There is one guy I follow. Rich Van K Phd. He is a researcher that works with Chronic fatigue patients and Autism.
There are a number of things that he believes can contribute to autism. Genetics, Toxins, Heavy metals, Infections, Stress, and probably a few more.
The core concept is one's glutathione level. You can read that in his words if interested in the links below
Diet can contribute for sure, especially stomach/liver health. Many times people follow a gluten free/casein free diet for autism. Stomach health is
huge for us. The brain and stomach are totally connected.
I can make a few lifestyle suggestions, if anybody is interested.
First thing to do is maintain good stomach health. Avoid the drugs whenever possible. Sleeping pills, anti-depressants and crap is just a way for big
pharma to make money and can do serious damage to ones stomach. Take my word on this, you may not realize it until the damage is done...Protect your
stomach at all costs! You will regret it if you end up with gastritis or IBS from drugs. alcohol, and stomach abuse.
A few drugs can help, like anti-biotics or antivirals sometimes. Need to be careful going down this road though. I would absolutely go the vitamin
route if possible.
Steer clear of the psychology balony. It's a farce and a way for TPTB to avoid responsibility... Autism is a physical illness, not some mental
Next biggy is to eat good. Avoid the corn syrup, monosodium glutamate, and hydorgenated oils if possible.
Drink good water, not tap water. Best thing to do is fill up at the local reverse osmosis water dispenser once every week or so for $.35 a gallon. Tap
water often has flouride andand other stuff that is difficult to detox for us with bad genes.
Caffine can make some of us spacy. Avoid it and alcohol. Consider green tea, or avoid all together to avoid highs and lows.
Develop a support system for your family if possible. Joining a support group can be a huge help for getting good advice. One can learn alot from
I've included RichVanK's hypothesis and treatment protocol in the links below. Please be easy on this guy if you sign up to the forum, he is very
Simplified methylation Protocol
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