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Posted on: Sun, 07/01/2007 - 10:59pm
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I don't think theres any link between autism and food allergies. Some kids have both. Some have one. Some have none.
But I find the current case in court (?) VERY interesting IRT vaccines and autism.
I don't THINK had an issue with either of them, but I know personally, some parents who have autistic kids who went downhill REAL fast at 15 mths post MMR vaccine.
Right, wrong, or indifferent, I dont know. But Im looking forward to a conclusion on the case.
Jason
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Posted on: Thu, 07/05/2007 - 2:37am
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This isn't about a link between autism and PA, but rather a possible link between another immune-related disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and FA. My 4 yr. old was recently diagnosed with "inflammatory bowel disease consistent with ulcerative colitis". They wouldn't definitively diagnose it as ulcerative colitis because often in young children, the diagnosis can change to Crohn's disease later on. We do have two people in my family with an IBD, but neither I nor my husband have it. It's thought to be an autoimmune-like disease in which some substance or infectious agent is thought to initiate an inflammatory response that the person's immune system cannot regulate (a failure of the Treg response, similar to the theory behind food allergy development).
Anyway, I asked among my local FA support group, and learned of two other families in my area with a child with both FA and an IBD. That may not be significant, but I thought I'd mention it here.
BTW, my child really started to show signs of an intestinal problem around the age of 2-3, when she started having occasional mucusy bowel movements, or just passing mucus by itself. It wasn't until the persistent appearance of blood that our ped. decided to refer us to a GI doctor. If your child starts having a lot of mucus or blood in the stool, please get it checked out early on.

Posted on: Thu, 07/05/2007 - 2:43am
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Quote:Originally posted by Stephie's Mom:
[b]This isn't about a link between autism and PA, but rather a possible link between another immune-related disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and FA. [/b]
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum3/HTML/001210.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum3/HTML/001210.html[/url]

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 5:55am
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There is a book by Kenneth Bock and Cameron Stauth which links autism, allergies, asthma, and ADHD. The authors refer to them as the "4-A disorders". Here is a link to the book.
[url="http://www.4ahealing.com/booklanding.html"]http://www.4ahealing.com/booklanding.html[/url]

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 8:55am
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Quote:Originally posted by stella:
[b]There is a book by Kenneth Bock and Cameron Stauth which links autism, allergies, asthma, and ADHD. The authors refer to them as the "4-A disorders". Here is a link to the book.
[url="http://www.4ahealing.com/booklanding.html"]http://www.4ahealing.com/booklanding.html[/url] [/b]
Personally? I'm not buying into the "sudden increase", but rather, sudden identification of certain types of "autism". My father was on the spectrum, my uncle, my aunt, several cousins. My father was born in 1917. My hubby's family has numerous individuals on the "spectrum" as well. Two of my children have been identified, and apples don't fall far from the tree. (In this case, two trees. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ) It's nothing "new" or "sudden" as far as *our* families are concerned. My father wasn't "cured". He didn't need to be. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] I could think of a lot of people not on the spectrum, however, who do. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
Both my sons had initial global delays, but are progressing and [i]surpassing[/i] their peers. Neither had any "cure". But then again, we never viewed either of them as [i]needing one[/i].
Everyone likes a good back scratching now and then, but do I don't really feel I need to think of it as [i]therapeutic[/i]. Even animals are allowed that much.
Gotta wonder about some of the "detoxifying" techniques tho....my father got blood transfusions ever 4 to 6 weeks for a bleeding condition. He walked around with new blood half the time anyway. (Gotta smile knowing he'd be laughing his you know what off at that and smiling so wide his gold molar would show. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img])
No advice intended, what would I know?

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 7:19pm
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A connection? I never see one.
But I know theres always talk of kids with autism on 'special diets' that COULD mimic FA diets.
So we're all in the same boat...
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Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 9:21pm
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I am a one on one with Autistic children. I always have to go right home and change because the only food they eat is PB. I know they have no food allergies in the home. We often do talk about Christophers allergy and they say they are glad they don't have it to deal with. They have enough just with the autism to deal with.
Claire

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 10:35pm
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I too think there is a link between other autoimmune disorders and PA. My oldest child has a form of arthritis and was diagnosed when she was just 5, my middle son had an immune deficiency when he was 3-5. None of his vaccines worked...we had to do them again because his body did not make antibodies correctly. He also has a significant language disorder that the neuropsychologist said might have developed because his immune system was not working correctly. Now child 3 is the one with PA.
I also have a nephew who is non-communicatible autistic. He is now 6 and every effort has been made to help him without much success.
We also have many other autoimmune disorders...lupus, connective tissue disorders...further along the bloodlines.
I have always thought that the PA was connected to the rest of the disorders. I don't, however, know if much research has been done on the subject.
Donna

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 10:47pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Claire:
[b]I am a one on one with Autistic children. I always have to go right home and change because the only food they eat is PB. I know they have no food allergies in the home. [/b]
this is a stereotype and a sweeping generalization. Neither of my children on the autism spectrum eat pb. or peanuts in any form. They are allergic to it. My oldest son's "one to one" aide knows this.
Quote:[b]We often do talk about Christophers allergy and they say they are glad they don't have it to deal with. They have enough just with the autism to deal with.
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another stereotype and sweeping generalization. People frequently tell me how lucky we are as a family. Personally? I think we have less baggage than most families. People have told me they covet my family. Go Figure. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I mean, I have to ask: what are people trying to convince themselves of? Guess it might be a matter of perspective, but hey, I'm in the choir. But I've heard it's not as terrible as I might think to be "normal". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 03/16/2006 - 7:28am
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Interesting topic, people talk about a link between autism and immune system conditions. Some autistic kids are PA and some are not. Some benefit from special gluten free casein free diets, some do not. Lots of unanswered questions in this puzzle. Lots.
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