Upcoming Seminars

Let’s talk mitochondria

Posted by sonya on June 22, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Since the Hannah Poling case, the subject of autism and mitochondrial dysfunction has been the focus of much attention and research.  This includes the CDC and NIH who are currently investigating the role of vaccinations in mitochondrial dysfunction and autism.

Mitochondria are the body’s “powerhouse” organelles.  They are located inside cells are produce energy throughout the body.  Mitochondria use 80% of the available oxygen.

Mitochondria are normally inherited exclusively from the mother.  These important structures can be damages by REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES (ROS), better known as free radicals.  Children with autism have very high levels of free radicals and deficient levels of antioxidants.  Antioxidants help protect the body, and mitochondria, against damage from free radicals.
Other chemicals can damage mitochondria.  You don’t have to look very hard into toxicology research to find toxic substances that will damage mitochondria.  Thimerosol and other metals damage mitochondria putting children at risk for autistic regression.

Drugs can also damage the energy production capacity of the body by negatively impacting mitochondria.

Here is a list of drug classes that have been identified as causing damage:

Pain medication
Anti-inflammatory medication (indlucing tylenol)
Anesthetics
Angina medications
Antiarrhythimic
Antibiotics
Antidepressants
Antipsychotics
Anti-anxiety medications
Cholesterol medications
Cancer medications
Diabetes medications
Epilepsy and seizure medications

Vaccines and drugs can damage mitochondria and 20% of children with autism are estimated to have mitochondrial dysfunction.  Mitochondrial research is beginning to identify a significant subset of children with regressive autism who were at risk.

The important strategy now is to identify if your child is at risk before submitting to a regular vaccine schedule.  The CDC recommends speaking with your MD about vaccination concerns.
Here are a few great resources:

What your MD may not tell you about childhood vaccinations ~ Dr. Stephanie Cave, MD

The Vaccine Book ~ Dr. Sears

Naturopathic Treatment of Autism

Posted by sonya on April 9, 2010 · Leave a Comment

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Naturopathic intervention for autism includes a functional approach to treatment.  Each child is assessed and treated individually which increases success rates.  The reason naturopathic treatmetn of autism helps so many children is because it addresses underlying weaknesses in the system.  Research has identified a number of biochemical and physiological abnormalities in children with autism.  Through evaluation, theses impairments can be identified and treated with safe, effective, natural remedies.

Some of the underlying weaknesses that leading autism researchers have identified include immune irregulatires, mitochondrial dysfunction, dysbiosis or imbalance in bowel flora, detoxification impairments and methylation defects.

The most successful biomedical treatment for autism and other developmental disorders is correction of methylation defects.  When babies are conceived, they are de-methylated, as development progresses, it does so through the process of methylation.  The use of methyl-B12 to correct the methylation cycle that fuels development can have a dramatic impact on social, cognitive and language development.

B12 works by increasing “fuel” to the brain and by regulating key neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) that are responsible for learning, memory, mood, behaviour, sensory perception, processing information, relaying information, emotional responses and fundamental brain function.

Researchers have identified a number of abnormalities with serotonin, dopamine and GABA.  These neurotransmitters can be regulated through support of the methylation cycle.

B12 and methylation treatment is one example of how naturopathic treatment of autism has the ability to greatly enhance development.

For more information about biomedical treatment, visit www.treatautism.ca

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2010 Autism, AD/HD & LD Conference

Posted by sonya on March 26, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Biomedical Conference

Treatment of ASD, AD/HD and Learning Disabilities

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Saturday May 29th
12:30 – 4:30 pm

Milton Sports Centre
605 Santa Maria Blvd.
Milton, ON
L9T 6J5

To Register:

1.  Call: 905 631 0880

2.  In person: The Vitamin Store inMilton, ON:

http://www.thevitaminstorecanada.com/ret_store_locator.asp?storeID=A366140C39724EB193EE7AC9A906BA35


Cost – $30 (includes take home package with supplement samples and conference syllabus and)

Hosted by:  The Vitamin Store

www.thevitaminstorecanada.com

Conference Description

The biomedical treatment conference will feature three expert speakers on biomedical treatment and development. Topics covered will include special diets, nutritional intervention, and safe heavy metal detoxification, treatment of immune and digestive dysfunction and enhancement of social, cognitive and language development.  Also featured are specialized treatment programs to prevent development delay before, during and after pregnancy as well as addressing birth trauma and the role it plays in development. This conference will have a resource fair featuring different organizations supporting treatment of autism including:

Blue Balloon
www.blue-balloon.com

The Autism Bakery
www.theautismbakery.com

Ontario HBOT
www.ontarioHBOT.ca

Toys, Tools and Treasures
www.toystoolsandtreasures.com

Rainbow Connections – RDI
www.rainbowconnections.ca


Dr. Estrabillo Dental Group

www.drestrabillo.com


Ecotrend
www.ecotrend.ca

Featured speakers

ProfilePictureDr. Sonya Doherty, N.D. and Defeat Autism Now! Practitioner

Dr. Doherty will speak about her extensive experience treating children with developmental delay. She will explore some of the research into ASD, AD/HD, LDs and other developmental disorders impacting Canadian children. Dr. Doherty will speak about the role that special diets, digestion and immune irregularities, detoxification of heavy metals and nutritional intervention play in the enhancement of social, cognitive and language development.

CarissaProfilePicDr. Carissa Doherty, N.D. and Biomedical Toxicologist

Dr. Carissa Doherty is one of few Naturopathic Doctors who have specialized undergraduate training in toxicology and biochemistry. She will speak about her uniquely designed protocol for prevention of developmental delay. Prevention of developmental disorders begins before pregnancy. It is estimated that 1 in 5 North American children has a diagnosis of developmental delay. With Dr. Doherty’s expertise on detoxification and protecting against environment toxicity, this talk is a must for all parents planning pregnancy.


RebeccaProfilePicDr. Rebecca Patterson, D.C. and Medical Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Patterson is a graduate of the Canadian memorial Chiropractic College. She continues to further her training in the area of Pediatric Chiropractic Care. Her lecture will focus on new research linking birth trauma to developmental delay and factors that contribute to traumatic birth as well as treatment options.

Who should attend?

  • Parents and Caregivers

  • Educators and Resource Consultants

  • Healthcare Providers

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2010 Seminar Schedule

Posted by sonya on March 1, 2010 · Leave a Comment

January 22 – Friday – 6:30 – 8 pmhappiness

Detoxification:  7 essential pathways to health

Location:
Goodness Me!
Upper Gage, Hamilton, ON
905 388 8400
www.goodnessme.ca

January 30 – Saturday: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Anti-viral and anti-microbial treatment for autism spectrum disorders

Location:
Goodness Me!
3455 Fairview St., Burlington, ON
905 637 8404
www.goodnessme.ca

February 17 – Wednesday: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Biomedical treatment of Autism Spectrum Seminars

Location:

The Vitamin Store – Burloak location
728 Burloak Drive
Burloak Commons
Burlington, ON
L7L 0B1
905 331 6064

www.thevitaminstorecanada.com

February 19 – Friday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Children’s Health

Location:
Goodness Me!
1000 Upper Gage, Hamilton, ON
905 637 8404
www.goodnessme.ca

February 27 – Saturday: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Biomedical treatment for learning disabilities

Location:
Goodness Me!
3455 Fairview St., Burlington, ON
905 637 8404
www.goodnessme.ca

March 25 – Thursday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Alternative treatment for AD/HD

Location:
Goodness Me!
1000 Upper Gage, Hamilton, ON
905 637 8404
www.goodnessme.ca

March 27 – Saturady: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Apraxia and dyspraxia – a functional approach to treatment

Location:
Goodness Me!
3455 Fairview St., Burlington, ON
905 637 8404
www.goodnessme.ca

March 31 – Wednesday: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Natural Supports for AD/HD

Location:

The Vitamin Store – Burloak location
728 Burloak Drive
Burloak Commons
Burlington, ON
L7L 0B1
905 331 6064

www.thevitaminstorecanada.com

April 1 – Thursday: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Autism Series – 1 of 3

B12 and Methylation can increase social, cognitive and language development

Location:

Wholefoods – Oakville

301 Cornwall Road
Oakville, ON L6J 7Z5
(905) 849-8400

www.wholefoodsmarket.com

April 8 – Thursday: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Autism Series – 2 of 3 (can be attended individuallY)

Digestion, Inflammation and Food Allergies

Location:

Wholefoods – Oakville

301 Cornwall Road
Oakville, ON L6J 7Z5
(905) 849-8400

www.wholefoodsmarket.com

April 15 – Thursday: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Autism Series – 3 of 3

Environmental Toxicity, Antioxidants and Heavy Metals

Location:

Wholefoods – Oakville

301 Cornwall Road
Oakville, ON L6J 7Z5
(905) 849-8400

www.wholefoodsmarket.com

April 24 – Saturday: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

AUTISM SERIES – 1 of 4 (seminars can be attended individually)

Autism Treatment: B12 and Methylation – how treatment can enhance language, social and cognitive development

Location:
Goodness Me!
3455 Fairview St., Burlington, ON
905 637 8404
www.goodnessme.ca

May 29 – Saturday: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

AUTISM SERIES – 2 of 4 (seminars can be attended individually)

Autism Treatment: Heavy metals and environmental toxicity – how to help your child safely and effectively detoxify harmful metals and toxins

Location:
Goodness Me!
3455 Fairview St., Burlington, ON
905 637 8404
www.goodnessme.ca

June 26 – Saturday

AUTISM SERIES – 3 of 4 (seminars can be attended individually)

Autism Treatment: Diet and Nutrition – why it helps and how to get started as well as advanced diet options for complex cases

Location:
Goodness Me!
3455 Fairview St., Burlington, ON
905 637 8404
www.goodnessme.ca

July 31 – Saturday: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

AUTISM SERIES – 4 of 4 (seminars can be attended individually)

Autism Treatment: Getting to the root – why digestion has the ability to impair develpment and how to support healthy intestinal function

Location:
Goodness Me!
3455 Fairview St., Burlington, ON
905 637 8404
www.goodnessme.ca

August 21 – Saturday: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Getting ready for school! How to use natural treatments to support learning and attention

Location:
Goodness Me!
3455 Fairview St., Burlington, ON
905 637 8404
www.goodnessme.ca

September 25 – Saturday: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Biomedical treatment of AD/HD

Location:
Goodness Me!
3455 Fairview St., Burlington, ON
905 637 8404
www.goodnessme.ca


October 23 – Saturday: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Autism and Mitochondrial Function: Exciting new research and treatments

Location:
Goodness Me!
3455 Fairview St., Burlington, ON
905 637 8404
www.goodnessme.ca

November 27 – Saturday: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Autism and Yeast – how microbes in the gut impact development and control behaviour

Location:
Goodness Me!
3455 Fairview St., Burlington, ON
905 637 8404
www.goodnessme.ca

If you are interested in having Dr. Doherty speak on biomedical treatment of developmental disorders, please contact [email protected].
If you would like more information on any of these topics, visit the rest of this site www.treatautism.ca or contact Dr. Doherty at [email protected]

Biomedical treatment has the potential to change a child’s life.  It is the right of every parent to know their options.

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Biofilms

Posted by sonya on January 15, 2010 · Leave a Comment

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Unresolved yeast or bacterial dysbiosis

Treatment of biofilm is an important new strategy in enhancing development for children with autism. When children improve on anti-microbial protocols, it is important to consider biofilm as a factor in treatment.
Biofilm occurs when these microbes link together.  The connections between microbes are very difficult to break down and account for some of the mucous that occurs during a kill protocol.  Biofllms are technically a polysaccharide-type matrix (mucous) secreted by bacteria and yeast. These pathogens create a biofilm to defend against the host’s immune system.
Opportunistic bacteria and yeast secrete toxins. These toxins can contribute to behavioural issues, digestive concerns and impair development.
An example of biofilms is dental cavities. Bacteria in the mouth can produce biofilms which lead to cavity formation.

Biofilms can effect children with ASD and other developmental concerns in the following ways:
  • Improve when placed on antibiotics or antifungal medication
  • Aggression, agitation, head-banging and others behaviours
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), perseverative and/or repetitive behaviors
  • Children who get worse in the spring and/or fall
  • Persistent and unresolved yeast and/or bacteria as evidenced on Organic Acid Test from Great Plains Laboratory (such as arabinose for yeast or HPHPA for clostridia bacteria
A biofilm protocol was designed by Anju Usman, M.D.  It has 3 stages:
  1. Breaking down the biofilm
  2. Attacking of the microbes
  3. Cleaning-up phase

Parents whose children have undergone treatment to break down biofilms in the digestive tract describe bowel movements with copious amounts of mucous.  Once the mucous is passed, dramatic shifts in development can be seen.
Research supports a connection between the digestive tract and development.  Microbes in the gut can change the way the body functions.  Identifying and treating biofilms is an important strategy in biomedical treatment of autism spectrum disorder, AD/HD and other developmental concerns.