children

Do autistic children have 'starving brains?'

Monday, September 03, 2012 by: Eric L. Zielinski
Tags: autistic children, starving brains, medical treatment

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns
High-dose vitamin C injections shown to annihilate cancer
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
Ben and Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
Battle for humanity nearly lost: global food supply deliberately engineered to end life, not nourish it
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women
Cannabis kicks Lyme disease to the curb
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
Harvard research links fluoridated water to ADHD, mental disorders
Right to farm being stripped from Americans: Michigan to criminalize small family farms with chickens, goats, honey bees and more
Monsanto's seed imperialism halted in Canada thanks to massive protests
Delicious
(NaturalNews) McCandless' position in her book, "Children with Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder," is that ASD is a complex syndrome based on physiological and biochemical disorders that have as a common end-point the cognitive and emotional impairment that we generally associate with autism. In other words, aside from rare genetic cases such as an autism derived from Fragile X syndrome, it has become evident that these are physically ill children who can be greatly helped medically, behaviorally, and cognitively by proper diagnosis and treatment of their underlying medical conditions. This is a vital breakthrough in understanding and one that many practitioners have had a hard time grasping. In the past, autism and other conditions in the autism spectrum were considered "psychiatric" or behavior disorders, with only psychiatric or behavioral approaches considered as appropriate treatments. Consequently, since they are physically ill, affected children require an all-encompassing, natural intervention to maximize their healing potential.

Studies have shown that ASD children, compared to controls with neurotypical children, report higher occurrences of the following nutrient levels:

• Increased serum copper
• Magnesium deficiency
• Increased copper/zinc ratios
• Iron deficiency
• Increased glutamate
• Zinc deficiency
• Decreased vitamin B6
• B12 deficiency
• Decreased plasma sulphate
• Calcium deficiency
• Decreased methionine
• Fatty acid deficiencies
• Decreased glutamine
• Inadequate vitamins A, D, and E
• Decreased amino acids tyrosine, carnosine, lysine, hydroxylysine

Many experts have further noted that several common factors are seen in most ASD patients; namely, impaired immunity, GI inflammation, higher infection rate and subsequent increased use of antibiotics, impaired nutritional status, maldigestion/malabsorption, and decreased ability to metabolize toxins like heavy metals and pathogens. The crux of the all-encompassing, natural intervention model; therefore, is to restore proper brain function by balancing the nutrients above. This can be done in a variety of ways; namely nutrition, supplements, chiropractic, acupuncture, etc. This approach, though, has been criticized by the medical model because it apparently takes longer than other modalities and may not be as complete with older children since biochemical abnormalities and toxic conditions have already become a part of their cellular functioning and are therefore harder to change. The "golden window" of opportunity, they contend, has been suggested to be between 18 months and five years of age, though it is never too late to initiate care. Many older children and adults have experienced dramatic results as well.

This criticism from the medical community is false. Research is full of evidence-based, "natural" interventions that have dramatic, rapid results. If you suspect your child has autism, contact your natural health care provider as soon as possible.

Sources for this article include:

McCandless, J. Children with starving brains: a medical treatment guide for autism spectrum disorder 2nd ed. Bramble Books, Putney. 2003.

Guliani K, Rubin D. Improvements in developmental delay, colic, and GERD in a Child Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Report and Review of Literature. J Pediatr Matern & Fam Health Chiropr 2012; 1:online access only (4 pages).

Benach JL, Li E, McGovern MM. A microbial association with autism. MBio. 2012;3(1).
Jyonouchi H, Geng L, Ruby A, Reddy C, Zimmerman-Bier B. Evaluation of an association between gastrointestinal symptoms and cytokine production against common dietary proteins in children with autism spectrum disorders. J Pediatr. 2005;146(5):605-10.

Ibrahim SH, Voigt RG, Katusic SK, Weaver AL, Barbaresi WJ. Incidence of gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism: a population-based study. Pediatrics. 2009;124(2):680-6.

Scelfo TA, Chelenyak PL. Resolution of autistic symptoms in a child undergoing chiropractic care to correct vertebral subluxations: A case study: case report. J Pediatr Matern & Fam Health Chiropr 2011; 4:106-110.

About the author:
Author, chiropractor, public health researcher and speaker Eric L. Zielinski has devoted his life to natural health and wellness for over a decade. Inspired by the timeless principles in the Bible, he continues to seek out ways to give his patients and clients the tools that they need to achieve the Abundant Life. Follow him on Facebook, visit his website or click here to read Eric's other NaturalNews.com articles.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.