Autism: A Neurological Disease On The Rise!

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There is an alarming increase of neurological diseases. Like adults with ADHD or other neurological impairments, people with autism exhibit very similar characteristics.  These people often have trouble with executive function.  They have a poor memory and have difficulty focusing. They often struggle with reading, speaking and/or writing. They have behavioral and mood issues. They can get paranoid, depressed, anxious and often suffer with sleep disturbances. So I began to ask the question, “could all of these disease states have the same causalities; and if so, can we reverse the damage in a developing brain?” The answer is YES!

By investigating all potential root causes of these disorders; you will begin to realize that they are all autoimmune disorders causing neuro-inflammation.  Research demonstrates that there is an elevated immune response in autistic patients and that localized brain inflammation and autoimmune disorder may be involved in the pathogenesis of ASD. Once discovering this, you are well on your way to understanding how to treat it. With the help of the right physicians you could begin to take measures to reduce intestinal inflammation, which in turn reduced brain inflammation. These treatments have a profound impact on the autistic person’s physical and emotional health.

What will you discover in your investigation?
Artificial Sweeteners like Aspartame, food preservatives like MSG, artificial food coloring, pesticides, heavy metal like aluminum, genetically modified foods, and vaccine ingredients are neurotoxic; and can induce developmental, emotional and neurological disorders. They are poisoning us and causing numerous genetic mutations.  Our environment in which we live and breathe has a direct affect on the expression of our genetic code. We can only imagine what this is doing to all of our biological systems responsible for specific functions necessary for healthy living. In the study of disease, researchers in the field of epigenetics are discovering that we are turning on/off our genes. Mutations prevent us from detoxing effectively. It also inhibits the body’s ability to digest foods, transport substances between cells and utilize nutrients appropriately.

The Jan. 4, 2012 ScienceDaily press release headline- Autism May Be Linked to Abnormal Immune System Characteristics and Novel Protein Fragment.  There seems to be high levels of Alzheimer Beta-Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) in children with severely autistic behavior and aggression.  This protein is heavily studied in Alzheimer’s disease has also been showing up in Autism.  In the Journal of Child Neurology, “Children with severe autism and aggression expressed secreted beta-amyloid precursor protein at two or more times the levels of children without autism and up to four times more than children with mild autism.” The evidence suggests that poor gut health/microbiomes  and mercury may be either causal or contributory in the brain pathology in both Alzheimer’s and ASD, possibly working synergistically with other toxic compounds or pathogens to produce the brain pathology observed in those diagnosed with ASD.

If you or a member of your family has ADHD, autism or other neurological disorder, I encourage you to dig deeper to find the answers you are seeking. There is more than hope, there is healing.

Check with your doctor before taking supplements to address autism symptoms. This condition may require the ongoing care of a medical or psychological professional.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba, an herb native to China, may offer benefits to help ease the effects of autism. Supplements containing the leaves of this herb may help enhance circulation to your brain, which may improve learning and memory, according to Michael Castleman, author of “The New Healing Herbs.” Ginkgo biloba is also an antioxidant, and may help prevent free radical damage to brain cells that can impair cognitive function..

Valerian  Valerian is an herb native to temperate areas of Europe. Ancient Greek healers recommended this herb as a poison antidote and a remedy for water retention. German physicians in the 12th century recognized the tranquilizing and sedative properties of valerian. Supplements containing this herb may help calm erratic behavior and improve concentration. It may also improve sleep, which may boost cognitive function.

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Dr. Λ. Γερακούλιας  M.D. [E.H.]

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