TABLE OF CONTENTS


 Chapter 1: Infections, antibiotics, and their relationship to autism and ADD:
 Alternative treatments

Is there an autism epidemic? The antibiotic revolution: Ear infections; Nonhuman use of antibiotics and the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria; Bacteria that causes ear infection; Vaccines; Ear infections and other recurrent infections and how to break the cycle or at least reduce the damage


 Chapter 2: The microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract

Bacteria in the intestinal tract; Yeast overgrowth of the intestinal tract; Evidence for abnormal bacterial byproducts in autism; HPHPA as a possible indicator of abnormal neurotransmitter formation; Control of clostridia overgrowth; Relationship between the immune system; early use of antibiotics and the microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract


 Chapter 3: Organic acid testing, byproducts of yeast and their relationship to autism

Metabolic disease testing: the history of organic acid testing; Evaluation of two brothers with autism, Evaluation of a third child with autism; Properties of tartaric acid; Arabinose and Candida; Other sources of arabinose; Arabinose, pentosidine, and protein crosslinks; Arabinose and impaired vitamin function; Pentosidines, tangled nerves, Alzheimerís disease, and autism; Prevention of pentosidine formation with high doses of vitamin B-6 and other vitamins?


 Chapter 4: Yeasts and fungi: How to control them

Diagnosis of yeast disorders;Stool testing; Organic acid test for yeast and bacterial byproducts; Blood tests for candida; Interactions of yeast and other bacteria; Antifungal therapies; Probiotics; Nonprescription Antifungal products; Diet to control yeast overgrowth; The yeast die-off or Herxheimer reaction. Garlic; Oregano; Caprylic acid and MCT oil; Colloidal silver; Lactoferrin; Combination products; Biotin; Biotinidase deficiency; Prescription antifungal products;Amphotericin B; How to administer nystatin


 Chapter 5: Immune deficiency, food allergies, and yeast suppression
 of the immune system in autism

Overview of the immune system; Antibodies or immunoglobulins; Cellular immunity; Types of immune deficiency that occur in autism; Myeloperoxidase deficiency; Severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID); Selective IgA deficiency; IgG subclass deficiency; Complement C4b deficiency; Gliotoxins and other immunotoxins produced by yeast and fungi; Other toxic byproducts of Candida; Autoimmunity, molecular mimicry, and Candida; The wheat and yeast connection; Therapies; Gamma globulin therapy. Insurance coverage for immune therapies; Cimetidine; Transfer factor therapy; Bovine colostrums; Pentoxifylline; IL-2;  Allergic phenomena, food sensitivity, and altered behavior; Tests of allergies; Immunotherapy with enzyme-potentiated desensitization (EPD);Homeopathy; Treatment for allergic symptoms of wheat and dairy products; NAET


 Chapter 6: Abnormalities of the digestive system

Gluten and casein sensitivity; Historical perspective; Antibodies to transglutaminase cause celiac disease; Differences between wheat sensitivity in autism and celiac disease; Testing for wheat and dairy sensitivity; Restriction of gluten and casein from the diet; Prevention of calcium deficiency on the casein free diet; Soy Sensitivity, Use of other therapies to control gluten and casein sensitivity; Other new peptides that may be important in autism; High-Protease/Peptidase Enzyme Products Enhance Protein Digestion; Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency; Pancreatic atrophy, hypoglycemia, and antibiotics; Secretin; Routes of administration and forms of secretin; Adverse reactions to secretin; CCK; Abnormal bile secretion; Tests of pancreatic function; Other digestive enzyme supplements; Behavior, food dyes and inactivation of digestive enzymes


 Chapter 7: Immunizations and autism

Congressional investigation of vaccine safety; A brief history of vaccines; A parent speaks out on vaccines; MMR vaccination and autism; Credibility gap of health care officials on vaccine reactions; Positive aspects of childhood diseases; Hepatitis B vaccine and autism; DPT vaccine and autism; The acellular pertussis vaccine; Reporting vaccine damage; Class action lawsuits in the United Kingdom; Vaccine damage fund in the United States; When to think about refusing vaccination; What factors to consider in delaying or omitting vaccination


 Chapter 8: Heavy Metals Toxicity

Heavy metals, especially mercury, implicated in autism and learning disabilities; What is mercury? Health effects of mercury and recurrent Candida; Other heavy metals; Treatments of mercury toxicity; How to decide which test is most appropriate for metals testing; Side effects of DMSA; Treatment for heavy metal toxicity; DMSA treatment; Lipoic acid; PCA; Tests available from the Great Plains Laboratory


 Chapter 9: Inborn Errors of Metabolism as Causes of Autism

Abnormal purine and pyrimidine metabolism in autism: new tests and treatments for people with unique subtypes of autism and PDD; Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency; Low urine uric acid and elevated nucleotidase in autism: A subtype of autism that responds to dietary pyrimidine supplementation; High uric acid and autism: A subtype of autism that responds to dietary restriction of purines and/or allopurinol; Abnormal succinylpurines and autism; Testing


 Chapter 10: Frequently Asked Questions

 Chapter 11: The Use of Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and DMG in the Treatment of Children and
 Adults with Autism, By Bernard Rimland Ph.D.

Vitamin B6 (and magnesium) in the treatment of autism; Vitamin B6 in autism: the safety issue; Dimethylglycine (DMG), a nontoxic metabolite, and autism


 Chapter 12: Treating yeast in children with autism: typical results of anti-yeast therapy
 By Bruce Semon, M.D. Ph.D.

Introduction; Case histories; Diet and antifungal treatment; Origin of the treatment; The medical regimen: diet plus nystatin; Is this treatment worth the family's aggravation for the sake of my child? Using nystatin; Other anti-fungal medications; How long does treatment last? How does the anti-yeast treatment compare with standard psychiatric medication for children with autism? Are there any other natural substances to treat autism? Conclusion


 Chapter 13: Dietary Intervention for the Treatment of Autism:
 Why Implement a Gluten and Casein Free Diet? By Lisa Lewis Ph.D.

Introduction; What is gluten? Why eliminate it from the diet? Further research; Sam's story; Jake's story; Testing for urinary peptides; Testing for celiac disease; Phenol-sulfur transferase (PST) deficiency; Where to go for help with a gluten and casein free diet; Where do we go from here? Samís story-today


 Chapter 14: Managed recovery from autism and ADD: One familyís journey
 By Pamela Scott

Introduction; Diagnosis of Autism, ďInterventionĒ; Anti-Candida Diet; Taylorís Supplements; Alanís Supplements, Implementing the Anti-Yeast Diet and Dealing with the Yeast die-Off Reaction; The Tide Begins to Turn; Home-Based Program; Therapy Schedule; Behavioral Effects of Food Allergies and EPD Therapy; Recovery from Autism; The Rest of Our Story


 Chapter 15: Following a different path. A childís documented recovery from autism
 By Karyn Seroussi

Frequently asked questions about dietary intervention


 Chapter 16: Summing up, By William Shaw, Ph.D.

Implications for Gene-Searching; Where Do We Go From Here?