kulkulkan wrote:Okay lets ignore that slowly poisoning your child with dosages that far exceed any safety guideline (and worse, marketing it as safe to other parents) is a bad idea. If you actually watch the Kalcker presentation, he mentions parasites keep coming back, so you need to do this very long term (and according to him, one needs anti-parasitic meds as MMS/CD is not sufficient to kill parasites apparently, although it is a strong oxidant that will kill all of the microbiome). To me that means that you are not really fixing the underlying disorder (whether immune related or not), just trying to treat one of the many "plausible" co-morbid symptoms such as yeast that keep coming back. Kalcker mentions that parasites are common (40% of the population including non-ASD kids). So to get around this problem, he holds vaccines responsible for causing the disorder that makes parasites a problem in ASD context, which MMS doesn't really address (hence, MMS protocol has been expanded to include many of the traditional biomed approaches and I am guessing includes MAF as well now which is probably why Ruggiero was in that interview).
You bring an interesting point. I watched Kalcker's presentation. I accepted the fact that many autistic children have parasites and that their moods are affected by them. I've read several testimonies from parents who had irritable and impulsive children until they were treated for parasites. In fact, I want to ask Dr R for a prescription to Mebendazole because I observed that bahaviors in my son come around full moon lately, about every 3 months. I also noticed in Kalcker's presentation how he tried to connect parasites to vaccines: vaccines lower the immune response, allowing parasites to go into hidden places where it is hard to detect. I don't completely buy this theory. First of all, I thought that vaccines increase the immune response, not reduce. However, it could be more complicated than that: vaccines could shift the immune response from anti-fungal/anti-parasitic to antiviral, thus allowing yeast and parasites to florish. I also didn't like that in the Rivera's presentation the CD treatment got augmented with classcal DAN treatments like
- anti-parasitic treatments such as Mebendazole
- supplements such as Probiotics, Carnosine, Carnitine, Omega 6, GABA, Taurine, 5HTP, DMG, B6, B12, ...
- Chelation (Bio-Chelat, DMPS, EDTA IV mentioned)
- Anti-seizure (GABA and Keppra mentioned)
It makes you feel that CD doesn't help alone, and in fact, it make you question if it works at all. Nevertheless, having an open mind, I don't see much difference between the CD ptotocol and the Diflucan/Vancomycin/Valtrex protocol: both will kill the GI flora and the patient if taken long enough.