The number of children being diagnosed with autism is staggering. Generation Rescue tells us that diagnoses of autism in children this year will be higher than diagnoses for diabetes, cancer, AIDS and Downs Syndrome combined. In the early 1990’s 1 in 10,000 children were diagnosed with autism, compared to 1 in 91 children now.
These statistics tell us that genetics cannot possibly be at the root of this alarming rise in incidence. It has been found that environmental toxins like mercury and pesticides are one of the most common contributors to autism and many parents have cured or significantly improved the health of their autistic child using a variety of detoxification methods like clay baths and oral chelation. Learn more about natural remedies for autism*
In Chemical Free Kids by Dr. Sarah Lantz, we learn that newborns are born with chemicals from pesticides, flame retardants, plastic, perfume, cleaning fluids, cosmetics and many more already present in their bodies. Then they drink breast milk that contains a variety of these chemicals as well or formula that is loaded with chemicals. Then they are exposed to more chemicals in vaccinations and their common everyday environment.
Research by the Environmental Working Group found over 200 toxic pollutants like gasoline, pesticides, consumer product ingredients, and wastes from burning coal, in the umbilical cords of newborns in 2004.
It is believed that products that contain glyphosate like Roundup and other herbicides and pesticides have a powerful connection to increased levels of autism as well as numerous other mental and medical health disorders.
The human body can only take so much, there comes a point when it can no longer eliminate the toxins it is exposed to. When this occurs then deterioration in health occurs and disorders like autism develop.
The increase in autism diagnoses is one of many examples that illustrate clearly the impact that toxins in our environment has on our health and should serve as a wake up call to everyone.
Other common underlying causes of autism include Candida overgrowth, bacterial overgrowth, parasites, food sensitivities, an imbalance in glutamate and GABA in the brain and other neurotransmitters, nutritional imbalances, intolerance to gluten and/or casein. Many autistic children experience significant improvements by addressing these issues.