#030 Dr. Robert Melillo – Primitive reflexes, ADD, Autism - A different view on the brain
In this episode I am speaking with Dr. Robert Melillo.One of the most respected specialists in childhood neurological disorders in America, Dr. Robert Melillo has been helping children overcome learning disabilities for over 30 years. His areas of expertise include: autism spectrum disorders, PDD/NOS, ADD/ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, bipolar disorder, and other mental, attention, behavioral and learning disorders. He is also an expert in diet, nutrition and neuroimmune disorders in children and adults.
We all have heard about the vagus nerve and maybe even know about the poly vagal theory. There are many theories out there of how the brain works, but little give us insight in how to actually treat patients with syndromes like ADD, autism, delayed development problems etc.. One of the key findings is the concept of retained primitive reflexes in adults, which got me (Daniel Sentker) interested in Dr. Melillos Method. These reflexes tested positive on myself which led me down this route and helped me tremendously. This is a fascinating episode to get a glimpse of what we can do today to help people with a functional disconnected nervous system. Dr. Melillo has written some great books about this topic and also teaches an in depth course. One book is called “Disconnected kids” which is a great way to start this journey. You find out more on this website.
Dr. Robert Melillo – Functional Neurology Practice, Professor, Researcher, 8x Best Selling Author and Co-Founder @BrainBalanceCenters and #Melillomethod