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Episode 4 of BROKEN BRAIN viewing for 24 hours.

brokenbrain.com/04b-adhd/

Are autism and ADHD just names we give to people with a list of similar symptoms? You might be surprised to hear that treating patients with ADHD or on the autism spectrum does not look so different from treating patients who have dementia or other illnesses. In episode four we take a deep dive into ADHD and autism.

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That's a good documentary.

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The rise in children percentage wise with Autism is rising so fast in the US is this because too many vaccines are now given to small babies and children?

I think that there are around 60 given in all that can't be good for the children only the Big Pharmas?

What are the views on this site?

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Hi Bunny, Have you seen John Bergman's videos on You Tube? He's wonderful about statistics and keeps up with research. He taught anatomy for years and knows all about bodily function. The last time he mentioned vaccines which he seems to abhor, the count was 87 shots and I think 16 types. They used to contain mercury but maybe there was pressure to change so now they use aluminum. They have to have an adjutant to force the immune system to act.

I'm sure the drug companies have a lot to do with that.

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Yes they sure do

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Having done an online test I'm now convinced I'm on the spectrum. Women with autism rarely get diagnosed, because we're so much better at masking it.

I see photos of myself avoiding direct eye contact - I didn't know I did that as I'm not shy, but as a young child I would pick my words very carefully to the point of it being excruciating at times. I learned that it's ok to be more vague in conversations as people will pick up on meaning from other things - my Primary school teachers in my final two years were really wise (probably from years of life-experience) and gave me the confidence to be me. I just felt this need of being really precise, or it'd cause inner-conflict!

Autism and ADHD are very likely (I have a hunch) to be autoimmune issues due to Western problems with gut and diet and probably overlap with coeliac disease, pernicious anaemia, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune thyroid issues.

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What a discovery, HLAB! I know someone who has to express all the details and thought it was mainly to hold the audience but I see now it may be due to this need to be precise. I also think a lot of us have ADD

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Oh yes, very easily distracted; compelled to do something other than what actually needs doing. Always a good idea to have a plan or a routine - then it's possible to ignore the distractions ... weekends at home are often exhausting because the routine goes awry. On the other hand, getting out of the house or going away somewhere sunny makes me less bothered about adhering to the rules I set for myself!

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We could be twins! I often say I need a project. Not that disciplined. I did much better when I was working. This series talks a lot about the mitochondria as the power source and is very, very fragile. They've listed supplements like co q 10 and exercise which probably feeds oxygen and blood flow to the brain. I really don't know how much more of that I can do so I hope there may be some more options.

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A few points in this episode were exciting to find that you can rehabilitate mitochondria, treatments and therapies L carnitine, co Q 10. b vitamins and good fats. Mitochondria are a subcellular organelle, a cell within a cell, and really the powerhouse of the cell. Mitochondria generate the body's energy through ATP. These cells are very delicate and your brain needs more than other organs. Dysfunction of the mitochondria causes distress.

They made a point to say that statins are toxic to mitochondria, so is resperidone is toxic and cause inflammation stressors.

Lipids support cell membrane and reduce inflammation so omega 3 and DHA are good supplements. Your brain has its own immune system called microglia.

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I follow Dr Myhill and she promotes the same list of things you've mentioned here. We're definitely onto something...

I've been eating more good fats and b vitamins and think I should add in coQ10 a little more often as I may have a deficiency there, but, on the whole my energy levels are improving (not so much with this murky weather - sunshine really improves my mood).

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That's what I love about these. And we can get the supplements without going through all the red tape of the dreaded prescription. I followed a great doctor online and after his heart attack took 400 mgs. of co q 10 so he obviously believed in it.

Onward and upward, HLAB, and thank you for supporting the series.

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This may seem slightly off subject, but I think it is really interesting - as it's to do with methylation. Katie Compton (cyclocross champion) spoke to uk journalists about her nutrition and it makes for very interesting reading...

uk.businessinsider.com/kati...

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That was interesting. I had forgotten that avoiding folic acid was important. I'm going to be checking that out. I had similar pains and also recommend a sleep number bed which mine sometimes looks like a hammock, ha.

I wonder which test she had. Genetics use saliva and she even got the percentage from a blood test.

You know at first I thought she looked transgender.

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That was interesting. I had forgotten that avoiding folic acid was important. I'm going to be checking that out. I had similar pains and also recommend a sleep number bed which mine sometimes looks like a hammock, ha.

I wonder which test she had. Genetics use saliva and she even got the percentage from a blood test.

You know at first I thought she looked transgender.

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In another article she said that she had thyroid issues as well.

It's certainly become a topic of interest in the cycling world in the US by the looks of things.

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