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JUNE 2008

I wanted to say that it was a true pleasure to meet you! I especially appreciate you seeing us on that very hectic day when you had so much to do. Within 30 seconds, you had my child’s number and that just doesn’t happen very often. As a parent floating around in the ocean, you’re the rescue ship we were looking for :) It’s a comfort and a thrill to have a fresh outlook again. Your assessment that autism is an extreme anxiety disorder was such a bull’s eye remark! It’s great when someone can validate your own thoughts. Thank you so much for everything, and I look forward to hearing from you!
- Mother of a teenage student with Asperger's Syndrome after their initial visit.
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OCTOBER 2008

I had to just drop a line and tell you that our family went to the pediatrician this week – both kids had well-child visits. We had put them off for over a year. Our pediatrician was slack jawed at our son’s progress. He said that he had never seen an autism spectrum kid progress so far – let alone so quickly. I quote “It’s nothing short of miraculous”. Keep in mind that my son was not speaking at age 5. He is seven now. He speaks and he uses language meaningfully, although his articulation is hard to understand. But improving. He still sometimes hums and waves things in front of his eyes; grinds his teeth; is not always ‘tuned in’ – still obviously autistic. But improving. His other comment was “Well, I guess then, his future is limitless”. YOU BET, BUDDY! This pediatrician had not seen us in over a year in a half. I’ll share another quote from the pediatrician: “Well, I’m loathe to tell you to stop what you’re doing – even though I’m not on board with it all – because IT’S WORKING”.
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NOVEMBER 23, 1999
New Hope For Autism: A letter to the editor.
From the Patriot Ledger, South Edition

Dear Editor:

I would like to respond to an article in the Health/Science section dated November 2, 1999, “New Hope for Autism.” I would like to commend Dr. Paul Hardy and his staff for their work. Their efforts are making a dramatic difference in their patients’ lives.

My 9-year-old son Andrew has been a patient of Dr. Hardy’s since June 1999. Although he is not autistic, he was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder five years ago through Harvard Community, and given the standard treatment of Ritalin with little effect, then Desipramine (a tricyclic anti-depressant). We took him off the medication because the doctor who prescribed it neglected to inform us that eight people had died while taking it, including an 8-year-old boy being treated for ADHD.

From then on he had been off all meds. Life was miserable for our entire family. Things were so over-whelming at school that he had to be put on half days. He was extremely impulsive, inattentive, hyperactive and his self esteem was non-existent.

Then came Dr. Hardy and his team up to bat. First pitch was a home run. He diagnosed Andy with a severe, intestinal yeast overgrowth possibly due to overuse of antibiotics which not only kill the bad bacteria, but also the good bacteria (Lactobacillus Acidophilus) that live in the intestine. The good bacteria help keep the yeast (Candida Albicans) – which also live in the intestine – under control. Without the good bacteria, yeast can grow and encrust the lower intestine, creating a malabsorption problem. Vital nutrients are not able to pass through the yeast and into the bloodstream (fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, etc.), which means the brain is starving for nutrition and is getting little or none.

Three months ago, Dr. Hardy started Andy on Nystatin and garlic extract, both safe and effective yeast killers. He also began supplementing Lactobacillus Acidophilus, multi-vitamins and fatty acids. Andy must also stay away from sugar (which feeds yeast) and dairy products.

Since Andy has been under Dr. Hardy’s care, his condition has completely changed. His principal and the teachers at his school are astounded at the changes in him. His school work and behavior have changed dramatically. Best of all, he feels good about himself.

Although he is not out of the woods yet, he’s well on his way to recovery. In a lengthy discussion with a Physician at Harvard Community (in an unsuccessful attempt to have them cover the cost of treatment), I was told it was easier for them to control it with prescription drugs than to follow him around to make sure he stays on his diet.

That tells me they would rather take the easy way out, no matter how dangerous it is for the child. I believe it’s time for the medical community to wake up and start treating patients and not symptoms. Kids like Andy are more than just 15-minute appointments; they’re people who just want to get well.

Thanks to Hardy’s Heroes, Andy has his life back!

- Brian C., South Shore of Massachusetts




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