Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD is a developmental disability that is caused by difference in how the brain functions. They may behave, communicate, learn and interact in a different way. Recent estimates show that 1 in 68 children have been identified with ASD in the United States and other countries around the world.
One of the earlier theories about autism was that Vaccines could be a cause. There were speculations about finding a link between vaccines and ASD. A study from a 1998 article shows a connection between MMR vaccines and autism in 12 children involved.
Some researchers from recent study found that vaccines had no effect on the risk of autism.
Today most researchers agree with some dozen studies that have now shown that the age of onset of ASD does not differ between vaccinated and unvaccinated children. Also the severity or course of ASD does not differ between vaccinated and unvaccinated children, and now the risk of ASD recurrence in families does not differ between vaccinated and unvaccinated children.
Autism causes remain a mystery, but cases are increasing.
More recent research provides evidence that autism develops in uterus, well before a baby is born or receives vaccinations. Researchers have found a connection between older fathers and an increased risk of autism in their children.
Or the increase could be due to more awareness of autism. Theories have centered on the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine while the other involves vaccines containing the chemical preservative thimerosal, which contains a form of mercury that has been suspected of causing autism and has recently been removed from most vaccines.
The large number of vaccines currently administered, that could overwhelm or weaken the immune system and creates an interaction with the nervous system that triggers autism in a susceptible host.
But both epidemiological and biological studies fail to support these claims.
Even though child vaccination rates remain high, some parents persist that vaccines may cause autism. This is because some parents have noticed changes in their children shortly after vaccination. Their children seemed to be developing normally, then suddenly stopped interacting with people and lost language abilities.
So how do we know the truth?
Research is a good start for any parent to be sure. You can also consult a professional HERE who can guide you and provide knowledge of what is really true. You can get meaningful insight and what you can do if your child is showing any signs leading to ASD.
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Ever wonder why kids with autism manifests intelligence beyond ordinary?
Whether it is music, mathematics or arts, children with autism usually exhibits a rare gift. Especially those that have mild to moderate types of autism.
Why is this so?
Studies reveal that genes linked with autism might be the cause of higher mental function to those not affected by autism. Various clinical research studies conducted in Europe, United States and many parts of Asia, have seen genetic variations. This appears to account for the higher cognitive functioning in those with mild to moderate autism. Yet the studies are still in progress and have not been finalized.
It may seem that our society has underestimated the capacity of children with autism. They may actually possess a higher cognitive ability given early intervention and proper care.
It is actually evident to children with autism that their brain functions differently compared to those who are normal.
This is shown in intelligence tests conducted in the United States:
- Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) is an intelligence test that measures verbal skills. A study showed those with autism had a hard time answering this test.
- Raven’s Progressive Matrices or the Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (TONI) is an intelligence test that measures non-verbal skills like identifying patterns and shapes. This was where a group of children with ASD showed a remarkable 70% increase of points compare to normal children.
Still those in the ASD group have the following challenges.
There are actually various difficulties involving:
- motor development
- fine-motor skills
- social awareness
…which may or may not be related to a person’s intelligence.
Everyone should be treated with respect especially people with disabilities because you don’t know the pain they’re undergoing. These people may have not found their voice yet in the society but they want to be heard just like you. Find out more…
You may be sometimes wondering why you have certain reactions to certain foods.
Our body is always doing its best to make sure that everything is functional. What we don’t know is the damage our body goes through when we eat certain foods that can harm it. Nowadays, most of the foods that we eat be it in a fast food restaurant, burger joint, corndog stall, bakery, outright street foods and even convenience stores, all share the similar ingredients that may harm our body like preservatives, refined sugar, processed foods and flavourings. These are the ingredients that we see every day in what we eat and they contain toxins that can cause inflammation in our intestines. If we drink commercialized liquors and soda they can create other types of inflammatory damage.
Your intestines are your body’s first line of defense for it filters all the food that you eat.
Your body is doing its best to fight these toxins inside your body. However, there are times that the toxin level becomes undeniably high and that your immune system is overwhelmed. This can cause different types of illness and infection.
Your intestines defenses are being penetrated and damaged over time. The more your intake of these foods the higher your chance of developing leaky gut syndrome. There are a lot of ways how leaky gut syndrome can be prevented. To know more about leaky gut and how to cure it naturally, ask your naturopath TODAY.