(NaturalNews) The 2014 AutismOne Conference in Chicago is just around the corner, and this year's lineup has some groundbreaking discoveries to bring to the table. An international team of cutting-edge researchers in the fields of science and medicine will discuss breakthroughs in nutritional therapies for treating and healing autism, as well as highlight a new study on the cannabinoids found in both hemp and cannabis, and their importance in balancing digestion, immunity and brain function.
Set to kick off on Wednesday, May 21, the event will feature keynote presentations and demos on issues relating to neurodevelopment, hypothyroidism, Down syndrome, biotherapeutic drainage, vitamin therapy and many other issues relating to autism. The event will also feature the findings of a recent study published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation that discusses the relationship between the human body's endocannabinoid system and vitamin D.
"Premier researchers Dr. James Jeffrey Bradstreet, Professor Marco Ruggiero of Italy, and Dr. Yi Jin of the Newport Brain Research Center will present cutting-edge innovations in autism therapies," explained Teri Arranga, Executive Director of AutismOne. "Their research can explain the relationship of the immune system to brain function."
Cannabinoids as potential healers of autism
Cannabis has been getting a lot of attention in the media recently, and Dr. Bradstreet's research involving special receptors in the human body that respond to them has strong implications for autism spectrum disorder. Set to be presented on Friday afternoon, the findings of his study point to cannabinoids as neuroprotectors that may be effective in treating the neurological damage associated with autism.
"Recent studies suggest abnormal cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2) signalling in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) extracted from autistic children, implying the endocannabinoid system could be functionally involved in ASD-mediated immune impairments," reads a description of the presentation.
"Cannabinoid 1 receptors are present on neurons and microglial cells and additional research implicates these receptors in neuronal protection in a way which may represent a therapeutic target in ASDs [autism spectrum disorders]."
Healing the gut with nutrition
Another area where many autism sufferers show persistent symptoms is in the gut, which is the subject of another presentation on how to heal gastrointestinal (GI) epithelial damage using silver and copper hydrosol, micro-clustered water, homeopathy, minerals and probiotics. Our own Robert Scott Bell will present on this topic, revealing methods that he has used clinically to reduce GI inflammation, modulate immunity and ultimately promote tissue regeneration.
An international speaking team will present on more than 120 cases, in fact, where children have completely recovered from autism, in part through nutrition. Researcher Dr. Andreas Ludwig Kalcker and health practitioner Kerri Rivera will discuss how treating parasitic toxicity has helped many children with regressive autism find relief.
It is described as a "method of successful treatment for regressive autism where in a single year more than 117 children have been able to reduce former ATEC [autism treatment evaluation checklist] from over 50 to less than 10, or a so-called full recovery. The successful treatment has been completely different from mainstream medicine focusing to the cause of parasitic toxicity experienced in their [bodies] causing irrational behavior."
This is just a taste of the many presentations, workshops and demos to be featured at this amazing event, which will take place at the Intercontinental O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont. Registration for all five days of the conference is only $99, which you can learn more about here: AutismOne.org.
You can also access the full 2014 AutismOne Conference Guide on Scribd here: AutismOne.org.