Autism Treatment – Chemical Exposure and Treatment in Autism Part 1 of 2

Posted on 10 May 2011 by admin

Autism Treatment – We’re all exposed to chemicals and chemicals are a natural part of our world anymore with the modern homes, the technology that we have, and so in many respects we can’t escape chemical exposure a hundred percent. We do know that for many kids on the Autism spectrum they tend to be very chemically sensitive. Their detoxification pathways are poor, many times their biochemistry is being upset because of nutritional deficiencies or yeast or bacterial overgrowth, digestive imbalances, all that can put a strain on their body. And so any time that there’s a chemical exposure, some kids, not all, but some kids can react adversely. Whether it’s self stimulatory behavior, irritability, agitation, poor sleep, poor behaviors etc. if they’ve had some type of acute chemical exposure.

Chemical Test With Autism Treatment

Now, there’s all kinds of different tests that you can do for chemicals, some are easy, some aren’t not necessarily all are affordable either, or even really necessary. If you take the approach of just trying to improve your lifestyle factors as far as exposures you could do a lot to decrease chemical exposures particularly in your home. For example, using biodegradable, non-scented laundry detergent, instead of using the conventional detergents, you can actually now get laundry detergent that is non-scented, biodegradable and is more natural than some of the more synthetically derived forms. Same thing with water, using purified water, filtered again is another way of reducing chemical exposure. Using organic food, hormone free, anti-biotic free meats again is a way to decrease overall chemical exposure. You’re not going to be able to avoid things a hundred percent depending on where you live, if you’re in a city there’s going to be smog, if you’re in the country there could be farming so things are going to be sprayed, you’re going to have some exposure on a daily basis.

One of the things that can help as an autism treatment, if your child has been exposed to chemicals, or you’re concerned about it, is simply doing Epsom salt baths. Now, Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate, the magnesium is a relaxing element mineral for the body the sulfate actually helps to support detoxification. Sulfur chemistry in the body is critical for the maintenance of connective tissue but it’s also critical for the way our body helps to release and get rid of toxins. So Epsom salt baths have been a great way to support detoxification. In the second half of this series we will talk more about ways to implement Epsom salt baths into your child’s protocol to help in detoxification of chemicals.

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