View Full Version : healing down's syn w/ nutrition?
09-19-2008, 06:16 AM
DW talked of this guy that he knows that healed his grand daughter of down's syndrome using nutrition. I could really use a lift today-anyone know where I can find more info on this story? (The guy ran a health food store called The Tree House, in Chicago, maybe?)
Here is the way I figure it. I think the body has been wonderfully made, and when given the chance, can heal anything. But what does that opportunity entail? It's not just nutrition (although that alone can be enough in some circumstances)... it's possibly nutrition + emotional environment (including meeting personal emotional needs, whether spoken or unspoken, and even deep psychological needs that we may not understand) + freedom to explore/dream/live/love/be creative + exercise + all of the things that add up to being healthy emotionally and physically.
Big healing takes big changes to present that opportunity to the body to heal. Sometimes we don't know what cause certain diseases, so we don't know which factors are preventing/giving the body that opportunity... but somehow, some way, I believe everything COULD be healed.
Unfortunately, while in many cases, these changes can happen in a lab and be tested, the most beautiful transformations simply cannot be measured and documented. That is where the emotional environment and personal details just can't be scored and copied.
And sometimes, the cause of disease is something in diet or easily changed, so making just a few changes is enough to be cured.
I don't know if that answered your question and I'm not sure if you are a praying person. I don't want to bring religion into this outright... but suffice it to say that I think everything has a greater purpose and we are so wonderfully made that it is DEFINITELY POSSIBLE to heal ANYTHING when that healing fits in. But we don't know everything about everything, and sometimes we just don't understand why things are the way they are... but they just are, and may not heal. Anyways, if I say anything more about that... I think Cheri will slap my wrist. :p
09-19-2008, 10:39 AM
I don't know a lot about down's sydrome, other than knowing my friend's daughter. I do know that there is a wide spectrum of abilities within downs. Some hold jobs, some don't speak. I worked an election where one young down's sydrome man came in to vote. So, while you might not be able to "cure" it completely--I'd say raw could drastically improve not only his/her ability level, but also lessen his/her frustration level and make her more comfortable and happy.
09-19-2008, 10:52 AM
EVERYBODY deserves the healthiest body possible. Any "body" will be healthier with raw food, no matter what "handicap" may be present. A person automatically feels better when the body is clean and healthy. That should be enough reason to want to feed ones children raw.
09-19-2008, 01:50 PM
that's why my 2 oldest are going raw on Monday. period. (ASD) I wasn't going to "force" ds#3, but then he has been such a moody lil guy for quite some time now and I told him that he was going raw. no matter what-to try to help him feeling happier. He said okay and hugged me.
09-25-2008, 02:16 AM
I am usually a very upbeat and positive person and I rarely even comment with negative things unless I just can't help it and this is the case this time. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but there is nothing that can be done to "heal" downs syndrome. It's a condition that affects the DNA and there is no "cure" for it. You might be able to help the person to feel better but it will not in any way cure them of the condition. I certainly do not mean this to be negative but I want you to go into this with a sense of reality and not expect a miracle of sorts only to find your spirit broken when it doesn't work.
I had a boyfriend once that had a son with downs syndrome and I know from personal experience that it can be a very difficult thing to deal with. It can literally wear you down to the brink of exhaustion. This mans son was 12 years old and had the mental capacity of a 3 year old. I understand your situation, I promise I do. I just want you to know that there is no miracle cure, it is what it is. I know that you probably already know this and this is just a reminder.
Just have patience, use the natural things that you know to help treat any illness that this person may have, maybe help with some mental clarity perhaps, prevent illness with it but don't expect any miracles. God bless.
09-25-2008, 06:12 AM
thank you (((erika))). my dc have autism, not down's syndrome-but I heard DW speak a few weeks ago and he mentioned his friend that healed his dd's DNA thru nutrition. Now, seriously, I have my doubts-so I was searching for info to see it for myself and read about this specific case, but I can't find any info.
I do know that my twins and I are all missing "the short arm of chromosome #8". That may or may not be 1 source of their autism-I'm quirky-but not labeled. LOL!
Just wanted to see if I could find any SCIENTIFIC data to back up DW's claims.
09-25-2008, 12:16 PM
I like to think of the healing journey as a process of looking for ways to improve the opportunities to heal. No one is perfect and that means there are opportunities to improve the healthy natural lifestyle such as nutrition, exercise, sleep, water, air, emotional poise, etc.
09-25-2008, 04:54 PM
No problem Zaphirah. I'm glad that you took it the way that I intended it to sound as well, I was worried that I might offend you or someone else.
Now Autism is a whole different thing. I actually have a friend that has autism and you would never know it if you met her. She is sharp as a tack, probably much smarter than I when it comes to certain things.
I kind of have this belief that if you start with your kids early on (no matter what condition they have) you can increase the IQ level later on. It's like the old belief that letting babies hear Mozart in the womb will increase the IQ when they are born. I kind of like to think like that. I started teaching my 3 year old step daughter just little bitty things on the weekends when we have her. Every time she would come over I would let her watch the Leap Frog videos and we would go through the ABC's and then she would watch me do my algebra homework. I once had a math problem that took up an entire page and she copied it down number for number on her little dry erase board. I didn't see it until the next day but I was very amazed. So I started teaching her what the signs mean like the square root symbol and Pi. We will go months without touching that subject again but when we come back to it, she knows what it is. She is now 5 and I can see the change that it has made over other kids her own age.
I guess that's it, just love and patience. Spending time with them teaching them, that's probably the core of it and nutrition would more than likely come in second. I do know that there are some studies that suggest that Omega 3 has something to do with mental abilities as well so you might want to check into that. B12 also. I'll let you know if I find anything else.
09-25-2008, 05:25 PM
I don't know if you can heal Down's Syndrome, but it could certainly help with many of the health issues often encountered by people facing this challenge.
It helps keep hearts healthier, minds clearer, circulation better, and helps with food addiction. If we already have a health challenge, then we need to eat as well as we can. I have some physical problems that I don't expect to go away completely, but on raw, they don't bother me like they used to.
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