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There are multiple career choices for those who are autistic. In fact, there are many careers for which autism could be beneficial.
Foods to Eat that Support Detoxification
GFCF Mac ‘n Cheese Recipe!
When your child has Autism, or any condition for that matter, one of the first places you surely go is to Google to find Autism Therapies. With so many therapies, which is the right one to go with? Of course, this all depends on what sort of result you’re looking for. One of the therapies we’re looking at today is Brain Exercise.
Our miraculous body has some amazing connections. Think about it, when you stub your toe, your brain sends a message down to your toe that it hurts. When you have a toothache, sometimes the pain can be felt in another tooth because of how many nerves there are. One of the most fascinating connections, however is that of the brain and gut.
How common are food allergies? What causes allergic reactions? Are allergies passed on through genetics. This week, we attack the allergy myths, and get down with the allergy facts.
We often mention current research that is being performed in the Autism / Aspergers world. From exploring gluten to taking a look at HBOT, there are countless studies being performed. I always find it interesting to take a look back at the original minds behind the studies. The men and women who started questioning different aspects of the disorder long before DAN! conferences and World Autism Days where we recognize Autism.
In order to remove Mercury or other heavy metals, they must first be located. The brain is showing signs of effects similar to mercury, but it’s not being found. The mystery has stunned and stumped researchers. Until now. The answer lies in Biofilm.
It’s one of those stories that you hear relatively often in the world of Autism. For as many studies as there are supporting the idea that Mercury, a metal found in medication, dental fillings and water, has an affect on those with Autism, there is another study that disproves the theory. Though it’s known that one of the symptoms of Mercury Poisoning is impairment of speech, hearing, walking and other developmental elements, it’s not completely proven that it in fact causes Autism, despite its ability to cause developmental impairments in children.
A recent study done at the University of California-Davis aimed at comparing the mercury levels in children.
“We looked at blood-mercury levels in children who had autism and children who did not have autism,” said lead author Irva Hertz-Picciotto, a professor of environmental and occupational health.
“The bottom line is that blood-mercury levels in both populations were essentially the same. However, this analysis did not address a causal role, because we measured mercury after the diagnosis was made.”
The study itself focused on children ages 2-5 years old, and investigated their mercury intake in things such as fish consumption, nasal sprays, and vaccinations.
Children who had dental fillings made of mercury and were known to chew gum had higher mercury-blood levels. Also, children who consumed fresh water fish, such as tuna.
The study was carried out on 452 children: 249 were diagnosed as autistic, 143 were deemed to be developing normally and 60 showed retarded development such as Down Syndrome.
“Just as autism is complex, with great variation in severity and presentation, it is highly likely that its causes will be found to be equally complex. It’s time to abandon the idea that a single ‘smoking gun’ will emerge to explain why so many children are developing autism,” said …