This first episode covers the early years from childbirth to diagnosis and horrific symptoms to the first signs of a completely unexpected autism turnaround.
In this episode, I dive into the diagnosis, the first sign of autism, papers from the hospital and the experts, our family album and a bunch of painful and exciting memories.
How we went from a newlywed expecting couple with so much anticipation to shattered dreams and an autism diagnosis within 4 years. It's the story of an ordinary family who trusted the doctors and authorities from our son's hospital birth, the many mistakes made in the first months of parenting, to getting the diagnosis.
In this episode, you will hear:
The story of my son's birth and my time as a depressed and anxious mother. I was overwhelmed with a child who got sicker and sicker with infections, asthma, allergies, and breathing problems. The more I listened to advice from the nurses and doctors, the worse my son became.
The ticking time bombs in our house, fridge, doctor's office and city that were about to take our child from us for years to come.
The first signs of autism, the seizure and why we were in denial.
The process of diagnosis from age 2 - 4.
The apathetic behavior, violence, stimming, sleepless nights, night terrors, screaming, lack of eye contact and physical contact that drove us to the ground.
The many times our son put himself in danger and the pain of losing our social lives, family life and dreams to the endless stress and fear.
Why we are sending the children to the wrong experts and why believing that a diagnosis is a life sentence almost ruined our life for good.
The 4 wake up calls (including pinworms) that saved us from a destiny as victims and finally gave me the signs and the knowledge we needed to start helping our son, saving our family, our health and future PLUS overcome asthma and allergies.
The BIG SHIFTS we had to make in our life, what truly worked and what was a waste of time, money and energy (including autism diets, low oxalate diets, autism supplement protocols, chelation, SCD, broth, kefir, fish oil and other bad ideas).
Why we quit gurus, ABA, therapy, support from the social services and the Autism Society and why that is the reason why our son overcame his symptoms.
The first signs of healing and the link between our lifestyle, autism, ADHD, asthma, and allergies.
The main takeaways.
This 3 part series is relevant to anyone who has been told that there's "nothing you can do" about autism. It's relevant to autism parents who are seeing results but keep hitting roadblocks and want to know why.
You must listen to this podcast series if you want to know how we turned our son's autism around from infantile autism to life without symptoms.
It's a must-read for parents who want to prevent autism, want to understand why autism happens and why we have gotten it all wrong in the established system.
It's a podcast series about overcoming any symptom by addressing the root cause and why every child is different and there's no one cause - one solution when it comes to autism. This is why so many autism therapists, autism practitioners, biomedical practitioners and autism protocols make our children worse (and what you can do instead).
Episode 2 is all about the years BEFORE autism, why it happened, my story as a detached, lost young woman and how autism started way before I even knew I was going to be a mother.
Episode 3 is about life after autism, the different phases of recovery, school, friends, humor, setbacks, passing exams and the last pieces of the healing puzzle...the teenage years, divorce and finding my purpose, my soulmate and our new life in England.