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The statistics are alarming and become more so every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, making it one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the United States. Further, the CDC estimates that parents with a child on the autism spectrum can have nearly a 20 percent chance of having a second child with autism.

In How to Prevent Autism, Dara Berger shares her personal journey with autism. She describes everything that went wrong with her son that led to an autism diagnosis and everything she did differently to prevent her daughter from suffering the same fate. She interviews eight well-known ASD experts--including doctors, nutritionists, nurses, and scientists--about the factors that have led to the growing epidemic of autism. Based on the best practices for preventing autism in children, each professional offers perspectives grounded in their own research and their patients’ improvements. The book covers every detail--from the importance of mothers’ cleaning out their bodies preconception, through common genetic mutations that may put children at risk, to the crucial role of nutrition in prevention.

All parents agree that every choice counts when it comes to the health of their children. As Dara Berger makes clear in this personal, informative, and authoritative book, the stakes could not be higher when it comes to autism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510714663
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 861,234
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dara Berger is the author of the book titled How to Prevent Autism. She is also a documentary filmmaker who is currently working on a film about how to prevent chronic illness in children. Dara served as a Board Member and Co-Chair of the Programming Committee for the National Autism Association New York Metro Chapter for six years. She began her career as a news reporter/producer for a local nightly news program, and subsequently founded her own documentary film production company, Say It Out Loud Productions, Inc. to produce films on meaningful issues. She has recently completed the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s health coach certificate program, which she hopes to use to help other families prevent chronic illness and autism in their children.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Foreword Kim Mack Rosenberg xvii

Preface Dara Berger xxi

Part 1 1

Chapter 1 Dylan's Story 3

Chapter 2 The Diagnosis and Aftermath 13

Chapter 3 Jessica's Story 21

Part 2 29

Chapter 4 What Is Autism? Sidney Baker, MD 31

Chapter 5 Preconception and Pregnancy Prevention for Autism Nancy Hofreuter O'Hara, MD 53

Chapter 6 Nutrition Prevention for Preconception, Pregnancy, and Baby Geri Brewster, RDN, MPH, CDN 75

Chapter 7 Keeping Baby Safe Maureen McDonnell, RN 99

Chapter 8 The Biochemistry of Autism Scott Smith, PA 111

Chapter 9 Epigenetics and Metabolic Pathways Anju Usman, MD 131

Chapter 10 What You Might Not Know about Vaccines Jack Lyons-Weiler, PhD 153

Chapter 11 Glyphosate and the Autism Epidemic Stephanie Seneff, PhD 187

Part 3 213

Chapter 12 Other Parents' Stories Corrinne Simpson Brown Katie Wright Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP 215

Chapter 13 My Kitchen 265

Chapter 14 My Natural Medicine Cabinet 281

Chapter 15 Wrap Up 297

Further Reading/References 301

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