A great number of children with Autism have gastrointestinal issues like leaky gut syndrome, indigestion, and recurring diarrheal conditions. Studies and research have been conducted on effective ways to treat these symptoms, most of which involve detoxifying the body. It has also been noted that many children may possibly been born with these toxins in their body and through the years, they’re enabled to grow in number and severity based on a number of factors including diet, environmental changes, and life choices made by parents. That being said, what would happen, if say we tried to prevent the child being born with these toxins? Is there a way to drastically decrease or eliminate the amount of toxic chemicals in the child’s body at birth? What can we, as parents do before, during, and in the early months following birth that can possibly prevent Autism from developing?
Over the next 3 weeks, we’re going to take a look at the ways in which Autism may be able to be prevented before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and after pregnancy. With the rising number of Autism cases throughout the world, it makes one wonder where we can start the process of not only healing those who are afflicted with Autism, but possibly prevent it from occurring in the first place.
One of the major causes of Autism may be high levels of toxic materials in the body. There are generally two ways in which chemicals can be absorbed into the body; environmentally and directly (by consuming foods or using products containing such chemicals). Autism isn’t completely preventable, clearly because some environmental factors are not able to be controlled. However, you have sole control over how and what goes into your body, which will feed and help your baby to survive in the womb.
- It’s important that you take a good 6 months to detoxify your own body. Many mothers are choosing to address thier own gastrointestinal problems prior to conceiving. Women who have an excess of yeast, indigestion, etc. are choosing to get treatment for these issues prior to conceiving.
- Women are also switching to “Green” personal care products; shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc. In 2006, a report conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), found that on average, Americans tested positive for 116 out of 148 synthetic compounds and pesticides. These substances were found in mother’s milk, tissues of the placenta, and umbilical cord blood. The average American home contains 3 to 10 gallons of hazardous materials.
- A sign of having a toxic body doesn’t simply lie with gastrointestinal issues. Migraines, fatigue, and depression are also signs of having a toxic body. It may be worth looking into a detoxification program that can adequately remove the problem causing toxins from the body. Chelation is one method of detoxification.
- Taking a multivitamin can ensure that the body is functioning at a top-level. Pre-natal vitamins are a very good supplement.
- Add Omega-3 to your diet. This is essential for optimal health. Be careful not to consume too much large fish, as it contains mercury. You can find out the mercury contents of fish at this website.
- Perchlotethylene, a known carcinogen is used at a number of dry-cleaners. Be sure to find a “green” dry-cleaner as to not ingest the toxic chemical.
- Drink filtered water. The more toxins that are eliminated from the diet, the better. The ultimate goal is to have a top-notch, completely clean body, free of any and all potentially damaging chemicals.
- Reduce your alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine intake.
- Continue/Begin an exercise routine. Remember, a large amount of toxins exit the body via the sweat glands.
- Have your vitamin D levels tested and add more Vitamin D3 (responsible for immune system wellness and metabolism) if necessary.
- Avoid the flu shot and other immunizations for a year prior to conceiving.
- More and more studies are showing that electromagnetic fields created by computers, cell phones, and televisions are damaging to the body. Try to cut back on your exposure to these things.
- Go to a chiropractor. The adjustments will ready your nerves and optimize your immune system. Not to mention, it balances your muscles and ligaments.
- We’ve dicussed Free Radicals here on NewAutism.com before. To cut down on the effects and promote the body’s ability to fight them, be sure to eat a diet rich in vegetables. The daily recommended intake of fruits and vegetables is 4 1/2 cups.
There’s a lot more to conceiving then just planning ovulation, and decorating a nursery. To ensure that your body is ready to carry a baby for 9 months, and that your body contains healthy fluids to pass onto the baby, is essential, especially with the growing rate of Autism.
Next week, we’ll take a look at what you can do during pregnancy to lower the risk of Autism in your child.