What is Autism?

 In recent years, there has been a surge of knowledge and insight into the neurodevelopmental abnormality, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This disorder affects children mainly in their social-communication skills, neurodevelopment, and emotional ability to connect and process issues in a healthy way. Additionally, this disorder often presents with symptoms such as repetitive stereotypical behavior (hand flapping, tip-toeing, head banding, lining up toys), rigid adherence to schedules and patterns, and self-injurious behavior. One in every 70 children has the disorder, and it is more common in male children than female children. As the name suggests, Autism lies within a spectrum, with some children being only mildly affected while other children are severely affected and oftentimes cannot function independently.

Autism Biomedical Treatment

Traditional therapies for Autism

There have been many treatment approaches to manage the symptoms and effects of autism. Some include behavior therapy, psychotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respite therapy, and medications. Unfortunately, these methods have a limited impact on reducing autism symptoms.

What is Biomedical Treatment for Autism?

Biomedical therapy for autism views the causes of symptoms and effects of autism as a biological issue and seeks to address these issues by resolving imbalances of various biochemicals and nutrients in the body. A main tenet in the biomedical treatment of autism is that metabolic disorders, immune deficiencies, genetic abnormalities, sleep disorders and gut issues cause or intensify certain behavioral symptoms of autism. There is also a connection to nutritional deficiencies that are linked with certain behaviors, such as eating dirt and feces (Pica Syndrome). Once abnormal metabolic processes of the body are corrected and treated, symptoms of autism reduce or sometimes completely end. The use of biomedical treatment to reduce symptoms of autism is complex, and requires several phases of laboratory testing and dietary regulation. Shortly after this treatment begins, a noticeable reduction in symptoms occurs. As the patient adheres to the protocol, improvements happen day by day, and even after treatment is over.

Biomedical

Biomedical Treatment of autism is concerned with the following issues and processes of the body:

  • Oxidative Stress
  • Impaired Sulfation processes
  • Inflammatory processes
  • Microbiome
  • Parasitic Pathogens
  • Glutathione’s Functionality
  • Impaired methylation processes: 
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Neurotransmitter biosynthesis pathways and catabolism

The laboratory tests done in the initial stages of the Customized Autism Treatment are interested in detecting the following:

  • Heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic
  • Trace Elements
  • Amino acids
  • Food sensitivity
  • Pathogens
  • Nutrients and Minerals such as: Zinc, Sodium, Magnesium, Potassium

Benefits of Biomed for Autism by Supplement

Among the common supplements given within the biomedical treatment of autism include omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Magnesium, and Glutathione. Though it would be very extensive to name every possible supplement and treatment given, below we explain the link between a few of the most commonly used supplements and explain their effects for you to better understand why they are prescribed and the benefits they bring.

Supplements for Autism Advantage

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 Acids have been known to be linked to improved mood and temperament. Studies show that individuals who regularly consume fish oil and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids suffer less from depression and other mood-related disorders. As it relates to autism, this link is crucial as the intake of omega-3 fatty acids regulates hormones and chemicals in the brain responsible for mood, decreased episodes of crying and tantrums, and an increase in a calm, milder temperament.

Magnesium

A common co-diagnosis of autism is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This disorder is marked by an abnormal inability to sustain attention on given assignments, tasks or other issues which require an engagement of attention. In some profiles of the disorder, hyperactivity is seen at a disproportionate rate, causing concern for the child displaying the symptom. This profile of ADHD is commonly seen in children with autism spectrum disorder. As such, studies have been done to find suitable treatments for this. The biological tenets of autism treatment advocate for the use of Vitamin B6 with Magnesium. Autism patients who have taken Vitamin B6 with Magnesium have seen stabilization in hyperactivity and ADHD following prescribed protocol treatments. The biological explanation for this is magnesium has been proven to correct deficiencies found in the transient receptor potential melastatin (TRPM) channel in the brain.

Vitamin D

Studies have shown that Vitamin D deficiencies are common within the autistic population. Professionals are advocated for the increase of Vitamin D in diets of autism patients. Following a study using tools such as The Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS), Social Responsive Scale (SRS), and The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC), qualities such as  irritability, hyperactivity, social withdrawal and inappropriate speech lessened between 1-3 points after an increase of Vitamin D within the diets of autistic children and the marked difference is seen when appropriately configuring Vitamin D levels.

Biomedical Treatment for Autism Reviews

As seen above, the protocols used for biomedical treatment of autism have been derived from studies and research done by various players in the industry along with academic researchers. The feedback given during research from participants became the first source of reviews and critiques of the principles and tenets of the practice. Results from studies done on the efficacy of biomedical treatment of autism show that the practice is safe, technological, and effective. Many parents who do not seek an official biomedical protocol treatment for their autistic child still end up incorporating principles of the practice by regulating their child’s diet and adding supplements to decrease problem behaviors and symptoms. However, giving nutritional supplements that are not in accordance with the laboratory test results and the impaired metabolic process is not advisable and may yield the desired effect or result in toxicity due to the lack of professional monitoring.

Vitamins and Supplements for Autism Treatment

F.A.Q

Question: What are some common autism behaviors that biomedical treatment can alleviate?

Answer: Biomedical treatment can help with a wide range of autism symptoms and behaviors such as:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Depression
  • Communication Delays
  • Sleep Disorders including insomnia
  • Sand, Clay and faeces ingestion
  • Head banging, hand flapping, tip toeing
  • Indigestion
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of Social Situation Understanding
  • Walking in Circles
  • Delayed Cognition
  • Sensitivity to Noise
  • Irritability and more

Question: Does each child receive the same treatment protocol?

Answer: Each and every child who receives biomedical treatment for autism is viewed as a unique biological creation. As such each and every treatment plan is tailored according to symptoms, laboratory test results, and assessment results. This means that each child will be given a treatment unique to the program’s goals and therapy plan established by the chemist who analyzed the impaired metabolic processes discovered in the laboratory test results.

Question: At what age does treatment start?

Answer: Autism is usually diagnosed between ages 2 and 6. However, professionals are now emphasizing the importance of early intervention. Knowing the warning signs of autism can be of extreme value, as this could propel parents into seeking early help, which will significantly improve the prognosis of the condition. In some cases, early intervention leads to a child falling on the mild end of the spectrum, which means the chances of succeeding in daily life and relationships are positive. Below are some warning signs to alert you:

  • Little to no eye contact
  • Not responding to name
  • Isolated play
  • Lack of imaginary play
  • Head banging, hand flapping, tip-toeing
  • Lack of shared focus
  • Inability to sustain attention
  • Speech delay
  • Loss of previously developed skills and milestones
  • Spinning
  • No joyful expression on face
  • No interest in communicating
  • Confusing pronouns “I” and “you”

Question: Should any provisions be made before taking a laboratory test?

Answer: Yes, in anticipation of the blood testing and sampling collection, preparation needs to be done. Test results can be misconstrued by the intake of supplements around the testing time. As such, abstaining from supplements for one week from taking test samples (Blood, urine, Stool, Hair) is mandatory. Also, it is not recommended to consume potassium-rich foods such as bananas, potatoes, and dried fruit prior to taking a potassium test. In addition, taking laboratory samples when experiencing a fever, cough, cold, or other illness is not recommended and should be avoided.

Question: How long does therapy last?

Answer: Treatment lasts up to 5 months.

Question: Where can the supplements and nutritional products be sourced

Answer: You can source your prescribed supplements and biomedical products in your country of origin or on www.biocare.co.uk.

Getting the help needed for your child is of utmost importance and priority. Feel free to make an appointment for consultation with the Customized Autism Treatment Center (C.A.T) to begin the journey of change and healing today. Every child is a unique creation and with the right care, they can become all they were created to be.

The information in this article is exclusively for general knowledge purposes. It should not be used for personal treatment or as a substitute for medical advice. There is no representation or warranty, explicit or implied, involving the accuracy, validity, or completeness of the content in this piece. Nutritional supplementation should only occur under the supervision of a licensed professional (and in accordance with laboratory test results).

See how C.A.T.’s targeted nutritional supplements therapy changed three-years-old Lior’s Life.

In May 2020, we embarked on a fascinating documentary journey. For five months, we filmed Lior and his parents. The film documents his targeted therapy and teaches how it is possible to dramatically reduce autism symptoms by analyzing advanced laboratory tests and applying an in-depth understanding of how to repair impaired metabolic processes that influence behaviors.

See how C.A.T.’s targeted nutritional supplements therapy changed three-years-old Lior’s Life.

***C.A.T is accessible worldwide as it relies on laboratory test results that can be obtained at the C.A.T Center in Israel or by collecting samples independently and sending them via FedEx express delivery directly to US and UK laboratories. In this case, we will provide the necessary laboratory test kits with detailed collection and shipping instructions.