Is autism curable? How Iodine Deficiency, Vitamin K2 Deficiency, and a Lack of Sunlight Can Cause Autism Symptoms
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Organophosphates are widely used as pesticides and they are also widely used as medicines under different trade names and labels to prevent the public from recognizing these drugs as toxic organophosphates. Phosphate food additives and organophosphates in meats and animals products (due to the application of veterinary medicines to treat cows, chickens, pigs, and other animals for lice or other types of insect infestations) increase the human phosphate load which seems to narrow our tolerance and ability to absorb normal, healthy phosphates. While healthy phosphates at natural levels are essential to health, phosphate food additives in convenience foods and fast foods increase our phosphate load beyond the normal physiological range. Organophosphates, because of their ability to build up in the body, enhance the problem of phosphate load considerably to create a cascade of imbalances in our bodies that affect a number of different organ systems that we’ll discuss below in terms of the relationship between organophosphate exposure and autism.
Big Pharma’s Definition of Organophosphate Poisoning
Big Pharma and the Propaganda Machine focuses our attention on the nervous system and acetylcholine receptors whenever organophosphates end up in the spotlight. But organophosphate exposure actually causes a cascading effect of health problems in the body. These health effects, in fact, are the logical basis of reasoning for using organophosphates as “medicines”. Organophosphates have an effect on human health, therefore (according to Big Pharma), they can be used as “medicines”. As a rule, Big Pharma lists the toxicities and negative health impact of any given drug as a “side effect” or “adverse effect” and these days, most people will accept the idea that their pharmaceuticals are going to cause even irreversible side effects (read: damage) or adverse effects even up to death or rather, “fatal events”. If a given drug is patentable and therefore profitable, it will be marketed to the public and organophosphate-drugs are no exception. But organophosphates alter human physiology and cause patients to need additional treatments and new prescription drugs to manage the “side effects” of the organophosphate-drugs. Thus, they are profitable because patients need more and more “care” as a result of the care they’re already receiving from their doctors. Organophosphate drugs cause serious side effects and they do not and will not ever cure disease because they are synthetic and they do not work naturally with the body. This makes organophosphates ideal as medicines within a capitalistic model of human disease treatment which seeks profit above disease resolution.
So when you read about organophosphates in terms of their effects on human health, Big Pharma keeps your gaze fixed on nervous system effects and specifically on “organophosphate poisoning” without ever mentioning the possibility that organophosphates may cause symptoms of disease in people who have not yet reached the threshold of exposure. Different sources offer conflicting data in regard to whether organophosphates build up in the body or not, but the most obvious fact undergirding the idea of bioaccumulation is bisphosphonate. Bisphosphonates are a type of organosphosphate-drug that’s used to treat osteoporosis and they work by building up in the bone tissues. Unfortunately, bisphosphonates don’t reduce the risk of fracture in people with osteoporosis. Rather, they just make bone tissues look more dense on an x-ray. Bisphosphonates disrupt the normal, healthy, crystalline shape that calcium and inorganic phosphates make in the bone tissues such that, though the bones look more dense on an x-ray (which impresses osteoporosis patients), the bones are actually more brittle and prone to fracture. Read more about bisphosphonates here.
But bisphosphonates are just for aging adults. Children with asthma may be prescribed steroid medication as a treatment by a conventional medicine doctor. The steroid medications then cause bone tissues to be compromised in growing kids. So then, when these children reach adolescence, they are prescribed bisphosphonates to put their parent’s fears to rest in regard to the child’s osteoporotic skeleton. These bisphosphonates then accumulate in the bone tissues (making the bones look healthy on an x-ray), predisposing the children to fractures as well as to blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma (because blood cells are produced in the bone marrow). Read more about natural lymphoma cures here. Read more about natural leukemia cures here.
The truly tragic thing about this standard-of-care in conventional medicine for children with asthma is the fact that Lugol’s iodine is a cure for asthma. Read more about Lugol’s iodine as a cure for asthma here. Lugol’s contains both potassium iodide and molecular iodine to feed both the thyroid gland and the reproductive organs and I mention it here because it is relevant to the current discussion regarding organophosphates and autism / ASD.
Lydian and I have already identified a link between sexual dysfunction in adults and autism /ASD in children. It seems that reproductive hormones play a role in autism, but we’re still learning more about this link. Nonetheless, let me explain what we know so far:
A number of the toxic insecticides that are in use in the U.S. contain either organophosphates OR bromine. The U.S. is the only developed nation of the world that has not outlawed the use of bromine as an insecticide. Other developed countries have outlawed bromine use because it’s such a toxic substance that masquerades in the body as iodine (because iodine and bromine are both in the same column or “family” on the periodic table). Fluorine is also in the same column as bromine and iodine and it is toxic just as bromine is, but its effects are a little less powerful (though still important). To learn more about how and why fluorine destroys dental health and how to use vitamin K2 to remineralize teeth while protecting your child’s thyroid gland and reproductive organ function read more here. Note that vitamin K2 is going to factor heavily into this current discussion in just a few more paragraphs.
Above, we linked to an article about how to use Lugol’s iodine to cure asthma, but in this article, we talk about how methylbromide exposure can cause Gulf War Syndrome, a state of dis-ease that involves the nervous system, the immune system, and psychological balance. And then, in this article, we talk about the use of Lugol’s iodine to treat fallopian tube blockage naturally. And then, in this article, we talk about the role that iodine deficiency and bromine toxicity plays in the development of autoimmune disease and cancer. But we’ve also found, through our research, that Lugol’s iodine can be used to treat myasthenia gravis.
Myasthenia Gravis is a disease that involves acetylcholine and the nervous system. We mentioned acetylcholine early on in this article because it is a neurotransmitter that is negatively impacted by organosphosphate exposure. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that is present both in the brain and throughout the body. It works between nerves and muscle tissues to spur movement, but acetylcholine also works throughout the autonomic nervous system, the part of the nervous system that deals with the unconscious and with all of the things that our bodies do unconsciously (like digestion or breathing). If you haven’t yet read about the autonomic nervous system and autism / ASD, please read more here.
So, we’re meandering through some connections here that are meaningful in terms of autism. But we’ve wandered from organophosphates into a discussion of Lugol’s iodine and some readers might be wondering what Iodine Deficiency and Bromine Toxicity have to do with organophosphate poisoning.
The thing that alerted us to the intimate connection between Bromine Toxicity and Organophosphate Toxicity was the fact that, in the scientific literature, Myasthenia Gravis has two names: myasthenia gravis and also intermediate syndrome (which used to be known as intermediate myasthenia syndrome before the condition received a name change to cover up the connection between these two diseases). It appears as though there has been a concerted effort to make sure that when doctors actually recognize that organophosphates are causing myasthenia gravis, that scientists call the disease “Intermediate Syndrome”, and not myasthenia gravis. When conventional medicine doctors don’t recognize or notice that the patient has been exposed to organophosphates and the fact that the myasthenia gravis symptoms are due to toxic exposure to bromine or organophosphates, the disease is called “Myasthenia Gravis” and not Intermediate Syndrome. By changing the disease-name-label for the symptoms of myasthenia gravis, Big Pharma (the entity that funds most health research these days), is able to keep myasthenia gravis patients in the dark about the true cause of their disease. This keeps patients out of the loop about cures for myasthenia gravis and as such, they continue paying into The Machine.
Add to that the fact that the of the most popular drugs used to “treat” Myasthenia Gravis is Pyridostigmine Bromide. This is also the drug used to “treat” Gulf War Syndrome. Note that this drug contains bromide / bromine. And as long as patients continue to take this bromine-containing drug, they don’t experience Bromine Detox symptoms but they also will never recover from their disease. Bromine stays lodged in the thyroid gland and in the reproductive organs until the body is exposed to the healthy forms of iodine that it needs. In order to recover from Gulf War Syndrome or Myasthenia Gravis, a patient has to remove all of the bromine from their bodies, which means that said person will have to experience the symptoms of Bromine Detox, which are, essentially, the symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis or Gulf War Syndrome.
Though this discussion about myasthenia gravis may seem to have no relevance in terms of autism, then you need to read this article about common over-the-counter drugs like cough medicines that contain bromine. You might have some of these medications in your medicine cabinet right now.
Note that the symptoms of these diseases are not identical. Indeed, while some people with Iodine Deficiency and Bromine Toxicity develop symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis, other people develop cancer or symptoms of another autoimmune disease. It all depends on the body’s natural weakness because iodine works with reproductive hormones and thyroid hormones as well as the immune system so it is truly a holistic medicine. A nutrient like iodine that impacts so many different systems, glands, and organs will have many different effects on human health. Even members of the same family who are all Iodine Deficient and Bromine Toxic may experience different symptoms of Bromine Detoxification and different healing benefits as their iodine deficiency is alleviated.
Organophosphates, on the other hand, pertain to this discussion through their effect on calcium levels in the body. You see, if you happen to have high calcium levels in your blood supply when you take Lugol’s iodine, your body won’t absorb the iodine. Calcium levels and the behavior of calcium in the body plays a powerful role in connecting the endocrine system to the autonomic nervous system. So, to keep things simple in this discussion, we’re just going to note the fact that iodine deficiency is ubiquitous and it’s getting worse and worse in the developed world. Iodine deficiency in children is particularly tragic and it tends to impact the brain and nervous system first. The intellect of children born to iodine deficient mothers is much lower than the intellect of children born to mothers who were fully charged on iodine during pregnancy. Babies who are breast fed by iodine deficient mothers experience the same intellectual and mental detriments. There are numerous studies that note the impact of iodine deficiency on the mental and intellectual development of children specifically. But these studies usually take place in foreign lands where mothers who are iodine deficient are not also being inundated with bromine and fluorine in the air, in the water, and in the food. Add bromine and fluorine (the halogen elements that are not healthy) into this mix with iodine deficiency and you have the perfect storm, particularly for children.
Bromine toxicity can cause a condition known as “bromism”. Below are symptoms of Bromism:
High levels of bromine in the body damages neurons or nerve tissues which can lead to the following symptoms:
- Memory loss
- Indigestion and other digestive problems
- Respiratory problems
- Bromaderma Rash
These symptoms, of course, are fairly descriptive for adults, but for children, symptoms must be translated into something observable. For example, “headache” may look like a “lack of concentration” or even “behavior problems”. Fatigue is similar. Children who are chronically fatigued may not be able to describe fatigue as “fatigue” or “tiredness”. Parents must intuit what’s going on with their kids in terms of symptoms.
These symptoms are common among kids and adults who have Bromine Toxicity. Some of the symptoms may actually get worse though when the child or adult is exposed to healthy, natural iodine in food as the bromine starts to leave the body. Indeed, when a person begins actively doing Iodine Therapy with Lugol’s Iodine 2%, a number of symptoms suddenly emerge as bromine moves out of the glands and organs and into the blood supply for removal. These symptoms include:
Below are the Bromine DETOXICATION Symptoms that you can expect to experience whenever you accidentally consume iodine-containing foods or supplements. Note that when you begin taking Lugol’s iodine, you will likely experience these symptoms until the iodine removes all of the bromine from your body:
- Rash (bromoderma)
- Blepharospasm / Eye Twitching
- Drooping eyelids (ptosis)
- Joint Pain
- Auditory hallucinations
- Visual hallucinations
- Brain Fog
- Loss of control of body movements
- Foot twitching
- Tingling in the extremities
- Neurological impairment
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Disturbance of color perception
- Dark thoughts (e.g. “there is no reason to live”)
- Depression (e.g. “there is no reason to get out of bed”)
- Mood issues such as anxiety or mood swings
- Mouth and tongue sores and cuts, a sore mouth
- Dry mouth
- Metallic taste in the mouth
- Odd swallowing sensation (also known as “swollen glottis” in the old medical literature)
- Body odor
- Bromide acne which is coniform (the use of zinc can help counteract bromide acne)
- Skin “cuts”
- Hair loss
- Brain fog
- Leg and hip ache that resembles arthritis
- Sinus pain
- Runny nose
- Cherry angiomas
- Unusual urine odor or color
- Urethral spasm and frequent urination (may be mistaken for a urinary tract infection)
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Vision changes
- Increased salivation
- Dream changes
- Impaired memory/concentration
- Hormone changes
- Kidney pain
- Breast tenderness / fibrocystic breast disease (this transient symptom typically resolves quickly with iodine treatment)
- Menstruation Issues
- Cystitis / bladder irritation
- Asthma / breathing problems
Iodine deficiency makes the body susceptible to fluorine and bromine poisoning. But Lugol’s iodine can protect the body from bromine and fluorine because, if the body is given the nutrient that it actually needs (Lugol’s = iodine and potassium iodide), it will reject the bromine and the fluorine.
The Iodine-Calcium Connection
Calcium works intimately with phosphate in the body. These two ionic substances are like soul mates and they work together in the bones to make the hard crystalline structure of our skeleton while simultaneously working together to produce energy in the cells. Calcium and phosphate have an amazing relationship in the body. And disrupting this relationship causes an extreme form of havoc on both the structure of the body as well as its function. Read more here about Calcium and Phosphate as soul mates to better understand this relationship and how it might play a role as a cure for autism.
The Opposition of Iodine and Calcium in the Body
Now that you’ve read about the relationship between calcium and phosphate, perhaps you have a better sense of the importance of these elements in terms of human health. But again, to keep things simple-ish, let’s focus on just two rules:
- High calcium levels in the blood supply lower the body’s ability to absorb iodine.
- High phosphate levels in the blood supply, in contrast, lower calcium levels in the body.
At first glance, one would think that organophosphate exposure would lower calcium levels, thereby increasing iodine absorption, but no. Organophosphates generally end up in the bone tissues, not in the blood supply. So they don’t impact calcium levels in the blood supply.
Most people know that vitamin D increases calcium absorption into the blood supply in the intestines. What people don’t know, however is that vitamin D doesn’t deal with calcium beyond gut absorption and getting the calcium into the blood supply. Rather, there is another essential nutrient that is practically non-existent in the food supplies of industrialized nations known as vitamin K2.
Vitamin K2-Iodine Synergy
Vitamin K2 deals with the calcium in the blood supply after it is absorbed in the intestines. Vitamin K2 tells calcium where to go in the body. It makes sure that calcium doesn’t linger in the blood supply such that it can build up in the blood vessels to cause heart disease or atherosclerosis while simultaneously depriving the bones and teeth of the calcium that they need in order to be healthy (low calcium levels in the bones can lead to osteoporosis and poor dental health). Vitamin K2 makes sure that organs and glands don’t calcify or become hard because of calcium deposits. In children with autism, the pineal gland seems to be dysfunctional in a manner that leads to circadian rhythm disruption, for example. The disruption in the circadian rhythms in autistic children leads to autism insomnia at night and an intense, never-ending feeling of jet lag during the daytime hours. Read more about how to treat pineal gland dysfunction in autism here.
Indeed, the pineal gland can become calcified if a person is deficient in vitamin K2. The pineal gland, after all, is the only structure in the brain that has full access to the blood supply without any protection from the blood-brain-barrier. So a vitamin K2 deficiency may very well be most harmful to this tiny pine-cone shaped gland. Read more about how to decalcify the pineal gland using vitamin K2 here.
But, as we talked about above, iodine is essential for healthy nervous system and immune system development in babies and children. Without plenty of molecular iodine and potassium iodide, children can develop autism, problems with concentration (ADHD), learning disabilities, or physical health problems like asthma. Asthma, you see is actually a disease that involves reproductive hormone level fluctuations. Asthma attacks tend to correspond to reproductive hormone changes that are extreme because the reproductive organs are ailing. But Lugol’s iodine supplementation can regularize reproductive hormone levels in children, thereby alleviating asthma attacks. Read more about Lugol’s iodine as a cure for asthma here.
The connection between the lungs and the reproductive organs may seem like an obscure relationship except for the fact that conventional medicine doctors prescribe steroids (synthetic reproductive hormones) as a treatment for asthma. Later, as we discussed above, steroid medications will cause children to have weak bones, ensuring that those kids will end up becoming repeat customers for Big Pharma. But you get the point. Let’s not get too political in this discussion.
So now you probably understand how important vitamin K2 is to a growing child. If your child is deficient in vitamin K2, he/she will absorb calcium from food into the blood supply and then their body will be unable to move it out of the blood and into bones and teeth, meaning that there will be perpetual problems with high calcium levels in the blood supply. And again, high calcium in the blood means poor iodine absorption. And it can lead to the calcification of the pineal gland or the calcification of other organs. High calcium in the bones is good. High calcium in the blood is bad, at least in terms of iodine. So this is the connection between vitamin K2 and iodine. Without vitamin K2, your child will have trouble absorbing iodine which will inevitably impact his or her intellectual, mental, and emotional development.
If you haven’t already read about the epic relationship between calcium and phosphate, consider reading more about this relationship now by clicking here. Calcium and phosphate literally work together to charge cells and make sure that the body is full of chi and prana and the energy it needs to heal. And children with autism are definitely low on this cellular energy, which may be why they go into the Cell Danger Response that Dr. Naviaux described in his studies on Suramin as a cure for autism. Read more about Suramin and Dr. Naviaux’s studies here.
But also note that vitamin K2 may be able to naturally remove organophosphates from bone tissues or possibly even help protect bones from absorbing organophosphates in the first place. We’re still learning about vitamin K2 and organophosphates, but we know that vitamin K2 will ensure that bones have a healthy supply of calcium.
Vitamin K2 as a Cure for Autism
Vitamin K2 is different than vitamin K1. Most readers are familiar with vitamin K1, the nutrient that modulates the blood clotting cascade. But vitamin K2 is better known for its effects on promoting bone health. Vitamin K2 is remarkably scarce in our modern food supply so most people / children are deficient. Deficiency leads to an array of health problems from tooth decay (lack of calcium in teeth) to arteriosclerosis (too much calcium in the blood vessels) to osteoporosis (too little calcium in the bones) to leukemia (the production of unhealthy blood cells in bone tissues).
What interests us in this discussion, though, is the fact that a vitamin K2 deficiency can lead to calcification of the pineal gland. We talk in depth about the pineal gland and melatonin as a treatment for autism insomnia in this article. And in this article about fertility, we talk about how to decalcify the pineal gland using vitamin K2. While you may not think an article about male and female fertility could be relevant to autism, we encourage you to read this article about Suramin for autism, one of few substances that has been able to bring kids with autism back to life. In this article, we talk about the natural substances found in pine needles, particularly the pine needles of the Pinus strobus, Pinus palustris, and Pinus elliottii trees and how these pine needle-derived substances have been used to cure sexual dysfunction, but how they’ve also been used in children to cure autism. We make the link between sexual dysfunction in adults and autism in children via the autonomic nervous system and the pineal gland (which is uniquely and tightly hooked into both the autonomic nervous system as well as the endocrine system). The relationship between autism, infertility, and sexual dysfunction, via these herbal cures and their work on circadian rhythms as well as the autonomic nervous system is compelling and it definitely points to endocrine involvement and autonomic nervous system involvement in autism as an important facet worth exploring in greater detail.
But now, let’s go back to organophosphates to connect the dots on all this information about Iodine Deficiency and Bromine Toxicity as well as the connection between Organophosphates and Calcium levels in the body so that you can better understand how vitamin K2 might reduce the symptoms of autism naturally or even, perhaps cure autism permanently in some children.
Both magnesium and vitamin K2 interact with calcium in the body. Magnesium modulates and manages calcium levels in the body to affect both bone health as well the health of the nervous system. And calcium interacts with phosphates. For the most part, phosphate levels in the blood determine calcium levels in the blood when vitamin K2 is present in adequate quantities and phosphate levels are determined by the parathyroid gland. But don’t worry about memorizing the relationship between all of these nutrients, we’re just noting that these nutrients are all connected and important in regard to autism. Vitamin K2 is the central nutrient that can be given to children in the form of grass-fed animal food items, in fermented foods like Nattokinase, or in supplement form. If your child has severe digestive issues, it’s vital that you do enzyme therapy to ensure that your child can digest and use the vitamin K2 in food. Vitamin K2 is a fat-soluble vitamin and if your child is not producing enough of certain enzymes, like bile, he or she may not be able to absorb and use vitamin K2. Read more about how to do Enzyme Therapy here.
In a previous article, we talked about circadian rhythm disruptions in autism and the role of pineal gland in autism insomnia and how to overcome those disruptions. And we mentioned above that vitamin K2 deficiency can cause the pineal gland to become calcified which would cause the gland to malfunction. Restoring vitamin K2 levels to the body decalcifies the organs and glands. About half of the calcifications of soft tissues is removed within 6 weeks of beginning treatment with vitamin K2. When an autistic child is given vitamin K2 and vitamin D3 supplements, the pineal gland will naturally decalcify and the calcium from this gland will be put where it goes: into the bones and in the teeth.
But this is where we have to talk about something else that’s vital in our autism discussion: sunlight.
Sunlight: A Natural Autism Treatment
The first time that Lydian and I ever worked with sunlight as a cure for diseases was when we studied psoriasis. Psoriasis patients, you see, can go to special Sunlight and Seawater Treatment Facilities at the Dead Sea to experience blissful periods of total remission from their disease. A number of patients who go to these facilities are permanently cured of psoriasis and others go into remission for extended periods of time. Read more about sunlight and seawater as a cure for psoriasis here.
Cutaneous tuberculosis is another serious disease that used to be cured using nothing but sunlight and nature. Today, sunlight is no longer as famous as a cure for cutaneous tuberculosis because it has become fashionable to shun the sun. Sunlight, after all, can not be patented as a treatment for disease.
But it’s well-known fact that kids with ADHD and autism tend to function better when they’re able to be in natural settings. Yes, it’s true that birds and plants can do wonders for an autistic child’s experience of the world, but what about sunlight exposure…especially sunlight exposure in which the child is not wearing toxic sunscreens?
So here we are at another obscure connection between two seemingly unrelated things, but let’s not lose hope in the idea of holism and continue moving forward. It took Lydian and I over a year to find a link between sunlight and the other research we’d found regarding psoriasis cures. In the scientific literature, we found that indeed, ox bile or bile salt supplements would cure all forms of psoriasis in 80% of cases. We mentioned Enzyme Therapy above, and ox bile and bile acid therapy belongs in the category of Enzyme Therapy. Be sure to read more about how and why Enzyme Therapy and ox bile works to cure psoriasis because there’s a compelling link between the cure for psoriasis and a potential cure for autism via the liver and gallbladder. The liver and gallbladder often play host to pathogens that are not actively “infectious”. They can live in these organs quietly because antibiotics that the doctor prescribes tend to be broken down by the liver such that they can treat the entire body except the liver itself and its sidekick, the gallbladder. Also note that one can cause the autonomic nervous system to “switch modes” by doing a coffee enema that causes the liver and gallbladder to empty. This autonomic nervous system switch is something that still mystifies us. Why does a coffee enema cause this switch from sympathetic flight-or-flight mode or parasympathetic play-dead mode to the rest-and-digest / socialization response?
If you’re not yet familiar with the autonomic nervous system and the fact that Dr. Naviaux’s Cell Danger Response and Dr. Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory are essential the same theory, but from different perspectives, you can read more about that here where we detail how and why these theories are important and relevant to autism.
The liver and gallbladder seem to have special access to the two branches of the parasympathetic nervous system via the vagus nerve. All organs are connected into the autonomic nervous system via the vagus nerve, but doing coffee enemas to make the autonomic nervous system switch modes via their effect on the liver is unique in terms of its effectiveness. The fact that one can make this switch from parasympathetic play-dead mode to parasympathetic socialization / rest-and-digest mode, for example, is pretty thought-provoking if you know that, in psoriasis patients (and in every single other autoimmune disease that we’ve studies), there is evidence that a pathogen has taken up residence in the liver/gallbladder. The pathogen may have infected the child through a natural exposure or through a vaccine exposure. The child may have been given an antibiotic that didn’t completely obliterate the pathogen. And then, the pathogen sets up residence quietly, so as not to alert bystanders to the presence of infection. The liver and gallbladder are, after all, located at the center of the body. They don’t have a direct line to the outside world. So this hypothetical pathogen could wreak havoc from its headquarters in the liver and gallbladder where it would be totally protected in terms of all antibiotics except, of course, Reactive Oxygen Species medicines like Chlorine Dioxide Solution.
Kerri Rivera’s Chlorine Dioxide Protocol is one of the most effective cures for autism and you can read more about it here. Reactive Oxygen Species medicines are being studied by Big Pharma, but because they are so elegantly simple and small, it hasn’t yet been possible for them to develop a Reactive Oxygen Species drug that doesn’t cure a disease. And cures for disease, remember, are not profitable, so the drugs that release reactive oxygen species like the superoxide ion are generally given a bad reputation by Big Pharma. But Chlorine Dioxide Solution was able to slip through the cracks into the mainstream because of COVID.
Our cells naturally release superoxide ions under certain conditions. White blood cells release superoxide ions to kill pathogens when we’re exposed to something that might cause an infection. Other cells produce superoxide ions to communicate with other cells. But the interesting things about Chlorine Dioxide is that, when a person takes it, it releases an identical version of the superoxide ion to the type released by our human cells. So, even if our natural immune system isn’t working properly (perhaps due to iodine deficiency?), chlorine dioxide can help mitigate the effects of an immune system that’s on the fritz.
Chlorine, by the way, is another healthy halogen element in the same family as bromine and fluorine. Sadly, chlorine and chloride is often demonized by Big Pharma, but the truth is, a healthy body contains a huge amount (like a pound or more) of chloride as an electrolyte. Electrolytes pertain to sea water exposure which is 50% of the psoriasis treatment cure that we mentioned above. Read more about the use of sea water supplements and electrolytes to electrify and energize human cells here. The other 50% of that psoriasis cure was sunlight. So let’s talk more about sunlight below.
The skin, the liver, and the kidneys are all connected intimately. A skin-disease manifestation almost always relates back to a liver problem although sometimes, the problem is in the kidneys (which is also prime real estate for pathogens that want to live long-term in the body). The ox bile or bile acid supplements that cure psoriasis in 80% of cases give support to the liver so it can heal. But what about the remaining 20% of psoriasis cases? Most of those patients were able to cure psoriasis by targeting the kidneys with dialysis treatments (which has a 20-50% permanent cure rate in psoriasis patients).
But though we’d literally found natural cures for psoriasis in the scientific literature, we still didn’t understand the connection between sunlight and seawater and ox bile treatments. How are all of these things connected and why do they cure psoriasis?
Eventually, after lots persistent and creative research efforts, we found a plant called Fumaria officinalis that’s used in Ayurvedic medicine as an herbal cure for psoriasis as well. This plant contains high levels of something called Fumaric Acid, a substance that plays a role in the Krebs Cycle, the main biochemical cycle through which energy is produced in the human body on a cellular level. Without adequate levels of Fumaric Acid, cells can’t produce energy. And like vitamin D, natural fumaric acid is produced in human skin when the skin is exposed to natural full-spectrum sunlight (without sunscreen).
Here’s where it gets interesting…
Chlorine Dioxide Solution has been used by a number of parents to cure autism. Read more about Chlorine Dioxide Solution here. But Chlorine Dioxide Solution doesn’t always fully restore autistic children to their pre-autistic state. But perhaps it works sometimes because Chlorine Dioxide Solution releases those superoxide ions that we talked about above. There are two major theories about why the superoxide ions can cure autism.
- Because the superoxide ions released by Chlorine Dioxide directly kill pathogens that are living in the liver, gallbladder, or kidneys.
- Because the superoxide ions communicate with cells that have gone into a Cell Danger Response. These cells have shut down and closed up to the outside world. An autistic child with a large proportion of cells in a Cell Danger Response mode will not be able to fully connect with the external world.
In truth, both of the above superoxide ion effects may be important in terms of a cure for autism. The superoxide ions may kill pathogens in the liver, gallbladder, or kidneys and then also interact with cells that have closed themselves off to the outside world to go into a dormant state to bring them back online. But without the proper nutrients like Lugol’s iodine supplements (to feed the endocrine glands and promote proper mental, emotional, and intellectual development as well as proper immune system function) and vitamin K2 supplements to ensure that blood levels of calcium are low enough that iodine can be absorbed and to ensure that the pineal gland and other glands or organs in the body do not calcify, children can’t fully recover from this disease.
You see, scientific studies have shown that vitamin K2 works on cellular mitochondria (the battery of cells) to increase the membrane potential of these tiny batteries that keep our cells functioning properly. And like Chlorine Dioxide Solution, when a child with autism takes vitamin K2, their cells release superoxide ions. It takes 2 to 3 days for a vitamin K2 supplement to spur cells to release superoxide ion release, but this is one of the effects that vitamin K2 has on human cells. And then, shortly afterward, like clockwork, these cells release Cytochrome C, the main photoreceptor substance in our cells.
Cytochrome C and Sunlight for Autism
As a photoreceptor substance, Cytochrome C reacts to sunlight as well as to Red Light Therapy. Cytochrome C is associated with the mitochondria and it plays an essential role in the electron transport chain and the Kreb’s Cycle. The Kreb’s Cycle is the cycle through which energy is produced in the form of Adenosine Diphosphate (ADP) and Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) in human cells. If you read our article about calcium and phosphate as soul mates, then you probably recognize that ADP and ATP and the Kreb’s Cycle require phosphate. ADP and ATP release and then take up phosphate ions and each time a phosphate ion is released a packet of energy is released as a part of this transaction too. This packet of energy is what makes us feel alive, alert, and awake. It’s the energy that our bodies use to be healthy and to function normally in the world.
Cytochrome C and phosphate play essential roles in the Kreb’s Cycle. Cytochrome C makes sure that glucose is “burned up” in a controlled way and it captures the packet of energy released by the phosphate transaction between ATP to ADP. Each Cytochrome C molecule is able to carry one electron between two different electron transport complexes on the mitochondria. As such, Cytochrome C is continuously oxidized and then reduced like a money changer at an airport in a foreign country. While phosphate would be a type of currency, Cytochrome C is a savvy currency exchange agent that happens to also like sun exposure because it has the ability to make sunlight into money.
Cytochrome C is a pretty cool biochemical artifact in the human body and it has the ability to transform sunlight into energy in the body. This sunlight-to-energy conversion is roughly equivalent to the sunlight-to-energy conversion that happens in plants doing photosynthesis. Cytochrome C is able to capture photons of light to make this conversion. In physics, light can either be viewed as a waveform or it can be viewed as packets of energy known as photons. Light is both a waveform and it is “packaged” energy. And Cytochrome C is able to convert these photons into energy that our bodies need in order to heal.
Sunlight and Natural Fumaric Acid as a Cure for Autism
So far in this article, we’ve talked about vitamin D (produced in the skin in response to sunlight), and Cytochrome C (a photoreceptor agent in human cells that can convert sunlight into energy that our bodies can use), a molecule that’s produced in response to the presence of superoxide ions (which might come from taking a vitamin K2 supplement or from taking Chlorine Dioxide Solution). And now, we’re going to talk a bit about another energy-producing substance known as fumaric acid that’s also produced in human skin after it’s exposed to sunlight.
Fumaric acid is naturally produced when skin cells are exposed to sunlight, but unless your child happens to drink Fumaria officinalis tea it’s unlikely that he/she would be getting fumaric acid from another source.
Fumaric acid is made in the skin, but it becomes useful in the liver as a vital component of the Kreb’s Cycle and the oxidation and reduction of ADP and ATP. Natural fumaric acid (not the fumaric acid esters that were synthesized and patented by Big Pharma) are powerful natural anti-inflammatory agents in the body. Fumaric acid has specifically been studied in terms of its ability to reduce neuroinflammation, a problem that afflicts all children with autism to a greater or lesser extent. Indeed, Fumaric acid plays a key role as a cure for multiple sclerosis as well as psoriasis, other autoimmune diseases (read more about fumaric acid as a cure for disease here) and other nervous system disorders.
In autism, natural fumaric acid that’s produced in human skin as a result of sun exposure or that’s produced by the plant Fumaria officinalis can be used to reduce neuroinflammation. Indeed, Big Pharma uses Fumaric Acid Esters to reduce neuroinflammation and despite the fact that this unnatural, synthetic form of fumaric acid is toxic to the body, it still works initially to reduce inflammation of the brain (it slowly stops having the intended effect, but patients just lose hope in the medicine never realizing that the natural forms of fumaric acid continue to help over time in the long-term).
Fumaria officinalis which is also known as the Earth Smoke Plant, is an herbal remedy used in several treatment contexts. It is used to treat gallbladder, liver, and kidney problems. Iit is used to treat psoriasis and skin problems (via its effects on the liver and kidneys). It is used to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections (which likely involve colonization of the liver, gallbladder, and kidneys) as well as chronic bronchitis, stroke, and low immunity. So Fumaria officinalis and its traditional uses fit nicely into our discussion about bacteria that colonize the liver / gallbladder / kidneys, iodine and reproductive hormone levels that can cause afflictions like asthma, and immune system dysfunction that likely emanates from an colonized liver / gallbladder / kidneys that are hijacking the autonomic nervous system. Indeed, patients who suffer spinal cord injury can benefit from fumaric acid as a natural way to reduce nervous system inflammation and improve the growth of nerve tissues. Autistic children can certainly benefit from either purposeful exposure to sunlight (without sunscreen), a natural, over-the-counter fumaric acid supplement, or a daily dose of Fumaria officinalis tea.
Neuroinflammation in autism is considered a major issue, so it’s pretty interesting to note that natural fumaric acid that’s produced in human skin in response to sunlight exposure (without sunscreen) can mitigate this problem. This might explain why children with autism tend to respond so positively to being in nature. But you might also find it interesting to know that fumaric acid can also enhance and speed up DNA synthesis in cells to fortify those cells against toxins in the environment (such as organophosphates, bromine, heavy metals and more). If autism is the result of chronic, low-level neuroinflammation or injury as a result of pathogens or toxins in the body, fumaric acid could prove to be extremely beneficial by upregulating DNA synthesis such that cells can withstand these kinds of toxic injuries better.
It’s possible that some children who receive vaccines have more sun exposure than other children and that this simple difference creates special cellular challenges in autistic children as a result of low fumaric acid levels and also as a result of low vitamin D levels. And also as a result of low energy levels due to a lack of photons (energy packets) that Cytochrome C can capture.
Superoxide ions that are released by Chlorine Dioxide Solution likely also trigger the release of Cytochrome C in human cells among its other biochemical functions, but we haven’t yet found research verifying this possibility as a hard fact. So while many parents of autistic children believe that Chlorine Dioxide Solution works by killing pathogens or by detoxing the body of heavy metals or other toxins that are causing the Cell Danger Response described by Dr. Naviaux in his Suramin autism studies, in truth, Chlorine Dioxide might be working through multiple pathways to cure autism. But while Cytochrome C and fumaric acid are related to each other via the sun (Cytochrome C responds to sunlight and captures photon-energy from the sun while fumaric acid is produced in the skin as a result of sunlight exposure), vitamin D is also related to fumaric acid and Cytochrome C because it is also produced in the skin as a result of sun exposure. And like fumaric acid, vitamin D travels to the liver as its first stop on a pathway from an inactive to active form. While vitamin D becomes partially activated in the liver though, fumaric acid involves itself right away in cellular energy production via the Kreb’s Cycle. And we need to remember (just as a quick review) that the Kreb’s Cycle involves phosphates as well as calcium as essential components.
Cytochrome C plays an important role in circadian rhythms, of course, which is logical given its natural interaction with the sun. And we should remember that many children benefit greatly from the use of melatonin to tell the body that it’s nighttime to prevent the child from being in a state of chronic jet lag. Melatonin is a neurohormone produced by the pineal gland. Calcification of the pineal gland can occur as a result of vitamin K2 deficiency. Indeed, iodine deficiency can occur as a result of vitamin K2 deficiency as well. And iodine deficiency can cause immune-system issues as well as severe endocrine system imbalances.
Calcium, of course, is also unlikely to end up in the right place at the right time in terms of the Kreb’s cycle if a child is low on vitamin K2. Calcium without vitamin K2, of course, could end up in the pineal gland, disrupting circadian rhythms and natural melatonin release. It could end up in the pancreas, causing calcification that leads to diabetes and insulin problems. Or it could end up in other brain tissues or digestive system tissues such as the gallbladder to cause problems like “porcelain gallbladder” among other things. And if said child is exposed to organophosphates in the environment as well, the role of healthy phosphates in the Kreb’s Cycle may also be disrupted.
Though there are a number of significant and painful digestive issues that can result from deficiencies or imbalanced levels of vitamin D, vitamin K2, fumaric acid, and Cytochrome C, we haven’t touched on this issue in this article. We’ll deal with the digestive aspects of these deficiencies in another article.
The Autism Vaccine Theory
In this article, we began by presenting the scientifically verifiable idea that children who are in a state of rapid growth are affected negatively by organophosphate exposure. From there, we discussed the fact that Bromine Toxicity is a problem that’s related intimately to organophosphate exposure via the effect of organophosphates on calcium levels in the blood supply. But Bromine Toxicity can be mitigated, to a great extent by supplementing with Lugol’s iodine 2% (12 – 25 mg per day for kids or 5 to 10 drops daily) along with vitamin K2 as a supplement that’s taken with vitamin D. Parents should look closely at multivitamins for their children to ensure that the multi does not contain vitamin D by itself. If it does, don’t use that multivitamin.
Organophosphate exposure seems to be mitigated, at least to some extent based on research to date, on vitamin K2 supplementation.
Vitamin K2 is usually administered with vitamin D3. Vitamin K2 is likely to play the following role in the body for autistic children:
- It decalcifies the pineal gland to make it possible for the body to naturally produce melatonin for circadian rhythm regulation.
- It causes cells to release the superoxide ion, the same reactive oxygen species medicine released by Chlorine Dioxide Solution, which is used by many parents as a natural cure for autism.
- Superoxide ion release then initiates the release of Cytochrome C, which is the main photoreceptor substance found in human cells. In other words, Cytochrome C soaks up sunlight (as long as a child isn’t wearing toxic sunscreens) and then it produces energy from the sun (between ⅓ to ⅔ of the energy we use each day comes from Cytochrome C and its interaction with the sun).
- Vitamin K2 regulates calcium levels in the body to ensure that the calcium goes into the bones instead of into the blood vessels and organ tissues. If too much calcium is in the bloodstream, Lugol’s iodine can’t properly be absorbed which leads to a wide range of symptoms that are roughly similar to organophosphate poisoning as a result of the body’s susceptibility to Bromine Toxicity.
- Vitamin K2 may be able to mitigate the effects of organophosphate exposure by ensuring that calcium is placed in bone tissues instead of being present at unnaturally high levels in the blood and in the organs.
- Vitamin K2 may make it harder for organophosphates to build up inside the body.
But what about vaccines and autism? Many people don’t look for phosphates that are present in vaccines and drugs or bromide that is used as an ingredient in vaccines and other drugs. Both phosphates and bromide are present in most of the vaccines on the market today and both are also ingredients in a number of drugs. Bromide is a component in anesthesia, in fact. Of course, mercury exposure would add to the toxicity of vaccines in autistic kids too, but that’s another discussion for another time. Nonetheless though, these vaccine ingredients bring this discussion full-circle to one of the most commonly cited anecdotal observations that parents of autistic children have made: that their child was fine until they received their childhood vaccines.
How to Administer Iodine, Fumaric Acid, and Vitamin K2 to Children
Vitamin K2 can be administered in several ways. Many parents feel most comfortable administering vitamin K2 in the form of Nattokinase (as a pill). Remember though, if your child has trouble digesting food, you should do enzyme therapy to ensure that he/she can take in the vitamin K2 in the form of Nattokinase or as supplement-drops.
Iodine, on the other hand, should be administered using a protocol to slowly increase the dose over time. Children with Bromine Toxicity will go through a Bromine Detox Reaction. So, start by giving your child the following supporting nutrients for 2 weeks up to 2 months before starting Iodine Therapy. The supporting nutrients will help your child get some of the detoxification out of the way prior to beginning Iodine Therapy. The more severe your child’s symptoms, the longer you should wait (up to 2 months) to begin treatment with Lugol’s Iodine 2%.
Below are the supporting nutrients. Younger/smaller children should take the lower recommended dose. Older/bigger children should take the higher recommended dose:
- Vitamin C – Take 1000 – 3000 mgs/day. After you begin taking the iodine, you should take this supplement 4 to 6 hours AFTER you take the iodine.
- Selenium – 100-150 mcg/day – (assists with detoxification and thyroid secretion) YOU MUST TAKE SELENIUM FOR AT LEAST 2 WEEKS BEFORE BEGINNING IODINE THERAPY. IF YOU HAVE HASHIMOTO’S DISEASE, START TAKING SELENIUM 2 MONTHS BEFORE YOU BEGIN IODINE THERAPY.
- Unrefined salt / Celtic or Himalayan sea salt – ½ tsp/day in ½ c. water followed by 12 oz. of water – the salt binds to bromine and assists in detoxification prior to and during iodine therapy.
- Magnesium – 100-200 mg/day
- Vitamin B2 – 200 mg per day – This nutrient dosage is absolutely essential for anyone with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. It can be extremely beneficial to those without thyroid problems.
- Vitamin B3 – 200 mg per day – This nutrient is also essential for adults and children with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. It is also very beneficial for those without a known thyroid issue.
- Zinc / Copper – 7.5 mg / 1 mg
- Optional – ATP Cofactors – 1 tablet 2 times per day
- Vitamin K2 / D3 – Vitamin K2 is different than vitamin K1. If you don’t eat meat from grass-fed animals, you’re deficient in vitamin K2 and this can contribute significantly to your health problems. Be sure to read here about why you should NEVER take vitamin D without taking vitamin K2 with it. Also read this article about how to remineralize your teeth using vitamin K2 / D3 supplements and non-fluoridated toothpaste. Getting rid of constant exposures to fluoride will help you get through the detoxification process more quickly and restore health on many levels.
- Sea Water Supplement – 1 tsp. per 8 ounces of water for kids
- Amino Acid Supplement – Your liver uses amino acids to build binding agents that will bind to toxins and escort them safely out of the body.
After 2 weeks to 2 months of administering the supportive nutrients above, begin to administer 1 drop of Lugol’s iodine daily. Increase the dose by 1 drop every 3-5 days as long as your child seems to be detoxifying comfortably. A small/young child of 25 pounds or less should take 3-5 drops of Lugol’s iodine 2% daily. Administer the Lugol’s iodine 2% by applying the drop to the skin or put it in water for your child to drink. An older/bigger child of 50 pounds or less should take 10 drops of Lugol’s 2% daily. A child of 75 pounds or less should take15 drops of Lugol’s 2% daily. A child of 100 pounds or more should take 20 drops of Lugol’s iodine daily. Adults over 100 pounds should take 20-25 drops of Lugol’s iodine daily.
Fumaric acid is produced naturally in the skin when the body is exposed to sunlight without a lot of clothing or sunscreen interfering with the exposure. But there are two other sources of fumaric acid that you can give your child.
- Natural, over-the-counter fumaric acid supplements
- Fumaria officinalis tincture
- Fumaria officinalis tea
Administer 10-15 drops of Fumitory / Fumaria officinalis tincture daily to a child.
Administer half of an adult dose of fumaric acid supplements to a child.
Administer 1 cup of Fumaria officinalis tea to a child daily.
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