For Autism Awareness

"Cherish the children marching to their own music. They play the most beautiful heart songs." ~ Fiona Goldsworthy





Supplements for Autism (part 3)

Toxin Removal:

Mercury, iron, and other metals are often found to have damaging effects on the brain, often making autistic symptoms worse. 

1.) Chelation is a process involving administering chelating agents to remove heavy metals.

2.) Epsom salt can also help remove damaging metals. The sulfates in Epsom salt flush toxins from cells. By adding Epsom salt to bath water, a process called reverse osmosis is triggered. In this process, salts are pulled out of the body along with harmful substances. Epsom salt is made of magnesium sulfate. THis compound is easily absorbed by the skin. The sulfates play a role in the formation of brain tissue, joint protein, and digestive wall protein. The sulfates stimulate the pancreas which generates digestive enzymes that help detoxify the body. 

next: Anti-oxidants

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Supplements for Autism (part 2)

Fish Oil: 

The essential fats EPA and DHA are found in fish oil. These Omega-3 fatty acids produce anti-inflammatory eicosanoids, series 3 (PGE3) prostaglandins, and series 5 leukotrienes. In fish oil, the EFA’s help with membrane flexibility and synaptic cell signaling. Those who have been using fish oil supplements have shown a decrease in autistic symptoms. This includes improved social interactions, improved sleeping patterns, and decreased hyperactivity and anxiety. The supplements have also shown to help children with speech disorders begin or improve their ability to speak. 

Next: Toxin Removal

Supplements for Autism (part 1)

mB12:

MB12 has the ability to activate the methionine/homocysteine biochemical pathway directly. By activating this pathway, it results in more ‘fuel’ being sent to the brain. The vitamin B12 works with folic acid which creates the cells in our bodies. 

MB12 also plays a role in methylation, the process of adding genetic material to cells. After conception, the cells in the womb are de-methylated. A child’s development depends on methylation. It has shown to impact inflammation after a child leaves the womb. According to Dr. Sonya Doherty, autism and ADHD are linked to inflammation. She also found that inflammation, autism, and ADHD are linked to impaired methylation.

Children with autism have 80% less glutathione in their cells and 90% of children have defects in methylation. This means children with autism cannot effectively fuel the brain nor detoxify heavy metals and other harmful substances from their systems. The brain is the only part of the body that depends entirely on B12 to detoxify. As the brain is over-burdened with toxic substances, the ‘wheels’ of methylation slow, severely impacting development. 

Next: Fish Oil

Diets for Autism

The basic motivation for implementing a diet within therapy is to improve behavior, attention, and reduce symptoms. 

  • Remove dietary immune triggers
  • Supply healthy and proper fuel to the brain
  • Reduce carbohydrates and sugars
  • Involve HDL (good) fats

Gluten/ Casein Free Diet:

This diet is based off of theory. This theory states children with autism may have an allergy or high sensitivity to foods containing gluten or casein. Children with autism, according to this theory, process peptides and proteins differently than other people do. The theory also states that because of this difference, autistic symptoms are increased. The diet is said to reduce symptoms and improve social and cognitive behaviors along with speech. 

Next: Supplements for Autism

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Exclusive: The Girl Who Stole Spider-Man’s Heart

When Andrew first arrived he was introduced to a sandy-haired, four-year-old girl called Rylee Nosworthy, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two.
The actor took a particular liking to the shy, smiling darling as she hung back behind her parents, too overwhelmed to approach the star herself.
He spent the morning talking to her parents, Amy and Jason, trying to find out more about Rylee and watched on with a smile as they gently encouraged her into the water and onto a surfboard for the first time – this being no easy feat for a little girl whose life can be rocketed by a change in routine.
Talking about the Spider-Man star, Rylee’s mother Amy, 30, said she was blown-away by how genuine and laid-back the actor was.
“It felt like we were just catching up with friends at the beach – not meeting a celebrity,” Amy said.
“Andrew arrived early and just strolled down the beach, shook our hands and introduced himself to us and straight away started asking questions about Rylee and when she was first diagnosed with Autism.“
The rising Hollywood star spent close to two hours with the children, taking them out on the surfboards and signing merchandise, including Spider-Man branded surfboards to be auctioned off to support children with autism.
But it was a DVD that he signed for Rylee and the events that unfolded afterwards that captured everyone’s heart.
Rylee, whose struggle with normal social interaction is a daily battle, didn’t want to get a photo with Andrew and flatly refused a request for a hug, despite the actor frowning and turning his puppy dog eyes on her.
The actor joked about being rejected by the adorable infant, to which her mother quipped, “You wouldn’t get that very often.”
But his charm and gentle nature eventually wore down Rylee’s barriers resulting in a melt-your-heart moment, not even Rylee’s parents saw coming.
“Towards the end of the day he was signing The Amazing Spider-Man DVDs for the children, when he picked up Rylees and wrote, ‘I hope one day we get to hug.’”
Little did he know – his hug was coming sooner than he thought.
The little girl surprised everyone when they told her the actor was leaving. She was prompted to give him a high-five before he left but instead followed it up by running into his arms and giving him the hug he was hoping for.
“The look on his face in the pictures we captured was priceless – he really is a superhero!” Amy said.

stnfield:

Exclusive: The Girl Who Stole Spider-Man’s Heart

When Andrew first arrived he was introduced to a sandy-haired, four-year-old girl called Rylee Nosworthy, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two.

The actor took a particular liking to the shy, smiling darling as she hung back behind her parents, too overwhelmed to approach the star herself.

He spent the morning talking to her parents, Amy and Jason, trying to find out more about Rylee and watched on with a smile as they gently encouraged her into the water and onto a surfboard for the first time – this being no easy feat for a little girl whose life can be rocketed by a change in routine.

Talking about the Spider-Man star, Rylee’s mother Amy, 30, said she was blown-away by how genuine and laid-back the actor was.

“It felt like we were just catching up with friends at the beach – not meeting a celebrity,” Amy said.

“Andrew arrived early and just strolled down the beach, shook our hands and introduced himself to us and straight away started asking questions about Rylee and when she was first diagnosed with Autism.“

The rising Hollywood star spent close to two hours with the children, taking them out on the surfboards and signing merchandise, including Spider-Man branded surfboards to be auctioned off to support children with autism.

But it was a DVD that he signed for Rylee and the events that unfolded afterwards that captured everyone’s heart.

Rylee, whose struggle with normal social interaction is a daily battle, didn’t want to get a photo with Andrew and flatly refused a request for a hug, despite the actor frowning and turning his puppy dog eyes on her.

The actor joked about being rejected by the adorable infant, to which her mother quipped, “You wouldn’t get that very often.”

But his charm and gentle nature eventually wore down Rylee’s barriers resulting in a melt-your-heart moment, not even Rylee’s parents saw coming.

“Towards the end of the day he was signing The Amazing Spider-Man DVDs for the children, when he picked up Rylees and wrote, ‘I hope one day we get to hug.’”

Little did he know – his hug was coming sooner than he thought.

The little girl surprised everyone when they told her the actor was leaving. She was prompted to give him a high-five before he left but instead followed it up by running into his arms and giving him the hug he was hoping for.

“The look on his face in the pictures we captured was priceless – he really is a superhero!” Amy said.

Therapy for Autism (part 2)

Light Therapy:

The advantage of light therapy is that it’s essentially non-invasive. There are two types of light therapy I will cover.

1.) LED Light: The LED light converts light energy into cell energy without thermal tissue injury. The light also gives adequate energy to help the body heal itself by stimulating collagen, increasing fibroblasts, and rejuvenating cellular production.

2.) Natural Sunlight: Certain brain wave frequencies that our brains use to fix the seven main developmental switches were identified from sunlight. During the day, the brain absorbs the energy from natural sunlight. The colors of the rainbow make up sunlight. Each one of these colors connects to a developmental switch and generates a specific frequencies to help repair and connect these switches. 

Next: Diets for Autism

Therapy for Autism (part 1)

Music Therapy:

In this category, activities include music in the high hopes of improving and alleviating symptoms. 

In therapy, the child would be exposed to listening to music, such as compositions by Mozart and Haydn and styles such as Baroque. The child would participate in a “free-dance” session for twenty-thirty minutes per day to relieve stress and take steps into the creative realm.

In order to show how the child that his actions have effects, the child would be exposed to a traditional djembe drum. This drum is held on the lap or between the knees. Strikes to specific spots on the drum stimulates sensations in selected areas of the listeners’ bodies.

In more extreme cases, sonic rebirth may be explored for the child. Sonic rebirth was introduced by Alfred Tomatis. This is a technique applied to those with learning and communication disorders. "Tomatis [investigated] the role of sound in urtero and [asked] whether postnatal developmental problems, especially autism and speech and language disorders might be related to a breakdown in communication or trauma in the womb." ~Don Campbell, author of The Mozart Effect

next: Light Therapy

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