This first case clearly demonstrates how effective
detoxification of vaccines can be, because after a first series of
remedies the parents stopped treatment for well over six months.
The first series had a very clear and positive effect on the
development of Tom. During the break there was no longer any
improvement. When after six months treatment is resumed with
further detoxification of the vaccines as well as additional
constitutional treatment combined with fish oil, zinc and sulfur,
Tom improved considerably again. Let us take a closer look at this
At 11 months there was a complete reversal in Tom's development.
He displayed major regression. All at once he was no longer able to
do things. He withdrew into his own little world, was unreachable
and showed lack of emotional contact. Till the age of two and a
half he remains in this condition, but after this slowly starts to
develop again. He has many ear infections and a chronic cold; at 14
months he gets his first ear tubes. I see him in my practice when
he is nearly four. His development lags behind about 18 months and
in bad spells he cannot be reached at all. He also displays many
repetitive movements such as up and down movements on his knees and
elbows in his bed, which makes the bed move through the entire
He has been vaccinated according to schedule from three months
on. Apart from the DTPP/HIB and MMR he also received the
Meningococ-C vaccination. I decide to detoxify both the MMR and the
DTPP/HIB and to give three series of a month each of every shot.
The MMR series lead to violent reactions and seemed to aggravate
his autism, but after each DTPP/HIB series he clearly improves.
Contact has increased, he looks you in the face, makes jokes and
engages in question and answer games. Language comprehension
improves and he displays a more extrovert attitude.
I prescribe three additional short series of the MMR as well as
three of the DTPP/HIB. I don't see him again until a year later.
The series have had much effect. He talks a lot more and contact
has greatly increased. Things no longer obsess him. He has found
his place in the family. Serious behavioral disorders no longer
exist. Before detoxification he would often spend hours in a corner
of the room turning the wheel of a toy car. At times, he still
flutters when very excited. His developmental retardation has not
been fully restored, neither his motor skills or his cognitive
abilities are up to par. His speech is somewhat staccato. Playing
with other children than his sister still proves to be problematic
at times. Now, after a meal he is satisfied, whereas before he
Then I prescribe a higher potency of the DTPP/HIB (LMK), once
every two weeks. Sometimes the disturbance has penetrated so deeply
into the energy that lower potencies fail to cover it completely.
In addition I also start with Saccharum Officinale 30K, twice a
week; fish oil 500mg, a zinc supplement with Vitamin B6 and 1000mg
MSM (a sulfur supplement). I see him again three months later. Only
now do the parents realize that during the break in therapy the
development of their son had come to a halt. In three months' time
he has recovered remarkably. He has learned to ride a bike, is
toilet-trained day and night, contact has further improved and his
speech has shown great progress; he spontaneously talks about
things and is able to have real conversations. He is less excited
by things out of the ordinary. There are no more repetitive
movements. At swim class things are fine and for the first time he
enjoyed the fair this year. Last year this still proved to be very
problematic. In response to my question to rate the healing process
with a number, 10 being complete cure and 0 being the pre-treatment
situation, the parents rate manageability as a 9 and the overall
healing process as a 6/7. Weak points are still his concentration,
contact and responding to assignments. The DTPP/HIB LMK is
continued unchanged and the Saccharum Officinale is raised to a
200K once every two weeks. The supplements likewise remain
unchanged. If the healing process continues in this manner, it is
likely to expect a complete cure.
This case is exceptional because his autistic features have been
caused mainly during the first 18 months of his life when he
suffered emotional deprivation in an orphanage before his adoption.
He was double vaccinated first in China and then again in the
Netherlands. This case dates from the time that I was looking for
the solution to the treatment of autistic children and used
different supplements. Here the homeopathic treatment played an
important role. Nowadays the additional treatment has become
simpler and more uniform. I think that with the actual treatment
with vitamin C and fish oil the results would have been the
Kjell is an adopted child from China. He was abandoned the first
day of his life and for the first 18 months grew up in an
orphanage. Until his adoption he had never been outside. He had a
cleft palate and a split lip which were untreated until he came to
Holland. All facts showed that he did not like the adoption. His
attitude displayed no need of others. He refused everything. Even
giving him the bottle was impossible, he would take it and lay on
the floor to drink from it and this only when it contained his
familiar milk. He literally withdrew on touch. He would only turn
the wheels of his toy cars, he never made them ride. Contact was
absolutely impossible. He constantly looked up at the ceiling and
lights. He only ate mashed food, all lumps were regurgitated.
An osteopathic practitioner transferred him to me. Osteopathy
did him much good, since the treatment he is able to really cry,
often in half hour spurts and he also laughs a lot more and even
acts like a clown. He makes contact with other children and
physical contact is possible as well. When he comes to see me (two
and a half year old) he doesn't speak a word and remains in a close
circle around his mother with fingers in his mouth. He drains his
mother's energy. He is obsessed by food, has no point of saturation
and could eat all day long. He is quite obese. He screams without
making a move till he gets what he wants. He perspires a lot and
sleeps in pajamas without a blanket. At night he is very active and
does not fall asleep until 9.30 p.m. He has been vaccinated in
China, but in Holland all the series were repeated.
Adoptive children often respond very well to the homeopathic
medicine Saccharum because the main theme of this medicine is lack
of love and fear of abandonment. A mother in charge of a crisis
shelter for small children who comes often to me with children she
takes care of for a while told me: "It is unbelievable what you
accomplish with Saccharum in these children. It is amazing how much
For an experienced homeopath, it would not be difficult to
discern the Saccharum traits in this child as well. I prescribed
Saccharum Officinale 30K twice a week after which he improved
dramatically. His mother says he is a different child. He no longer
looks up and away. He even kisses his mother while embracing her.
He wants to be carried now. He eats everything, even with lumps. He
is open to new experiences, climbs on and touches everything. He
shows an interest in his environment and enjoys going outside. He
also displays bad tempers. Yet even though his improvement was
spectacular, he relapsed at the end of the 30K period. But the
Saccharum 200K proved to help again.
He is very cheerful and sings all day long. He loves music and
dances to it. He throws temper tantrums when things do not go his
From this we moved on to Saccharum MK. As a reaction he develops
eczema and often puts his fingers in his mouth again. Invariably a
week and a half after taking a dose of Saccharum MK he becomes
Then I moved on to Saccharum XMK in combination with Calcarea
Carbonica D6 once a day and calcium (200mg) twice a day in order to
initiate his speech development.
I have abandoned to treat speech problems with calcium,
homeopathically as well as in orthomolecular doses. The results
were too meager.
He responds very well to the first dose of Saccharum XMK but
when he takes the second dose two weeks later he has a very strong
aggravation which resembles a complete relapse.
His developmental retardation is enormous, but now his speech
clearly starts to develop: he asks the name of things and memorizes
it. He knows entire songs by heart and sings along with them. Yet
he remains fixed in his thinking, is pushy and has a quick
Subsequently I decide to treat him also orthomolecularly
according to the views of the Pfeiffer Treatment Center. I
prescribe zinc citrate 15mg once daily, Vitamin B6 50mg once daily;
Orthiflor Atopic (a probiotic) twice daily. After this he improves
dramatically, physically his eczema clears up and mentally his
speech is improving; he is no longer aggressive and plays much
better but after six weeks, there is again a sudden relapse.
In my understanding he still lacks something that has become the
restricting factor. I prescribe him DHA, pyridoxal-5-phosphate
(active form of B6); MSM 500mg twice daily; L-glutathione 250mg and
L-glutamine 500mg. In addition to this he still has the calcium and
Calcarea carbonica D6 twice daily, and Saccharum Officinale XMK
every 10 days.
Subsequently there is a definite breakthrough. His mother
confirms this. He began to improve after only three days. He
climbed on a chair as if he wanted to say: "Look at me!" He shows
that he is present. His speech is improving by the week; he makes
two or three word sentences. He chooses his own clothes. He is able
to choose small things like what he wants to eat on his bread. He
is no longer obsessed with food and senses when he is full. He has
lost a lot of weight, his mother says he literally dropped a load.
His diapers are no longer foul, his faeces are normal with normal
odor. He still has temper tantrums when he needs another dose of
He now takes Saccharum LMK once every three weeks. It is
difficult to say what caused him to have the 'definite'
breakthrough. Could it have been the DHA, the MSM, the glutathione
or the glutamine. What is clear is that a combined treatment of a
homeopathic remedy and a specific orthomolecular treatment have led
to more results than I or the parents could have imagined. After
all, he was a severely traumatized child belonging to the autistic
The vaccines were not detoxified in this particular child. Often
I start with the detox program which in itself can lead to
At times the mere detoxification of the suspected vaccine proves
to be the solution of the case and often it is a first step to
Rik (4 ½ years ): diagnosis autism. He had been a perfectly
normal child until the MMR vaccination at 16 months. He had
developed rapidly, had been able to go up and down the stairs by
himself. In the first week after his MMR shot he relapsed rapidly,
mentally as well as physically. His behavior changed dramatically:
he became aggressive, was uncontrollable at the daycare center,
made screeching noises, withdrew from strangers, his speech
completely disappeared and his physical development stopped and
even relapsed. He became a poor sleeper; eye contact was no longer
possible; his pupils were fully contracted and no longer responded
to light; there was no way to correct him. He had soft stools and
After five series of potentized MMR much has been accomplished.
His pupils react to light again and eye-contact is reestablished;
the nosebleeds have stopped; he sleeps well again. He has resumed
speaking and forms two or three word sentences. He is once again
aware of and responsive to his environment. For instance at one
point he suddenly became afraid of seeing a mother duck with
ducklings whereas before he never had shown any response to such a
scene. He is able to reach out and make contact. He hugs his
parents and people he loves, he comforts his sister when she cries.
His restlessness is gone and he is able to follow instructions. His
fears have decreased and his self-mutilating tendencies have
completely disappeared. During each potentized MMR series he
screamed as when he received the original MMR vaccination, but
afterwards he steadily improved. He is back to being a normal
child, the veils have been lifted.
At times the constitutional homeopathic remedy (often Saccharum
Officinale) plays a key role and provides the sought after
breakthrough. This proved to be the case with Diede. When I see
him, he is four years old, suffers from eczema and is very restless
with strong autistic traits and cannot be corrected. He avoids
eyecontact, screams when taken to bed and often has nightmares. He
was a perfect child up to the age of three months when he received
his first DTPP/HIB. Yet he shows no sign of improvement during the
detoxification of the vaccines. However when a treatment with
Saccharum Officinale is started, 30K once a week, within three
months there is clear improvement: he plays like a normal child
again and his autistic traits have completely disappeared. His
eczema and thin stool are cured. He is no longer restless, is open
to correction and no longer has unnecessary temper tantrums. He
goes to sleep without any trouble and no longer experiences
nightmares. His speech is progressing slowly and so far there has
been no relapse (2 years later).
This case is also from my beginning time when I started the
treatment of autistic children. The detoxification of her vaccines
was very successful, but the constitutional treatment with
homeopathy did not work. Finally the correction of the cupper-zinc
levels and the addition of different supplements worked.
Anke is a seven year old girl when I first see her at my
practice. She mainly has behavioral problems. She is very
aggressive towards her mother and younger brother, rebellious and
incorrigible. Afterwards she often feels very sorry and promises
never to do it again, yet five minutes later things can totally
escalate once again. For no reason she suddenly becomes very angry
and is beside herself. In this state she appears to be a different
person. Her mother says that the look in her daughter's eyes
changes and her voice becomes very commanding. It is as if she is
not aware of hurting others. Everything needs to be done according
to a strict time schedule and nothing can be moved in the house.
She is very insecure in new situations and becomes angry when not
understood or when things are done outside of regular routine. She
has a hard time dealing with emotions, especially grief, fear and
disappointment. She is only able to play with her younger brother
when things exactly go her way. She wants to be in control and is
greatly attached to fixed rituals. In school however she behaves
normally and there are no problems whatsoever.
Even though a proper diagnosis has never been made, it is clear
that Anke definitely has autistic traits. Her physical development
however is perfectly normal and not retarded as is often the case
in autistic children. She is also able to adjust her behavior
outside of her home.
With Anke I have applied all three therapeutic methods
extensively. The administration of supplements eventually led to a
First the various vaccines were detoxified. She had violently
resisted her second DTPP/HIB shot (at three months old).
Immediately on entering the infant care center she had started
screaming at the top of her lungs and had to be held down by three
adults in order to give her the shots. (This seems to be
unrealistic, but that is what the mother told me). With every other
shot after that she responded similarly. The vaccinations
themselves did not seem to bother her that much.
I started the treatment with two detoxifying series of MMR.
After the second series she was very angry and contrary. After
three series of DTPP/HIB she became more quiet and her anger
diminished. Further detoxification showed no improvement but her
mother says her eyes look much better. It is remarkable that during
the series she is not troubled by her aggressive moods, but
afterwards she quickly relapses into her old behavior. Apparently
something else is bothering her. She has many fears, especially
fear of abandonment when her mother leaves.
A homeopathic treatment with Cuprum Arsenicosum, Aconitum,
Vernix Caseosa, Saccharum Officinale, Lac Maternum, Anacardium,
Rhus Toxicodendron and Lycopodium does not give the desired effect.
She herself says that some wires are mixed up in her head.
In the meantime I have attended the autism congress in Chicago
and have her copper and zinc tested. This gives us a good lead. She
has elevated copper and greatly reduced zinc, as in the case of
autists. Subsequently the treatment is started with zinc, fish oil,
probiotics, glutathione, glutamine and vitamin B complex. After a
distinct improvement she still relapses after the summer break when
she goes back to school. I then prescribe her extra MSM 1000mg
twice a day and L-Cystein 500mg once daily. (according to the
Pfeiffer Institute protocol). After two months she is doing much
better. Anke has turned out to be a nice girl: her anger is
practically gone, she is more flexible and no longer suffers from
bad morning moods. Her desire for sweets has greatly decreased.
In this case the major part of the autism has been cured with
the detoxification of the MMR shot.
Rik is autistic and at the time 7 years old. He has serious
developmental and behavioral disorders that started a few days
after the MMR vaccination at 16 months of age. Before this time he
had been a perfectly healthy child. He had started walking before
turning one and was very bright. After the MMR shot he became
apathetic, throwing stuff instead of playing and hitting everything
with sticks. He retreated when people came to visit. His speech
development greatly relapsed and he bit rubber things. He had
difficulty going to sleep and woke up around four in the morning.
There was no longer any eye contact, his pupils were contracted and
he looked right through you. In kindergarten his aggressive and out
of control behavior made him impossible. His stool had turned soft
and at night he often had nose bleeds. He was very spasmodic.
Yet his parents never made any link with the MMR shot. Not until
he was three years old his mother consulted a pediatrician who
diagnosed a link with the MMR shot and reported the case to the
RIVM (Dutch governmental institute for vaccination). The latter
called the parents stating that if they could present ten more
cases with similar symptoms the matter would be investigated. A
fine assignment for the parents whose autistic child already proved
more than a handful.
The MMR had already been (partially) detoxified by a fellow
homeopath after which he was able to sleep through the night. A
halt was put to the nose bleeds and some contact was reestablished.
I detoxified the MMR with an extension of the four potencies with a
6K, 12K and LMK. As a reaction to the 6K he experienced a great
relapse as if the vaccine was being readministered: he withdrew
emotionally with once again contracted pupils, nose bleeds and
bouts of yelling and screaming. After four days he revives and is
able to repeat each word, sings " happy birthday" and suddenly says
" I am happy". He tears everything up like a two year old, sits at
the table and is able to lay out a thirty-five piece puzzle. He
hangs his coat on the coat rack and the yelling and screaming have
diminished a lot. He is once again back in the world. He looks at
you, he responds to the emotions of others, kisses his mother when
he hurts her. He is much more controllable and attends a regular
kindergarten. The veil has been lifted and his pupils are wide
open. He no longer throws his toys about. His aggression has
greatly diminished and he is able to give hugs again. He has slowly
come out of his isolation.
In school he handles work situations well and really plays. Even
though his speech has progressed, it still remains the most
I recently received this e-mail from the US, which I did not
want to keep from you. It shows once again that detoxifying
vaccines is well worth the effort.
Hello Dr. Smits,
I read your website with great interest. My son (now 29
months) became severely autistic with other biological health
issues after his first DTP shot. We have seen a classical homeopath
with great success over the past 13 months. This past dose of DTP
remedy has been nothing short of a miracle. In quick summary, my
son went from a child that did not speak, did not play, did not
interact, banged his head repeatedly all day, spun in circles, and
other stims, with leaky gut syndrome, yeast infections, and other
issues to a little boy who now speaks, plays, laughs, is potty
trained, and by all other means is a normal toddler. There are no
residual autistic symptoms! However, he must remain on a strict
diet. He can only eat rice, potato, pears, chicken and beef. He can
also tolerate sheep's yogurt. He is still very intolerant of
gluten, casein, soy, corn and phenols.
In this case, which goes back to the beginning of my treatment
of autistic children, we see that different approaches are
necessary to keep the healing process going. Sometimes certain
approaches do not give the expected results and sometimes certain
treatments give unexpected results.
Adriaan is four and a half years old when he first appears in my
practice. He has not fully completed the vaccination program. In
reaction to the first DTPP/HIB he was a little shaky, to the second
one he developed a high fever and was ice cold for twentyfour
hours. He showed similar reactions to the third shot but
additionally became very ill. To the fourth shot at 15 months of
age he developed a fever of 39,5 Centigrade even after having been
given aspirin in advance. He didn't eat for three - four days,
cried in an abnormal way, vomited continually, developed a very
swollen leg, suddenly starting tilting his head and after three
days the skin around his mouth started to peel which is indicative
of an intestinal disorder. After two days he also overstretched
which is indicative of a brain disorder. From that time on he also
developed chronic diarrhea.
These were not the only problems he was having because he also
stopped talking, started looking straight ahead as if he had
blinders on and contact was no longer possible. At the tender age
of three months he had already developed intestinal problems, right
before the first shot he had had bloody diarrhea with mucous but
this was no problem whatsoever to the infant care center. In their
view, sick children could also be vaccinated. There is hardly any
contra-indication as there used to be, an opinion that shows little
medical insight. My advice is: "Never have your child
vaccinated if it is not completely healthy, not even when it has a
Adriaan continued to have green stools with mucous and some
blood. He also turned out allergic to all kinds of food. He had
multiple respiratory infections and was prescribed Pulmicort.
Additionally he received large amounts of antibiotics which
increased his intestinal problems. At the age of three years his
tonsils were removed.
An orthomolecular doctor prescribed various supplements.
Subsequently his behavior gradually improved. He attends a medical
day care center due to his hyperactivity and social skill disorder.
His fine motor skills in particular are retarded and his
concentration is poor. He is difficult to correct and reprimands
don't stick, even when he is punished. He displays quite a lot of
aggression towards other children and uses many abusive terms. He
becomes very hyper and indomitable when exposed to too many
stimuli. His fantasy has clearly improved and his IQ is above
We agree on a four week series of DTPP/HIB, followed two weeks
later by a short series of a week. At first he has more trouble
going to sleep and his behavior falls back. He is harder to
correct, is very obstinate and inflexible. He gets stuck in things
a lot. His intestines react also, in particular to the MK with
thin, smelly and sour stools. Blood analysis shows he has high
copper and low zinc.
In this stage of treatment it often is very hard for parents to
keep having faith in the treatment, especially because they are
often exposed to very negative reactions from the environment and
official organizations. These detox courses often last for months
and when aggravations continue for a while some parents drop
But Adriaan's parents persevered. He is given additional zinc,
vitamin B6, MSM, L-Cystein, L-Histidine and fish oil.
Six months later Adriaan is doing a lot better. He has become
more sociable, empathetic and is very attached to his parents. The
normal feelings slowly return. He likes to play outside. His stool
now is solid and regular. His allergies have greatly improved.
His parents have started osteopathy which brings more balance.
He has fewer tantrums and is able to play better by himself. Yet
his overall behavior has only slightly improved.
Next I start with the homeopathic remedy Saccharum officinale
30K, once a week and the same supplements are continued. After four
months he shows definite improvement. His language skills have much
improved and in school he is in the top of his class. His social
skills have also improved although he does not always sense when
enough is enough and can be quite domineering. He is very eager to
learn and loves nature. He has an eye for detail. He remains hard
to correct. His concentration has improved. The autism diagnosis no
longer holds and parents estimate the healing process to be 60%
given that there is still much room for improvement.
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