A Fresh Look at Autism with Dr. Ari Calhoun | Dr. Lo Show

Welcome to another episode of the Dr. Lo Radio Show! I really enjoyed recording this episode, and I think you will enjoy it as well. 

Today I am chatting with Ari Calhoun all about natural solutions to autism.  We talk about autism prevalence and how rates of autism have risen over time.  We also talk about the things that have been theorized to contribute to that rise. Dr. Calhoun shares so much knowledge about what causes autism including the first signs and symptoms of autism and what steps you should take if you are concerned. 

Dr. Calhoun also shares the main root cause that biomedical or functional medicine doctors address when treating autism.  We talk about gut health, toxicity, immune system regulation, mitochondria health, and nutrient imbalances. We also talk about how parents can take a proactive approach and what they should focus on. 

If you are listening to this episode and you or someone you know are navigating through any of the health issues we discuss, I would be more than happy to support you in the journey! Feel free to reach out to me to continue this conversation: @doctor_lo

I hope you enjoy and learn something new from this episode! 

We Discuss:

  • {08:33} Dr. Calhoun shares her professional journey and how she got into pediatric neurodevelopment and autism. 
  • {11:27} What is autism? 
  • {13:19} Autism Prevalence – how rates of autism have risen over time
  • {16:44} 5 Main Causes of Autism
  • {19:39} First Signs and Symptoms of Autism
  • {24:04} Preventive Measures Prior and During Pregnancy
  • {27:34} Toxicity and Chronic Illnesses 
  • {29:27} Ways to Limit Toxins
  • {30:24} Autism Testing & Treatment Options
  • {38:07} Common Themes in Autistic Kiddos
  • {40:55} Importance of Changing One Variable at a Time
  • {41:44} Vaccination Effects on Autism & Dr. Calhoun’s Vaccine Program
  • {46:59} General Wellness Tips for Kids
  • And so much more! 

Links Mentioned:

Dr. Calhoun’s Website


The Autism Community in Action




About The Guest: 

Dr. Ari Calhoun is a Pediatric Naturopathic Doctor and a mom herself. She’s the founder of Kith and Kin Wellness, her private medical practice located in San Diego, where she specializes in pediatric neurodevelopment and immune system disorders, including Autism, ADHD, Autoimmunity, and Eczema. She believes in taking a proactive approach towards children’s health, and this is why preconception care and vaccine counseling have become a pivotal aspect of her practice. Her background in research has supported her in turning complex information into tangible steps for her patients. She believes in a comprehensive multi-system approach, which includes exploration of environmental toxicity, gut health, nutrient balance, and dietary factors, underlying infections, and prenatal/early life environment.

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