Maria, 33, Optic Nerve Atrophy
Julia 6 years old.
Social interaction problems with a strong aversion to socialising with others. When meeting in a crowd he would avoid eye-contact, would seek sudden escape especially if being touched, and would will push people away immediately. The patient was very afraid of the sound of birds and would have to hold the parents’ hands tightly. He was continuously on medication.
Focused on medication to calm down the symptoms and help sleep. He enrolled in courses for Special Needs child periodically.
Functional Medicine Analysis and Diagnosis
On investigation, the following imbalances in the body were found through blood, urine and stool tests.
The ability to remove waste inside the body was under-functioning. The production of organic acids as a function of the liver enzyme is higher than normal.
Antioxidant protection was lower than optimal. As a result the amount of damaged DNA found in the blood test was much higher than acceptable.
Neurotransmitter,s in particular Dopamine. was low. This affects emotional control and the arrangement of thoughts.
Digestion of food was poor with a large amount of incompletely digested food left in the stool. Food intolerance testing found antibodies to proteins from shrimp, crabs, eggs, milk and soy milk.
The 4R Balancing Program
Focused the diet on taking healthy food, vegetables and fruits. The treatment program focused on adding antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
A strict diet change was implemented to avoid further challenges to the body from processed foods including food coloring, food preservatives, and heavy metals. Foods with allergenic proteins were removed from the diet.
The patient received treatments in the Hyperbaric Chamber; with 1.5 atomosphere pressure, with 100% oxygen density for 5 days per week to re-establish oxygen perfusion to all parts of the brain.
Specific nutrients were replaced to accelerate the self-repair process. Nutrients that act as methyl donors which are essential for detoxification, amino acids for neurotransmitter production and polyunsaturated fats to reduce inflammation.
After 3 months significant behavioural improvement was evident. The patient became more comfortable with the sound of birds, and when he heard or saw birds he would avoid them himself. Behavoiour was calmer at school, with an improved ability to socialize and is more generous with others. There was a marked improvement in the ability to follow the teachers’ instructions and involvement with the surrounding environment.