Autism, Asperger, ADD, ADHD syndrome

image018Autism and Asperger’ syndrome affects one in 300 births and can often start presenting at the age two and three. There can be a genetic predisposition but in many cases there can be underlying environmental and biological imbalances. It is evident in some cases that cerebral allergy or chemical sensitivity impairs brain energy production. A preservative found in vaccines recently researched have found that it can be a possible cause.

Some other factors that should be taken into account are viral infections, vaccinations (esp. MMR), tetragenic drugs (thalidomide), oxytocins and industrial toxins can be implicated in this disorder. Toxins are known to disrupt brain chemistry and neurotransmitter pathways in numerous ways. For example pre-exposure to pesticides and or hormonal effects such as xenoestrogens can inhibit mitochondrial activity.

Naturopathic Consult and treatment strategy

 

Addressing Possible Causes or Contributing Factors

  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Allergy and Food Intolerances
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Gut dysbiosis
  • Foetal alcohol syndrome
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction
  • Immune Deregulation
  • Genetic polymorphism
  • Methylation problems
  • Timing of vaccinations
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Balancing dietary and Lifestyle

  • Check food intolerances –Food sensitivity testing can be done
  • Improve detoxification to reduce chemical sensitivity
  • Improve methylation
  • Treat leaky gut syndrome
  • Drinking 1-2 litres of water a day
  • Eat 5-6 smaller meals a day
  • Treat any opportunistic infections appropriately
  • Improve liver  detoxification
  • Check candida albicans
  • Check for toxicity esp. Mercury – Nutrient and toxic element testing by hair mineral analysis
  • Improve serotonin metabolism
  • Treating diarrhoea

As I mum of 3 children I know the importance of wanting to give your child the best possibilities in life
Jane Deans