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1 Welcome! An Introduction to the Biomedical Approach to the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders Part 2

2 Eugene Justus, D.O. Westview Medical Campus Speedway Family Physicians 1426 Main Street Speedway, IN 46224 317-486-2350

3 Whos he? BS in Microbiology, Indiana University 1984 D.O. from Des Moines University 1988 Intern Westview Hospital 1988-1989 Family Practice Resident Offutt AFB Neb 1989-91 Air Force Physician 1989-1995 Faculty Westview Hospital Family Practice Residency Board Certified in Family Practice

4 Brendans Dad Six years old Diagnosed with Autism March 08 Started Biomedical Interventions June 08 Getting Better

5 The Main Course ASD is epidemic. ASD is a medical disorder. ASD is treatable.

6 Whats Happening? Dyssynchrony of Brain Cells Genetic Predisposition Toxic Injury Oxidative Stress Immune Deregulation

7 So What Do We Do? Know that there are treatment options. – We cant change the genes. – We can limit toxic exposure! – We can support them metabolically! – We can treat their immune systems!

8 Prepare for Battle! Get organized – Journal – Treatment list with start and stop dates – Daily administration schedule – Appointment calendar – Data Folder (IEPs, lab results, evals.) http // – Receipt folder – Pictures and videos

9 Prepare for Battle A file/folder of trusted information sources Find a support group Find a tax and investment advisor Apply for the Medicaid Waiver – – Governors Council for People with Disabilities 317-237-7770 – ARC of Indiana ( ) 800-382-9100

10 Fighting the Battle The biomedical approach is major front to fight the battle but not the only one – Continue behavioral therapies – Dont stop the current medications without coordination with the prescriber.

11 Fighting the Battle Limit Toxic Exposure – Reverse osmosis water filter – Glass cookware – Organic whole foods – Remove toxic chemicals from home – Green cleaning and house hold products – Gluten free/casein free diet (GFCF)

12 Fighting the Battle GFCF Diet – Be strict – Give it enough time – Behaviors may get worse before they get better due to withdrawal.

13 Fighting the Battle Heal the Gut – Address Food Allergies – Remove Food Additives – Whole Foods – Digestive Enzymes – Treat the Dysbiosis – Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SC Diet)

14 Fighting the Battle Treating the Dysbiosis – SC Diet – Olive leaf extract, Oil of oregano, Curcumin – Avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics – Vitamin A – Saccharomyces, boulardii Help from a medical provider – Anti-fungal medications – Antibiotics – Anti-viral medications

15 Fighting the Battle Decrease Oxidative Stress – Avoid continue toxic exposure – Support detoxification pathways – Omega 3 fatty acids – Chelation

16 Fighting the Battle Support detoxification pathways – Multivitamin – Vitamin B6 and Magnesium – Folinic Acid and Vitamin B12 – Calcium – Zinc – Amino acids – Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

17 Fighting the Battle Medical provider can help with these detoxification strategies – Urine Organic acid test – Methyl-cobalamin (methyl-B12) – IV Glutathione – Hyperbaric Oxygen – Chelation

18 Fighting the Battle Chelation – ARIs intervention with the most positive responses – Not a first line treatment. Yeast needs to be under control Non-toxic metal need to be in adequate supply Packed red cell metals test

19 Fighting the Battle Chelation agents used for ASD – DMSA – DMPS – CaNaEDTA Challenge testing NIH trial abandoned

20 Fighting the Battle Treat Constipation – Prune Juice – Magnesium Citrate – Milk of Magnesia – Vitamin C 1000 mg a day – A tablespoon of Olive Oil – Miralax

21 Fighting the Battle Treat insomnia – Epsom salts baths – Melatonin – Acid reflux medicine – Treat allergies

22 The Strategy Synopsis The Three Rs – Remove – Replenish – Repair

23 Strategy Synopsis Remove What Harms – Sugar – Junk Food – Gluten – Casein – Toxins in water and food – Toxins in the home – Allergens

24 Strategy Synopsis Replenish what is missing – Use whole organic foods – Use digestive enzymes – Use probiotics – Use a good multivitamin No gluten, casein, High in B vitamins – Use minerals-Zinc, Magnesium

25 Strategy Synopsis Repair/Restore – Treat the constipation – Treat Dysbiosis with herbals Curcumin Olive leaf extract Oil of oregano – Antihistamines (if necessary) – Anti-reflux medications (if necessary) – Adrenal support – Specific Carbohydrate Diet

26 Basic Program GF/CF/SF diet Multivitamin and minerals formulated for ASD Add Probiotic Digestive enzymes (preferably with DPP-IV activity) Treat constipation Treat insomnia

27 I Want to Help! ASD Clinic on Wednesday mornings (317) 486-2350 1426 Main Street, Speedway, IN 46224

28 The Take Home The number of people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders is growing. There are biological and medical factors related to ASD. Autism Spectrum Disorders are treatable!

29 Questions? And Thank You!

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