April 15, 2007
Volume 1, Number 3
From the Director:
Catch Dr. Kenneth
Bock on CBS Monday Morning
In addition, the
I hope you'll tune in for these exciting media events.
And, of course, the Spring Defeat Autism Now! Conference is set for later this
Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
Director, Autism Research Institute
While so much autism research is focused on genes, practitioners using a Defeat Autism Now! ® approach are researching treatments to help our kids now. I would like to thank the courageous physicians who are working to stop this epidemic and helping sick kids -like my son Christian - with destroyed immune systems, IBD, and heavy metal poisoning.
Mother to Christian
A special evening of testimonials from those closest to Bernard Rimland, as well as a movie premier of how this great man changed the face of autism. The evening also is a chance to network with other parents and clinicians.
Don't miss this celebration of Bernie's life and work. Sign up when you register!
The Defeat Autism Now! Conference is such a powerful tool for arming parents in the fight against Autism and spectrum related disorders. The parents are such a large part of the healing process and they need to take an active role in biomedical therapies in order for their children to receive the maximum benefit from these types of interventions.
The Defeat Autism Now! Conference equips parents with two key components essential for the most productive biomedical journey: answers and empowerment. The amazing lectures and information provided at the Defeat Autism Now! Conference provides the parents with answers…answers about what may have happened to their children and answers for how to find the right help and healing. Knowledgeable parents make the most effective parents for clinicians to work with as a team to uncover the best protocols for each individual child. Knowledge is power. Parents who are knowledgeable are empowered. Defeat Autism Now! also opens the door for getting connected with other parents and caregivers who are on the same journey. The ability to share knowledge and support is so important for all who are involved with biomedical interventions and the Defeat Autism Now! ® Conference provides an excellent way to find and connect with others who share the same views.
I found the Defeat Autism Now! Conference to be one of the best learning experiences of my life. It taught me how to help my child. When I look at my son, I am so grateful for the knowledge I have gained that allowed me to take an active role in his recovery process.
In This Issue
· From the Director
· Testimonial: Katie Wright praises Defeat Autism Now!
· IOM Workshop on Autism and the Environment this week
· Dr. Rimland Tribute set for this Saturday at Defeat Autism Now!
· Comments from Defeat Autism Now! Attendees
· Important Links
By Kenneth Bock, MD, FAAFP, FACN
Over the past nine years, many medical colleagues and researchers have worked together to develop a comprehensive, individualized Biomedical Healing Program to treat autism spectrum disorders, and I have expanded this approach to treat children affected by ADHD, asthma, and allergies. I refer to these disorders, together with autism, as the 4-A Disorders. This integrative approach works to rebalance the body’s biochemistry so that metabolic, immunologic, neurological and digestive systems are all working optimally. Other behavioral and educational interventions work well in combination. Causal links include excessive toxicity, failure to adequately detoxify, metabolic dysfunction, nutritional insufficiency, allergies, immune dysfunction and genetic vulnerability. The range of treatments includes nutritional therapy, supplementation, detoxification, and medication. I have treated more than 1,000 children with 4-A disorders, and many of them have made excellent progress. The development and success of this program is testimony to the cooperative spirit of the physicians using a Defeat Autism Now! approach, researchers and parents who all strive together to give children the lives they deserve.
Kenneth Bock, MD, FAAFP, FACN is the current President of The American College for Advancement in Medicine, co-founder of the Rhinebeck Health Center, in New York state, and a clinical instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at Albany Medical College. He co-authored Healing the New Childhood Epidemics released April 10, 2007. A DVD documentary Healing Autism: A Breakthrough Approach with Kenneth Bock M.D. chronicles the “before and after" results experienced by five families.