9 month old baby boy, Jake had so many symptoms that included: eczema, asthma, food allergies and apraxia of speech – an uncommon condition in which the brain has problems in coordination and the patient cannot form words and sounds properly. It all started when he was a baby. As a three month old baby, Jake was prescribed a steroid eczema cream. He started getting food allergies at 9 months old. This led to allergy tests which revealed that he was allergic to seven common foods.According to his mom, “It was like walking in a minefield,”. his mom suspected that his eczema and allergies were connected but that only led to expensive medications and creams (one labeled with a cancer-risk warning) prescribed by an allergist. Before his consultation, Jake’s “healing” protocol that entailed bleach baths followed by application of steroid cream on his affected areas of eczema. We also recommended to wrap the affected areas with plastic at bedtime for little Jake.
It was at this point in time that his Mom decided there must be a more natural route to help our son. “Jake started consultation with us when he was four-years-old. “We often forget that our response to foods reflects the state our bodies are in. We in our clinic believe every child like Jake should have a plan to boost and regulate the immune system so that the body’s reactions to food and the environment calm down. This begins in the gut.” Treatment Plan: I prescribed him a clean, gluten-free and dairy-free diet and supplementing with probiotics, glutamine (an amino acid that aids digestion), and a b-complex powder formulated by our clinic. When his asthma and eczema would worsen, the flavonoid quercetin was added – a natural antihistamine and powerful anti-inflammatory. He also responded amazingly well to acupuncture. Jake’s mom stayed committed to her son’s physical healing as well as intensive speech therapy to overcome apraxia of speech. It was all worth it. Recently, Jake had a skin prick test and he’s gone from seven allergies to two and his eczema and asthma are in remission. Now in kindergarten, he has overcome apraxia of speech and excels in reading.
In Patient’s Mom Words: “Integrative medicine along with speech therapy turned our lives around.