If you've been reading my blog, you know that sensitivities or intolerances to food, such as gluten, can trigger autoimmune processes in your body. Typically you have to have a genetic predisposition to autoummune attack to begin with, and then exposure to environmental substances (foods) can make your immune system turn against you.
From the Desk of Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC.....
Recent years has seen an unprecedented rise in autism and attention deficithyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Although researchers speculate on the reason for this rise, many factors likely contribute, including more accurate diagnosis. However, overwhelming evidence suggests that nutritional deficiencies may be a contributing factor.
Ever since the mid nineties when I received additional certification in pediatric chiropractic, I've continued to work on improving my treatment for children with neurobehavioral disorders. I've seen too many children with ADD, ADHD and Autism put on too many brain and body damaging drugs over the years and I just had to do something about it...at least in my geographic area.
I have been treating kids using typical chiropractic treatments with developmental and behavior concerns since the mid ‘1990s’ after I earned fellowship status from The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Some success was obvious (less fidgeting and better focus) but the improvements were not predictable. Many parents were desperately trying to help their child perform without putting them on medications. I offered the clinical skills I had at the time.