Chucky wrote:I don't quite understand what you are saying here - can you clarify? From what I gather, you are implying that Asperger's is 'caused' by food? I feel that I have missed the point completely but I have read your posts through. THen again, my attention span is atrocious at times.
Another thing, how do you think your life would differ now if you had learned about Asperger's in, say, your early 20's?
A few years back, celiac disease emerged in the forefront of food allergies or food problems. This was based on protien strands in grains that cause your immune system to attack the grains in your intestines. This would flatten a lot of 'villi' that are used by your body to absorb vitamins, minerals, etc. (villi are like the fibers of a shag carpet).
As villi are flattened it causes food to slip by and not get absored as well. Each person is different in many ways regarding this, but the end result is a form of malabsorption. This causes deficiencies of certain materials your body needs to work right.
It is heavily linked to adult onset diabeties, autism, chrons, IBD, etc.. a ton of stuff.
Your brain works in many ways using balances of chemicals and reactions. If you are deficient of certain vitamins and such, your body, including your brain, can be adversely affected.
Think of it this way, every proces in your body requires many second, third, and even fourth processes to work in conjunction. Each of these processes is built by certain vitamins and such. If just one vitamin is really really deficient, a chain of processes can be affected.
ADHD is severely associated with celiacs.
Humans were not designed to eat grains. Grains are hard as a rock. We only have been eating them for 10,000 years, some cultures only a 1000 or so.
Next we go to the man made chemicals. Most are completely unknown to us, but they are all in our food. Some common ones are natural flavors, artificial flavors, aspartame, spices, and a dozen other common 'sweetner' names. Many colorings and tasting chemicals as well as perservatives are also added.
Many of these chemicals are designed to make something taste 'better'. The only way they can do that is to affect the brain. Sweetners go right to your brain, tell the brain cells to 'make sugar' and the cell makes sugar til it dies (long detailed story of how that works).
This is why you can get headaches from too much msg (another name for sweetners). It is due to a lot of brain cells dying, too much damage at once.
So everyday you are eating all these little drops of man made chemicals. Some just invented. Some made from charcoal and other weird things.
Now..lets talk about small amounts of things. A bee sting can kill a human if they are 'allergic'. Iodine, even a small amount from seafood, can kill someone who is allergic. These little bits of a natural chemical kill people quickly.
Now everyday you are taking literally 10 to 100 different chemicals. And have been almost everyday of your life. And you think there is no damage to your brain? Or that out of the 1000s of different chemicals you have been exposed to you are allergic to none of them?
The easiest way to see if for yourself is the three day test.
Start one morning ...lets say monday morning. From monday morning til thursday morning (3 full days, 72 hours) do the following.
1- drink only water, nothing else. Try to drink distilled or just pure water. No mineral water (more man made chemicals.)
2- Eat vegetables and fruits. Not from packages. No corn! No wheat! No spaghetti, no pasta no bread. All the veggies and fuits you can eat.
3- Eat meat that is clean of any additives. Really look at the label as you will see many with 'artificial flavoring' or some other junk in it. Poultry too. Stay away from fish as most of the ones in the supermarket are frozen and packaged with a chemical or two and then unfrozen and dispalyed as fresh by your grocer.
Do this for three measly days (heck the last part of the last day you will be sleeping- thursday morn.)
Write down how you feel sunday before you start and then from monday to thursday morn keep a journal of anything odd you feel, good or bad.
You will, just in this short time feel all sorts of stuff happening to you depending on how your body is dealing with everything (we are all different)
Then thrusday morning go back to your regular diet and keep the journal going that day AND friday.
Although it is only three days, you should feel strange things going on inside your body, brain, or in your moods or activities. Depends on you. You may get sleepy, fidgety, angry, upset stomachs, etc.
Fact is, if you even get any symtoms at all, good or bad, that should tell you something.
Now, how does this work with autism or aspergers. Almost every single disease deals with how your body or brain works. In this case, the brain. All these chemicals affect the brain. If you even feel the slightest headache that is called 'withdrawl pains' as your brain is dealing with healing itself. And trust me, a month of it and your brain will be different.
There is not one person I know that has tried this and not had a fundemental awakening of 'why I act that way'.
Problem is...the chemicals are so addictive, it is almost impossible to go three days, especially the first time. And that should scare you.
Also, if you do not come out of the womb with a disease, then you got it after birth. The only thing that affects your growing is the food and drink you ingest.
Just try it for three days, if you can. And then read your journal for that week. The older you are the more it hurts too.
My ex was bipolar. When she went on the diet the jealously stopped, the mood swings receded, she was happy all the time. Then we would eat a pizza and she would be crying the next day.
Try it out. Nothing can go wrong just eating food.
When I go without it, I feel less foggy, talk less, do more things, handle more stress and 'feel alive'. It is just hard to keep up, but I am trying.,