Join the Fight to Find Safe and Effective Treatments for Tics

After nearly 50 years of effort and many millions of dollars, major organizations and researchers focused on tic disorders have not found the cause or cure for chronic tic disorders, including Tourette syndrome.

Why? Because they’ve been looking in the wrong direction. Conventional medicine has historically blamed genetics, while recommending strong drugs to subdue tics. That’s not the answer.

A new direction is needed to explain and curb the tic epidemic. We need to focus on the role of the environment and the immune syem, stand focus on integrative approaches that find the actual causes underlying the tics.

Let’s fund research that breaks new ground and leads to safer and more effective approaches to tic disorders that what families have been offered.

Please see how you can help. It’s easy to get involved!

I Just Want The Tics to Stop

This common plea from children, teens, and adults dealing with tics is heartbreaking.

Loved ones want so much to help, yet feel so powerless.

Conventional medicines typically prescribed for tic conditions has a poor track record. The drugs used are notorious for their side effects, and they often are not effective.

But there is new hope and help! Our nonprofit organization, Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy, has been sharing information on advanced and natural therapies for tics since 1996. Many families and doctors now know that there are biomedical and natural approaches that can get to the root of the problem—and successfully treat tic disorders.

We focus on those on and in our best-selling book, Natural Treatments for Tics and Tourettes

We need research to better understand tic conditions and guide reform. We hope you will join our effort to fund research to stop tics today.

Environmental Toxins: A Critical Research Area for Tics and Tourette’s

Did you know that there’s a relationship between toxic chemicals and tics?

Research documents the affect that toxins can have on the central nervous system. Our organization has collected reports from parents and adults about how chemical exposures triggered tics.

Included in these reports are agents like chlorine, formaldehyde, scented plug-ins and candles, fabric softeners, paint, pesticides, perfume–and phenols, such as those found in Lysol cleanser. This is a short list. We are surrounded by man-made chemicals, most of which have never been tested for safety.

Environmental physician, Dr. Albert Robbins, told ACN that both aerosol and plug-in air fresheners may contain p-dichlorobenzene, a recognized toxin. New carpeting also contains off- gassing chemicals. Moldy homes and offices can release VOCs that give the air a musty odor and can affect the nervous system. Cigarette smoke is also a serious offender. Many chemical products, particularly when used indoors, make the environment dangerous for the environmentally hypersensitive—those with allergic disease, asthma, and chemical hypersensitivities.

Patients with tics are advised to avoid exposures to indoor chemical agents. Some patients have a marked decrease in symptomatology when they avoid these agents completely.

Unfortunately most families, not to mention doctors, are not aware of this critical connection. Many are suffering needlessly because they don’t know the importance of avoiding exposure to toxins.

We need to spread the word on this important connection and fund research focused on the link between toxins, Tourette syndrome, and tics!

Won’t you help our effort by donating, volunteering, or spreading the word?

Our doctor never told me that foods could be making my daughter’s tics worse

Why wasn’t the mother in this photo told that foods (or drinks!) might be triggering tics in her child? Because her doctor didn’t know. In fact, some physicians even tell parents that it is “impossible” that tics are related to diet.

Well, they’re dead wrong.

Just because popular organizations like the Tourette Syndrome Association have failed to pursue a link between diet and tics doesn’t mean the link does not exist. In fact, the connection between foods and tics has been reported by integrative doctors, adults with tics, and observant parents for decades, as well as in limited research.

No one has focused on collecting information  on the link between diet and tics and informing the public, except us.

Our organization ACN Latitudes has been spreading our findings on the important diet and tic connection, including Tourette syndrome, for 20 years!

What we need now are studies.

Where traditional research on tics has missed the boat

It’s common knowledge that diet plays an important role in high blood pressure, migraines, heart disease, diabetes, hives, depression, asthma, allergies, hyperactivity, and a long list of other conditions.

Well, what about the role of diet in Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders?

To date, mainstream medicine has spent millions of dollars trying to discover causes and treatments for tics. Unfortunately, the results have been dismal. The causes have not been identified and the treatments are often ineffective and dangerous.

With standard treatment, patients as young as four years of age are offered strong drugs to control tics, yet families are not even aware of the possible role of diet and the environment in the child’s tics.

In severe cases, electrodes are even placed in the brain while other possible avenues such as controlling for allergies, chemical exposures, and any dietary factors have not been considered.

What observant doctors and families tell us

When someone has a food allergy, sensitivity or intolerance, and they eat the offending foods, tics can be triggered or aggravated. Whether there will be a reaction, and what items may cause the reaction, differ with individuals.

You can read the family reports shared on our website where parents or adults with tics share what they discovered about diet and tics. Check these reports  out here.    You will see that there is not a one-size-fits all diet that works for everyone to reduce tics. What bothers one person may not affect another.  In fact, some people may not find a connection at all. But it is well worth the effort to explore this area.

Finding new answers through research on diet and tic disorders

Foods can play a key role in tics or they may simply be one of several aggravating factors for a person.

For some people, the answer to their tics is right in their kitchen.

We would love to have your story with insights you’ve found on diet and tics. Contact page.

Please join the fight by funding research on the diet and tic connection. Donate here.

No Father Should Have To Worry About Passing On A Tic Disorder

Tourette syndrome affects males more often than females. Men who grew up with a diagnosis of Tourette syndrome are often concerned they will pass the condition on to their children. That’s because Tourette’s has been described in the literature as a genetic condition for which little can be done.

Further, families are told that it is a “mysterious” condition with symptoms that “come and go” without a known cause.

Well, that’s not every empowering! No wonder fathers worry.

As new research is conducted through Stop Tics Today, we will learn more about the role of the environment, the immune system, diet, and a variety of natural approaches that can reduce. Families and doctors will learn what they can do to prevent and reduce symptoms, without resorting to strong medications.

And fathers won’t have to worry so much.

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