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Abdominal Brain.. Autism..

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http://www.meridianinstitute.com/abbrain.htm#This

http://www.camresearch.net/showabstract.php?pmid=10630351

http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.1999.5.575

The abdominal brain and enteric nervous system.

DL McMillin, DG Richards, EA Mein, CD Nelson

Meridian Institute, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454, USA.

Conventional medical treatment for neurologic disorders such as epilepsy, migraine, and autism focuses on the brain. Although standard medical treatment is often helpful, the underlying causes of these disorders are not well understood. Furthermore, some individuals respond poorly or not at all to regular medicine. Evidence is accumulating in the medical literature that the enteric nervous system (ENS)-that part of the nervous system associated with the alimentary canal-also plays a role in these disorders. Historically, the concept of an autonomous abdominal nervous system was advocated by Byron Robinson, Johannis Langley, and Edgar Cayce. The work of these three prominent historical figures is considered along with modem view-points on the abdominal nervous system. Complementary therapies that address the nervous system of the abdomen have potential as useful adjuncts to conventional treatment for certain neurologic disorders.

Current thinking about autism and ADHD necessarily converges on the gut. MOST children with autism HAVE SIGNIFICANT GUT DISEASE.

http://www.talkaboutcuringautism.org/confe...s/dannotes2.htm

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B) This is interesting

http://www.massageandbodywork.com/Articles...2004/Psoas.html

Psoas Health

Trauma Recovery Protocol

By Liz Koch

Illustration by Nelson Sprinkle

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By its very nature, the function of the psoas muscle defies easy classification.1 The only muscle to connect the lumbar spine to the legs, the psoas is the major walking muscle. With every step its pendulum motion massages vertebrae, viscera and organs. In harmony with diaphragmatic breathing, the psoas functions like a hydraulic pump, enhancing circulation throughout the body. As a psoatic shelf, it provides the abdominal organs and nerve ganglia a diagonal muscular support. The kidneys slide on top of it while the reproductive nerves are directly embedded within it. The whole belly brain,2 including intestinal health and sexual functioning, intimately hinges upon a supple, dynamic psoas.

The psoas also plays a major role in trauma recovery protocol. Serving as a bridge, it connects the physical to the emotional and the spiritual to the ordinary. It is quite normal when working with the muscle to not only bring a wealth of unresolved fear to the forefront of the client’s consciousness, but ultimately to provide a portal into instinctive wisdom as well.

http://www.naturalreflexes.com/pages/Psoas.html

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http://brainblogger.com/2008/01/14/irritab...brain-activity/

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Linked to Abnormal Brain Activity

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. population, predominately women, and can produce severe abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in bowel habits. No physical abnormalities can be identified on examination, and patients are often left with suboptimal symptomatic treatments and the idea that the pain is “all in your head.”

Well, maybe it is.

A new study used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect differences in brain activity in IBS patients compared to healthy ones. When predictable, mild abdominal pain was stimulated in healthy women, MRI showed decreased activity in the insula, amygdala and brainstem, areas associated with emotion and pain. IBS patients did not show decreased activity in these areas, suggesting they are hard-wired to respond more strongly to pain than others.

http://www.nyas.org/events/eventDetail.asp...%209:00:00%20AM

Disruption of signaling processes in the central nervous system results in a number of disorders, from depression to Alzheimer's disease. Join us for From Molecules to Mind, a one-day event sponsored by the Academy's Biochemical Pharmacology Discussion Group investigating how neurological and metabolic diseases are related to stress response and mood. We will look at the hypothalamic-pituitary "stress" axis (HPA) and its role in CNS diseases, as well as the effect of dysregulated peripheral feedback.

Specific topics to be covered include the effect of signal disruption on the development of obesity; the causal effects of immune system activation on depression; the role of HPA axis dysfunction in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease; and more.

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http://www.autismwebsite.com/ARI/vaccine/vaccine.htm

Vaccinations Contributing to Rise in Autism?

We asked Rusty Dornin to tackle the controversy.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

RUSTY DORNIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Picture perfect, a happy, healthy baby. Then at 15 months, just like every other baby, Russell Rollins got his measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination.

ROLLINS: He has a very physical reaction to those vaccines including a high-pitch scream and days of high-pitched crying and listlessness.

DORNIN: Ten years later, those problems continue. Russell Rollins is autistic. How do you describe what you go through as a parent of an autistic child?

ROLLINS: It's a living hell. It's a living hell for everyone involved. It's a living hell for my son who suffers terribly from this disorder.

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The Candida Yeast-Autism Connection

http://www.autism.org/candida.html

There is a great deal of evidence that a form of yeast, candida (rhymes with "Canada") albicans, may cause autism and may exacerbate many behavior and health problems in autistic individuals, especially those with late-onset autism.

Scenario. Candida albicans belongs to the yeast family and is a single-cell fungus. This form of yeast is located in various parts of the body including the digestive tract. Generally speaking, benign microbes limit the amount of yeast in the intestinal tract, and thus, keep the yeast under control. However, exposure to antibiotics, especially repeated exposure, can destroy these microbes. This can result in an overgrowth of candida albicans. When the yeast multiplies, it releases toxins in the body; and these toxins are known to impair the central nervous system and the immune system.

Some of the behavior problems which have been linked to an overgrowth of candida albicans include: confusion, hyperactivity, short attention span, lethargy, irritability, and aggression. Health problems can include: headaches, stomachaches, constipation, gas pains, fatigue, and depression. These problems are often worse during damp and/or muggy days and in moldy places. Additionally, exposure to perfumes and insecticides can worsen the condition.

Dr. William Shaw has been conducting important research on yeast and its effects on autistic individuals. He recently discovered unusual microbial metabolites in the urine of autistic children who responded remarkably well to anti-fungal treatments. Dr. Shaw and his colleagues observed a decrease in urinary organic acids as well as decreases in hyperactivity and self-stimulatory, stereotyped behavior; and increases in eye contact, vocalization, and concentration.

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Dental mercury is poison, and fuel for an even worse poison, methyl mercury. Antibiotics ignite dental mercury with the fire Candida. Candida consumes dental mercury. Candida's fire, and its flame, methyl mercury, can consume your health.

http://www.dblsundog.net/

http://vitallywell.blogspot.com/2007/02/me...mended-for.html

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"I think it's absolutely criminal to give mercury to an infant." - Boyd Haley, Ph.D., Chemistry Department Chair, University of Kentucky

"The committee accepts that under certain conditions, infections and heavy metals, including thimerosal [mercury preservative in vaccines], can injure the nervous system." - Dr. Marie McCormick, Chairperson and co-author of the 2004 Institute of Medicine Report often cited by journalists that mercury in vaccines is somehow "safe".

• PutChildrenFirst commissioned a survey by Zogby International of more than 9,000 Americans regarding their views of mercury in flu shots. Results of the survey include:

- 76% of respondents are unaware that most flu shots contain mercury.

- After learning that mercury is an ingredient, 74% are less likely to get a flu shot and 86% say they are less likely to get their child a flu shot.

- 77% believe mercury should not be an ingredient in flu shots given to pregnant women and children.

- 73% believe the government should warn pregnant women not to get a flu shot if it contains mercury.

- More than 70% agree that Congress, doctors and medical groups (e.g., the American Academy of Pediatrics) should take responsibility for ensuring vaccines do not contain mercury.

- 80% of respondents and 84% of parents are willing to pay the $2.50 additional cost for a mercury-free flu shot.

• Approximately 115 million doses of flu vaccine will be available during the flu season from 4 different vaccine manufacturers

• More than 90% of this year's flu vaccine supply will contain 25 micrograms of mercury, which means there is not enough mercury-free flu vaccine available for children under the age of 3 and pregnant women (8 million being made versus a 15-20 million estimated need)

http://www.ithyroid.com/autism.htm

Autism and Mercury

by Tim O'Shea,DC

This article is excerpted from Dr. O'Shea's forthcoming revised edition of The Sanctity of Human Blood.

Inquiry into vaccine safety is exploding like never before, even in the popular press. Research coming from dozens of mainstream medical studies can no longer be easily suppressed, as it has been in the past, especially with the prevalence of online information exchange.

Last September, some 2,000 people, mostly MDs, assembled at the Town and Country resort in San Diego to hear the latest research on autism. Following the April 2000 Congressional hearings on autism and vaccines, this epidemic can no longer be ignored.

The figure of one autistic infant for every 150 is now widely documented.

Dr. Stephanie Cave presented enlightening data on mercury toxicity, drawn largely from the brilliant work of Sallie Bernard. Dr. Cave explained how:

By age two, American children have received 237 micrograms of mercury through vaccines alone, which far exceeds current EPA "safe" levels of .1 mcg/kg. per day. That's one-tenth of a microgram, not one microgram.

Three days in particular may be singled out as spectacularly toxic for infants:

Day of birth: hepatitis B-12 mcg mercury

30 x safe level

At 4 months: DTaP and HiB on same day - 50 mcg mercury

60 x safe level

At 6 months: Hep B, Polio - 62.5 mcg mercury

78 x safe level

At 15 months the child receives another 50 mcg

41 x safe level

These figures are calculated for an infant's average weight in kilograms for each age.

These one-day blasts of mercury are called "bolus doses". Although they far exceed "safe" levels, there has never been any research conducted on the toxicity of such bolus doses of mercury given to infants all these years.

Inconceivable

Historically, the toxicity of mercury has been known for more than a century. The Mad Hatter was more than a fantasy character from Alice in Wonderland. Mad Hatter's disease became well known in England in the mid-1800s, when hat-makers were subject to inhaling the vapors from the mercury-based stiffening compound they used on felt to make top hats.

Sources of Mercury

It is interesting to learn that common household remedies that were used up into the 1960s like mercurochrome and "teething powder" were often the cause of acute mercury poisoning and disease.

In the U.S., EPA mercury toxicity studies have involved contamination from fish, air, and other environmental sources. This is inorganic mercury (methylmercury).

Methylmercury has long been associated with serious neurological disorders, demyelinating diseases, gut disease, and visual damage.

The mercury in vaccines, however, is in the form of thimerosal, which is 50 times more toxic than plain old mercury (methylmercury).

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Why The Constant Denial?

Ayoub was asked why government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, are working so hard to keep the truth about the mercury-autism link hidden. He says it is a long story, but the main reason is because if they admitted guilt, it would mean the government agencies, drug companies and medical organizations, “have taken part in the largest iatrogenic epidemic known to man.”

The fallout over admission of causality would be unprecedented, Ayoub adds. The lost confidence in American medicine would likely cause people to turn to alternative methods of medicine, and a rise in deeper investigation might reveal the truth about other suppressions related to cancer therapy, hypertension Rx, or Atherosclerosis.

Ayoub told Independent Media, “This is really the tip of the iceberg and I see a waterfall effect.”

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(Evelyn Pringle is a columnist with Independent Media TV and an investigative journalist focused on exposing corruption in government)

Ayoub spoke at the AutismOne conference in Chicago in 2004, and will appear at the conference again in May, 2005. His CD-ROM titled, "Science and Politics of Vaccine-Induced Autism,” contains resource materials and was distributed at the DAN! conference in LA last fall. David M Ayoub MD, The Prairie Collaborative for Immunization Safety Email Raypoke@mac.com

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Brazil Nuts for Mercury Chelation

While researching chelation methods someone suggested taking cilantro and chlorella to chelate heavy metal and a selenium, zinc, and magnesium supplement to replesnish the body of these minerals that will be chelated along with mercury and lead through the chelation process. Brazil Nuts contain one the highest amount of selenium and magnesium in a food and Brazil nuts also contains zinc. This seems like a perfect food for helping rhe body recover minerals though the chelation process.

Brazil Nuts for Mercury Chelation

While researching chelation methods someone suggested taking cilantro and chlorella to chelate heavy metal and that a selenium, zinc, and magnesium supplement should also be taken to replesnish the body of these minerals that will be chelated out of the body along with mercury and lead, through the chelation process. Brazil Nuts contain one the highest amounts of selenium and magnesium in a food and Brazil nuts also contain zinc. This seems like a perfect food for helping the body recover minerals though the chelation process.

What are the benefits of taking selenium?

Flushes heavy metals - Together with glutathione peroxidase, selenium acts by binding with toxic heavy metals such as mercury, lead and cadmium through a process called chelation and flushing them out of the body through urine.

http://www.pharmvision.com/index.cfm?filen...amp;articleID=2

Selenium is found in foods such as Brazil nuts, walnuts, organ meats, seafood, brewer's yeast, wheat germ and vegetables such as broccoli, mushrooms, cabbage, onions and garlic. If these foods are part of your diet, you can be assured that you are not missing out on the benefits of selenium.

http://www.springboard4health.com/notebook...a_albicans.html

http://www.ithyroid.com/candida.htm

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Paediatricians attempts to censor Thimerosal story

PEDIATRICIANS DEMAND CENSORSHIP FROM ABC

By JB Handley

Pediatricians, ABC and Censorship: Facts Are Scarier Than Fiction

By David Kirby

On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics will release the contents of a foreboding letter sent last week to ABC/Disney executives, demanding they cancel the January 31 premiere of a new legal drama series, \"Eli Stone,\" because it features a family attorney who successfully argues in court that mercury-containing flu vaccine caused autism in one child

Vitamin C protects against Heavy Metal Poisoning and reduces behaviour disorders

Metals have always been a part of the environment, and our bodies have evolved methods to protect against them. This process involves vitamin-dependent metabolic pathways. [9] Additional vitamin intake, through the use of nutrient supplementation, can help speed up the removal process. Daily consumption of additional vitamin C and selenium is likely to protect children by helping to eliminate heavy metals from their bodies. One easy and inexpensive way to increase intake of these nutrients is by taking a vitamin C supplement with each meal, along with a multivitamin containing selenium. Vitamin supplements are remarkably safe for children. [10]

Over the course of the last century, individuals were given single vaccines with single amounts of mercury, but with the introduction of triple vaccines the amount of mercury contained within the preservative was multiplied and the cumulative effects are only just now being discovered by the public. Early papers on autism and battered baby syndrome appeared following the introduction of vaccines containing this preservative in the 30\'s and 40\'s and following the introduction of triple vaccines there has been an epidemic of autism - and genetic epidemics do not occur without some outside influence. It is also interesting that the Shaken Baby Syndrome and parent blame theories for odd medical presentations, have also vastly increased since these triple vaccines were brought in.

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Some abdominal ..brain link studies...

benefits of selenium

http://www.ias.ac.in/jbiosci/jun2007/723.pdf

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http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art...rticlekey=56719

Pineal health..., Melatonin and Seratonin

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum...showtopic=88235

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/323/7314/655

Depressed patients have a higher risk of gastrointestinal bleeding when taking antidepressants with higher inhibition of serotonin reuptake.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Und...table_bowel.htm

An emerging theory focuses on the neurotransmitter serotonin. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that transmit messages between nerve cells. Most of us have heard about the relationship between depression and serotonin in the brain, but the gut also produces serotonin, which in turn acts on nerves in the digestive tract. Some research suggests that IBS patients who suffer mainly from diarrhea may have increased serotonin levels in the gut, while those with constipation-predominant IBS have decreased amounts.

:no:

Serotonin-modulating drugs

One of the most promising approaches to IBS treatment involves medications that alter the action of serotonin in the colon. These drugs act on the serotonin receptors on intestinal nerves — specifically serotonin-3 (5HT3) and serotonin-4 (5HT4) receptors. :unsure2: ... Several months later, reports of severe complications of constipation that resulted in 44 hospitalizations and 5 deaths prompted the manufacturer to withdraw the drug from the market. ???? :no:

..(what about looking at pineal health??? sunshine.. diet...??? cleansing the toxic heavy metals..eg mercury... testing for..fungal buildup/candida ... to help restore.)

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I saw an interesting item on the news about a year ago where they were able to help people with autism by exercising with a balance ball.....some how it helped rewire the brain.. they said some more research was being done on this.. but so far they had some really remarkable results...

http://shopping.discovery.com/product-59700.html

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Jess from Southern Vermont

This is a tremendous product. I boought it for my 6 year old son who has high funtioning autism to use as part of his therapy. Now, the whole family uses it! It is fun and sturdy. My son has made lots of physical progress using this ball, and the rest of us are getting stronger and mroe balanced too!

http://www.sls-int.com/page.php?page=bosu&...d=21&type=1

"I want to tell you about the wonderful experiences I have had using the

BOSU® Balance Trainer with seriously emotionally disturbed children. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Personal Trainer employed by a mid-sized private psychiatric hospital. We have many different programs, but my experience relates to our school program where we serve over 100 children ages 6 through 20 suffering from severe mental illness, emotional disturbances, and learning disabilities.

I occurred to me that rather than using traditional talk therapies with children, it would be better to get them to directly experience the desired state, then teach them to expand upon that experience. Children with Attention Deficit, Depression, Anxiety spectrum disorders and Post-Traumatic Stress (for example) suffer in some sense from the same

problem: they are not "present", and this creates huge problems for them and the people who love them.

I have found that the quickest way to get a child to experience being totally and fully present is to engage the proprioceptive sense- and the best way to do that is with a BOSU® Balance Trainer!

I have successfully used the BOSU® Balance Trainer to create what Dan Millman describes as an experience of "Instant Satori" for my clients. It is very dramatic to watch: they get on and balance, maybe close their eyes, perhaps stand on one foot, and over and over again I've watched as the expression of radiant joy spreads over their faces: they are experiencing, usually for the first time in their lives, being totally present. Traditional therapy could go on for years without ever getting a client to the point where they actually are able to directly experience a healthier mental state, but it typically takes less than five minutes on a BOSU® Balance Trainer.

I believe that using the BOSU® Balance Trainer switches children over to using their

proprioceptive sense, and instantly, their minds stop racing, anxiety dissipates, they are focused and in the present. Once they experience this, I work with them to expand the experience using the BOSU® Balance Trainer, and ultimately to transfer the experience to other situations. I believe this technique allows them to create new and better neural pathways in the brain.

Let me make it very clear that BOSU® Balance Trainers are FUN! Even Conduct

Disorder, Oppositional- Defiant, Asperger's kids, and disgruntled teenagers love getting on a BOSU® Balance Trainer. I have used them with kids that weigh 40 lbs. and kids that weigh over 300 lbs., from ages 6 through 19- they all enjoy being on a BOSU® Balance Trainer. This is by far the most fun, flexible and useful piece of equipment I have ever used.

I am so impressed with the results I am seeing that I am going to make a

prediction: In twenty years people will be looking back and shaking their heads in disbelief that we ever thought that medication and talk therapy was sufficient to create real healing in the mentally ill. I believe that the fastest way to still the negative effects of the mind is to move the body, and that we can use the BOSU® Balance Trainer to create better physical, emotional, and mental health."

Laurel Mary Brown, LCSW-C, CPT

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http://autism.natural-cure-remedy.com/video2.html

The Cure for Autism and Mental Illness

The gut can cause mental illness and autism and if corrected can lead to recovery from so call incurable illness. See Donna Gates & Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride show how this is possible. See their Website where there are protocols to assist Celiac disease, Autism, ADD ADHD, mental illness, CFS, MS, IBS, bowel disease, crohns, arthritis and more

www.GutandMentalillness.com

http://www.gutandmentalillness.com/

Mercury Toxicity & Autism

Dr. Boyd Haley is a professor and chair of the chemistry department at the University of Kentucky. In this interview, Dr. Haley discusses mercury toxicity as a causal factor in Autism. He also discusses the two primary sources of mercury toxicity: vaccines & dental amalgams

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AUTISM AUTISTIC ANGEL KANE'S WORLD OUR LIFE There are so many things that can help Autism!

Epson Salts

EPSON SALT AIDS WITH AUTISM:

Epson Salt is known to help with asthma, fibromyalgia, cerebral palsy, anxiety, depression, seizures, leaky gut syndrome, Alzheimer’s, dementia, ADD/ADHD, behavior issues and autism.

Epson Salt is a pure mineral compound (Magnesium Sulfate) in crystal form. When dissolved in warm water Epson Salt is absorbed through the skin to replenish the body’s level of Magnesium.

Studies indicate Magnesium helps relieve stress by raising the body's level of serotonin, a mood elevating chemical in the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.

Magnesium ions relax and reduce irritability by lowering the affects of adrenaline. It softens, exfoliates the skin, lowers blood pressure, creates a calm, relaxed feeling, improves sleep, concentration, helps muscles and nerves to function properly, reduces tantrums, twitches, and hyperactivity.

The national academy of science reports the average male gets 80%; females get 70% of Magnesium, required for good health.

http://autismdiary.blogspot.com/

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Children with autism had significantly higher plasma leptin levels compared with TD controls (p < .006). When further sub-classified into regression or early onset autism, children with early onset autism had significantly higher plasma leptin levels compared with children with regressive autism (p < .042), TD controls (p < .0015), and DD controls (p < .004). We demonstrated an increase in leptin levels in autism, a finding driven by the early onset group.

http://www.cairn-site.com/documents/abstracts/treat08.html

Weight and leptin changes among risperidone-treated youths with autism: 6 month prospective data

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melatonin#Autism

Autism

Individuals with autism spectrum disorders have lower than normal levels of melatonin. A 2008 study found that unaffected parents of individuals with ASD also have lower melatonin levels, and that the deficits were associated with low activity of the ASMT gene, which encodes the last enzyme of melatonin synthesis.[44]

During the night, melatonin regulates leptin, lowering the levels;

Neurotransmitters Serotonin

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_foods_increase_serotonin

Serotonin is similar to catecholamines. It is made from the amino acid, tryptophan. Serotonin is converted to melatonin in the pineal gland. Tryptophan, derived from food, is transported to the brain to make the neurotransmitter serotonin. At the appropriate place inside a brain cell, two enzymes and vitamin B6 transform tryptophan to serotonin.

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Serotonin Syndrome: Recognition and Management

Serotonin Receptors

Serotonin (5-HT; 5-hydroxytryptamine) occurs naturally in the body. In the periphery, serotonin acts both as a gastrointestinal regulating agent and a modulator of blood vessel tone.5 Although only 2% of the body’s serotonin is found in the brain as a neurotransmitter, the chemical can have a profound effect on body functions. As a neurotransmitter, serotonin is involved in the modulation of motor function, pain perception, appetite, and outflow from the sympathetic nervous system.

http://www.orthomolecular.org/library/arti...epression.shtml

Did you know every medical text book, at least up until a few years ago, indicated that one of the most common effects of inadequate vitamin C is depression? We very seldom go to a psychiatrist who measures our vitamin C level.

Many years ago, I had a lady who was a teacher and she was profoundly depressed. She had three years of psychotherapy prior to coming to The Center. She had profound fatigue and was barely able to function at all. Our testing revealed she had no detectable vitamin C, so we gave her 500 milligrams of vitamin C a day-not very much by our standards.

In a couple of weeks, she thought a miracle had occurred. No miracle had occurred. She was low on vitamin C and depression is the natural consequence of that. She had very good insurance. A psychotherapist could have seen her every week for two years and the i nsurance company would have paid the entire bill. Our bill was for two office calls and three vitamin C levels. The company would not pay because vitamin C had nothing to do with depression, according to their payment schedule. If you are depressed, vitamin C is worth considering.

http://www.earthtym.net/merc-eg3.htm

Vitamin C: releases mercury from tissues.

http://www.doctoryourself.com/nerves.html

Physicians giving large doses of vitamin C have had striking success in reversing depression.

http://www.chronicfatiguetreatments.com/wordpress/

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Jess from Southern Vermont

This is a tremendous product. I boought it for my 6 year old son who has high funtioning autism to use as part of his therapy. Now, the whole family uses it! It is fun and sturdy. My son has made lots of physical progress using this ball, and the rest of us are getting stronger and mroe balanced too!

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Wow! I used to look like that! :P

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Jess from Southern Vermont

This is a tremendous product. I boought it for my 6 year old son who has high funtioning autism to use as part of his therapy. Now, the whole family uses it! It is fun and sturdy. My son has made lots of physical progress using this ball, and the rest of us are getting stronger and mroe balanced too!

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Wow! I used to look like that! :P

:P^_^ ... The Frog Prince???

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Child Abuse by the Government

Nate Tseglin, a 17-year-old autistic boy, was removed from his home and placed in a state-run mental institution because Child Protective Services disagreed with his parents’ treatment choices.

A teacher called CPS after seeing self-inflicted scratches on Nate's body and complained about the doctor-approved arm restraints used by Nate’s parents to keep him from hurting himself. Soon the Tseglins found themselves at loggerheads with the government over Nate's proper treatment.

The parents are opposed to the use of psychotropic drugs and argue that Nate has had strong negative reactions to them. They have had success, however, with an alternative, holistic approach that focuses on diet and psychiatric counseling. CPS disagreed with the treatment and forcibly removed the boy from his home.

After he ran away from the group home where he was initially placed, the government transferred Nate to a mental hospital. The Tseglins say the drugs the hospital gave Nate caused him to have a grand mal seizure, and his health has continued to deteriorate. When the Tseglins visited Nate over the summer, they found his face swollen, and he faded in and out of consciousness and suffered from convulsions.

The Tseglins claim Child Protective Services has told them they have the “wrong set of beliefs” and even threatened to force them to undergo a court-ordered psychological evaluation.

Sources:

http://www.ocregister.com/column/nate-pare...overnment-court

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/3/13/child-abuse-by-the-government.aspx

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Child Abuse by the Government

Nate Tseglin, a 17-year-old autistic boy, was removed from his home and placed in a state-run mental institution because Child Protective Services disagreed with his parents’ treatment choices.

A teacher called CPS after seeing self-inflicted scratches on Nate's body and complained about the doctor-approved arm restraints used by Nate’s parents to keep him from hurting himself. Soon the Tseglins found themselves at loggerheads with the government over Nate's proper treatment.

The parents are opposed to the use of psychotropic drugs and argue that Nate has had strong negative reactions to them. They have had success, however, with an alternative, holistic approach that focuses on diet and psychiatric counseling. CPS disagreed with the treatment and forcibly removed the boy from his home.

After he ran away from the group home where he was initially placed, the government transferred Nate to a mental hospital. The Tseglins say the drugs the hospital gave Nate caused him to have a grand mal seizure, and his health has continued to deteriorate. When the Tseglins visited Nate over the summer, they found his face swollen, and he faded in and out of consciousness and suffered from convulsions.

The Tseglins claim Child Protective Services has told them they have the “wrong set of beliefs” and even threatened to force them to undergo a court-ordered psychological evaluation.

Sources:

http://www.ocregister.com/column/nate-pare...overnment-court

The United States already has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Are we also looking at a future of government-run psychiatric institutions filled to the brim with autistic children whose parents refuse to abide by drug company politics?

It’s a heartbreaking tragedy that children like Nate are being forcibly medicated into a stupor with powerful poisons -- all of which will have far-reaching, long-term ramifications. These medicines may provide some benefit in some extreme cases where an actual mental disorder exists. However, these drugs -- in no way, shape, or form -- even begin to treat the foundational cause of your child’s problem.

Many parents notice an improvement after starting their child on gluten-free, casein-free (GF/CF) diets. However, this is only a small portion of the dietary changes that are required. The great majority of children experience profound improvements when other grains like rice, corn and potatoes are removed from their diet.

Autistic children can also benefit from a high-quality probiotic supplement to help treat common gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort.

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Found some more research on the Abdominal Brain..

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‘The Suzhou Daily’ first reported the discovery: ‘Surgeon Wang Xining proposed the medical dissected new perspective - human body is constituted by two symmetrical bodies’ on May 8th, 1994. The report pointed out that the traditional human is constituted by two symmetrical bodies and it divided into the upper-neck body and under-neck body. Anatomical analysis confirmed that the upper-neck body is man-woman dual sexual body and the under-neck body is man-woman single sexual body, inside and outside reverse symmetry. …Early in the 1979, British scholar pointed out that the enkephalin, amicine, neurotensin, first found in human brain, is also indwelled in stomach intestine. Likewise, gastrin, cholecystokinin, vasoactive intestinal peptide, etc., first found in the stomach intestine, is also indwelled in brain. Just when everyone puzzled by the phenomenon, Wang Xining found the exterior puckening of the brain tissue and the intestinal tissue have an amazing similarity by accident. Through referenced the ‘continental drift’ theory, Wang did the ‘drift treatment’ toward a number of human anatomic data. When he overlapped the two drift counterpoint models of digestive tract and ventricle lumen together, the human brain – the ‘Royal Garden’ of nature finally open the door for him.…

http://tkst.blog.sohu.com/83505427.html

On May 11th, 1994, ‘Yangzi evening paper’ 6th page reported ‘Chinese scholar Wang Xining’s new discovery – human body is constituted by two symmetrical bodies’ again. The report pointed out that confirmed by the anatomical analysis, the traditional human is constituted by two symmetrical bodies and it divided into the upper-neck body and under-neck body. …during a operation, surgeon Wang Xining found the exterior puckering of the brain tissue and the intestinal tissue have a amazing similarity by accident. Through referenced the ‘continental drift’ theory, Wang did the ‘drift treatment’ toward a number of human anatomic data. When he overlapped the two drift counterpoint models of digestive tract and ventricle lumen together, He found the structure of two anatomic systems have a strict symmetry.

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October 25, 2000, ‘World Technology Translation’ reported ‘human have two brains – one is mind, the other one is abdomen brain’. The report translated from the original Russian ‘Parliament’, the report said: There are two brains in human body; it is well known that first brain is in skull, while the second is in abdomen. The two brains interconnection, like a pair of conjoined twins, when one has problems, the other one also affected and goes wrong. The abdomen brain is also called ‘abdomen nervous system’, distribute in the histocyte cortex of inner wall of digestive tract, stomach, colorectal and small intestine. It composed by neuron networks responsible for exchange information and numerous supporting cells, and its structure is same as ‘The real brain’, just the number of neurons is small, and it does not constitute a cerebral hemisphere. The abdomen brain can not think like the first brain, but the function can be cultured. …the study of the relationship between the two nervous systems promotes the generate of a new science – neuron gastroenterology. At present, the research on this area has made significant progress. The academic leader, professor David Wingate, London University, considered that abdomen brain is the direct result of primitive nervous system, the nature give it the nervous function similar to tubular worms, which only presence in the early stage of the evolution of species. In order to complete more complex movements, a more complex brain is needed, which is the central nervous system. In a certain developmental stage, there will be two brains in embryo, the development of the two brains are completely independent at the beginning, but later they are connected by a unique cable – vagus nerve. Not long ago, scientists believed that the digestive tract is just a bending pipes has some simple behavior reflex functions, so when they found a hundred million neurons in the digestive tract, they are in indescribable surprising.…

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Unfortunately, scientific circles turning a blind eye toward the autonomy of enterocinesia reflect ring in a long term. Large number of the autonomy neuron on the intestine wall wrongly considered to be inferiority relay neuron of parasympathetic and wrote into textbooks. The attempt to paralytic intestinal canal by cut down vagus nerve failed. It can observe ENS neuron component, which similar to CNS and supported by stellate cell glia, unlike peripheral nervous system which supported by collagen and Schwann cell, on ENS anatomic structure morphous. And the research on the function of ENS have been proved that almost every materials needed in the brain’s operate and control can also be found in intestines. Mostly neurotransmitter, such as 5-HT, dihydroxyphenyl ethylamine, glutamate, noradrenalin, carbon monoxide, can be found in intestines. More than 20 kinds of small brain protein, also known as nerve peptide, also found in intestines. All the anatomic structure and function study results supported that ‘abdomen brain’ is an independent center system symmetry to ‘mind’, and it’s beyond the dispute that there two center systems in human body, abdomen brain and mind. But it’s regretful that the wrong anatomical concepts have not been corrected.

In west, anatomical study on ‘abdomen brain’ usually centering on the following two main points:

1. Abdomen brain is composed by independent neuronal loop on the intestines wall.

2. The neuronal loop, which consist abdomen brain, can operate autonomic, does not controlled by brain center.

‘Abdomen brain’ is the central to express the desires, desires to eat, love and play. Based on the functional symmetry study, abdomen brain’s ways of thinking is non-autonomous ‘behavior impulse’, such as ‘gastrointestinal peristalsis’, ‘beating heart’, ‘respiratory movement’ and ‘sexual intercourse impulse’.

Physiological function location of ‘mind’ is sense, perception, consciousness, memory, language and thinking activities. ‘Mind’ is the central to express thought, its ways of thinking through ‘membrane potential inversion’ of neuron. ‘Mind’ uses energy displacement to think, while ‘abdomen brain’ uses displacement of fluid materials to think.

Besides the free catharsis of desires through neurons – effectors organ loop, ‘abdomen brain’ has to keep the balance of physiological cycle with ‘mind’. ‘Abdomen brain’ transform exceed electronic signals into mechanical movements and produce physical stimulation towards external. Produce mechanical movements from electronic signals is a metabolic skill of ‘abdominal – brain circulation’, and it’s symmetry with cerebral circulation. Many unconsciousness electrical signals must digested by ‘abdomen brain’ to release desires.

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"People often follow their gut reactions without even knowing why, its only later that they come up with the logical reason for acting the way they did. But we now believe that there is a lot more to gut feelings than was previously believed."

Professor Prinz thinks the stomach network may be the source for unconscious decisions which the main brain later claims as conscious decisions of its own.

The second brain was rediscovered by Michael Gershorn, of the University of Colombia in New York, after it was forgotten by science. He says it was first documented by a 19th century German neurologist, Leopold Auerbach.

He discovered two layers of nerve cells near a piece of intestine he was dissecting. After putting them under the microscope he found they were part of a complex network.

Recent research has already raised the idea that many reactions may be made in the stomach. Benjamin Libet, of the University of California found the brains of volunteers asked to raise their arms only registered activity about half a second after the movement had been made. He believes his work implies another part of the body may have been involved in making the decision.

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