Autism an Autoimmune Disease?

New York Times – “One large Danish study, which included nearly 700,000 births over a decade, found that a mother’s rheumatoid arthritis, a degenerative disease of the joints, elevated a child’s risk of autism by 80 percent. Her celiac disease, an inflammatory disease prompted by proteins in wheat and other grains, increased it 350 percent. Genetic studies tell a similar tale. Gene variants associated with autoimmune disease — genes of the immune system — also increase the risk of autism, especially when they occur in the mother.”

Autism locked in your mindRecently we had a two year old patient (we’ll call her Jane for the sake of the article) that started to exhibit the characteristics of Autism. Jane began to space out. The duration and frequency began to increased, so mom had her checked out thinking she was sick.

With appointments with her pediatrician, neurologist, and other medical professionals, no cause or treatment was given, it was almost like an “I’m sorry mam” approach. But Jane’s mom would not go gentile into that goodnight. She searched for a DAN (Defeat Autism Now) Doctor. With the guidance of a DAN Doctor, a Paleo like diet, and some testing through The Great Plains Laboratory for autism, the DAN Doctor was able to diagnosis a fungal type infection and a parasitic infection that was causing her immune system to go haywire and the brain was over producing  neuro transmitters that would end up damaging the brain.

With the paleo like diet to reduce the inflammatory substances found in our regular american diet, a few natural supplements to help stabilize  some of the neuro transmitters and help protect the brain, the DAN doctor began to work on defeating the fungal infection and helping the body catch up and over take the parasite.

In mere months Jane has returned to a near normal 2+ year old.

Do we really grasp the entirety of corn, soy, wheat, and other Omega 6 crops inflammatory effects on the human body? No, but most people that start the Paleo Diet  and begin to “weed” themselves off Monsanto’s GMO food crops tend to have better long term outcomes. Study on Paleo Diet

Is Autism and Auto Immune Disease? Jane’s mom thinks so and we tend to believe our patients when the other option is “going gentile into that good night”. If it were our child, we would  rage against the dying of the light

At Palmer Chiropractic we offer natural healthcare through chiropractic adjustment of misaligned vertebra that are causing neurological dysfunction, called a subluxation. The nervous sytem controls all of the functions in the body, lack of control leads to DIS-Ease and diminished health. Is your family subluxation free?

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The Webster Technique for Breech Presentation

Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your body’s ability to be healthy.  This is accomplished by working with the nervous system—the conduit of intelligence between your brain and body.  Doctors of Chiropractic work to correct subluxations (misalignments) of the individual spinal bones.  When subluxated, these bones vertebra cause dysfunction in the spinal cord and the spinal nerves causing malfunction in any part of the body.

One such dysfunction may be the tightening of pelvic muscles and ligaments producing uterine constraint.  It is these tense muscles and ligaments and their constraining effect on the uterus which prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the vertex position.  The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment used to correct subluxations in the pregnant mother’s sacrum and pelvis.  This balances the mother’s pelvic muscles and ligaments, providing the physiological environment necessary for optimal baby positioning.

Dr. Larry Webster

Webster Breech TechniqueThe Founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, developed this technique as a safe means to restore proper pelvic structure and function for pregnant mothers.  In expectant mothers presenting breech, there has been a 75-95% reported success rate of the baby turning to the normal vertex position.  Most commonly known for its success in turning breech babies, any position of the baby other than vertex may indicate the presence of subluxation and in-utero constraint.

It has been strongly recommended by doctors trained in the Webster techniques that the specific analysis and adjustment of the sacrum, pelvis, muscles and ligaments be used throughout pregnancy to detect subluxations and prevent in-utero constraint.  If referring for a mal-presentation when chiropractic care has not been received throughout the pregnancy, the Webster Technique works best when performed prior to 36 weeks gestation.  We have had babies turn after 36 weeks, but the success rate goes down as the baby gets bigger and has less room to move.

Because of the effect the chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions, all pregnant mothers should have their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, optimizing health potential for themselves and their developing baby.  Chiropractic care from conception and continued after birth for both mother and child has given many families an opportunity for greater health.

Survey of Webster Technique Chiropractors – http://www.chiro.org/pediatrics/ABSTRACTS/The_Webster_Technique.shtml

What are we?

We only get one set of them.

We rarely clean them.

We use them every day.

They protect us from harm.

They help us to run.

Humming Birds help to clean them.

They help us to swim.

We help them when we sleep.

We need them to grow tall.

We need them to pick things off the floor.

People with bad ones get dizzy.

When we mis-shape, your legs hurt.

We’re made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments, joints, and fibrous tissues.

What are we?

Your Spine

We are your spine. Your spine houses your spinal cord. The spinal cord transports messages from your brain out the nerves and back to the brain from each side of your vertebra. Those nerves control everything in your body. Nerves exit through openings between each of the  bones in you spine and control the sensory and motor function where those nerves go to. If your spine is misaligned, these bones put pressure on the nerves, causing the messages to not get through properly.

Chiropractors

Chiropractic is a healthcare field which utilizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.

The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and how it affects the preservation and restoration of health, by adjusting vertebra in the spine to relieve interference in the nervous system.

For 117 years chiropractors have been adjusting the spine to clear interference with the nervous system. As science catches up to the chiropractic adjustment, the scientific world is beginning to validate what chiropractors have been saying for over a century.

Scientific advancements studies:

Neck Pain   Spinal Adjustments, Rx, or  Exercise  for  Neck Pain

Headaches   Response of Adjustments for  headaches

Asthma   Asthma and chiropractic adjustments

Infant Reflux    Chiropractic care for reflux – Palmer Chiropractic Case Study

 

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