I would like to share with you an interesting survey from 2009 by the Autism Research Institute of over 27,000 parents’ reports that parents find antifungals, diets, and supplements to be the most effective remedies for improvement in their autistic children. I believe the most important take from this research is that the prescription antifungals outperformed ALL the other prescription drugs.
This is important news for parents because many of these autistic children have severe gastrointestinal problems and fungi AKA molds appear to be causing the most harm. The list of symptoms connected to the GI tract in autistic children also mimic the same GI issues for people who have been exposed to toxic mold and have fungal infections as a result. The main fungal culprit implicated in autism is Candida albicans (Edelson, 2006).
You can trust this research because since 1967 the Autism Research Institute has been collecting parent ratings of the usefulness of the many interventions tried on their autistic children. There is simply no agency in the world that can come close to the research and data on autism that they have collected over the last 50 years.
The data collected from the parent’s responses were based on a six-point scale that was divided into three categories: “made worse” (ratings 1 and 2), “no effect” (ratings 3 and 4), and “made better” (ratings 5 and 6). The “Better:Worse” column gives the number of children who “Got Better” for each one who “Got Worse.”
As I mentioned above, incredibly, the prescription antifungals performed the best out of every single prescription drug. For example, the parents who reported using the antifungal Diflucan saw 62% of the children get better and only 5% get worse. The parents who used the antifungal Nystatin saw 52% of the autistic children’s behavioral problems get better and only 5% get worse.
One of my favorite mentors and authors, Doug Kaufman from Know the Cause had made the connection between antifungals helping autism in 2013. Kaufman said that n 2007-scientists publish that the drug “Suramin” has powerful antifungal properties
He said that is 2013 the San Diego School of Medicine researchers have discovered that a drug called “Suramin” corrected autism-like symptoms in mice. San Diego researchers state that their success using Suramin for autism, “offers a fresh and exciting new path that could lead to the development of a new class of drugs to treat autism.”
Kaufman emphasized, “Better research and safe drugs already exist to treat autism!”
In 1998, Neurologist Jay Lombard published (The Brain Wellness Plan) that the harmless gut antifungal drug Nystatin arrested autism symptoms in children he treated. May I suggest sparing we tax payers a $1 billion dollar price tag to “development of a new class of drugs to treat autism” and spare children the exposure to new (and most likely, toxic) drug development?
He concluded, “Don’t researchers use Google searches to show that this work has already been done?”
Here is a copy of the 2009 survey Autism Research Institute. Please share this article with your friends and spread the word on social media.
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