3 Signs That Your Child May Have Neurological Disturbances

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neurological disorders and autismIt’s sometimes hard for a parent to be willing to concede to the idea that their child may have a neurological disorder. When the child is misbehaving, it’s much easier for them to blame it on the sugar intake, their friends, or even themselves before they even want to begin to entertain the idea that there may be something wrong chemically. Just because your child has a neurological disorder, does not mean that they are crazy. Just as a diabetic has an insulin deficiency, Autism or other neurological disordered children often have a chemical imbalance.

But how do you know if the child is just having bad behavior? Could it really be just their friends or sugar intake that is affecting it? Or, is it something more? Here are some sure fire signs to look for.

1. Fatigue

After a long day of play, we expect (and hope!) our kids are tired enough to crash for the night. However, what do you do if your child is always tired all of the time? This could be due to a number of factors including poor circulation, low O2 levels, or even anemia, the absence of enough healthy red blood cells. Also, fatigue can be a result of poor functioning digestive system as well as anxiety.

2. Depression / Anxiety

Children get depression and anxiety just as adults do. It’s also been recently found that depression and anxiety, affect the same areas of the brain and physical pain. So, when you’re so depressed, “it hurts”? You’re actually not crazy. In children, sometimes it’s hard to detect depression. As a parent, you’d like to think that you “know”.  But sometimes children don’t know how to react to these feelings of anxiety. Depending on the child, they may not express these feelings. Or, they may over express them. Depression and Anxiety is chemically due to the imbalance of neurotransmitters, or chemicals that carry messages to the brain. If there’s not enough “happy stuff” flowing in the brain, then you or your child is going to feel sad, depressed, or anxious. Depression and Anxiety can both be caused by poor gut function or fatigue, which are contributing factors to mental health.

3. Poor Gut Function

When we consume food, the goal is to feed our bodies with the stuff that it needs to be healthy. If we have a diet rich in sugars, then these car corrode arteries, and cause a lot of health problems. However, even when we do eat good foods, if our bodies aren’t digesting them properly, then we aren’t getting the nutrients that we need anyway. You can consume all of the Vitamin C and Fiber in the world, but if your digestive system isn’t working and pulling the fiber and vitamins from your foods to deliver to your body, then you’re not getting the nutrients that you need. It’s essential that the gut is working properly, is not overly acidic, and is delivering nutrients in order to have a functioning body overall. Poor gut function can be caused by anxiety and fatigue.

What you might have noticed is that each of these symptoms can be caused by each other. For example, fatigue can be a sub-symptom of depression. Depression and Anxiety can be a sub-symptom of fatigue. Poor gut function can be caused by fatigue or depression. And depression can be a cause of fatigue or poor digestive system function. It seems like a vicious cycle, and it can be. The key is to find the source of the problem so that it can be treated.

A Hair Analysis Test can be a good place to start as it can detect toxic levels of metals or other damaging materials in the body. It is often chemical deficiencies and the existence of toxic chemicals that cause the body to not work properly. It can also be a key to vitamin and mineral deficiency. So, if you’re wondering where to start, how about at the beginning?

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ASD Disorders – Their Commonalities and Differences

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The local news station was covering an Autism Awareness campaign that was being done in one of our district schools and I remember overhearing it while doing some work. The doctor who was being interviewed said that Autism really doesn’t exist anymore.

I thought, WHAT? Tell that to the hundreds of thousands of children suffering from the disorder.

She went on to say that Autism is an obsolete term. The more accurate description for the disorder is “Autism Spectrum Disorder” or ASD. Because there are so many types of Autism with hundreds of different symptoms and varieties of side effects, there cannot be one all-around name that can begin to describe one disorder. In fact, both Rett Syndrome and Asperger’s Syndrome fall under the Autism Spectrum umbrella.

The universal sign for Autism, the puzzle piece is all too appropriate. There are so many pieces to this puzzle of why, where, what, and how Autism is developed and treated. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the various symptoms of Autism, as well as a few of the Autism Spectrum Disorders and how their classifications differ.

The majority of those affected with any form of ASD have difficulties in the socialization, communication, and repetitive behavior realms. Their language development may be slightly delayed, they may have difficulty initiating or sustaining conversations, they may exhibit robotic, or formal speech.

On a socialization level, the child may have difficulty interacting with other peers.They may have difficulty understanding body language and grasping a give-and-take relationship.

A large number of people with Autism have reported stomach and intenstinal issues. Problems with digestion are common because the body of Autistic sufferers has often found to be chemically imbalances and well as deficient in necessary vitamins. Because of this, it is important that your child be put on a diet that is beneficial to their own body markup. Where some children might like Folic Acid, others may need more iron or Omega 3. Only a doctor and a full workup and determine this.

Having intestinal problems and having social issues seems to make sense when connected. Because our food and vitamin consumption i what fuels our brains to function properly, if the body is not receiving the necessary nutrients, or is not absorbing them, then the brain cannot function properly. It’s like not eating in the morning, your body has nothing to use as energy.

What’s the difference between the different ASD Disorders

It’s very confusing, we understand.  So we hope this can be a way for you to better grasp what each of the Austism Spectrum Disorders are, how they differ, and what their individual symptoms are:

(From EasterSeals.com)

Autistic Disorder – occurs in males four times more than females and involves moderate to severe impairments in communication, socialization and behavior.

Asperger’s Syndrome — sometimes considered a milder form of autism, Asperger’s is typically diagnosed later in life than other disorders on the spectrum. People with Asperger’s syndrome usually function in the average to above average intelligence range and have no delays in language skills, but often struggle with social skills and restrictive and repetitive behavior.

Rett Syndrome — diagnosed primarily in females who exhibit typical development until approximately five to 30 months when children with Rett syndrome begin to regress, especially in terms of motor skills and loss of abilities in other areas. A key indicator of Rett syndrome is the appearance of repetitive, meaningless movements or gestures.

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder — involves a significant regression in skills that have previously been acquired, and deficits in communication, socialization and/or restrictive and repetitive behavior.

Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) – includes children that do not fully meet the criteria for the other specific disorders or those that do not have the degree of impairment associated with those disorders.