What is Autism?
Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that involves abnormal development and function of the brain. People with autism show decreased social communication skills and restricted or repetitive patterns of behaviors or interests. Autism affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys.
What is a food hypersensitivity test?
Food hypersensitivity test “ImuPro” is an extensive IgG mediated food allergy laboratory test. Patient’s blood is analyzed for the presence of specific IgG antibodies to particular foodstuffs.If high levels of these antibodies to specific foods are present this might indicate that these foods may cause a chronic inflammation when they are consumed.
“What is taken up from the gut can have profound effects on behavior”
Signs of Autism:
- Avoid eye contact
- Trouble engaging with others
- Difficulty in using toys appropriately
- Delay in speaking
- Seizures disorders and difficulty in sleeping
- Unusual reactions to the way things sound, smell, taste or feel.
- No fear of danger
How can food hypersensitivity test “ImuPro” help manage autism?
Foods and nutrients can impact the symptoms of autism. Autism is a whole-body disorder and the gut-brain connection is an important area for parents to understand. The foods and substances that children eat directly impact what happens in their brain.
The road to autism recovery begins with diet. That is, choosing foods to add and remove from their diet is the first step to improving the health and well-being of children with autism.
Recent studies have shown that IgG against casein and gluten can pass by the blood-brain barrier and cause deleterious effects in the brain, by increasing locally the inflammatory reaction and by binding directly to certain parts of the brain.
Food hypersensitivity test “ImuPro” can offer a door opener for the testing of IgG to food in autism, thus being able to detect reactions to the main foods that may be considered as triggers for inflammation in autism.
“By adding personalized diet, avoiding these pro-inflammatory foods, supplementation and nutrition to your autism paediatrician’s treatment plan; your child will have the opportunity to have better sleep and cognitive ability, less pain and rashes, better digestion, and improvement in various behaviors.”