Today we're going to explore "Autism" and find out if there's a way to help our loved ones?
As we know, Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the U.S today.
So what do we know . . . science says there's no known single cause for autism, but it is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function. And the National Autistic Society states, there is no known cure.
Okay . . . let's research together!
I've spoken a lot about "antibodies" in past Health Tips . . . Well, there's a specific antibody called Immunoglobulin G (IgG) which is the main type of antibody found in blood and extracellular fluid. It's a "controller" of infection in body tissues. It performs its job by binding to viruses, bacteria and fungi to protect the body.
Now . . . when IgG levels are elevated to a high range . . . this means there is a long-term chronic infection in the body that is present like in such illnesses as HIV, myeloma, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, etc.
And the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health states that children with autism also have significantly "increased" levels of IgG.
So this is my thought . . .
As we've spoken in so many other Health Tip . . . when there's an imbalance that occurs in the body of "good" and "bad" bacteria, allowing the "bad" to overgrow . . . the toxin "ethanol" is released by this "bad" bacteria into the bloodstream. The body sees this as a chronic infection and the antibody IgG steps into play to try and control the ethanol causing infection. But because this bacteria and ethanol are always growing and releasing into our body due to our Western diet . . . the IgG . . . never wins this battle to "control" the infection. And this elevated long-term IgG, has been shown to cause negative outcomes like "autism".
The U.S. National Library of Medicine states when examining ASD children, they tested positive for this bacterial overgrowth . . . and ethanol was identified.
So now we need to ask . . . how does the child with ASD become infected?
Well . . . new born's can acquire this infection from their mother. Not only while they're still in the uterus, but also during passage through the vagina during birth.
Okay . . . so what does this "bad" bacteria and its ethanol actually do to the brain that could cause a change to brain structure and function?
In the Journal of Nature Communications they state that this bacterial infection can cross the blood-brain barrier and trigger an inflammatory response that results in the formation of granuloma-type structures and temporary mild memory impairments. Which can lead to the abnormal structures and functions in the brain.
So you be the judge . . . do you think this is a possible cure for autism?
I've never personally worked with someone with autism . . . so I can't say for sure . . .
But to me the research stated makes me believe this may be the answer to help our loved ones with autism.
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