Biomedical healing has become a standard approach to helping children with cognitive and developmental delays. We’ve done it with our own son and saw dramatic improvement in attention, processing, language, emotional regulation and anxiety. He was so improved he no longer needed an aide in school, which is saying a lot since he had an aide since 1st grade.
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Step 1: Get DNA tested
When you first start biomedical healing, you want to get DNA done to see if there are any gene mutations that are affecting the body’s chemistry. These sites will not help you identify syndromes or major DNA disorders. They will give you some very specific information on your DNA that can impact how your body utilizes vitamins and how your body manages the detox process. There are two main sites to get DNA testing done that will have the information you need:
Please note that I have used my ‘refer a friend’ links from within my own DNA accounts, so I do get $10 if you sign up using these links.
Step 2: Download raw data DNA file.
Once you get your DNA done at one of the above sites. You want to download your Raw Data file. Here are instructions to do that:
Step 3: Analyze your gene mutations
To get detailed information on how to analyze your gene mutations, you want to upload your raw data into a DNA analyzer site. There are two sites that people use the most:
I prefer Livewello because they provide you a detailed explanation of your DNA mutations and how they effect your body’s function. For a monthly fee you can access even more DNA reports. By getting the monthly subscription I was able to find out that our family cannot absorb B12 through the gut. I also figured out that my son was eating carrots non stop because he couldn’t absorb vitamin A from vitamins, only from animal sources.
Step 4: Research how you can help any genetic challenges.
Dr. Amy Yasko is a well known physician who has developed several protocols that utilize biomedical healing to help recover kids from autism. One her website she has a DNA analysis tool which is free. It allows you to get deeper information about DNA mutations that could be effecting brain function. Access her Know Your Genetics DNA tool.
Dr. Amy Yasko has also written Feel Good Nutrigenomics, a FREE eBook which goes into great deal about each of the major gene mutations, how they affect the body and the brain, and what can be done to heal.
Join support groups that talk about gene mutations and how to help them. Some of my favorites:
Step 5: Find a doctor you can work with
You will need a doctor to help monitor what you are doing when implementing biomedical healing. Traditional pediatricians do not buy into biomedical healing. You need to find an integrative medicine doctor or functional medicine doctor in order to have somebody who really understands how to utilize the DNA to effect healing. You can ask for doctor referrals in your support groups. Here are a few resources to find doctors.
- Find a Medical Academy of Pediactric Special Needs (MAPS) doctor.
- Find a functional medicine doctor.
- Find an integrative medicine doctor.