BY JACOB’S MOM
I bought your book Natural Treatments for Tics and Tourette’s at a point when my twelve-year-old son was squeaking loudly every seven seconds. The tics had started the year before, coming and going, but had now increased in severity. I can’t tell you how disruptive and upsetting it was for him—and for the whole family. He also began to clear his throat almost constantly and had occasional eye-rolling. His symptoms fit the criteria for Tourette syndrome and we were desperate to know how to help him.
After reading your book, I took my son to a naturopathic doctor who administered a live blood-cell analysis and a food sensitivity test. Jacob was found to have a candida yeast overgrowth, with “leaky gut,” which meant that toxins in the digestive tract were entering his bloodstream. Parasites were also identified, and sensitivities were found to bananas, wheat, dairy, chocolate, grapes, and red meat, among others.