The naturally occurring substance, sulforaphane, has a powerful and clinically significant effect on autistic behavior. Iloccore-B, at a therapeutically significant dose, has a positive impact on several pathways that affect children with autism. And it only cost about 5 cents per day!
There is a 20 week randomized placebo controlled trial investigating the effects of sulforaphane on autistic behavior. The children in the treatment group showed significant improvement in Autism Behavior Checklist and Social Responsiveness Scale.
The sulforaphane group had a significant improvement in all measured areas. The effect was not permanent and the participants symptoms returned.
OK, it is not a drug. Look at the word backwards. Yes, broccoli (specifically broccoli sprouts).
It is only beneficial from a wholefood source. Supplements do not seem to produce a noticeable effect.
There is no known cure for autism. However, broccoli sprouts are just one of many interventions that can potentially help people living with autism. Broccoli (in the right amount and prepared properly) is only one potential tool.
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Singh K, Connors SL, Macklin EA, Smith KD, Fahey JW, Talalay P, Zimmerman AW. Sulforaphane treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Oct 28;111(43):15550-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1416940111. Epub 2014 Oct 13. PMID: 25313065; PMCID: PMC4217462.
Naturopathic Physical Medicine has a lot to offer when it comes to musculoskeletal problems. One tool is Dry Needling. Very thin acupuncture needles are used at trigger points (tight bands of muscles). This technique facilitates the relaxation both within the muscle itself and at the neuromuscular junction. This results in the muscle fibers relaxing. The process also pulls on the surrounding fascia and connective tissue stimulating the activity of fibroblast (cells that help build connective tissue).
Many people notice improvements in the first or second session. Dry needling combined with other physical medicine techniques such as spinal manipulation, muscle energy stretching, and therapeutic exercise can decrease pain and speed up the healing process.
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