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Is There a Cure for Autism? Dr. William Walsh Shares How and What We Can Do Today to Positively Impact Autism and Mental Health, Episode 025
Dr. William Walsh discusses the findings of his 30+ years of research, epigenetics and the role methylation has on brain disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, cancer and heart disease.
This episode of Food, Sex & Life for the Modern Woman barely touches the surface of understanding the role of epigenetics and nutrient therapy on our health, but it is a powerful one you won’t want to miss.
Epigenetics is the study, in the field of genetics, of cellular and physiological phenotypic trait variations that are caused by external or environmental factors that switch genes on and off and affect how cells read genes instead of being caused by changes in the DNA sequence. Hence, epigenetic research seeks to describe dynamic alterations in the transcriptional potential of a cell.
Dr. Walsh discusses how toxins, lead and drugs can cause the epigenetics in a pregnant women to go wrong, leading to disorders such as autism. After birth, environmental factors can create the same epigenetics malfunction. Balance the methylation levels through nutrient therapy (the right diet) can set us up for better health, and lower our risk for brain disorders and diseases.
What Are The Effects of Methylation?
Regarding methylation levels, the findings are that:
- about 70% of Americans are have normal methylation levels
- 22% are undermethylated:
- have strong will
- don’t like authority
- tend to have seasonal allergies
- tend to be OCD
- over achievers
- competitive & driven
- type A personality
- higher risk of clinical depression
- high libido…lots of children
- quick to become addicted
- Nearly all great athletes, NBA players, CEOs, successful scientists and doctors are undermethylated
- 8% are overmethylated:
- more social than most
- make wonderful neighbors
- not competitive
- care more for others than themselves
- are prone to extreme anxiety
- post partum depression and psychosis
- low libido
How Can We Help Balance Methylation Levels?
The under and over methylated CAN be helped with methylation regulation.
When women get pregnant and stop smoking, stop drinking, stop taking caffeine and drugs, and start eating healthier…it’s already too late! Epigenetics happens in the first 20 days of gestation. So for women who think they may become pregnant, start those good and healthy habits well before becoming pregnant to increase the baby’s likelihood of being healthy.
In autism, early intervention is key. You MUST identify remedial therapies early on. He has found that great improvements are made in small children, but once they reach about age 16 and older, those improvements are drastically reduced.
We need to learn to normalize brain function without foreign molecules (drugs). In the future, we will see more nutrient therapy for brain diseases.
This is where Dr. William Walsh’s book, Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain, comes in. It’s a book about natural healing for ADHD, autism, behavior disorders, depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s. Take a look at it to learn more. Tell your friends and love ones about it and help us spread the word.
Dr. William Walsh’s Bio:
William J. Walsh, PhD, FACN, president of the non-profit Walsh Research Institute near Chicago (USA), is an internationally recognized expert in the field of nutritional medicine and a key scientist paving the way for nutrient-based psychiatry and nutritional medicine.
Dr. Walsh has researched biomedical details for individuals previously considered as untreatable or insufficiently treatable with modern psychopharmacology. This resulted in designing new therapies using natural substances (vitamins, minerals, and amino acids).
Dr. Walsh developed science-based biochemical treatments for patients with behavioral and learning disorders, autism, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease that are used by doctors throughout the world. Today, he continues to direct his international physician training programs which have resulted in over 300 physicians from 14 countries educated in his non-drug, advanced nutrient therapy protocols.
Dr. Walsh’s 3 Habits for a Healthier Life:
- Avoid sweets and watch carbs
- Happiness. People need to have joy in their lives. Do things that make you happy.
Links and Resources
- Dr. Walsh’s website walshinstitute.org | Resources | Facebook | Twitter | Videos
- Recommended Books:
- Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain. 100% of the sale of the book through Dr. Walsh’s website is used to further the mission of the non-profit Walsh Research Institute.
- Mental and Elemental Nutrients: A Physician’s Guide to Nutrition and Health Care
- Recommended Digital Resource: for tracking steps and sleep: Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, Black