Songs for Lexi

Songs for Lexi

Diflucan

Since last fall 2015, we have researched and researched and researched, asked opinions of many, read blogs, asked around at support group meetings and now............  we have offically started Alexi on an anti-fungal treatment with her Doc's approval/script!  It's called DIFLUCAN and we started yesterday 6.20 Father's Day!   I will track any changes here...  Stay tuned!  And wish us luck!  

 

?? OK - for those of you who are wondering -- What is Diflucan?  

Ok - Diflucan removes the yeast overgrowth so common in Autistic children - the yeast (Candida) overgrowth can present with behaviors like hand flapping and obsessions...  in other words - commonly recognised autistic behaviors.  

 

?? Well - how does that yeast overgrow in the first place and why doesn't everyone have overgrowth?  

From our research - it seems that the body creates the yeast in the first place as a natural and protective barrier against metals trapped in the body's tissue.  Candida yeast feeds on -- guess what? -- SUGAR AND CARBS!!!!   The metals are "trapped" in the tissue of an autistic individual because their bodies are somewhat compromised from early on.  Their bodies seem to have an issue with IMMUNITY.  Either too much or too little.  Either they have rashes, ear infections, are sick all the time, allergies OR... in Alexi's case, an OVERACTIVE immune system...  

 

She was weak at birth, had jaundice (couldn't flush bilirubin) and required a hospital stay under lights to help her.  Then at 7 weeks, she caught a cold and developed RSV and was hospitalized because she couldn't kick the cold herself.  THAT, looking back, was a huge indicator that her system was weak and needed extra time to develop...  What she didn't need were shots of poison pushed into her system -- those could have waited....  Oh, how I wish we had insisted on waiting instead of complying with her then doctor's vaccine recommendation, until she was 7 years old and stronger.....  (see link for more:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvcdh7KlgPI

 

There's no way to know now, of course, and we are not anti-vaxxers... by any means... but if we had put them off - her compromised body might have caught up and gotten stronger first... there's no telling what our situation might be today if we had waited...

 

But something did change in her, after those shots - it's almost like they propelled her system into FLIGHT OR FIGHT mode that she remains in to this day.  After having them, her body was never the same... From that point on she was rarely sick or recovered super-quickly.  If her sister got a stomach bug and she caught it, she would only suffer for 1/2 the time. We didn't know all this right away, it took years to uncover, but gone was that baby who was weakened, now we had a daughter who played on her own who was "no trouble at all" to babysit because she didn't need anything, didn't need attention, didn't want or need anything it seemed... easy peasy...  But - the crying ----  she was extremely hard to soothe, cried incessantly (many of you will remember)...  she was so hard to calm down, so hard to get to sleep through the night - for hours and hours at a time all that crying.  She just seemed so sad.  Was her gut in pain?  We don't know.  The hardest part to deal with?  There was no looking into mom or dad's eyes with love or smiles really.... no real connection to us... 

 

?? Why couldn't her now super-immune body flush the metals then? 

Well - she doesn't sweat and cannot flush them herself.  Many autistic kids don't sweat as many have muscle weakness and their systems don't get overheated.  Her body cannot naturally get rid of the build up from these metals from shots, metals breathed in from the environment, she has a hard time ridding herself of any toxins in her food, from our cleaning products in her environment.....  

 

So ultimately, her body's method of protecting her (yeast) has overgrown which prevents her from sitting still and being able to focus and attend... from what I've learned this yeast jerks her body around and makes her uncomfortable.  So - we TAKE out the metals - thru her feet!  See IONIC FOOT BATH previous post!  Also, there are other methods too to remove metals - infrared sauna (make her sweat them out), Zeolite products help draw them out, there's Chelation products....  So we have options....  

 

?? Will yeast be gone forever and will she be normal afterwards?  

From what our foot bath practitioner advises us - Alexi's body will NEVER flush metals normally...  And the body will keep on creating protection and make MORE yeast... always...  For whatever reason.  But that's the theory....  So what do we do?  After we BLAST this Candida yeast overgrowth with this round of Diflucan, we keep it at bay with natural methods -- Oil of Oregano, Garlic extract, Biotin, among others (see link below for more...)

 

www.tacanow.org/family-resources/what-is-yeast-overgrowth

 

Withdrawal from SUGAR AND CARBS that her body craves as a result of having this yeast inside is not  going to be easy. However, from all reports, once you get past the first week or so, and as the bulk of this yeast dies off, things get a bit easier.  We will forever be limiting sugar and carbs for our daughter and controlling these metals and this yeast as we go forward...  

 

I know - this seems CRAZY....     But then, think for a moment, think about what your body is craving these days...  Sugar, Carbs?  Then think about how your body feels when you get past that magical 3rd day of eating HEALTHILY by cutting sugar and carbs...  Do you start to feel more focused with less brain fog?  Do you start to feel more energized?  Does your body get past that craving stage as you get more and more healthy?  There so are many autistic kids I have met whose parents say they ONLY EAT white food - do you know of any?  Parents will often lament something like, "No matter what I try, he only eats waffles and pancakes, he won't eat anything else..."  

And -- what's up with all those within the past few years it seems TV ads for PROBIOTICS?  Remember Jamie Lee Curtis and her ads for "Activia" yogurt and we were all wondering what she was talking about?  And then that product was joined by more and more and more probiotics...  Now EVERYONE seems to suggest them for bloating and stomach issues... Just why does our whole country need PROBIOTICS all of a sudden?  A whole new product to market...  and why is there so much CRAVING going on?  Why is everyone addicted, YES ADDICTED to carbs and sugar?  Why is there so much obesity?  Now imagine for a second if you couldn't flush all the crap you put into your body yourself?  The bodies eating our American diet are struggling enough,  but those bodies with compromised systems have an even harder time flushing the complete onslaught of all this crap...  sigh....  

 

Does it sound crazy anymore?  I'd bet not. With the amount of people we need to feed and water on the planet, it's only natural that the people in charge of feeding us look for shortcuts...  shortcuts like antibiotics in the animals, like pesticides in our crops, like throwing some chlorine in the water, like WOW the amount of UNNATURAL things going on with our food supply is daunting.  PAIR THAT onslaught of toxins with a body who is weak at birth - and add some more toxins - then live near an airport...  Add a bit of Doritos, some Fritos, some chemically-processed breads, cereals, some preservatives, some food coloring....  I'm just saying... it's not all that crazy.  

 

Now - add FULL MOON issues to this mix -- if you have an autistic child - you MAY notice they are often WIRED and SLEEPLESS during a full moon -- take a look at THIS BLOG for even MORE information about YEAST issues:  

 

http://ourcrazyadventuresinautismland.com/why-a-full-moon-affects-children-with-autism/

 

I will blog often next couple weeks on Alexi's progress...

Pls Cross your Fingers for us...  as we continue along this journey....  

 

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