Episode 54

New Science-Based Approaches to Treating Autism

With Dr. Theresa Lyons

Autism affects 1 in every 59 children in the US. This includes 1 in 37 boys and 1 in 151 girls, according to the CDC. The diagnosis of autism can be shocking and difficult for parents and families which may leave them feeling isolated, alone, helpless, and hopeless, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Dr. Theresa Lyons, an International Autism Educator, Ivy League Scientist, and parent of an autistic child. Dr. Lyons is the premiere voice of scientific reason in the world of autism and has become known as “The Professor of Healing Autism.” Dr. Lyons works with hospital systems, private and non-governmental organizations, and parents to drastically diminish the knowledge gap between the cutting edge science of healing autism and current patient care, so that medical expenses are decreased, burdens on governmental programs, including education, are lessened, and the child flourishes.

In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Lyons talk about the science of treating autism spectrum disorder and why the life expectancy of someone on the spectrum is so low. They discuss Dr. Lyon’s Autism Healing Matrix and the necessary steps to take to begin to treat autism. They also talk about how to support parents who have kids on the spectrum, the importance of celebrating success, and how to bring more joy into the parent/child relationship.

I know you’ll love this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.

PS – For more on Dr. Theresa Lyons, be sure to follow her on Instagram @navigating_awetism, on Facebook @NavigatingAWEtism, on YouTube @NavigatingAwetism, and at her website https://awetism.net. Check out her online courses: Probiotics to Heal Awetism and Eat to Heal Awetism. Also, be sure to check out Dr. Mark Hyman’s exclusive interview with Dr. Suzanne Goh, a board-certified pediatric neurologist and leader in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder, right here.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. The science of the autism spectrum
    (5:32)
  2. Why the life expectancy of someone on the autism spectrum is so low
    (8:12)
  3. Why autism is on the rise
    (10:25)
  4. Dr. Lyon’s personal story of her daughter being diagnosed with severe autism
    (14:48)
  5. The first steps of treating autism
    (20:27)
  6. The Autism Healing Matrix
    (27:51)
  7. How diet plays a role when it comes to autism
    (35:42)
  8. The importance of building a healthcare team
    (42:47)
  9. Supplements for autism
    (48:26)
  10. Melatonin for sleep disorders in autism
    (54:24)
  11. Gut dysbiosis and autism
    (58:10)
  12. Educational approaches for the developmental catch-up phase
    (1:04:11)
  13. The importance of celebrating successes
    (1:10:25)
  14. How to support parents who have kids on the autism spectrum
    (1:21:16)
  15. Learn more about Theresa and her work
    (1:30:04)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. Theresa Lyons

Dr. Theresa Lyons works with hospital systems, private and non-governmental organizations, and parents to drastically diminish the knowledge gap between the cutting edge science of healing autism and current patient care so that medical expenses are decreased, burdens on governmental programs, including education, are lessened, and the child flourishes.

Dr. Lyons is the premiere voice of scientific reason in the world of autism and has become known as “The Professor of Healing Autism.” Dr. Lyons has vast experience in the US healthcare industry both as a researcher and strategist. She also has international healthcare experience interacting with Ministers of Health to improve the healthcare systems of disadvantaged people around the globe.

She has her Ph.D. in chemistry from Yale University and loves to translate cutting-edge research into actionable steps that organizations and parents can easily take to improve the lives of those with autism. Her world instantly changed forever when Dr. Lyons’ daughter was diagnosed with severe autism, and she asked the question “”Ok, so now what?””

She has been endorsed by Dr. Mark Hyman, functional medicine pioneer and 11-time #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, a partner with Whole Foods Markets, a writer featured in The Huffington Post, and guest appearances on syndicated podcasts. Dr. Lyons educates parents, staff, and physicians at major hospital systems as well as works with clients in 8 countries to help heal and bring smiles to those affected by autism.

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