The Spectrum

So much talk about this brain inflammatory condition.

Recognising that any of the conditions on the autistic spectrum have a presenting symptom of inflammation gives you some direction….a starting point to reduce inflammation to improve quality of life, learning and behaviour.

We have two nervous systems, the Central nervous system and the Enteric Nervous system which is our gut.
The Enteric Nervous system requires a healthy gut to do its job. The enteric nervous system releases 90% of the feel good hormone serotonin and if we are not getting that we are not feeling too good.

As parents you may be called upon to trust your intuition when you sense that something more is effecting your child’s emotional behaviour.  CEASE Therapy provides support and guidance to help parents of children who have autism.
http://www.cease-therapy.com/

A quiet, hidden and often ignored condition is that of porphyria.

Porphyria is a liver and blood disease where the heme molecule is either depleted or damaged.It is often undiagnosed and fits into the reportedly rare category when, in fact it quietly presents as common conditions and so this lends itself to possible ineffective treatments.

While the heme molecule is familiar to you as hemoglobin the carrier of oxygen, the heme molecule is also part of the structure of an enzyme Cytochrome P450 which is found throughout the body cells and in larger quantities in the liver.

If you have a problem with CYP450 you may present with a variety of problems ranging from depression, allergies, anemia, attention deficit. You may become angry after drinking coffee, alcohol and generally not cope well with stress. you may have a skin reaction as your liver and kidneys struggle with toxic overload.You may struggle with your weight as hormones and toxins are recycled. A diet devoid of caffeine, alcohol, gluten, preservative will help to reduce the toxic overload that someone with porphyria is sensitive.

To help you can add lifestyle changes to clean up the gut.

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