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Overview Autism and vitamin D

Did you know?
  • Autism has seen huge increases around the world in the past few decades
  • There are many proposed reasons for the increase; including
    antibiotics, Roundup, genetics, vaccines, viral infections, heavy metals, see also Wikipedia
  • There are 27 reasons to associate Autism with low vitamin D
  • Children of women who had higher levels of vitamin D have lower risk of autism
          (More Autism info below)

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Is 50ng enough?   How to restore levels quickly  VitaminDWiki interview and transcript - Jan 2022
Books and Videos 230   Diseases that are related via low vitamin D
Reasons for low response to vitamin D   Why are doctors reluctant
Cancer studies include:   Breast 241   Colon 134   Lung 53   Prostate 97   Pancreatic 54   Skin 116
Colds and flu   Dark Skin 455   Diabetes 516   Obesity 397   Pregnancy 838   Seniors 389
COVID-19 treated by Vitamin D - studies, reports, videos

  • FACT: Studies have shown many associations of autism to low Vitamin D
  • FACT: Clinical trial has prevented Autism with Vitamin D during pregnancy
  • FACT: Clinical trial has treated autism in children
  • RECOMMENDATION: Take extra vitamin D when pregnant
    There is a tiny risk in taking vitamin D during pregnancy, but a major risk in not doing so if you already have an autistic child

VitaminDWiki - Autism category contains

Autism category has 146 items

 - see also Overview Autism and vitamin D,  Autoimmune ,   Cognitive,    ADHD
Interesting Autistic studies
Autism associated with low Vitamin D

Autism treated by Vitamin D

Autism reduced by vitamins before and during pregnancy

Autism and Vitamin D Receptor (not enough Vit D to the tissues)
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Autism - other risk factors

Autism and Virus/Vaccines
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Dr. Cannell on Autism and Vitamin D in VitaminDWiki

Autism and Omega-3
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US explosion of Autism

updated from http://autisminnb.blogspot.com/2011/01/autism-speaks-cdc-autism-prevalence.html
chart is adapted from from http://autisminnb.blogspot.com/2011/01/autism-speaks-cdc-autism-prevalence.html
Autism cases in U.S. jump to 1 in 45 Nov 2015 - based on 2014 data
In 2014, it was 75 % boys, 25 % girls.
Autism – 1 in 40 children in the US (as of 2016) – Nov 2018
CDC update: 1 in 88 as of 2008 Reported March 2012
This is a 78 % increase in (2003-2008) for ALL children
110% increase for Hispanics, and 91% increase for black children (2003-2008) (dark skin strongly points to vitamin D)
CDC PDF of 2008 study which was finally published in 2012 is attached to the bottom of this page
Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among US Children and Adolescents, 2014-2016 JAMA 2018
Leveling out? 1.46% (1 in 68) based on survey of parents - has child been diagnosed with Autism
1 child in 68 CDC March 2014
An increase of about 30% from 2008 to 2010, which is also a 120% increase in decade since 2000/2002

Autism prevalence

__Autism prevalence

Autism: mitrocondria, toxins, probably helped by supplements - Mercola Dec 2021

  • "More recent investigations looking at mitochondrial biomarkers and electron transport chain activity suggest mitochondrial abnormalities may be involved in as many as 80% of cases."

 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki

Autism and Dr. Cannell (who is Autistic) at the Vitamin D Council (closed ~2018)

  1. Both have strong inheritance features – Vitamin D about 60%
  2. Both have gotten substantially worse in last 30 years
  3. Vitamin D is known to be involved in brain development
  4. All autistic children are VitD deficient, but not all children who are deficient are autistic: genes are involved
  5. When giving vitamin D to cure children of rickets “mental dullness” decreases as well
  6. Children with genes which give them too much (Williams Syndrome) have to reverse of autism – too sociable
  7. Mothers having lots of fish (and thus more vitamin D) give birth to kids with less autistic symptoms
  8. Both associated with weak bones
  9. Both worse around the age of weaning
  10. Autism is more common in rich families – more likely to apply sun screen and stay indoors
  11. Autism increases with drugs which lower levels of vitamin D
  12. Seizures are common with Autism - Vitamin D has been shown to reduce seizures
  13. Fewer autistic symptoms (such as sleep problems) during summer: when child gets more vitamin D from the sun
  14. Both worse with latitude
  15. Both vary with Ultraviolet light
  16. Both vary with time of year (more birth of autistics in March in Northern hemisphere)
  17. 2X more urban autism – less UVB in urban environments
  18. Both worse with pollution
  19. Both worse with increased clouds and rain
  20. Both worse with closely spaced pregnancies
  21. Autistics have abnormal immune response – similar to that of vitamin D deficiency
  22. Low levels of vitamin D in mother animals reduces brain function in offspring
  23. Vitamin deficient rat pups have similar brain abnormalities to that of human autistic children
  24. Autistic children get less vitamin D in their blood for the same amount of sun exposure
  25. The 4 males/1 female ratio - Note estrogen increases vitamin D in the brain (testosterone does not)
  26. Both worse in African Americans (A-A 2-3 increased autism rate)
  27. Both worse in Dark-skinned immigrants in Europe
  • Study out of China finds correlation between vitamin D status and autism severity Vitamin D Council Oct 2013
    Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in Chinese children with autism spectrum disorders. - Oct 2013
  • Autism and Vitamin D - by John Cannell, MD Life Extension Jan 2014
  • Autism Causes, Prevention and Treatment: Vitamin D Deficiency etc. – Book April 2015
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    • Animal study finds that suggests vitamin D may help prevent and treat autistic symptoms Vitamin D Council Feb 2016
      ". . . "if you want your children to be free of autism, we recommend both mom and dad supplement with 5,000 IU/day of vitamin D for at least 3 months before conception (this dose will also improve both male and female fertility). Then, the pregnant woman should remain on 5,000 IU/day, and perhaps 10,000 IU/day, which is the No Observed Adverse Effects Level (NOAEL) level for vitamin D intake throughout her pregnancy."
      "After the child is born, he or she should supplement with at least 1,000 IU/25 pounds of body weight per day. When the child reaches 125 pounds, he or she should take 5,000 IU/day. If the child shows any signs or symptoms of autism, the dose should be increased to 2,000 IU/per day/per 25 pounds of body weight."

    Vitamin D Council Autism Infographic April 2016

    See also in VitaminDWiki

    Autism and Vitamin D from Google Scholar 20,900 items July 2022

    Autism and Vitamin D on the web


    • Autism on TedTalk March 2014
      good background, nothing about vitamin D, the following chart shows the 200-400 genes associated with different forms of autism


    Is it Time to Give Up on a Single Diagnostic Label for Autism? Scientific American May 2018

    +"That was the ruling by the editors of the authoritative Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in 2013, but it remains controversial" +"All autistic individuals share core features, including social and communication difficulties, unusually narrow interests, a strong need for repetition and, often, sensory issues. Yet these core features vary enormously in how they are manifested, and in how disabling they are." +"There are huge disparities in many areas, such as language development or IQ, and in the presence or absence of co-occurring medical conditions and disabilities"

    HYPOTHESIS Vaccine ==> increased Autism

    The Clear Legal Basis that Vaccines Cause Autism Green Med Info Sept 2018
    Lengthy abstract of book How to End the Autism Epidemic Amazon published Sept 2018,
       #1 Best Seller in Pediatics Sept 19, 2018

    • The Vaccine Act has a 3-year statute of limitation and virtually all Autisitic behavior is not detected until after the 3 year limitation
    • The one case in which Autism did start within the 3-year time limit was conceded by the govt (and the evidence was sealed), but the 5,500 other Autism claims were thrown out

    Table Of Contents

    Clinical Review of Autism and Vitamin D 2012 - excellent

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    Roundup and Autism

    Powerful chart of the increase in Autism and increase in GMO food
    from http://www.examiner.com/article/data-show-correlations-between-increase-neurological-diseases-and-gmos

    Roundup May Be Most Important Factor in Development of Autism . . Mercola June 2013
    Dr. Seneff publications many on interactions of roundup on Autism
    Seneff Nov 2014 Winston Price Conference

    See also VitaminDWiki

    which has many charts of increases of diseases with Glyphosate - which are HIGHLY LIKELY

    Perhaps many Females are autistic - but they have very different symptoms than males

    • Why It’s So Difficult to Diagnose Autism in Girls Slate Oct 2015
      "Some researchers theorize that girls are better than boys at camouflaging their symptoms, particularly during highly structured interactions such as clinic visits. For instance, a colleague of mine described girls with autism as “caricatures” in social interactions. These girls may be motivated to interact, but their behaviors seem exaggerated."
    • The Invisible Women With Autism Atlantic Mag Oct 2015
      Similar article to Slate - very interesting
      Wonder if the perceived ratio of male/female will decrease in the future
    • Vitamin D and Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Literature Review - 2016, 35 pages
       Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki

    Autism appears to be somewhat treated by Omega-3, wonder if it might prevent as well

    Items in both categories Autism and Omega-3 are listed here:

    Half of Autistic children have sleep problems such as insomnia

    Autism and Sleep - What Parents Need to Know - Nov 2019

    • 65% have shorter REM sleep, and many autistic children have sleep apnea
    • Bright light in the morning seems to help - similar to helping people with Seaonal Affective Disorder

    It appears that Autistics supplemented with Vitamin D sleep better
    Items in both categories Autism and Sleep are listed here:

    Many autism symptoms disappear by changing food

    Fever Benefits for Autism in a Food Video and transcript -Dr. Greger March 2021
    Nobel Prize for Medicine for brain ailments went to the “father of fever therapy,”
    When the brain gets too hot it generates heat shock proteins to protect itself
    sulforaphane, the active ingredient in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, and collard greens, activates the heat shock response.
    His 2nd video on Autism and Food points out that four different aspects of Autism are treated by sulforaphane

    • shock proteins are released to boost synaptic transmission,
    • Nrf2 is activated to wipe out the free radicals,
    • mitochondrial function is restored,
    • suppress the inflammation triggered by NF-kappa-beta

    Broccoli Compound Eases Autism Symptoms by Mimicking a Child's Fever HealthLine, 2014?
    "During the 18-week study, between 35 and 60 percent of those taking sulforaphane showed decreases in characteristic autism symptoms like repetitive movements, irritability, hyperactivity, and communication problems. "

    A Randomized Controlled Dietary Trial for Autism June 2021, Dr. Greger
    All had symptoms reduced after a gluten- and casein-free diet for a year

    3X increase in Autism in boys by age 3 if 3 hours of daily screen time before age 1 (less vitamin D) - Feb 2022

    Screen time in first year may raise autism risk at age 3 MDEdge   FREE PDF

    16p11.2 deletion syndrome: gene defect associated with Multiple Sclerosis and low vitamin D - June 2022

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