Sunday, February 3, 2008

Chiropractor/Muscle Testing

We had a chiropractic appointment for Caleb the other day, and it was very interesting. Basically, I just take Caleb there for help with supplements, and for muscle testing for deficiencies. I'm always amazed at how our chiropractor puts physiology of the body into plain, understandable language. He was talking about how important oils are for the body, especially in winter. Not only are the fat-soluble vitamins low (like vitamin D), omega 6 and 3s are very low as well. He taught me to examine elbows, the hairline, and especially the lips to look for dry patches, indicating being low in oils. Since oils are the "food for the brain" as he put it, it's SO necessary to maintain healthy oils in the body, especially when you have autism as my son does. He also taught me to check for ketones in first morning urine (with a simple strip you can get from the pharmacy) to see that Caleb is spilling at least some ketones into his urine. This lets you know that his body is using fats for brain fuel and not just simple sugars (which can leave you with a quick fix, but also a crash later). Thus I have Caleb now on a tsp of olive oil with meals, a supplement to help digest and utilize oils, and also omega 3s (DHA). So far, Caleb just seems much happier, and has the "softer" look to his eyes that I love to see ;)

Just to keep updated with the glutathione.....I'm giving it twice a day now, and will probably increase to 3 times a dy next week. Speech is better again, but still not up to where I'd like it to be. I do think it's working though!

5 comments:

Predrag said...

My friend has a son with Autism. I read your story and noticed you wrote about the keatons in urine, and would like to ask you if your son, who has Autaism, often has high level of ketons in his urin. Her son often does. Thank you in advance!

Jen B said...

It's been a while since I've checked his urine. Hmmmm...I'll have to recheck them. However, at that time last year, it was quite common for him to have ketones in his urine. According to the chiropractor, this was a good thing because it showed that he was utilizing fats for brain nourishment, and not just sugars/carbs. However, too many ketones can signify something else entirely. How high are your friend's son's ketones?

Anonymous said...

If ketones are high in urin, it could mean a successful weight loss program - or it could also mean malnutrition. I'd watch out if urin ketones are too high.

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