Autism includes a wide scope of conditions defined by difficulties with social aptitudes, correspondence and monotonous practices. It is a spectrum or range disorder i.e. the symptoms can be characterized according to their level on a scale.
According to Autism Speaks, there is not just one type of autism but there are many subtypes that exist as a result of the combination of hereditary and environmental elements. Every individual has a particular quantification of qualities and difficulties which influences how they learn, think and unravel issues.
Sometimes, individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) need critical help, while others can live freely and perform highly functional tasks and this variation is thought to be affected by various factors that drives the manifestation of the condition.
It’s an established fact that autistic kids frequently experience the ill effects of gastrointestinal (GI) issues and those encountering the most severe GI symptoms commonly exhibit the most extreme instances of autism. Latest research again confirms the interesting connection between the gut and the brain, and how any lacking in the gut-brain relation impacts ASD qualities.
Genetics is Unable to Elucidate The Autism Epidemics
Generally, the signs of ASD are manifested in children by the age of 2 or 3 even though symptoms related developmental deferrals may be seen considerably before. In the late 1970s, scientists found sets of indistinguishable twins frequently shared ASD, exhibiting that the condition is driven by a hereditary factor.
However, genetics are neither the only nor the fundamental risk factor for autism. A research conducted by Stanford University School of Medicine pointed out that fraternal twins had more chances of sharing autism than identical twins. Since fraternal twins share only 50% of their DNA, whereas identical twins shared 99.99%, it is signified that factor other than hereditary qualities is in charge of the higher rate of twofold conclusions among fraternal twins. As indicated by the scientists, environmental factors are more likely to play a part. Conclusively, they expressed that the vulnerability to ASD is influenced moderately by genetics and considerably by environmental factors.
This is however not a very astonishing conclusion since there is nothing called as hereditary epidemic and therefore genetics can’t be held as a clarification for the substantial development in autism cases. In fact, research made in 2008 discovered de novo mutations or mutations that emerge involuntarily were determinant in only 1% of diagnosed autistic children.
Ecological Hazards For Autism
Alternatively, most of the autism cases are seem to result from initiation of the expression of certain genes caused by various epigenetic and ecological variations. These are;
- Toxic vulnerability from heavy metals such as aluminium and mercury from contaminated ocean depths and vaccines, pathogenic poisonous microorganisms like viruses and molds, glyphosate and electromagnetic fields from cellphones and Wi-Fi and several more.
- Lack of Vitamin D
- Brain inflammation caused by encephalitis following immunization, flawed placenta, immune reaction between pregnant mother and infection, untimely birth and environmental poisons.
- Gut inflammation set off by microbial dysbiosis and other driving factors such as caesarean, maternal atypical microbiome, bottle feed using infant formula and processed foods.
Russian neurologist Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride concludes that brain toxicity originating from gut toxicity also known as Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) is an important factor that paves way for autism, particularly when immunizations or vaccines are incorporated into the mix. According to her, the toxicity that flows from the gut of the child blocks the brain with the toxicity and acts as a hindrance in its regular functioning.