Healing Our Autistic Children: A Medical Plan for Restoring Your Child's Health

Paperback | January 5, 2010

byJulie A. Buckley, Julie A BuckleyForeword byJenny Mccarthy

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Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with a disease on the autism spectrum--including ADD, learning disabilities, Asperger's, Autism, and PDD--making it today's most common childhood disability. While the medical establishment treats autism as a psychiatric condition and prescribes behaviorally based therapies, Dr. Julie A. Buckley argues that it is a physiological disease that must be medically treated.

Part personal story of her battle to heal her autistic daughter, part guide for parents, Healing Our Autistic Children explains simply and accessibly the new treatments and diets that have already proven effective for many families. Told through the case studies of her patients, the book is divided into four typical visits to Dr. Buckley's pediatric practice so that parents can see the progression of initial treatment. Written in a warmly engaging voice, parents new to the diagnosis will:
- learn about clinical treatments that work
- understand how different foods affect the body and how to begin implementing diets
- learn to navigate the medical system and advocate for their child
- bridge the communication gap with their pediatrician
- discover that recovery is possible

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Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with a disease on the autism spectrum--including ADD, learning disabilities, Asperger's, Autism, and PDD--making it today's most common childhood disability. While the medical establishment treats autism as a psychiatric condition and prescribes behaviorally based therapies, Dr. Julie A. Buckley ar...

Julie A. Buckley, MD, FAAP, is one of the top autism doctors in the country. She is also the mother of a child overcoming autism. She cofounded Healing Every Autistic Life!, is a frequent keynote speaker at leading autism conferences, and trains other physicians in autism treatment. She lives in Ponte Vedra, Florida.A highly regarded ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.67 × 5.92 × 0.7 inPublished:January 5, 2010Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230616399

ISBN - 13:9780230616394

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Foreword by Jenny McCarthy * Introduction: Gridiron Medicine * What is Autism: The Search for Acceptable Solutions * Where Recovery Lies * Mommy, I Have Fleas: Yeast, Labs, and Supplements * Jedi Knights, Yoda, and Glutathione * The Air That We Breathe: Hyperbarics * Mopping Up the Mess: Chelation * Have We Done All That We Can For This Child? * Epilogue: The Longest Marathon * Resources * Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

"When your child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disease and you need to understand the science of what is hurting your child, Healing Our Autistic Children is the first book you should read. " -Jenny McCarthy, from the foreword"An indispensible reading for all parents and clinicians seeking guidance for autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Buckley explains how biomedical intervention is not only helpful, but it's a treatment that works." -Joey Travolta, film actor & director of Normal People Scare Me"A tremendous resource for families facing the many challenges of autism and medical symptoms that comes with the diagnosis. In each chapter, the author takes incredibly complex issues, makes them easier to understand, and better yet - provides the tools to implement effective treatments. I strongly encourage families to acquire the knowledge to treat and help their children. This will be your guide." -Lisa Ackerman, TACA Executive Director & mom"A truly must read book for parents and families looking for knowledge on autism spectrum disorders without going through years of medical school and countless amounts of research. Dr. Buckley puts the complicated world of autism into accessible terms." -Tony Pashos, Jacksonville Jaguar and active member of HEAL"An excellent roadmap for planning a journey towards healing. Using easy to understand explanations of complex medical problems, this talented clinician outlines a strategic plan for biomedical treatments that address the medical problems of each child." -Elizabeth Mumper, M.D., Medical Coordinator, Autism Research Institute