Know the Cause with Doug Kaufmann: In this television interview with Doug Kaufmann I talked candidly about my son’s recovery process from motor tics. We went through a long healing period with my son. He was diagnosed with a chronic multifocal tic disorder in January of 2007. At the beginning of the interview Doug Kaufmann referred to my previous article The Corn We Eat is Infested with Mycotoxic Fungi. If you haven’t read it, you should check it out. The article highlights many of the topics we discussed in this Know the Cause interview about motor tics and diet.
Healthy Family: A Story of Healing and Hope
How did this Healthy Family blog begin? Healthy Family started during my son’s recovery process. Initially it was just an online record of the journey. I recorded my research findings and recipes, tips I had learned along the way and experiences. Over time my son’s condition improved.
Soon people began coming to the site who were seeking cures for motor tics in children. Eventually we added a forum. My son eventually made a full recovery but the process was long and slow.
His recovery was long lasting and real. We didn’t know the cause initially and spent quite a bit of money testing and trying various alternative treatments. They improved his condition but did not cure it. An allergy test we did that spring gave us something to go on. After nine months on the specific diet and supplement regime he really started to improve. After about 1 1/2 years he became symptom free. We continue to practice the dietary changes we made in order to keep him healthy.
Update! Our son remains tic free today (2013).
I was fortunate to first meet Doug Kaufmann at a conference in Dallas by ACN Latitudes. He was one of many speakers who discussed at length natural and non-pharmaceutical biomedical treatments for Tics, Tourette Syndrome, OCD, and Depression. There are many variable treatments for these conditions. But for our family much of what Doug said that day seemed to resonate more clearly than the other treatment options. I knew that we had been battling a fungal overgrowth problem even though we never had the foresight to test for it. It made sense to me: his many symptoms, the process we used to find a cure, the diet we used and it’s strikingly similar make-up to Doug’s own diet called the “Phase One” diet.
Know the Cause with Doug Kaufmann: interview with Caryn Talty (Healthy-Family.org)
Doug lectured that day about mycotoxins and how dangerous they can become when a person suffers from dysbiosis, a digestive condition often caused by continual long term overuse of antibiotics. That was me and also my son. We had both discovered that we were gluten intolerant and had severe reactions to most gluten free products that also contained corn, yeast, or sorghum.
Know the Cause Teaches Viewers about the Harmful Effects of Fungal Infections
More about Doug Kaufmann and Know the Cause
Through his lecture last May in Dallas and in his television program that airs daily, Doug has become a fantastic spokesperson for the chronically ill that are plagued with microbial fungi and need drastic dietary intervention for healing. Although this clip is short, he does a very good job of highlighting the key ingredients to a successful anti-fungal diet: avoid all grains, all yeast, all sugars, use a good probiotic with a high microbial count, eat plenty of vegetables and choose organic meat. Above all else, he wants folks to stay vigilant with their new lifestyle choices.
A Special Note to You
Hello, and welcome to Healthy Family. If this is your first visit please say hello. I’d love to hear about you. Let us know how you found us and why you’re here. I would love to hear similar stories of success from other parents. Are you dealing with motor tics too? Do you think it may be a fungal infection? Do you have a history of antibiotic overuse, too? Not all motor tics in children are caused by fungal infections, I know. I hope and pray that you too can find the answers to your health problems if fungus isn’t the source. I also want to thank Doug and his staff for requesting an interview and for all the wonderful information they shared with me both off the air and on. You were truly genuine.