As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Organic Acid Profile Test results

Thanks to your donations to the Bubbles Make Him Smile Therapy Fund we were able to raise money for Bryce’s Organic Acid Profile Test. This test provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function. It was a test that our naturopathic doctor, Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, highly suggested we get done for Bryce.

The results are in, and believe me when I say, it’s A LOT to take in. Unfortunately we were late for our appointment with Dr. Alibhai to discuss the results in full detail, and had to reschedule that, but I figured I’d share the results anyways, not fully understanding them myself. She mentioned a list of supplements which I’ll go into more details after our rescheduled appointment. She also briefly mentioned a couple more tests she’d like for us to do: a Food Sensitivity test ($300.00) and a Red Blood Count Essential Elements test ($240.00).

I honestly can’t even pronounce half of the jargon used in this test, but Dr. Alibhai did add some notes to bring attention to some of the more important results, like Bryce having a high level of arabinose (yeast), something about a low oxalate diet, scribbles about vitamins, and made note about low protein.

Organic Acids Test – Nutritional and Metabolic Profile
Intestinal Microbial Overgrowth
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Organic Acid Profile Test results 

Organic Acids Test – Nutritional and Metabolic Profile
Oxalate Metabolites, Glycolytic Cycle Metabolites, Krebs Cycle Metabolites, Neurotransmitter Metabolites, Pyrimidine Metabolites, Folate Metabolism
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Organic Acid Profile Test results 

Organic Acids Test – Nutritional and Metabolic Profile
Ketone and Fatty Acid Oxidation, Nutritional Markers
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Organic Acid Profile Test results 

Organic Acids Test – Nutritional and Metabolic Profile
Indicators of Detoxification, Amino Acid Metabolites, Bone Metabolites, Indicator of Fluid Intake
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Organic Acid Profile Test results 

Like I said, it’s a lot to take in. I don’t know where to start, and I hope that the rescheduled appointment to discuss the results will clear up a lot of my questions. And it looks like we have a lot more fundraising ahead of us for these next tests our naturopathic doctor is recommending.

Just so we’re all on the same page here, I just wanted to say that we are not trying to cure autism. We are treating it. If there is anything not harmful that I can do to help my son so that he is able to be the best he can and will be and make his life just 0.000001% easier, then I’m going to do whatever it takes to make that possible. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for my son.

Thanks for reading,
Tanaya

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