View Full Version : big changes in a little guy
01-18-2005, 09:21 PM
I'm so happy. I almost can't believe it's happening. My 4 yr. old son, who is blind and autistic, has been 100% raw with the rest of our family for ten days now. In only ten days, he is a new person. He used to just whine most of the day. Now he is a happy little boy! During therapy today, he started humming. He has never hummed anything before. What's more...he was humming "Nothing But the Blood of Jesus". Then he told the therapist, "Jesus loves you." Also, I gave him a Lemon Chew cookie, and the therapist said, "Do you have a cookie?" and he said, "MY cookie!" He's never said "my" anything before. I didn't know he even understood ownership. What else is in that brain of his that I don't know yet? I can't wait to find out!
Just had to share,
01-18-2005, 09:25 PM
WOW!!!...One more incredible story about the amazing power of raw food eating!! Thanks so much for sharing. I am thrilled for you and your family..but esp. for your little man! Take care and keep up the good eatin!:)
01-18-2005, 10:08 PM
Wow, Allison, that is SO amazing! Please keep us posted. I'm so happy for you all!
01-18-2005, 10:12 PM
Oh my gosh...if that isn't one of the most precious things I've heard to date...
That is SUPER AWESOME..."Nothing but the Blood of Jesus" - that's a powerful song and for that to be the FIRST song he's ever hummed...that is so special...so special!
Keep up the great work and please give the little man a hug and tell him how much he's inspired me tonight!
01-18-2005, 10:19 PM
Been a founding a founding member of this site. Totally blown away by your comments.
From one parent to another my thoughts are with you my friend.
I'm a bit of a jokester, but I'm all for the development of the little guy.
Peace and Prayers,
Father of 2 little people.
01-18-2005, 10:25 PM
I have tears in my eyes as I write this. I've worked with many kids with autism so I know the stuggles. What a wonderful triumph and your lil' guy is right...it's nothing but the blood of Jesus! For this reason alone, it would have been worth the raw life! I am sooooooooo happy for you and I can't wait to hear more good reports.
It felt so good reading your experience it brought tears to my eyes.
I'm so happy for you and your son, he must be feeling so much better inside, clearer.
He's living testament that we were supposed to be eating raw, we all are.
A lot of stories bring me happiness, I think I'll always be touched by this one.
01-18-2005, 11:29 PM
How absolutely wondeful! I am so very, very happy for you and your son. I pray that keeping raw will bring you and he many more joys and new experiences to share together.
Sharon in Colorado
01-18-2005, 11:56 PM
That is such wonderful news. I just sent this link to a friend with an autistic son. What a breakthrough!
01-19-2005, 12:15 AM
I am covered with goosebumps, Allison, imagining what you must be feeling. Hooray for your little gem! Bless you, your son and the path you are both walking.
01-19-2005, 12:38 AM
Thanks fantastic to read Allison - so wonderul for you & your Little Man. Was going Raw your idea or did some medical specialist suggest it??? I think I know the answer...Good on you!
Allison, I had warmth rush through me when I read your post. How wonderful it must feel to see this happening to your child! God bless you both!
01-19-2005, 06:28 AM
Thank you all for your well wishes.
Caramba, it was my idea to go 85% raw, and he has always been that. It was a naturopath's idea to put him on 100% raw. This is the amazing thing to me...I never thought the difference from 85% to 100% was a big deal at all. You just couldn't convince me it was. Well, this has convinced me! What a huge difference it has been to go from 85% to 100% for him. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.
Oh Alisson, this is so wonderful! I just sent it to my husband and he said it was THE best testimony he had ever read. If I ever needed proof that I'm doing the right thing, well, here it is. I know you are so happy! Have you told your naturopath yet?
I've been humming "Nothing But the Blood of Jesus" for the last few minutes!
Thank God for raw!!
01-19-2005, 08:08 AM
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
Helen Of Tennessee
01-19-2005, 08:16 AM
Like everyone else has said . . . I'm so excited for you, Joshua and the whole family!!!!
To wittness this great change in him has to help keep the rest of you at 100% raw. What is happening to him is happening to all of you.
I'm sure you have a little extra pep in your step today :D
May God continue to bless your whole family!
God's food is the BEST food!
<>< Helen of Tennessee
01-19-2005, 08:40 AM
I am so excited for your son! All of this after only 10 days! I'm sure there are many more exciting days ahead for him - and you!!
All the best,
01-19-2005, 09:31 AM
Wow! I can't believe you are seeing changes in only 10 days. That's fantastic.
01-19-2005, 09:42 AM
Alison~ My 12-year-old nephew is autistic. I am so happy that this is working out for you. Many autistic people are very picky about what they eat. I am wondering if you've encountered this? Sean is very "active" and doesn't eat a lot, other than salty things like chex mix. I wish I could tune my brother into this, but he is totally brainwashed by the establishment on this one. (autism, causes, treatments, etc.) Basically he thinks nothing can be done. Very sad and hard for me to swallow at times. Geez - I did not mean to be a downer. I would love to keep hearing the wonderful progress you're having with this. I have read that blue-green algae is good for treating autism. Have you tried it?
Anyway, thanks for sharing and a big ((((hug)))) I know a bit about what your life is like!
01-19-2005, 11:32 AM
That's incredible Alisson! You know, I take care of an autistic, blind and mentally disabled adult in my home. He has been with my family for 8 years now. He is 56 years old. Maybe your story is a sign for me to do more for him... he really surprises me sometimes even though his is severly mentally disabled, he does some things so wonderfully it is shocking- maybe this is his 'key'- thank you for raising the bar for me with him! I will post any progress I see in him too :D
Congrats and what an inspiration! :D It should only get more wonderful!
01-19-2005, 12:28 PM
01-19-2005, 12:28 PM
Wow, what a nice thing to start my morning off with! I will have a smile on my face all day thinking of your little man and his big accomplishments!
Blessings to your family!
01-20-2005, 02:33 AM
Allison,Praise God!!! What wonderful news!! Jesus will finish the good work that He has started in him.
Hope to see you all at your potluck. :) :) :)
01-20-2005, 02:52 AM
Wonderful News!!!!! Raw Food is amazing. Your joy has touched me. My nephew is autistic so I know what this means to all involved in his life.
01-20-2005, 05:26 AM
Allison, this is wonderful news!! I am sure your whole family is excited. This seems to be a treasure hunt into his sweet little mind. I know that our Lord has great plans for him. He already gave him great physical beauty..and I know that he is more beautiful inside...keep us informed!!! It will be a great journey for us all...
Aunt Joyce :)
01-22-2005, 05:52 PM
That is such wonderful news!
01-22-2005, 07:49 PM
Thanks, everyone, for all of the support. Every day he surprises us with something. I had been feeling so hopeless about his condition lately, and now I feel hopeful again.
Sharon, Yes, I do think a lot of people with autism are picky eaters. My personal opinion is that it has to do with food allergies. They are choosing the foods that give their bodies that "high" feeling. I think grains and dairy do that to a lot of them. For my son, those types of foods give him what I call "brain fog".
01-22-2005, 09:58 PM
This is my first post, but I had to respond as the parent of a PDD-NOS child(and his sister has Down Syndrome!). I'm just researching going raw and it was cool to see that raw is helping your son.
My son is pretty high functioning but its kind of nice to hope that maybe going raw will help him in even a small way with his disability. Hopefully, it'll help his sister as well.
Anyway, I just wanted to say how cool it was that its helping and how much hope it may give others (or it did give me) that you posted about such a great accomplishment for you little guy. :)
Thanks a bunch,
01-22-2005, 11:18 PM
Allison, this is absolutely wonderful. God is so good. He's constantly watching over His children, and as someone else said He will finish the good work He has started in your son. One of my favorite scriptures is Jeremiah 29:11. For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Your little boy is going to be alright, he's in the palm of the Lords hand. :)
01-23-2005, 07:04 AM
Alice, yes, the Lord is faithful, and He is in control.
Kirstyn, I'm glad my post was encouraging to you. I hope your children have success with the raw diet. I thought I would mention that I still do not give my son any raw sprouted grains. Even though they are raw, I don't think that is best for him.
01-23-2005, 10:04 AM
wow, like everyone else alreay said, that's amazing...it did bring tears to my eyes...that's awesome and so inspiring :)
01-23-2005, 10:28 AM
I completely understand about avoiding the sprouted grains. I'll probably do the same thing.
How did your son transition to raw? My son is extremely picky and eats like a bird. He has his favorites and that is what he eats. I'm not going to give him much choice as far as going raw is concerned but I'm also worried that he just won't eat/like any of the raw food.
I'm sure it'll all work out and that this is the right decision for the whole family, it'll just be a battle gettin him to eat. But then maybe he'll surprise me! :D
01-23-2005, 05:26 PM
How old is your son? My son has been 85% raw his entire life (he's four), so it wasn't too hard for us to go 100%. When he was younger he was very picky about textures, though, so we blended his food. He still eats a blended salad every day. Of course, that's probably not the best thing to try first for your son. I think it might be challenging for you (and him!) to change, but just prepare yourself in advance. I would offer him lots of different things to try to find his favorites, then make his favorites a lot. Try smoothies, ice cream from the Champion, banana splits, all kinds of fruits, things like that. I've found that sometimes my son just wants something warm and savory, so that's when I will give him something from the dehydrator, like pesto stuffed mushrooms or dehydrated nut crackers. I think one of the keys to this working is that he drinks a lot of sunflower or almond milk (1 qt. water, 1/2 c. almonds, 3 T. honey all blended together, then strained). That helps keep the calories up.
How does the rest of your family feel about changing their diet? When are you going to start?
If I were you, I would get the book Raw Kids just to get some ideas.
01-23-2005, 11:37 PM
My son is 10 and his big gripe about food is that it doesn't "look good" or it "smells yucky". We were at Epcot in Oct./ Nov. for their Food and Wine Festival and I had to bribe him to get him to try anything and then he would say he liked the food but then would say, "I wouldn't like more anymore".
I think I'm going to have to do as you said and make a bunch of food that he may like, let him try them and make his his favorites.
As for the rest of the family, my mother and brother live with my kids and I, and my daughter is 13 and has Down Syndrome. My daughter just loves any food but would seem to prefer to eat fruits and veggies. My mother is all gung-ho to go raw and my brother says that he'll try it because I'm the one that does the grocery shopping and the cooking.
We're planning to work on obtaining all the requirements (Excalibur, juicer, etc.) over the next month and go 100% when my mother and I are off track in March. (We're both teachers in So. Cal, on a year-round school schedule and our track is off from Feb. 28 - Mar. 25.
This will give us time to hopefully detox while not having to worry about work and also give us time to really test out recipes from Alissa's book while were off as well.
I'm really excited about this and I know that it will benefit all of us. My mother, brother, daughter and I could all stand to lose some weight and we're all on medications for different things that I'm hoping raw will help with.
I will look into the Raw Kids book for sure.
Thanks so much and I'm sure I'll be posting more often as time goes by,
06-22-2006, 09:45 AM
anyone know how Alisson's son is doing now??????
You are experiencing a GREAT miracle!!! I am so excited--please keep us posted !!! This is one of the best threads ever!!! I got total chills for you!!
Many hugs and joys to you all!!!
06-22-2006, 10:37 AM
Such awesome, wonderful news!
06-22-2006, 11:49 AM
I'm so happy for you that I have tears in my eyes. Although I"m not a mother, I have a wonderful mom who is very close to me. So, it touches me deeply to hear this.
06-22-2006, 12:17 PM
That's amazing. It's all here for the taking - the Lord has provided us with the most amazing nourishment in the most beautiful colors and shapes. Man could never create anything close.
Keep us posted on your little guy's development.
06-22-2006, 01:22 PM
Allison, Thank you so much for sharing. I have an autistic cousin...and he is such a beautiful young man. It never occured to me to encourage my Aunt and Uncle to try raw foods. I will definitely do that now! Praise God...what a wonderful blessing. Thank You.
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