Autism is a neural disorder that can affect how a person interacts and communicates socially. It is also characterized by either restricted or repetitive behaviors. It affects the way that information is processed in the brain because it affects the way that the nerve cells and synapses in the brain communicate and process information. Symptoms can begin before a child is before a child reaches the age of 3 years old.
Often, genetics are the cause of this disorder, while the entire range of genetic reasons are not completely understood, it is the result of some rare mutations or combinations of genetic variants.
Studies at the, “National Institute of Health” have found that families that may have one Autistic child have a 1 in 20 chance of having another with Autism, while an autistic twin presents a 90% chance that the other twin is Autistic. Now, those are some scary statistics.
Conditions in the brain that affect the levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin can cause Autism. These conditions in the cerebral cortex area, affect concentration, mood and movement.
Pharmaceuticals are possibly another cause of Autism. Unborn babies who have been exposed to various pharmaceuticals while in the womb have been born Autistic. The use of Thalidomide, a drug used for morning sickness, anxiety and sleeplessness in the 1950’s, on expectant mothers, resulted in a number of Autistic children and birth defects.
While there is currently a difference of opinion, regarding whether or not vaccines and immunizations can lead to Autism; it’s a fact that many of these contain levels of mercury and other neurotoxins that can lead to a number of disorders. Science has long known the neurological effects that mercury has had upon the human body and amalgam fillings, once used widely, are no longer used because amalgam is a form of mercury. Other vaccines contain Botulinum or BoNT/Z; also a neurotoxin that was introduced in the 1930’s and has resulted in Botulism, which can lead to respiratory problems, even death. So, the possibility exists that vaccines and immunizations can lead to Autism, despite the opinions of numerous medical experts and government organizations.
A third reason for Autism is the exposure to chemicals like pesticides, insecticides and herbicides. Many of these are neurotoxins that are sprayed on our plants, trees, crops and are remain in our food supply.
There is a definite link between the disease and these neurotoxins.
According to Dr. Mayo at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX; these can interfere with genetics and the nervous system. These chemicals can also affect anyone predisposed to Autism and cause the disorder.
Chemicals used to genetically alter foods, can also bring on the disorder, as well as, those in artificial sweeteners such as Splenda and Sweet-10. These sweeteners and others have been linked to Autism among other diseases.
Bacteria like that of Lyme disease and many viruses, like Hepatitis-B and Candida, also lead to Autism. Fetuses have yet to have their immune systems to form and are susceptible to all sorts of bad bacteria and won’t have enough good bacteria to fight the bad. Viral infections can help to weaken the immune systems of babies and young children, leading the onset of Autism.
Lastly, the scariest cause of all is our modern technology. Electricity, microwaves and electro-magnetic waves and ultra-sonic waves have shown a definite link to Autism.
These wave lengths are in our homes, offices, emitted by our appliances like televisions, radios, computers, microwaves, stoves, heating systems, iPods and iPads, cell phones and cell towers, satellite dishes, electrical lines outside of the home, power plants, cable boxes and towers and dishes on the tops of our office buildings; all emit wave lengths that can affect a fetus and cause Autism. The very environment in which we all live and work is toxic enough to cause this disease.
A 2007 study published in the “Australasian Journal of Clinical Environmental Medicine”, says that: “…wireless communication and technology may be responsible for accelerating the rise in Autism.” According to this study, these waves keep the body from detoxifying heavy metals in our food, water and air. Other studies show that they also increase our vulnerability to oxidative stress. These electromagnetic radio waves can negatively affect our cell membranes causing harmful heavy metals to build up in our bodies.
Heavy metals are all around us, in our food supply, our water supply, especially our air. Chemtrails and contrails are full of these toxins that we breathe daily. They are in all of our processed foods, shampoos, shower gels, soaps, detergents, etc., and can be absorbed by our bodies in place of minerals and other nutrients and they can, with long term exposure, cause a number of chronic ailments, including being passed to the unborn fetus.
There are ways to fight these toxins; vitamins and other nutrients; consuming a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, especially when conceiving and when pregnant because the anti-oxidants fight free radicals, molecules that are responsible for our tissue aging faster. These free radicals are multiplied by heavy metal toxins in our bodies.
The “National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities”, says that, “1 of 110 children, have an Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Knowing the causes can help to prevent some of these diseases, but we also need to modify our lifestyles and environment; for the sake of future generations.
“Australasian Journal of Clinical Environmental Medicine”
(Journal of Australasia College, .Nutritional an Environmental Medicine, 2007; Vol.26, No.2 pg 3-7)