A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Autism
I had a question the other day about autism.
Autism belongs to a group of developmental disabilities called autism spectrum disorders.
The term “spectrum” means it affects each child differently.
The disorder involves delays in the development of basic skills, like the ability to socialize or form relationships with others and to communicate effectively.
Children with autism may also have intellectual disabilities and behavioral challenges.
Symptoms of autism usually appear before a child is 3 years old and last throughout life.
Children with autism can have a wide range of symptoms, which can vary in severity from mild to disabling.
Children develop at their own pace, some more quickly than others.
You should consider an evaluation for autism if your child:
>Doesn’t babble or coo by 12 months of age
>Doesn’t point or wave by 12 months of age
>Doesn’t say single words by 16 months
>Doesn’t say 2-word phrases on his or her own by 24 months
>Has lost any language or social skills (at any age)
>Doesn’t establish or maintain eye contact
>Doesn’t make facial expressions or respond to your facial expressions
The exact cause of autism isn’t known, but research has pointed to several possible factors.
Recent studies suggest there may be a genetic predisposition to autism.
Environmental factors may also play a role.
There’s currently no cure for autism, but treatment may allow for relatively normal development and reduce undesirable behaviors.
Children with autism generally benefit most from a highly structured environment and the use of routines.
To deal with autism it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily to hydrate and flush toxins.
*Ginkgo biloba is a powerful free radical destroyer that protects your brain. It also improves brain function by increasing circulation to your brain. Take it in capsule or extract form as directed on the product label, 3 times daily (don’t take if you have a bleeding disorder, or are scheduled for surgery or a dental procedure).
*Eat a high-fiber diet consisting of 50-75% raw foods, including large amounts of fruits and vegetables plus brown rice, lentils, and potatoes. For protein, eat beans and legumes, fish, raw nuts and seeds, skinless white turkey or white chicken breast, tofu, and low-fat yogurt.
*Eliminate alcohol, caffeine, canned and packaged foods, carbonated beverages, chocolate, all junk foods, refined and processed foods, salt, sugar, sweets, saturated fats, soft drinks, and white flour from your diet.
*Avoid foods that contain artificial colors or preservatives.
*Avoid fried and fatty foods like bacon, cold cuts, gravies, ham, luncheon meats, sausage, and all dairy products except for low-fat soured products.
*Omit wheat and wheat products from your diet.
*Get regular moderate exercise.
*Use an elimination diet to test for food allergies, which can aggravate the condition.
*Have a hair analysis test to rule out heavy metal poisoning.
*Try to improve blood oxygen supply to your brain with deep breathing exercises. Hold your breath for 30 seconds each half hour for a 30-day period. This promotes deeper breathing and helps to increase oxygen levels in the tissues of your brain.
*Don’t go without food. Eating frequent small meals daily is better than eating 2 or 3 large meals.
*Consider liver and colon cleanses.
*Increase fresh air, sunshine, connect to nature, adequate rest.
*Ensure regular (2 per day) bowel movements.
*Decrease toxic exposures of all kinds.
*Become educated about all possible side effects and detrimental influences of any medications or treatment procedures you are taking or considering.
*Avoid MSG and artificial sweeteners as they are neurotoxins.
*Explore dental amalgam toxicity.
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