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| The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS), was developed as a training for medical professionals in the autism field.
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Q and A with Dr. H
Your questions answered by Dr. Houston
Q: My grandson is 6 years old and was diagnosed with autism at about 18 months. His mother and I are very interested in trying enzymes to see if it would help eliminate the GFCF (Gluten-free, Casein-free) diet he has been on for several years. It is nearly impossible to keep him strictly on it all the time the older he gets.
His main issues are yeast in the gut; constipation; very picky eater; thin, dark circles under his eyes. We think his gut is damaged the majority of the time due to recurrent yeast.
One of the main ingredients in his diet is french fries - has them every day - which is, of course, starch. His liver enzymes are elevated so my daughter is very reluctant to do the prescription treatments for the yeast.
A: There appear to be multiple issues here: wanting an
alternative to the GFCF diet, picky eating, shiners under the eyes, etc.
We could target each issue individually with different enzyme products, or we could use something like TriEnza
which is a combination of our targeted enzyme products.
I am inclined to go with the TriEnza (2 capsules per meal) and see if at least some if not all issues can be helped.
Enzymes can result in smaller, firmer bowel movements which can be a concern if constipation is a problem. But high-starch diets can also contribute to constipation.
Our No-Fenol product may soften stools (depending on diet), so that could be used as well to help with the constipation. There is a small amount of the No-Fenol enzymes in TriEnza but more may be needed.
The alternative is to just use the No-Fenol only for awhile. While it won't help with proteins and so can't replace the GFCF diet, it can help with the shiners, constipation, and yeast issues. No-Fenol is also less expensive than TriEnza.
Maybe we should start with No-Fenol, then switch or add in TriEnza to help with GFCF and starch breakdown. By addressing the yeast (and possible phenolic issues since potatoes are high in phenols) maybe some improvement will occur with the other issues.
Enzymes help in nutritional journey
My son has multiple food intolerances as well as Autism. His
nutritionist and doctor suggested your enzymes. He takes the No-Fenol. They are great! I can't tell you how wonderful his behavior has been since.
He still has a bit to go in his nutritional journey, but this sure was a huge step for us.
Thank you so much for your products!