Posted by: “Lawrence A. Plumlee” email@example.com laplumlee
Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:25 pm (PDT)
No surprise to any of us, but good to see it in print. As a well-written, referenced article too.
http://www.huffingt onpost.com/ stephen-barrie- nd/child- autism-epidemic- fir_b_696179. html http://www.huffingt onpost.com/ stephen-barrie- nd/child- autism-epidemic- fir_b_696179. html
Stephen Barrie, ND: “My own recent study of a large autistic clinical database shows that children with autism had elevated levels in their bodies of several chemicals known to be neurotoxic. The children have genetic variations, which interfere with the proper detoxification of those chemicals. With over 2,000 patients in the database, my paper is one of the largest studies to show that environmental factors interacting with associated genetic components may be contributing to the causation of autism….
“My report showed on average the amount of lead and mercury in the children’s blood was 50 percent higher than normal. Their genetic changes (SNPs) were related to what is called Phase I and Phase II detoxification — specifically the CYP and GST family of genes. This defect reduced the children’s ability to remove excess toxins from their bodies.
“These autistic children also had a several fold higher level of bad gut bacteria and reduced levels of beneficial gut bacteria. Bad gut bacteria can produce neurotoxic amines and cause a “leaky gut” which allows toxic substances to more easily enter the circulatory system …”
You may read the full clinical study here: