WHAT IS AUTISM?
Autism is known as a complex developmental disability that is generally evident within the first three years of life. It is a neurological disorder that affects the development of communication and social skills. People with ADS handle information in their brain differently. Symptoms range from mild to severe and vary from person to person.
-Not responding to their name by 12 months of age
-Avoiding eye contact and wanting to be alone
-Having trouble understanding others feelings, lacking empathy
-Repeating words or phrases over and over again
-Giving unrelated answers to questions
-Getting upset by minor changes
-Flapping their hands, rocking their body or spinning in circles
-Having unusual reactions to the way things sound, smell, look or taste
-Do not like to be touched or cuddled
A recent study done by Dr. Irva Hertz-Picciotto at the University of California at Davis and her colleague Dr. Rebecca Schmidt have noted that taking FOLIC ACID PRIOR to CONCEPTION and just AFTER CONCEPTION has produced a MARKED REDUCTION in developing autism. If 800 micrograms of folic acid a day is taken, a baby’s risk of developing autism DROPS FIVE-FOLD. Other studies also support the notion that folic acid can greatly reduce the incidence of autism occurring in children. The doctors producing this study suggest that ALL WOMEN FROM THE START OF THEIR MENSTRUAL CYCLE, UNTIL MENOPAUSE CONSIDER TAKING FOLIC ACID DAILY. Folic acid is also well documented for preventing spina bifida (open spine) in the unborn.