Biomedical Treatments for Autism 101: An Introduction to Scientifically Based Medical Treatment Options by Lauren Underwood, PhD

On September 14, 2010, 3:23 pm

Fundamental basic medical sciences (what many can perceive to be pretty complex concepts) will be introduced and explained in way that anyone can understand. Anatomy and cell biology will be explained as they relate to proper function of the gastrointestinal system. Proper immune system function and basic body biochemistry will also be discussed. Then, descriptions of what can go wrong with these systems will be explained, and how these dysfunctions can affect general health and well-being. This educational foundation will help illustrate how and why biomedical treatments for autism, like special diets and/or detoxification as well as other alternative biomedical treatments can enhance "normal" behaviors and reduce negative behaviors simply by alleviating real clinical symptoms that may exist for many of these individuals. Special diets, food allergies, food sensitivities, immune system dysregulation, methylation, intestinal dysbiosis, and nutritional supplementation, as well as complementary and alternative therapies treatments like HBOT and chelation are just some of the topics that will be discussed.

Lauren Underwood, PhD received her PhD in biology from Tulane University. Following graduation, she was awarded an NIH Post-Doctoral Training Grant Fellowship in vision research. She is the parent of a child recovering from autism and a health educator/biomedical consultant for families of autistic children. Dr. Underwood is a Senior Staff Scientist for SSAI, Inc. supporting NASA. She is a Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) IRB board member and has appeared in many peer-reviewed journals.

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