Biomed is a nickname for the biomedical approach to helping kids with ASD and other special needs.
The book, Children with Starving Brains , is a parent friendly introduction to biomed.
Start with Enzymes. Enzymes are explained here http://www.houston-enzymes.com/ one the site I believe they explain the purpose of each enzyme, the timing of eating. And then you can also read about chewable vs capsule. You need a certain quantity of each enzyme dependent on the amount of food being eaten. For example, my son gets 2 of zymeprime and 2 of AFP chewables at each restaurant meal. And one Super Digestive Enzyme at dinner.
Minerals (like Thorne Picmin) have very little taste – and since it is a mineral – you can cook with or sprinkle on hot food. Key is to give the proper dosage though.
Most multi-vitamins and most B vitamins (except B12) taste terrible - I would put in a shot glass and give him a reward (ie sticker chart) and water after, and something good to eat afterwards.
Buffered C you can add to a shot glass of vitamin mixture or add it to a tart drink - make one yucky shot glass of stuff
To save money on probiotic – you can give kombucha instead (http://users.bestweb.net/~om/kombucha_balance/) – but kombucha will not have the variety of probiotic strains as in the capsule form. In early years of the diet I would open up the capsules and sprinkle into the yucko vitamin shot glass
We needed to bribe/teach him to drink one yucko shot glass of vitamins per meal. Then you can add all his supps into that shot glass. Or you have to teach him to swallow pills. I did only shot glass for many many years. He eventually learned to swallow pills, but we still do the shot glass – it is faster in terms of the time it takes for them to take their vitamins. I think the digestion of the vitamin as a little better too since any tablets are ground up into powder and added to the yucko shot glass. Tablets are a little harder to break up in your stomach.
Teaching Pill Swallowing
Here are many more ideas for giving supplements:
http://www.autism-rxguidebook.net buy a copy of Dr JM's book her to join her amazing discussion group, she is a leading DAN! doctor
www.autismwebsite.com/ari/ great starting point esp http://www.autism.com/treatable/biomed/ARI_TreatmentRatings_Form34QR_February2008.pdf
http://www.tacanow.com/dietinfo.htm california restaurant ideas and more
Supplements - reviewing amounts http://www.drneubrander.com/page2.html then scroll down to patient
If your child has visible symptoms like shiners, red skin, bumpy skin, etc see Bock's presentation at the 2005 Long Beach DAN webcast at www.danwebcast.com and also read Doris Rapp's book "Is this your child?"
http://www.autism.com/danwebcast/ to get inspired about and learn about biomed
http://astore.amazon.com/autisreseains-20/detail/0974036099 detailed book sthat explained a lot of the supplements in DAN terms
http://www.nourishinghope.com/ Julie's book and website
http://autismone.org/radio/?radio=schedule&archive&other&MyMonth=01&MyYear=2009 download shows to your ipod from autism one
https://www.houston-enzymes.com/store/product.php?c=14&p=63 chewable dha and enzymes
http://livingwithceliacdisease.blogspot.com/2007/12/gluten-free-oatmeal.html GF oatmeal (there are more brands than this too)
http://www.tacanow.org/medical/poops.htm great ideas for poophttp://www.tacanow.org/medical/ari_ratings.htm ideas for the must try first biomed supplements (all things being equal - if you
Some Gold's Gyms have them
www.hightechhealth.com the kids we have, recommended by Dr Sherry Rodgers in "Detoxify or Die"
Best to use organic towels in the sauna, or at least well laundered 100% cotton one. Use unscented laundry soap, preferably with as few chemicals as possible. All the scents will be magnified in the heat of the sauna.
Ideally buy or use a unit with solid untreated poplar wood that uses NO glues, laminates, plywood, formaldehyde, paint, or stains.
Heavenly Heat is recommended by Dr William Rea, here is one site that sells www.healthessentials4you.com
Read more about Saunas here http://onibasu.com/archives/am/168861.html (also search the onibasu site for more posts)http://aromatherapy4u.wordpress.com/foot-application/ , http://theveryessence.com/