Posted by: Gina LaVerde | May 5, 2008

autism undone (this site has moved to

By, Gina Laverde

The system says he’s autistic because that’s how they define environmental toxin overload: It’s not their fault — we must change the system!

To me, autism represents the overload of various toxins in an underdeveloped immune system.

This toxic burden eventually disrupts organ function and manifests itself as outward neurological, developmental, social and sensory disharmony. When the world labels an individual’s condition “autism” –the levels of toxicity and depths to which the body expresses this must be severe. This means that most of us are toxic to some degree. However, with autism, we are often dealing with immune systems that have been assaulted since pre-birth, rendering them virtually unable to naturally release these toxins like the body was designed to do.

Scientifically, toxins can build up through genetic predisposition; diet; bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral and yeast infections; heavy metal poisoning; pollution; and are often passed down from mother to child during pregnancy and birth. Spiritually, toxins can also build up through stress and negative energy. An immune system on toxic overload can suffer malnutrition (regardless of how much food is consumed), neurologic malfunction, all kinds of allergies and autoimmune problems, sensory issues, and every other familiar trait that is regularly attributed to autism.

Most sources will classify autism as a developmental disorder, where speech, socialization and perception are delayed or seriously impaired. I reject definitions that only speak to the outward symptoms of this condition. Such sources will also neglect to offer advice for curing the autism problem.

Foundations are built on the principle of raising money to support families affected by autism – money that will help them pay for medicine and intervention. Medicine and support to help them cope with the painful symptoms, strange behaviors, and society’s ignorant remarks about their children.But nothing that gets to the core and urges them to change significant things about their lives. Families need to be aware that coping can only go on for so long.Families deserve the hope that their affected children will not have autism forever!

A Spectrum of Poison

The level of toxic build-up is as unique as the individual – resulting in a spectrum disorder. What we know for certain is that inner imbalance equals outer chaos.

When we see an individual acting out autistic symptoms like hand flapping, head banging, spinning or tantruming, – it is often a sign that the body is struggling to ease the pain of these toxins. The body wants to heal itself; and will continue to do so, in some cases causing disease and disorder as a last resort.

That is why, to me, autism also represents a final call for help – and a sign that positive change is on the way!

A person affected by autism often has great sensitivity to the unnatural (foods that have been chemically sprayed or genetically modified and overly processed, air and water pollution, traditional western medications and vaccinations, electromagnetic fields from cell phones, wifi, etc.).

I have personally witnessed remarkable transition when these unnatural things have been replaced by healthier lifestyle choices.

More children are diagnosed with autism as we continue to vaccinate them and add poisons to our planet.We have lost confidence in our own bodies’ abilities to heal ourselves and have let BIG PHARMA take control of how we medicate and prevent disease.

This is why autism was given to us. We have forgotten how to listen to our bodies, and we have traded infectious disease for chronic and autoimmune DISSARAY.

Nature Gives us The Tools to Heal: Each Person’s Needs are Unique

The best scientists support a path toward natural healing and have reported on the dangers of such toxic build-up. However, it has taken epidemic rates of autism diagnosis, (as well as other forms of toxic manifestations like allergies, ADD, and alzheimer’s ) for some of us to recognize that the way we’ve chosen to live for the last century has drastically depleted our collective health.

Conveniences like microwave ovens, and alleged safety regulations that have been placed on our food supply — like the homogenization of dairy and the irradiation of fruits and vegetables are alone causing mass malnutrition. If our food is no longer food, how can we fuel our minds?

As a disorder, autism unravels when we embrace the healing power nature provides us. This includes diet change, emotional and spiritual practices, touch and sensory therapies, and methods that evoke positive energy.

I welcome autism because it will not be cured with a pill. It will not be cured by a teacher or a doctor. In fact it requires a complete paradigm shift from the modern frame of mind.

The Gift of Autism

In order to relieve the pain that autism brings we must also honor its gift. Allowing these truly brilliant children to break through autism, means that we are giving a new hope to the world. Hope that we can finally truly learn how to heal ourselves from whatever ails us. And, as these beautiful minds become clear, these children will be the teachers that lead us into a healthier more conscious future.

Autism may just be a necessary step toward the collective detoxification of our species.

Your Gut. Your Immunity. A Key to Unraveling Autism

A child is born with a permeable gut which allows him to properly assimilate the good bacteria from his mother and benefit from the colostrum in her milk. Body Ecology refers to this as nature’s first vaccine.

This intestinal bacteria and nutrition from Mom sets the stage for the person’s immunity throughout life. This teaches the child’s body to properly respond to illness, by pushing illness out. (TH1 immune response) But, when we consider drugs used during birth, C- sections, immunizations right after birth and the stress endured in the modern labor room – we are not setting the stage for a healthy life with most of our children.

Mercury is Not the Only Problem with Vaccines

Vaccines, besides being loaded with viruses and metals, teach the body the wrong immune response (TH2 response). This forces the body to internalize illness. Thus creating autoimmune problems.

The vaccinated newborn’s gut is not allowed to develop.If the child is then put on powdered milk and soy formulas they begin to form their first digestive problems. Parents may notice this as colic, restlessness and tantrums –or there may be no signs at all.

Since our immune systems are primarily governed by our digestive tracts (colon, liver, kidneys), we find that many people on the autism spectrum begin to reject foods that cannot be easily digested and assimilated.

These foods will vary because we must consider severity and of course, the individual’s uniqueness. Gluten, casein and sugar top the list of frequently rejected foods – all of which are unsurprisingly often overly-processed, over-eaten by the general population and farmed unnaturally. If the person’s system cannot digest these which most of us consider to be food — imagine what happens when you add chemicals, fillers and whatever makes Twinkies last 50 years!

S.A.D Refers to the Standard American Diet.

And, it is sad that so many of us are filling our bodies with “foods” that have no nutritional value.

The autistic digestive tract cannot take the overload. They don’t just get stomach aches, fatigue and pimples. They lose awareness of their surroundings, they suffer horrible frustration and physical pain. They lose their words and abilities to speak their minds. They may feel the need to bang their heads or rub their faces on the wall because their skin feels numb, and they yearn for some sensation. Many children also suffer seizures.

Toxic Behavior

We have discovered behavior patterns that are directly related to specific toxins; such as incessant spinning as a result of ammonia (from protein) overload. We have heard that some children walk on their toes because it relieves the pain of a heavy gut.

We know that often overload of toxins causes mal-absorption of necessary nutrition. And, this results in malnutrition. Any good scientist will tell you that malnutrition and indigestion are the basis of most diseases.When one organ is not getting what it needs to function, all organ function begins to dwindle.

When toxins thrive the true individual cannot thrive.

Moving Beyond the Label

When I hear that there is no definite cause or cure for autism – I hear fear and laziness. I envision a collective ego that thrives on illness and disorder. I envision a system that does not want these children to break free because it would jeopardize their jobs, their beliefs, their reputations and of course THEIR MONEY.

If families identify with autism, they will be offered sympathy, statistics and half-hearted research that will inspire them to hang in there. This frame of thinking allows disease to prosper. Modern medicine profits on illness. By subscribing to the “there is no cure” bandwagon — we are keeping the negativity alive.

We are made to believe that milk does a body good and immunizations protect us.I continuously read about the dispute over vaccinations and how we are still really unsure. I am not unsure. Injecting poison into a baby is a bad thing. A bad thing! And if that poison doesn’t manifest itself as autism, it is likely to trigger allergies and chronic illness.

How long do we really want to keep playing Russian Roulette with vaccinations, processed foods, and artificially flavored lifestyles? One out of six children born today will be affected by this in childhood. And what happens when they grow up? Where do you think cancer comes from? How about Alzheimer’s?

Well, my family doesn’t want sympathy from those who refuse to research beyond the obvious. We are blessed beyond belief to even be in the same world as these children.We just want you to stay out of our healing journey, unless you are going to acknowledge that we are here. We want you to stop lying to our friends who are just discovering that their baby has a disorder which you call autism.

Parents must not be made to believe that there is some mystery behind why their beautiful little one regressed from bubbly to dazed in a matter of months! They deserve to know that their children will function properly in society! We must no longer portray children who are drastically affected by the many poisons that we have created, as some kind of idiot savants with weird behaviors!

If their little bodies were only allowed to thrive in a non toxic world, we would see more of the genius and less behavior.And, that’s why they are going to break through. Because at the core they are smarter than this system. They have the key to the continuation of humanity.

We know that there have been great scientific advancements to a cure. And quite frankly, I am grateful for all that science has done to lead me to my answers. But, there is too much miscommunication about what to do with those answers. The CDC suggests that parents discuss vaccinations amongst each other and with their pediatricians. Well, when they advertise for immunizations on the radio, what’s a parent supposed to believe?

We have plenty of great schools and programs that help. Thank you. We have tried them and we love our wonderful teachers. But, nobody has taught the teachers that there are reasons behind this.

If teachers were aware of the gut/brain connection and how environmental toxins trigger autism, these teachers would be much better equipped.

American parents should be able to rely on their government for the most up-to-date information on illnesses like this. But, our CDC’s list of recommended physicians isn’t very well rounded. DAN Doctors are changing things! Real medical doctors who advocate proper nutrition and detoxification as a means of actually RECOVERING autism are making huge strides!

We are not merely interested in helping these kids, we are interested in completely recovering them. I know that it’s a system, and I place no blame on individuals within the system who have just been doing their jobs with good intentions.

But, if those individuals are not planning to step up for the better of my baby – then I ask them to simply step down. We are here creating positive changes, and our words deserve to be heard. We deserve to be able to reveal the truth.

Their Autism Does Not Exist.

I will not prepare my son for a lifetime of not being “right” inside himself. My son is thriving and will continue to emerge from the mask created by the toxins in his body.His recovery has everything to do with eating food that provides real nutrition and heals the gut from early assaults.He is healing because his parents will not allow his little body to be attacked by vaccines any longer. And, we are not afraid of the so-called consequences.

We know that we are building his immune system to a point where he can prevent disease on his own.Geez, if everyone knew this then we wouldn’t need many vaccines would we?Because after all, it is quite likely that disease will spread if everyone just stops vaccinating, right? That is unless they all begin eating real food, and looking into their own unique nutritional and spiritual needs for balance. If we did that, we wouldn’t need so much medicine. Because disease would be something we read about in history books.

Okay, so I understand the system’s need to keep us sick. But, I’m not buying those little pills any more!

We are moving toward a greater awareness of the consequences of our past actions. We have been given a chance to change things, and I am confident that our children will experience a healthier world!

Main Resources:

My Buddy, Dougie

The Wonderful Moms of BEDROK

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© Gina Laverde 2007 (don’tyoueventhinkit)


  1. Interesting blog about a complex subject. ASD is an issue that is much discussed in theHeadteacher’s office.
    Check out my own site should you feel so inclined!

  2. Thank you for reading. I will certainly check out your site. I will be offering lots more insight, as well as opportunities to come together for this cause. So, come back and bring your friends!

    Have a beautiful day!


  3. […] my son was slipping into what the world was calling the un-curable curse of autism, and suffering infection after infection – Donna Gates was saying “feed him fermented young […]

  4. Hello,
    I found your site through a series of links, and I was completely taken in by your story. I recently read another story of a researcher named Dr. Cheri Florance, whose son was born “deaf, mute, autistic, and retarded.” She began doing research on her son, and eventually cured him to become a successful high school and college student. I feel like the similarities are striking here, so I wanted to share this with you. I read the story in the Ohio State Alumni mailer, and the website at the end of the story is Hope this helps with your journey, best of luck to you.

  5. Ryan,

    From the bottom of my heart — thank you for sharing your support and this useful information!! I feel so blessed as people like you continue to point me toward better days for my son. Autism just happens to be the cause we are working for right now, but I believe that most any illness can be undone if we first believe it can. As long as we are alive and breathing there is the possibility of becoming healthier.

    Please let me know if there is any way I can help you!


  6. I didnt actually read it all but you are awesome – I will pray for you and your son .

  7. Thank you VERY MUCH!!! I appreciate your support!!!

  8. Wow, I loved this statement “Autism may just be a necessary step toward the collective detoxification of our species.”

    Sad, but true. Our kids are like the canaries in the mines…

    I find your story similar to Andrea Lalama’s at, she also hosts a yahoo group where she is helping many with advice about organic diet, juicing, smoothies, certain supplements, homeopathy, LED allergy elimination, etc. Check her out!

  9. Karen,

    Thank You!

    if it wasn’t for my baby, I would have no clue about the importance of detox.. and our entire family would not be this healthy!! he is a messenger of the better health to come for all. We just have to understand how to act upon this message.

    I admire folks who take their health into their own hands.. like Andrea and others. Its not about bashing modern medicine — its about fully understanding what we do to our bodies. making choices instead of blindly trusting.

  10. Thank you Gina for sharing this eye opening story with everyone. Your commentary and passion for refocusing the debate on autism is well appreciated. The medical establishment would be well advised to read this entry over and over again. You have done the work of many with this post.

    Tell Dougie – my son Nate sez “Hi”.

  11. Scottie,

    Thanks you! I am only sharing what I have experienced and know to be true. I’ve recently been in touch with some in the medical community. Heads are turning. People are thinking. Times are changing. Please help us spread the word to parents, teachers and doctors — we can recover!!!! There is more than just hope — there is science to back it up!!!

    Tell Nate hi from us too!!!! He is lucky to have such an open-minded daddy!!!

    Have a beatiful day!

  12. Hi Gina,
    We need to talk and I lost your email due to a corrupt inbox on my computer..could you contact me? We should talk on the phone about all of this.
    Thank you,
    Steven Prussack
    Producer of Autism Talk Radio

  13. Hi Gina!

    Thank you for joining the fight for our children. I have 5 vaccine-injured victims in my family. Please feel free to check out my blog. Our stories begin in Sept. Keep up the great work.

    • Thank You Dawn — and Bless you! I have no idea how you do it! keep writing. writing helped me discover answers and you never know how many people you touch along the way. Its so importantto share what we know. Pleas elet me know if you need help with anything!


  14. what authentic insight… i couldn’t agree more. I work as a juicer for cancer patients, and through witnessing toxic bodies and through my own personal transformational experinece I know that there is an inexplicable connection with our guts and our minds. Food, as well as other enviromental toxins our diseasing our glorious bodies. It’s truly baffiling that people cannont see this, of course being poisoned would blind one in the first place. To me it’s quite obvious, problems just don’t happen, disease was not just granted to “test” our faith. It something of consequence, a direct result of unconscious living. I just uncovered this website from finding your “My Way” on we like it raw Gina, and it’s always empowering to the collective faith to find and know of another,TWO that it is, healer(s)! Keep it rolling Ladies!! : )

    Many blessings

  15. An inspiring message. We have a grandson with autistic tendencies and are very much aware of the issues. Thanks to his incredible mother, Amy, he has made great strides by eliminating gluten and casein from his diet and adding selected vitamins and minerals.
    May God guide us all on this journey to heal these children.

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  17. If you want to read a reader’s feedback 🙂 , I rate this post for four from five. Decent info, but I just have to go to that damn yahoo to find the missed parts. Thanks, anyway!

    • Hey Heartburn Remedy,
      Thanks for sharing your opinion. I’m not sure what u mean about having to go to yahoo.. is something wrong with the links when u read? (mine are coming up just fine).. or are u commenting that you were made to do some research? if that’s the case, yeah.. I wrote this well over a year ago as a way to explain my views on autism to my mom. I could not fit all of the info in there and have since learned even more. With this, my intention was to express what I knew from experience and research and lead the reader into further research.. spark something that made (my mom) think differently.

      let me know if u want more solid research/links/info on the subject. I have tons

      Have a beautiful day!

  18. Hi Gina,

    You might want to try pranic healing as an alternative form of therapy to cleanse the energy body. It requires continues effort and commitment! You may check out any website on pranic healing!

    God Bless and good luck!


  19. Hi GIna
    We are just about to takeour RAW path with our son(ASD).I would love to get somemore advice on how to start.

  20. Well i like your post that
    if you find info of skin cancer
    vist my shop

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