Julie A. Buckley, M.D. with a foreword by Jenny McCarthy
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with a disease on the autism spectrum--including ADD, learning disabilities, Aspergerâ€™s, Autism, and PDD--making it today's most common childhood disability. While the medical establishment treats autism as a psychiatric condition and prescribes behaviorally based therapies, Dr. Julie A. Buckley argues that it is a physiological disease that must be medically treated.
Part personal story of her battle to heal her autistic daughter, part guide for parents, Healing Our Autistic Children explains simply and accessibly the new treatments and diets that have already proven effective for many families. Told through the case studies of her patients, the book is divided into four typical visits to Dr. Buckleyâ€™s pediatric practice so that parents can see the progression of initial treatment. Written in a warmly engaging voice, parents new to the diagnosis will: learn about clinical treatments that work understand how different foods affect the body and how to begin implementing diets learn to navigate the medical system and advocate for their child bridge the communication gap with their pediatrician discover that recovery is possible
“An indispensible reading for all parents and clinicians seeking guidance for autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Buckley explains how biomedical intervention is not only helpful, but it’s a treatment that works.” ---Joey Travolta, film actor & director of Normal People Scare Me
“A truly must read book for parents and families looking for knowledge on autism spectrum disorders without going through years of medical school and countless amounts of research. Dr. Buckley puts the complicated world of autism into accessible terms.” –Tony Pashos, Jacksonville Jaguar and active member of HEAL
“An excellent roadmap for planning a journey towards healing… Using easy to understand explanations of complex medical problems, this talented clinician outlines a strategic plan for biomedical treatments that address the medical problems of each child.”-- Elizabeth Mumper, M.D., Medical Coordinator, Autism Research Institute