Heavy metal detoxification has proven to be helpful in alleviating some of the symptoms of autism.
There is much evidence showing that heavy metal toxicity is an important factor in people suffering from autism. Exposure can occur in many ways, a few examples are given below:
▲ Mercury is released into the air from power stations burning coal; this air is then inhaled.
▲Babies get exposed to mercury from the mother’s dental amalgam fillings.
▲Vaccinations are another source of mercury.
▲53% of autistic children are born to mothers with blood type Rhesus negative and who received the antibody vaccine which contains mercury.
▲Seafood is often laden with mercury.
Hair analysis is not so useful to test for levels of mercury as children with autism are less efficient at excreting heavy metals, which means it is less likely to show up in the hair. Instead mercury often gets stored in the brain.
Children with autism often test positive for heavy metals and other chemicals which can disrupt the delicate balance of the intestinal flora. The result is unfriendly bacteria, viruses and fungus can flourish causing such problems as leaky gut and Candida to name but a few.
This can result in gluten from wheat or Casein from milk entering into the blood stream inducing opiate like effects. Far Infrared treatment is being used in detox programmes to help eliminate toxins.
Far Infrared Thermal Treatment can help the body detoxify and eliminate toxins that the body simply cannot seem to shift on its own. It also increases blood flow and the delivery of essential nutrients to the body’s detoxification mechanisms.
We are being exposed to an increasing amount of chemicals. This toxic stress has left the body depleted of vital reserves of nutrients which are essential for detoxification. This is why many of us are poor detoxifiers. Doctors have found this to be especially true for autistic children:
Tests have shown that children with autism are often deficient in Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin B12 and folic acid which are vital for detoxification.
Also a substance called glutathione which is essential for detoxification was found to be 80% depleted in children with autism. So supplementation and a good diet are crucial for the body’s detoxification mechanisms to function properly.
Contributory factors for improved wellness include detoxifying and correcting nutrient deficiencies. The body’s natural healing and repairing processes may be helped when it has unloaded its burden of stockpiled toxins.