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Autism is a developmental disorder usually diagnosed in early childhood that can manifest in a diverse set of symptoms that range from social and language communication problems, including chronic isolation and lack of verbal response, to mood and behavior disorders that result in aggression, irritability and self-injury.

Autism is more prevalent than previously thought. A recent editorial in the Journal of Pediatrics reported that the condition "appears to be undergoing an almost epidemic increase." Formerly conceived as a "rare condition" that affected only 4 out of every 10,000 children, in recent times the rate has been estimated at nearly 100-fold greater, approaching 1 in100 children or even higher.1

Although the precise cause of autism not known, many theories now link the condition to early neuro cognitive damage in the brain. Immune dysfunction, toxic exposure, gastrointestinal abnormalities, dietary habits and other factors could interact with various environmental and genetic influences to play a role in autism pathogenesis. Yet because there are many types of autism, ranging widely in their characteristic patterns, each specific case may have a unique set of biochemical factors contributing to the onset and severity of symptoms.

Great Smokies has created the Autism Resource Center (ARC) web site for both parents and practitioners as an extensive library of information on autism and autistic-spectrum disorders.

The following functional assessments can provide important clues for developing effective customized treatment strategies for each individual.

Autism and Element Imbalances: Exposure to heavy metal toxins, especially when combined with nutrient mineral deficiencies, pose a threat to the healthy neurological development of children.

Autism and Amino Acids:These basic building blocks of proteins form neurotransmitters in the brain that regulate mood and behavior.

Autism and Digestive Function:Autistic children often exhibit chronic digestive problems that are linked to changes in mood and behavior.

Autism and Intestinal Permeability:Many autistic children have "leaky gut," a condition which may increase their body's toxic burden and make them more prone to antibody responses to various environmental antigens.

Autism and Essential Fatty Acids: Significant imbalances of fatty acids in red blood cell membranes have been reported in patients with autism and other similar neuro psychiatric disorders.

Autism and Detoxification:An inability to properly detoxify harmful environmental substances could play an important role in autism.

Autism and Food Sensitivities: Many caregivers of autistic children report a worsening in symptoms after the children eat certain foods.

Autism and Melatonin: Autistic individuals with chronic sleep problems may have a circadian hormone imbalance.

References:
1 Accardo P. Zebras in the living room: The changing faces of autism [Editorial]. J Pediatr 1999;135(5):533-535.

Call to set up a nutritional consultation so that tests can be performed and a comprehensive strategy of lifestyle, dietary modification and nutrient supplementation can be implemented to aid you in reversing this disorder.

Teresa Rispoli has her Ph.D. in Nutrition, is a licensed Acupuncturist and clinical researcher. She has been in practice for well over 25 years. It is through her clinical practice that she has gained insights into chronic health conditions. If you are suffering from unexplained symptoms that come and go you owe it to yourself to find out why. Find out today call for a Nutritional Consultation with Dr. Rispoli.

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Call 818-707-3126 to set up a nutritional consultation so that a comprehensive strategy of lifestyle, nutritional support can be implemented to aid you in the direction of wellness.

We also offer Functional Laboratory tests that can be done through the mail in the privacy of your home, to get to the root of your health concerns. Just choose lab tests and click on test of interest.

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Teresa Rispoli is a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, a licensed Acupuncturist and Aesthetician, and clinical researcher. She has been in practice for well over 27 years. It is through her clinical practice that she has gained insights and solutions into chronic health conditions.

If you are suffering from unexplained symptoms yourself to find out why. Find out today call for a Nutritional Consultation with Dr. Rispoli.

Remember that the body can heal itself if given the proper nutrients with the right environment.

Dr. Rispoli will help guide you to make the right choices for your individual needs. Teresa Rispoli will work with you to teach you which program is right for you so you can make informed decisions regarding your health.

Dr. Rispoli has a PhD. in Nutrition, a Master in Naturopathy and Oriental Medicine and is a Licensed Acupuncturist. She is the founder and Director for Complete Health. She will find the root of your health issues, from a Functional Health perspective, and personalize a health building program to help you experience vibrant health.

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