Neuroscience Helps Explain Severe Infection In Pregnancy Link To Autism

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Autism, Chronic Disease

It is known that mothers who come down with severe infections that require hospitalization during pregnancy are at an elevated risk of having a child with autism. Two new studies from MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School investigate the phenomenon and pinpoint potential prevention pathways. In research on mice, the researchers discovered that the composition of bacterial populations in the mother’s digestive tract can influence whether maternal infection leads to autistic-like behaviors in offspring. They also discovered the specific brain changes that produce these...

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Treating Autism With Cannabis Now Has Scientific Support

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 in Autism

New research suggests that the cannabis-extract cannabidiol could help treat autism. Autism is challenging to treat pharmacologically because there’s no single cause. Autism can be caused by genetic factors, environmental factors (e.g., pesticide exposure) or a combination of both. Depending on the underlying cause, the severity of symptoms ranges across a spectrum, thus leading to the classification of autism as a spectrum disorder. But a recent study suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) could offer relief for people on the spectrum. Here’s why. A Broken Gate Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)...

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The Global Epidemic of Mercury Toxicity and Autism

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Autism, Heavy Metals

The Interwoven Global Epidemics of Mercury Toxicity and Autism by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. World Mercury Project In nature, toxic metals generally are bound with other elements rather than being present in their pure form. However, with the advent of large-scale industrial processes to extract metals from naturally occurring compounds, humans let the genie out of the bottle, contributing significantly to the distribution of mercury, aluminum and other heavy metals in the environment. When released from nature’s semi-protective hold, these “invariably toxic” metals wreak havoc on living...

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Drinking tea may alter women’s gene expression

Posted on Aug 29, 2017 in Autism, Cancer, Health & Wellness

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the  June 5, 2017 Medical Rewind Show. It seems that we can’t get enough of tea; statistics show that almost 80 percent of households in the United States drink it. But do you know what this popular beverage does once it passes our lips? New research sheds some light on how tea affects gene expression. Study leader Weronica Ek, of Uppsala University in Sweden, and colleagues found that drinking tea appears to trigger epigenetic changes in women that are associated with cancer and the metabolism of the hormone...

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Autism Researchers Are Studying a 100-Year-Old Drug as a Potential ‘Cure’

Posted on Aug 24, 2017 in Autism, Medical Rewind

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the  May 28, 2017 Medical Rewind Show. Results from a small clinical trial suggest that the anti-parasitic drug suramin can diminish autism spectrum disorder symptoms, but more rigorous research is needed. Autism is a gut-wrenching diagnosis for many families. Though children who suffer from autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have widely varying ranges of functionality, many of those who are diagnosed have difficulty communicating, poor social skills, delayed development, and repetitive behaviors. To the dismay of...

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Medical Rewind – May 28, 2017

Posted on Aug 21, 2017 in Autism, Cancer, Medical Rewind

Doctors needlessly giving cancer drugs, Glucose and Cancer, Anti-parasitic drug Suramin and Autism, and much more! If you missed Medical Rewind with Dr. Rashid A. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell, be sure to go to to listen to the show replay.   .. More than a handful of doctors have been caught in the act of needlessly giving out or overcharging for cancer drugs to make a quick buck. It seems that some doctors are either intentionally or wrongfully diagnosing sickness, or are immorally pocketing cash from treatment costs. A new study by The University of Texas at...

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