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Episode Info: Dr. Sonya Doherty is a naturopathic doctor who focuses on biomedical treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, PANDAS, anxiety, depression, and rare genetic disorders. Her passion and expertise is inspiring, and her devoted work in helping families looking for answers is just beyond words.    Dr. Sonya is extremely passionate about biomedical treatment.  She has been practicing for over 14 years and has treated thousands of children diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders. As the mother of 3 young children, she is dedicated to bringing the most current research and advanced treatments to her multidisciplinary wellness clinic located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Doherty is an international speaker and lectures extensively on biomedical treatment and the prevention of autism and other developmental disorders.  As a member of the Treat Autism faculty, she trains other health care professionals in biomedical treatment. Key Takeaways: [6:42] How Dr. Doherty decided to focus on her area of expertise. [9:55] Naturopathic medicine vs. traditional medicine approaches to neurodevelopmental disorders. [12:26] Educating other physicians. [14:53] Diet will change your child’s life with autism. [16:03] Removing dairy and grains. [18:05] First encounter with desperate families with children with autism. [19:46] The aggravation process. [20:43] Steps towards recovery. [23:43] The proper evaluation to a non-verbal child. [25:32] Getting a bowel x-ray. [26:37] Unclogging the gut and starting a diet. [27:38] The problem with the grains we eat. [30:02] SNPs: Single nucleotide polymorphisms= bridges. [32:05] Toxicity as a cause of the increase in children with autism. [37:15] Healing families. [38:28] All regression is mitochondrial. [41:59] Addicted response to food requires a drastic change in diet.  [42:55] Prevention. [45:10] The dangers of Tylenol. [46:27] How heavy metals are affecting our health. [47:52] The transformations that Dr. Doherty sees every day. [52:15] What is PANDAS? [59:07] What makes Dr. Doherty rebellious? [1:01:15] Rapid fire questions.   Continue on your wild journey… Join us on our Facebook community Dr. Michelle Peris at Instagram  Dr. Michelle Peris at Facebook Designs for Health   When was the last time you felt truly cared for, like your health provider is invested in helping you find the root cause of your dis-ease and is offering common sense solutions to your problems?    The Poppy Clinic thinks you need an innovative approach to understanding why you are experiencing symptoms in the first place, offering functional tests to help provide the answers that you need and solutions that make sense for your life. At The Poppy Clinic, we believe you deserve to thrive in your health and be an invested member in your healthcare partnership. We are an integrative healthcare team providing services such as naturopathic medicine, holistic medicine, nutrition...
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