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What need to be done to according to Dr Turner

  • The immune system must be improved
  • The heavy metals eliminated
  • The diet changed (casein and gluten free)
  • The toxins eliminated
  • The proper supplements taken to counteract the damage to the brain
  • Water intake increased
  • Infectious agents handled and leaky gut healed
  • The cranial and spinal subluxations and misalignments must be corrected or the child will not recover to his/her potential

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Center for the Study of Autism

The Center for the Study of Autism (CSA) is located in the Salem/Portland, Oregon area. The Center provides information about autism to parents and professionals, and conducts research on the efficacy of various therapeutic interventions. Much of our research is in collaboration with the Autism Research Institute in San Diego, California.

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Autism and the protein metallothionein

My interest in autism was sparked by my experiences with the detoxification of children that were damaged by the administration of vaccines. Many behavioural problems soon disappeared when vaccines were detoxified, even when most children came to me for completely other reasons. In my practice it turned out that mood swings, agression, restlessness, attention disorder and ADHD often correlated to the many and early vaccinations in children. When some of my autistic patients greatly improved after the detoxification of their vaccines, my interest had been aroused and I became increasingly convinced that autism must tie in with the administration of vaccines.

In this conviction I do not stand alone, since researchers like Dr. Andrew Wakefield and Dr. William J. Walsh also share this view. Their work has provided clear insight into this matter. At a Chicago congress on autism in May of 2003 I presented 30 cases of behavioural disorders that had significantly improved with the detoxification of the vaccines (among these were 3 autistic children). Here I learned the latest scientific research on autism and became inspired by the many therapeutic possibilities these new insights offered. This is a message of hope and I no longer consider it appropriate to lable autism an incurable disorder. The facts simply disprove this assumption. The key to treating autistic children is a protein called metallothionein.

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Autism and Omega acids

These omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are found in fish and seafood, some nuts and seeds and green leafy vegetables. They are absolutely essential for normal brain development and function, but are often lacking from modern diets. Scientific research indicates that imbalances or deficiencies of certain highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFA) can play a part in a range of behavioural and learning difficulties including ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autistic spectrum disorders. This would help to explain the strong associations between these conditions: they all tend to run in the same families, and often overlap in the same individual.

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Autism and bacteria/fungal metabolites

80% to 90% of children with Autism have abnormal levels of bacteria or fungal metabolites in their urine. However, it isn’t just the toxins from bacteria and yeast that interfere with cognition in Autism and Attention Deficit. The changes in the immune system caused by unbalanced intestinal flora also interfere with memory and learning. Some of these same immune changes can cause central hypothyroidism, which is often found in Autism.

Brain fog is a very common complaint among those suffering from the yeast syndrome. Several things associated with poor intestinal flora can make it difficult to concentrate (brain fog). Fungus (Candida Albicans) die-off may be primarily responsible for brain fog.

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Autism and supplement NDF

Dr. Kartzinel currently treats 1,500 autistic children per month and includes NDF in the heavy metal detox component of his protocol. Professor Boyd Haley's findings show that mercury toxicity is a cause of ASD and Altzheimer's, and that mercury in combination with aluminum, lead and antibiotics has a more devastating effect. The synergistic role of chemical toxins has also been noted. Therefore heavy metal, chemical and antibiotic (mycotoxins) detox are all pertinent to the issue. Other factors include the live viral component of the MMR vaccine, dysbiosis, diet, nutrient status, repairing the damage caused by the metals and chemicals, and socialization. It is my clinical experience that progress in these other areas is mostly unattainable until after metal and chemical detox are complete, and that detox cannot proceed smoothly until after some degree of metabolic regulation has been achieved. This includes a casein and gluten free diet and ensuring the ongoing elimination of acidic wastes, which I will address later. The application of the following method and information into a comprehensive treatment protocol for Autism must be individually assessed by the treating physician.

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Low brain activity linked to protein levels in disorder
Fragile X syndrome is marked by autism-like symptoms

People with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited developmental disability, have reduced blood levels of a protein vital for brain development and function, researchers at the School of Medicine have found. These lowered levels are linked to abnormal activity patterns in the brain.

“It is exciting to think that a biological marker we can measure in the blood is correlated with vital brain function,” said Allan Reiss, MD, professor and director of the Stanford Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory and Behavioral Neurogenetics Research Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the study's senior author.

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AIT Institute

The AIT Institute provides Berard Auditory Integration Training information and resources to assist those diagnosed with auditory processing disorders (APD), Autism (ASD), ADD/ADHD, SPD and other learning disabilities and to help them improve the quality of their lives and learning. Many clients with a history of Otitis Media have a metallothioneine protein deficiency issue, which influences the maturation of the gastric system, neuronal development, heavy metal detoxification (heavy metals suppress enzymatic function in the body), oxidation, immunity and delivery of zinc to the cells.

Auditory integration training (AIT), as developed by French otolaryngologist Guy Berard and based on the work of his predecessor, Alfred Tomatis, typically consists of 20 half-hour sessions of listening to specially modulated music over a 10- to 20-day period. AIT has been reported to be beneficial in several conditions, including AD/HD, autism, dyslexia, and hypersensitive hearing at certain frequencies.

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Statistics by Country for Autism

About these extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Autism: These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Autism are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian statistics. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Autism statistics below refer to. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Autism in that region.

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