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Video presentation: A Whole-Body Approach to Autism - Martha Herbert, MD, PhD

After years of treating patients and analyzing scientific data, prominent Harvard researcher and clinician Dr. Martha Herbert offers a revolutionary new view of autism and a transformative strategy for dealing with it. Autism is not a hardwired impairment programmed into a child's genes and destined to remain fixed forever, as we're often told. Instead, it is the result of a cascade of events, many seemingly minor: perhaps a genetic mutation, some toxic exposures, a stressful birth, a vitamin deficiency, and a series of infections. Rather than dismissing  physical symptoms —diarrhea, anxiety, sensory overload, sleeplessness, immune challenges, and seizures—as coincidental or irrelevant, Dr. Herbert discusses their potential as vital clues to what the underlying problems are, and how to help.

 

Free CME: Professionals can earn free Continuing Medical Education Credit watching another of Dr. Herbert's presentations - Autism as a Multisystem, Whole-Body Disorder - recorded at a recent ARI Practitioner's Seminar and available through the ARI Conference Web site.  Learn More