I remember watching my son, Noah, standing paralyzed and sobbing at the start of the kids fun run after the starting gun went off and every other kids took off. The sound frightened him so much that I carried him back to the car, skipping my race, as we waited for my husband and step-daughter to finish their mile runs at the Meridian Mile. I felt really helpless and heartbroken that my son was so scared. At something that was supposed to be so fun for kids, why was my son so terrified? It wasn’t the first indication my son was sensitive to sounds. Once he turned one, he started covering his ears at the blender, flushing toilets, and sirens. He would hide from the train that passed by our park. At first it was easy to pass it off as a “little kid thing”, but when you start to see every other kid enjoying the moment and your child stands their petrified, you start to see it differently.
As a nutritional therapy practitioner, I study holistic healing and learned about the benefits of near infrared light for detoxification. Clinical studies have shown that the use of near infrared light can reverse Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
However, once I did a hair mineral analysis test for him and started shining a near infrared (NIR) light on his head, his sensory processing went away quickly. In the first week of starting the NIR, I could tell his body got rid of several toxins. I saw this through very stinky diarrhea that he had for a few days. Then, a sheriff’s van with the sirens blaring passed us the next day. He waved and laughed as it drove by. A few days after that, the monthly tornado siren drill happened right down the street. He didn’t even react and kept playing. The next week, we were at the park when the train went by. He ran to see it, while another boy covered his ears. Within a few days of that, the monthly tornado siren went off from the park nearby as we were playing outside, and he didn’t even react.
Then, what felt like the true test came. Noah’s first running race after going through my protocol. There would be very loud noises, crowds, and lots of characters. It was the combination of everything he had previously struggled to handle. We got to the race, and he was so happy!. He loved seeing all the characters. He even hugged them and sat on their lap to take pictures. He had no problem as we walked to the start line in a huge crowd of kids. As we started the loud music and start horn only encouraged him forward instead of making him run away and want to go home. He finished the Michigan Mile in 11 minutes and ran the whole way. It was just awesome to see him running, high fiving, and saying “This is so much fun!” It was just the BEST to see him high fiving and hugging characters and not even reacting to the horns like the other kids.
So excited to share more fun races with him!!!
So So Proud!!!
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