Here is an overview of Dr. Amy’s books, along with certain magazine articles she wrote with her scientific colleagues.
Dr. Amy Yasko’s newest book (published in 2009) provides the foundational understanding of autism, molecular biology, and genetics that underlie the Yasko Protocol. It also clarifies some of the many contributing factors to the autism epidemic by characterizing autism as a multi-factorial disease.
The step-by-step structure of the book is designed to walk parents and practitioners through the basics of following the Protocol. It also covers how to customize it based on the Nutrigenomic Test results. Understanding the science allows parents and practitioners to make specific choices that define an individualized pathway to recovery for every child.
The Nutrigenomic Test used to fine tune the Yasko Protocol assesses certain genes on the Methylation Pathway that influence the body’s ability to perform a range of key biochemical functions. The presence of genetic imbalances, called SNPs in this special pathway, will limit the work of the pathway to produce what the body needs.
A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP—pronounced SNIP) is an alteration in the gene from its typical form. The Test reveals where SNPs are present, which helps to define the nutritional support needed. Nearly all people have one or more SNPs, leading many to wonder: How do SNPs combine to produce symptoms or indicate treatment options?
Genetic Bypass provides that understanding. Dr. Amy Yasko offers a basic overview of how certain SNPs on the pathway work together.
Gene combinations also help to determine the need for methyl supports. Practitioners and parents can use this book to look up a child’s SNPs, and to familiarize themselves with the special challenges and opportunities of those SNPs in interaction with the child’s other genes.
Although Genetic Bypass is not currently in print, Dr. Amy covers many genetic mutations in depth in her comprehensive, Four Set Edition DVD offering, Stress, Metals and Microbes, Multifactorial Components and Nutrigenomics.
With the prevalence of multifactorial diseases and environmental toxins, it’s vital to understand how our cells communicate with each other. This book delves into the role of RNA, a cell regulatory mechanism, that promotes cellular communication. Dr. Yasko has extensively studied RNA, and has developed highly specific solutions of RNAs that can help to enhance our cells ability to communicate with one another.
Every cell in our body contains RNA. Plant cells, yeast cells and animal cells all contain RNA. Breast milk contains large quantities of RNA and it’s safe enough to be added to baby formula
While RNA based nutrition is safe and natural, new strides made in molecular medicine and nutrition permit us now to customize RNAs. Using customized RNAs is like playing the specific music that your body needs to hear to be well.
Originally published in 2004, the now classic, The Puzzle of Autism: Putting It All Together, was Dr. Amy Yasko’s first book, offering the fundamental outlook and treatment approach for the Yasko Protocol, still being used and refined today. Many families and children began their road to recovery, with this pioneering work. At the time, Dr. Amy’s breakthrough insights helped to clarify a human and scientific puzzle, that had long daunted practitioners and parents addressing spectrum disorders. Nearly all of the still current material (as well as updated information about following the protocol) can be found in Dr. Amy’s new book, Pathways to Recovery. Parents following the program, and health practitioners working with this approach, will find the biochemical test results that help to track the process in the accompanying Pathways to Recovery workbook, as well as in a number of Dr. Amy’s presentations.
Although The Puzzle of Autism is no longer available in print form, the Putting It All Together DVD set conveys the clinical experience that lead to the writing of The Puzzle of Autism. The Multifactorial Components DVD set features Dr. Amy presenting on the Puzzle of Autism, and a lot more.