Nutrigenomics and Prevention
The treatments in caring for children with autism have exploded and now include evaluating genetics. For example, we know children with autism have poor detoxification systems leaving them prone to long-term damage. So, what if you could be aware of the genetic predispositions and potentially prevent a diagnosis? This has changed the game because we now know what a child is genetically prone to, allowing your doctor to be proactive instead of reactive. The key to prevention and care is early intervention!
According to University of California Davis, “nutritional genomics, or nutrigenomics, is the study of how foods affect our genes and how individual genetic differences can affect the way we respond to nutrients (and other naturally occurring compounds) in the foods we eat.” Nutrigenomics has received a lot of attention because of its potential for preventing, mitigating, or aiding chronic disease. Genetics cannot be “fixed” BUT we can support the system when we know where the broken link is and potentially prevent further damage.
Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP, RN is passionate about helping children with autism and works tirelessly to help these children. After a decade of having the honor of caring for children with autism, she has become an expert. Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP, RN spends the necessary time to learn about each individual child and explain to the parents what is happening with their child and together a care plan evolves. As parents you can rest assure that she will be looking at the ‘whole child’, this is an important step for each person on your team to examine in achieving results. If you only address the symptoms with drugs for example, the underlying issue may go unresolved and the child remains sick. Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP, RN along with her colleagues have been very successful in the caring for children on the spectrum and understands the challenges faced in each family. She often refers out for speech, occupational and physical therapies and truly sees the value of these therapies. Compassion, understanding and experience are what set her apart from others.