Should I Give My Child With Autism Tetrahydrobiopterin?

Hi, Dr. Theresa Lyons here, creative navigating autism and eat to heal autism. And this week’s ask dr Lyon’s question pertains to co-morbidities, specifically metabolic disorders. And the one we’re going to look at today is Tetra hydro biopterin. Yes, we’re looking at BH for dysfunction in autism. So if your child has low neurotransmitter […]


Innovations in Autism Care: MAPS Conference Highlights

This post is going to be very different. I’m actually on location. I’m in Charlotte, North Carolina, and I’m at the MAPS conference, 2024. MAPS is the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs.  Why is MAPS important? You may be wondering, why is this conference a big deal. Why would I actually travel to this? […]


Persistence of Autism – Oct’23 Research on children losing ASD diagnosis

Topics we’ll cover: The new October 2023 study The latest autism research study found that 37% of children with autism lost their diagnosis! Wow! That’s profound, right? Let’s learn the science in this study.  Losing the autism diagnosis is a controversial topic. Please note, that I am not expressing any opinions here. I’m guiding you […]


All About Spelling to Communicate

Topics we’ll cover: Spelling to Communicate – New Research What does this card in the video below symbolize? Freedom!! Looks like a simple piece of paper right? It is so much more. This is what is used by people who communicate through something called spelling to communicate but many times it’s abbreviated as S2C. A […]

Autism: What Is L. Plantarum?

Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1  is a particular strain of Lactobacillus plantarum, and it is one of the best-studied Lactobacilli. Its genome was reported in 2003 and currently, only 30% of gene function is unknown. Whereas I’m sure everybody’s heard of L. acidophilus NCFM2 and L. rhamnosus GG3 – those two bacteria, the genomes were only reported in 2005 and 2009 […]

10% Heal Completely From Autism But What About The 90%?

10% healed completely from autism. Well, what about the 90%? It’s a very good question. So in 2010 researchers reported results from following 207 kids diagnosed with autism at age two and found that about 9% showed “optimal progress” at age four. Meaning that they had autism at age two and no longer had autism […]