Dr. Sonia Doherty is a naturopathic doctor focus in biomedical treatment of  neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, PANDAS, anxiety, depression, and rare genetic disorders. Her passion and expertise is inspiring, and her devoted work in helping families looking for answers is just beyond words. 

Dr. Sonya is extremely passionate about biomedical treatment.  She has been practicing for over 14 years and has treated thousands of children diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders.  As the mother of 3 young children, she is dedicated to bringing the most current research and advanced treatments to her multidisciplinary wellness clinic located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Doherty is an international speaker and lectures extensively on biomedical treatment and the prevention of autism and other developmental.  As a member of the Treat Autism faculty, she trains other health care professionals in biomedical treatment.

Key Takeaways:

[6:42] How did D. Doherty focused on her area of expertise?

[9:55] Naturopathic medicine vs  traditional medicine approach to neurodevelopmental disorders.

[12:26] Educating other physicians 

[14:53] Diet will change your child’s life with autism.

[16:03] Removing dairy and grains.

[18:05] First encounter with desperate families with children with autism.

[19:46] The aggravation process.

[20:43] Steps towards recovery.

[23:43] The proper evaluation to a non verbal child.

[25:32] Getting a bowel x-ray.

[26:37] Unclogging the gut and starting a diet.

[27:38] The problem with the grains we eat.

[30:02] SNPs: Single nucleotide polymorphisms= bridges

[32:05] Toxicity as a cause of the increase in children with autism.

[37:15] Healing families.

[38:28] All regression is mitochondrial.

[41:59] Addicted response to food requires a drastic change in diet. 

[42:55] Prevention.

[45:10] The dangers of tylenol.

[46:27] How heavy metals are affecting our health.

[47:52] The transformations that Dr. Doherty sees everyday.

[52:15] What is PANDAS?

[59:07] What makes dr. Doherty rebellious?

[1:01:15] Rapid fire questions.

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Quotes and Tweetables: 

“Whoever is in charge of the gut is in charge of the brain.”#therebelpodcast #gut #brain

“Diet will change your child’s life with autism.” #therebelpodcast #diet #autism

“Removing grains and dairy can transform a child’s life” #therebelpodcast #autism #diet #grains #dairy

“In medicine, when we find the place that hurts, we are much closer to finding the answer.”#therebelpodcast #pain #cure #medicine

“About Autism: Aggression can be related to fecal loading.”#therebelpodcast #autism #aggression #constipation

“90% of children diagnosed with autism have a problem with their methylation, their genes are not the same as other people’s” #therebelpodcast #autism  #methylation

“1 in 42 children is diagnosed with autism in the USA” #therebelpodcast #autism #USA

“About Autism: All regression is mitochondrial and that is why the diet is crucial.” #therebelpodcast #autism #mitochondrial #diet 


“The cognitive power of people with autism is massively misunderstood.”#therebelpodcast #cognitive #autism