Why a full moon affects children with autism can be an interesting question. Think about it for a minute. The word lunacy comes from Latin ‘luna’ which is the moon, because the full moon was believed to make people behave in a crazy way. Some of our children’s behaviors can border on lunacy during the moon cycles. Why do you think that is?
I am not saying our children with autism are raving lunatics. I become a raving lunatic when I don’t have coffee in the morning. I’m saying their behaviors can border on over the top. They simply can not help themselves. There are two pretty common trains of thoughts as to why this is occurring. One is that the moon has gravitational pull on the water. We are made up of 80 % water. It only stands to reason that full moons would affect all of us as well.
That’s the kicker. Full moons don’t affect everyone in the same way or at all. Some people go through life with no behavior changes ever from a full moon. Some people really respond to the full moon in ways that are undeniable. This is the same for our children with autism. Some children with autism have no difference while some bounce off the walls. What could be the difference between the two?
Parasites. Yep, you read that correctly.
A “parasite” is defined as an organism (a plant or animal) that lives on or in another host organism in a way that harms or is of no advantage to the host. Most often people link the word “parasite” with “helminths” or worms we can harbor inside the body, but they’re not the only ones. Candida albicans are unicellular yeast organisms that INITIALLY DO NOT ACT AS A PARASITE, but could change into its fungal form and BECOME ONE.
Candida is probably the most cunning and deadly parasite one can have in the body because it wrecks havoc in our ENTIRE internal environment. Imagine developing health problems from skin rashes, allergies, food sensitivities in its mild to moderate form, to depression, hormone imbalances, psychological instability like depression, behavioral problems like autism and even cancer in its moderate to severe form.
There has to be a TWO-PART management of Candida which should ALWAYS be the comprehensive approach to management of it. If you only use probiotics, it wouldn’t change anything. If you only use an anti-fungal, it wouldn’t make any difference. You’re just going to go in circles… meaning, you’ll STILL deal with the complications of yeast overgrowth
The parasitic form of Candida is a fungus. ANTI-HELMINTHIC kills intestinal worms… and Anti-helminthic drugs DO NOT KILL Candida in its fungal form.
Parasites aren’t just for third world countries. Parasites can get into children or adults through improper hand washing after using the bathroom, handling raw meat, cleaning a litter box, letting kids play in an uncovered sandbox, etc. The possibilities really are endless as to how we can get them. It’s estimated that more people have some sort of parasite than those who have none. I don’t know about your kid but when Logan was younger, that boy put everything in his mouth. He ate more than his share of germs and parasites I’m sure.
It’s my understanding that the full moon causes changes in behavior because that’s when parasites eggs hatch and that causes changes in children’s behaviors. Vets will treat animals for parasites during a full moon because it’s the best time to be the most effective. Lots of parasites hatching will cause discomfort and behavior change in anyone. Imagine being non verbal so you can’t tell anyone what’s happening. Parasites can live anywhere from the brain to the organs to the gut.
How do you treat parasites? Your doctor can prescribe medication if you desire. There are some natural ways to treat them as well. You can treat parasites with herbs or essential oils. You should start treatment a few days before the full moon continuing until a few days after. Also, parasites release toxins to fight the treatment. Be sure to include epsom salt baths increase magnesium to help the body safely detox.
A high quality probiotic is worth it’s weight in gold here. Spend the money on a good one not a cheap one. You could also use the essential oils for the above herbs. Place them in a vegetarian capsule to swallow or use Manuka honey to get them down. Ocotea essential oil orally 2x per day is great for yeast. If you are going to use oils, especially for ingestion, be sure you are getting a high grade that is approved for ingestion. Most that you can get at the health food stores are just for topical application and diffusers.
Another viable option is to use Hbot or hyperbaric oxygen therapy. We did 100 dives with Logan when he was about 7 or 8. It was hands down the best yeast treatment we ever did with him. I have no idea if he has parasites at the time as that was not being considered in autism circles at the time. He did have an over the top yeast overgrowth that we were unable to lick no matter what we did. Yeast in addition to other parasites can not thrive in an oxygen rich environment. Similar to cancer cells, they seek out an oxygen poor environment. If you can’t get into a hbot then the next best things would be hydrogen peroxide or Oxypowder.
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