Kara spent an entire year making excuses for her toddler’s extreme behaviors, aggression, and lack of speech until finally, she could no longer deny the obvious; something was terribly wrong. In December 2005, Kara was told her son had Autism. She had never heard of Autism. She was told there was nothing she could do, and her directions were to take her son home, medicate him to silence his tantrums and make him more manageable, put him in speech therapy, love him, and try to keep him safe. She was unwilling to learn to quiet his behaviors. She knew her son’s behaviors were communication he was in unimaginable pain. In 2006, Kara was still on the dial-up internet and had a flip phone that did not send text messages. There was no hope, nevertheless, she decided to discover what there was she could do to ease his pain!
Kara quickly became a single mom, with 2 small boys. There were no local resources, so she began traveling great distances for health care professionals who were beginning to acknowledge, and address the underlying root causes creating the symptoms referred to as Autism. She discovered cranio-sacral and lymphatic drainage therapy, low inflammatory nutrition, supplements, throwing out his baby mattress, and all toxic home and personal products; all of these lifestyle modifications made sense to her. She later layered in vision, infrared sauna, and advanced medical interventions such as chelation, Lyme Disease protocol, mold exposure treatment, hyperbaric treatment, and orthodontics for his restricted airway.
She quickly learned the value of living this plan with her son. Kara feels better today in her mid 40’s than any other time she can remember. Therefore, she credits his Autism as a master teacher who appeared to force Kara to lead by example.
It took Kara 9 years of consistently and 100% committed to living their family’s evolving care plan for her son to surface. After 14 years, they have successfully and sustainably placed Autism into Remission. She has spent the past 7 years working with a variety of Functional Medicine Practitioners for the purpose to turn around and help more families and patients write and tell their story.