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       Food Chain Radio Show #1,004

       Michael Olson, Author & Urban Farming Agriculturalist

Antidote to Autism?

Can what we don’t eat be the antidote to autism?

Guest: Katherine Reid, PhD – Mother, Biochemist and Executive Director of UnBlindMyMind

Which do you think is most dangerous in food?

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Brooke was diagnosed with autism at the age of three.

She was a child in her own world, with no eye contact with her mother, father or siblings.  There was no interacting with others.  No bonding. No playing with other children.  Typical experiences that brought joy to the faces of other children brought nothing to Brooke.  Her entire play consisted of arranging her toy animals in a repetitive, obsessive, particular way.

Michael Olson Food Chain Radio: Antidote to Autism?

Michael Olson Food Chain Radio: Antidote to Autism?

For her parents, though, Brooks most disturbing behavior was her becoming trapped in yes/no loops.  “Yes! I want this blanket on my bed… No! I don’t want this blanket on my bed.”  The loops would run for hours, with Brooke crying her way through until she collapsed in exhaustion.

Fortunately, Brooke had what few other children with autism have – a mother with a PhD in biochemistry and a will to fight for her daughter’s well-being.

Dr. Katherine Reid fought the good fight against her daughter’s autism, and won.  What she learned in along the way leads us to ask…

Can what we don’t eat be the antidote to autism?

Can what we don’t eat be the antidote to autism?

Tune in here, for the syndicated Food Chain Radio Show #1,004 Live on February 28, 2015 Saturday 9AM Pacific 

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Michael Olson's LAWS OF THE FOOD CHAIN:

#1 Agriculture is the foundation upon which we build all our sand castles.

#2 The farther we go from the source of our food, the less control we have over what's in that food.

#3 Cheap food isn't!

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