How can a child go from being totally spacey, unable to focus and needing a one-on-one aide in school to becoming an independent student who gets A’s and B’s in general education classes? Biomedical healing is one approach that can bring this sort of progress. I know because this example is my own child who needed a change in diet and supplements to radically change how his brain worked.
What is biomedical healing?
Rarely spoken of in traditional medical circles, biomedical healing is an approach that many parents are turning to in order to help their children overcome their challenges. It involves looking at imbalances in the body to determine if there are things that can be done to improve cognitive function. DNA testing is often used to help find clues about what might going awry with the body’s chemistry. Traditional pediatricians do not buy into it, and will often discourage it. My son’s own pediatrician called it hogwash, but who is laughing now?
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Usually parents start by looking at diet to remove all possible allergens. Even if a child does not test positive for allergies, sometimes removing foods such as dairy or gluten can create a massive difference. Many times it’s not a food allergy, but instead how the food is processed or preserved that causes problems. Other specialized tests that look for nutrient deficiencies or metal overload will lead to specialized treatments to bring these things back into balance. Using supplements and diet parents can also help heal and balance gut issues which research has shown have a significant impact on cognitive function.
Biomedical healing is a winding, and slow process of helping to unfurl the biochemical causes of brain challenges. There are thousands of cases of children who are recovering from autism, ADHD, mood disorders or other cognitive issues just by changing what goes into their bodies. Associations like TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) and conferences like AutismOne have cropped up as more doctors are being certified in integrative medicine and more parents are seeking to recover their children, not just accommodate them.
This is a controversial topic amongst many, and I know some of you reading this are not going to agree with me. That is okay. You need to take what works for you, and leave the rest. For those who are interested, I can tell you first-hand that I have seen the miraculous results of biomedical healing. I know it can work if you are willing to put in the time to get it done.
How can I do biomedical healing for my child?
The process of implementing biomedical healing is not an easy one. It takes time and dedication and guidance from those who have done it before. It is good to have an functional medicine physician to help, but you as the mom need to take charge and do your research. Your intuition and information will be the guiding force to find the right solutions for your child.
If this sounds overwhelming to you, there are parent mentors who have online programs who can guide you through the process step by step. Maria Rickert Hong has one such program where parents are taken step-by-step through the process to recover a child from autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder and other issues related to biological imbalance. She has an easy-to-follow online program with support community which saves you time and gets results faster. She also is a certified health coach so she can provide one-on-one biomedical healing coaching if you need more support.
If joining a program is not for you, there are online support groups like Recovering Kids which have parents who are doing this or have done this already.
The point is to just start. Even if you start simple and do it over a long period of time. It took us almost 2 years get our son’s body balanced just right, and even then we continue to tweak and improve things. It is never too late to start, I know of a man with severe autism who started at age 26 and is now verbal, sociably and by all standards recovered. The idea is to start moving in that direction and see what changes it might bring.