This blog is intended to clarify the case studies about autism, the significance of this syndrome for parents of autistic and special children around the world, in various places that the human imagination could go.

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sábado, 31 de dezembro de 2011

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"What the best and wisest parent wants for his/her child,
that must the community want for all its children."

Dr. John Dewey, American philospher, psychologist, educator

quinta-feira, 15 de dezembro de 2011

Camel Milk USA, a company founded by Dr. Millie Hinkle, ND, is devoted to the research, development, sales, and promotion of camel milk and camel milk products in the United States.


Here's some good news from around the world and across the U.S. from those people who have been fortunate enough to get the camel's milk.  
We've heard from people with diabetes or who have a diabetic child:
  • One little girl in Arizona, who is a Type I diabetic, took the milk for only 10 days and and went from four injections a day of insulin to one. Other diabetics are experiencing the same results. 
  • One person who is a Type II diabetic was able to stop medication totally because he owns a camel and is able to milk his own camel. This is such good news. 
  • “Type I and Type II diabetics need specific doses of the camel milk for their insulin levels, and should not be consuming any dairy products other than camel milk while they are trying to reduce their glucose levels,” states Dr. Hinkle. “Studies have shown that cow’s milk can raise glucose levels and cholesterol, while camel milk has shown to reduce glucose and cholesterol levels in trial studies,” explains Dr. Hinkle. “Diabetics need specific nutrients for the camel milk to work even better in lowering the glucose levels.” She tests each patient to determine the specific nutrient protocol for each individual patient.
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Several autistic children are on the milk and are doing great. 
  • One mother says that within the first day her little boy started to have imaginary play with his toys and talking with them, something that most autistic children do not do. She was amazed because her little boy never played and spoke only a few words previously. 
  • Another mother of an autistic child states that within minutes her child looked her directly in the face and did as he was asked. The mother said for the first time ever, her child did not have a blank look on his face when she spoke to him. She says that he is talking more and more each day. She is very excited.
  • One six-year-old autistic child who was still in diapers and did not speak in complete sentences started to speak in complete sentences on the first day he drank the milk. He did not know his address, his ABCs, numbers, etc. By the end of 28 days, he knew his name and how to spell it, his address, phone number, all of his ABCs and how to count. His mother wrote on the 13th day: "For the first time in his life, out of nowhere, my child said, 'I love you mommy, I love you daddy.'" By the end of 28 days, he was completely potty trained and is no longer in diapers. His mother called to say that he has started school, is now able to memorize the words to songs, stories, etc., and repeat them back and he gets gold stars every day for his great behavior.
  • There are also the two mothers with autistic children who live several states away and are trying to raise money with yard sales, bake sales, etc., to be able to buy a camel so that they may share the milk. These are such dedicated mothers who love their autistic children. One mother told me of looking at videos of her child when he was "normal" and she broke down and cried when she said, "I will do anything to make my son normal again." 
  • Autistic children need specific nutrients that enable them to detox and to heal. They need to detox-stored toxins as well as toxins they are exposed to daily. Sulfur drugs, acetaminophen and antibiotics block detox pathways and must be removed, before any removal of vaccines or heavy metals, to enable the liver to handle the overload better. Many babies are given one or more of these drugs before they even leave the hospital. Children often get worse in the spring and summer due to pesticides and insecticides being sprayed. Sixty to 80% of everything that touches the body is absorbed through the skin and has to be processed by the liver, which in autistic children is already stressed. When parents apply paraben-based sunblock on their children and allow them to swim in chlorinated pools, they are overloading their children with these toxins. We use homeopathic remedies that are specific for each child to enable them to tolerate these things without excess overload.

    Many children become toxic on antifungal drugs and have to be detoxed before they can improve. The antifungal drugs will kill off good bacteria as well as bad, and therefore she has had excellent results over the years with using the good bacteria to crowd out the bad, and all the probiotics must be rotated on a specific basis to overcome mutations of pathogens. There are good supplements and there are some that are mostly filler. “We test each child to find the best supplement for each,” states Dr. Hinkle. “Many parents are giving their children too many supplements and it just overloads the system and can cause negative reaction.”  When children are on supplements that they test well for, then they usually make much more progress in the battle with autism, and combined with the camel milk seem to excel within a short period of time.

    Dr. Hinkle says that for the camel milk to be effective, all autistic children must be on a gluten-free/casein-free diet.

I have been contacted by several people with cancer. 
  • One man stated that he had Stage 4 prostate cancer seven years ago and that the doctors told him there was nothing else they could do. He started the camel milk and within three months there was no trace of the cancer. It has been seven years and he is still cancer free. 
  • An American woman called me from the Middle East where she had gone to drink the milk for advanced breast cancer and the cancer was gone she said that after being on the milk for four weeks there was no trace of the cancer but that she wanted to continue to drink the milk when she returned to the U.S. and was asking for help to get the milk here. This will have to wait until the test kits are complete.
  • Cancer is a very serious illness and studies show that camel milk actually improves chemotherapy treatment and reduces many of the negative side effects of the treatment. Dr. Hinkle recommends that patients go on a gluten-free/casein-free diet for a short period of time, except for the camel milk. She also asks patients to avoid soy, food coloring and food additives, such as MSG, etc., while undergoing treatment. This enables inflammation from the food to cease, and the body to use its resources to try and heal itself instead of fighting the allergic reactions to food. “It is very good to avoid any foods that you know you are allergic to when trying to heal the immune system,” states Dr. Hinkle. There are specific nutrients that can help cancer patients while undergoing treatment, and Dr. Hinkle recommends that all patients take a good quality brand of supplements that are not loaded with fillers. “Many cancer patients ask about the urine antibodies as well as the milk. There is a specific protocol and dosage that must be followed,” states Dr. Hinkle. Too much of the urine antibodies can become cytotoxic, and therefore she recommends each patient be tested to see the exact dosage of milk and supplements that they need. Each individual is different.
Crohn's Disease
  • Several people diagnosed with Crohn's Disease have contacted Dr. Hinkle to tell her of the great results they have had with the camel milk. One California resident told of being bedridden for two years before he was able to go to Israel to drink camel milk. Within five days, all of his symptoms had disappeared. He said that he had his life back again. He continues to drink the milk and has had no Crohn's symptoms in the last three years.
  • Dr. Hinkle has heard from several families with HIV/AIDS patients who tell her that their sons and daughters are thriving on the milk and it is giving them such relief from symptoms such as diarrhea and fatigue, etc. Dr. Hinkle is working to try and get a clinic in Africa to start a study with the camel milk. She says that the funds that were available in the past have been reduced and we need to do everything we can to help with this disease.
  • Pets are benefitting from the milk as well as humans. The owner of a valuable show dog was worried because the mother was unable to nurse her puppies. She had her veterinarian consult with Dr. Hinkle before putting the puppies on the milk. The owner sent a recent photo with the quote, "All puppies are happy, healthy  and fat!!!"
  • One cat owner contacted Dr. Hinkle to say that her cat had lost most of its hair from an immune system disorder, but after being on the milk for eight weeks, the cat's fur was thick and healthy. These are just a few of the hundreds of emails from pet owners.
These are just a few of the hundreds and hundreds of stories we receive daily by telephone and email.  <<Learn more...>>

segunda-feira, 21 de novembro de 2011

Autism's mysteries remain as numbers grow

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March 31, 2008|By Val Willingham CNN
Until they were 18 months old, the Gaston triplets seemed like normal, healthy babies.
It remains one of the greatest mysteries of medicine. Although autism will be diagnosed in more than 25,000 U.S. children this year, more than new pediatric cases of AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined, scientists and doctors still know very little about the neurological disorder.
Unlike childhood diabetes or pediatric leukemia, there is no blood test, no scan, no image that can detect autism. Diagnosis relies totally on behavioral observation and screening. And that's not easy.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, three distinctive behaviors characterize autism: lack of social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors or narrow, obsessive interests. But children with autism display these symptoms in many different ways, some as mild as avoiding eye contact, while others are totally immersed in a world of their own.


Dr. Gary Goldstein, president of Kennedy Krieger Institute, one of the leading U.S. facilities for autism research and treatment, says although doctors know more about autism than ever, plenty of questions remain unanswered. Over the past few years, it has become clear that genetics play a big role in the development of autism. But researchers believe something -- a trigger -- sets off autism in a child.
"It's a combination of being genetically vulnerable, and then having some kind of social or toxic exposure that tips you over," Goldstein says. If scientists find that trigger, they could find the missing piece of the autism puzzle.
It's that missing puzzle piece that frustrates families with autistic children. When the Gaston triplets of Ellicott City, Maryland, were born seven years ago, their parents, Lynn and Randy, were thrilled. For years, they had been trying to have children. After in vitro fertilization, Lynn gave birth to identical twins, Hunter and Nicholas, and a fraternal brother named Zachary. Though they were born prematurely, they grew to be healthy, happy babies. Then something changed.
At around 18 months, the boys began to display unusual behaviors. Zach became compulsive, lined up cereal boxes and toys; he wouldn't socialize and kept to himself. Hunter would roam the house at night and scream at the top of his lungs. Nick just stopped talking.


Autism is a lifelong disability affecting nearly 1 in 250 children
born in the world today. With the diagnosis of autism reaching
epidemic proportions, it is important that accurate information is made
available to anyone who will be working with, living with, or loving a
person with autism. And let's face it, with numbers as small as these,
it is becoming more likely than not that each and every one of us will
be touched by a person with autism in our lifetime.
It is with this in mind that I assembled my PowerPoint
Presentation. It is a comprehensive presentation that includes
statistics, symptoms, causes, and treatments regarding the subject of
autism, as well as providing a brief glimpse into the life of a child
with autism. The following is a synopsis of what you will find in this
§ Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically
appears during the first three years of life. It impacts the
normal development of the brain in the areas of social
interaction and communication skills. It is a spectrum disorder,
meaning that the symptoms and characteristics can present
themselves in a wide variety of combinations, from mild to
(Autism Society of America)
§ Autism is widely recognized as a neurodevelopmental disorder that
affects the functioning of the brain. It is not a behavioral,
emotional or conduct disorder. It is not a mental illness.
There are no medical tests that can be used to diagnose autism.
(Shriver, 1999)
§ 1 in 1000 individuals are diagnosed with "classic" autism.
§ 1 in 500 individuals are diagnosed within the autism spectrum,
including Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
§ 1 in 200 individuals are diagnosed within the autism spectrum,
including Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Aspergers
(Autism Society of Wisconsin)
o Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified is
the diagnosis made for children who do not meet the
criteria for a specific diagnosis, but there is a severe
and pervasive impairment in specified behaviors.
o Asperger's Syndrome (Disorder) is characterized by
impairments in social interactions and the presence of
restricted interests and activities, with no clinically
significant general delay in language, and testing in the
range of average to above average intelligence.
(Autism Society of America)
§ Every day 53 babies are born in the United States who will later
be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. (Autism Society of
§ Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than in girls. It
has no racial, ethnic or social boundaries. Family income,
lifestyle, and educational levels do not affect the chance of
autism's occurrence. (Autism Society of America)
§ Research shows that 50% of children diagnosed with autism will
remain mute throughout their lives.
(National Institute of Mental Health)
§ Approximately 10% of autistic individuals have savant abilities.
· Savant abilities refers extraordinary skills
not exhibited by most persons.
§ The National Institute of Mental Health listed many of the
symptoms that might occur with an autistic individual. Deficits
in the area of communication, social interaction and exploration
of environment are the three main areas cited.
(National Institute of Mental Health)
§ Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in
verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and
leisure play or activities. Stereotypic (self-stimulatory)
behaviors may be present, and in some cases, aggressive and/or
self-injurious behaviors might be present.
(Autism Society of America)
§ A specific cause of autism is unknown.
§ Current research links autism to biological and neurological
differences in the brain.
(Autism Society of America)
§ Studies of twins in the UK confirm that autism has a heritable
component but suggest that environmental influences play a role
as well. By examining the inheritance of the disorder,
researchers have shown that autism does run in families, but not
in a clear-cut way. Siblings of people with autism have a 3 to 8
percent chance of being diagnosed with the same disorder.
(Rodier, 2000)
§ Autism is not caused by bad parenting.
(Autism Society of America)
§ Autism is not caused by "refrigerator moms" as suggested by
psychiatrist Bruno Bettelheim in the 1950s. (Jones, 1999)
§ Sensory Integration
o Integration and interpretation of sensory stimulation from
the environment by the brain. (Hatch-Rasmussen)
§ Behavioral Interventions
o Early, intensive behavioral interventions may improve
outcomes for children with autism and help them to achieve
their maximum potential.
(Center for Disease Control)
§ Diet
o People with autism are more susceptible to allergies and
food sensitivities than the average person. (Edelson) The
most common food sensitivity for children with autism is to
gluten and casein.
o Special diets, as described in Karyn Seroussi's book, may
be helpful to some children. (Seroussi, 2000)
§ Vitamin Therapy
o parents have reported that they have tried B6/magnesium and
/or DMG often with good or spectacular results (Rimland,
§ Use visuals
§ Avoid long strings of verbal instruction
§ Encourage developing child's special talents
§ Use child's fixations to motivate school work
§ Use concrete, visual methods to teach number concepts
§ Let child use a typewriter instead of writing
§ Protect child from sounds that hurt their ears
§ Place child near a window and avoid using fluorescent lights
§ Use weighted vests to calm nervous system
§ Interact with child while they are swinging or rolled in a mat
§ Don't ask child to look and listen at the same time
§ Teach with tactile learning materials (sandpaper alphabet)
§ Use printed words and pictures on flashcard
§ Generalize teaching
(Grandin, 2001)
§ Seek the assistance of another parent
§ Rely on positive resources in your life (church, counselors)
§ Take it one day at a time
§ Learn the terminology
§ Seek information (internet, support groups, library)
§ Do not be intimidated
§ Maintain a positive outlook
§ Find programs for your child
§ Take care of yourself
§ Decide how to deal with others
§ Keep daily routines as normal as possible
§ Know that you are not alone
§ Most importantly, keep your sense of humor
(Smith, 2000)
There are no known causes, no known cures and no good answers as
to how to work with children with autism. However, it is important to
dispel some of the myths and mysteries of autism. View the enclosed
PowerPoint Presentation regarding this subject. My goal is to do just
Autism Society of America (2002) What is Autism? Retrieved
March 17, 2002,
from http:www.autismsociety.
Autism Society of Wisconsin Autism Spectrum Disorders –
Statistics. Retrieved March
17, 2002, from
Center for Disease Control. FAQs about Autism. Retrieved
March 17,
2002, from
Edelson, Stephen M. Allergies and Food Sensitivities.
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Edelson, Stephen M. Autistic Savant. Retrieved March 17,
2002, from
Grandin, Temple (2001) Teaching Tips for Children and
Adults with Autism.
Retrieved March 17, 2002, from
Hatch-Rasmussen, Cindy Sensory Integration. Retrieved
March 17, 2002, from
Jones, Nancy (1999) About Autism: A Severe Disorder of the
Nervous System.
Retrieved March 17, 2002, from
National Institute of Mental Health. Autism. Retrieved
March 17, 2002, from
Rimland, Bernard (1994). The Second Great Autism
Watershed. Retrieved July 23,
2003, from
Rodier, Patricia M. (2000). Early Origins of Autism.
Scientific American, 282, 56-63.
Seroussi, Karyn (2000). Unraveling the Mystery of Autism
and Pervasive
Developmental Disorders. New York, NY: Simon &
Shriver, Mark D., Allen, Keith D., Mathews, Judith R.
(1999). Effective assessment of the
shared and unique characteristics of children with
autism. The School Psychology
Review, 28, 538-58.
Smith, Patricia McGill (2000) You Are Not Alone: For
Parents When They Learn
That Their Child Has a Disability. Retrieved March
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quarta-feira, 7 de setembro de 2011

Montreal researchers identify gene linked to autism and epilepsy

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By CHARLIE FIDELMAN, The GazetteApril 9, 2011

Researchers from Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal Research Centre have identified a gene that predisposes people to both autism and epilepsy.

Led by neurologist Patrick Cossette, the team was looking for epilepsy genes when they discovered another connection in the complex genetic architecture of autism.
Cossette found a severe mutation of the synapsin gene (SYN1) in all members of a large French-Canadian family suffering from epilepsy, which included individuals with autism.
Results identify for the first time the role of the gene that is associated with both disorders, said Cossette, a professor in the faculty of medicine at the Université de Montréal. "The strength of the study is that we pinpointed the mechanism," he added.

Cossette's team went on to test two groups and identified the same mutation in one per cent of those with autism and three per cent in those with epilepsy. Several carriers of the SYN1 mutation had both disorders.
Several genes have already been linked with many forms of autism. An estimated one in 1,000 people suffer from a severe from of autism and about a third of them also have epilepsy. But until now the reason why these two diseases exist together has been a mystery.

The defect in both, explained Cossette, is a deregulation in the function of synapses and the communication process between neurons in the brain.

The synapsin gene plays a crucial role in the development of membrane surrounding neurotransmitters (chemical communication agents), which travel between two neurons.

The discovery is expected to open new doors in the understanding of brain pathology and offer a new focus for treatment.
The study was published in the online edition of Human Molecular Genetics.