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Autism, ADD/ADHD

Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, and Allergies

I’ve been treating Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, and allergies for about 40 years.  In that time, I’ve come to the conclusion that many individuals with ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities are really just part of the same neurological continuum as autism; and, it is really just a matter of degree and severity in most cases.

Similarities Among Patients

Many of my ADD/ADHD and autism spectrum disorder patients have:

  • similar toxic burdens,
  • abnormal biochemical markers,
  • are deficient in the same nutrients,
  • have similar G.I. Tract disturbances.

So, many of the same causal factors are present .

Differences Between Patients

Of course, there are some obvious differences too.  For example, some suffer with:

  • pyroluria,
  • MTHFR,
  • low grade infections,
  • central nervous system allergies,
  • cranial-sutural jamming, and spinal subluxations to mention just a few.

Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances

Most however, seem to have multiple and diverse allergies, intolerance or hypersensitivities.  These include allergy-like reactions to:

  • certain foods,
  • food additives,
  • phenolics,
  • salicylates,
  • lectins,
  • EMFs,
  • vitamins,
  • minerals,
  • amino acids,
  • medications,
  • vaccine residuals,
  • supplements, etc.

And, not infrequently, I’ve even found them allergically rejecting their own neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, as well as parts of their own brain!  This usually was determined with Bioenergetic testing techniques and/or skilled muscle testing.

Holistic Mindset for Testing

Actually, in my experience, there can be a very long list of potential allergens that should be tested for…because these categories of patients are often plagued with:

  • a compromised or hyperactive immune system,
  • a reversal of the normal magnetic body field,
  • heavy metal burdens,
  • mineral ratio deviations that alter metabolism,
  • opportunistic or pathogenic organisms, and
  • leaky guts.”

So, to me, these patients are truly “canaries in the coal mine,” and are dark harbingers of what the coming generation of children and their parents will be forced to deal with unless serious preventative action is taken.

How We Can Help

At any rate, because the needs of these children can be overwhelming and exhausting to their parents, my first consideration is to prioritize both testing and treatment goals, and to create a realistic and affordable corrective protocol.

This is done by determining, on an individual basis, the hierarchy of clinical needs to be addressed, and the best sequence of correction to follow.  In this regard, I usually find it helpful to start by carefully evaluating dietary, supplements, and medication intake, and making any appropriate recommendations for lab testing, if needed.

Next, and very importantly, I start by non-invasively and rapidly desensitizing these patients to any substance that is adversely affecting the G.I. tract or Central Nervous System.  For this, we use the well proven and completely safe AllerCease™ technique.  This is easily tolerated by children of any age.

This approach quickly relieves the load of toxic, inflammatory reactions and allows the true child, the one hidden under the heavy weight of Autism or ADD/ADHD to finally emerge into daylight.

Dr. Arthur I. Cushing, D.C., D.Ch., C.N.C., F.S.A.C.

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