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A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Autism

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A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Autism

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    A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Autism

    Willis S. Langford

    Slightly changed by Kees de Vries, Drunen, Holland (june 2003)

    [ KickStart.doc April 8, 2002 ]

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    A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Autism

    Willis S. Langford

    Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Immune 101 ......................................................................................................................................................................... 6 Leaky Gut .......................................................................................................................................................................... 15 Digestion 101 ..................................................................................................................................................................... 16 Serotonin Connection ........................................................................................................................................................ 25 Healing the Leaky Gut ....................................................................................................................................................... 32 GABA................................................................................................................................................................................. 34 Candida.............................................................................................................................................................................. 37 A Second Scenario ............................................................................................................................................................. 40 Copperheads ...................................................................................................................................................................... 44 pH ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 46 Transfer Factor .................................................................................................................................................................. 48 Negative Effects of Secretin ............................................................................................................................................... 49

    Hydrochloric Acid May be a Solution ................................................................................................................................ 51

    Biochemical Observations ................................................................................................................................................. 53

    Solutions to the Problems .................................................................................................................................................. 57

    Histamine: Solution or Problem? ...................................................................................................................................... 63

    Enzymes: The Fountain of Life ......................................................................................................................................... 64

    Improved Nutrition Relieves Bowel and Infection ............................................................................................................. 64

    Care and Feeding of the Bowel.......................................................................................................................................... 66

    Some additional aids to overcome diarrhea: ...................................................................................................................... 68

    Cod-liver Oil and Vitamin A .............................................................................................................................................. 70

    Bethanechol ....................................................................................................................................................................... 72 What? Rickets? .................................................................................................................................................................. 76 Managing Fatty Acids ........................................................................................................................................................ 76 Three Metabolic Types....................................................................................................................................................... 84 Tums Anyone? ............................................................................................................................................................... 84 Detoxification 101.............................................................................................................................................................. 88 Phenol-sulphotransferase (PST) ........................................................................................................................................ 93

    Vitamin A, GAGs, Measles, and PST ................................................................................................................................. 95

    What Is MHPG? Why Should We Measure It?................................................................................................................ 106

    Sulfation Ratio as a Measure of PST Activity .................................................................................................................. 107

    Mercury Poisoned. ........................................................................................................................................................... 111 Get the Lead Out .............................................................................................................................................................. 118 Acetylaldehyde and NAD ................................................................................................................................................. 122

    Pyrroluria ........................................................................................................................................................................ 124 The Thyroid: Metabolic Regulator .................................................................................................................................. 127

    Forskolin: Poor Man's Secretin? ..................................................................................................................................... 132

    Demyelination .................................................................................................................................................................. 134 Fibroblast Growth Factor ................................................................................................................................................ 140

    Summary and Miscellaneous ........................................................................................................................................... 140

    Warning: Do not scan and read this paper piecemeal. It must be studied to avoid mis-steps.

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Introduction

    There are several very basic things discussed in this paper that can be done at home with little or no expensive testing. Foremost is the home testing for thyroid function discussed toward the end of this paper, and support of thyroid function. The ―unloading of the donkey‖ is vital

    to possibly 80% of these troubled children for they are poisoned, drowning in their own toxic wastes. Elimination of bowel disorders is very first on the list of vital action. It is often as simple as supplying a digestive enzyme supplement, or removing milk. Some autistic children can be helped dramatically by medical procedures such as an infusion of the intestinal hormone secretin. The need and the beneficial response to secretin, I think, are dependent upon the amount of damage to the duodenum and small intestine from whatever cause, and on the stomach‘s ability to produce adequate hydrochloric acid (HCl) for proper digestion. Since proper functionality of these two things largely

    determine proper digestion, it is vital that both be operative. Without adequate HCl, secretin infusion can, at best, be only partially effective in restoring digestion and proper physical and mental function. Secretin is reduced in hypothyroid rats (Robberecht et al, 1981), so first support the thyroid. HCl production is very dependent on adequate zinc levels, usually lacking in these children. With support for the thyroid, adequate zinc, and possibly supplemental betaine hydrochloride, secretin infusion may be totally unnecessary.

    The path of autism is different for each child. Some are prone to seizures, some are not; some behave aggressively while others are overly passive. However, children with autism and with ADHD share several factors. There is a deep disturbance in their fatty acid metabolism that impairs their utilization of amino acids, and often there is an imbalance in their electrolytes. Electrolytes control what‘s called membrane trafficwhat goes in and out of cells. This means that providing other nutritional supplements is relatively ineffective until the electrolyte (sodium-potassium-magnesium-calcium) imbalance is corrected. The delicate balance of electrolytes also controls the electrical activity within the brain. Practitioners suggest the extent of the nutritional problem in these observations:

Nutritional abnormalities:

    a. Zinc deficiency exists in 90% of autistic children b. Copper excess exists in 85%

    c. Calcium and magnesium deficiencies are common

    d. Omega 3 fatty acid deficiency exists in nearly 100% e. Fiber deficiency exists in nearly 100%

    f. Antioxidant deficiency exists in nearly 100%

    Additionally, there is heavy metals poisoning: A recent study found 85 percent exhibited severely elevated Copper/Zinc (Cu/Zn) ratios in blood, suggesting a disorder of metallothionein (MT), a short, linear protein responsible for homeostasis of copper and zinc and many other metals. ―The severity of the Cu/Zn imbalance was far greater than that of any other population we have studied over the past 25 years,‖ said William J. Walsh, Ph.D., Physician, biochemist and chief scientist of the Pfeiffer Treatment Center, Naperville, Illinois. His database suggests that copper overload and zinc depletion are the most common metal-metabolism abnormalities in behavioral conditions such as, ADHD, autism, depression, bipolar disorders, and schizophrenia. In addition, these sufferers are unusually sensitive to lead, cadmium, mercury, and other toxic metals that they tend