Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neuroinflammation
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All vaccines can cause the brain to become inflamed. Whether a given child responds to a vaccine by developing neuroinflammation or not depends on when the vaccine is administered in terms of the child’s development. Scientists have linked the presence of inflammatory cytokines with the development of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders. In particular IL-1beta, IL-6, and IL-8 are at higher levels in Autistic and Autism Spectrum Disorder children than in children without Autism symptoms.
The Nervous System and the Immune System
The nervous system and the immune system are inextricably linked. An event that activates the immune system can change neural development too. Newborn infants must transition from a sterile environment to an environment filled with pathogens, toxins, and microbes and successfully defend themselves. Early infection can have an impact on the activation of the immune system as well as brain and nervous system development. Vaccines pose yet another challenge for young children.
Cytokines not only impact immune system functioning, but also human behavior. In children with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder, elevated cytokine profiles influence behavior as well as the growth of brain cells, the proper development of brain circuitry, and neuroendocrine activity.
Microglia in Autistic Children
Microglia have associations with neurons, synapses, and blood vessels in the brain. They must defend the neural parenchyma and govern over the brain’s immune response. They must remove cellular debris and toxins from the brain as well as extra axons. Microglia also prune synapses (connections between neurons in the brain) to ensure proper circuitry and development in an embryo.
Microglia secrete pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines in certain situations. The presence of MCP-1, a pro-inflammatory chemokine that is released by activated microglia in the brain has been attributed to the development of autism. And microglia also release glutamate that has a negative effect on neurons and synaptic connections. Microglia release nitric oxide, which can be either beneficial or harmful depending on the amount of nitric oxide and they also release an array of reactive oxygen species.
How to Reduce Brain Inflammation in Autistic Children
Molecular hydrogen is a non-toxic gas that can be administered in drinking water, as a nebulized medicine, or it can simply be inhaled from an airtight container in which molecular hydrogen has been released. Molecular hydrogen is a component of regular drinking water, but it can be produced in higher concentrations that are therapeutic in a wide variety of contexts. For example, because molecular hydrogen is a powerful antioxidant that can penetrate the human cell membrane and add electrons to mitochondria and also penetrate the nucleus of the cell to repair DNA, it has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects on the body. It has been used to treat depression, anxiety, and also traumatic brain injury and recently scientists have started investigating the use of molecular hydrogen as a treatment for brain inflammation to cure autism, Asperger’s, and autism-related diseases or reduce symptoms of these diseases.
Molecular hydrogen works by reducing pro-inflammatory cytokine levels in the brain and the body. Water with a high concentration of molecular hydrogen does not taste any different from regular water, so it is palatable to children, yet it functions as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Indeed, the autonomic nervous system is often imbalanced in children with autism wherein cells have gone into a metabolically “dormant” state. Molecular hydrogen has the ability to donate electrons to the mitochondria in cells, causing them to wake up and become more lively.
Molecular hydrogen reduces symptoms of autism by reducing inflammation in the brain and in the body while also energizing cells. This simple, natural substance can have a profound effect on healing in children with autism and it can be used while parents are also using chlorine dioxide solution as a cure for autism. Though molecular hydrogen is an antioxidant and chlorine dioxide is an oxidant, both have a short half life which means that they can be used within an hour of each other without one canceling out the effects of the other.
Choose a molecular hydrogen generator that includes an inhalation attachment and have children use the machine for 45 minutes daily (inhalation of the gas) or administer molecular hydrogen as an 8 ounce drink administered two to three times daily.
Other Important Links:
Gianotta, G. & Gianotta, N. (2022). Post-Vaccination Inflammatory Syndrome: a new syndrome. Retrieved January 23, 2022 from https://www.oatext.com/post-vaccination-inflammatory-syndrome-a-new-syndrome.php
Guo, Q. et al. (2018). Hydrogen-Rich Water Ameliorates Autistic-Like Behavioral Abnormalities in Valproic Acid-Treated Adolescent Mice Offspring. Retrieved March 11, 2022 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6087877/#:~:text=Due%20to%20its%20anti%2Dinflammatory,as%20autism%20are%20still%20elusive.
Naturally Recovering Autism (2022) Molecular Hydrogen for Regulating Oxidative Stress in Children on the Autism Spectrum (Podcast Episode #132).. Retrieved March 11, 2022 from https://naturallyrecoveringautism.com/2021/08/05/molecular-hydrogen-for-regulating-oxidative-stress-in-children-on-the-autism-spectrum-podcast-episode-132/