You Can’t Heal If You Don’t Feel SAFE


Welcome to Episode 212 of Autism Parenting Secrets.

We’re excited to welcome Dr. Neil Nathan, a renowned family physician with over five decades of experience, to our podcast this week.

Dr. Nathan has been a pioneer in bridging conventional and alternative medicine, especially for complex chronic conditions. His influential books, On Hope and Healing and Toxic, have challenged traditional medical boundaries.

In his latest book, The Sensitive Patient’s Healing Guide, Dr. Nathan delves into the challenges faced by those hypersensitive to their environments, offering new methodologies and practical solutions.

With insights from 20 guest authors, this episode is packed with valuable information for parents navigating the complexities of autism.

The secret this week is…

You Can’t Heal If You Don’t Feel SAFE

You’ll Discover:

  • How Integrative Medicine Has More Answers (3:55)
  • Why We Need A New System (8:27)
  • The Problem With Chat Rooms (11:37)
  • The Backstory Of An Incredibly Unique Book (15:40)
  • Why It All Comes Down To SAFETY (19:13)
  • The Key Role Of The Limbic System And Why It’s Relevant In ASD (21:16)
  • The Importance Of The Vagal Nerve System For Children And Parents (25:05)
  • A Key Hopeful Message To Consider (25:55)
  • The Causes of Limbic and Vagal Dysfunction, Including Two Big Ones (29:42)
  • Mold Toxicity And Lyme Disease Are More Prevalent Than You Think (38:53)
  • A Great Mycotoxin Test (41:28)
  • A Great Lyme Test (42:56)
  • Where to Find The Right Practitioners (45:38)
  • What Mast Cell Activation Looks Like (47:21)
  • The Trifecta Of Systems That Must Be Addressed Simultaneously (50:18)
  • Ways To Quiet The Limbic and Vagal Systems (53:25)
  • Why EMFs Are A Big Deal (1:06:24)

About Our Guest:

Neil Nathan, MD, has practiced medicine for over 50 years, with Board Certifications in Family Practice and Pain Management. He is a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and ISEAI. Dr. Nathan has authored several books, including Healing is Possible and On Hope and Healing. He hosted the podcast The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today and lectures internationally on mold toxicity. His notable works include Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness. His latest book, The Sensitive Patient’s Healing Guide, was released in January 2024. Dr. Nathan provides mentorship to around 200 physicians and specializes in treating patients with chronic complex medical illnesses and extreme sensitivities.

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