Autism has a number of causes - which means you can do something to help reverse it and improve the life of your child.

This report will teach you what the various causes are of autism or autism spectrum disorder. There are at least 13 different causes or conditions that lead to the development of autism. A particular case of autism is not caused by all these conditions, but many of the causes will be involved in the development of autism or an autism spectrum disorder in your child.

We call this common sense because what goes on all too often in the medical field regarding autism has nothing to do with common sense. All too often you are told that autism is mostly caused by genetics, possibly with some environmental causes too. And even worse, that there is little to do about it, or to prevent it. It seems that just about everyone in the standard medical field says, with little evidence to back it up, that vaccines have nothing to do with autism. All this flies in the face of common sense. Why?

A great number of children have significantly improved or even been cured by taking vigorous actions with supplements and therapies. This would not and could not happen if autism was primarily genetic, if there is nothing you can do since it’s genetic. Unfortunately, because drugs are ineffective in dealing with autism, and may even help cause it, the traditional medical world all to often says there is nothing to do.

To understand leaky gut and how this impedes your health, you first need to fully comprehend the role of the gut, what happens inside it and the implications this has on overall health.
 
Your immune system and your gut are linked in every respect. Roughly eighty percent of your immune tissue is occupied within your digestive system.
 
The digestive system is a complex network of various functions, when one of these functions becomes imbalanced it can create a knock on effect within other areas of the body, causing extreme health issues.
 
The digestive system comprises of cells, proteins, tissues and organs which work together in a intricate way to defend the body against any harmful pathogens including bad bacteria, viruses, infectious diseases, parasites and toxins. In fact the gut mucosa connects with the greatest inhabitants of immune cells in the body. These are also known as gastrointestinal immune cells, which come from the lymphoid section of the immune system. Their aim is to produce lymphocyte cells which attack harmful pathogens that invade the body. These lymphatic cells also group themselves together, these collections are known as Peyers Patches.

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are developmental disorders affecting 1:88 children, and which appear to be associated with a variety of complex immune dysregulations including autoimmunity. The enzyme, alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase (Nagalase) deglycosylates Vitamin D Binding Protein (VDBP) rendering it incapable of activating macrophage defenses. 

Increased Nagalase activity has been associated with a variety of malignancies, immune disorders and viral infections. Macrophage activating factor (MAF) has been repeatedly published as an intervention to lower serum Nagalase activity for a variety of cancer and HIV patients. 

MAF is a naturally occurring protein with well-established safety and therapeutic benefit(s) supported by numerous human studies.

1st published January 2013

A brief summary of MAF

MAF is a sugar protein that acts as a Macrophage Activating Factor (MAF) in the immune system.  It is part of the Active Vitamin D Molecule (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3), produced in the liver, is completely natural and the body expects it. Over 57 research papers have been published that demonstrate GcMAF activates Macrophages in both in vivo and in vitro studies

Macrophages – The ‘Big Eaters’

Macrophages function in both non-specific defense (innate immunity) as well as help initiate specific defence mechanisms (adaptive immunity) of vertebrate animals. Their role is to phagocytise (engulf and then digest) cellular debris and pathogens, either as stationary or as mobile cells. They also stimulate lymphocytes and other immune cells to respond to pathogens. They are specialized phagocytic cells that attack foreign substances, infectious microbes and cancer cells through destruction and ingestion.