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Autism Overview:

This detoxification pathway is a critical factor in predisposing one to develop autism and nutritionally supporting those steps that are blocked is essential for successfully chelating children with autism.

Learner's Edge Research Summaries on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Autism: A Brain Disorder, or a Disorder That Affects the Brain?

Autism: Articles on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Autism

Autism and EMF:

The following articles discuss Autism and EMF. The first link will direct you to two articles "Autism and EMF? Plausibility of a pathophysiological" Parts 1 and 2. Please note that we cannot post the entire article due to copyright laws. The second link directs you to the page where you can purchase the articles.

Autism and EMF? Plausibility of a Pathophysiological Link

Although autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) are defined behaviorally, they also involve multileveled disturbances of underlying biology that find striking parallels in the physiological impacts of electromagnetic frequency and radiofrequency exposures (EMF/RFR).  Read more...

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Gastrointestinal Inflammation in Autism:

The following articles highlight the severe intestinal inflammation commonly found in kids with autism. It is typically the result of chronic viral infections and is a major contributing cause of "leaky gut" and food sensitivities.

Abnormal Measles - Mumps - Rubella Antibodies and CNS Autoimmunity in Children with Autism

Small Intestinal Enteropathy with Epithelial IgG and Complement Deposition In Children with Regressive Autism

Ileal-Lymphoid-Nodular Hyperplasia, Non-Specific Colitis, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder in Children

Mercury and Autism:

Though still controversial, the role of mercury and other heavy metals in causing autism must be viewed in conjunction with genetic susceptibility brought on by impairments in the methylation cycle.

The Role of Mercury in the Pathogenesis of Autism

Environmental Mercury Release, Spedical Education Rates, and Autism Disorder: An Ecological Study of Texas

Methylation Cycle Impairments in Autism:

Though still controversial, the role of mercury and other heavy metals in causing autism must be viewed in conjunction with genetic susceptibility brought on by impairments in the methylation cycle.

Metabolic Biomarkers of Increased Oxidative Stress and Impaired Methylation Capacity in Children with Autism

Useful Books on Autism Treatments:

Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments, by Jon B. Pangborn, Ph.D. and Sidney M. Baker, M.D., with an introduction by Bernard Rimland, Ph.D. This October 2005 version of the Defeat Autism Now! Clinical Options Manual replaces the previous editions that have revolutionized the biomedical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of autism, PDD and related disorders. Paperback (includes index).

Children with Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder,by Jaquelyn McCandless, M.D., 2003 (updated 2005). After three decades in practice as a psychiatrist and neurologist, Dr. McCandless' fourteenth grandchild, Chelsey, was diagnosed as autistic. Dr. McCandless' search for answers led her to the Autism Research Institute's Defeat Autism Now! project, with immediate benefit to Chelsey. Now all autistic children can benefit. This 2nd Edition includes important new cutting-edge treatment developments along with a new and very useful index. Paperback, 302 pages.

Special Diets for Special Kids, by Lisa Lewis, Ph.D. Very informative, extremely practical guide to gluten- and casein-free diets--as well as other special diets--by a researcher who is also the mother of an autistic child. Over 150 tested recipes. 1998, hardcover/spiral bound, 251 pages.

Special Diets for Special Kids Two, by Lisa Lewis, Ph.D. More great tasting recipes and tips for implementing specials diets to aid in the treatment of autism and related developmental disorders. 2001, hard cover, 272 pages.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet, by Elaine Gottschall, B.A., M.Sc. The sourcebook for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). Gottschall’s work is rightly considered a breakthrough by families whose autistic children were impervious to all other treatments. Based on decades of scholarly research and personal experience, the ideas, suggestions, and recipes in this book will be a Godsend to many. 2004, paperback, 207 pages.