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- ISBN-10: 0345527216
- ISBN-13: 978-0345527219
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
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The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be Hardcover
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Dr. Herbert advocates for low-risk, low-cost, potentially high benefit appraches to autism, which revolve mostly around specific proper diet and a healthy lifestyle. Yes, we've all heard this before, in many other contexts. And yes, this approach IS relevant well beyond autism (which is why I'd recommend this book to parents of children with a variety of issues, not just autism). What makes this book special is Dr. Herbert's careful and meticulous explanations. For instance, she discusses *why* diet affects your child's brain, and why the autistic brain might be more vulnerable. She walks the reader gently and in great detail through relevant complex scientific concepts, from gut bacteria to the inner workings of various types of brain cells, and their interactions, and in doing so she explains why (for instance) having a pizza might trigger a terrible tantrum in certain sensitive children.
Perhaps most importantly, while staying realistic and grounded, this book is written with amazing compassion and emphathy and offers real hope. Dr.Read more ›
This book is a step (and I hope a huge one!) in changing the way we think about autism in this country. I am telling all of the families in our clinic to read this book, putting it on our website and every listserve I am on.
Thank you Dr. Herbert!
I'm so glad I never saw the doctor who wrote the negative review here *(one star) and that I didn't listen to those like him.
Instead, figuring they would have the motivation and integrity to tell the truth, I listened to doctors who were recovering their own autistic children, toxicologists, and OTHER PARENTS. Thank God I did because if I had waited for the consensus of those whose lack of imagination could not envision any path but the current thinking, my family member would not be about to start mainstream school this week. Whether that reviewer wants to believe it or not, treating my family members condition AS IF it were caused by toxins in our current world (ochams razor) rather than as if it were some weird coincidental thing that was rarer than rare in the previous generation but oddly 1 in 20 boys in this one---was the key to bringing him back. Listening to people who pretend it is normal to have exploding diapers, that we just didn't "notice" the hand flapping kids in the 1960-s--brought me no answers. Instead, I listed to those who said "obviously these children are the canaries in the coal mine and something is wrong NOW" "Obviously these kids were fine and then they weren't--SOMETHING happened to them".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great information based on research for parents and teachers. Good ideas for practical application with children. Provides hope for improvement in children on the autism spectrum.Published 6 months ago by Janet Foye
My son has aspergers and this book explains a lot about treatment and research really helped me understand morePublished 7 months ago by tinlizy
Well researched, easy to read, practical. Dr. Herbert's research has led the way for a number of doctors who have been very successful in healing or at least minimizing the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kent Rathbun
Research supported and incredibly insightful. Thank you Dr. Herbert for your work.Published 10 months ago by Nikki Gomez
Helped me understand Autism from a biological perspective!Published 11 months ago by Claudia Grandez
The brain and body need to be improved with proper nutrition. The book gives a hope that children may improve tremendously.Published 12 months ago by WH Tan
very informative and easy to read. excellent resource on autism.Published 12 months ago by lynne falkoff