This program began with adults, was adapted to help those with autism, and now has come full circle to be used by children through adults for a range of health conditions. This program is not just about autism; it is about health and well-being. I believe that autism, as with other chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, ALS, MS, among others are multifactorial conditions. Underlying genetic susceptibility, along with exposure to infectious agents, toxic chemical and the stress of lifestyle all contribute to complex health issues. Understanding the contributing factors gives you the information needed to pick the right tools to get back on a path to health and well-being. Every child with autism has a parent, a grandparent and siblings, and hopefully will have children of their own someday. The predisposing genetics come from somewhere. According to current statistics the rate of autism is one in fifty. In other words, with a rate of 1 in 50, every one of us has a relative, a child, an uncle a cousin or a brother that may be on the autism spectrum. Even if those same related genetics are not manifesting as autism they may be a factor in Parkinson’s, CFS, MS, Lupus or some other inflammatory condition. Recognizing that this is not just about autism, and realizing that the genetics are inherited in a familial pattern, means every single person in today’s society needs to be thinking about charting their personal road map to health.
Alzheimer’s disease, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, ADD/ADHD as well as autism are increasing at an alarming rate. While medicine has made incredible strides clearly we need to think about a different approach to deal with a range of chronic health conditions in today’s society. What I share with the program I use is a paradigm shift in how we deal with chronic conditions. The idea is to make you the expert on your own path to health. I share the information to give you the tools to make informed decisions in conjunction with your own doctor/practitioner.
When the increase in Alzheimer’s was first noted the explanation was that people are living longer so of course more of them are dying of Alzheimer’s disease. Today, Alzheimer’s is listed as one of the leading causes of death in this country.
When the number of individuals with CFS was on the rise, the explanation was that the stress of women working while raising their children was to blame.
The increase in ADD/ADHD was cited as being due to poor health choices for children’s snacks and too many families with two working parents. By 1997, the number of children labeled as having “ADHD” had risen alarmingly to 4.4 million and by 2009 the figure was closer to six million, with approximately one in every 10 children now diagnosed with the disorder.
“In 2002 the Center for Disease Control estimated that autism affected about 1 in 150 children. By 2012 the CDC estimate had increased to 1 in 88. Now, according to the latest revision of the estimate recently released, autism affects 1 in 50 children. That’s a phenomenal 300 percent increase in 11 years.” (National Health Statistics, March 2013). This alarming increase in autism has been explained by better diagnosis.
I see these as excuses, not as explanations. I feel that we live in a society where we are stressed emotionally, financially, physically and exposed to a range of toxins in our environment. Combining underlying genetic susceptibility with these other factors creates all the ingredients for a perfect storm By understanding where our weak points are located, where the ‘accidents’ are on our particular highway of life, it is possible to bypass those detours, accidents and breakdowns and chart a better roadmap to health. This is the approach that I used in my private practice for adults, for children and have been sharing online at no cost. This is the approach that will help you and your doctor to bring you better health and well-being.
This program helps you to understand a central pathway in your body, a pathway that is directly related to a range of health conditions, a pathway that in my opinion is the key pathway to life and health. I personally believe that if this pathway cannot function, or is severely compromised that it is inconsistent with the ability to survive. That is how important I feel the Methylation Cycle is for your health, the health of your children, your grandchildren, your parents and grandparents.
This pathway is so important that I truly believe that everyone should have an equal ability to understand it and to make informed choices to support it in their body. The overriding tenant of this program is to give you the tools you need to make informed personalized decisions about your own health. The more information you have, the more power and control you have. No one is going to be more interested in your health and wellness than you are. No matter how lovely, smart and involved your doctor is, with the volume of patients he/she has to see each day there is no way they can give you the level of priority that you can give yourself. This is not to say that you can do this solely on your own, without your doctor. I am not suggesting that at all. What I am suggesting is a paradigm shift in how we view healthcare. Instead of the classic view of the doctor in the white coat dispensing medicine and answers where you obediently take whatever is given with no explanation, this program gives you the tools to change that dynamic and take charge of your own health by understanding the role, importance and genetics of the critical Methylation Cycle in the body.
Our comprehensive program typically starts with a special Nutrigenomic Test, created by Dr. Amy Yasko, which can be ordered here.
After the test results reveal the child’s specific profile, you receive an individualized protocol for health optimization. The protocol targets genes that need nutritional support for optimal function. Specific foods and supplements are used address areas of genetic weakness, in order to promote the body’s ability to detoxify and heal.
We recommend tracking your child’s progress with biochemical testing, available on our allied site, www.HolisticHeal.com
Once you begin the Yasko program, you can easily access our dynamic Online Discussion Group of over 18,000 caring families who are there to share information, offer encouragement, and answer your questions.
We offer a wide range of information products available for different degrees of familiarity with the Yasko Protocol.
The book Feel Good Nutrigenomics explains the basic principles of the Yasko protocol and the concept of nutrigenomics. The follow up book, Feel Good Biochemistry details the value of biochemical testing to assess your progress on your path to health.
Parents and Practitioners familiar with the basics?
Our Resources section features many of Dr. Amy’s presentations, additional books, DVDs, diagrams, and selections of published articles on the scientific evidence for this approach.