That Work
Gastrointestinal Pathology-Nutritional Deficiencies
Nutritional Deficiency as a Common Denominator
Causes of Gastrointestinal Problems in ASD Children
How the Immune and GI Systems Interact
How Yeast Overgrowth Can Injure the Gastrointestinal System
"Leaky Gut", Increased Permeability of the Intestinal Mucosa and Malabsorption
Further Notes on the Mercury/Vaccine Connection
Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together
Impaired Detoxification, Toxic Accumulations, and Politics
Toxic Threats to Child Development
The Mechanism of Heavy Metal Toxicity
Specific Heavy Metals: Lead and Mercury
Mercury in Vaccines
The Saga of Several Autism Parents and "Parent Power"
Clinical and Diagnostic Evaluation
Biomedical Evaluation
Family and Medical History
Pre-testing Considerations
New Diagnostics in ASD Based on Screening
Initial Strategies in Test Evaluation
More Tests, New Philosophy
Parents, Doctors, and Testing Philosophy
Descriptions of Specific Laboratory Tests
Necessary Preliminary Screening Tests
Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential and Platelets
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
Thyroid Panel
Hair Analysis (Part of Heavy Metal Screening)
Specialized Laboratory Tests as Individually Indicated
Urinary Peptide Tests for Casein and Gluten
Organic Acid Test (OAT-urine)
90-Food IgG Antibodies Test (Serum)
Amino Acids (Plasma)
Comprehensive Microbial Digestive Stool Analysis
Fatty Acid Analysis (Plasma)
Tests for Metallothionein Dysfunction
Laboratory Testing in Chelation Therapy
Immunology Testing
Which Laboratories to Use
Gastrointestinal Healing
Gastrointestinal Health is a Key Issue
Treatments That Can Be Implemented by Parents
The GF/CF/SF (Gluten, Casein, Soy Free) Diet
How to Start the Diet
Where to Get Help
Basic Nutrient Supplementation
Gastrointestinal Treatments That Require Physician Participation
Anti-fungal Treatment
Other Gut Pathogens and Treatments
The Secretin Story
Summary-Gut Health and Healing
Feeding the Starving Brain
Vital Nutrients
Nutritional Deficiencies Identified in Our Children
The Use of Vital Nutrients
Primary Recommended Supplements
The Rationale Behind the Use of Specific Nutrients
B6 and Magnesium
Vitamin A and High-Dose Vitamin A Protocol
Vitamins C and E
Essential Fatty Acids
Amino Acids
Additional Minerals
Nutrient Interactions
Testing for Nutritional Deficiencies
Parents Say Nutrients Help Their Children
Removing the Heavy Metals
Heavy Metal Toxicity
A Practical Approach to the Removal of Mercury
Pre-Chelation Testing
Hair Analysis
Porphyrin Testing
Pre- and Post-Challenge Urine Toxic Elements Test
RBC Essential Elements
Gut Readiness Before Starting Chelation
Organic Acid Test (OAT)
Comprehensive Microbial Digestive Stool Analysis
Nutrient/Mineralization Readiness
Heavy Metal Detoxification per 2005 Defeat Autism Now! Consensus, Summary
Phase I, DMSA (Di-mercaptosuccinic Acid) Dosages and Timing
Dosages, DMSA
Lab Monitoring
Readiness for Second Phase: Adding A-lipoic Acid (ALA)
Second Phase, Laboratory Monitoring
Completion of Chelation Process
Alternative Detoxification Treatment
Allithiamine: Transdermal Thiamine Tetrahydrofurfuryl Disulfide (TTFD)
General Comments on Detoxification Treatment
Immunity, Autoimmunity and Viruses
An Overview of Immune Dysregulation in ASD Children
Immune Abnormalities
Autoimmunity and Autism
Pathogens and Autoimmunity
Gastrointestinal Disease and Autism Spectrum Disorder
MMR and Developmental Regression
Fungal Infections and the Immune System
Atypical Elevations of Common Viral Titers
Allergy and Immunity
Chronic Low-grade Infections
Diagnostics-Immune Testing
Comprehensive (Herpes) Viral Screen
Myelin Basic Protein (MBP) Antibodies
Case History-Suzie
Anti-Viral and Immune Treatment Issues
Treatments to Enhance the Immune System
Immunomodulators and Immune Boosters
Natural Immunomodulators
Probiotics as Immunomodulators
Glutathione, or GSH
IVIG (Intravenous Immune Globulin [Human])
High-Dose Vitamin A Protocol
Prescription Immune-Enhancing Medications
Anti-viral Prescription Medications
A Parent's Story-Stan Kurtz
Viral/Immune Treatment Summary
Hbot-Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders
History and Description
Side Effects
Multiple Mechanisms of Action
Basic Principles and Safe Protocols
Questions and Concerns
Selected Bibliography
Latest Developments
Genetic Testing for Methylation Defects
Low-Dose Naltrexone
Low Oxalate Diet
Mitochondrial Dysfunction & Treatments
Treatment Issues
Drugs and Medical States That Negatively Affect Mitochondria
Testing for Mitochondrial Dysfunction
Current Mainstream Medical Treatment Strategies for Mitochondrial Disorder
Mitochondrially Targeted Nutrients to Treat ASD
Important Nutrients for Supporting Mitochondrial Health
Starving Brains, Starving Hearts, What Does It All Mean?
Jaquelyn, Chelsey and Elizabeth
Awareness of Subtle Relationships
Final Words
Progress in Gastrointestinal Research and Its Relationship to Immunity in Autism
Autism, Metals, and the Mercury in Vaccines, and the alternative version of the "Autism/Mercury Paper"
Introductory Comments
Intra-Body Toxins
Mitochondrial Concerns
Implications for Medicine, Education and the Environment
A Poetic Version of our Journey with Chelsey