Neuro Immune Disorders & Autism


I sat in the middle of our living room floor and watched this clip on Neuro Immune Disorders. Five minutes into it I was in tears. This doctor was talking about MY child, MY Little Man—and he hadn’t even met him.

Dr. Kendal Stewart

Kendal Stewart, M.D.— Neurotologist and Neuro Immune Specialist

It was last fall that I first heard Dr. Kendal Stewart speak. I remember the moment so very vividly—and will for the rest of my life.

I sat in the middle of our living room floor and watched this clip on Neuro-Immune Disorders. Five minutes into it I was in tears. This doctor was talking about MY child, MY Little Man—and he hadn’t even met him.

That evening I played it for my husband—his reaction was similar. After watching the video and listening to Dr. Stewarts podcasts, we were convinced that we needed him to see our Little Man. Could he be the one to find the “missing piece of the puzzle” that no one else had?

Last week our family flew to Austin and visited with Dr. Stewart. As he does in this video, he gave us hope that more could be done.

Dr. Stewart is a skull-based surgeon turned self-professed biochemical geek. The way and rate by which he can rattle off genetic mutations, how they are manifested and what can be done to address them absolutely blew me away. He is a God-fearing teacher of medicine—a rare find in our world.

When you have a child with unique challenges and no “real” diagnosis, the road to finding answers can be long and frustrating. If this video provides an “aha” moment for you, the mission of this post was accomplished.

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Edward Quaintance January 28, 2015 - 3:28 pm

So very happy you are on this mission to discovery, and understanding … great link! Thank you for posting!

Lexie February 2, 2015 - 4:14 am

Definitely a "mission to discovery." I have learned so much on this journey … with so much more to learn. xoLexie

Shirley Braden January 30, 2015 - 10:29 pm

Lexie, I’m so glad you all have a new path of hope! Thanks so much for sharing this post on Dr. Stewart with us. Looking forward to hearing more in the future, dear.


Lexie February 2, 2015 - 4:14 am

Shirley, thank you for being such a faithful cheerleader. We love you! xoLexie

Cassidy's Craveable Creations January 31, 2015 - 2:55 pm

I’m so happy you found this doctor, I hope he really helps you!


Lexie February 2, 2015 - 4:12 am

Cassidy, we are too! And we hope good things are around the bend. Thank you! xoLexie

Bessie July 10, 2016 - 9:13 pm

If I may ask, what ended up coming of your visit with the Doctor? Has he been able to help your son? I have a son that is 4 yrs old that has ASD (diagnosed just before turning 3 yrs old). Was it worth it to go to Austin to see him??

Alexa July 10, 2016 - 10:02 pm

Yes. It has been worth it. For so many years I felt we were on a “try-this, try-that” track which quickly drained our resources and hope. What I have appreciated so much about Dr Stewart is that he takes looks at DNA and SNPs (genetic mutations) that can be contributing factors to the root cause of a child’s particular ASD symptoms. For example methlyation deficiency, mitochondrial weakness, immune disorders, and so on. We got more concrete answers from Dr. Stewart than any other doctor we’d seen and validation for specific, case-by-case supplementation. “Within the scope of his expertise and lectures in Neuro-Sensory Disorders, Methylation and Genetic Polymorphisms, Dr. Kendal Stewart is known for encouraging all practitioners to familiarize themselves with the biochemical pathways and to objectively validate the need for specific supplementation and vitamin therapy in individual patients.”

Dr. Stewart is working to build a network of providers that can provide DNA testing. Read/listen here: You can call Dr. Stewart’s office to learn more about getting tested by a doc near you or getting in to see him.

Let me know if you pursue it and what you learn 🙂

You are a wonderful mamma!!!

Oh and another doctor who publishes a free online book/resource is Dr. Amy Yasko. Have you checked her out?

Chronic Inflammation and Genes | Flo and Grace December 14, 2016 - 2:34 pm

[…] The first podcast I listened to left me in tears, because finally, FINALLY someone GOT my child and all that we were struggling with. It was in that moment that I knew we had to get in to see Dr. Stewart. […]


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