Symptoms – Symptoms are very obvious before the age of Three. A marked unresponsiveness to people and surroundings, indifference to affection, and withdrawn into oneself.
Sometimes strange actions, such as pounding feet while sitting, continual rocking back and forth, silent sitting for long periods of time, bursts of hyperactivity while he bites or pounds on his body.
Key early symptoms: Does not babble at 1 year of age. Begins developing language, then stops abruptly. Does not respond to his name, but has normal hearing. Does not point to things to direct his mother’s attention. Avoids eye contact and cuddling.
Causes – There are about 100,000 autistic children in America. They look normal in appearance; but they have weak contact with reality. In addition to the above symptoms, they have learning disabilities and are often mentally disabled. A rare few have astounding abilities in mathematics or music.
Nutritional improvement appears to be the best route for natural treatment.
In some instances, autistic children have recovered, usually during adolescence. Some progress well; but later they lose what was gained.
This high fibre diet should be 50%-75% raw fruits and vegetables.
No junk, processed, sugar, dairy, wheat, or white-flour foods of any kind should be given. Avoid fried and fatty foods and meat of any kind.
Dr. Bernard Rimland, a research psychologist in San Diego, found that 50% of his patients improved when placed on a megavitamin therapy. If you have an autistic child, give him a high b-complex supplementation, plus other nutritional factors.
In research studies, the vitamins which especially helped the autistic child were niacin (use the niacinamide form), pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. When improvement did not occur, additional B6 was given, along with magnesium, to offset the B6; then improvement was seen. As a result of vitamin therapy, there was a reduction in tantrums, improved speech, better sleep patterns, increased alertness, and greater sociability. As soon as the vitamin therapy ceased, the symptoms returned.
Some researchers found that adding magnesium (10-15 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight) to vitamin B6 (3.5 mg to 100 mg per every 2.2 pounds of body weight) worked better than taking B6 alone. The amount of B6, and magnesium used for treating autism are very high, and have the potential for toxicity.
Allan Cott, MD., a New York psychiatrist, gave 200 mg of pangamic acid (vitamin B15) to autistic children and decided improvement frequently occurred.
Use the elimination diet, to test for food allergies.
Regular, moderate exercise is important.
SPECIAL NOTE: AUTISM AND VACCINATION
The Author’s book, The Vaccination Crisis is available from the publishers of this Encyclopaedia and contains important information about the relationship of MMR vaccinations, given to infants and children, and the stupendous increase in autism. The evidence is overwhelming: MMR vaccines are the primary cause of autism!
“Serious problems can occur when children, especially small children, are vaccinated. Of these, the rubella (German measles) vaccine is especially dangerous. It is a standard part of the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) combination vaccine.
“A 1998 research study, published in the British medical journal, Lancet, reveals that the MMR vaccine could be the cause of that terrible condition, known as autism.” – The Vaccination Crisis, p. 139.
“One of the earliest vaccines introduced for General use in the U.S. was the pertussis for whooping cough in the 1940s. Autism, a form of childhood schizophrenia, characterized by mental retardation, muteness (inability to speak), and a lack of responsiveness to human contact, was not known or described until 1943, about the same time that vaccinations were introduced. Here are some of the latest facts on this:
“The Wakefield/Walker-Smith Study. In a 1998 study of twelve children in Britain, all twelve had intestinal problems and had suddenly lost language skills; and nine were diagnosed as definitely autistic. The significant part is that, in the case of eight of the children, parents or a doctor noticed the problems developed shortly after the child had received the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine! – pp, 138-139.
“The Wakefield/O’Leary Study: In a separate British study in the summer of 2001, scientists uncovered additional evidence that the MMR vaccine is primarily responsible for autism.” –Vaccination Crisis, p. 141.
“The Singh Report on MMR and Autism: In late September 2002 , scientists at the Department of Biology and Biotechnology Centre, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, reported finding a strong association between the MMR vaccine and the autoimmune reaction believed to play an important role in autism.” – Vaccination Crisis, p. 141.
“273% increase in autism in California. On April 17, 1999, the California State Department of Developmental Services (DDS) issued a special report to the state legislature. The report, entitled, “Changes in the Population of Persons with Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders in California’s Developmental Services System, 1987-1998, revealed a shocking increase in the number of children with autism . . .
“In the past 10 years, California has had 247% increase in the number of children with autism who enter the developmental services system, 1,685 new cases last year alone. What is generally considered a rare condition is increasing faster here than any other developmental disabilities . . The complete report is available from the California State Department of Developmental Services, in Sacramento.
“While the increase in other child disability problems has been 50%, for autism it has been 273%. This figure does not include data for the more than 13,000 children in the early start program, for 0 to 3 year olds.
“In 1987, there were 2,778 cases of autism in California; in 1998, it was 10,360. That is a 272.93% increase.” – Vaccination Crisis, pp. 144-145.
Do not let your child be vaccinated! Our book, Vaccination Crisis, tells you how, in most states, you can avoid it.
ENCOURAGEMENT –The Lord has not changed. He is true, merciful, compassionate, and faithful to do what He says. Trust your life to Him! You will not be sorry. The future He offers you is a marvellous one.
This extract was taken from “Natural Remedies Encyclopedia”, (Heritage Edition 2004), Harvestime Books, - Pages 501-502