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My son has aspergers syndrome and hypermobility. He is 12 years old. He has a black belt in tae kwon do and is doing well in competition, however he tires and needs to develop his stamina. Any advice?

Question: My son has aspergers syndrome and hypermobility. He is 12 years old. He has a black belt in tae kwon do and is doing well in competition, however he tires and needs to develop his stamina. Any advice?


Hi there
I am an Australian Kinesiologist/sports therapist

Your son's problems with Asperger are related to a Candida Albicans. Candida overgrowth affects the function of the I.C.V. (Ilio-Cecal valve)
This valve sits between the small and large intestine and is supposed to prevent the toxic contents of the large intestine affecting the contents of the small intestine and from there, the blood. This is usually caused by allergies and, guess what? So is Asperger! Usually related to dairy. (see 'asperger and dairy' on the net) Take him off all dairy products. Your son is 12 years old, old enough to stop suckling. I assume he is off the breast? Once off the breast we stop the production of lactase, an enzyme necessary for the digestion of lactose, or milk sugar. This undigested sugar can not be utilised by the brain. Allergic reactions activate the adrenal glands which causes these kids to go hyper and stay hyper until the adrenalin rush is over, by which time he probably had something else with dairy in it and off he goes again. The brain needs simple carbs for proper function, but it can not utilise undigested sugars. AVOID ALL DAIRY PRODUCTS, FOOD COLOURING, PEANUTS, EGGS, MSG. and other poisons. This should include chlorinated water. Young children are very sensitive to chlorine. It affects the brain as well.
He probably has a spinal misalignment at C1-2 level (upper part of the neck and more than likely this misalignment is on the left side, which has an effect on the right side of the brain.
Get this checked out by a competent chiropractor. A competent one will also work on T5-6 level and L5 level. Allergies do affect the spine at these levels. Don't fall for the ruse of having to go back for treatment numerous times. He is having you on and you'll be paying for his swimming pool. You might be cheaper off coming to Australia and having me do the corrections.
The diet we recommend for this problem is plenty of complex carbohydrates like vegies, all sorts and types. Beans,all varieties, lentils, sweet potatoes. avoid the common potato, it is a nightshade type of food and not good for the more sensitive. AVOID ALL SIMPLE CARBS LIKE GRAINS, honey, sugars of any kind, potato, I'll include milk because of the sugars, limit your protein intake to 50 grams a day, and preferably organic chicken or ocean fish. EAT THE WAY WE ARE SUPPOSED TO EAT AND AVOID ANYTHING IN CARTONS, BAGS,BOXES, AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT IS PACKAGED. Eat fresh foods.
Avoid all drugs, prescribed or otherwise. The side effects are allergic reactions that make the brain malfunction.

Good luck



Hi there

I am the Kinesiologist that wrote the above recommendations. I would like to add to that that both Vitamin C and Zinc supplements have been of help to people with ADD, ADHD, and Aspergers. Vitamin C 2000mg daily to boost the immune system and strengthen the connective tissue, and Zinc 50mg daily with the main meal. At these amounts there is no danger of overdosing and no side effects. The zinc will help the function of the glands, in particular, the glands of the brain. (See "Zinc and the immune system" on the net.) The continuous adrenalin rush more than likely depleted his immune system.

Good luck.

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Thank you everyone for the above answers and comments. Can I add to my post that I am concerned that my son (now 13 and growing very tall very fast) might be overdoing exercise in order to develop stamina? It appears to me that he actually has to expend more effort and energy than people who do not have low muscle tone. (He always comes out of a kick-boxing or TKD session dripping with sweat.)