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/24-7PressRelease/ - VISTA, CA, July 16, 2008 - Actress and best-selling author Jenny McCarthy has established herself as a tireless crusader in the search for a cure for autism and advocate for nutritional regimens to help manage the disease.
McCarthy incorporated the Global Health Trax (GHT) flagship specialty probiotic product, ThreeLac, into her autistic son's nutritional regimen and shared her experience in her recently published book Louder than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism . ThreeLac probiotic is a fungal and yeast-recovery/reduction product providing selected beneficial microflora to the intestinal tract, and it is distributed exclusively through Global Health Trax. Many parents of autistic children have adopted nutritional therapies and diet changes including what is known as a gluten-free, casein-free (GFCF) diet which restricts wheat and milk products.
On July 19th McCarthy and Jim Carrey will host a private celebrity fundraiser for Generation Rescue, and Global Health Trax is proud to be a sponsor of the event. Generation Rescue is an international, parent-led movement of scientists, physicians and parent-volunteers helping more than 15,000 autistic children begin biomedical treatment. The biomedical philosophy approaches childhood neurological disorders as symptoms of underlying physical conditions including build ups of toxins in their young bodies, food allergies, gastrointestinal distress, and yeast overgrowth.
In 2002 McCarthy gave birth to Evan who as an infant was full of life, making eye contact and smiling, but at age two Evan began having seizures. After countless doctors' visits, a neurologist gave Jenny what she described as a devastating diagnosis; Evan had autism.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in every 150 children born in the United States has autism and it is estimated approximately one million in the U.S. have this disorder. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S. today.
With no known cure to this disease, McCarthy embarked on a mission to improve her son's life and health. Her unwavering determination and refusal to settle for a "no cure" diagnosis prompted her to do extensive research that led her to GHT ThreeLac probiotic. On page 200 of her book, McCarthy writes, "This is the stuff that really made Evan excrete yeast and start talking more."
Today, McCarthy reports in an editorial penned for CNN that her son is much improved, and she attributes the improvement to the changes made at home to his diet: "We believe what helped Evan recover was starting a gluten-free, casein-free diet, vitamin supplementation, detox of metals, and anti-fungals for yeast overgrowth that plagued his intestines. Once Evan's neurological function was recovered through these medical treatments, speech therapy and applied behavior analysis helped him quickly learn the skills he could not learn while he was frozen in autism." (To reach the full editorial see: http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/04/02/mccarthy.autsimtreatment/index.html).
Global Health Trax (GHT) supports the autism community's efforts to raise awareness and advance investigation of the disease's causes.
"We admire and praise the autism community and Jenny McCarthy for their inspiring passion and commitment to find help for this heart-breaking disorder," said Global Health Trax President & CEO Tom Dixson, Co-Founder and former CEO of Petco. "Global Health Trax is proud to know that so many families including Jenny's have chosen GHT nutraceuticals including ThreeLac for their nutritional regimen, and we are honored to help underwrite the fundraising and awareness campaigns of Generation Rescue."
For more on Generation Rescue, visit www.generationrescue.org. GHT also supports Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), an organization McCarthy represents as spokeswoman as well, where parents and others can find more information online at www.talkaboutcuringautism.org. To learn more about ThreeLac probiotics and GHT's support of the autism community or its other nutritional supplements, visit www.ghthealth.com/autism.
About Global Health Trax
Global Health Trax (GHT), is one of the most trusted names in nutrition since 1997. GHT's wholly-owned nutraceutical manufacturing company, Health Specialties Manufacturing (HSM), formerly Health Specialties International (HSI), develops and produces industry-leading nutritional supplements for GHT and other well known nutritional companies. These include specialty vitamins, minerals, enzymes, anti-oxidant juices and capsules, patented Oxygen Elements Max and Silica Plus. Global Health Trax is also the exclusive master distributor of ThreeLac, Flora Five and Prostatade to help people maintain healthy lifestyles. Dedicated to finding effective natural ingredients and products that continue to address worldwide health needs, GHT is at the forefront of providing innovative nutraceuticals to the global market plus offering income opportunities for others by distributing GHT products. Learn more at www.ghthealth.com.
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