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What is Biomedical Treatment?

Biomedical support allows us to look at a child's unique biochemistry and determine what may be impacting brain development, learning, language, social skills, self-regulation, mood, sleep, digestion and more.

Neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral concerns often come with labels and their causes are multifaceted, and share overlapping factors with chronic illness. These are an interplay of genetic factors with the environment, internal and external. For this reason, functional research on treatment of the health challenges that can come with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a good model for treating an array of neurodevelopment concerns, as well as neurological and autoimmune disorders. 

Research into the role of environmental changes in the last century, show that our children with special needs may have difficulties detoxing the bi-products of our modern world. Key nutritional deficiencies like B vitamins, essential fatty acids, carnitine and glutathione supportive nutrients have been identified to play a role in symptoms, to name a few.
 

Mother and a Child

Looking at the Whole Child

Metabolism
Immunology
Neurology
Environmental Medicine
Nutrition
Gastroenterology
Hormones

 

Some Symptoms

Language Delay or Regression

Sensory Integration Issues

Overactivated Nervous System

Anxiety

Disrupted Sleep

Hyperactivity

Melt Downs

Self Injury 

Head Banging

Poor Digestion

Low Energy

Low Muscle Tone

Biomedical Support Can Be Beneficial For:

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Cerebral Palsy

Downs Syndrome

PANS/PANDAS

FASD

ADHD

Sensory Processing Disorders

Seizure Disorders

Tourettes

Neurological and Autoimmune Conditions

 

Health Patterns Addressed

Increased oxidative stress

Impaired methylation and trans-sulfuration pathways

Mitochondrial dysfunction

Heavy Metal toxicity

Intestinal dysbiosis

Immune dysregulation/inflammation

Cerebral hypoperfusion

WHOLE BODY BURDEN

Happy Family
Common Nutrient Deficiencies

Magnesium, calcium, zinc, selenium, iron, lithium Vitamin B6, B12, folate, B1, B2, B3, biotin

Vitamin D and A Vitamin C Omega 3 fatty acidsAmino acids: glutathione, cysteine, l-carnitine, taurine, and glycine

 

Functional Laboratory Testing

Urine - organic Acids, peptides, cortisol, hormones, toxins, nutrient deficiencies

Blood – food sensitivities, nutrient deficiencies, disease / inflammatory markers

Stool - Infection or infestations, imbalance, yeast, parasites, malabsorption

Hair - toxins, mineral imbalances

Saliva - cortisol, hormones, genetics 

 

What Does Treatment and Assessment Look Like?

Assessment of mitochondrial function 

Assessing thyroid function 

Addressing possible gut hyper permeability 

Organic acids testing, looking at metabolites of overgrowth in the gut, indications of mitochondrial dysfunction, nutrient deficiencies, neurotransmitter imbalances, etc. 

Assessing the role of environmental toxins such as testing for heavymetal accumulation and mineral imbalances Stool testing to assess for dysbiosis and overgrowth 

Assessment and treatment of nutritional deficiencies that exacerbate symptoms such as tics, aggression, seizures, delayed language, etc. 

Assessing the role of candida, heavy metal accumulation and parasitic overgrowth 

Assessing the role of food allergens, and other sensitivities like oxalates, phenols and salicylates and possible food sensitivity testing Implementing specialized diets such as GFCF (gluten free, cassein free), SCD, GAPS, Low Oxalate Diet, Low FODMAPS Diet, Ketogenic Diet, etc. Working to decrease whole body burden from toxins, such as pesticides, plastics, flame retardants, heavy metals, etc.

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