My son is now 7. At 3 he was diagnosed with autism. Since there are many kids diagnosed with autism in my geographical area, parents have networked and formed several groups.
Most of these parents have voluntarily taken their children off casein and gluten and have found remarkable results. My husband and I chose not to take our son off gluten, but by age 6 he was diagnosed a celiac, so we had no choice. He has always been a vegetarian, not by a conscious choice but probably because of texture.
I wanted to see more improvement so I put him on Shaklee supplements. It may sound like alot but the body needs more nutrients when there is a “malfunction” at the cellular level.
Twice a day he takes:
- ½ cup Soy Protein
- 2 B-Complex
- 2 Sustained Release Vitamin C
- 3 OsteoMatrix (calcium/magnesium)
- 1 GLA
- 1 OmegaGuard
- 2 Lecithin
- 1 Optiflora
- 2 Mental Acuity Plus
- 1 Zinc
- 3 Alfalfa
- 1 Vita-Lea
Pretty much everything Shakele has is Gluten Free so this is good news for us! B vitamins sometimes have gluten but I don’t worry about the minute amounts of gluten in the Bs. He has been on this for about 18 months and we have noticed a major improvement in him overall.
I put all his supplements in applesauce, mix in the Vanilla Soy Protein and add a little cinnamon for flavor and it tastes like apple pie. He’s to the point where he swallows the supplements whole. He has this for breakfast, I send protein in his applesauce to school for lunch, and he has his supplements after school. If he gets wound up, I give him up to 3 Stress Relief Complex to take the edge off.
When he was diagnosed, the doctors told us he would never speak, would learn very little, and to not expect much from him. Yet he’s done very well. He can talk and tell us his needs and is gaining social skills, slowly. His teacher said he has met or exceeded every goal set for him on his IEP except the one about typing 10 words per minute.
I think the biggest change I saw in him was when we began the Optiflora. His expressive language really took off. His behavior is more manageable now and he is a wonderful little boy!”
The above is NOT a prescription, and should not be treated as such. This is simply a testimony of an individual who had a positive experience with the product(s) listed. These are personal testimonies and are not endorsed by Shaklee Corporation.