ADD/ADHD AND AUTISM
by Amanda [Healthlineonline] Digest Number 645
Autism is a neurologically based developmental disorder that
generally affects children before the age of 3. Some researchers
believe autism may be caused by environmental factors such as
exposure to mercury from MMR and other childhood vaccinations.
Research has also found the disorder is linked to the exposure of
mercury from the silver dental amalgam fillings that the children's
mothers had during pregnancy and/or the combination of both. Mercury
affects the Central Nervous system among many other areas Autism is
a disorder that profoundly affects the central nervous system among
many other areas.
According to Bernie Windham, Toxin and Enviornmental Chemical
Engineer, "Mercury has an effect on the fetal nervous system at
levels far below that considered toxic in adults, and background
levels of mercury in mothers correlate significantly with the
incidence of birth defects and still births."
Research has also shown that by detoxifying the brain and body of
these heavy metals that go through our bloodstream and bind to our
organs, cells, muscles etc… has helped a high percentage of children
previously diagnosed with Autism.
According to Dr. Stephanie Cave in her book titled What Your Doctor
May NOT Tell You About Children's Vaccinations, "The biggest
improvement comes when the toxic metals are removed from the
children's bodies. We have seen nearly complete recovery in many of
the two to seven year old children."
Therapeutic Essential Oils have the ability to detoxify and remove
metallics from our bodies!
Researchers also believe that gastrointestinal disorders may also be
linked to the brain dysfunctions that cause autism. Recent studies
have shown that there are beneficial effects of Enzyme Based Therapy
for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
In a study conducted by Dr. Timothy Buie, a pediatric
gastroenterologist from Harvard/Mass General hospital, forty-six
patients between the ages of 5 and 31 were selected for inclusion in
a study based on a diagnosis placing them in the category of the
autism spectrum disorders, ADD and ADHD. Their diets were
supplemented with a dietary enzyme formulation. The results: The
enzyme formula beneficially and safely affected all thirteen of the
parameter measured. Improvements ranged from 50-90% depending on the
parameters measured. The enzyme was effective at improving the
symptoms such as socialization, hyperactivity, attention, eye
contact, comprehension and compulsions.
For both ADHD/ADD and Autism, stimulation of the limbic region of the
brain may also help treat these disorders. The aromas from
Therapeutic Essential Oils have a powerful ability to stimulate this
part of the brain, since the sense of smell is tied directly to the
mind's emotional and hormonal centers. As a result, the aroma of an
essential oil has the potential to exert a powerful influence on
ADD/ADHD and Autism.
In a two year case study (1999-2001), Dr. Terry Friedmann M. D.
found significant results when children that had previously been
diagnosed with ADD/ADHD were administered therapeutic essential oils
The essential oils of Brain Power, Vetiver, Lavender and Cedarwood
The oils were administered in this fashion: one oil was administered
by inhalation 3 times per day for 30 days. An inhalation device was
also used at night to administer a continuous inhalation of oil.
The inhalation of the oils proved to settle the children's brain waves
back into normal patters and improved their scholastic performance
and behavioral patterns.
The final results were: Lavender increased performance by 53%,
Cedarwood increased performance by 83%, and Vetiver increased
performance by 100%.
This study will be published in the American Medical Association
It is unfortunate that America's children are having to suffer due to
these unforeseen circumstances. There is a real hope for the
children of our future with the Therapeutic Essential Oils and
supplements. Essential oils have the ability to detoxify and
oxygenate the body, something that research has been found to
help these special children .
Young Living Essential Oil Products To Help With Autism And ADHD/ADD:
Brain Power - Supports concentration and mental clarity.