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Our genes, inherited from mother and father, determine everything about us – what we look like, how we learn and how our body functions.

Research has shown that many children who develop Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have inherited genes which do not ‘instruct’ the cells how best to neutralise and dispose of potentially-toxic chemicals, such as Aluminium, Mercury and Lead.

There are other fundamental metabolic errors which have affected a child’s development and the important point is that most of these can be overcome by attention to the diet, correction of mineral imbalances and by addressing a number of other issues, including dysbiosis (abnormal colonisation of the intestine by undesirable bacteria and yeasts)

In particular we are interested in how well the child’s body can de-toxify – removing unwanted chemical waste. All metabolic processes generate chemical waste and this has to be removed from the body so that it doesn’t accumulate and cause damage to the cells. Over billions of years we have developed various chemical processes to take care of this waste and for the majority of people these wastes and contaminants cause no problem.

Every day of our lives we produce waste and are exposed to contamination – from water, soil even the air we breathe. If we are less able to get rid of these, then they can gradually build up inside our bodies and eventually reach a level where they can interfere with normal cell development.