Understanding Underlying Causes of Autism & DAN Protocol
Autism, pervasive developmental delay (PPD), and attention deficit disorder (ADD) are labels given to conditions that cause some children to have difficulties with perception, thought, language, behavior and sociability. While these conditions may be related by similarity of symptoms, the names attached to them tell us nothing about their underlying biochemical, immunological or environmental causes.
By discussing, understanding and treating the medical origins of autism and related illnesses, we can offer families of affected children hope for improvement. At the Magaziner Center for Wellness, our goal is to help maximize your child’s potential by setting up an individualized program aimed at diagnosing and treating often hidden problems that may be impeding his or her development.
Dr. Magaziner has been a trained DAN (Defeat Autism Now) doctor for more than 10 years and has treated hundreds of children suffering from autism spectrum disorder.
Detecting Autism and ADD
The initial investigation into the autistic spectrum or ADD begins with a detailed history and physical examination of your child. Areas of focus include problems with immune weaknesses and recurrent infections, reactions to vaccines, food sensitivities, complications during pregnancy, labor and delivery, digestive disorders, exposure to environmental toxins, chronic antibiotic use and candida or yeast overgrowth.
The preliminary examination enables us to determine the types of specialized tests we believe are indicated. These highly sensitive tests, which we use in formulating an individual treatment plan, may include analysis of urinary organic acids, urinary peptides, amino acids, hair elements, essential fatty acids, liver detoxification profile, stool analysis, intestinal permeability, immune function tests, and specialized allergy testing utilizing provocation-neutralization, electrodermal screening or blood allergy testing.
At the Magaziner Center for Wellness, our specialized treatment program for both the treatment and prevention of developmental disorders is one we offer to:
- Children afflicted with Aspergers, PDD/NOS or autism
- Children or adults with ADD/ADHD
- Children with recurrent infections, asthma and allergies
- Women who are pregnant or intend to become pregnant and want to help ensure the health of their infant via a complete wellness regimen
Our method of treatment is one that involves close monitoring of your child by our physicians and nursing staff, and the administering of safe, nontoxic dietary supplements, antifungal agents, and dietary modifications. We also place great emphasis on the evaluation and treatment of toxic metals, including mercury, lead, cadmium and aluminum. Treatment may also include asking your child to avoid certain foods which could be harmful to his or her well being.
Removing the Roadblocks
Our approach to optimizing your child’s health and progress is to work with you in developing an effective individualized plan for removing physical roadblocks to development. By integrating different treatment modalities, we can improve quality of life, relieve hyperactive episodes, increase mental function and return abnormal biochemistry to normal levels. Ultimately, we strive to enhance your child’s overall communication skills, speech, behavior, attention span and functional capacity. Our clinical experience has allowed us to help hundreds of children to improve their physical, social, and psychological potential.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen, which has been found useful in the treatment of Autism, has a rich history of safety and efficacy for more than 25 years. This therapy is used to greatly increase oxygen uptake to the brain, nervous system, skeletal muscle, and all body tissues.