What Is The Protocol?
The first step to treating your ASD child is to address your physician and ask for the following blood work tests:
Complete Blood Count and Differential
Lymphocyte Subset Panel:
%CD 3 (Mature T-Cells),
Absolute CD3+ Cells,
%CD4 (Helper Cells),
Absolute CD4+ Cells,
%CD8 (Suppressor T-Cells),
Absolute CD8+ Cells,
Antibodies G and M to several infections:
Herpes Simplex Virus
Tumor Necrosis Factor
Erythrocytes Sedimentation Rate (in case it is not included to the complete blood count)
What if my Doctor Has Questions?
You may show your physician our studies and other studies supporting the role of viral infections in autism etiology.
If you or your doctor have more questions about our protocol, do not hesitate to contact us.
What Do I Do With My Results?
After the blood tests completed, your results will be used to follow the Protocol. There are 2 different scenarios depending on your results.
Some bacteria and antibodies to viruses are detected
In the case of scenario 1:
You need to ask your doctor to prescribe antibiotics and the antiviral drug Valacyclovir. Finish the antibiotics course and in 2-3 days start the Protocol for scenario 2.
Antibodies to viruses only are detected
In case of the scenario 2:
Start your child on Valacyclovir in the following doses depending on their age:
Along with the above doses, purchase from the nearest pharmacy or online vitamin shop the following 5 OTC ingredients:
Olive leaf extract
Give your child these supplements once a day in the following doses:
Give your child Valacyclovir in cycles of 21 days with the break between cycles of 3 days and give OTC ingredients daily.
What Happens Next?
Continue to follow treatment recommendations until you believe that there are no further improvements to be made. Treatment times can range depending on the child, as we have had children who continued on with treatment for 12 to 18 months.
How Does It Work?
The Protocol calls for 1 prescription antiviral drug and 5 over-the-counter supplements.
Have more questions? You can find the scientific explanation for each of these medications using this button:
What You Need to Know
1) First of all, you need to be prepared for a very long process - not weeks or a month, but 12 to18 months or even 24 months. Your child has atypical brain development, so it requires a long time for the brain to recover and develop the proper neural connections that were supposed to develop in the first place.
2) There is no child that is exactly the same, so do not expect that your child's development from treatment to be identical to that of our patients, stories of whom we have described. Your child's story will be completely different. You might notice significant changes a week after you start the treatment or you might notice the first changes only after 6 months of the treatment. You will need a lot of patience.
3) If you see that at some point the changes stopped, address us or ask your doctor to contact us and we will discuss what else can be done. Our consultations will be free for you.
Assessment of the Results
It might be difficult for you to assess the dynamics of the improvements over time. Click the button below to access our assessment techniques. If you do the assessment every month, you will be able to control and assess the process of your treatment.
Our Recommendations for Further Steps Will Be
Developed in the Nearest Future
We realize that the protocol outlined above is just the first, basic steps, and further recommendations will vary depending on particular, individual factors, which can slow down the improvements (neuroinflammation, drug-resistant virus, polycythemia, pathogenic gut microflora, etc.)
We plan to develop the "If-Then" recommendations for each of the factors and publish it here soon.