Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

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I was inspired to seek out alternative medical treatment for Jake in 2012 when I stumbled across this research study: Syndrome of Allergy, Apraxia, and Malabsorption: Characterization of a Neurodevelopmental Phenotype that Responds to Omega 3 and Vitamin E Supplementation, by Claudia Morris, MD and Marilyn Agin, MD. 

The results of the experiment suggest that apraxic children are sensitive to gluten coupled with other nutritional deficiencies caused by malabsorption. Essentially, the body is not absorbing the nutrients that it takes in and the result is a faulty system that doesn’t operate as it should. The stats impressed me – 97% of the 187 children showed some level of improvement with supplementation – and I set off on my quest to discover the root cause of Jake’s apraxia.

We are a success story: a little over a year after starting our diet/supplement program, Jake tested out of apraxia and a few months after that, he was dismissed from speech therapy. I believe our formula for success was: healthy diet + supplements for deficiencies + speech therapy + hand cues. Once Jake began the diet/supplement program, speech therapy started to click, and his voice took off.

Disclaimer: All data and information on this site are for informational purposes only. Always consult with a doctor before beginning any diet or supplement program.

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