Autism / Complex Pediatric Conditions
Neurodevelopment/Autism 101: Interview with Taylor Made Wellness
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 for 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.
Looking at the Whole Child
Biomedical Is Beneficial For:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorders
Neurological and Autoimmune Conditions
Increased oxidative stress
Decreased methylation and transsulfuration
Heavy Metal toxicity
WHOLE BODY BURDEN
Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies
Magnesium, calcium, zinc, selenium, iron, lithium
Vitamin B6, B12, folate, B1, B2, B3, biotin
Vitamin D and A
Omega 3 fatty acids
Amino 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
Treatment and assessment includes a thorough look at the following:
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 heavy
metal accumulation and mineral imbalances
CDSA testing-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.