You might have been told that there are no known cause and no known treatments (except for maybe some behavioural therapy) for autism…
Is that true? Can there be no other way?
Autism is commonly defined as a neurodevelopmental disorder which means that it is an impairment of the growth and development of the brain or central nervous system.
However what if this wasn’t the case?
What if instead it is a systemic disorder that involves the brain, gut and immune system.
These 3 systems are very much interdependent and require one another to be in balance. Especially during the crucial developmental stage of your child’s life, these systems are very sensitive and susceptible to oxidative stress.
Based newer research and studies conducted, there are reasons to believe that autism is a genetically-influenced and environmentally-triggered disease of the brain and body that involves several vicious cycles and is potentially treatable.
What are these vicious cycles?
They represent problems in your child’s gut (with digestion, absorption, etc); problems in your child’s immune system (with allergies, inflammation, frequent infections, etc); problems in your child’s detoxification system (with an inability to remove germs, toxic chemicals, heavy metals from their systems), which results in excessive oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction.
Rather than a single cause, it’ll be much more realistic to look at a couple of factors. These are:
These factors when present together during your child’s crucial developmental years potentially manifest into autism which affects your child’s brain development, gut and immune system.
Your digestive system is supposedly your body’s source of nourishment and nutrients. However when your child has gut/digestive problems, it instead becomes a major source of toxicity in their body.
So not only are they deprived of vital nutrients for the proper development and functioning, they are at the same time being bombarded with more toxins (leaked into the bloodstream from the gut, etc)
This primarily involves changing your child’s diet:
Reduce your child’s exposure to environmental toxins such as heavy metals (lead, aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, mercury), solvents (alcohol, chlorine, benzene) and industrial chemicals (PCBs, pesticides, herbicides). Click HERE for tips on detoxing your house.
Go for organic produce and meat as much as possible (especially when eating these).
Here are some that you might want to consider:
Best is to do a blood or urine test for any nutritional deficiency. That way, you can customise the supplementation to suit your child’s needs.
Did you know: Studies found that levels of glutathione are significantly lower in autistic children than in the children without autism.
Glutathione (GSH) detoxifies a large number of pollutants, carcinogens, heavy metals, pesticides, and other environmental toxins. It is constantly at work as a scavenger of free radicals and as a detoxifying enzyme of dozens of foreign substances and toxins in your body.
Deficiency of glutathione in your child’s body causes excessive oxidative stress. This is because their cells cannot deal with the damaging free radials adequately. Besides that, it also leaves them vulnerable against countless environmental toxins as their detoxification process is unable to cope.
The excessive free radials can damage the sensitive cells in their brain, gastrointestinal tract, and their immune system. These which eventually lead to the development of autism.
Fighting oxidative damage, high GSH levels may help prevent the following complications of Autism:
“There are many myths and mysteries about raising glutathione…
Let me be clear – Immunocal is the only natural patented protein proven to raise and sustain glutathione levels and help the immune system.”
Dr Jimmy Gutman
World’s best selling author on Glutathione
Gio is 2year and 7months. Gio on Immunocal for about 6 months when they noticed improvement at his next visit. He didn’t have any GI upset and even took the Immunocal easily, more than his sister. He’s doing better and better everyday. The early intervention team was kind of confused about his condition and told me that they would class him in the “HIGH FUNCTIONNING” category.
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