The metabolic system includes our thyroid, adrenal glands, liver functions, and more. With metabolic disorders, we see disruption of the normal biochemical processes that allow us to grow, repair damage to our body, and respond to our environment – processes that sustain life and the normal functions of our body.
Every core symptom of autism can be potentially traced back to metabolic disorders. These disorders can be the underlying cause for symptoms we typically associate with autism, including difficulty focusing and paying attention, trouble with communication, tantrums, meltdowns, and aggressive behavior. When we treat the medical issues stemming from metabolic problems, autism symptoms improve, sometimes dramatically.
In this important Live event, Dr. Taketa-Wong explains the medical symptoms related to problems with the thyroid, adrenal glands, liver detox, methylation (detox pathways), mitochondrial imbalances, and oxidative stress. She also reveals how those medical issues can often give rise to autism symptoms. While this event doesn't have the time to dig into all the details, Dr. Taketa-Wong does provide an overview of how she goes about treating the medical symptoms of metabolic disorders and what effect that has on autism symptoms. In a nutshell, the symptoms of autism are connected to medical problems. As those medical problems are resolved, children with autism typically function much more normally.