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-- Hello welcome to -- -- and got demanding according to the CDC about one in 88 children have been identified.
With autism spectrum disorder he used to be one in a 150 so what's going on.
Doctor Robert and a little co-founder of the brain balance centers is here today to talk about.
The science behind autism and answer a lot of the questions Paris may have.
Thank you for coming dot com thank you I know -- we have met before we have talked about -- does because I have an autistic child so this is a topic.
That always on their interest it.
And but are the numbers accurate is it 1000088.
Children that we -- seeing nowadays.
It's probably more than that I think that the the numbers are accurate and that's where things I explored the book right of the bad all we in fact facing an epidemic and where things are really looked dead in the book.
Was all the different sides about whether it is an epidemic or is -- bottom line is it is it's an epidemic at this point.
And we're seeing significant increase which means that the only -- and explained it is really through environmental factors that there's no such thing as genetic epidemic it takes a lot longer.
For genes that cause this type of -- So we have had many offers before.
-- because we still don't know.
That what the bullet is that is causing all of these autistic children to develop these symptoms but.
You mentioned environmental pollutants and things of this sort.
And I have had here -- -- that talk about genetic predisposition.
Right but do you believe sometimes it's just like a perfect storm into the -- exposure to some of these pollutants.
-- conjunction with vulnerable children that are -- genetically determined.
Absolutely and I -- that all in the book where I talk about all the different genetic predisposition is that -- -- familiar with.
But also all the different environmental factors but actually what we're finding is that.
The most common environmental factors and that increase risk of having a child launches are really lifestyle factors like diet and exercise and inflammation in your body let let me ask you a quick question because a recent study came -- a couple of weeks ago that said.
That there was a subgroup of autistic children that are able to Al -- -- symptoms as they get older -- do you think that's true all absolutely we have centers -- brain balance center is where we work with children with all different types of disabilities.
And we see many of these children recover completely.
By objective measurement -- it what this really shows is that if he can get children that can recover from it.
Then he can't be -- genetic mutation it has to be something environmental that.
We can actually not only work with the child.
But more importantly.
If it's an environmental base problem it can be prevented and that's the idea the -- commercial about a little bit of prevention because I think a lot of especially pregnant patients and nowadays and one of the first questions they asked me is about.
You know how to what how can I prevent autism.
From your point of -- in this research that you have done.
What are some of preventable things parents can do well in the book unidentified over forty known risk factors well documented risk factors.
That will increase the risk of -- of -- mother or father of having a child with autism so.
One of the things that we've looked that is things like -- that are nutritionally with this prenatal vitamins taking prenatal vitamins 392 months before.
And for the first month of pregnancy lowers the risk of having a child with autism like 60%.
We know that if you have obesity.
Diabetes or hypertension -- one of those each wind increase your -- 60%.
Of having a child with autism -- 150%.
For -- disability.
So there are many different things that we can do as well as looking at the fact that there imbalances in the brain and in the nervous system.
That actually can also contribute to this.
All right one of the controversy is always that comes up with -- -- -- his.
Who should be making the diagnosis.
And who should be treating the child and went.
So let's talk about who should be making the diagnosis of what the in the of the autistic spectrum disorders.
Well you know I think that the the final diagnosis should be somebody really who specialize in -- whether it's a developmental pediatrician or pediatric neurologist or psychiatrists.
But the only things I'm more concerned with is not actually just making a label but what's happening in the brain.
You know we do research we have a lab called the F -- -- research institute that we've been studying this and and I think we have -- in the foremost of understanding research wise it is an imbalance in the brain.
That actually causes autism that is what autism is an imbalance in the brain.
And understanding that there are different degrees of -- is not just about the label to better understand what's actually happening in the brain and and one shoot let's say understand the imbalance what is the best treatment according to U.
Once you understand what the imbalances -- children with autism and AD -- -- the right hemisphere delay.
Along with children that are exceptional with their left Wayne's skills.
So we look at any child is different they have a different makeup of strengths and weaknesses in this is why.
These children with autism often have these and even this of skills where they -- these incredible left -- memory skills were musical skills.
But it -- very poor social skills are non verbal communication.
So we -- identify where they have weaknesses where they have delays in these can be measured.
And then we exercise and stimulate that in a program this will we do and I'll bring balance centers across the country tell me about and myth that you think a lot of people me.
Have when it comes to this disorder.
I think there's two major -- one is that it's -- genetic mutation.
And that there is nothing he can do about it.
And the other is that you know these children.
You know -- never -- -- better that they can't be helped I think those are two huge myths.
That we we -- -- is unproven and I think the other myth is that people don't.
Were believed that it could be prevented that you can identify people that are at risk.
For having children were locked as we can -- those risks.
And we can eliminate those risks.
You know objectively what are you see the future of this disorder -- going.
I think the future is gonna go towards prevention I think it has to be.
I think it's gonna go towards really under I understanding what's happening and understanding how the brain regulates the body you know people realize that the brain regulates.
Your immune system to digest this system most food sensitivities analogies and immune problems that people have.
Really start in the brain and I think all of this is gonna go towards understanding the brain.
Had the brain affects the body.
How this can affect.
Somebody before you know before they're actually having a child and this is how this is actually affecting the child itself -- right last question -- -- folks get more information.
If they oranges didn't finding out how to prevent.
Or reduce their -- they noted doctor Robert below dot com that's my website if they want to know about dealing with a child battery has a disability.
They can -- -- bringing balance centers dot com all right well thank you so much.
And remember the -- autism by doctor Robert -- low.
And is the scientific truth about preventing diagnosing and treating.
The autism spectrum thank you so much for being here if you -- maybe have a new health questions you can email me here at fox -- document -- -- dot com thanks for watching for Fox News.
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