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Autism &Toxicity 

In today's world we are being exposed to increasing amounts of harmful chemicals. Such toxic stress may deplete the body’s vital reserves of nutrients which are essential for detoxification and thus impair our natural ability to eliminate toxins.

The result is that heavy metals and toxic substances can accumulate in the body and may be a contributing factor to many illnesses including autism. This is very significant because sufferers of autism have problems detoxifying.

Children with Autism are Poor Detoxifiers

Children with autism often test positive for heavy metals and other chemicals.

Recent studies and reviews implicate toxic metal accumulation in Autism:

''This study confirms earlier studies that implicate toxic metal accumulation as a consequence of impaired detoxification in autism and provides insight into the etiological mechanism of autism.''

Behav Brain Funct - Apr 2014

When you correct nutrient deficiencies and detoxify,
the body can begin to repair and heal itself.

 The Problem of Toxicity

Thousands of toxins are now present in the environment and we are absorbing many of them through food, water, by inhalation and through our skins. We are being overwhelmed by our huge intake of chemicals, pesticides, plastics and heavy metals. Our bodies cannot metabolise these substances which means we cannot detoxify and eliminate them. They are then stockpiled in the tissues, organs, and fat cells of the body.

These substances when stored in the body can often mimic our hormones upsetting the body’s delicate hormonal balance. Our glands often will stop working properly; particularly the thyroid, adrenals and pancreas.

This constant toxic stress may cause nutritional deficiencies which can disrupt the body’s normal & healthy functioning. The result is that the body may be unable to repair and heal itself . When the toxic load becomes critical we may experience various illnesses, and poor levels of physical and mental energy.

The body’s detoxification system is important because
the overloading of this system often leads to disease.

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Heavy Metal Toxicity & Autism

Exposures to heavy metals, particularly mercury, can affect the human nervous system and harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and immune system:

There is much evidence showing that heavy metal toxicity can seriously impair your health:

Exposure to toxic heavy metals can occur in many ways, a few examples are given below:

Mercury is released into the air from power stations burning coal
    and is a  significant source of heavy metal exposure:

Environmental Protection Agency-
Health Impacts of Power Plant Emissions

Courtesy of the EPA

Seafood is often laden with mercury.

‘’Toxic air pollutants from fossil fuel-fired power plants cause serious health impacts.  These facilities are the largest source of mercury emissions to the air.  Once mercury from the air reaches water, microorganisms can change it into methylmercury, a highly toxic form that builds up in fish. People are primarily exposed to mercury by eating contaminated fish.''

(Environmental Protection Agency.  CDC Fact Sheet CAS # 7439-97-6)

How can mercury affect children?

‘’Very young children are more sensitive to mercury than adults. Mercury in the mother’s body passes to the foetus and may accumulate there, possibly causing damage to the developing nervous system. It can also pass to a nursing infant through breast milk. However, the benefits of breast feeding may be greater than the possible adverse effects of mercury in breast milk. ‘’

Mercury’s harmful effects that may affect the foetus include brain damage, mental retardation, incoordination, blindness, seizures, and inability to speak. Children poisoned by mercury may develop problems of their nervous and digestive systems, and kidney damage.’’

(Environmental Protection Agency.  CDC Fact Sheet CAS # 7439-97-6)

Babies get exposed to mercury from the mother’s dental
    work & amalgam fillings.

‘’The mother can be exposed to a release of mercury from dental work and medical treatments.‘’

 ‘’Very young children are more sensitive to mercury than adults. Mercury in the mother’s body passes to the foetus and may accumulate there, possibly causing damage to the developing nervous system. It can also pass to a nursing infant through breast milk.’’

(Environmental Protection Agency.  CDC Fact Sheet CAS # 7439-97-6)

Contaminated Food & Water

''Exposure to mercury occurs from breathing contaminated air, ingesting contaminated water and food, and having dental and medical treatments.
Mercury, at high levels, may damage the brain, kidneys, and developing foetus.

(Environmental Protection Agency.  CDC Fact Sheet CAS # 7439-97-6)

Mercury Toxicity & Women of Childbearing Age

''Methylmercury exposure is a particular concern for women of childbearing age, unborn babies, and young children, because studies have linked high levels of methylmercury to damage to the developing nervous system. This damage can impair children’s ability to think and learn.''

(Environmental Protection Agency.  CDC Fact Sheet CAS # 7439-97-6)

To learn more about Heavy Metal Toxcity &
other toxic substances please visit:

A federal public agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

More than 140 countries have agreed on a set of legally binding measures to curb mercury pollution, at UN talks.

Hair analysis is not so useful to test for levels of mercury as children with autism are less efficient at excreting heavy metals, which means it is less likely to show up in the hair. Instead mercury often gets stored in the brain.

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Far Infrared Sauna (FIR) Therapy

Far Infrared Sauna Therapy is being included in detoxification programmes and has been used as a part of the detoxification protocol used for the 9/11 rescue workers who have become ill since being exposed to fumes and chemicals during their work. The programme was known as project 'Olive Releaf'.

Infrared Sauna Therapy has also been used as a part of the detoxification therapy for Police Officers in Utah suffering from Chemical Exposures during their law enforcement activity. (Toxicol Ind Health 2012 Sep;28(8):758-68)

Far Infrared Sauna Treatment is also recommended by Dr Sherry Rogers in her book Detoxify or Die, which deals with the problems of environmental toxcity and how best to detoxify.

The latest Far Infrared technology has resulted in the development of new equipment that is economical, portable and suited to home use. It is now possible to use the latest Far Infrared technology in the comfort of your own home.

Far Infrared Treatment Compared with Normal Saunas

Conventional saunas, Turkish baths and spa therapies can cause a dramatic increase in body temperature. This means that chemicals can get into the blood stream and may cause acute poisoning. Furthermore, many people do not tolerate extreme heat at all well.

 Most importantly with Far Infrared Thermal TreatmentTM you have not stressed the body by exposing it to high temperatures. You can work at a little above room temperature.  The amazing thing about Far Infrared Thermal TreatmentTM is that it’s warming effect is pretty much independent of air temperature. It is this unique quality that makes it such a gentle and comfortable experience. 

The Beauty of Far Infrared Thermal Treatment

This is something the whole family can use and is one of the easiest most convenient ways of maintaining good health. Toxicity is a fact of life today and just as you would go the gym and exercise regularly to keep fit, similarly it is wise to regularly detoxify due to the constant ingestion of toxins.

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