Updated: Oct 7, 2022
This topic that I am going to talk about is crucial for children on the spectrum.
It may explain why your child or teenager may have developed autism or have a severe level of autism.
One of the most decisive factors that can determine if you have mild or severe autism is inflammation.
Children with severe autism have almost seven times higher levels of inflammation than children with mild autism. So you got to take hold of inflammation.
Inflammation can be called the silent brain killer in autism and other neurological conditions.
Also, regulating inflammation can be applied to other neurological and psychiatric illnesses like seizures, depression, anxiety, etc.
Some of the factors that promote higher levels of inflammation are:
*Suboptimal levels of vitamin D (less than 40 ng/ml)
*Low omega-3 levels in your body (Omega-3 index)
*High levels of homocysteine, which is a brain toxin (blood work)
*Inflammatory diet with high sugar intake (white bread, white flour, and white pasta)
*No exercise (Not even twenty minutes of exercise)
*Eating foods high in pesticides (www.ewg.org)
Remember, You are just one decision away from transforming your health and life. So make the decision, and don't look back.
In Health and Faith,
By the way, if you want to learn more about nutrition for brain health, my book Resilient Brain is available on Amazon. Here is the link>>www.davidrivas.com
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