What is Autism (autistic spectrum disorder)?
Autism is a disorder of the brain in which social behavior, communication skills, and thinking ability fail to develop normally. It affects the way sensory input is processed, causing people with this disorder to overreact to some sensations (sights, sounds, and smells) and show less enthusiasm to others. The impairments of autism produce an assortment of unusual behavioral traits.
What Are the Symptoms of Autism?
Studies have shown that symptoms of autism, which usually appear before the age of three, can vary greatly from child to child. For example, some show no response to loving expressions from parents, preferring to be alone. Some become indifferent to people, becoming preoccupied with a particular object or activity, pursuing it for several hours in a somewhat repetitive manner. Some respond in a curious manner to some events or situations that they encounter, reacting in an unclear manner and not being able to explain what they are experiencing.
Autism and Oxidative Stress
Studies have indicated that children with autism have a higher level of oxidative stress caused by heavy metals, such as mercury, in the blood. This is evident in many cases of autism. It has been thought by some that being exposed to Thimerosal (50% ethyl mercury) is an almost certain cause of autism especially if a child was exposed to it in its first six months of life. Oxidative stress increases when glutathione levels are deficient in the body.
Exciting Progress Toward An Answer
Encouraging and remarkable progress has been made by a team at the University of Arkansas, led by Dr. Jill James. She demonstrated that in 4 out of 5 cases of autism studied, there existed a glutathione deficiency. It was also noted that several genes normally associated with normal glutathione metabolism did not function properly in autistic children compared to those children without autism.
Additionally, Dr. Janet Kern and her team at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center were interested in seeing if the product Immunocal would be tolerable for autistic children since they can be highly sensitive to various foods. It was noted that the product was well tolerated and most importantly, that a definite trend was observed in the improvement of behavioral parameters.
Ways to Increase the Level of Glutathione
The first way is quite expensive – intravenous glutathione. Second, a much more inexpensive way would be by taking Immunocal – a safe undenatured whey protein, on a daily basis. As was referenced earlier Immunocal is well tolerated. Why Immunocal? It is the only product available that effectively increases the level of glutathione in the body. There is no product comparable to it. (Read more here).
We know that there is no known current cure for autism; however, having a proper diet that includes Immunocal has been noted to be an excellent treatment of autism. Clinical studies have shown that by increasing the level of glutathione in the body has produced promising results. A diet that includes Immunocal may not cure autism but if it improves behavioral aspects in autistic children, then this a definitely a positive step in the right direction. It is better for them to have an improved quality of life now than not have one at all.
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