Klinghardt Autism Protocol

by | Aug 24, 2009 | Autism Spectrum Disorders, TREATMENTS | 3 comments

developed by: Dietrich Klinghardt, MD

Dietrich Klinghardt, MDDietrich Klinghardt is board-certified in neurologic and orthopedic medicine and founder and president of the American Academy of Neural Therapy. Klinghardt has been synthesizing traditional and alternative medicine for more than 25 years. He developed Autonomic Response Testing (ART), a comprehensive diagnostic system which has helped to transform many practices in the U.S. and abroad into healing centers and helped many practitioners to become accomplished healers. His office is located in Seattle, Washington and he teaches workshops on his healing methods in the United States and Europe.

Referred to by many as a medical genius, Dr. Klinghardt has successfully treated many children on the autism spectrum. His approach focuses on detoxification of lyme neurotoxins, mercury and other heavy metals, mold, and other environmental toxins. Please see his website for extensive information on his approach to autism: Dr. Klinghardt on Autism (powerpoint presentations, videos, and documents)

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    Earthwalker is the username that PT founder Julie Genser created for her online interactions so many years ago when first creating Planet Thrive.

    Julie's (Earthwalker's) life was derailed over twenty years ago when she had a very large organic mercury exposure after she naively used a mouth thermometer to measure the temperature of just-boiled milk while making her very first pizza at home. The mercury instantly expanded into a gas form and exploded out the back of the thermometer right into her face. Unaware that mercury was the third most neurotoxic element on Earth, Julie had no idea she had just received a very high dose of a poisonous substance.

    A series of subsequent toxic exposures over the next few years -- to smoke from two fires (including 9/11), toxic mold, lyme disease, and chemical injuries -- caused catastrophic damage to her health. While figuring out how to survive day-to-day, and often minute-to-minute, she created Planet Thrive to help others avoid some of the misdiagnoses and struggles she had experienced.

    She has clawed her way over many health mountains to get to where she is today. She is excited to bring the latest iteration of Planet Thrive to the chronic illness community.

    In 2019, Julie published her very first cookbook e-book called Low Lectin Lunches (+ Dinners, Too!) after discovering how a low lectin, gluten free diet was helping manage her chronic fascia/muscle pain.


  1. desirrenotrealeither

    Autism is a life long disorder. There is also an epidemic of children misdiagnosed with autism who really have things like “fetal alcohol syndrome” or “fragile x” or “laundau kleffner syndrome (Jenny mccarthy’s son), “adhd” or “aspergers” or “PDD” that aren’t truly autistic, so it’s important to separate the non-autistics with the truly autistics, or we will FOREVER be spinning in a cirlce of confusion when it comes to research and treatment of authentic true autism. See cdfoakley channel on youtube for a look at what is probably the most authentic look at true SEVERE autsim seen on internet. Of course, there are other higher functioning autistics, but this channel gives researchers an insight into what severe to PROFOUND autism looks like. Very important. Extremely educational. And don’t forget cases like Donna Williams, the alleged “high functioning autistic” who for years wrote books about her HF autism, but now has recently been diagnosed with multiple personality disorder or Dissociative Identity Disorder Google: “blog.donnawilliams.net/…/losing-time-dissociative-identity-disorder-and-the-real-time-travellers” We have to be very CAREFUL who we call autistic and who we call other things, because it seems AUTISM has become a very popular label assigned to NON autistics, which actually HURTS the truly autistic population. Be careful. Know what autism is, and what it is NOT. Jenny McCarthy’s son was said to NEVER have had autism, but Landau Kleffner Syndrome. So be careful. As for John Travolta’s son, Jett, he was TRULY autistic and the public didn’t understand the PAIN or pressure this poor man and his family endured while trying to raise this child. This is WHY it is critical TRUE autism, especially autism with epilepsy is understood by PUBLIC. And as for autistics who suffer from constant self abuse, take a look at kgaccount or cdfoakly on YOU TUBE for a REAL look on autism and self injurious behavior. Be prepared to have your eyes opened. There are MANY things that HELP severely autistics, we need to understand how we can HELP these families, no matter what their income is….TRUE autism is a serious disorder that requires DIRECT support and help, NOT endless meetings, symposiums, research and seminars. These families of these truly autistic persons need DIRECT immediate SUPPORT and help. It is absolutely USELESS that a brigade of professionals run around “talking about autism” for years and years but don’t actually provide the supports neeed for families who are living with autism RIGHT NOW. Does anyone wonder WHY murder suicides among families raising severely autistic persons is RISING? IT”s because they are desperate for HELP and support. DO you really think another research project or seminar, symposium or meeting is going to HELP them right NOW? HELL NO. They need people to come into their home and HELP right now. NOT strangers who sit in far away places “talking about autism” or “cures to autism.” What a waste of time and energy!@ You want to help? Than talk to your politicians about providing MORE home health funding or RESPITE care to families who are dealing every day with severe autism and need respite or nursing care! That will help. Not a bunch of professionals sitting around in some 4 star hotel, doing “power point presentations” about autism.

  2. channa

    my son was diagnosed with PPD NOS at three..he was so violent and self injurious that i was told i would have to consider placing him in a institution…my son slept about two hours a night where he would wake up punching and kicking me..life was hell as a single mother..i couldnt even tell you..
    respite help? yes sure that would have been nice..somebody else could spend a couple hours holding him down while i had some time to cry in my dishes.
    but insread I decided to fight for my son…i learned everything i could from books and people like klinghart (wish he would write a book)
    and because I spent all my days reading power points and other books…my son will now have a chance at a normal life..no institution…he sleeps thru the night and his future has hope…so I would take power points any day over respite care.

  3. Susan Luschas

    Our daughter had severe autism, and we were also told to consider an institution. I totally agree that we really need an Autism clinic or check-in facility, for patients and their families.

    If you want to read more about our long, hard-fought recovery, the details are here:

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