Omega-3s and Vitamins
by Herman Wilkins
(Lake Forest, Il)
NOTHING VENTURED, NOTHING SUNG
Lake Forest, Il – You can tell some kids have difficulties just by looking at them. A far away or vacant look on their faces is often a tell-tale sign. But it’s what’s not seen and not heard that sends many mothers scrambling for help. There is nothing worse than seeing other children do tasks that your child simply can’t do.
Charlotte, originally from Houston, Texas knows first hand about the feelings that come from witnessing her child fall behind others his age. When she took her 3 year-old son Perry to the park in January, he was away from her side for only a few minutes before he returned from the jungle gym, frustrated and in tears because the other children couldn’t understand him. Charlotte was used to this as Perry never spoke more than a few monosyllabic utterances, incomprehensible to any one other than his own family members. He was clumsier than most three year-olds, with very little spatial awareness. Even the stairs in their modest ranch-style home, were proving difficult for Perry. What really broke Charlotte’s heart was the difficulty he had in forming relationships with other children his age. He would become angry and start to bully those around him. She knew something had to be done.
Charlotte first heard the words dyspraxia when she took Perry to the doctor shortly after he hurt himself for the “umpteenth” time and she made the now standard trip to the emergency room. The ER doctor there suggested she see a specialist for the boy’s speech and for his coordination problems. The speech specialist told her a few suggestions to get her started but not enough to erase the sinking, lonely feeling that her son would never be like a normal child. Two months later and the occupational therapy was really going nowhere, only pointing out the obvious challenges in his speech development. In tears, Charlotte was asking anyone she could for help. Little by little, day by day she was giving up hope. One day she got a phone call from her mother who’d “…heard from Jenny McCarthy on Oprah Winfrey” that dietary changes could prove helpful to children with problems like these. So she stepped back up to the plate and loaded her grocery cart with vitamins and fresh fruits and vegetables. “Three year-olds don’t like wheat grass, I know that now,” she says, thinking back, with a languid smile. “He was hungry and still silent, still knocking things over.” Then in October of 2008 she was making her daily visit to cyberspace looking for any other outlet and information on dyspraxia and she came across the SpeechNutrients.com website and discovered a new dietary supplement called speak™.
Charlotte was sick of spending money on products that may have added nutrition to Perry’s diet but did little to ameliorate Perry’s problems. She read on, leery and cynical, and thought she had everything to gain if it worked for Perry like it did for the children of the parents writing testimonials on the website.
The supplement speak™ was developed by a pediatrician and licensed from Children’s Hospital of Oakland Research Institute by NourishLife for SpeechNutrients. It contains all natural, purified omega-3, vitamin E and vitamin K in the exact amounts needed to support the nutritional needs of children with verbal apraxia and related conditions. The omega-3 in speak™ is manufactured by Croda, the reputable company that manufactured “Lorenzo’s Oil”, and the quality of the product is unsurpassed.
A week later, Charlotte held the white box in her hand and looked down at her boy still wondering if she should go through with the trial. He simply stood there quietly staring off into space. She said his name and there was no response. She opened the box and started Perry on the regimen. She looked at him for a few minutes and no miracle came. She waited, one day and then two and then on the third, as she was preparing dinner in another room, she heard the sound of singing coming from another room. A week later she wrote an email to NourishLife’s founder, Mark Nottoli, ebulliently thanking him for the free sample of the product. She even used the word “miraculous”. Perry is now putting sentences together and hasn’t had any accidents for several weeks for the first time since he started walking.
Many parents have been experiencing the same dramatic results, and there are many who have written “testimonials” on the virtues of speak™. A visit to the SpeechNutrients website at www.SpeechNutrients.com has a list of similar praises about the product and its results in children of varying levels on the autistic spectrum, who are apraxic or who are simply late talkers. Every parent going through this nightmare should try speak™. You can tell by looking at Perry that he’s glad his mother did.