MITOCHONDRIAL RESCUE CASE STUDY – LOOKING AT THE CHANGES OVER A 9 MONTH PERIOD
One of the most common questions I get asked from parents of Autistic children is what sort of results can they expect using mitochondrial rescue. Here is an ongoing case study over a 9 month period with my son. The results are so significant that we will definitely be continuing with the Mitochondrial Rescue protocols. For the first time ever, I am daring to believe the end could now be in sight. I will continue to post updates as they become available.
Whilst every case is different and unique to the individual, there are similarities. The depth of the problem, the age of the person will all have an impact on how long it will take to reclaim their health.
Having recently posted a blog about how mitochondrial therapy works with Autism, I thought it might be helpful for you to see over time the changes that can take place.
Below is a mitochondrial rescue case study of my son, who is now 18. He was born severely autistic, with huge global delay. He didn’t speak till he was 6 or 7 and only came out of nappies around 7-8 years of age. He has been hugely innocent for most of his life, with a strong moral compass. When we started on the Mitochondrial rescue in December 2016 he was totally unaware of his short comings, enjoyed watching young children’s cartoons and spoke with simple uncomplicated language.
Please have a look at his first chart below for a snap shot of where we started:
So let’s go through this first baseline chart.
Heart Rate is fine at 69
(SDNN) is well above an acceptable level at 99.0. (This is the balance between the sympathetic system, and the parasympathetic system). The higher out of range suggests the body is residing in the Parasympathetic and at this level would indicate a level of burnout and inability to regenerate. Above 100 also puts the heart at risk.
Stress Index (This is a measurement of tension in his body) This again, is seriously out of range coming in at 12. A measurement of 10 and under puts the heart at risk.
Index of Centralisation (The grand conductor of the processes in the body – the hypothalamus, this shapes your drive and motivation) comes in at 2.2 – just over an acceptable level, indicating his hypothalamus is working quite hard to orchestrate the processes of the body.
Arrhythmias are being detected, but are within an acceptable range of 0.3
HF : 31.2 is within the acceptable range. This is the parasympathetic – “rest, digest and heal”. It also covers hormones, adrenals, testes and thyroid. It also includes: food digestion, absorption, detoxification. The value given here is the % of energy going in these directions.
LF: 49.3 is considerably above the normal range. This is the sympathetic system, which covers cardiovascular regeneration, cellular oxygenation of the cells, mood, motivation, depression. This is where the main focus of his energy is being directed.
VLF: 19.6 is within range. This is his immune system, communication and self expression, endocrine system, anabolic hormones necessary for repair and regeneration
TP: 8664 this is total power. However, as a number of his parameters are seriously out of range, this figure would be adjusted for accurate interpretation, signifying a total energy of well under half an acceptable level. (The HF, LF, & VLF would also be altered to reflect this as these values together show the distribution of his power and where it is focused.)
Chart 2 – (+ six weeks)
Having taken the protocols for six weeks, a number of things would be happening in his body. His receptors are beginning to be cleaned out, resensitised, all protein structures are beginning to be repaired, and stress is beginning to be alleviated in the body and his ability to cope with stress is being supported.
69 is the same and acceptable
62 is now acceptable
59 – improved hugely from 12, but still out of range
0.0 – improved no arrhythmias.
29.0 – acceptable range
30.1 – acceptable range
40.9 – indictive of where his main power is being directed.
3488 – improved, coming more into range
Chart 3 – (+ 14 weeks)
67 – acceptable
80.2 – now a little out of range
29* – unacceptably out of range
0.0 – still totally acceptable
23.5 – acceptable
46.8 – once again the lions share of his total energy is focusing on the brain, speech demeanor, hormones etc.
5515 – again as some of his parameters are well out of range this figure would actually be adjusted and suggest his power was around 25% of what it should be. (So his HF, LF, VLF, would also be read as 25% of the figure shown).
Chart 4 – (+22 weeks)
Index of Centralisation:
78 – just out of range
70.3 – just out of range
49* – unacceptably out of range
3.7 – out of range
0.0 – still totally acceptable
4068 – Again as his stress index is unacceptably out of range, his total power would be altered to reflect this suggesting a total power of less than 25% of normal and therefore the power in the HF,LF, and VLF would once again reflect this.
So overall from December to June there is a big improvement, but his system is still under huge strain. The majority of his power is still being directed into the VLF (over the last 3 tests, six months,) which was noticeable in his behavior. A huge increase in brain function is noticeable, and awareness of his own shortcomings. There has also been significant increase in vocabulary, now using age appropriate words, including swearing, and the odd terminological inexactitude. Teenage behavior never seen before, hormones really kicking in and with several bouts of moody behavior. In fact, it got to the point we were not sure if this was late teenager or spectrum behavior. We simply could not tell, but it seemed a lot more normal. Then we turned a huge corner.
Chart 5 – (+33 weeks)
Index of Centralisation:
78 – just out of range
53.0 – normal range
86 – first time ever in normal range
6.7 out of range Hypothalamus working really hard.
0.0 – totally acceptable
13 – below range
51.5 – energy shifted to regeneration
35.5 – within range
2190 – This is very close to where his total power should be and it is legitimate. No alterations
Over the last 9 months we have seen Tom become a lot calmer and less anxious. However, he is now getting periods when he gets frustrated as he is aware of his shortcomings and like any teenager trying to come to terms with becoming a man, but in his case the extra challenge is in trying to deal with emotions he still does not have the maturity to fully understand.
As a practitioner specializing in this area, I have often been in the fortunate position of hearing about things before others do, and I have spent 16 years trying to bring Tom out of the fog and heal his body. His brain has always eluded me. It was the missing part of the jigsaw. For the last 6 months it has been like have a 6’2” four year old constantly asking questions: What does this mean? How does that work? What will happen if I do this? Can I have a shandy? – I am now 18! It’s OK you can leave me in the house, I am fine.
He would never have been able to articulate half the stuff we are now experiencing from him. Nor would he have had the understanding of colloquialisms, which we all take for granted.
He has gone from watching cartoons for seven year olds to documentaries by David Attenborough, The Simpsons and full on horror films at night on his computer, (something we are trying to change). He is developing a wicked sense of humour and knows how to land his brothers into trouble. All of this since we started on the mitochondrial therapy 9 months ago.
Never in my twenty odd years of practice have I seen this kind of continuous improvement across the board in such a short time. I am also seeing these types of changes with many of the other people I am testing. So I hope this case study gives you a better understanding of what can be achieved and in some way gives you a ray of hope with members of your own family.
We have a way to go yet, but my goodness the future is now looking so very different.