I was able to call in to the algae conference call recently when Dr. John Taylor was the guest. Dr. Taylor is a leading authority on such conditions as ADD/ADHD, Nutrition, Brain Function, and Autism.
I learned that many toxic chemicals are implicated in disorders such as ADD/ADHD and Autism. For ADHD, lead contamination plays a significant role with other metals implicated as well. For Autism, it seems aluminum contamination is a major contributor.
People with Autism should avoid five categories of chemicals:
- Metals, particularly aluminum
- Chemicals ending in -ite and -ate such as found in processed meats
These chemicals abound in our society from pesticides and insecticides, 6,000 food additives and preservatives, soaps, MSG, and artificial sweeteners (aspartame). To remove these chemicals, you must supply the body with three things: enzyme activity, chlorophyll, and sulfur containing amino acids. Properly harvested AFA algae is rich in all three and has been shown to aid in detoxifying these chemicals.
Metals such as aluminum and lead get into the brain and begin destroying brain cells through free radical damage. Sulfur containing amino acids changes these metals into salts and removes them.
You can find more information on www.feingold.org and www.add-plus.com.
By Ellis Hein