What Is Biomed?

What Are Biomedical Interventions for Autism?

“Biomed” is a term used to describe the treatment of autism from a medical viewpoint. Biomed utilizes standard medical tests to detect such things as: excessive amounts of bad bacteria in the gut, parasites, yeast, viruses, food allergies and heavy metal toxicity. These tests point out immune system dysfunction, metabolism abnormalities and underlying biochemical imbalances which are the cause of these medical problems and lead to autistic symptoms.

These imbalances can be corrected with supplements, pharmaceuticals, all-natural remedies, homeopathy, chelation, HBOT and special diets, just to name some of the main treatment options available. Many parents have reported as their children’s health has improved, so has focus, attention, and mood, resulting in much quicker progress with traditional therapies.

Who can run these tests?
There are licensed physicians and other health professionals who have been trained in the Defeat Autism Now! protocol.  Defeat Autism Now! is a panel of physicians and scientists existing for the purpose of creating a guide for the clinical assessment of autistic patients.

You can view our Autism Resources page to find recommended Defeat Autism Now! practitioners.

Can biomed cure my child?
There is no known cure for autism. It is true that there have been children who have lost their diagnosis after biomedical treatments. The vast majority of children make tremendous gains but would still be diagnosable under the Autism Spectrum. There is a subgroup of parents who spend thousands on a biomedical program and the child does not respond to any treatment. There is no way to determine how your child will respond to a biomedical approach to treating autism.

My pediatrician says special diets/biomed is dangerous. What should I do?
Read about biomed with an open mind, talk to other parents about their viewpoints and then listen to your gut. Most of the research into autism has occurred in the last 10 years – mainstream medicine is just now beginning to sit up and notice. Mostly likely your pediatrician still believes that autism is strictly a neurological disorder. Share your information with your pediatrician, if you would like to pursue biomed and your pediatrician disagrees, you can either agree to disagree or shop around for another pediatrician who is more willing to listen to your thoughts/concerns with an open mind.

You – the parent(s) – are your child’s best advocate. You know your child better than anyone.

This is all too much. I don’t even know where to begin.

There is a massive amount of information that pertains to biomed. The key here is learn a little bit at a time. We recommend reading some books about personal recovery stories first:

  1. Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Development Disorder: A Mother’s Story of Research & Recovery – Karyn Seroussi
  2. The Boy Who Loved Windows – Patricia Stacy
  3. A Real Boy – Christina Adams

And then move on to more scientific books:

  1. Changing The Course of Autism – Bryan Jepson, M.D.
  2. Healing The New Childhood Epidemics – Kenneth Bock, M.D.
  3. Children With Starving Brains – Jacquelyn McCandless, M.D.
  4. Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD – William Shaw, Ph.D.

Here are some .pdf documents that are also provide a good overview of the biomedical approach:

  1. Summary of Biomedical Treatments for Autism – James B. Adams, Ph.D.
  2. An Introduction to Possible Biomedical Causes and Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders – Marci Wheeler

Please do not try to pursue biomedical interventions on your own – especially if you are doing a restrictive diet. Any biomedical program should be supervised by a licensed medical doctor.