And based on everything that I have seen in autistic children, indeed it is.
More specifically, the bacteria I am talking about is the borrelia burgdorferi spirochete. What are the symptoms of this bacteria?
• Low grade fevers, “hot flashes” or chills
• Night sweats
• Sore throat
• Swollen glands
• Stiff neck
• Migrating arthralgias, stiffness and frank arthritis
• Chest pain and palpitations
• Abdominal pain, nausea
• Sleep disturbance
• Poor concentration and memory loss
• Irritability and mood swings
• Back pain
• Blurred vision and eye pain
• Jaw pain
• Testicular/pelvic pain
• Cranial nerve disturbance (facial numbness, pain, tingling, palsy or optic neuritis)
• Mysterious migrating symptoms that seem to come and go
• Cyclical symptoms
If you are reading this, and say, hey, I can identify with some of these symptoms as well. It is not surprising at all, because the bacteria borrelia (also known as lyme bacteria) is often passed from parents to children. In fact, if I see that the child has the bacteria, I can almost be sure that the mother has it as well, though for some parents, it may still be in a dormant state and have not been triggered.
It is mistakenly believed firstly that Lyme disease can only be found in the USA and Europe and not in Asia. Secondly, that it is only passed through tick bites. However, I have found both to be false. Specifically, for autism, it is passed congenitally from the mum to the child, and not through a tick bite.
There is now growing research to show the link between Lyme disease and autism:
PubMed (one of the most credible sources of medical research) : The association between tick-borne infections, Lyme borreliosis and autism spectrum disorders (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17980971?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum)
In addition, a Foundation called Lyme-Induced Autism Foundation (LIA) was set up to look at the links between Lyme Disease and Autism and their estimate is that up to 90% or more of the autistic children also have Lyme. You can read more about the work done by the Foundation here: http://www.lymeinducedautism.com/lymeautismconnection.html
Lyme disease is considered a “great imitator” and should be considered in the diagnosis of ALL chronic ailments ranging from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), ALS, seizure and other neurological conditions, as well as arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), fibromyalgia, encephalitis, meningitis and patients with various difficult-to-diagnose multi-system syndromes. Of course, we include autism under this category as well.
When I treat autistic children for Lyme Disease, they improve. The greatest improvement for children happens when using Autonomic Response Testing (ART), I can no longer detect the presence of this bacteria in the body. What happens after that is that mercury would start to flush out from the system. Before that, the bacteria modify certain pathways in the body such that the body cannot detox out these mercury. When both bacteria and toxic metals are out of the body, theoretically the work for practitioners like us is done. The immune system would then do the remaining work of repairing the body and bringing the child back to the state that they should be in if they have not had these stressors in their body.
This process of getting the body back to balance by removing bacteria and toxic metals typically take at least a few years (if you figure out what is happening and administer treatments accordingly but for many people, they never did figure this part out at all) but I have recently discovered a mechanism that can speed up that process by up to 5 times. As for what that mechanism is, it’s probably easier to explain that over a face-to-face conversation (because it is so unbelievable and I don’t want to misrepresent myself over text) but all the parents currently on my programme probably have heard me mention it.
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Till the Next Time,
Singapore Autism Solution