Since starting the protocol two months ago my child has developed some strange new behaviors but we have not seen any improvements. Does that mean it is not working?
The Awakening can be a very confusing time for many parents, but it is normal to see more confusing behaviors in early recovery than actual gains. That is because the ultimate goal of The Nemechek Protocol is to lower excessive inflammation. Only once inflammation is reduced and maintained can the brain shift into repair mode, and recovery starts. Reduction of bacterial overgrowth with Inulin or Rifaximin is just one way that we lower inflammation. The fish oil and olive oil each provide further reduction via different mechanisms. The oils, however, can take up to 6 weeks to fully start working, so in many cases, you need to wait 6-8 weeks to get to the point where gains start happening. Just hang in there, and things will begin to improve.