At the age of 23, Bethany is improving! We started seeing Pamala Schwarz with the Schwarz Wellness Center about eighteen months ago. She began doing NAET treatments for Bethany. We learned that Bethany had severe allergies to eggs, vitamin D, vitamin B, and hormones. She has now been treated for those allergies.
In addition, Pamala had done some study and learned that iodine deficiencies cause many problems, including mental retardation. I learned that I am severely deficient in iodine and began taking supplements. Immediately, I noticed a change in my energy level and mental sharpness. We decided to give Bethany iodine supplements too. Also, included in Bethany's supplementation is vitamin C, Cell Food, silica (part of the Cell Food brand), and butter and cod liver oil.
Also, we began medical massage for Bethany, and Jacquelyn Little kindly agreed to come to our home and do massage on Bethany's terms (sitting up and being generally uncooperative!). The results have been amazing. Bethany's scoliosis has improved, she can walk without losing her balance, her hands and feet are relaxing, and her range of motion has increased. The massage seems to have helped with pain as well.
Bethany is much more alert and interactive in the last month. She pays attention to what is happening in the house, talks more (She can say "Mom," "Dad," and "van.") She will sometimes complete our sentence when we say something like "Play with _____." Now Bethany notices where things are when I move them. She actually followed my lead when I turned my head and looked where I was looking. She has never appeared to pay any attention to what I do, so this is a first!
In addition, she is moving around the house and looking for things to do. She also can now make simple choices such as deciding whether to take a bath or eat. When I call everyone to dinner, she comes too.
We have been seeing Bob Doman with NACD for many years and have done a program for Bethany based on his recommendation. Now that Bethany is feeling better physically and some of the problems causing her mental condition are being addressed, we actually can do the program and see some results!
I am thankful to God for leading us in this direction, and I appreciate all the time and effort spent on Bethany's behalf by people who offer hope even for a young adult operating at a one year old level. Now the real work begins as I figure out how to use Bob Doman's advice to move her forward!
http://nacd.org/ Bob Doman