Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder that causes delays in social interaction, language as used in social communication, and/or imaginative play, that originates prior to 3 years of age, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
What causes Autism? This question is still answered with open-ended possibilities. Autism in laymen terms is an otherwise healthy person that cannot either speak in a given language format, interact with others in a social setting, or becomes emotionally triggered by very normal functions of others around them.
Autism studies have found a distinctive link with people diagnosed with autism and their unusually high heavy metal content in their blood. Mercury and lead seem to read high in their blood count. The body’s ability to defuse or expunge certain metals causes a build up or high concentration of these metals and the link suggests that this build up of heavy metals seems to block certain social solving skills in the brain.
Retention of these heavy metals in the body creates a severe imbalance in the ratio of active to inactive glutathione, the body’s most important tool for detoxifying and excreting metals. Glutathione works as an antioxidant, which regulates the potentially destructive process of oxidative stress caused both by normal metabolism and environmental contaminants. Autistic children showed a significant impairment in every one of five measurements of the body’s ability to maintain a healthy glutathione defense.
Autism has increased 10-fold from 6 in 10,000 in the 1980s, to about 60 in 10,000 today. Boys are higher candidates than girls of having autism. Since the discovery link of heavy metals in autistic people, there are some studies that suggest that if you can reduce or aid in expunging metal content from the body through the skin’s pores using a special cream, testing has shown to produce some very significant, almost immediate results.
So how does these heavy metals get into the body? One very elusive method that we seldom hear about is through vaccines. The preservatives that were placed in the vaccines were found to have adverse affects that could account for some of this metal build up. As of 2002 these preservatives have been removed.
Our food supply is also a big contributor of metals. Fish and shellfish can contain high levels of mercury. Women would are of child bearing age are warned to avoid these foods if they are anticipating pregnancy. Green leafy plants can retain levels of lead from the soil. So, basically you can come in contact with several ways of ingesting these offensive metals.
The intake is not as much the problem, as the releasing of these essential minerals. If a person cannot release these minerals, then the build-up appears to cause or at least contribute to the symptoms of autism. Autism is not something to be ashamed of, understand that your child is relying on you to get the help they need asap, for a more responsive life.
Bottom line is to have a child tested as soon as you notice certain behavioral problems that just aren’t normal. For instance,
– autistic children will avoid eye to eye contact
– they don’t interact with other children well, they like playing alone
– they don’t form words, or mimic your coaching words
– they can be sensitive to normal sounds, like that of a vacuum cleaner
– they tend to want to line up there toys in straight lines and become upset if they are rearranged
– they can indicate they are hungry, yet when food is given, they reject it
– they may want an item but not accept it from you by hand, they prefer to pick it up themselves when they decide the time is right
While some of these symptoms, done separately, may not suggest autism, it’s the collection of a larger group of items listed that tend to send signals that testing would be advised. When asking your doctor if they think your child is okay or normal, please alert the doctor to have your child tested for high levels of heavy metals and explain some of the child’s odd mannerisms. Doctors don’t have the same perceptions as you simply from a doctor’s visit. Being more verbal with your concerns for your child as soon as you notice their different behaviors could greatly improve by treatments as early as possible.
Doctors in general do not consider testing for autism before the age of 3 years, but if you have seen some of the behaviors listed above, remember, you can suggest to the doctor to do some testing for autism earlier than your child’s 3rd birthday.
President Bush recently signed the Combating Autism Act of 2006 bill on December 19, 2006. This bill, widely applauded by autism activists groups, authorizes nearly $1 billion over the next five years to combat autism through research, screening, early detection and early intervention. The new legislation will increase federal spending on autism by at least fifty percent. Please support their efforts whenever and wherever possible.
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