Autistic Children and Olive Leaf
by Mil Naj, Educator and father of an autistic teenager
Does olive leaves /olive leaf extract help treat autistic children (eliminate mercury from their brains, destroy Candida in their intestines, ...) and thank you enormously.
Olive leaf is a great weapon to have in your arsenal for getting rid of Candida overgrowth in the intestines, but it is not a complete solution on its own, especially in severe cases.
We have found that olive leaf + good quality probiotics (cultured vegetables even more so) can greatly help to correct the gut, but often autistic children simply will not eat certain foods needed to bring about a full recovery in this area.
Bone broth made from the bones of organic chicken or beef (this report from a mother of a severely autistic child) is the thing that finally fixed his very dysfunctional gut, I was told when I asked this question. It was also well liked.
Olive leaf may well benefit the brain, as some of the antioxidant components can cross the blood/brain barrier, but I do not know if it will help eliminate mercury from the brain at all.