HEAVY-METAL TOXICITY AND NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS

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The CDC now estimates that one in 50 American children has autism.  That’s 2% of the pediatric population.

The American average was 1 in 166 just a few years ago.

Why is there such an explosion of autism these days?  It’s not from better diagnosis; epidemiological studies have shown that this is a real phenomenon.

The exponential increase is due, in large part, to the pervasiveness of toxins in our environment.  It’s not just autism that’s snowballing.  [Read more…]

MOST DOCTORS DON’T ADVISE PREGNANT WOMEN ABOUT TOXINS

Most obstetricians do not warn their pregnant patients about toxins like pesticides in food, like phthalates or endocrine disruptors in consumer products, or like heavy metals in the environment that could harm their unborn child.

A great resource on toxins that harm the neurodevelopment of fetuses, babies and children is the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health CenterRead more…

SOURCE:  Environmental Health News

 

 

 

HOW TO LOWER THE RISK OF AUTISM

Dr. David Berger spoke at the AutismOne conference in 2012 and gave some great tips about how women can lower the risk of having an autistic child.

He spoke about getting mercury amalgams replaced by an IAOMT dentist, avoiding BPA, Teflon and Scotchguard, as well as avoiding gluten during pregnancy, correcting gut dysbiosis, making informed vaccine choices and checking the mother for hypothyroidism, among many other practical tips.  See the video…

SOURCE:  Autism One

 

TOXIC FLAME RETARDANTS INCREASING

Flame retardants are endocrine disruptors found in almost all new furniture.  They are linked to autism, ADHD, developmental delays, hypothyroidism and more.   Dust tainted by the couches and other household items is “a major route of exposure to people.”  Read more…

SOURCE:  Environmental Health News

 

BOOK REVIEW: ENVISIONING A BRIGHT FUTURE

If you could buy only ONE book about how to recover your child from autism, PDD-NOS, sensory processing disorder, learning disabilities, developmental delays or ADHD, I would recommend it be my friend Patty Lemer’s, “Envisioning a Bright Future:  Interventions That Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

Patty is the Executive Director and co-founder of the non-profit Developmental Delay Resources, and she has been working with these kinds of kids for over 40 years.  She’s seen it all; she knows what works.

The way she told me to read the book was to read the last chapter first:  “Prioritizing Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”.  She’s in process of writing another book that expands on this chapter, but I’ll give you the short version of it here:  [Read more…]

ALLERGIES LINKED TO CHLORINE

Chlorine in tap and pool water has been linked to a rising number of people with food allergies.  Chlorine is an endocrine disruptor that also kills good gut flora.  Read more…

SOURCE:  Daily Mail

 

HOW MY HEAVY-METAL POISONING DAMAGED MY SONS

After finding out that I had heavy-metal poisoning, I immediately thought about my sons.  Was it possible that I had passed any of this on to them?

Could this be responsible for their sensory processing disorder (SPD), asthma, allergies, eczema, acid reflux, and developmental delays?

Would I finally find the common thread that I had been looking for all along that tied all of these conditions together?

Yes, unfortunately.

My Sons’ Heavy-Metal Toxicity

After finding out about my toxicity, I had both sons tested with a heavy-metal hair test because it’s not invasive.

My older son was in the 97th percentile for heavy-metal toxicity; my younger at the 90th. [Read more…]

PLASTICS AND BREAST CANCER

A new study strengthens the tie between breast cancer and toxic exposures to plastics and carcinogens in the workplace.

Specific industrial sectors with elevated risk included: agriculture, bars-gambling, automotive plastics manufacturing, food canning, and metalworking.

Premenopausal breast cancer risk was highest for automotive plastics and food canning.  Read more…

SOURCE:  Environmental Health Journal

EARLY-ONSET PUBERTY

It’s common these days for girls to enter puberty before discovering “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”.

“Over the second half of the 20th century, the average age for girls to begin breast development has dropped by a year or more in the industrialized world.

And the age of first menstruation, generally around 12, has advanced by a matter of months. Hispanic and black girls may be experiencing an age shift much more pronounced.”  Read more…

SOURCE:  ScienceNews

TRICLOSAN INCREASES ALLERGY RISK

Triclosan in cosmetics and personal care products can increase allergy risk.

“The study found that triclosan levels measured in urine were associated with elevated levels of Immunoglobulin E (IgE) and rhinitis (blocked nose/hay fever) in 10 year-olds.”  Read more…

SOURCE:  Science Daily

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