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Author Herbert, Martha R.

Title The autism revolution : whole-body strategies for making life all it can be / by Martha R. Herbert, with Karen Weintraub.

Imprint New York : Ballantine Books, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    616.8588 HER    Available
 GDL Pacific Park Library Non-Fiction    616.8588 HER    Available
Description xii, 302 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents From seeing what you believe to believing what you see -- Take a fresh look at autism. Go for the extraordinary ; Know what you can't control-- and what you can -- Protect and nourish the whole body : from vicious circles to resilience. Repair and support cells and cycles ; Get get and immune systems on your side ; Help the body mend the brain ; Calm brain chaos -- Transcend autism : share the strengths and lose the pain. Join your child's world ; From autistic to extraordinary ; Lead the revolution! ; Do it for yourself, your next baby, your family, and your world -- Appendixes. A, Ten tips for helping people with autism ; B, Sample forms for tracking your data ; C. Whole-body systems summary ; D, Ten tips for doctors, therapists, and scientists.
Summary "Move beyond conventional thinking about autism. . . . After years of treating patients and analyzing scientific data, prominent Harvard researcher and clinician Dr. Martha Herbert offers a revolutionary new view of autism and a transformative strategy for dealing with it. Autism is not a hardwired impairment programmed into a child's genes and destined to remain fixed forever, as we're often told. Instead, it is the result of a cascade of events, many seemingly minor: perhaps a genetic mutation, some toxic exposures, a stressful birth, a vitamin deficiency, and a series of infections. And while other doctors may dismiss your child's physical symptoms--the diarrhea, anxiety, sensory overload, sleeplessness, immune challenges, and seizures--as coincidental or irrelevant, Dr. Herbert sees them as vital clues to what the underlying problems are, and how to help. In The Autism Revolution, she teaches you how to approach autism as a collection of problems that can be overcome--and talents that can be developed. Each success you achieve gives your child more room to become healthy and to thrive. Drawing from the newest research, technologies, and insights, as well as inspiring case studies of both children and adults, Dr. Herbert guides you toward restoring health and resiliency in your loved one with autism. Her specific recommendations aim to provide optimal nutrition, reduce toxic exposures, shore up the immune system, reduce stress, and open the door to learning and creativity--all by understanding and truly meeting your child's needs. As thousands of families who have cobbled together these solutions themselves already know, this program can have dramatic benefits--for your child with autism, and for you, your whole family, and your next baby as well. A paradigm-changing book that offers hope and healing for the millions of families who have autism in their lives, The Autism Revolution shows that there's plenty you can do every day to give someone you love the best possible gift: a life lived to the fullest potential"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Autism in children -- Nutritional aspects.
Autism in children -- Treatment.
Autism in children -- Psychological aspects.
Self-care, Health.
Added Author Weintraub, Karen.
ISBN 9780345527196 (hardback)
0345527194 (hardback)

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