What is triggering Autism at its current rate?
A definitive cause of Autism is not known at this time. Mainstream medicine classifies Autism as a neurologic disorder that is likely caused by genetic abnormalities or errors. As a result of this position, the standard medical approach to treatment of Autistic children is with behavioural therapy, either known as ABA (Applied Behavioural Assessment) or IBI (Intensive Behavioural Intervention).
In the past 20 years, a growing number of researchers and health care practitioners have improved the lives of thousands of Autistic children using treatments that:
- yeast or bacteria that produce neurotoxins (chemicals that harm nervous system tissues)
- change diets to eliminate foods that generate opioid and other foodsourced toxins
- eliminate heavy metals from nervous system tissues and other organs
- treating or eliminating oxidative stress and inflammation that damages organs as well as DNA and RNA (genetic building blocks)
- supplement with vitamins, minerals and other natural medicines that support metabolic problems
The Biomedical Approach believes that environmental triggers (infectious agents, foods, pesticides, pollutants/heavy metals) accumulate to a threshold point where Autism starts. These factors can trigger Autism on their own, or in conjunction with genetic susceptibilities. Once Autism begins, untreated triggers and nutrition deficiencies will lead to a worsening of the condition. Starting Biomedical Approach treatments, along with Behavioural therapies, as early as possible increases the chances that Autistic behaviours can be reduced or possibly eliminated. Naturopathic medicine offers many treatment options, from therapeutic diets, herbal (botanical) medicines, vitamin and mineral supplements, to homeopathic remedies, hydrotherapy (waterbased therapies such as foot baths and lowâ€heat infrared saunas) and (needleâ€free) acupuncture.