A flower you know the source, the nature, what nutrients are needed for growth.
Although there are several types of flowers. It can be researched to determine its root. If it is defected, most know what to do bring forth a sense of “healing”.
Yet, Autism according to many of sources Autism has become one of the most profound, growing developmental disorders in the United states and there is no medical detection or cure (autism speaks)”. Further, autism now affects “1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys. It is estimated around one third of people with autism have an intellectual disability. (CDC, 2018)”. In my years of working with children with ASD.
I have learned that ASD comes in many ranges that is caused by many factors. Many researchers suggest that different combinations of genetic and environmental influence the diagnosis. It is mentioned that some of the most-obvious signs tend to appear between 2 and 3 years of age. In some cases, it can be diagnosed as early as 18 months (CDC 2018)’. Some developmental delays associated with autism can be identified and addressed even earlier”. There are many studies that suggest that the parents age is linked to a child’s diagnosis of autism; other research suggest that certain medical conditions accompany autism.
One that I have found that most parents state that the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has hypothesized “Certain medical and gastrointestinal (GI) disorders”. Many doctors were initially diagnosing as colic. Dr. Mercola suggested that in addition to the over exposure of environmental toxins. That our “Gut is our second brain that contains a million of neurons that is connected to one’s neurological system. Any additives like mercury, aluminum can damage your mitochondria with is the powerhouse in your body’s cells that produce energy (2010)”. Lastly, but most importantly, the question that many ask is, does a child’s environment expose them to the growing development disorder? researchers suggest that certain chemicals in foods, household products and toxins has a direct influence on the diagnosis of autism.
Toxins are mentioned to affect the proper development in a child. According to the Autism Society (2010) other environmental factors can contribute to autism at various points in an individual’s development. They can change how the brain and body develop, and how they function. Toxic exposures before birth can affect the development of the brain and nervous system, as well as other systems of the body (Autism society,2010)”.
After birth, they can affect later stages of development. Exposures at any point can affect the health of the cells in our body, which can lead to loss of health and development of disease. “If a child is exposed to toxins it can affect their health and ability to function. It seems as if the brains cells can’t work properly and begin to have problems in functioning. As, I understand it our brain is like a computer it if works properly with no virus or interruptions the computer runs smoothly.
However, if there are virus detected your computer will begin to run slowly to eventually it won’t be able to function. So, it is with our brains and the exposure to toxins. It can “alter the health or function of cells in our brains, the cells may not be able to work so well in helping us to use our brains causing changes and, in the way, we think, learn and process (2010)”.Many researchers imply that brain disorders including Autism Spectrum disorders are a result of over usage of toxins from various sources.
The most profound was the additive fluoride, Dr. Mercola had mentioned that it was added to public water supplies in the US that contribute to a seven-point drop in a child’s average IQ (Mercola, 2014)”. She went on to inquire as to the growing numbers of autism from three decades ago where one in 10, 000 children were affected, to now where one in 50 is affected.
The question that most have asked in researching is.” What has caused the increase”? Some suggest is it early intervention because of studies and education.The following three literature review attempts to support the hypothesis.
In the research, they wanted to determine if a parents age had an affect on the child diagnosed with autism. background suggested that both maternal and paternal ages are associated with neurodevelopment disorders. The study was aimed to explore the relationship of aged parents and the “offspring “and the risk of autism disorders.
The participants consisted of Jewish individuals born in Israel for 6 straight years. Mostly the men and some of the women participated in a draft board assessment at the age of 17. The results they used data from the paternal participants from birth for the cohort and the maternal age was obtained for a smaller subset. The outcome measured from the people ‘coded” that 110 cases of autism mainly autism in the smaller set with parental age. The results suggest that there is a significant association with older paternal age and the risk of autism disorder. “The children born to men age 40 and older were 5.
75 ( (95% more likely to have ASD compared with offspring of men younger than 30 years, after controlling for year of birth, socioeconomic status, and maternal age. Advancing maternal age showed no association with ASD after adjusting for paternal age. Concluding there is considerable evidence that “advanced paternal age is associated with the increase risk of ASD further, that biological mechanisms include de novo mutation associated with older parent age or alteration in genetic imprinting (Jamapsychiatry ,2006)”. Next, the research article I wanted to examine was the maternal perspective of autism and the mother. This group was maternal age in the state of California. Researchers suggest that there is a higher autism cluster in California’s major cities, especially Los Angeles and San Francisco (Cone, 2010)”.
Further, to have them examined t their parental age of more than 12, 000 children living in California with autism and five million” control” children between 1990 and 1999 found that autism mothers over the age of 40 had a 55 higher chance of having a child with autism than mothers younger in the age group of 25 to 29. And mothers under the age of 25 had a 77% higher risk to have a child with some disorder of Autism (Moisse,2010)”. The last review was done by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. She believed that children are born with perfectly normal brains and sensory organs.
She was convinced that a child’s normal gut flora from birth can be defected. which is a very important part of your human physiology, if it is defected. Instead of working as a source of nourishment. It becomes a major source of toxicity. as a result, the “sensory information becomes mush, into a noise in the child’s brain and a child is deterred from learning. Depending on the severity of the mixture of toxins the opportunity of learning and developing is limited and the increase of autism develops (Campbell-McBride, 2010)”. The conclusion of the reviews suggests that toxins and the age of the parent both paternal and maternal made a difference.
Also, the research with the Jewish men aged 40 and older suggest a higher risk. So, I wanted to do a contrast with a mother in the United States. I chose California where the population is higher, and it is more diverse.
The cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. The study found that autism mothers over the age of 40 had a 55 higher chance of having a child with autism than mothers younger in the age group of 25 to 29. And mothers under the age of 25 had a 77% higher risk to have a child with some disorder of Autism. If I am looking at this with the naked eye. I would see that there are some similarities in the age group of both men and women that are older. As well as a younger group age 25 to 29. I move to question, what is the significance of a child’s location as it was in the study in Israel and in Los angles and San Francisco? I also chose to review the possibility of toxins as a dynamic of the diagnosis of autism.
As there is so much conversation about the products that we use in both private and public settings. That many seem to believe that the inhalation can be a deterrent. However, I found the study to be most profound to me. The correlation to a child’s GUT and autism. It seems to be more obvious to me. Because most children that I have worked with. Parents have stated the one common factor. The children have had some type of gastro problems.
With a Gut that is not working properly and the exposure to toxins I can see how it can affect a child. I would probably research more on how the two could prove to be the culprit of autism. In all the research that is performed from various hypothesis. There seems to be no concrete conclusion to the unknown condition called Autism (ASD).
Yet, the number of children diagnosed continue to increase. “The prevalence of autistic spectrum disorders in California in 2007 was 12 times that from 1987, representing an average annual growth of 13 percent, according to a report from the California Department of Developmental Services”. But, according to the CDC, Autism spectrum disorder occurs more in individuals with certain genetic and chromosomal conditions. And, children who have older parents unfortunately run the risk of being diagnosed with ASD.
The only reliable conclusion is that children by the age of 2 can be diagnosed. Meaning, that there is a greater outcome for early intervention (McGee 2001).