This guest blog, written by Nicole Wallace, shares information about autism as a complex medical issue as viewed by the Stop Calling It Autism! (SCIA) organization. SCIA believes that children with ASD can recover and offer a treatment protocol for parents and doctors to utilize!
STOP CALLING IT AUTISM
By Nicole Wallace
Autism is diagnosed based on a set of symptoms. It is considered a mental illness caused by moms being too fat, dads being too old, both parents being geeks, having kids too close together, living too close to a freeway, or watching too much TV. At least that what you'd assume if you read the latest studies. There is no blood test to determine if a child has autism. The Stop Calling It Autism! (SCIA) organization wants to change the way the public and doctors look at autism.
The Stop Calling It Autism! (SCIA) organization was created to raise awareness and to build a medical disease registry documenting chronic infections, microglial activation and neuroinflammation in children with autism. SCIA is a nonprofit organization that is teaming up with researchers, doctors, and parents to gather and share information.
SCIA's founder, Juan Rodriguez, is the parent of a healthy, happy, thriving little boy who at one time had autism. His son is now considered recovered from his medical illness. Juan has worked tirelessly to create this foundation and to change the view of autism so other parents can heal their children too.
SCIA believes that children with autism suffer from an ongoing inflammatory process of the brain. Microglia cells are the main defense in the brain. They are constantly on the move looking for invading pathogens. They initiate the inflammatory response to the immune system when a virus or bacteria is present. Then the impaired immune system increases susceptibility to infections such as viruses, bacteria, lyme and candida. It is the dysfunction of the microglia locked in a chronic inflammation that may explain the symptoms of autism.
In 2010, The Nobel Prize Winner geneticist Dr. Mario Capecchi published a study in which he found a cause-and-effect link between the immune system, specifically the microglial cells and mental illness.
The treatment plan for children following Stop Calling It Autism! protocol includes probiotics and NSAIDS, anti-virals, and immune system modulation supplements. Dr. Kurt Woeller recently conducted a webinar called Brain Inflammation, Microglia Activation, and Autism in which he explained what is happening in the brains of autistic children but also how using the Stop Calling It Autism protocol can help. You can order his powerpoint slide presentation HERE.
SCIA Medical Treatment Protocol General Edition
Doctors can obtain the physician's edition of the SCIA Medical Treatment Protocol by following the instructions on THIS PAGE.
Nicole Wallace is a wife and mother of two children, one with ASD.