Understanding how neurological and behavioral activity become imbalanced in those with the increasingly common diagnoses of ADHD and autism is something that has spurred much debate. Despite past official denials of the link between vaccines and autism, such as in the case of Dr. Andrew Wakefield in England, there is increasing documentation of a genuine relationship and official cover-up of this reality. Thus, many people are seeking assistance from alternative medicine to address the health of those with ADHD or autistic spectrum disorders.
Medical Medium Anthony William says that there is a fairly simple explanation that accounts for the strengths and weaknesses observed with these children. William, a best-selling author, reports that these conditions are triggered by varying degrees of toxic heavy metal deposits occurring in the cerebral midline canal, the area between the left and right cerebral hemispheres of the brain. Anthony says that this canal “forms a metaphysical, energetic connection between the two cerebral hemispheres and allows information to be exchanged between them.” According to Anthony William, children have a very open midline canal which allows them to both communicate with other people and the spiritual realm. When the canal is congested with heavy metals they block the transmissions between the hemispheres. As a result, says Anthony, adaptations set in and the child unconsciously begins accessing areas of the brain that wouldn’t otherwise be used. Thus, despite having difficulty focusing on assigned tasks or handling sensory stimuli and emotional stress, these children may be highly intuitive, creative, and able to perceive things that other people would fail to notice. In order to effectively address the downsides of ADHD and autism it is pointed out that diet and nutrition is important, as this can help detox the heavy metals and allow for more balanced brain activity. Anthony William, in his book Medical Medium, makes recommendations for herbal and nutritional supplements that can help expedite the healing process.
Brain Balance Centers actually implement a program that treats ADHD by fostering more balanced use of the brain via activities and exercises. Clinical trials using their non-drug 12-week program found that 81% of participants no longer exhibited behavior meeting criteria for the ADHD diagnosis. Academic performance skills also showed remarkable improvement. Thus, it appears that the way the brain is exercised can also help foster repair or compensation for the impaired brain region. There are Brain Balance Center locations all over the country, including one on Bird Road in Miami, Florida.
Avoiding further heavy metal exposure would also be critical, which can be challenging in our modern society. Foods may be contaminated with heavy metals, air and water can also be sources of those elements. Industrial pollution, vaccines, dental fillings, and other environmental sources can expose people to excess mercury. Aluminum is the other most common metal contaminant that gets deposited in the midline of the brain. There are multiple factors that may help explain why some people have the metals lodge in that area and others don’t. Some people have strong detoxification functioning that quickly removes excess metals from the body following exposure. For those who don’t, the metals could be carried to different areas of the body. When the immune system is suppressed and unable to clear out infectious agents, the body could use heavy metals to neutralize the pathogens, due to the antiseptic properties of these metals. This could explain the connection to vaccines, as these inject viral materials directly into the body while fostering an abnormal, limited immune response. If a virus reaches the brain and ordinary immune response mechanisms fail then the body may use the injected metal preservatives (and other metal already present in the body) as an emergency defense to target the virus, leaving the metal residue in the brain where it fosters neurological impairment.
Using research conducted from 1989 thru 2008 for reference, a team of 13 researchers carried out a study of the connection between toxic metal burden, glutathione levels, and autism in children aged 3 to 8 years. The title of the study is “The Severity of Autism Is Associated With Toxic Metal Body Burden and Red Blood Cell Glutathione Levels.” This was published in the Journal of Toxicology. Glutathione is a compound that is essential for detoxification of heavy metals. As reported in the abstract: “This study investigated the relationship of children’s autism symptoms with their toxic metal body burden and red blood cell (RBC) glutathione levels. In children ages 3-8 years, the severity of autism was assessed using four tools: ADOS, PDD-BI, ATEC, and SAS. Toxic metal body burden was assessed by measuring urinary excretion of toxic metals, both before and after oral dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA). Multiple positive correlations were found between the severity of autism and the urinary excretion of toxic metals. Variations in the severity of autism measurements could be explained, in part, by regression analyses of urinary excretion of toxic metals before and after DMSA and the level of RBC glutathione (adjusted R2 of 0.22-0.45, p<0.005 in all cases). This study demonstrates a significant positive association between the severity of autism and the relative body burden of toxic metals.”
Here in the reported study, we have the issue of the heavy metal toxicity being assessed by giving the chelating agent DMSA to the subjects to help pull it out of the body so it would appear in the urine. Ordinary medical testing would not be able to discern the presence of heavy metal toxicity since it is lodged in the brain midline (or other organs or tissues) where it can’t be measured. Hair sample analysis has also been used to check for metal toxins, however in the case of those with impaired detoxification the levels may be abnormally low rather than high, since the metals are being retained in the body rather than excreted in the hair or urine.
For anyone dealing with these difficulties or helping a child overcome the challenges of these conditions it may be helpful to consider this information and begin to work on clearing out the heavy metals and exercising the brain to use both hemispheres so that the individual can function in a more balanced way. The sooner this is done the better the chances are of reversing the impairments. Anthony William reports that as we reach adulthood it becomes harder to pull the metals out of the midline canal. Anyone seeking more information on these topics may wish to contact qualified healthcare providers who use these approaches.