Autism Part 3
Common physical findings in ASD are all consistent with expected and reported findings of severe mercury toxicity. There are blocked mural neurons in frontal lobe cortex with inability to respond to Mom’s feelings such as love, gaze and smile.
Also seen are inflammatory bowel disorder diseases, increased size of frontal lobe and white matter, cerebellar atrophy, and increased neuronal packing inthe cortex.
There is also micro and astroglia activation with leaky blood brain barrier and altered glutamate receptors. The brains of autistic children also show hippocampal damage.
There is evidence of autoimmunity caused by ethyl mercury and elevation of inflammatory cytokines in the brain and CSF. Also noted is IgA deficiency and increased IgE along with T cell abnormalities and abnormal killer cell functions.
Anti-myelin basic protein antibodies are seen in 70% and antineuron axon filament protein antibodies are seen in 57%.
THE THREE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF AUTISM ARE MERCURY AND TOXINS,INFECIONS, AND ELECTROMAGNETIC FREQUENCY (EMF)
Autism is a new man-made condition and therefore avoidable in the future. The occurrence and severity of autism is directly related to the toxic exposure that the child has with inadequate genes that code for sulfation as well as methylation and other detoxification capabilities. Most biochemical, developmental, medical, and behavioral findings in autism are secondary to mercury toxicity.
THREE MAIN SOURCES OF MERCURY TOXICITY
The first one is thimerosal which is ethyl mercury from vaccines, RhoGAM, and other medications. Autism is absent in the Amish community where children are not vaccinated.
As soon as they do, they become ill. Forced vaccinations with the help of the Bill Gates Foundation in countries cause problems there with autism. Since introduction of mass vaccine programs in China, an estimated 1.5 million children have become ill with ASD since 1999. An unknown number of children in Nigeria alone developed ASD after forced vaccinations pushed by Gates. There was no ASD in Nigeria before vaccination.
The environmental increase in mercury is astronomic
. In 1977 to 2002, there was an increase in environmental mercury from three to fivefold. In fish it was at least a thousandfold.
Please note that in mothers, two-thirds of the body burden passes on to the children during gestation and breast feeding. Also, 70-80% of mothers’ mercury burden is from amalgam fillings. Of interest is that the mercury in an umbilical cord vein is 2-5 ng/mL. Reported in the literature is that neurodevelopmental problems occur in children when the mercury cord blood was over 0.8 ng/mL.
Mercury outgassings from amalgam fillings last for a long time, and 80% of these end up in the central nervous system. In addition to this, they are scattered in the liver for years. The mother’s breast milk is toxic, and I suggest detoxification before having a newborn baby.
You need to reduce your electromagnetic radiation (EMR). Use battery clocks near the bed and turn off electrical circuits within three feet of the bed. Use beds without metal and get rid of your cordless phones over 900 Mhz. Wear natural fibers. Unplug computers, video games and electronics when not in use. Do not use fluorescent lights or compact energy efficient lights. They are linked to neurological disorders and contain mercury.
Start with clean drinking water. If you live in a chlorinated area, a charcoal filter is good enough. If you live in fluoridated areas, you need reverse osmosis.
Good choices include high ORAC foods with good antioxidants. Organic non-GMO foods without preservatives are best. Grass-fed meats without hormones and antibiotics, and please eliminate gluten and casein.
DECREASE VISUAL SENSORY OVERLOAD
Try to avoid bright lights in children’s room and honor the night/day biorhythm. Avoid too many colors in the child’s room. At night leave a battery-operated red light in the bedroom. This does not harm melatonin production in the brain. Of course, do not use fluorescent lightly. You also need to decrease olfactory sensory overload by smells such as in carpets and clothes, kitchens, bathrooms, perfumes. Please do not use fragrance and of course do not smoke. Change your air filters regularly. Ask your visitors to respect a no perfume rule. No carpets are best. Tile and cork are the best.
Tooth decay in autistic children must be addressed. The child should never have amalgams or root canals performed. Ask for composite fillings. You need to find a biologic dentist who is aware of the mercury containing amalgams as they outgas mercury, and you should have a dentist who is aware that it is a potent neurotoxin. Find a dentist who understands the occlusion and how the occlusion of the autistic baby can result in either higher or lower neurotransmitter levels. Use nonfluoride toothpaste and have good dental hygiene.
Mercury induced inflammatory mediated release from human mass cells as reported in the Journal of Neuroinflammation 2010, March 11; 7 (1:20). This study conclusively showed that mercury disrupts the blood brain barrier and permits brain inflammation. The mercury is then bound to the myelin sheath. There is inflammation and destruction of brain cells.
SOME WAYS TO REDUCE TOXINS IN THE HOME
Fragrance free, do not cook in plastic, water filter for the bath, remove carpets, do not use VOC paint, look for hidden molds, stuffed toys, keep humidity in the house less than 50%. The bedding should be aired out since it retains significant humidity.
REDUCING TOXIC BURDEN FROM VACCINES
Never given Tylenol as a preparation or for a fever since it reduces glutathione production and makes thimerosal more difficult to clear from the body. Try not to give more than one vaccination at a time, and double-check that they are thimerosal free. I would avoid all flu shots if possibly because they contain ethyl mercury. Just remember the younger child is more vulnerable in his/her neurologic system the younger he is. If it is possible to wait until after the second birthday, it is the best.
GENETIC POLYMORPHISM AND ABSENT GENES
Glutathione as transferases type M1 is responsible for detoxifying many environmental toxins. Type T1, when the gene is absent, is significantly involved with more mercury damage. A recent study showed that 50% thimerosal-induced increases in gene polymorphism regulating methylation are seen with vaccinations. These abnormalities further reduce methylation capacities, alter DNA methylation, alter neurotransmitter function, and reduce synthesis of acetylcholine and glutathione levels. Other genes involved include sulfation through a transsulfuration pathway and acetylation.
MERCURY DAMAGES THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Mercury induces autoimmunity and reduced killer cell activity and mobility, and there is an inadequate response to any microbes such as virus, bacteria, parasites, Lyme, Ehrlichia, Babesia, and Bartonella. This in turn leads to invasion of the system by opportunistic microbes. Common opportunistic infections in autism are measles virus that persist in the intestinal tract, Giardia, as well as amoebas, roundworm, tapeworms. Herpes virus, Strep infection, Lyme and its co-infections along with molds, fungus, and Mycoplasma are frequently seen.
Mercury causes autoantibodys to the brain.
MORE ON ELIMINATING TOXINS
Mercury is the match that ignites the fire, but once the fire is burning, you need to eliminate all other toxins. You have to identify food allergies, ongoing toxic exposure such as mold, carpets and floors, effective dentition, developmental abnormalities, and persistent chronic stealth infection. Therefore, create a nontoxic home, create a safe environment, get on the right diet, use nutritionals and detoxify.
THE TOXIC HOME
We find that most U.S. children grow up in homes that are toxic or electromagnetically contaminated. It is now known that one in ten children is medically, asthma, obese, fatigued; neurologically, ADHD, autistic, dyslexic; and psychologically depression, socially inept. The numbers have increased exponentially in recent years.
Children are not healthy. In adults, there is loss of short-term memory, creativity, sex drive, and potency. Insomnia and chronic fatigue, are rampant.
Findings in many studies show that over 90% of these illnesses are due to synergistic effects of electromagnetic radiation. The EMF which is the main source of pathogenic radiation is low-frequency magnetic and electric fields such as in electric household appliances, razors, hair dryers, fluorescent lighting, alarm clocks, electric wiring in the home, or nearby power lines, also laptop computers, wristwatches, and cell phones.
There is another type of EMF called post EMF with sharp pulse rises.
This is seen in cordless phones and radar from nearby airports as well as alarm systems in homes. The known medical effects include disturbing intrinsic rhythm such as EKG, heart rate variability, bowel movements and detoxification. Please note that cell phone radiation from the base station affects the blood brain barrier in a 1.6-mile radius. The world is being bombarded with wireless internet, bluetooth technology, all relating to medical side effects.
Electrosmog reduces our hormones, creates free radicals, and damages tissue. Please be aware of these.
I evaluate every autistic patient for potential toxins, virus, bacteria, and fungus.
Heavy metals is also examined along with detoxification capabilities using genetic testing.
After appropriate testing is done, a personalized program is instituted for each patient. This includes electrolyte balance, detoxification protocols, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin D, vitamin K, and essential fatty acids,and MCT OIL It has been recently shown that nuclear receptors which require vitamin A are repressed by testosterone. I use safe methods of lowering testosterone levels in my patients.
Of course, probiotics, potassium iodine, phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylserine, melatonin and oxytocin are also used. Blocks in DNA methylation are treated by both methyl B12 and hydroxy B12 and methylated folic acid. Minerals such as zinc, selenium, manganese, magnesium, and glycine and dimethylglycine and/or glutathione are also used depending on appropriate testing. Heavy metals are chelated out. Oxytocin is used with great success.
Chronically infected tonsils are often a major contributing problem to autism or autoimmunity. If infected, they carry multiple bacterial and viral colonies and reduce potent brain neurotoxins. These are addressed looked at PANDAS antibodies, and they are treated appropriately. Heavy metals are eliminated as well as other infections such as virus, bacteria, and fungus such as Candida are performed.
A complete stool analysis to evaluate digestive capabilities and inflammatory or leaky gut is also performed.
Food allergies are also performed, and a gluten-dairy free diet is also initiated.
The latest research is done on parenteral essential oils including omega-6 and omega-3, and a complete profile of these are obtained. Gut biofilm protocols are used as well as systemic enzymes.
After bacterial, viral, and fungal infections, it has recently been found that many cases of autism are from Lyme disease, and it should be assessed in every child with autism. Mothers are frequent silent carriers of the infection and will affect their unborn babies. The Lyme spirochete travels freely via the placenta into the fetus; 80% of autism is congenitally-acquired Lyme with the typical co-infections and later opportunistic infections.
Lyme may be a asymptomatic for years, and milder presentations are ADD, learning disabilities, dyslexia, pervasive developmental disorder, or autism. Typical co-infections include Babesia, Bartonella, and Ehrlichiosis. Herpes virus including Epstein-Barr, HSV6 and HSV1 cause brain inflammation and neurofibrillar tangles. Mycoplasma is also evaluated for.
Autism in my opinion is initiated by mercury toxicity initially transmitted from the mother via the placenta to the growing fetus.
There is later additional mercury-producing vaccines that add to the problem. We now know there are alterations in genetic detoxification capabilities of the autistic child EMF’S and infections can also add to the problem.
The include alterations in glutathione detoxification as well as sulfation.
In addition to this, there is a state of autoimmunity with an altered immune response. Organ systems include the whole body. The brain becomes inflamed, and the gastrointestinal tract becomes inflamed. Food allergies ensue with further leaky gut and further compromise.
Along with the metals, we see opportunistic bacteria, virus, fungus, and Lyme as well as co-infections of Ehrlichia, Babesia, Bartonella and Mycoplasma. The treatment is to identify the cause which is mercury and altered genetic gene expression of detoxification. I have employed multiple modalities in treating my autistic children and have seen success.
If you have an autistic child or a child in the autistic spectrum disorder, please call me for further evaluation. There is new research going on daily concerning autism, and let’s hope we can eventually eliminate this disease.
TESTING INCLUDES: GENES, MITOCHONDRIA, AUTOIMMUNE, CYTOKINE, HEAVY METALS, VITAMINS, MINERALS, STOOL, FOOD ALLERGY, INFECTIONS AND TOXINS
I USE IV THERAPY, IV OZONE, CHELATION, HYPERBARIC OXYGEN, HIGH GAUSS MAGNET PEMF, PHOTON THERAPY, MICRO-CURRENT, AND A FAR INFRARED SAUNA.
I also use oxytocin.
BEST IN HEALTH,
DEAN R. SILVER, M.D.