9 thoughts on “Whole-Body Strategies For Autism With Dr. Martha Herbert

  • May 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Last week it was reported that rates of autism were 7 times higher in individuals with epilepsy. If your child has 2 or more seizures they are diagnosed with epilepsy. There are 10 different childhood vaccines that have seizures listed as side-effects. Is it really that hard to put 2 and 2 together?

    • October 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      Mike, I really want to believe it has something to do with vaccines, but my 4th child, now 9 and on the spectrum, was born having seizures. He had seizures in utero. Why? No one knows. I can’t blame vaccines – he hadn’t had any yet (!) Easy pregnancy, easy delivery, no problems. Seizures for a year after birth – intractable. He has recovered. He’s high functioning autistic. Dr. Herbert’s explanations do resonate with me, however – a combination of vulnerability and cumulative insults to the immune system.

  • May 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Are you familiar with the GAPS Diet? If so, can you comment on how Dr. Herbert’s research and recommendations differ from the GAPS Protocol?

    • May 22, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      We’re not familiar with GAPS ( or maybe we are, under a different name). Meanwhile, we looked it up. Thank you for telling us about it-we’re going to contact the Dr. and find out more.
      Richard and C.R.

  • May 23, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Dr. Herbert once testified in a trial that a child’s autism was caused by mold.

  • May 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    The “GAPS Protocol” is one recommended dietary strategy for ASD. Dr. Herbert and the Autism Revolution make the case for fundamental nutrition and dietary principles and practices.

    To really understand the big picture of diet and nutrition and how to make use of it, you should read “Nourishing Hope for Autism,” it the next step after reading AR.


    • May 23, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks, we have a couple more books on our review list and will request the book you recommend for review.
      We are really grateful for comments that expand our knowledge and our readers are, too.
      Richard and C.R.

  • July 20, 2017 at 12:33 am

    How effective is the research in this article? since there is no connection that exists between vaccines and autism, why do people question the issue? Causes of autism are many and include genetic and environmental factors.

  • February 24, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    I don’t feel Autism is a dynamic I definitely feel it is static. With having an autistic child I understand you can introduce coping mechanisms and skils that can improve for a time but the behaviors and attitudes never really change.


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