Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be. Autism, Dr. Herbert argues, is not a hardwired impairment programmed into a child's genes and destined to remain fixed forever. Instead, it is the result of a cascade of events, many seemingly minor. Dr. Herbert sees the child's physical symptoms, the anxiety, sensory overload, sleeplessness, frequent illnesses or seizures, as vital clues to what the underlying problems are, and how to help. Drawing from the newest research, technologies, and insights, as well as inspiring case studies of both children and adults, Dr. Herbert guides you toward restoring health and resiliency in your loved one with autism. Her specific recommendations aim to provide optimal nutrition, reduce toxic exposures, limit stress, and open the door to learning and creativity.