The Nemechek Protocol for Autism

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A.K.A Inulin Fiber & Fish Oil Protocol:

INULIN FIBER: The Nemechek Protocol for Autism uses a prebiotic fiber called inulin to reverse and control bacterial overgrowth. No probiotics or digestive enzymes while on protocol!

*NOTE: If children have difficulty with diarrhea or prior problems with fish oil causing diarrhea, I have the kids start inulin fiber alone for 2-3 weeks in order to let the gut bacteria balance out, and then slowly increase the dose of fish oil and usually the tolerance is much better.

OMEGA-3: High doses of omega-3 fatty acids to normalize microglial function and normalize the inflammatory state within the brain.

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL: Cooking with Domestic Extra Virgin Olive Oil also helps reduce brain inflammation resulting from linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid found in in high concentration in cooking oils and processed foods.

ABOUT RESULTS/IMPROVEMENT:

With above doses an autistic child (2-8 years of age) to become much more aware and interactive with their environment within a few weeks. And depending on the amount of underlying developmental delay, children will often start speaking within a few weeks to a few months.

These remaining conditions take longer but week by week things can slowly improve.  If there is no significant improvement within 2 months, I generally increase the dosage of omega-3 fatty acids. If things still do not improve or seem to plateau after a couple months, I now add bioelectric Vagus Nerve stimulation to the Nemechek Protocol with good results.

FOR OLDER CHILDREN/ADULTS:
The bigger, older children with autism require more effort and higher doses. The inulin dose in older, larger children can safely go up to 2 teaspoons per day.  Beyond that amount I have not seen any additional improvement, and it just seems to cause too much gas and bloating.

I escalate the dose of omega-3 fatty acids from 600 mg per day for the younger, smaller children up to a total of 3,000 mg (total of EPA and DHA) depending on weight with the top end of 4,500 mg per day for an adult.

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