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Kids with Autism are More Likely to Have GastroIntestinal Problems
"Treatments that address GI symptoms may significantly contribute to the well-being of children with ASD and may be useful in reducing difficult behaviors," they said. The researchers noted that it's possible that mothers of children with autism tended to report GI symptoms in their children more often than these symptoms actually occurred, which would have affected the results.
Jaundice in Newborns linked to Early Autism Diagnosis
Full-term babies born between 1994 and 2004 who were diagnosed with jaundice were 67 percent more likely to develop autism than those without jaundice, according to the study published in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics.
Babies most at risk were those born to mothers who had had children previously, and those born in the darkest months of the year, October to March, said researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark.
The liver is in charge of “managing” harmful substance removal. There are 7 different pathways for detoxification and each one needs adequate support from nutrients such as antioxidants. If the digestive tract is impaired, nutrient status is unable to support effective detoxification. If there is an enzyme in any one of the 7 detox pathways that is not functioning optimally, harmful substances like heavy metals store in the tissues and negatively impact development.
Autistic disorder is a pervasive developmental disorder manifested in the first 3 years of life by dysfunction in social interaction and communication. Many efforts have been made to explore the biologic basis of this disorder, but the etiology remains unknown. Recent publications describing upper gastrointestinal abnormalities and ileocolitis have focused attention on gastrointestinal function and morphology in these children. High prevalence of histologic abnormalities in the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon, and dysfunction of liver conjugation capacity and intestinal permeability were reported. Three surveys conducted in the United States described high prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autistic disorder. Treatment of the digestive problems may have positive effects on their behavior.
The Liver Connection: How a healthy liver impacts children on the Autism Spectrum while doing heavy metal and chemical detoxification
Each child is biochemically unique, requiring an individual approach to detox. One thing that remains consistent among all ASD children is the significant role a healthy liver plays in rebuilding overall health and increasing neurological function. Studies show that their liver function is impairedvviviiviii prior to a detoxification protocol and becomes further compromised when given western medications.
Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Joel Wallach. Beginning the show discussing the importance of good liver health. Asserting that if people are having trouble with a poorly functioning liver they should reduce their sugar intake. Also citing a study that people who drank a lot of sugary drinks where more likely to have liver disease.