What do we mean by Autism Spectrum Disorders?

AUTISM is a severely incapacitating lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during the first 3 years of life.

Children are born apparently normal, but then begin to deteriorate by age of 1 to 3 years

• Always presents before 36 months of age,

• These children may have some speech developmental and social interactive regression, usually around 18 months of age.

The diagnosis of childhood autism must meet the specific DSM IV criteria and will therefore present with poor eye contact, pervasive ignoring, language delay, and other features.

• Per definition, these children will have a severe impairment in speech, communication, or social interaction.

• Many of them will be completely non-verbal and “in their own world.”

What triggers Autism Spectrum Disorders?

A huge number of metabolic susceptibilities for abnormal physiology caused by an unimaginable number of permutation and combination of more than 50 genetic defects identified so far.During life, when the child is exposed to a triggering factor for a particular susceptibility, then he/she manifests the typical abnormal physiological manifestations that are some of the hall-marks of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

What is the effect of Toxin Exposure for causing Autism?

One 2005 study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG.org July 14, 2005 ) found that blood samples from newborns contained an average of 287 toxins.

Of these,

• 180 are known to cause cancer in humans or animals;

• 217 are toxic to your brain and nervous system; and

• 208 have been found to cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests.

Clearly, nothing good can come from exposure to so many toxic compounds.

Who are the latest culprits for Harming Brain?

From Harvard School of Public Health and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

One dozen common chemicals (listed below) known to disrupt brain development and cause brain damage, neurological abnormalities, reduced IQ, and aggressiveness in children. (Lancet Neurology March 2014:13(3); 330-338)

• Lead, Methyl-mercury, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Arsenic, Toluene (finger nail polish etc), DDT, Manganese, Tetrachlorethylene (dry cleaning), Chlorpyrifos, Fluoride, Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (used as flame retardant in upholstry, PCs, etc), Ethanol.

If Autism is genetic how do we treat it?

A genetic defect causes changes in normal body biochemistry causing symptoms and signs typical for a disease.

For example:

• Hereditary Diabetes: incurable but we can manage it with proper diet, proper lifestyle, and anti-diabetic drugs and adjuvants.

• Hereditary high blood pressure: incurable but we can manage it with proper diet, lifestyle, and blood pressure controlling drugs.

• Eye power defect: incurable but we can manage it with proper eye examination and use of glasses with power as advised by the optician.

It is the same with Autism.

• Many (but not all) manifestations of abnormal behavior have an abnormal physiology, metabolism, or abnormal level of an essential vitamin or mineral or other vital body chemical as the causative factor. It is often possible to identify them and control them.

What is GFCF Diet?

A diet free from Gluten (protein in wheat, barley, rye, oats) and Casein (Animal source milk protein)

Two causes of intolerance to Gluten and Casein:

• Allergy to gluten and / or casein

• Leaky gut absorbs the two proteins when they have been digested only up to the Polypeptide stage. This chemical structurally resembles the Encephalin chemical released by the brain when we are happy or have done our regular exercise or when there is injury pain. The “kick” is similar to opium intake.
Hence, by taking milk or wheat etc, the child shows effects of opium / morphine intake with its bizarre behavior.

A balanced, nutrient rich GFCF diet weans the child away from this intoxicant in 6 to 8 weeks.

What are the means of managing Autism?

managing-autism

Who needs brain repair Therapies?

Those who show typical and specific low oxygenation levels (Blotchy red or Blue color) in specific parts of the brain as seen in almost all cases of Autism, using 3-D CT-SPECT Fusion Scans of brain.SPECTS in three Autism cases.

How many will respond?

There is no cure for Autism.

Bigoted opinion advocating any one single mode of therapy at the expense of all other therapies, is fit for the nearest gutter.

YOUR CHILD IS VERY PRECIOUS.

He/she needs whatever will help him/her improve the quality of his/her life to the highest level possible using modern science, to become a useful as well as an earning member of society in future.