Patricia Lemer Retires from Epidemic Answers Board

Patricia Lemer, better known as Patty, has served the families and communities of children with educational and developmental challenges for over 40 years. She holds a Masters of Education in Counseling and Learning Disabilities, a Masters of Business, and a license as a Professional Counselor. Patty practiced as an educational diagnostician, mostly in the Washington, DC area, and for a short time in Pittsburgh, where she now lives. She has authored three books on healing autism. The latest book, an updated and much expanded version of Outsmarting Autism, will be released in March, 2019. Patty has been called upon as a lecturer and consultant internationally. From 2012-2014, she helped launch a center for young adults with disabilities in Kuwait. In 1993, she co-founded and became the Executive Director of Developmental Delay Resources (DDR), one of the first non-profit organizations to address the needs of families with autism, before there was an internet. They published a quarterly newsletter and held periodic conferences….

The Body Ecology Diet

Another diet for those with attention deficits, autism and related disorders! Enter the Body Ecology Diet (BED). Its developer, nutritional consultant Donna Gates, believes that the key to understanding these problems lies deep within the intestinal walls. Recognizing the value of the amazing “subculture” of microflora in our intestinal tracts could prevent and heal these and other disorders. Healing the Gut, Healing the Brain Of the many side effects of mercury toxicity, leaky gut (see New Developments, 5:3) is probably the most serious. Unable to absorb nutrients properly and to defend approximately 85% of the immune system it is home to, a wounded gut allows incompletely digested nutrients to pass into the bloodstream. The result: an infected brain. Aren’t a gluten-free casein-free (GF/CF) or Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) enough? “No,” says Gates. The BED takes GF/CF and SCD, and the best of macrobiotics, Fuhrman, and other diets, to the next level. The BED heals the gut by reestablishing a healthy inner…