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What is considered
to be autism?
In 1998, Autism was
defined: "Autistic children are extremely withdrawn and
tend to live in their own fantasy world. They
are often unable to express themselves verbally and do
not make eye contact."
More recently, it is defined: "Autism spectrum
disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment
disorders, characterized by social impairments,
communication difficulties, and restricted,
repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of
Thus, by redefinition, they expanded the number of children
who fall under this label.
is the biggest epidemic we have in the U.S.A. It
does not matter if it is classic Autism or any of the
full Autism Spectrum Disorders it encompasses.
affects 1 in 45 children in the USA, which means it
affects (and destroys) at least 1 in 45
to studies by the Autism Research Institute in San
Diego, Autistic children tend to have weak immune
systems, causing decreased resistance to
infections, particularly upper respiratory and ear
infection. They also suffer from autoimmune problems.
are studies showing that autism may be the result of reactions to childhood vaccinations. It
was noted by Dr. Alan Cohen, an environmental
physician from Connecticut, that high amounts of autism
and attention deficit disorder (ADD) did not occur
until the mandatory use of childhood vaccinations. He feels there is a connection.
autistic children suffer from food allergies. The inflammatory reaction of a food allergy can cause
brain allergies, which are manifested as different
disorders including autism.
with autism also tend to suffer from heavy metal
individuals also tend to have vitamin and mineral
deficiencies, particularly shortages of zinc,
selenium, vitamins B6 and magnesium.
can also be a result of sub clinical hypothyroidism, a
problem detected not by blood tests (sub clinical
means not measured by regular clinical tests), but by
temperature. If low body temperature is accompanied by
cold hands and feet, dry skin and memory and
concentration problems, subclincal hypothyroidism may
be at the root of the problem.
medicine defines autism as a psychiatric disorder, and treats patients
behavioral modification programs and with drugs. Although autism does
seem to be a psychological disorder, the brain is a physical
part of the person, whose functioning can be
improved through nutrition..
defined as doctors who study the
relationship between patients and their environment,
see positive changes when nutritional programs are
is a system to locate deficiencies and books
on Autism that talks about the use of nutritional programs:
What is the system
that can help to locate deficiencies
here to watch the video
started my autistic daughter on a Nutrition Response
Testing program and watched her change radically. We
followed the recommendations to a "T" which
I believe was key to her rapid improvement. She
started giving more and more eye contact, her
communication improved tremendously, she stopped
rocking and head-banging. I rarely catch her walking
on her toes and the biggest change of all - NO MORE
VIOLENT MELTDOWNS! She is loving and full of life. She
has been mainstreamed and has not been in a
specialized classroom for 4 years now. Thank you! ~ L.
Find a Nutrtionist
who uses Nutritional Response Testing NEAR YOU
ABOUT NUTRITION AND AUTISM:
the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental
Disorder: A Mother's Story of Research & Recovery
- Karen Seroussi & Ph.D.
Encyclopedia of Dietary Interventions for the
Treatment of Autism and Related Disorders -
Karen Seroussi & Lisa Lewis
With Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cures for Autism - http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/autism.html
Complementary Medicine Approaches by Jaqueline McCandless, M.D.
Author of CHILDREN with STARVING BRAINS – A Medical Treatment Guide for
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Alternatives for Tourette's Syndrome,
Autism, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Encyclopedia of Nutritional Autism Treatments by
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