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In 2006, autism became the leading disorder affecting children in the United States. While diagnoses skyrocket and parents struggle to find help, a group of innovative doctors has been pioneering therapies and treatments that are remarkably effective in ...

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Overview

Jenny McCarthy-whose bestselling books Louder Than Words and Mother Warriors told the stories of healing children with autism-teams up with a preeminent autism doctor to write the first book on a remarkably effective treatment.

In 2006, autism became the leading disorder affecting children in the United States. While diagnoses skyrocket and parents struggle to find help, a group of innovative doctors has been pioneering therapies and treatments that are remarkably effective in healing conditions associated with autism. As word spreads about these incredible discoveries- helped in part by Jenny McCarthy's book Louder Than Words- parents are desperate to learn about the biomedical therapies for themselves.

Since early intervention is key to a successful recovery, McCarthy has teamed up with Dr. Jerry Kartzinel, the doctor who successfully treated her son, to write the first book to give parents all the necessary information about biomedical treatment. Beginning with diagnosis, Dr. Kartzinel explains the different therapies that he uses. He shows parents how to make simple changes to their child's environment and diet that can result in marked improvements and are safe and easy to try at home. And finally he explains some of the more advanced therapies that many doctors use today, and the way parents, alongside a qualified medical professional, can determine whether or not such treatments would benefit their child.

For new parents, Dr. Kartzinel provides helpful guidelines on how to best protect their child from developing autism.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780525951032
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 What Is Autism? 9

2 Diet: Where to Begin 29

3 Supplements 53

4 The Immune System and Autism 79

5 Allergies and Food Sensitivities 107

6 Detox 127

7 Fighting Yeast/Candida 149

8 Viruses/Bacteria 173

9 Seizures 191

10 Glutathione Production: The Body's Chief Detoxifying Agent 205

11 Poop: The Whole Story on Constipation, Diarrhea, and Your Kid's Behavior 217

12 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 233

13 Other Problems That Respond to Biomedical Protocol: ADD/ADHD, Asthma, Tourette's, and OCD 245

14 Regression 255

15 Prevention of Harm (Ensuring Your Baby Is the Healthiest Possible at Birth) 261

16 Vaccines 277

17 Recovery 313

Resources 329

Generation Rescue 333

Appendix 335

Behavior and Remedy Chart 337

List of Recommended Products and Where to Buy Them 341

Medical Articles to Show to Your Doctor and What Each Article Proves 349

Books and Web Sites 361

Online Vaccine Resources 369

Protocols 371

Acknowledgments 391

Index 393

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  • Posted March 31, 2009

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    Review of Jenny's book title

    With all due respect, Jenny McCarthy's first book about autism was filled with profanities. That was not marketable for me as a local advocate in my community.
    Jenny should not be allowed to use a title for her new book that allows people to believe that autism can be prevented and healed. For Jenny's son, the input made a difference. I also "inputed" my son with the same foods and hundreds of thousands of dollars on speech therapy, OT, Fast ForWard, social skills therapy, music therapy, dietitians, private school, private summer camp, and most recently neuro feedback therapy.
    I don't believe anyone should take for granted that if they follow these regimens, their child will be "cured". This will lead to additional pain for the parents.
    The world's leading physicians, neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists can tell you that no one thing can cure and/or prevent autism. Some children respond differently to therapies than others. Some cannot be cured. Jenny did a wonderful job and LUCKILY the hard work paid off. I also give a lot of credit to the personality of Jim Carey. He was probably the best resource for this child.
    However, Jenny should not mislead people into thinking that just because her child was cured, so will all be.

    15 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2009

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    THANK YOU Jenny and Dr. Kartzinel!

    First, I want to commend Jenny McCarthy and Dr. Kartzinel for their hard work and dedication to helping families battling autism. Jenny's intelligent, insightful comments have been such a strong, invaluable voice for many of us who believe in the biomedical approach and that recovery is possible. I am incredibly thankful she has become such a visible, vocal advocate for autistic children. We have a six year old autistic son who is currently in recovery. Through implementation of a gluten, casein, soy, egg, dye, and preservative free diet and hyperbarics, supplements, listening therapy, speech therapy and more he has made tremendous progress. Jenny is clear in her advice that not all therapies work for all children. We are fortunate they have made a remarkable difference in our son's life. I believe all of them are worth trying. Her advice on eliminating toxins is also of great value. We have done this as well. Her ability to share her pain and progress with Evan has helped our family cope with the daily challenges of autism. She has given us hope for our son's full recovery something that no one in the medical community was willing to do. The DAN network is a network of angels - working deligently, tirelessly and compassionately to improve the lives of our children. I believe all of Jenny's books about autism are a worthwhile investment. I also applaud Dr. Kartzinel for his hard work and his commitment to helping families battling this epidemic. THANK YOU Jenny and Dr. Kartzinel - keep fighting for us!!!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

    Recovery IS Possible

    We have a child that is 5 years old that is RECOVERED from autism. Thank goodness for books that are looking at autism from a different perspective. It took 2 years for our little boy to fall over the edge into autism, full autism and it took us 3 years to pull him back out of that horrible world with the help of diet, supplements and chelating. Thank God for the internet and the DAN! (Defeat Autism Now!) information on the web.

    I'm disappointed that most pediatricians don't recommend the wheat-free, dairy-free and soy-free diet to more parents (which are the world's top allergens next to peanuts). Most pediatricians will tell you that the "diet" might hurt them. I ask this, how can you nutritionally hurt a child that only eats cheese puffs, french fries, chicken nuggets, pizza and milk? That's one of the problems that these kids have, food aversions. This diet only improved our situation from being stuck on 5 foods to eating all foods when those with wheat, dairy and soy were taken out of the diet. Imagine that, the food aversion went away, not with the help of some specialized therapist.

    If our kids were diagnosed with diabetes, all of the parents and pediatricians wouldn't hesitate to go on a "diet". But what modern medicine doesn't understand is that autism is a gut disorder that affects the brain, not a brain disorder that affects the gut. If you want to help your child recover, then think outside of the proverbial "he'll catch up" pediatrician box and take back your child. Go on the internet, be skeptical but be smart. Parents are so much smarter than what we are given credit for and physicians now are so less educated than they should be with this world's biggest epidemic, that you cannot afford to not educate yourself. And when your child has recovery, recovery to what ever point they are able to get, then try educating your pediatrician.


    Thank you Jenny & Dr. Kartzinel! Go TACA!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2009

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    Not For My Daughter

    I'd like to tell Jenny that not all autistic kids are the same. My daughter is autistic; however, she has no "gut issues" or medical problems commonly associated with autism. She is lucky in that respect, but at the age of 6 she still cannot speak. I am disappointed that Jenny does not study any strategies that are not associated with biomedical treatments. What about speech therapy, occupational therapy, ABA therapy? Why doesn't she help parents navigate the system, where so many kids are denied state funded therapy due to state budgets? My daughter cannot recover because she was denied state funded therapy. I cannot pay for private therapy. Why doesn't Jenny fight for insurance companies to pay for autism treatments? No, she just focuses on the biomedical treatments because that's what worked for her and she was able to pay for it. It disappoints me that she is ignoring what I'm sure is a large percentage of autistic children.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2009

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    Pure Gold!

    It is a masterpiece of science and great medicine. Obviously ignorant and unconscious critics such as Earthbound do not appreciate at all the information provided. This is real medicine. The comprehensive approach to care of children with real disease and biological dysfucntion is urgently needed in this country. Physician leadership and courage is required to gradually improve a damaged medical care system in the USA. Congrats Jenny and Dr. Kartzinel for this publication and thank you very much.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2009

    A MUST READ FOR ANY PARENT OF A CHILD WITH AUTISM

    Thank you Jenny and Dr. Jerry Kartzinel for writing such an important book! I am the mother of a 3 year old son who has tried much of what is talked about in your book. Though not all the treatments work for each child when you do find the right combination you can change your childs life forever!! Though many find these treatments to autism to be unusual I think one day they will be standard! This book is truly the beginning to recovering a whole new generation of chileren with ASD!! If you are a parent looking for help READ THIS BOOK!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

    A Must Have!!!

    What a great book yet again :) Jenny knew what she was doing by creating a "manual" so parents can now take matters into their own hands when turned away by their dr's. When parents are offered no hope, when parents feel in their heart that something is medically wrong with their child, they can now easily see a road guide through this journey we call autism.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

    Long Over Due!

    As parents of a recovered child, we experienced the overwhelming feeling of confusion in trying to figure out the best treatment plan for our child. Jenny McCarthy's and Dr. Kartzinel's new book provides you with an action plan and all the details to put you on a path of hope and recovery. Healing and Preventing Autism: A Complete Guide is a must read for any parent with a child on the spectrum. The book covers it all from A-Z, easy to read, and long over due!

    5 STARS

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2009

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    Not For My Son

    I read Jenny's first book and I found it to be very informative until I started hitting road blocks. Yes, Jenny this treatment might work for your son, but not all autistic children are alike and not all children will respond to therapy as did your son. I thinks she gives families false hopes and needs to concentrate more on fighting the insurance companies who do not pay for autism treatment. I also am tired of hearing that there is a cure. If there is a cure then how come other doctors are not seeking her advice to healing all these autistic children. She had money for this kind of treatment, but when you do not have that kind of money there is not much you can do.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

    A Handbook for your Journey to Healing!

    Yet, another informative factual book by Jenny McCarthy. I have read all of her books that have been a part of my 3 year old son's healing process. If you are a mother of a child who has been diagnosed with autism, or are questioning a diagnosis,this is a book that will speak directly to the issues at hand. This is an easy read that will not be over your head with terminology. Take it to your Dr! A true roadmap to healing

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2009

    Very Informative

    I started reading this as soon as I received my copy I ordered in advance. I must say that I was really impressed. I couldn't put the book down. There is so much information, but it's not too medical or scientific to understand. Jenny McCarthy and Dr. Jerry take a very complicated and controversial issue and address it in a way that gives hope. I would recommend this book to any parent who is dealing with this issue.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

    The Book I wish I had 8 years ago!

    This is the book I wish I had when my son was a baby. I have this painfully vivid memory of going to our local bookstore when my son was a year old. He sat in his stroller (fixated on the fluorescent lights on the ceiling and chewing vigorously on his pacifier) while I went through every book on the shelves looking for answers to what was happening to my baby. I knew he was slipping away even though I had been told repeatedly by his doctor that he was just fine. Back then there were no books on the shelves about autism (the explosion in material has only happened in the last 2-3 years). Had this book been on the shelf I would have been able to identify what was happening to my child (the onset of regressive autism), why it was happening and what to do to reverse it and prevent it from happening from any more of my children. We could have halted his illness extremely early and had less of an uphill battle to climb toward recovery.

    New Parents and Autism Mommies/Daddies, you can hit the ground running with this book. It answers the questions that the general public as well as newly diagnosed families often ask. It also covers a wide range of biomedical treatments giving you information about them, why they may or may not be appropriate for your child and how to determine if things are helping or not. It is an awesome springboard for beginning treatment and coming up with your own game plan.

    Veteran ASD Mommies/Daddies, as Jenny's books always are, this book is hysterical. It is set up as an interview with a back and forth honest/raw conversation between Jenny and Dr Kartzinel. It also includes a lot of cartoons in each chapter which are very funny. As Jenny's other books have been, it leaves a feeling of validation to have what we are experiencing put into black and white print as testimony for the rest of the world to see.

    A big THANK YOU again to Jenny McCarthy for lending her voice to our families and for her tireless work in helping those children affected by ASD and helping to prevent future children and families from becoming needlessly affected by Autism.

    Lisa
    Cam's Voice

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2009

    You Are Kidding,right?

    Jenny McCarthy is providing a lot of false hope to parents of children who REALLY are autistic. Autism has become the "diagnosis of the 2000's"! Legitimately diagnosed children have a long rode ahead, but can learn coping skills to brighten their future. Get your kid out of the television and video games and some of these cases of "AUTISM" will disappear. Spend quality time with those misdiagnosed children and stop taking services away from the neediest. Get off your band wagon,Jenny, and let professionals handle their patients. Go hang out with the quacks that wrote "SON-RISE" if you want to make millions from other peoples tragedies.!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2009

    This book ROCKS!!!!

    Thank GOD for this book. It is so helpful to read this incredible information and help heal my child and prevent autism in any other kids I would have someday. Thank you thank you!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

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    Good Reference Book

    We've been doing biomed for 4.5 years and it's nice to see another doctor's perspective and protocols. We find this a useful reference book for our son's care and enabled us to look into avenues we have not yet explored. I just wish it didn't read like an infomercial in some chapters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2009

    Great info...

    Our youngest son (age 10) has an Aspergers diagnosis and is currently working with several therapists. My husband purchased this book and found it very informative and helpful our son saw it and was very offended by the idea that he needed to be "cured" from something...he said it made him angry and that he didn't need to be "cured" he just needed some help learning how to manage himself but that he was "just him" and wouldn't want to be any different. I was really surprised by his comments, very adult comments for a 10 year old boy, but I have ready that there are many adults with Aspergers who feel the same way. However I think there are alot of good points made by this book and really great information for new parents especially. I think that in some cases Autism spectrum disorders are genetic but in a vast number of cases are preventable and are caused by an outside source after birth. All in all a really great read for any parent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2009

    Great reference - excellent info for newly diagnosed

    This book has great info on the problems that kids with autism can (and many do) have. It offers ideas on how to cope with them as well as guidelines for treatment. It is also a wonderful way to implement biomedical intervention on your own if you can't afford to see a DAN! doctor. I am so disappointed in other reviewers who say Jenny claims that autism can be cured - she does not. She says "RECOVERED" and because these things have not worked (because they perhaps were not properly implemented?) it is sad that people attack. Also, Dr. Kartzinel is an MD - he's a pediatrician who is implementing these very principals not only on his own son but also, on the patients he sees. This is not a "look at me I fixed my son" for Jenny. She is trying to help the rest of us who know that our children can get (and do) get better! PLEASE read this book and REALLY try what is suggested whole-heartedly; it definitely won't work if you "cheat" on the diet or don't give things a proper time frame to see results. This is an EXCELLENT reference book!!!!!!!

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  • Posted June 29, 2009

    Healing and Preventing Autism is a difficult, frustrating read.

    I purchased this book hoping that it would give me some clarity regarding my infant's immunizations. I thought the format was nice. She asks questions and the doctor answers, but the further in the book you get the more complex the answers get. You need to have a doctor type dictionary to understand/comprehend what is being said. Also, there are references made to other books, that unless you have read these books, really just starts to confuse and frustrate. I finally decided that reading this book was too tiring and complicated without access to a medical library. I felt very overwhelmed. When I went to my child's pediatrician with questions I did get the pat answers that she said these questions would receive. I was disappointed in this book. I was under the impression that it was written for anyone to understand and I just didn't find that to be true.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2009

    Speacking out for Autism

    A very informative, well documented book. Every family affected with autism needs to read this book. Any family being plunged into the autism whirlwind would find that this book gives a lot of contact information for medical help. This is extremely important since MOST medical doctors know little about autism or WHERE to get help. It is an answer to prayer to be able to have a book with some "answers" to those questions that flood your heart and mind.

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  • Posted April 8, 2009

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    THE WHO WHAT WHERE AND WHY FOR AUTISM RECOVERY

    Jenny has done it again. This book is the who, what, where and why for any parent with an autistic child. For any parent trying to recover their child from autism, this book will tell you where to go, what to do, who to go to and why it's important. Having recovered my 17 year old son from autism 13 years ago, I wish I had it all laid out for me like this. I had to do it the hard way, trial and error. I love how easy the question and answer format in this book make it easy to understand and know what to do. Thank you Jenny and thank you Dr. Jerry.

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