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Autism, MTHFR gene mutations and other genetic problems

For some people it can be hard to understand the complexity of Autism or Autism Spectrum disorder, this is because there are so many ways to look at the disorder with it’s many and varied ways that Autism affects those with the disorder.  Mostly described as a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact with others, often with symptoms such as:

  • Difficulty with communication
  • Difficulty with social interactions
  • Obsessive interests with repetitive behaviors
  • Problems associated with the nervous system
  • Learning disability
  • Speech problems
  • Problems with paying attention
  • Unaware of others, emotions or depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sensitivity to sound, light, or tic
  • Seziures

Despite the complexities autism is simply a brain disorder and when properly treated and treated early enough in life can transform a person with autism into an indistinguishable “normal” person.

Is Autism a Genetic Problem?

The short answer to this question is yes and no, this is because genetics is part of the problem but not all of the problem.  For example we know that those that have MTHFR gene mutations such as A1298C are more likely to have problems with biopterin which essentially can alter a person’s neurotransmitters considerably but it doesn’t stop there, often those with Autism have serious problems with detoxification in phase 1 and phase 2 of their liver detoxification pathways which really explains how all of this trouble started to begin with when you take a closer look.

Detoxification by a long shot has to be a major consideration when it comes to preventing or repairing the damage that causes autism, this is because we live in one of the most polluted societies ever in history and there are plenty of detoxification gene mutations found in those with autism, especially those that defend our brains.

Toxicity, Autism and Gene Mutations

There are many ways that we can get toxic and normally we can deal with toxins with our body’s built in detoxification systems, but those with Autism have usually started their lives with a percentage of disadvantage when it comes to detoxification.  Poor detoxification then leads to poor development of the brain and increased susceptibility to pollutants, parasites, viruses, heavy metals, nutritional imbalances and gut/brain bacterial flora biodiversity.

That being said NEVER underestimate the power of tracking down these detoxification problems genetically when it comes to autism, as we have found those that have been trying for many years to treat/manage this disorder often found treatments didn’t even come close to ticking the right boxes that lead to the best possible advantage in terms of reversing/improving the disorder.

Some of the more common genes associated with and that contribute to Autism include:

Neurotransmitters

MTHFR A1298C

COMTV158M

CACNA1C

MAOA

GAD

DBH

DRD1/3

PAH

Detoxification

PON1

BHMT

MTHFR

GGT1, GSX, GPX, GSTP

MTR

MTRR

COMT

SULT

GSTP1

Development

BHMT

GAMT

MTHFR

GCH1

CYP

NAT

UGT

MTR, MTRR

Biggest problems with resolving/improving Autism

One of the biggest problems with improving/resolving autism is focusing on the many symptoms/problems that are associated with the disorder.  While MTHFR gene mutations play a major role in the disorder in terms of methylation and how DNA can be damaged leading toward mental health problems, a lot of what is going on that perpetuate the problem has everything to do with resolving the major root cause of autistic disorders which more often than not is rooted in proper detoxification and the realignment of nutritional supporting factors.

Many people suffering from autism have significantly less ability to detoxify properly and while this problem exists their brain chemistry is clearly being influenced, the key therefore is to discover the weaknesses and rebuild those defenses thereby removing the unwanted influences which significantly improves the overall outcome.

Think you have done everything you can to resolve autism, think again!  Ask yourself the following when it comes to resolving autism:

What if you’ve been doing the right things but in the wrong order or wrong dose?

What if you have been told there is nothing you can do yet others have overcome or significantly improved the disorder?

What if everything you do get you a negative result?

What would happen if you found those core genetic problems and that helped with your existing efforts/treatments?

Is it really too late to do anything about it?

Is it time for a new approach to my existing autistic problem?

Autism is a complex problem but you can do something about it, contact us today to get started in the right direction.

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