There is no one therapy that does it all. And,to complicate it further, like most “mental”problems”, it’s not simple to diagnose. In theyounger ages, it’s easily confused with mentalretardation, or brain damage.
What are the known causes of autism?. Perhaps thebest known today is the usage of mercury (thimeroserol) in infant and childhood vaccines.
Only in the past few years was this practicediscontinued. So, we’ve literally poisonedmillions of children with good intent!Protecting them from dangerous childhood diseaseshas caused much worse problems.
Another well known cause of autism is foodsensitivity and allergy. Virtually every knownmental problem may be caused by a normallyharmless allergen – a simple food that has been “recognized” by that person’s immune system as “dangerous”.
This seems to be caused by what is called “leakygut syndrome”. A major theory in this cause isthat the malnourishment of the mother prior tobirth and during initial feeding after birthopens the entrances from the gut too much in theattempt to obtain more needed vitamins andminerals and enzymes, etc.
This larger “leaky gut opening” allows larger “particles” thru the gut walls into the portalvein. Instead of digested single amino acids, orsimple combinations of a few amino acids, longerchains of amino acids are allowed thru. Theselarger than “normal” collections of amino acidsmay then be recognized by the immune system aspossible viruses, bacteria, or even parasites.
This particular collection of amino acids is nowa distinct allergen to that person, even thoughit is actually harmless.
There are possibly many other minor causes and/orcombinations of causes. We know very littleabout the evolution of our immune system, and howallergy/sensitivity is developed.
What can we do to “normalize” autistic children?.What are the answers that we already know?.The Mercury Toxicity Problem. As a former orthomolecular psychologist, mineraltoxicity is well known to me. I’ve seen severalschizophrenic patients “cured” that suffered fromcopper toxicity in particular.
The first step is diagnosis of this problem. Ismineral toxicity involved?. There are severaldifferent ways to diagnose mineral toxicity. Inmy opinion the best way is a mineral hairanalysis. Most MD’s prefer a 24 hour urinecollection. Actual blood tests and urine andsaliva tests are not reliable.
It seems that all toxic minerals are stopped fromgetting into the brain by the filtering andstorage facility of the liver. A large amount ofmercury getting to the brain would be verydangerous, so the liver stops it and stores it,and then gradually releases as small an amountback into the bloodstream so that it can beexcreted. Hair is an excretion route, and aninch or so of hair tells a “history” of mineralexcretion over a period of weeks. While hairanalysis isn’t very accurate insofar as amount inthe body, it’s very accurate as to what’s beenexcreted over time.
A hair analysis would be my first step towardssolving the autism problem.
Supposing that the hair analysis came backshowing large amounts of mercury. What to donext?. The answer is some form of chelation.
Chelation means “to grab onto”. There areseveral drugs that do this for minerals. In theblood stream, these drugs (EDTA and others)literally grab onto minerals, and allow them toexit the body thru the kidney/urine excretionsystem. This usually involves going to achelation clinic, sitting for an hour or so witha needle in the arm. It’s not that uncomfortable,although a small child might find it so. Thisprocedure is done several times over a period ofseveral weeks.
. One problem with this is that because thechelation agent (drug) “claws onto” all mineralsin the blood stream, it takes out essentialminerals as well as the toxic ones. So, itbecomes very necessary to supplement the mineralsour bodies need for everyday use. In effect,taking all out, good and bad, and putting backthe good.
It’s also not cheap, as it involves “doctor time”.
I successfully used a cheap and effectivealternate in my practice. Vitamin C. Vitamin Ccombines with minerals in the bloodstreammetabolically to form a mineral “Ascorbate”combination that is also water soluble and passesout thru the same kidney/urine exit.
There are several advantages to using Vitamin Cinstead of drugs. It is a natural antibioticthat kills both viruses and bacteria in thebloodstream. So, people who use it will behealthier than most, AND they’ll be getting ridof toxic minerals at the same time.
The same thing happens as does with drugs. Sincevitamin C combines with ALL minerals, we aretaking out the essential ones along with thetoxic ones. So, all the essential ones must besupplemented daily.
Few people realize the truth about vitamin Ctoday, in spite of the work done by Linus Pauling,a true genius. The “spin” by nutritionists and. MD’s and the RDA has us taking very insufficientamounts of vitamin C for daily use. Did you knowthat the veterinarian RDA for a 150 pound ape is4000 mg (4 grams) per day?. We humans and otherprimates such as that ape handle vitamin Cexactly the same. The RDA is under 100 mg (0.1gram).
For schizophrenic adults I worked with in pastyears, I used 10 grams per day in split doses.
For these patients, their schizoid symptomsseemed to disappear within two weeks or so, butsurprisingly, a six month hair analysis showedeven high levels of copper. Carl Pfeiffer, amentor, and a good friend, explained that thebody is now allowing more toxic material out ofstorage into the bloodstream so that it can beexcreted safely. Most goes out via the kidney/urine pathway, but also hair. To my surprise,this increase in hair levels was actually good.
Allergy/Sensitivity Problem. The “leaky gut syndrome” is becoming a hugehealth problem, albeit unknown to most people andeven most physicians. It’s a function of ourculture moving more and more away from healthfulfoods containing good nutrition and moving moreand more to sweet and pre-processed foods withoutgood balanced nutrition.
Because we have evolved requiring certain amountsand balances of vitamins, minerals, amino acids,fatty acids, and enzymes derived from what we eat,we, as a culture are not getting even close tosufficient nutrition for good health withouttaking vitamin mineral supplements. One theoryof “leaky gut syndrome” is that each generation,being malnourished, has to find a way to get morenecessary nutrients, and allowing more aminoacids and other needed nutrients thru the wallsof the intestines, this is accomplished.
There are several possible answers to thisparticular problem:1. Giving the person with the problem digestiveenzymes. This helps the digestive system do abetter job, breaking up proteins into amino acidseasier to digest as small peptides and individualamino acids. This solves part of the problem atleast, especially in those cases where digestiveproblems are present. Of course, protease is themost desired.
2. Avoiding those foods that are most likely theallergens that the immune system has “decided”are enemies. This is the basis of the milk freeand gluten free diets that are popular, and haveproved of value for some autistic cases.
3. Allergy search and solution. The only reallyeffective “test and cure” system is the End-Point-Titration method. This not only finds bothallergies and sensitivities, but also provides aneutralizing amount. Unfortunately, the costsare prohibitive, ranging in the tens of thousandsof dollars. A free allergen test may be found at. Free. Allergy Test4. EEG Biofeedback (aka Neurofeedback or. Neurotherapy) has long been used with ADD/ADHDsuccessfully. Dr von Hilsheimer in Orlando hassuccessfully worked with several autisticchildren using this therapy. He has taken wellover 200 sessions with several patients. Theproblem is that it is very expensive and uses alot of “doctor time”.
5. A new therapy called Neuroliminal Brain Wave. Training was invented by me in 2004. It doesexactly what EEG Biofeedback does, namely changebrain wave strengths (and in the case of autismpatients, increases brain blood flow (similar to. HEG biofeedback).
Besides being as successful as EEG BF, itactually has several other advantages for autismcases:a. Very affordable cost – a fraction of EEG BF,a viable alternative to the dangerous drugs usedfor the ADD-autism continuum. Mid and low incomefamilies simply cannot afford EEG BF, leaving theonly real choice the dangerous drugs.
b. Very simple to use at home. No messingaround with wires and sticky paste or even bulkyhelmets. Even the “worst” autistic kids can betrained without problems.
c. No motivation required to simply go to sleep.
With ADD/ADHD and high functioning autistics,motivation is a critical factor in success.
In a recent test of 9 autistic children from 3 to11 years of age, over an eight week period, ALLnine improved, some dramatically, and some slowly.
This is exactly what would be expected if using. EEG and HEG BF. All parents put up a $100deposit, and if no improvement was found, theycould get that back. All preferred to keep itand continue training.
Those are the options I see at present. Autismis increasing as our nutrition is decreasing, andmore and more toxins are used for good reasonsthat have bad effects.
If I had a child who was autistic, or even slowto develop, what would I do?.1. Start Neuroliminal Brain Wave Trainingimmediately.
2. I’d do a hair analysis to see if mercury isat toxic levels, and if so, I’d start my child on5-10 grams of vitamin C per day.
3. I’d try a Caveman Diet for a week or so totry to determine if common allergens such as milkor grains are a major culprit.
4. I’d investigate digestive enzymes for autismon the web, and start using them.
The belt and suspender theory seems to me to bethe best way – do all that you can as soon as youknow about the problem and possible solutions.
The sooner the autistic child is started on theseprograms the closer to “normal” they usuallybecome.
There is no magic pill. All these programs taketime. Magic pills usually aren’t anyway, and alldrugs have serious side effects for some at least.
What I have outlined does not in any way.
Unfortunately, the physician’s dictum “do no harm”is no longer the case.