Mold Exacerbating Spastic Diplegia?

Posted by Anonymous (Anonymous) on 09/11/2011

Dear Ted, I have been reading your advice on the internet with great interest. Our son is aged 2 and has spastic diplegia (Little's Disease). The MRI has shown nothing out of the ordinary in his brain and he is a bright boy with full use of his upper body and intellect. I have started to wonder if he has a metabolic condition. This morning I was breastfeeding him and kept getting a whiff of a smell on his breath which I think is acetone but I am not sure. I have asked our doctor if we can get blood, urine and breath tests done as soon as possible so that we can try to diagnose what is happening. I have seen that you talk about neurotoxins. As I have been plagued by a persistent fungal infection of the feet which came on when I was pregnant with my first child (aged 5) and has persisted ever since. Also we live in an unhealthy house which has all kinds of molds which I understand create neurotoxins. I would love to move from here for that reason but we are strapped financially.

I have been reading through your recommendations for diet and supplements. I still breastfeed Archie and that is his main food source. If I follow your recommendations myself will this get into his body by my breastmilk? Or should I be getting Archie to take the foods and supplements himself? I am not sure how to put this request onto the website but am happy for you to paste it there so that it and your response may help others.

Thank you so very much.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Certainly molds can produce neurotoxins, but acetone is also found very high in diabetes type I, which I suspect is from a virus invading the pancreas, causing pancreatitis, which can be stopped in most cases with lysine. The acetone production most likely from ketosis production of too much fats could also be a problem too. If the baby has as you suspected, acetone, it may mean the child has diabetes type I, from the infection of the mother due to fungus and virus (especially) during term pregnancy. Since the placenta contains high amounts of virus anyway (in fact it is in our genes, called endogenous retrovirus, such as HERV-K), it makes them easy to enter the baby, but it must weaken the immune system with a known fungus condition, to help enter the baby. It might be suspected, and you can check hospitals for this, pancreatitis in the baby and diabetes type I, or high sugar if you want. If so the typical remedy I used (the simplest, I have more), is lysine. If so, that is good news as spasticity may be caused by some sort of pancreatitis, but if not, it may mean other bacteria and fungus at work, or some sort of blood clots which is harder to treat.