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  1. his initial ocd symptoms only came on after having a course of antibiotics. we feel that it is his gut that is creating his issues. it was not only the antibiotic issue we encountered but also that he had had his initial symptoms(frequent urination) after eating at an event-wheat, dairy, sugar, strawberries. we were not sure what was the trigger but it happened within about 10 min and lasted for 6 weeks. so we could see his symptoms were triggered by food and for us with antibiotics. due to his rapid decline with every small sore throat etc i researched natural antibiotics and found vit c
  2. We have taken a path of treatment that involves following the GAPS diet(Natasha Campbell Mcbride) and treating infections, minor sore throats etc with vit c to bowel tolerance. Our son had presented with OCD(mild Jan 2011 to increased in Aug 2011) and with this approach we managed all symptoms except he had still refused to use bathrooms other than those at home. Over Christmas(2012) he had a cold and I got quite ill with a flu. While I was out of commission my husband did not follow my protocol for vitamin C and our son regressed to the place he had been 1.5-2 years earlier. It has now b
  3. Our approach uses only foods, probiotics and some simple remedies at pharmaceutical strength. GAPS diet guides through diarrhea- restores the gut etc. We did need to bride/take the focus off the changes by giving a special gift after 1 month or 6 weeks. Small encouragements go a long way. Vit c(vit c foundaiton for non gmo/corn source) will manage just about any infection. Add a bit a sodium bicarbonate to buffer. GAPS diet is developed by docs(sidney haas/SCD, natasha campbell mcbride) but is the kitchen sink/grandmother level- all stuff at home that heals and strengthe
  4. get your vit c from the vit c foundation. a non-corn, non gmo source. will manage all the colds, viruses, fevers etc. add a little baking soda to buffer(8 parts vit c to 1 part baking soda) so no acid issues on teeth.
  5. We tried the GAPS diet(gut and psychology syndrome) designed by Dr Natasha Campbell Mcbride. It is comprehensive. It is healing the gut which in turn heals the immune, allergies, etc. My son has just stopped tics after 6 years. We started this process Nov 11. Lots of home fermented foods etc. Really worth it. Here are the guides we used. http://www.gapsdiet.com/ http://www.healthhomehappy.com/grain-free-2/30-days-on-gaps-intro-e-book http://gapsguide.com/
  6. what is GAPS? Abx were used because a bunch of kids in his class had strep, and one had pneumonia. In March, he had a pandas episode from strep that happened one month before. Although the main symptoms went away, he started with throat clearing and coughing, when we started azith. The cefzil helped, but it took a while. Then, that went away. When 7 kids in his class had strep and one had pneumonia, and he had little chin jutting tics, we started him on cefzil, and this throat thing was starting. Stopped abx. Then he was kicked in the back of the head and started biaxin for the ongoin
  7. Could you explain the GAPS diet you used? Hi SCM The GAPS diet we used follows a protocol designed by Natasha Campbell McBride. She is a physician(neurologist) trained in Russia. When her child developed autism she found she was at a loss for treatments within standard medicine. She found that there were no treatments offered. She returned to school to study nutrition and received advanced degrees in this area. She has a clinic in England working with kids with a huge assortment of issues that are primarily treated with diet. Her child and many others are helped and recovered
  8. Hi Chemar, One of my children has PANDAS(no tics). My oldest has a throat clearing tic. This post is specifically regarding the clearing of the tic. While we began the GAPS diet for my youngest the whole family has followed this.
  9. my youngest also began ocd symptoms post antibiotics. we chose gut healing with GAPS diet and immune support with vitamin c when needed. we are managing very well with these things. my oldest sons tics have just disappeared-5 months on the GAPS diet. Gone... After 6 years. They have disappeared. unless life threatening I plan to avoid antibiotics at all costs.
  10. While restrictive I would suggest the GAPS diet. The design is to heal the gut which is overwhelmed with yeast, out of balance with bacteria etc. One of the very important features is introducing femented foods to heal and detox. I was highly motivated when I made some connections not only with yeast but also food reactions that indicated an autoimmune response(PANDAS). After 5 months we have had success with tics, ocd, behaviour. We did take 3 months to transition into it(basically removing all grains bit by bit). When our youngest gets too much sweet(fruit etc) symptoms return.
  11. absolutely. Chlorine is a toxin. Toxic exposure can overwhelm the immune system and nervous system. Chlorine gas was used in chemical warfare. With so many good options for treating water-salt, iodine, ozone etc- people should not have to swim and drink chlorine water. My child was tipped over the edge into full blown ocd after 2 weeks of daily swimming last summer. We have had to avoid toxins in and out of the home. Also detoxing and ++ excellent nutrition. We are all doing great but... we still don't expose ourselves when we can help it.
  12. Just noticed my older son has stopped clearing his throat. He has had this tic for 6 years since a strep infection(now 12yo). Basically constant throat clearing. At that time he also developed a post strep arthritis in his left knee which resolved on its own. We started the diet for my younger son who had rapid onset OCD/PANDAS in Aug 2011. His symptoms have improved dramatically since Aug/Sept last year. He is doing great. To prepare for the GAPS diet we started removing grains in Nov 2011. We began the introduction diet to GAPS in Feb 2012. We followed the intro diet for
  13. We as well are working to detox and build health. One additionaly item-we have started working with is iodine-Lugol's solution. Iodine is an essential nutriment that most are now deficient in. Iodine is a chelator of heavy metals-aluminum, mercury etc. Chlorine, floride and bromine(heavily used in agriculture and flour additive) displaces iodine in the body creating deficiency. Iodine is one of the most potent antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, antiparasitics-used in hospitals as a cleaner, hand santizer and during surgery for these reasons. Iodine is required by all cells of
  14. We had RF and PANDAS - two kids, different manifestations. We have taken the road less travelled possibly. As my youngest who developed PANDAS seemed to become extreem after antibiotics we have decided to go with diet(GAPS) and stay away from antibiotics and are now using vitaminC(whatever dose required with bowel tolerance) to manage all ongoing infections. We are getting better and hanging tight with this protocol. Our pediatrician was completely out to lunch-also canada. Will eventually get back to someone so we can at least get some testing and support along the way. Our best su
  15. http://www.garynull.com/home/naturalnews-the-science-of-vitamin-c-the-evidence-of-its-ben.html politics of those wanting to make sure people only use pharmceuticals.
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