New Treatment For Autistic Children – Initial Results May Be Encouraging

CHS is republishing the following information because results of work by Dr Bradstreet with autistic children are more likely than not to be genuine.  As with all new suggested treatments, it is clearly appropriate to take a prudent approach and readers should similarly take a prudent approach to what is being suggested.  “Nagalese” it seems is an enzyme which can have an effect of suppressing the proper functioning of the human immune system.

A recent discovery by Dr Bradstreet in his autism clinic in America is that autistic children often have an elevated Nagalase level and this in turn his may indicate a viral cause behind the symptoms of autism.

Following on from this discovery in 2011, Dr Bradstreet looked to find a treatment that would reduce the Nagalase count and found GcMAF (Gc Macrophage Activating Factor). Results so far are that 85% of the children who received GcMAF responding positively.

We have now evaluated approximately 400 children with autism for the viral marker, Nagalase. From my perspective this is one of the most important developments in the clinical treatment of children on the spectrum that I have experienced in the last 15 years. The short story is nearly 80% of the children with autism evaluated have significantly elevated levels of Nagalase.” – Dr Bradstreet October 2011

Whilst parental anecdotes cannot take the place of a well implemented clinical trial, the very positive comments are cause for us to investigate this further. Amongst the many positive comments received and posted on Dr Bradstreet’s blog are:

After 24 weeks of the GCMAF, we are happy to report that she continues to have immense gains in all areas. She has shown an increased tolerance, socialization and speech with adults and same age peers, continued remarkable performance in Academics (she is at the first grade reading level (She’s in kindergarten), she knows the sight words, writes her name,etc……. We are so excited to see her blossom! ” – S.J. November 2011


During the course of the GCMAF treatment we’ve seen improvements and this is a phenomenal. Her Language development went from repeating one word such as “iPad” over and over again, meaning she wanted to play with it, to “When I get home, I want to play with the iPad.”… Needless to say, we are feeling very blessed and we are so excited to see what more amazing things are in store towards her recovery in 2012! Thank you so much for all that you’ve done and continue to do! ” – M and R January 2012

However, there have been some reports of minimal side effects of flu-like symptons for a few hours. This is likely to be as a result of the immune system getting to work on undiagnosed viruses, as these are likely to have been the cause of the elevated Nagalase levels.