Autism Treatment. Bio-Nutrient Therapy: An Evidence-Based Model

By Samantha Gilbert, FNC, CHNP, CNC     Last updated on September 23rd, 2021

“Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We protect it by changing the world.” Elie Wiesel

We live in challenging times, especially when it comes to the health of our children.

When I was little, I suffered terribly from severe anxiety and depression. The treatment for me back then was Prozac. It helped for a while, but over time, the side-effects made me feel worse. Then, at 17, I tried Zoloft and it made me so hyper I couldn’t sleep at night.

My doctor’s response when I told her I couldn’t function: “No problem! I’ll just prescribe a sleep-aid for you.”

Deep down I knew I didn’t want to live my life dictated by drugs (and I dropped her after that conversation), but I’d suffer for another 15 years before finally figuring out the role my family’s chemistry (high copper, undermethylation) played in my biochemical make-up.

Today, we have so much more knowledge thanks to the evidence-based research and practice of Drs. William Walsh and Albert Mensah. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to help my young patients who suffer as I once did.

Mainstream medicine is slow to embrace and acknowledge the effectiveness of advanced nutrient therapy (vitamins, minerals, and amino acids), but the high percentage (over 85%) of positive patient outcome results speaks for itself.

This week I’m super excited to share a wonderful presentation by my personal physician, Dr. Albert Mensah, at the Autism One Conference in May.

In it, he describes the distinctive biochemical imbalances:

  • Undermethylation, copper overload, elevated toxic metals, and more.
  • The role of epigenetics and environment and how they can alter brain chemistry.
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) tract issues: malabsorption, food sensitivities, bacterial and yeast overgrowth.

“Today autism treatment focuses on genetic and environmental factors, behavioral, and dietary changes.” Dr. Mensah explains how targeted nutrient therapy can help cure this condition. Advanced nutrient therapy aims to normalize brain chemistry reducing inflammation and oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is what happens at a cellular level, it produces inflammation that turns your cellular tissue into a slow cooking inflamed entity. Cellular ions, minerals, and nutrients are unable to move appropriately within cells when the body is fighting oxidative stress.

“The brain is a biochemical factory. Everything that you need is made, acquired internally, turned around, and then processed. It doesn’t just sit there waiting to be used. Your body is highly efficient. Neurotransmitters and neurological inhibitors such as serotonin, dopamine, and GABA are absolutely critical to brain function. These are the chemicals that allow nerves to communicate.”

I hope you’ll take the time to watch this powerful presentation, and, as always, I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments below.

If you know of a family that struggles with autism or any other mood disorder, please share this post. It is through sharing your story that we create community, eliminate guilt and shame, and bring about healing. Let’s help in autism treatment.


6 thoughts on “Autism Treatment. Bio-Nutrient Therapy: An Evidence-Based Model”

  1. Hello Sami,

    Thanks so much for the link to Dr Mensah’s talk. What a clear, passionate communicator. So much of what I’ve experienced is making a whole lot more sense now.

    A little while ago, you offered a complimentary consultation. I couldn’t attend as there was a bereavement in the family. How can I sign up again, please?

    Many thanks,

    1. Hi Jessica,
      I’m so glad you enjoyed Dr. Mensah’s presentation! He is indeed a wonderful speaker. You can book a consultation, and I look forward to talking with you very soon. 🙂

  2. Hi Sami

    I have high copper toxicity (and other metals) and high oxidative stress together with adrenal burnout. Symptoms of both under and over methylation. Question: how does one reduce oxidative stress in the brain? Through nutrient therapy or HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) or both? Thanks

    1. Hi Gianna,
      Great question! This requires advanced nutrient and nutritional therapy to overcome. Adjunct therapies can also be helpful, but they will not get to the root cause of the issue.

  3. There is nothing wrong with being born autistic. It isn’t a tragedy it isn’t something to be cured, it’s something to be supported and treated fairly and given the maximum supports necessary based on who they are from BIRTH. Yes, it’s genetic. And yes, it may be rooted in a neurotrasmitter dysfunction, such as GABA B receptor dysfunction, but that doesn’t mean persons with autism are mentally ill or have to be treated with disrespect. People with autism are special. They are unique humans that often have hidden talents and gifts that are often overlooked by medical and social workers as being a disorder, when really they are people who are extremely intelligent and need extra supports and help through life to hep them reach their maximum potential. Whether they are low functioning or high functioning we are all part of the spectrum and in fact the higher functioning autistic people or people with aspergers are the ones who can be the greatest advocates for the autistics who can’t speak for themselves, as they give us insight into the world of non verbal autism. Respect them! Listen to them! They are a guide into this hidden world! And yes, the researchers digging for more understanding also need respect and FUNDING. We need to help all of the people with autism, especially those who can’t talk and are silently crying out for help. HF autistic people, please KEEP SPEAKING out for your low functioning brethen! They are depending on you!

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