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Unlocking Autism

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Is Autism really a disease or could it be a cry for help?

Autism was unheard of when I was growing up in the 70’s, for that matter I don’t even recall seeing any kids with Asthma either. More recently we now we see epidemic proportions of kids with varying degrees of ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism.

The Question Is Why?

I feel that the answer lies in the world that we have created for ourselves. Just take a walk down memory lane and think back to your own childhood. Our world was significantly different in many ways – Social and Political Landscapes, Chemical/Environmental Landscapes, the Food Supply Chain and Food Quality, Digital Technologies, Electromagnetic Smog, as well as Vaccination Programs. The bottom line is that the human body is dealing with so much more than it has than any other time in history.

Just think about how the combined impact of the factors listed above may impact human health. The stats are quite clear we have rising levels of almost every type of health condition in western countries. Simply put it means that we have overwhelmingly increased levels of stressors in all areas of life.

A stressor can be defined as:

  • Emotional
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Physical
  • Chemical (Direct and Indirect Exposure)
  • Food
  • Biochemical / Genetic Factors
  • Modern Medicines
  • Radiation (Sun, Medical Devices)

You may have realized by now that this is a multifactorial problem. That’s why I believe Autism is a cry for help in many ways. It’s a wakeup call in fact. You could say that we have created the problem and yet at the same it’s like a burning beacon signalling us to all consider change and look at the world we live in.

Stress & Toxicity

One of the hypotheses in vogue at present is “Neuro-Inflammation”. This is a disturbance in brain chemicals that causes inflammation in the neurons (nerves). As a parent or carer it is crucial to be aware of acerbating factors that may heighten or trigger Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms. You can make a huge difference through being proactive in your awareness around foods and environmental toxins.

It’s also important to reduce emotional stress especially when it comes to making changes. It may be necessary to ensure that you have a nutritional and gut health strategy in place to support change. If the nutrient strategy is in place first this may help reduce the trauma associated with change.

Moving Forward – The Natural Approach to Learning and Behavioral Disorders

Our treatment aims are to identify problem areas and develop a customized treatment plan. (See considerations below)Every patient is different and each needs a specific program. The starting point to understanding a client’s needs is developed through a thorough investigation, alongside pathology testing. Treatment typically involves the whole family’s participation.

  • Nutritional Intervention (what specific supplements are required)
  • Dietary Analysis and Interventions (what foods are reactive?)
  • Food Testing
  • Pyrroles Testing
  • Stool Analysis (Microbial Profiling)
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity / Testing
  • Environmental Review
  • Immuno Factors (Viral and Bacterial)
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Neurochemical Production (over and under stimulation)
  • Stress Influences, Siblings, Family, School, Noise, Smells, Routine ect
  • Nervous System Support

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