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Autism - Conditions and Cures with Proven Effective Supplements Listed

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Early indicators include the following:

· No babbling or pointing by age one

· No single words by sixteen months or two-word phrases by age two.

· No response to name

· Loss of language or social skills

· Poor eye contact

· Excessive lining up of toys or objects

· No smiling or social responses

Later indicators include the following:

· Impaired ability to make friends with peers

· Impaired ability to initiate or sustain a conversation with others

· Absence or impairment of imaginative and social play

· Stereotyped, repetitive, or unusual use of language

· Restricted patterns of interest that are abnormal in intensity or focus

· Preoccupation with certain objects or subjects

· Inflexible adherence to specific routines or rituals


Conventional medicine believes that the following are risk factors:

· Children with a parent or a sibling with ASD (autism spectrum disorder)

· Certain medications taken during pregnancy, such as valproic acid and thalidomide

· Certain other medical conditions – chromosomal disorders such a fragile X syndrome or Down syndrome

Holistic doctors and researchers consider the following to be the root causes:

· Toxic metals (especially mercury, lead and aluminum)

· Chronic infection

· Chronic inflammation of the brain and nervous system

· Detoxification impairment

· Nutrient deficiencies

· Poor digestive function and malabsorption (leaky gut syndrome)

· Food allergies and sensitivities

· Inborn errors of metabolism

· Other environmental toxins (phthalates, parabens)

· Genetic factors such a MTHFR gene mutation and others

Recommended Food

As much as possible, consume a diet of whole foods in their natural state. This should include vegetables, fruits, fish, legumes, nuts and seeds, and nongluten grains.

Shakes made with protein and other nutrients can be helpful.

Foods to Avoid

Rye, barley, wheat and most oats.

Cow’s milk products.

Artificial dyes, colorings, sweeteners and foods high in simple sugar

The top 7 vitamins and supplements shown to help Autism:

The Prescription for Natural Cures by James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.M.D.

Super Prescription # 1 Fish Oil – LifeSource Product - Take 1,000 to 3,000 mg of EPA and DHA combined. Essential fatty acids are critical for normal brain function.

Super Prescription # 2 Magnesium – LifeSource Product - Take 200 mg twice daily to provide nervous system support.

Super Prescription # 3 Probiotics - LifeSource Product - Take as directed on the label. This provides beneficial intestinal bacteria that support healthy digestion and detoxification.

Super Prescription # 4 Vitamin D3 - LifeSource Product - Take 2,000 to 5,000 IU daily with meals. Deficiency is common, and this nutrient is required for healthy brain and neurological function.

Super Prescription # 5 Glutathione - LifeSource Product - Take 250 mg daily. This super antioxidant supports detoxification and improves cellular health.

Super Prescription # 6 Vitamin B6 - LifeSource Product - Take 20 to 50 mg daily. This B vitamin has been shown in several studies to be beneficial for those with autism.

Super Prescription # 7 Multivitamin - LifeSource Product - Take an age-appropriate full-spectrum multivitamin and mineral formula that is hypoallergenic.

General Recommendations

Calcium - LifeSource Product

Supports a healthy nervous system. Take 500 mg daily.

CoQ10 - LifeSource Product

Supports healthy brain function. Take 25 to 50 mg daily.

L-carnitine - LifeSource Product

Is important for nervous system health. Take 250 to 500 mg daily.

Digestive Enzymes - LifeSource Product

Reduces the inflammatory response by the immune and nervous system. Take 1 or 2 capsules with each meal.

Methylfolate along with Methyl B-12 - LifeSource Product

Take as directed by doctor.


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