Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism awareness has come a long way. For example we know today that autistic children's IQ is above average. We also understand that mental problems of all sorts are a result from nutritional and/or chemical deficiencies or imbalances of the brain.
What we look at closely is the role of allergies in autism. With that approach comes an awareness of genetic factors like SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms). MTHFR is such a SNP. MTHFR is a gene that encodes an enzyme which activates Folic Acid, also known as Vitamin B9. It is believed that up to 90% of autistic children carry this one SNP. There are many others. This is why we check all essential nutrients, such as Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, Fats etc. for allergic or just sensitivity dispositions. Essential nutrients are necessary to make the required enzymes and neurotransmitters that the Brain and Central Nervous System use to process information and cell signal responses. But if there is an allergic response to a nutrient, then the enzymes and neurotransmitters may be incomplete. This causes malfunctions throughout the Central Nervous System which can result in abnormal behavior; Autism, ADD/ADHD, bipolar and other disorders.
ALLERGY RELATED AUTISM
The brain and the connecting 31 pairs of spinal nerves is an amazing, unequaled network of communication. This Central Nervous System (CNS) reacts to foods, heavy metals, chemicals, vaccines, immunizations. When contact is made with an allergen, the brain instantly sends messages to every cell of the body–accept or defend.
Dr. Straile, DC uses NAET to eliminate allergies:
“Through a combination of muscle testing, chiropractic manual manipulation, acupressure and nutritional support, the brain can be reprogrammed, brain function improved and restored, allergens eliminated or neutralized. NAET unlocks blockages of the energy pathways and restarts normal energy circulation. The brain gets proper nutrition and vital organs return to their proper function. Using NAET, the practitioner searches for the cause/culprit. NAET is more effective with the very young autistic child.Autism is reversible.” (Excerpt from Say Goodbye to Autism by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad. www.naet.com)
Dr. Straile also uses the SHOW Method, which includes Advanced Biofeedback technology. He employs these Energy Harmonizing Procedures (EHP) to assist the body in changing genetic expression of SNPs. Often these EHPs help for allergies not to be expressed and in turn, can help strengthen the Immune System.