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Navigating Autism Recovery: A Mother's Journey of Hope and Healing through Nutrition

Updated: Feb 12

In our latest podcast episode, I am honored to share Lori Knowles' inspiring journey, a narrative that epitomizes the resilience and tenacity required to navigate the complexities of autism. When faced with her son Daniel's autism diagnosis, Lori found herself in a world where medical solutions seemed elusive and the path to recovery undefined. Like many parents in her situation, Lori's determination to find answers led her down an unconventional route, one that embraced the potential of biomedical treatments and dietary adjustments.


Her approach centered on the elimination of gluten and dairy from Daniel's diet, driven by the understanding of their opiate-like effects on children with autism. The anecdotal evidence and personal success story offer compelling reasons for considering dietary interventions as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for autism spectrum disorders. The positive shifts in Daniel's health, marked by the resumption of verbal communication and improved behavior, are nothing short of miraculous, highlighting the profound impact that food can have on the brain and body.


Nutritional supplements also played a pivotal role in Daniel's recovery. Lori emphasizes the importance of specialized nutritional support for children with autism, especially those experiencing gastrointestinal issues. She discusses the need for high-quality multivitamins with increased doses of B vitamins, the advantages of digestive enzymes, and the importance of individualized care plans. Lori's advice to parents is invaluable, focusing on hope and persistence, advocating for a relentless pursuit of progress, and stressing the necessity of dietary consistency across all environments, including schools.


Her expertise and personal experience culminated in the founding of New Beginnings Nutritionals, where she provides resources and support to other families navigating similar challenges. Lori's encouragement to parents to maintain hope and actively seek information is a testament to her belief that recovery, or significant improvement, is possible.


In closing, Lori's parting words resonate with hope and encouragement, urging parents to take even small steps toward progress. Her message is clear: it's never too late to start making changes, and any action taken is a step in the right direction. Lori's experience and insights are a valuable contribution to the ongoing conversation about autism care and the role of nutrition in supporting children on the spectrum.


I invite you to listen to this powerful story in our latest podcast episode and discover the transformative potential of dietary interventions and nutritional support for children with autism. Join us on this journey of hope and healing by tuning in to the episode now. For more information and resources, visit New Beginnings Nutritionals' website and explore the wealth of knowledge Lori has to offer. Let's spread awareness and support for families navigating autism together!


Dr. Hokehe Eko


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