journey and learning experience in one book, January
reader from USA
This book was written with an intelligence, wit, and clarity that is
very rare for such a technical subject. Don't be fooled by the title.
The book covers autism, PDD, ADHD, Sensory integration disorder, irritable
bowel syndrome, and many other neurological and gastrointestinal conditions.
The author teaches rather than preaches on the science, experiences,
and the how-to of using long overlooked digestive enzymes to help with
many related health conditions. I went away with the knowledge I needed
to understand the options and make my own informed decisions. Read it
before you start any biomedical or behaviorial program. And if you have
already started a program, read it so you can finally understand what
is really going on, and how it can be improved with enzymes.
for professionals; very practical, realistic, January
Nichols, School Principal from Missouri, USA
As an educator and grandparent of a child
with an Asperger diagnosis, I found Karen DeFelice's book to
be invaluable in helping to understand how enzymes work and
why they are so successful for many children. Her straightforward
manner of explaining a complicated subject was refreshing.
In addition, her reflections on the challenges an adult with
diagnosis faces, provided valuable insight into the challenges ahead.
Those of us who have experienced the positive changes in a family member
as a result of the Nutraceutical enzymes are grateful for her contribution.
easy to understand, January 2, 2003
Reviewer: Patricia from PA ,United
I found the information in this book very easy to understand. It put
the pieces of the puzzle together that were missing for me so I could
finally understand the whole picture of why food affects my child. I
could clearly make a mental picture of the digestive system in my mind
and how it works by the way it was described in this book, and that helped
me a lot. I have purchased extra copies of this book to give to family
members and friends so they too can understand how this is all affecting
book, easy to understand and very helpful, January 1,
Reviewer: Julie from Green Bay, wi
I wish there would of been a book out like this 5 years ago, Karen DeFelices
book Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Conditions is great and
I have found so much valuable information.Having a child with Autism
I understood her struggle and need to find anything to help her children.
The book is so well written and I am so grateful that she was able to
write about her struggle and her findings and put them into a book that
everyone can understand..I am able to now go to my daughters doctor and
go over different approaches I feel will benefit her..Thanks Karen for
the wonderful gift you gave to many..
Worthwhile, December 28, 2002
Reviewer: A reader from
This book covers a range of applications of enzyme therapy, which is
not a topic I was in a rush to read about in the past, but this book
was excellent. The use of enzymes for autism is described in great detail,
with many examples from real-life families. I was pleased to find the
book made the subject interesting and easy to understand, even with all
that research included.
As a parent, I especially
enjoyed reading about the families that participated in
the creation of this book and how their lives were changed
through using certain enzymes. I would recommend this book
for anyone investigating ways to help with neurological
conditions, including autism.
really work!, December 28, 2002
Reviewer: andrew levin from
i have been using enzymes for over a year now and they give sustainable,
greatly improved neural functioning and solve a lot of digestive issues.
a portion of the enzymes taken also get in
the blood where they have important functions as well, promoting
healing, general well being and also having pronounced anti-cancer activity....
indeed enzyme shortfalls with aging are a major factor in cancer since
enzymes encourage cell turnover and help break up potentially tumourous
syndrome, add, spd are in reality conditions of neural
starvation(except perhaps for brain viral infection....)
and you cannot remedy this in any way except by improving
the nutrient uptake to the brain and this i think is what
the book is about.
a sunbeam is
a world made cretinous by medical worship. parents
with children on autistic spectrum will greatly benefit by the information
in this book and also themselves.....
drugs use by and large has long term toxicity issues that outweigh any
short term benefit...enzymes and supplements are metabolically safe and
give promise and hope for sustained future functioning.
WOW book., December 8, 2002
Reviewer: A reader from
This is a unique book alright in that it brings a lot of aspects of the
biology and gut issues together in an easy to understand way. It is totally
WOW. It is something I think everyone who has any type of neurological
issue or gastrointestinal problem should read, even if you are not interested
in enzymes. If you are interested in enzymes, it gives very practical
guidelines on what enzymes are, how they work, and how to start them.
Since enzymes occur in all foods and in your body anyway all the time,
this book is very helpful in understanding how enzymes function in digestion
and overall health. Like many people, I just couldn't put it down. It
was so captivating and appealing.
It was much more
helpful than all the other 'technical' books I've read.
Even the research was presented in an interesting way.
I finally understood how it all worked together. It makes
sense now. I had no idea so much was known about enzyme
therapy and how extensively enzymes are used.
And it was
even humorous. The author seemed to spell out what a
lot of us are thinking and feeling inside. I especially
appreciated that different situations were given and
how enzymes were used by different families, instead
of the rigid one size fits all you see with a lot of
therapies. It's wonderful: one book and one alternative
that is geared to making our life easier without a huge
expense. Definitely worth reading.
There an Alternative to Gluten Free/Casein Free?, December
Reviewer: Liane Gentry Skye from
Myrtle Beach, SC USA
Karen DeFelice's "Enzymes for Autism and Other Neurological Conditions" presents
a heartwarming story of the marked cognitive, social and sensory improvements
of her son's with Autism Spectrum Disorders after the introduction of
dietary enzymes to their supplement programs. As an added bonus, Ms.
Defelice employs her background as a scientist to share the vast research,
solid science and biomedical good sense of utilizing enzymes as either:
-A replacement for
the Gluten Free/Casein Free Diet for individuals wihtout
-A valuable tool to have on hand for the inevitable infractions on the
-A second chance option for children who have tried the Gluten free/casien
free option, but have had little to no success. This is where my children
Ms. Defelice's concise "to
the point" writing style makes absorbing the scientific
principals and vast research behind dietary enzymes "user
friendly" for the layperson.
As the parent of
two boys with Autism Spectrum Disorders, I came into enzyme
therapy with great skepticism. Time proved my suspicions
wrong. Moving into dietary enzyme therapy finally gave
them much needed relief from harrowing, painful GI symptoms,
head pain and sensory issues when nothing else could.
The cognitive gains
I've seen in my children and their abilities to benefit
from educational therapies after beginning dietary enzymes
several months ago have been nothing short of incredible.
As a parent, the
peace of mind that has come with knowing that my children
are no longer in pain has been the answer to a million
and one prayers.
This is a book that
every family who cares about an individual with autism
should take a look at. There is life--and hope-- beyond
GF/CF, even for children who are well beyond their early
Turn Around, Bright Eyes, Snapshots From A Voyage out of Autism's Silence
have book for Autism, November 22, 2002
Reviewer: A reader from
escanaba, mi United States
This book is well-written. Topic sounds dry, but writing is enjoyable
and easy to understand. I couldn't put it down. If you know someone with
a neurological disorder get this for them.