Autism and ADD/ADHD

Children are different in so many ways.  Medically they are not just “little adults”:  they are biologically different from adults in that they are constantly growing and developing for the first 18 or so years of life.  And they are all different from each other in their personalities, strengths, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities.

Some children acquire language quickly and readily, while others are more physically talented.  Some come into the world with a full head of hair, while others are bald until well after their first birthday.  Some are socially gregarious, while others prefer quiet time and gentler interactions with peers and caregivers.

There are internal differences too.  Some children metabolize nutrients and detoxify toxins more or less effectively than others.  These particular differences make some children more vulnerable to developing autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and/or put them at risk for developmental delays.

Biomedical interventions that assess and address the unique state of each child can have profound effects on their development in life, particularly when used in conjunction with appropriate support such as behavioural therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, etc.

Individualized treatment for the underlying excesses and deficiencies that contribute to the symptoms and struggles experienced by children with autism, ADHD, and other physical or behavioural issues has proven itself to be invaluable in supporting children who are on the spectrum of Autism (including Asperger’s and PDD/Pervasive Developmental Delays).

The biomedical approach optimizes the health and cellular function of the child.  The ideal pathway to healing for the individual is guided through thorough and specific lab tests, but ultimately, improvements are initiated through dietary changes, healing of the digestive tract, optimization of nutrient levels, and metabolic support for the body.

Appropriate supplements are chosen that work to regulate inflammation in the body and brain, improve cellular energy, and boost detoxification pathways, so that each cell in the body can perform its functions properly.  Finally, hormone and neurotransmitter levels are balanced along with immune function.  Results vary but can be absolutely profound in some cases.

If your child is on the spectrum, has been diagnosed with ADHD (or you suspect it yourself), has other difficulties in school or social situations, or you simply want support to enhance and maximize your child’s potential, the biomedical approach to individualized medicine for children’s peak performance can help.

Please read about Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND and her focus on children’s health including ADD, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Developmental Delays.