April is Autism awareness month; the perfect opportunity to discuss this incredibly important topic! Why is it important? Because, Autism is currently the fastest-growing neurodevelopmental disorder in the world. It is very interesting to see how much information about this condition is now available; the growing number of eye-opening scientific research being published, there to help us to understand why this disorder may affect people in the first place and, consequently, what can be done about it! Many scientists used to believe that genetics were responsible for up to 90% of all Autism cases. However, modern research suggests that environmental factors and life style play a much greater role in Autism development than the genetic factor. In fact, Autism is rarely genetic!
Studies of identical twins, who share nearly the same DNA, have demonstrated that in the majority of cases, only one twin develops Autism rather than both. We also know that, in many cases, children are born normal healthy babies and only start developing Autism a few months into their lives. So, what is happening and why can children who are born normal develop Autism?
Nowadays, we understand the clear and huge impact of environmental toxins, heavy metals, infections, malnutrition, stress, an inactive life style on a low immune system, chronic inflammation, gut disbalance and brain development. Different combinations of various environmental insults cause genetic mutations! Different toxic factors have the ability to switch our genes “on and off”. For this reason, we talk about genetic susceptibility rather than about genetic defects at birth.
Lead, mercury, nitric oxides, infections, plastic, toxic food additives and many more other toxins overload our children from the inside out, deplete their vitamins and minerals, slow down the work of different enzymes and set their brains “on fire”! Yes, we can now conduct genetic tests and see which mutations your child has and what is the best way to create a “by-pass” around these blockages. According Dr Lynch, there are seven main genes that affect everyone’s health, but especially the health of children with Autism.
For example, MTHFR is the methylation master gene. Methylation is a key process involved in the stress response, inflammation, brain chemistry, energy production, genetic expression, detoxification and other functions. Therefore, when this gene doesn’t work optimally, the child in question can experience depression, anxiety, migraines, autoimmunity, autism, cardiovascular conditions and other issues.
Another example would be the COMPT gene, which affects our mood, focus and also our ability to handle estrogen. Consequently, if this gene is modified, your child can experience insomnia, irritability, anxiety, impatience, addictions, various neurological conditions.
The good thing is that we can control the total toxic overload of our children’s bodies and, therefore, help their genes to function better. This is the very first thing we should consider when helping our kids! REMOVE THE TOXINS THAT WE CAN CONTROL! CLEAN THE SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT!
Main insults that we have to reduce:
- sugar, excessive amounts of carbohydrates
- processed food and drink,
- unhealthy fats,
- electro-magnetic pollution,
- sedentary lifestyle,
- lack of sleep,
- physical and physiological stress.
START “CLEANING UP” YOUR LIFE AND THE LIVES OF YOUR CHILDREN! This is the first and most vital step to becoming healthier. You can try other, more expensive ways of supporting your child, but if you do not “clean up” their environment, any other applied approaches will not be as helpful or as long-lasting as they could be!
Only after a “spring clean”, can the DNA test results be helpful in designing a specific individual supplementation plan, which would help to build the “by-pass” to overcome certain shortages at a biochemical level in your child.
To support you in this journey, I would like to offer you a VERY SPECIAL BONUS, valid only for the month of April – book the genetic test with me by the end of this month and receive a 50% discount for a follow-up consultation. You are welcome to book the test and consultation now and use them later – they will be valid until the end of 2019!
Please book by email: firstname.lastname@example.org!