There has been a lot of investigation into the causes of ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome. It was a commonly held belief that it was inherited, or that a certain gene was responsible. Despite years of testing, there is no gene that has been found to be responsible for autism, nor ADHD.
It is now being understood that there are a combination of factors that play the part of causation – similar to the scenario of ’the perfect ‘storm’.
These factors include:
That’s a lot of big words, and this is a topic that is so vast I couldn’t possibly put it all in one post – suffice to say it is a myriad of factors, and sometimes one malfunction leads to the next, and the next, and so on, like dominos. I plan on extrapolating these ideas in individual posts, to save on the info dump all at one time.
Suffice to say that when the body is not working as its designed to, it won’t function properly. Basically, our kids have toxins that have lodged in their brains, which causes inflammation and inhibits the normal functioning. There are studies that have been done which show abnormal brain tissue – actual inflammation
Most of the increase in children’s neurological or developmental conditions have been found to be related to major increases in brain and immune system inflammation related to increased exposure to toxic chemicals or dietary excitoxins of the 4 million U.S. children born each year (Weiss B, Landrigan PJ. The developing brain and the Environment. Environmental Health Perspectives, Volume 107, Supp 3, June 2000)
The takeaway from all this that I like is that ADHD and ASD (autism spectrum disorder) has a physical basis, and therefore can be addressed as such. Put in another way – its a physical problem with a physical answer. This gives me huge hope, and motivates me to continue to search for answers.
I hope this provides you with some hope that these factors can be addressed – don’t let anyone say that your child (or you) can’t be helped. I’ve seen it with my own eyes – this is REAL!