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The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum

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  • Just 30 years ago, the incidence of autism was one in 10,000. Today, the incidence has climbed to 1 in 50
  • If you consider the full range of neurological disorders that could fall under the wider umbrella of "Autism Spectrum Disorder," the incidence may be as high as one in 10
  • Dr. Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum, discusses the transformation that has occurred since autism first became recognized, and how brain anomalies might explain common symptoms
  • A conglomerate of potential factors likely contribute to the rise in autism, including but not limited to heavy metal toxicity, microbial toxins, dietary factors, vitamin D deficiency, and electromagnetic radiation
  • Research suggests that children born with severely damaged gut flora are at a significantly increased risk of vaccine damage, which may lead to the development of autistic symptoms
  • Helpful strategies for autistic children include eliminating processed foods, sugar, and pasteurized dairy, optimizing their vitamin D levels, lowering their toxic burden, reducing EMF exposure, and more

By Dr. Mercola

When I was in medical school, more than 30 years ago, the incidence of autism was one in 10,000. Today, the incidence has climbed to 1 in 50, according to CDC statistics.


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