Jacob: Recovery from Aspergers

Here’s the story of my oldest son’s recovery from Aspergers.

Symptoms included:

  • Chronic explosive diarrhea from age 18 months to 6 years
  • Multiple food allergies and chemical sensitivities, that lasted until 6th grade
  • Candida, yeast overgrowth
  • Facial tics
  • Night terrors
  • Several violent tantrums per day from about 2 ½ to 3 years old. Took up about 3 hours of our day trying to calm him down.
  • Difficulty transitioning
  • Sensory Integration, or SI
  • Literal interpretation of language
  • ADHD/ODD/Depression

The major healing elements:

  • Strict diets I designed specifically for Jacob using muscle testing to watch for food sensitivities, and very few chemicals/preservatives/artificial ingredients of any kind.
  • Limiting his exposure to environmental toxins.
  • Homeopathy
  • Chiropractic
  • Emotional healing (NET, EFT, NLP)
  • The right supplements
  • The belief that your child can heal.

3rd grade was the official diagnosis. Broke my heart. Broke my heart a million more times, learning about SI, and finally understanding why he was so whiny, angry about sensory issues.

Learning about the literal interpretation, when I really thought he was being bratty, and so did his teachers.  He was simply misunderstanding a lot of what was being said, but that really didn’t make sense to all of us because he was so smart; how could he misunderstand?

And when he finally ‘relaxed’ and stopped being so angry/disruptive with the findings of these things.

Everything happened at once with the diagnosis, and since it was even worse than we thought, (we thought he had ADD), I got more aggressive finding out what other dietary and supplement interventions we could do.

With persistence, and prayer/belief, he healed. He is now 17, has two jobs, been on the honor roll 3 years in high school, is very well liked by peers and work friends, helps me around the house voluntarily, chose for himself to go back on a ‘diet’ since he’s been off them for 5 years–picked the ketogenic diet by researching it all on his own!

He amazes me, and he would amaze me if he had been a typical kid.  But for him to have achieved all this, a miracle.

–Carolyn Wilcoxon, May 2012