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.


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.

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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