Mitochondrial Function

Mitochondria are the energy production factories inside all of our cells. Mitochondrial disorders lead to problems with energy production in every cell.  Mitochondrial dysfunction is when the mitochondria are still functioning but not creating enough energy to adequately support development. An area of significant interest in autism investigation is the role that mitochondrial dysfunction plays.  A…

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Heavy Metals and Autism, PDD and ADHD

    Evidence supports the role of heavy metals in causing autism, PDD and ADHD.  These children often have biochemical impairments that put them at greater risk for damage caused by heavy metal accumulation.   The research of Dr. William Walsh, Ph.D, and Dr. Anjum Usman, MD, have found alterations in the functioning of metallothionein protein (MT) in children…

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Digestion and Inflammation

   “Surveys published in the gastroenterology literature have stated that gastrointestinal problems, such as chronic constipation or diarrhea, occur in 46% to 85% of children with ASDs.” Journal of Pediatrics – Scott M. Myers, MD    The digestive tract is the heart of the innate immune system.  The innate immune system is a barrier defence against…

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Antioxidants and Toxicity

Antioxidants protect cells from damage and/or death caused by free radicals.  Free radicals are created when the body encounters toxins and attempts to neutralize them.  If the body does not have enough antioxidants, free radicals cause oxidative stress.  Oxidative stress has been associated with developmental delay and neurological disorders, as well as many other diseases…

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Brain Chemicals

        Neurotransmitters are brain chemicals that support and govern development.  Many neurotransmitters are needed to create the environment needed for optimal language, social and cognitive development.     Serotonin Serotonin is a key brain chemical that is been identified in the physiological abnormalities in ASD and AD/HD.  Serotonin is made from tryptophan with…

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Detoxification and Glutathione

      Detoxification is the process by which chemicals and harmful substances are removed safely from the body.   Your child’s body has 4 different routes to remove toxins. Your child’s body removes toxins via the:  Digestive tract Kidneys Lungs Skin The first three routes of detoxification are the most effective.  When the digestive tract, kidneys and lungs…

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Methyl B12 Injections – Treatment of Autism

What is Methyl-B12 (B12)? B12 (cobalamin) is a vitamin “family” with five unique family members that each do different things.  Out of the B12 family, only methyl-B12 has the ability to activate the methionine/homocysteine biochemical pathway directly which results in more “fuel” to the brain. B12 works with folic acid to make all the cells…

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Heavy Metals

Ground-Breaking Monkey Study: Mercury-Containing Hepatitis B Vaccine Causes Brain Damage SafeMinds calls for moratorium on use of mercury-containing H1N1and seasonal influenza vaccine September 30, 2009 – A study published today in Neurotoxicology, the leading scientific journal in its field, discovered brain damage in newborn monkeys given the Hepatitis B vaccine containing the mercury preservative thimerosal.…

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Detoxification

What we know is true The interplay between autism spectrum disorder, genetics and environmental toxicity has been the subject of research for many years.  Recently some incredible and disturbing research findings are proving what many have long suspected.  One of the key reasons for the dramatic rise in autism rates in the last 15-20 years…

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