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Karen Thomas’ Radio Show Special Guest Interview                                                   Karen-Thomas-Autism    

Karen’s June 1st, release for her radio/podcast show is with Dr. Bruce Lipton, specializing in epigenetics. Epigenetics is the science of how environmental impact affects our genes. Learn what you can do to protect your genes.
Listen here.

Karen’s May 2016 posts to her blog include:

Karen has put together a FREE webinar on the topic of the 3 steps to naturally heal your child from the symptoms of autism. The finishing touches are being put on it now. Watch for dates and details.

The Autism One conference was a big hit!

Karen spoke at the Autism One conference, in Chicago, on May 26, 2016. Her talk was titled “The 3 Stages to Heal Autism Naturally”.
See the slides  to Karen’s talk. Learn how she helped her own son recover from his symptoms of autism and what you can do to help your child get better. Audio to be available soon.

Click here to learn 3 dangerous foods to avoid for better health.

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Autism One Conference in May 2016

Karen Thomas will be speaking at the Autism One conference, in Chicago, on May 26, 2016. Her talk will be on “The 3 Stages to Heal Autism Naturally”. Come meet Karen and learn how she helped her own son recover from his symptoms of autism and what you can do to help your child get better.

Lindsey Biel

Lindsey Biel

Karen’s most recent interview for her radio/podcast show at www.autismone.org, is with Sensory Processing Disorder expert, Lindsey Biel. Listen to what Lindsey has to share about why certain behavioral issues may exist in your child and learn about the resources you can use to help him.

Karen’s February posts to her blog at include:

  • Homeopathy to Treat Autism,
  • Treatment for Seizures in Autism,
  • Autism Speech Therapy
  • Studies Show This Diet to Reduce Seizures by Fifty Percent

To read these amazingly informative and helpful articles to gain valuable resources for your own health and the health of your family and friends click here.

She just released a new tutorial that shows how to quickly begin to reduce your child’s symptoms of autism by eliminating 3 specific foods that most people consume daily.
Click here to get your free copy.

How to Heal the Gut to Heal Behavior

How To Heal the Gut To Heal Behavior

The health of the gut directly effects the health of the brain and behaviors. When the gut is injured it decreases the ability of the brain to function properly. The lining of the digestive tract can be injured due to candida or yeast overgrowth, pesticides, toxic food, antibiotics, and NSAIDS such as aspirin. They all weaken and damage the gut. Holes can be created in this delicate single-celled lining.

Once this happens “leaky gut” allows for undigested food and other toxins to enter the bloodstream where they make their way through the body’s organs, including the brain. Here we often see the symptoms of autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and a lack or inability to focus.

The brain is protected by another single-celled system called the blood-brain How to Heal your Gut to Heal your Brainbarrier. When toxins and inflammation are present in the system this delicate barrier cannot do its job of protecting the brain, thus allowing toxins to enter it. When the brain is toxic it can become injured and cannot function properly.

The hypothalamus is a part of the brain that tells us if we should feel fear or if we are safe to remain calm. This is otherwise known as fight or flight. The hypothalamus is also involved in aggressive behavior, territorial defense, sleep, appetite, and energy. The hypothalamus has no protective blood brain barrier. It must be protected from toxins. The hypothalamus is seen injured in children with autism.

The gut produces a lot of neurotransmitters, or brain messengers. An impaired gut lining cannot produce the necessary chemicals to help the brain function properly. Three of these neurotransmitters are serotonin, GABA, and dopamine. Serotonin is responsible for monitoring behaviors such as mood (depression), sleep and appetite control. GABA calms the nerves. When the GABA system is weak or ineffective it commonly results in anxiety and impulsive behavior. If there is trouble with impulsivity, or the ability to concentrate and focus then dopamine is low. To heal the brain and behavior issues we must first start with the gut.

The best way to protect your brain from toxins starts with your gut.

Yes, air pollution, pesticides on food, and mercury, aluminum and other toxic compounds found in vaccinations all contribute, but we have some control over their intake if we choose to. The gut, on the other hand, is often injured without our knowledge.

How to Heal the Gut Lining

  1. Diet: Eating moderate protein with good fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, and avocado is very important. Eliminating processed carbohydrates, (especially gluten), and other processed foods, sugars, bad fats, and dairy products is also essential. Click HERE for a list of foods to eat and foods to avoid in my 3 Stage Quick Guide.
  2. L-glutamine: One of the best supplements to heal the holes in the gut lining is the amino acid L-glutamine. The product Glutagenics from the company Metagenics is an excellent choice. It contains L-glutamine to heal, deglycyrrhizinized licorice (DGL) to calm, and aloe vera (laxative properties removed) to soothe the digestive tract.
  3. Probiotics help to balance the candida overgrowth and help prevent leaky gut.
  4. Omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and help heal and protect the gut lining. They are also crucial for the health and proper functioning of the brain.

Help for the Brain to Heal

Additional help for behavior can come through supplementation.

  1. For anxiety GABA can be built by a supplement with its own name, GABA.
  2. For issues with mood, sleep, or appetite serotonin can generated through a natural supplement called 5HTP (5-hydoxy tryptophan). Consult your physician before taking 5HTP if you are already taking anti-depressant medications.
  3. For impulsivity and issues with concentration dopamine can be synthesized through the amino acid L-tyrosine.
  4. Take alpha lipoic acid to assist removal of toxins.

Karen ThomasI healed my own son from the symptoms of autism. I share a multitude of valuable resources in my book, Naturally Healing Autism: The Complete Step-By-Step Resource Handbook for Parents.

I’ve just released a new tutorial that shows how to quickly begin to reduce your child’s symptoms of autism by eliminating 3 specific foods that most people consume daily.

Click here to get your free copy. Questions? Please email me at info@naturallyhealingautism.com or find me on Facebook.

Karen Thomas Autism Resources

Pat Gesualdo

Pat Gesualdo

Karen Thomas’ radio/podcast show is released on the first day of each month. It offers educational value, solutions and resources to help you heal your child from the symptoms of autism, including interviews with special guests. The current show released today, February 1, 2016, at www.autismone.org, is with Pat Gesualdo who is well known in over 15 countries for his drum therapy method.

Drumming Stops Violence in Special Needs Children.
“A cutting edge approach to healing Autism and other disabilities in children, using rhythms and patterns proven to re-train the synapses in the brain”.
Surrey, England & Montville, New Jersey – Aug 27, 2014
Children Increased Grade Point Average and Learned Social Skills
To read the entire study go to Karen’s blog.

Join Karen Thomas’s Autism Parent Program

Karen is putting together a program to help parents of children with autism. It’s not quite ready, but if you are a parent and you are interested in guided, researched information from which she healed her own son from his symptoms of autism then please go to www.naturallyhealingautism.com, enter your address, and she’ll let you know as soon as it’s ready.

Karen Thomas’ book, Naturally Healing Autism: The Complete Step-By-Step Resource Handbook for Parents, is available to assist you with answers you need now.

Watch for Karen’s soon-to-be released book, The Quick Guide to Naturally Healing Autism.
Follow Karen at: www.facebook.com/naturallyhealingautism, and www.twitter.com/autismnatural.

Read Karen’s guest blog post on Austism and Gut Health

 

Gut Health and Autism

Autism and Gut Health

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My name is Karen Thomas and I am excited to have been asked by Dr. Pamela Nathan
to be a regular guest on her blog at www.goodgutsolution.com. There is so much that I have to share with you.

I, myself, found crohns.net, before they rebranded to Good Gut Solution, while I was searching for help when my own son was diagnosed on the autism spectrum, in 2006.

I have successfully used the educational information and products here for ten years now. Pamela’s website was so helpful to me during this time that I even wrote about it in my book, Naturally Healing Autism: The Complete Step-By-Step Resource Handbook for Parents.

Curiously, Pamela and I are very alike. Our separate journeys began when our own sons had health problems that no one seemed to have any truly helpful answers for.

Pamela’s son had asthma, and my son was diagnosed with autism. Doctors always offer drugs that compromise the system in some way while only masking symptoms, but not healing the causes.

Luckily for us, moms don’t give up. We kept searching for solutions to help our boys regain their health, naturally…and guess what? We did it! I am happy to be able to share my knowledge and resources to help you regain and maintain the proper health that you and your family are looking for.

How My Journey with Autism Began

My husband and I began taking our son, Jacob, to therapists when he was five years old. He wouldn’t listen to us no matter what we did. It was exhausting. Various therapists all told us we just needed to be firmer with discipline, basically telling us that we weren’t doing a good enough job as parents. When he was ten years old we sought out yet another therapist who finally told us that he thought Jacob had Asperger’s Syndrome. This was in 2006.

In 2006, there was not a lot of information about autism or Asperger’s Syndrome so I really had to do some searching on my own to educate myself. We soon found a therapist who was a specialist in the field of autism. Had we thought this was what Jacob had going on we would have sought out a specialist in the beginning. It is always a good idea to visit an autism specialist, so it can be ruled in or out accurately.

Parents need to know what’s really going on so they can learn what to do to help their child with his personal needs correctly. After some testing we soon had our diagnosis. Yes, Jacob was on the autism spectrum. Our therapist told us she believed it to be Asperger’s Syndrome.

My son’s symptomsnaturallyhealingautisim-son

My son’s symptoms included anxiety, social awkwardness, trouble sleeping, headaches, stomach aches so bad he would scream out in pain at 2:00 a.m., agitated depression, (which meant that when he was depressed he would act out in anger), and the specialist told us it was the worst case of oppositional defiance disorder (ODD) that she had ever seen.

After the official diagnosis there is an emotional roller coaster. First came the feeling of surprise, then relief, then grief, (relief and grief jump back and forth for a while), then determination to do whatever I needed to do to help him get better. Children are our greatest teachers.

After the diagnosis we received no help. The specialist gave me the number of a social behavioral therapist and told me to try that. I know now that a child cannot do what is asked of him if his brain is filled with toxins. The social behavioral therapist told me I should medicate him and that I would be helping him if I did, and hurting him if I didn’t. I refused.

My background in holistic health led me to believe my son could get better if I found what his body needed to do so. I began researching and spending thousands of dollars on trial and error until I finally figured it out.

As Jacob’s symptoms of autism began to disappear other parents noticed. Mothers I knew would stop me in the grocery store and ask me questions about issues their own children had. As I answered them they would scramble for an old piece of paper to write down what I had to tell them.

I soon realized that I had to write a book to share all of my valuable information with other parents who were looking for ways to heal their children from their own symptoms of autism. It took me six years to write my book that is now available to you.

Today, Jacob is 19, away at college, his ODD is gone, he is calm, happy, has no stomach aches or headaches, and he is enjoyable to be around. I look forward to showing you what I did to relieve him of his symptoms of autism, and what you can do for your child too.

The First Step to Healing Autism

People ask if autism can actually be healed. The truth is that autism is a biological illness, not a mental illness, therefore, it can be healed.
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As a mother of a child who was diagnosed on the autism spectrum, and recovered from it, I can tell you that autism can be healed. I did it with my own son without the use of any drugs. Many more have done the same.

Nutrition and natural modalities give the body what it needs to heal without any dangerous side effects.
Read more stories about children with autism getting better from themselves and their parents.
There are three stages necessary for your child to get better. These three stages are:

Stage one: Healing the gut
Stage two: Heavy metal detoxification
Stage three: Brain support and repair.

It is important to start at the beginning. First understand the importance of healing the gut. Yes, his gut is what is allowing many harmful toxins to enter into the bloodstream that go to his brain. When the brain is filled with toxins it cannot function properly. The gut is also known as the second brain.

Common symptoms of a toxic brain are anger, inability to concentrate, hyperactivity, impulsivity, depression, anxiety, stomach aches, headaches, and much more. The gut also makes up 80% of the immune system, so its health is vital to our health. Learn more about the symptoms of autism and take a look at what Dr. Pam recommends.

Support the Liver
Begin by supporting his liver. The liver is the organ of detoxification. It is commonly congested in children on the autism spectrum. If the liver is not working properly it cannot remove toxic debris fast enough and these toxins end up backing up into the organs of the body including the brain.

An easy way to support the liver is with a product containing milk thistle. I have had great success with the product Liver Life by Bioray. liver-life

Liver Life is a gentle liquid formula with milk thistle and other quality ingredients. By helping to remove toxins from the liver and by strengthening it the other needed methods of detoxification will go much more smoothly.

If the liver cannot remove toxins fast enough and backs up with a toxic overload flu-like symptoms, fatigue and headaches can occur. Do not start with the general recommended dosage of Liver Life. It is too strong initially for our sensitive kids.

When my daughter was five years old she could only tolerate a couple of drops per day in the beginning. We slowly worked our way up to a higher dosage just a few drops more every week or two. Today she can take 40 or more drops, (which is their recommendation on the bottle).

Muscle Test for Dosages
The dosage your child begins with will be much less in the beginning, but often can increase over time. A great way to learn what the correct dosage would be is through muscle testing. It is a simple test of energetic compatibility between a substance and yourself.
naturallyhealingautisim-bookFor a quick lesson in muscle testing and muscle testing for dosages watch Karen Thomas’ videos on Youtube. Karen also has her own website and blog available to you at www.naturallyhealingautism.com. You can also follow Karen on Facebook, and Twitter. Listen to Karen’s radio/podcast at www.autismone.org.

Karen Thomas is also a professional speaker and available for events on autism.

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