Autism Mastery Course Modules

  • MODULE 1 - Roadmap for Integrative Medicine in Autism-Spectrum Disorders

    WEBINAR – “Roadmap For Integrative Medicine Approach In Autism-Spectrum Disorders” Bonus lecture (during Q&A session): Supplement Rules and Helpful Hints

    • Introduction and program overview
    • Explanation of course information including schedule of LIVE events, format for Q&A sessions, and discussion about important objectives
    • The 4 pillars of biomedical intervention you must consider for every patient
    •  What is Autism – defining the problem
    • Co-morbid conditions common in autism
    • Examples of inflammatory bowel disease
    • Medical avoidance because of diagnosis
    • Common gastrointestinal pathogens
    • Gut microbiome and brain
    • Getting started with labs – which ones and why

  • MODULE 2 - Overview of the Organic Acids Test and Why It Is So Important (with additional emphasis on Mitochondria Dysfunction).

    WEBINAR – “Overview of the Organic Acids Test and Why It Is So Important (with additional emphasis on Mitochondria Dysfunction)”

    • The role of OAT in candida and clostridia bacteria assessment
    • Introduction to oxalic acid and the myriad of health problems they can create
    • Neurotransmitter assessment – serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine imbalances
    • Mitochondria function
    • Indicators of other problems, i.e. vitamin deficiencies, fatty acid problems, toxicity, etc.

  • MODULE 3 - Obtaining a Thorough Clinical History – Questions You MUST Ask Parents and Why

    WEBINAR – “Obtaining a Thorough Clinical History – Questions You MUST Ask Parents and Why”

    • Important facts you MUST find out about patients health history
    • Proper sequence of case taking
    • Highlighting specific issues as keys to future intervention
    • Absolute information you MUST obtain during your clinical intake
    • Integrating the information for prioritization of treatment and testing

  • MODULE 4 - Chronic Candida and Associated Health Problems – Testing and Treatment Options

    WEBINAR – “Chronic Yeast – Problems and Solutions – Testing and Treatment Options (part 1).”

    • Chronic candida and various health issues
    • Vicious cycle and metabolic toxicity of Candida
    • Arabinose & acetylaldehyde toxicity
    • Pentosidine toxicity
    • Treatment Options – medications, natural remedies, antifungal parade, protocols.

  • MODULE 5 - Chronic Candida – The Role of Biofilm and Advanced Treatment Options

    WEBINAR – “Chronic Candida – The Role of Biofilm and Advanced Treatment Options (part 2).”

    • Expanded discussion on treatment
    • The different stages of yeast toxicity
    • Pathogenic role of biofilm formation
    • Biofilm Program – what is biofilm, how to combat it, what to use, and protocol examples

  • MODULE 6 - The Adverse Chemical Influences of Clostridia Bacteria and Their Relationship

    WEBINAR  – “The Adverse Chemical Influences of Clostridia Bacteria and Their Relationship to Autism Related Health Problems”

    Bonus Lecture (during Q&A session): Stool Versus Organic Acids Test

    • Clostridia bacteria toxicity and various health problems
    • Clostridia bacteria – how they negatively affect the brain
    • HPHPA & 4-cresol as the main culprits for enzyme inhibition
    • The problems with excess dopamine and how to combat it
    • The Vagus Nerve and toxicity – understanding the link between the gut and the brain
    • Treatment options – medications, natural remedies, protocols and case examples

  • MODULE 7 - The Important Role of Dietary Intervention For Autism-Spectrum Disorders

    WEBINAR  – “The Important Role of Dietary Intervention For Autism-Spectrum Disorders”

    • Various dietary strategies for Autism-Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
    • History of gluten and casein-free diet
    • The role of Urinary Peptides in ASD
    • Food IgG and its role in neurological problems
    • Expanding diet beyond gluten and casein-free
    • Considerations for what diet to choose – GFCF, SCD, GAPS, Failsafe, etc.
    • Dietary resources and more

  • MODULE 8 - Oxalate Toxicity & Autism-Spectrum Disorders

    WEBINAR  – “Oxalate Toxicity and Autism-Spectrum Disorders”

    Bonus lecture (during Q&A session): Clinical Case & Lab Review of High Oxalates

    • Oxalate biochemistry and types of hyperoxalurias
    • Oxalates and heavy metals
    • Oxalates and yeast
    • Low oxalate program
    • High oxalate foods
    • Oxalate supplementation
    • Oxalates and metabolism
    • Options for low oxalate diet program

  • MODULE 9 - Methylation Cycle Problems and Autism – Effective Supplement Treatment Options (Part 1)

    WEBINAR  – “Methylation Cycle Problems and Autism – Effective Supplement Treatment Options”

    • What is Methylation and why is it important in Autism?
    • Medical complications seen in autism from methylation problems
    • Various ways of addressing methylation imbalances, plus testing options (methylation panel, histamine assessment, DNA Methylation SNPs).

  • MODULE 10 - Methylation Cycle Problems and Autism – Effective Supplement Treatment Options (Part 2)

    WEBINAR  – “Methylation Cycle Problems and Autism – Effective Supplement Treatment Options”

    • Lecture part #1 recap
    • A walk through the methylation cycle
    • Methylation supplement support
    • Methyl-B12 therapy

  • MODULE 11 - Cerebral Folate Deficiency and Autism

    WEBINAR  – “Cerebral Folate Deficiency and Autism”

    • The importance of folate metabolism, testing and treatment options
    • Folate receptor activity and function
    • Folate absorption and the problem with dairy

  • MODULE 12 - Neurochemical Imbalances and Autism – Tetrahydrobiopterin, Tryptophan, Serotonin Issues & Quinolinic Acid Toxicity.

    WEBINAR  – “Neurochemical Imbalances and Autism – Tetrahydrobiopterin, Tryptophan, Serotonin Issues, and Quinolinic Acid Toxicity”

    Bonus lecture (during Q&A session): Phospholipase A2 and Ibuprofen Trial in Autism

    • Methylation and Biopterin metabolism
    • Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) and its connection to dopamine, serotonin, and tyrosine.
    • Tryptophan metabolism and BH4
    • The role of Quinolinic Acid (QA)
    • The potential neurotoxic effect of tryptophan supplementation
    • Treatment options for high QA

  • MODULE 13 - Troubleshooting Aberrant Behaviors, Common Problems and Various Clinical Issues in Autism – A to Z

    WEBINAR  – “Troubleshooting Aberrant Behaviors, Common Problems and Various Clinical Issues in Autism – A to Z”

    • Troubleshooting common problems, i.e. aberrant behaviors seen with individuals on the autism-spectrum.
    • Suggestions for intervention, including testing, supplements, etc. that can help overcome certain behavioral and physical issues.
    • Understanding that not every problem is related to a biomedical issue

  • MODULE 14 - Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis + Common Parasitic Infections

    WEBINAR  – “Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis, GI Pathogen Testing + Common Parasitic Infections”

    • How to interpret each test & clinical correlation
    • Parasite detection – Blastocystis hominis, Cryptosporidium parvum, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Iodamoeba butschlii, Endolimax nana, etc.
    • Natural and antibiotic treatment options and protocols

  • MODULE 15 - Bridging The Gap to Other Testing & Treatments

    WEBINAR  – “Bridging The Gap To Other Testing and Treatments”

    • Vitamin D
    • Hair analysis
    • Low lithium problems
    • Low cholesterol problems
    • Respen-A – the reserpine patch to help with language, socialization improvement and improved cognitive abilities.
    • PANDAS

  • MODULE 16 - Heavy Metal Testing & Treatment + Thyroid & Adrenal Evaluation

    WEBINAR  – “Heavy Metal Testing and Treatment, Thyroid and Adrenal Evaluation”

    • Heavy metal testing options
    • Low dose DMSA protocol
    • Natural remedy options of heavy metals
    • Thyroid and Adrenal Evaluation and Treatment

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