Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD
Our doctors apply naturopathic and functional medicine principles to improve the lives of our patients with autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. The cause of these disorders have not been fully elucidated by science. Like most other chronic conditions the root cause of autism spectrum disorders and ADHD is undoubtedly multi-factorial. We have noted that if immune over-activation and central nervous system inflammation are addressed the symptoms of these disorders often improve notably. Some of the factors we focus on include: genetics, toxicity, food sensitivities, gluten intolerance, chronic infections, nutrient deficiencies, and gastrointestinal bacterial/fungal/parasitic imbalances. Our doctors have been education on methylation and nutrigenomics by Dr. Ben Lynch,ND. We use nutrients to improve the biochemical functioning of our patients based on genetic testing for SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) and the symptoms of the individual.