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Preventing Autism Tips, Advice & Awareness

Introduction

For many reading The AEX, preventing autism is already spilled milk; but having a child with autism forces the whole family to make changes in every aspect of their lives.  So whether you are considering having another child or advising friends or family, "cleaning up your lifestyle" inside out is where to begin in order to prevent autism.  Be aware of environmental chemicals and genetically altered foods, air pollution, toxic chemtrails in the skies, electromagnetic fields and electrosmog, fluoride treated and tainted water, depleted soil, cell phones, mercury in medicine and dentistry, chemical dyes and preservatives in foods, fast foods, insecticides and pesticides, chemical cleaning fluids in your home and the list goes on and on contributing to this very toxic world we live in today.  Go Green!  Go Organic!  A healthy lifestyle can reduce many of the stressors that are some of the contributing factors to the "toxic load" with which the bodies of children with autism are burdened.  (See write up on Environmental Stressor for Autism.)  Dehydration, poor diet, nutritional deficiencies, lack of minerals and good quality fats, allergies, toxins and sleep deprivation all lead to an unhealthy lifestyle.  If you are thinking of getting pregnant, run some lab tests, detox your heavy metals, eliminate your mercury amalgams, check your thyroid, avoid flu shots and anything with thimerosal (ethyl mercury preservative), avoid farm raised fish, don't use microwaves, make sure your vitamin D levels are in normal range, test for the genetic mutation MTHFR and support your SNPs with folinic acid, green your environment, test for food sensitivities and allergies, heal your GI tract with probiotics, exercise daily and breathe good air, de-stress your mind and spirit and above all enjoy life.

Related Sites

Wholistic Pediatrics and Family Care
Description:  David Berger, MD, Board Certified Pediatrician, and MAPS Founder has devoted his practice not only to autism families but also to preventative care.

My Child Without Limits
Description:  This website provides information regarding autism prevention.

What Can Be Done to Prevent Autism Now?
Description:  In this ARI article, Maureen McDonnell, RN, explains what lifestyle choices expectant mothers can take to reduce the risk of autism.

Books

Autism Prevention Care and Management by Marvin D. Anderson, M.D.
Description:  This book is written by a physician who has many years of experience treating children diagnosed on the autism spectrum. He provides his theories and insights.

Autism Causes, Prevention and Treatment: Vitamin D Deficiency and the Explosive Rise of Autism Spectrum Disorder, 2015 by John Cannell MD
Description:  This Mom’s Choice Silver Award winning book is written by physician John Cannell, founder of the Vitamin D Council. He discusses the relationship of vitamin D in the prevention as well as treatment of autism.

Healing and Preventing Autism: A Complete Guide by Jenny McCarthy and Jerry Kartzinel MD
Description:  Healing and Preventing Autism is a complete guide for parents. The book talks about a biomedical approach to autism including dietary changes and nutritional supplementation; alternative therapies; a comprehensive list of testing, studies and research to support protocols; advice on preventing autism; and various tools and references to help with healing your child.

Preventing Autism & ADHD: Controlling Factors, Before, During and after Pregnancy by Debbie Hamilton MD
Description:  Preventing Autism & ADHD is an extremely helpful book for women in the area of prevention. Dr. Hamilton shares her knowledge and expertise of her clinical practice for all women in her book. Her strong belief in improving health before the pregnancy will help prevent further diagnosis of autism and ADHD.

Preventing Autism: What You Can Do To Protect Your Children Before and After Birth by Jay Gordon MD
Description:  Preventing Autism is a detailed guide for parents on how to protect and prevent your unborn child from being born with a developmental disorder on the autism spectrum. The author elaborates on the environmental toxins, dietary needs, and sensible approaches to vaccines, healthy sperm and reduced exposures to safeguard your unborn child.

Tools

Preventing Autism: What Parents Say…. Recovering Kids
Description:  We asked 1,287 parents of children with autism, if asked how to reduce the rising rates of AUTISM, what would you say? Their answers speak to everyone who is terrified of the epidemic upon us all. Special thank you to the www.recoveringkids.com group, now over 5,000 members strong!

Parents Speak Out: Stopping the Epidemic
Description:  This short video produced by Recovering Kids on-line support group packs in the truthful realities parents know about Autism …. it’s what parents need to say.

ADHD and Autism Rates Up Again: Prevention Anyone? by Kristin Schafer
Description:  Kristin Schafer from the Pesticide Action Network gives tips on preventing autism and ADHD.

Preventing Autism – Robert Melillo MD
Description:  Dr. Melillo offers a free assessment to identify developmental disabilities.

Minimizing Risks
Description:  The Autism Research Institute outlines what can be done to prevent autism now?

Parent Forums/Blogs

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Forum/Blog Name:  Moms Speak: A Guide to Autism – 4 Ways You Can Try to Prevent Autism Now
Description:  Tips on preventing autism by checking your heavy metals.

Forum/Blog Name:  The Labor of Love
Description:  A blog discussing prenatal prevention of autism.

Forum/Blog Name:  A List of Contributing Causes of Autism
Description:  This blog has a list of some of the possible contributing factors to the autism epidemic.

Forum/Blog Name:  Preventing Autism: 12 Do’s and Don’ts Before and During Pregnancy
Description:  The Autism Revolution and Whole Body Strategies or making life all it can be by Martha Herbert MD.