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I see you post has been here for awhile and hope this is helpful to you.

Although there is nothing that is considered a "cure" for autism, there are many things that can be done to improve functions of an autistic child. Some recent studies indicate that Autism may be linked to toxins in the environment. If you look at the current statistics for Autism, you can see that it is an underground epidemic. In 1992 there were around 15,000 cases, but by 2008, there were nearly 34,000 cases of Autism in the US. Since the geographic regions vary, it doesn't take a rocket scienctist to figure out that the only constant that crosses all the USA is what is in our air, our food, our environment.

If you do a search on UTube, you will see convincing testimony of parent after parent talking about how their child's behavior changed right after they received a vaccine. If you do a search on the internet, you will find scientific studies that claim there is no proof of a link between vaccines and autism. I personally found those parent's testimonials very convincing.

There is also a growing body of evidence about the health risks of pesticides in our foods and the chemicals in our personal care products, furniture, etc. Getting a mattress that is not filled with chemical flame retardants seems like an intelligent choice. Eliminating cancer causing and liver damaging chemicals like SLS, DEA, Phthalates (chemical fragrances) seems like a prudent idea. These chemicals are found in nearly all the items in your home. I Read the book, "The Chemical Body Burden" or check out this link: www.pbs.org/tradesecrets/problem/bodyburden.html

A growing number of parents and doctors have found that dietary changes, specifically a Cassien free & Gluten free diet can help improve a child's ability to interact and learn. Many people have undiagnosed allergies to Wheat glutens and Cassiens. Wheat and Cassiens break down into molecules that resemble opium like drugs in the system. Many autistic children have issues with their digestive tracks, such as leaky gut. The concept is that instead of these opium like molecules exiting through the bowel, they are leaking into the child's blood stream and creating a drug like effect. When these items are removed from the diet, the child's behavior has a chance to be more "normal."

I am teaching a class on what can be done for Autism through the use of Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils. Therapeutic grade oils can be used to help reduce anxiety, oxygenate the brain, improve neural pathways, improve the immune system, increase mental accuracy and performance. In my class, I suggest switching to an organic diet, using cleaning products and personal care products that are free of chemicals -specifically switching to cleaning and nutritional products that contain therapeutic-grade essential oils. Therapeutic grade oils can help reduce toxicity in the body and can help improve function of many of the body's major systems. For more information, check out my website www.carlasgreatoils.com

Blessings to you

Carla Cohen
Redondo Beach, CA.

March 10, 2010 - 10:30pm


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