Autism: A Revolutionary Approach to Treatment Naturally

April is World Autism Awareness Month and April 2 is Autism Awareness Day day, honored throughout the world. In recognition of how important awareness of this condition is, I would like to share my own approach to treating children with autism.

The incidence of autism is prevalent and certainly a cause for concern for new parents. A few facts:

  • In 2018, the CDC determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
  • Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls.
  • Most children were still being diagnosed after age 4, though autism can be reliably diagnosed as early as age 2. 
  • 31% of children with ASD have an intellectual disability (intelligence quotient [IQ] <70), 25% are in the borderline range (IQ 71–85), and 44% have IQ scores in the average to above average range (i.e., IQ >85).
  • Autism affects all ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
  • Minority groups tend to be diagnosed later and less often.
  • There is no medical detection for autism.


Since we don’t yet have medical research on what causes Autism, how can we treat it?

Early intervention affords the best opportunity to support healthy development and deliver benefits across the lifespan. Logically, it has become increasingly important to recognize this disorder and explore healthy approaches to treating it. Based on what I have observed about this condition, I strongly suspect that excess adrenaline plays an important role.



Adrenaline, as a neurotransmitter in the brain, provides both intelligence as well as an enhancement of creativity. Some autistic children can be very creative as well as extremely intelligent—some of them have been known to memorize a phonebook. Exceedingly high levels of adrenaline in the brain is the reason they find it difficult to communicate. They shrink away from any sensory input, including eye contact, in order to decrease the amount of stimulus to their over-adrenalized brains. Excess adrenaline can certainly create sleeping problems in these children, and contribute to temper tantrums since it is the “fight-or-flight” hormone.

The brain uses more sugar per weight than any other part of the body. However, the creative brain requires much more sugar than a “normal” brain because it is more active. Because of this, the body continuously pours out adrenaline to raise sugar levels for the brain via a process called gluconeogenesis.

Accordingly, my approach to treating these children is simply to lower adrenaline levels in the brain. To accomplish this I recommend using a 5% transdermal progesterone cream to help control insulin and block adrenaline, and a diet that includes large amounts of low-glycemic carbohydrates, especially green vegetables, in order to provide a steady supply of sugar for the brain. The other fuel the brain uses is ketone bodies, the source of which is coconut oil and MCT oil.

Once adrenaline is lowered, their mind will stop racing. The lowering of adrenaline also prevents overstimulation from sensory input, allowing the children to communicate more effectively. In addition, I would recommend certain supplements, possibly including digestive enzymes to help with digesting the vegetables, vitamin D3, and a B vitamin supplement.

Testimonials of past clients:

Several of my patients who had autistic children followed this protocol and saw dramatic improvement. One of these mothers included the following brief note at the end of a letter:

“My son, Frank (age 15), has autism. He has been using progesterone since February. He has been less anxious and calmer. He is more outgoing in social situations. He has been voted student of the month for February and March. At school he is participating more, and the teaching staff finds less prompting is necessary. Overall, lots of nice changes.”

Again, to emphasize the dramatic effect that the lowering of adrenaline levels can have on a child with autism, I have included the following from the mother of a three year old child with autism who had been non-communicative prior to the treatment which started on 02/17/14.


Ian has been great! We are all really impressed with him. He has HEAPS more energy, his speech has improved a lot suddenly, and he has been falling asleep amazingly easily and staying asleep. It is 9pm now, I am ready to pass out and he is super happy and lively and drawing and playing! We have never seen him this bright!


Ian is doing amazingly on your 5% progesterone! He is really starting to talk! He is able to put more words together and really tries to communicate. His energy and focus is way better. We are super delighted with him and cannot believe the change. It is getting some attention in the alternative health circles that I frequent.


I am going to have to really study this subject now as Ian is doing REALLY WELL on your program! His energy is up, his speech is exploding, and he is acting so much more like a regular little boy. It is great. Even his GP is starting to get impressed; she is coming around and getting interested in this field!

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Dr. Michael E. Platt has been board-certified in internal medicine. He has an office in Palm Desert, CA, devoted to wellness, hormones, and supplements. He provides answers to questions at He is known nationally and internationally as a specialist in bio-identical hormones. He is also the author of “The Miracle of Bio-identical Hormones”, “Adrenaline Dominance”, and “The Platt Protocol for Hormone Balancing” – a wellness manual for healthcare practitioners.

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  • Hello Magdalena – I am happy that you are going to treat your son naturally with my protocol. If you have any questions, I answer directly at

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  • Dear Dr.Platt
    I m happy i came across your website and looks like the cream would benefit my son with asd cant wait to try it out!
    Is there anything else worth trying to bring speech?
    Thank you!

    Magdalena on
  • Thank you for your input. I have not had extensive interactions with patients with autism. However, every one of the patients that I have had access to did respond in a positive manner. If I am correct, and I suspect that I am, it only stands to reason
    that they would respond positively to any approach that involves lowering or blocking their excess adrenaline.

    Progesterone is not considered a sex hormone. It is often mistakenly thought of as a female hormone. Most people, including doctors are unaware that males and females have the exact hormones – however, they do have different levels. It cannot cause
    a hormone imbalance in males (or females), and has no side effects when used as a cream.

    Autism is often felt to be related to ADHD which is not surprising because ADHD and ADD are also caused by excess adrenaline.

    I mention this because you mentioned that you are an educator who deals with many students. Interestingly, ADHD/ADD can be eliminated in as little as 24 hours, simply by lowering adrenaline levels. As you may already be aware, ADHD is not a learning disorder, it is an interest disorder.

    Please be aware that I am not licensed by the state of California. The treatment or information you receive is considered alternative or complementary to healing arts services which are not licensed in the state of California.

    Our goal here is to facilitate healing using the innate power of the body to do so. Suggestions will be made to help accomplish this goal. Allowing yourself to deal with the underlying cause of why you are not well will provide you with all the tools that you need.

    Dr. Michael E. Platt on
  • Dear Dr. Platt,
    Thank you so much for your outstanding work. As an educator I have seen many students with all sorts of learning/behavior disorders including autism. during my research I found that, genetic variants, copper/zinc unbalance as well as toxicity may be some of the causes. Have you ever encounter a patient that did not respond to progesterone treatment? may progesterone cause an unbalance in hormones? specially in males?
    I will buy your book for sure!

    Edy on

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