Tourette’s Syndrome (TS)


Tourette’s is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive and involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. It is named for Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette, a French neurologist who described the condition in 1885.

TS typically appears in childhood often between the ages of 3 and 9 years of age. Males are affected 3 to 4 times as much as females. TS can often peak during early adolescence and improve later in life.

The symptoms of TS include simple tics such as facial grimacing, eye blinking, head and shoulder jerking. Simple vocalizations include throat clearing, sniffing, or grunting. More complex ones can include sniffing or touching objects, hopping, twisting, jumping, punching oneself. More complex vocal tics include words or phrases, echolalia or repeating everything that is heard. Best known is coprolalia or swearing.

The good news of Tourette’s is that it is not a degenerative neurological condition. Life expectancy is normal as is intelligence. The hard part of TS is often the embarrassment experienced by people by their uncontrollable actions. The last Tourette’s patient that we saw at the clinic, her eyes shone with such pure joy at being normal when her tics stopped. Being a school aged kid with TS is not easy.

The other good news is that our treatment protocol has been very successful. So much so that we have chosen to write it up, even though we have only treated a handful of patients with TS. TS is worse when the patients are stressed. This can be a circular firing squad as having tics increase for some patients reinforces their high stress level.

Phosphatidyl Serine organizes the brain when it is under stress. High persistent levels of cortisol, which is an adrenal stress hormone adversely affects the brain. Phosphatidyl Serine neutralizes the impact of cortisol on the brain as well as on the memory banks.

We use the AL Detox Protocol¬†with the neurological variation to treat TS. Please let us know your experience when you use this protocol to treat Tourette’s. We use Phosphatidyl Serine, Krill Oil, Acetyl Glutathione, Membrane Complex, Phosphatidyl Choline, Chanca Piedra, and CMO for TS. The CMO we just use in the first month. After the tics are under control we wean down the protocol to Phosphatidyl Serine, Krill Oil, and the Acetyl Glutathione at smaller doses.