The Goldberg Approach
The Goldberg Approach ™ is based on treating the real disease process that is behind “autism” today — very different from whatever was true “autism” as defined by Dr. Kanner back in the 40s and 50s. Children today are exhibiting autistic symptoms—and other NIDS conditions – as part of an unrecognized medical epidemic hitting children and adults. They act “autistic” (or ADHD, OCD, etc.) secondary to this illness; they do not have true “autism” as defined by Dr. Kanner. The concepts used to determine the approach are based on neuro-immune medical research, standard medical evaluations, and logic. The methods used in treatment are consistent with traditional medical care and the basic medical oath “Do NO Harm.” Treatment of the abnormalities found in medical history, physical exams, and testing in children should be standard pediatric medicine.
The neuro-immune system and its interaction with the endocrine system and other body systems are incredibly complex. Attempting to adjust a single part of the system that is not normal can trigger very negative consequences in another area. Alternative treatments, such as high doses of vitamins, can provide the immune system with an initial boost, but later can result in a hyperreactive immune system or even more stressed and depleted body and brain. The safest, best way to fix the dysregulation is to have the body correct the imbalance within its own complex mechanisms.
Threats to the Immune System: Avoiding Common Triggers
Today, treatments that have shown significant success focus on reducing the stresses on the immune system, so that the body has a chance to return to a normal immune state. Some of those possible stresses include food intolerances, respiratory allergies, activated viruses, and overgrowths (not systemic infections) of bacteria or yeast.
It’s an important medical principle to take these treatments in increments by changing only one variable at a time. This allows time to analyze and observe each change to determine if it’s truly helping. Parents should be cautious and skeptical of a therapist or physician who recommends otherwise.
Key physical indicators of health are positive changes in cognitive sharpness, overall alertness, brightness in the eyes, alleviation of allergy symptoms (such as dark circles under the eyes and persistent fatigue), and improvement in overall general health. A child (or adult) who is not fully bright and alert is never going to develop normally or function at their best. Kids who feel better think better. Over time, this will lead to a reduction of symptoms commonly associated with what is mistakenly and inappropriately referred to as autism.
The explanation of NIDS, sharing the Goldberg Approach ™, and the information on this website are an attempt to bring these children back to the real medical world in a way that makes sense to pediatricians and those in control of “organized” medicine. As requested elsewhere on this site, please Take Action Now to give our children a future. Parents must demand today that the medical community address autism—not as a developmental disorder—but as a true disease process.