More on Amazing Hope for Autism

Now that a lot of you are getting into this discussion, I want to let you all know I will post more on this tonight (ET US time).  The reason I used the horrible – ugly picture of psoriasis is this: we all get it when we see it.  We don’t see the inflammation in the brain because our tools in medicine don’t let us look at the brain easily at a level to detect inflammation.  Imagine if we could SEE what was happening – the way the dermatologist get to see their patients’ issues.

About Dr Bradstreet
Dr Bradstreet is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and received his residency training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona. He is extensively published in the peer-reviewed literature on subjects of autism, oxidative stress, mitochondrial disorders, virology, hyperbaric oxygen, and toxicology (especially heavy metal chelation). He is trained in the the isolation and use of stem cells.

11 Responses to More on Amazing Hope for Autism

  1. marilina says:

    dr Bradstreet
    have you any link for us in regard of this italian story?

  2. marilina says:

    why my posts don’t appear…..??????

  3. Penny says:

    I am interested in the rest of the story…!!! :) Thank you, Dr Bradstreet, for teaching us!

  4. Susan says:

    While trying to learn more about TNF-alpha and inflammatory response, I came across some studies examining the benefit of luteolin and its good ability to inhibit TNF-alpha. Luteolin is described as a plant-derived flavonoid commonly found in herbs and vegetables such as green peppers, artichokes, etc. I was wondering if a luteolin supplement such as Lutimax might be a helpful natural alternative to try for our kids.

    • As we will see in the next few days attempting to decrease TNF-alpha whether through natural or pharmaceutical interventions has limited value. The immune system is still generating the signals that there is a war. Decreasing TNF-alpha is like trying to decrease the number of soldiers in the battle. It has some effect, but the in the end the immune system often adapts and turns up the volume. I like luteolin and curcumin and isoquercitin but they all miss the real target. More on this in the next few days.

  5. marilina says:

    we are using Neuroprotek, of dr.Theoharides
    it contains luteolin too, and others flavonoids
    my daughter does not tolerate anthistamines drugs, and OCDs are often preceded from allergic-like symptoms, very strong…
    it seems to be effective with allergic symtoms
    no effect on OCDs issues

    • Dr Theo has tried very hard to put things together for our autism families. I think some children do very well with neuroprotek. Flavinoids are polyphenols and need sulfate to detox. If you get hyperactivity form this – think sulfate deficiency.

      • marilina says:

        thank you
        can I check sulfate deficiency with an exam? I mean MAP, or OAT, or….do I have to look “only” to symptoms…?
        (we haveH.Pylori infection in act, cronic EBV without ability to develop anti EBNA antibodies: so look only at symptoms is a bit difficult)

      • Actually you Italians – along with Prof Waring developed the test.

        Biol Psychiatry. 1999 Aug 1;46(3):420-4.
        Sulphation deficit in “low-functioning” autistic children: a pilot study.

        Alberti A, Pirrone P, Elia M, Waring RH, Romano C.

        Department of Pediatrics, Oasi Institute for Research on Mental Retardation and Brain Aging (IRCCS), Troina, Italy.
        Abstract

        BACKGROUND: Parents of autistic children and autism support groups often report that autistic episodes are exacerbated when the children eat certain foodstuffs such as dairy products, chocolates, wheat, corn sugar, apples, and bananas. The hypothesis that autistic behavior might be related to metabolic dysfunctions has led us to investigate in a group of “low functioning” autistic children and in an age-matched control group each made up of 20 subjects, the sulphation capacity available.

        METHODS: Utilizing the biochemical characteristics of paracetamol we evaluated by high performance liquid chromatography, the urine paracetamol-sulfate/paracetamol-glucuronide (PS/PG) ratio in all subjects following administration of this drug.

        RESULTS: The PS/PG ratio in the group of autistic subjects gave a significantly lower results than the control group with p < .00002.

        CONCLUSIONS: The inability to effectively metabolize certain compounds particularly phenolic amines, toxic for the CNS, could exacerbate the wide spectrum of autistic behavior.

        PMID: 10435209 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

      • marilina says:

        thank you again

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