Justina - posted on 05/22/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hi all. I am the mommy of a 5 month old little DS boy, Seth. I just wanted to let you know what we are doing for him and let you investigate for yourself. My older son, Nathan (6) was diagnosed at 2.5 with autism. We took him to a DAN (defeat autism now) dr. who put him on a gluten/casein (dairy) free diet along with other supplements (magnesium, calcium, etc.). Just over three years later, we have an almost six year old boy who is finishing kindergarten top of his class, reading at a 3rd grade level, and completely undesignated. He has been "recovered" from autism. (I am sure many of you have heard Jenny McCarthy's story, well ours is similar.) What does this have to do with Seth you might wonder. Well, here is what that same DAN dr. has recommended for Seth. Seth will also be gluten/dairy free (I am gluten free and only drink organic milk - I breastfeed). He has also started taking the supplement NuTrivene which has been specifically formulated for DS kids. Oh, and he will receive minimal vaccinations. I have attached the link to NuTrivene. Our dr. said that our goal is to give Seth the highest IQ possible. Research has shown that DS is not only a genetic disorder but also a metabolic disorder that can be improved with the right diet and supplements. I wish that I could zoom ahead two years and tell what the improvements are, but I cannot. I just want to allow you to research on your own, potentially seek out the opinion of a DAN dr., etc.
LINK for NuTrivene: