About The Book

The statistics are alarming and become more so every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, making it one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the United States. Further, the CDC estimates that parents with a child on the autism spectrum can have nearly a 20 percent chance of having a second child with autism.

In How to Prevent Autism, Dara Berger shares her personal journey with autism. She describes everything that went wrong with her son that led to an autism diagnosis and everything she did differently to prevent her daughter from suffering the same fate. She interviews eight well-known ASD experts--including doctors, nutritionists, nurses, and scientists--about the factors that have led to the growing epidemic of autism. Based on the best practices for preventing autism in children, each professional offers perspectives grounded in their own research and their patients’ improvements. The book covers every detail--from the importance of mothers’ cleaning out their bodies preconception, through common genetic mutations that may put children at risk, to the crucial role of nutrition in prevention.

All parents agree that every choice counts when it comes to the health of their children. As Dara Berger makes clear in this personal, informative, and authoritative book, the stakes could not be higher when it comes to autism.

About The Author

Dara Berger is the author of the book titled “ How to Prevent Autism.” She is also a documentary filmmaker who is currently working on a film about how to prevent chronic illness in children. Dara served as a Board Member and Co-Chair of the Programming Committee for the National Autism Association New York Metro Chapter for six years. She began her career as a news reporter/producer for a local nightly news program, and subsequently founded her own documentary film production company, Say It Out Loud Productions, Inc. to produce films on meaningful issues. She has recently completed the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’ s health coach certificate program, which she hopes to use to help other families prevent chronic illness and autism in their children.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (July 4, 2017)
  • Length: 328 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510714687

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Raves and Reviews

"How to Prevent Autism is a timely and much needed resource for everyone interested in learning how to do just that. By interviewing some of the most knowledgeable and informative experts in the field, Dara Berger provides a reader friendly and easy to implement action plan for future parents. A must read for anyone seeking to understand and prevent the underlying causes of the autism epidemic.”
Jenny McCarthy -- host of 'The Jenny McCarthy Show' on SiriusXM Radio and the New York Times bestselling author of Healing and Preventing Autism

"Dara Berger takes us on a touching journey that parents world-wide have all tried to avoid, the diagnosis of an autistic child. She has spent the time res earching and the energy writing a book that will help millions of moms potentially avoid some of the pain she has experienced as the mom of her autistic son Dylan. Through an intimate reveal of details about her own health and her family's health tragedies and triumphs, Berger teaches the reader to build their own guidelines about how to proceed through pregnancy and through your child's formative years with knowledge-based caution. This mama bear breaks down the medical jargon and teaches things that the average parent has never been taught. How to Prevent Autism is a must-read for anyone concerned about the neurodevelopmental health of their next generation."
Dr. Rachael Ross M.D., PhD -- former co-host of the Emmy Winning talk show, The Doctors

"Berger’s How to Prevent Autism is the intimate, touching account of how Berger’s older child regressed into autism but has been on a recovery journey ever since. Based on experiences with her son, Berger learned how to give birth and raise a perfectly healthy daughter. Her advice about how to stay healthy in a toxic world is inspiring. And her interviews on how to prevent autism enrich us all – and not just those thinking about having children. These in-depth conversations with some of the country’s leading practitioners in preventing and treating chronic conditions, including autism, are truly enlightening -- even for those who have long been in the autism community."
Mary Holland -- Research Scholar, NYU School of Law and ASD parent

"This book is a wonderful addition to the growing body of literature on autism. A blend of personal stories and solid science makes it both entertaining and informative. Dara covers the full landscape of autism's complexity, from genetics to metabolism to gut microbiome, from vaccines to GMOs to toxic metals and pesticides. A must-read for anyone who wants to learn how to safeguard their children against the multiple assaults of modern times."
Stephanie Seneff -- Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

"How to Prevent Autism is a timely and much needed resource for everyone interested in learning how to do just that. By interviewing some of the most knowledgeable and informative experts in the field, Dara Berger provides a reader friendly and easy to implement action plan for future parents. A must read for anyone seeking to understand and prevent the underlying causes of the autism epidemic.”
Jenny McCarthy -- host of 'The Jenny McCarthy Show' on SiriusXM Radio and the New York Times bestselling author of Healing and Preventing Autism

"Dara Berger takes us on a touching journey that parents world-wide have all tried to avoid, the diagnosis of an autistic child. She has spent the time res earching and the energy writing a book that will help millions of moms potentially avoid some of the pain she has experienced as the mom of her autistic son Dylan. Through an intimate reveal of details about her own health and her family's health tragedies and triumphs, Berger teaches the reader to build their own guidelines about how to proceed through pregnancy and through your child's formative years with knowledge-based caution. This mama bear breaks down the medical jargon and teaches things that the average parent has never been taught. How to Prevent Autism is a must-read for anyone concerned about the neurodevelopmental health of their next generation."
Dr. Rachael Ross M.D., PhD -- former co-host of the Emmy Winning talk show, The Doctors

"Berger’s How to Prevent Autism is the intimate, touching account of how Berger’s older child regressed into autism but has been on a recovery journey ever since. Based on experiences with her son, Berger learned how to give birth and raise a perfectly healthy daughter. Her advice about how to stay healthy in a toxic world is inspiring. And her interviews on how to prevent autism enrich us all – and not just those thinking about having children. These in-depth conversations with some of the country’s leading practitioners in preventing and treating chronic conditions, including autism, are truly enlightening -- even for those who have long been in the autism community."
Mary Holland -- Research Scholar, NYU School of Law and ASD parent

"This book is a wonderful addition to the growing body of literature on autism. A blend of personal stories and solid science makes it both entertaining and informative. Dara covers the full landscape of autism's complexity, from genetics to metabolism to gut microbiome, from vaccines to GMOs to toxic metals and pesticides. A must-read for anyone who wants to learn how to safeguard their children against the multiple assaults of modern times."
Stephanie Seneff -- Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

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