Drunken Laughter

By Mr. Muthu
Posted September 30, 2015

My son is autistic. He is 7 years old. He laughs excessively and inappropriately. What can we do to control that?


Answered:  October 1, 2015 by Dr. Sidney Baker

Drunken laughter is among a few symptoms that point with fair reliability to a particular treatment option. In this instance treatment aimed at a “yeast problem” is worth considering. You would perhaps need some support from a knowledgeable naturopath, chiropractor, nutrition counselor, or, perhaps, a medical doctor if you choose to give your child a trial of an anti-yeast probiotic called Saccharomyces boulardii along with a yeast-free and sugar-free diet. The need for support would come if the dying yeasts release toxins that produce a transient worsening of symptoms. It’s called a die-off effect. With this option in mind and a picture of all your child’s strengths and symptoms in an Autism360 report you may be able to follow the trail indicated by the laughter to improvement in many other symptoms.