From Symptoms to Solutions
A Parent's Track to Run On
By James D. Smith, DC, CCN, DACBN
With Foreword by Jenny McCarthy
- An Autism Symptoms Assessment Questionnaire covering common, treatable medical conditions which influence autistic behavior
- Step-by-step, non-prescription nutritional and dietary supplement intervention protocols
- A convenient tool for periodic progress evaluation
Read more about this unique, ground-breaking book:
- Foreword by Jenny McCarthy, New York Times Bestselling Author
- The premise of this book »
- About the Author »
"Autism: From Symptoms to Solutions gives parents a track to run on. That is something I could have used as I embarked on my journey with autism. The book is written in language the average parent can understand. It explains the symptoms of autism and why they exist. Then, it provides an assessment questionnaire of the symptoms followed by detailed instructions for a plan to initiate based upon the scoring of the questionnaire. This book would have been a big help to me and would have provided me with even more motivation for helping my son if it were available when Evan was diagnosed.
No parent plans to walk the path that autism presents. I did not ask for it. I knew nothing about autism. It was thrust upon me as it had been for others. But it was the hand that I was dealt. I explored every option that I believed would help my son, and because of that, I won. And Evan won. I have since had the privilege of helping thousands of other families through my books, television appearances, and my non-profit autism organization, Generation Rescue (www.GenerationRescue.org).
This book is an excellent resource, and I would recommend it to both parents and doctors who are working with autistic children."
Author, Actress, & Activist
The premise of this book recognizes that there are a number of common medical conditions underlying the clinical presentation labeled as autism. When these conditions, such as hidden food allergies, are identified and corrected, the autism symptoms improve. A unique, layman-friendly, Autism Symptoms Assessment Questionnaire is utilized to assess the most common of those conditions. As a guide to parental intervention, it typifies the thought processes a biomedical physician might go through in evaluating an autistic child. Based upon the scoring outcome of the questionnaire, step-by-step biomedical interventions, such as diet and nutritional supplements, are explained in detail.
Dr. James Smith is a "Defeat Autism Now!" doctor certified by the Autism Research Institute. He is a 40 year veteran chiropractor and alternative medicine physician. His education includes a B.A. degree from Kansas State University, a B.S. degree in Human Biology, and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National College of Chiropractic. His post-doctorate education includes Certified Clinical Nutritionist, CCN, and Diplomate in Clinical Nutrition, DACBN. The DACBN is the only post-doctorate degree in clinical nutrition available to physicians granted by a federally (USA) recognized, national accreditation agency. He is certified in Applied Kinesiology and is a Touch for Health Instructor. He also holds an Airline Transport Pilot's License.
In the 1970's he was actively involved in alternative therapies for cancer developed by Dr. William Donald Kelley. Many of the innovative biomedical protocols utilized for cancer in those days are still applicable and utilized by alternative physicians worldwide today.
In 1989 Dr. Smith conducted a research study with over 800 participants designed to develop a risk assessment questionnaire for carpal tunnel syndrome. The study was successful in that it was capable of predicting onset of CTS with an 85% accuracy in workers placed on high-risk, repetitive-motion jobs.
The web site http://RxAlternativeMedicine.com is authored by Dr. Smith on which he writes weekly blog and newsletter articles.
Dr. Smith and his wife of forty-six years, Jeanne, live near St. Joseph, MO. They have two children and five grandchildren. They particularly enjoy hiking and ATV'ing in the Colorado Rockies, riding their motorcycle, and flying their small plane.