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Thursday, 5 July 2012

The Lyme-Autism Connection

1 out of 150 children are diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Many of these children have also been diagnosed with Lyme Disease/borrelia related complex,  but most remain undiagnosed.  It is estimated that up to 90% of children with autism may be also infected with Lyme Disease/Borrelia however, since testing is difficult, current research shows that 20-30% of these children harbor this bacteria.  This number would represent over 150,000 children in the United States alone.  Most of these children have never even been bitten by a tick.  Parents have no idea how their child would have contracted this bacteria.

However, it is important to note that borrelia is not the only infection that autistic children have.  Many children also have Mycoplasma, Herpes, Chlamydia, Babesia, Bartonella and many more.  

In addition, this is a family disease.   We intend to educate parents on their own health and how this is not just "autism" we are looking at, we are looking at a multi-faceted disorder which affects both the young, the old and all of us in-between.  Although our goal started out to look at just Lyme disease and autism...we have evolved to include other such infections, therefore looking at an infection based cause to autism.

The goal of this organization is to provide education, awareness and research into an infectious based cause of autism.  Yes..Lyme/borrelia is our PRIME suspect, but we realize that this is multiple infections happening on a disabled immune system and these infections can be triggered by many factors including but not limited to vaccines, chemicals/pesticides, electromagnetic frequency and a whole host of environmental factors.   When we consider all options, only then will our kids be able to begin improving.
 http://www.lymeinducedautism.com/lymeautismconnection.html