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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - up 1500%
ADHD - up 400%
Asthma - up 300%
Allergies - up 400%

Genetics alone don't cause epidemics; they are essentially constant from one generation to the next.  Epidemics occur when genetic weaknesses are assaulted by environmental changes such as the introduction of a new virus, bacteria or toxin.


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

ASD is impacted by the digestive system, the person's biochemical differences, immune system responses, and central nervous system responses.

While this is being promoted as a new concept, for nearly 20 years the Wellness & Longevity Center has been looking at the many factors that impact our bodies. This includes the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the thoughts we think.

Protocols like the 4R approach (remove, repair, restore, and re-innoculate) are now being touted in the literature as "New," and this is a process that Dr. Jeff Bland has been researching and lecturing on since the early '80s and a process that has been utilized at the Wellness & Longevity Center since its inception.

Over 60% of children diagnosed with ASD have had ear infections treated with antibiotics. This can cause an inflamed gut that can leak food particles that the immune system has never seen before causing the body to mount an attack against them, and then the child may experience sensitivities to these foods.

The inflammation can also affect the detoxification system and the child may react to perfumes, smoke, cleansers, odors at shopping malls, and chemicals in the environment. Symptoms might include runny nose, headache, brain fog, depression, fatigue, dizziness, pain mysteriously moving from one spot to another or agitated body movements.

Historically, ASD has been approached as a genetically-based, untreatable condition. Recent research documents evidence of inflammation and oxidative stress in the brain, which makes it hard to explain why a purely "genetic determination" is still being used as an explanation by many health care providers.

A large part of the immune system is located in or near the intestinal tract and helps to prevent germs from the intestine from entering into the body. Defects lead to overgrowth of organisms like yeast, or an overgrowth of infection. Defects in all parts of the immune system have been documented in children who have been diagnosed with ASD.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is on the rise just as ASD is and the thought is once again, the combination of toxic factors in modern life coupled with the current widespread failure to detoxify due mostly to heavy metal overload and nutritional deficiencies. The symptoms associated with ADHD are painfully real, but the catch-all label is frequently arbitrary and misapplied. Some of the traits that are used to define ADHD are often just personality quirks or normal differences. These traits might include restlessness, an inability to work well in groups, impatience, verbosity, or lack of interest in quiet activities. The difference seems to be that more often than not, the symptoms are viewed as negative behavior which causes alienation, confusion, distress and a failure to achieve. Our goal in treating children and adults who have been diagnosed as having ADHD is to leave their unique personalities and mental powers intact, but to help them overcome the particular symptoms that cause them pain. This is done by using individualized, noninvasive therapies that do not simply mask symptoms, but correct the root causes.

    Root Causes of ADHD:
  • Toxicity of the brain and body with heavy metals.

  • Toxicity from vaccinations containing thimerosal, especially when given to a child who is sick or on antibiotics.

  • Toxicity from environmental pollutants.

  • Nutritional deficits that impede detoxification and impair neurotransmitter function.

  • Food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances that harm brain chemistry.

  • Inflammation of the brain, particularly from autoimmunity that is related to streptococcal bacteria.

  • In utero stressors, including environmental toxins, inoculations, bacteria, viruses, nutritional deficiencies and emotional stress.

  • Thyroid disorders resulting in impaired energy and cognitive function.

  • Presence of testosterone in males, which increases toxicity.

  • Genetic factors that contribute to all these various assaults on the nervous system, the immune system and the gastrointestinal system.

Allergies

Allergies are also on the rise and almost anything can stimulate our immune system into action: foods, pollens, animal dander, molds, yeasts, bacteria, chemicals. Allergic reactions to common foods such as milk, wheat, corn, soy, citrus, tomatoes, and peanuts may be mistakenly attributed to passing viral infections or recurrent "colds." They may develop because of unbalanced or inadequate diets, stress, genetic predisposition, infections and inflammations, chemicals, drugs, environmental pollutants and toxins. Food and inhalant-specific antibodies promote inflammation of the tissues causing heat, redness, swelling, pain, and loss of or compromised function. The 5 key indicators of inflammation may occur in any tissue or organ in the body. Wherever the blood may flow, inflammatory mediators may follow. That's why symptoms can vary in location and intensity from person to person.

Digestive system symptoms include colic, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, stomach ulcers, cramping stomach pain. Head and neck symptoms include ear infections, runny or congested nose, recurrent sinus infections, headaches, migraines, sore throat, mouth sores. Muscle and joint symptoms include muscle aches, joint pain, joint inflammation (arthritis), and most cases of rheumatoid arthritis. Miscellaneous symptoms include eczema, hives, rashes, psoriasis, and excess perspiration. Cognitive and psychological symptoms include mood swings, anxiety, food cravings or "picky eaters," poor concentration, fatigue, autism, hyperactivity and cranky behavior in children.

Asthma Epidemic

Incidence of asthma has increased right along with ASD, ADHD, and allergies. For many years it was thought that the cause of asthma was a sudden contraction of the bronchial tubes that bring air into the lungs so the treatment was to dilate those tubes when they went in to spasm. Over the past 10-15 years there has been documentation that there was also an inflammatory component to these attacks where the muscles and tissues where inflamed and too much mucous was being produced. The root cause of the inflammation must be found and then eliminated. These causes include: increased exposure to toxins from the environment and vaccinations, decreased ability to detoxify due to heavy metal overload and nutritional deficits, and genetic predisposition. Any of these can result in impaired ability to detoxify, and thus create vulnerability to negative lifestyle and environmental factors and dysfunction of the immune, gastrointestinal and nervous systems.

To make a connection among asthma and ASD, ADHD and allergies: It is known that the presence of asthma or allergies during a mother's pregnancy doubles her chances of having an autistic child; that children with asthma have significantly higher rates of ADHD behaviors, including poor concentration and conflicts with other children; that about 77% of asthmatics have chronic gastro esophageal reflux, a common symptom of food allergies; and that asthma, hypothyroidism and allergies are the three most common physical conditions present in ASD, and 90% of children who have asthma also have allergies.

 

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