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  • Kathy O'Reilley, ND

Detoxification and Autism

In honor of April being National Autism Awareness Month, I wanted to share what detoxification and children on the autism spectrum may have in common. Autism many times include implications for the metabolic system as well as the immune system. Many times, children considered on the autism spectrum, (including, but not limited to ADD/ADHD, sensory processing disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, central auditory processing disorder) are considered "poor detoxifiers" and as such toxins can build up, not only in their guts, but in their brains as well. Children that are considered to be "poor detoxifiers" could benefit from adding some natural, non-invasive detoxification strategies to their weekly routines. The benefits of supporting the detoxification systems of children on the spectrum may include the followings: better sleep, improved frustration tolerance/coping skills around transitions, improved socialization, improved ability to follow thru on directions, improved ability to learn in the classroom due to increased ability to focus. If you are a parent of a child on the spectrum, then this may be for you: Spectrum Recovery will be offering a 4 week on-line program integrating the best of natural health and conventional therapies that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home. This program is aimed at helping curb difficult and/or challenging behaviors within 30 days in the home and beyond. If you're interested, please leave your name and e-mail on our homepage at or e-mail me at and I will contact you with additional details about our upcoming on-line program that will be starting in May.

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