Stories of Hope and Healing: tooth decay / autism

A story of healing*.

I’m not all the way well yet, in some ways I feel worse.

There are two dramatic ways that I feel better;

1. I stopped the decay in my teeth – It was the High Vitamin Butter Oil and Fermented Cod Liver Oil, along with a sugar-free, real, whole foods diet that I attribute to halting serious decay in my teeth, and making it possible for me to leave a tooth, broken completely in half, alone (no drill n fill, no root canal, no pain).

2. I wasn’t as sick with morning sickness this time around (baby 6) – Each previous pregnancy I had debilitating morning sickness, with 5-15 pounds of weight loss.  This pregnancy, while I was still laid up on the sofa for 8 weeks (shorter than most earlier times), I didn’t lose any weight, I gained 5 pounds, and I had moments of reprieve.

I attribute the lessened morning sickness to having spent 12 whole months eating a REAL, WHOLE foods diet without sugar (95% of the time). I wasn’t able to eat 100% organic or grass-fed, but I was able to cut out nearly ALL processed foods and such. I also supplemented with High Vitamin Butter Oil and Fermented Cod Liver Oil for one month during that time.

I am thrilled with these results.

I am also noticing that I have other underlying issues and I think its my adrenal glands. So far no doctor has been able to help me, but I suffer from chronic fatigue. I find that if I sleep from 9pm to 8am I do better. Naps help too.

While much has been done and I’m finding ways to overcome health issues, my journey to heal my body continues.


Here is another, even more dramatic story of health and wellness through diet. It’s my daughter’s story.

Three years ago, when my daughter was two and a half she was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder.

She had issues with the sense of touch primarily, which lead her to be both aggressive and reclusive. She was always anxious (never smiled), she hardly spoke, she was TINY (last percentile on the chart).

From the time she was born she was like this….. always having fits and screaming, lacking in self-control in some very serious ways. She couldn’t be bathed, or have her hair combed (straight, smooth, barely tangled). A drop of water on her head sent her into fits of anxiety and screaming.

Did I mention she was never happy?

Then last year when she turned 4, I put her on the GAPS diet. In three weeks she stopped having stomach aches and started EATING. REALLY eating! She stopped having melt down fits.

She started to SMILE.

It’s been 8 or 9 months now, and she is a totally different person. She’s the person she was meant to be.

She’s happy. She talks to people, she touches them, and wants to have hugs and cuddles. She smiles all the time, and I don’t see worry in her eyes. She lets me bathe her (she even likes it!), and lets me comb her hair (even put it in a ponytail!). I took her to the pediatrician and she gained an entire year’s worth of growth in 6 months, and went up on the chart one whole percentile line.

Her story is so profound, and dramatic it makes me cry. I wish that everyone could have such wonderful results and I wish that every parent of an autistic toddler was told that changing the diet could save the child.

I will say that none of this happened by accident. It was an answer to prayer that the Lord showed me a healthier way to eat. He used His real food to heal my daughter. For that I am forever grateful.


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*This friend of NKU wanted to be left anonymous.

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. Kristie says:

    Thank you for sharing your story!