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Jenny McCarthy: Crusader Against Autism

Jul 22, 2008
Jenny McCarthy's proudest accomplishment probably isn't what you think it is. It's not her successful acting career, or her recently published book, Louder than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism, which became a bestseller. It's treating her son's autism.

McCarthy's son Evan was born in 2002, and was a lively infant who made eye contact and smiled often. But around age 2, Evan began suffering from seizures. After countless doctors' visits, a neurologist finally gave McCarthy the devastating diagnosis: Evan was autistic.

There is no cure for autism, which has the dubious distinction of being the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S. Approximately 1 million Americans have autism, and it affects about 1 in every 150 children born in the U.S.

However, McCarthy refused to simply settle for "no cure" for her son's condition, and began extensive research for ways to improve her son's life and health. This led her to start Evan on a gluten-free, casein-free (GFCF) diet, supplemented by the Global Health Trax (GHT) flagship specialty product, a probiotic fungal and yeast-recovery/reduction product which delivers beneficial microflora to the intestines.

GHT was recently the proud sponsor of a private celebrity function hosted by McCarthy and her partner Jim Carrey. The event benefited Generation House, an international parent-led group of scientists, physicians and volunteers dedicated to helping over 15,000 autistic children begin biomedical treatment. The biomedical approach considers childhood neurological disorders to be symptoms of underlying physical maladies, such as a build-up of toxins in the body, food allergies, gastrointestinal distress or excessive yeast growth.

McCarthy has happily reported that Evan's health is much better since starting his GFCF diet. She recently wrote in an editorial for CNN, "We believe what helped Evan recover was starting a gluten-free, casein-free diet, vitamin supplementation, detox of metals, and anti-fungals for yeast overgrowth that plagued his intestines. Once Evan's neurological function was recovered through these medical treatments, speech therapy and applied behaviour analysis helped him quickly learn the skills he could not while he was frozen in autism."

GHT ThreeLac has also played a large part in improving Evan's health, McCarthy believes. On page 200 of her new book, she says of ThreeLac, "This is the stuff that really made Evan excrete yeast and start talking more."

Jenny McCarthy's determination to fight her son's autism has made her a firm supporter of Generation Rescue and GHT ThreeLac. She has also become the spokeswoman for Talk About Curing Autism, a support group for families of autism patients. McCarthy has worked endlessly to support autism awareness and research for a cure, and is a proponent of using nutrition as an effective treatment for autism.
About the Author
Author Jason Lancaster, an accomplished freelancer, has researched treating autism. He has found that a gluten-free casein free diet is an excellent method of treating autism
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