April 5, 2013

Autism

Posted in ASPARTAME tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:02 pm by PCOSLady

Thanks to: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/aspartame/
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PCOS Lady:
The Aspartame group has informative information everyone needs to know if you care about your health… I have posted a few articles from them…
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Dr Paul Thomas explains how aspartame effects you and mothers to be with their unborn babies…
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http://www.drpaul. md/
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Office Phone: 503.643.2100
Fax: 503.643.7300
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Mailing:
11790 SW Barnes Rd, Blg. A, Suite 140
Portland, OR 97225
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General Office:
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New Patient:
new@integrativepedi atricsonline.com
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Paul Thomas, M.D., FAAP
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Dr. Paul Thomas was born in Portland Oregon, grew up in Southern Africa, speaks some Shona and Spanish and is married with ten children (seven adopted).
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He has been active in pediatric programs at St. Vincent’ s Hospital and Emanuel Children’ s Hospital and is at times clinical faculty at OHSU in Portland, Oregon.
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Dr. Thomas is a Christian and will show equal respect to the emotional and spiritual needs of children of all faiths.
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He has masters in biology, M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School and pediatric residency at UCSD, and is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Thomas is also board-certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
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He started the Pediatric After-hours Clinic (now Pediatric ER) at Emanuel Children’ s Hospital where he also taught medical students and residents from 1988-1993. He took health care to the migrant farm workers in partnership with Northwest Medical Teams.
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He was a full-time pediatrician at Westside Pediatrics from 1993 until 2008 when he opened his own practice: Integrative Pediatrics, LLC.
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He was named Top Family Doctor in America by Ladies Home Journal in 2004, and awarded “Top Pediatrician In America” in 2006, 2009, and 2012 by Castle Connoly.
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Dr Thomas also opened Fair Start (a medical detox clinic) in February of 2009, and Pediatric Urgent Care in November of that same year.
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Current interests include preventative health, coordination with alternative health concepts and management of sick children. In addition to pediatrics, he enjoys his role as husband and dad.
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Dr Thomas (affectionately known as Dr Paul) is now on a mission to educate the public on the issues of toxins in the environment and in vaccines, and brings general pediatric and controversial topics to his patients in person and to the world on YouTube and his blogs.
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He is not against vaccines, but wants to guide people to vaccinate in as safe a manner possible and encourage the vaccine industry to improve the safety of the vaccines we currently have and develop safer options in the future. Visit DrPaul.md
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4 excellent posts on April 2 and 3, 2013, on autism research:
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Autism – Dietary Treatments (2013 update)
Posted on April 2, 2013
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[image: autismrainbow] In 2002 I attended my first DAN! (Defeat Autism Now!) conference. Here in my hometown of Portland, Oregon, I sat in the back of a room filled with 1000 parents and about 100 physicians and providers, and I had tears rolling down my face as I realized we had poisoned a generation. My own children have been affected, to various degrees, by my own ignorance, and our unique genetic vulnerability. As parents we want the best for our children. We look to our society and governmental agencies and academies to protect us by having appropriate regulations. I am sad to report that the very institutions that you would think are there to protect us from environmental toxins and industry practices that would harm our children, are either turning a blind eye, or worse yet, are
infiltrated with industry funded experts who can tilt the agenda and distort the facts.
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Autism is just the tip of the iceberg. For every autistic child there are hundreds with ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, developmental delays, hyper-sensitivities etc., all now epidemic and “unexplained”. The explanation is toxins, toxins, and more toxins. We are adding toxins to those who are genetically vulnerable (we all are vulnerable but some of us more than others). The toxins at the top of the list are Aspartame, tobacco, heavy metals, pesticides, BPA, (bisphenol found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins). The topic of this blog is not the causes but what you can do nutritionally once you are faced with autism or any neurological challenge.
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The summary linked below outlines many areas that deserve a try if your child is suffering:
http://autism. asu.edu/Docs/ 2013/Summary_ of_Treatments_ for_Autism- 2013.pdf
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*The keys in this summary are:*
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1. *Eat healthy* (organic, no GMO, no plastics, no aspartame).
2. *Test for food sensitivities* and avoid foods your child is sensitive to (usually at least gluten and dairy).
3. Certain *vitamins* and nutrients are key. Everyone in North America needs more *Vitamin D*. See the list they provide for dietary requirements and aim for the upper limit.
4. *Omega-3* fish oil is beneficial.
5. *Enzymes* to help with digestion can be helpful.
6. *Carnitine* is a vitamin that help get energy into the cell. Most children can take 125-250 mg twice a day. Liquid forms may need a prescription.
7. *Melatonin* can help with the immune system, should generally be given before bed, and can help with sleep. Dosage is 1/2 to 3 mg before bed.
8. *Thyroid* function should be assessed. Low thyroid function is very detrimental to brain development and energy. Have them check *TSH, free T3 and free T4*.
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Parents, it is absolutely up to you to keep good notes and records of what you try, when, and what you feel happened. As a physician who helps many families, I cannot possibly remember what I have tried on each child. You should keep pushing me, if I’m your doctor, or your physician if I am not, and say “this is what I have tried, this is what helped, what else can we try?”
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Blessings, Dr. Paul

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