By Kim Stagliano
You've seen the ads for Enhansa, enhanced absorption curcumin supplement from Lee Silsby on Age of Autism and other blogs. (Curcumin has known health benefits, you can read some "mainstream" info here.)
We use Enhansa, and we've seen results in each of the girls. One of my daughters' reading level has advanced from second grade to fourth grade during the school year. Another is clearly more aware of her surroundings and participating with the family. The other day she grabbed her sister's hand and said, "Come on!" after pretty much ignoring her sibling since her birth. Receptive speech and ability to follow directions has leaped in one of my darlings too. Click below the jump for several testimonials from Enhansa users. If you have a story to share, leave a comment.
I've also found a novel use for Enhansa, sure to set Lee Silsby Pharmacist and owner Alan Israel's hair on fire.
I was desperate for a new dinner choice for the kids. Something I could make in large batches and freeze. I'm so tired of cooking every meal from scratch! We're gluten free, casein free, soy free, artificial color and flavors free, blah blah blah. You know the drill, friends. And money is always tight, so I try to make economical meals. (We've had a long 18 months in the Stagliano household. My husband lost his job twice in 2008. That was fun. NOT.)
I wanted to make macaroni and cheese. With hot dogs in it. Me, the Italian cook ready to whip up GF eggplant parm or a pan of meatballs and gravy wanted to make good old fashioned American comfort food. I boiled up Trader Joe's organic brown rice pasta and their preservative free hot dogs. I whipped up a blender full of extra thick DariFree. I used GF flour to thicken the sauce, added salt and pepper and took one look at the sickly white "cheese" and said, "Yuck. This doesn't look like mac and cheese."
My eyes darted to the supplement bags on the counter. "Hmmm, Enhansa is bright orange." EUREKA! Since curcumin is the component of the spice turmeric and the color is just right for mac and cheese, I opened the powder jar and added some to the sauce. Perfect.
I cut the hot dogs into small slices, mixed up the macaroni and sauce, crushed a bag of organic sea salt brown rice chips and sprinkled them on top for a crunchy topping and baked a pan. The kids devoured it and were probably shocked to have a food so "normal" looking on their plates.
Here are some testimonials from the Lee Silsby site on more traditional usage. You can read more testimonials HERE.
One of my autistic clients has been using Enhansa for 2 months now. His cognition has gone through the roof, as has his speech, and social skills. He has been on nystatin long-term for chronic yeast issues, and for the first time, his yeast numbers have decreased WITHOUT the use of antifungal agents. His parents are thrilled with his progress, as am I.
FYI, I just started using your Enhansa with my son as his IL-8 was severely elevated. On a scale of less than 24 being normal, his was a 275! Curcumin is said to lower this inflammatory marker. He is responding beautifully to the Enhansa. He’s a big kid (about 120lbs) and takes 600mg, 2x a day. It’s a very exciting and much needed product for ASD kids. Love love love the stuff. Thank you for recognizing the need for it.
Just wanted to post how we are doing on Enhansa. We started out per the instructions at 150mg and my kids had a huge reaction. We backed off and restarted at 75mg and they did much better. [He had some rashes, some blisters and low grade fevers] and then an explosion in speech!! He is even talking to peers in class and making small talk! He even told off his teacher the other day for telling him no! (She gave him a time out but said she was secretly so thrilled!) He is caught up to age level in speech and is at a 5 year old level in motor skills!! His teachers report that he has friends and they said the kids love him and he is very popular. Enhansa has been awesome for his viral issues and yeast too.
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism.
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