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Deception of Disease a new book by Christa Proctor

Reviewed for The Music Place by Patricia Bigliardi

If you want to read an inspiring and triumphant story of one woman's determination to help her two daughters overcome autism then this book is a "must read." 

Christa Proctor is a mother of four daughters from age 9 to one years old. She and her husband also pastor a large congregation in the Roseville area of Sacramento, and she travels around the Bay area speaking to parents on how to help their children overcome autism.  To say this is one busy lady is an understatement. When we finally caught up with her over coffee we discovered this petite, energetic woman was a powerhouse of information and determination.

Music Place:  "The debate around the cause(s) of autism is very heated right now. What do you think causes autism?"


"In my opinion, autism is a condition in which many factors come together. Here's my somewhat educated theory in a nutshell. Every family line has distinct genetic vulnerabilities, each blood type has vulnerabilities, the male and female sex each have their own vulnerabilities, etc. Environmental exposures will exploit each genetic vulnerability. Environmental triggers would include the following:  things that are in our food, things that are in the air, things passed from the mother in the womb, EMFs, words that are spoken, thoughts and intentions, the way in which we do immunizations, etc. These factors all come together to create "the perfect storm.""

"What manifests as autism in one individual may very well manifest as diabetes, Crohn's, asthma, or cancer in another individual. We must stop treating symptoms and start addressing root issues. If we would be more discriminating about what we put in and on our bodies, as well as what we speak and listen to, we would see diseases be healed on a more regular basis."

Music Place:  "What are 3 things you wish someone would have told you about autism that you had to learn on your own? "


  1. "Your child probably has autism."

  2. "You need help!"  (I would have gotten help much earlier.)

  3. "Kids can recover from autism."

Music Place:  "Can children recover from autism?"

Christa: "Kids are making full recoveries all the time, and I wish this was more widely publicized.  However, the pathway to recovery is extremely costly and the most arduous journey you can imagine. But then again, so is living with the disability. My personal position is that I just want to encourage and support every family, no matter how they chose to deal with their unique situation. Everyone is on their own journey, and parents of kids with any special needs have no bigger fan than me."

Music Place: "Christa, Thank you for being so transparent in your book, we're sure it will bring great hope and make them aware of specific actions our special needs parents can take.  Actually, any parent would receive great insight from reading about your journey to health and wholeness."

Christa's book is available on her website or through 

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"We have recommended to many of our friends. We love the place. It has totally helped our daughter to not only know the notes but to truly have fun with them! We love the teacher(s) and wish them all the very best. - " -- Happy parents

"Our daughter, Melissa, loves her music class, and she looks forward to the recitals. She's made friends and become more confident. We'd recommend the Music Place to anyone. -- Melissa's parents, Kathy & Matt, Los Gatos" .

I tell everyone who will listen about the amazing introduction to music that our daughter is getting with the Music Place. People are always amazed when a 3-year old explains that she played an oboe last week and is going to play a piccolo next week! Most importantly, our daughter can't wait for music class & asks to go every day. -- The Pace Family