As part of its Healthy Tuesdays series, Maison Beljanski hosted a special event dedicated to Autism. The Healthy Tuesdays series is all about empowering people with cutting edge, as well as practical information, about various aspects of Integrative Medicine. The autism event did not fail to deliver, with two great speakers, Dr. Robert Melillo and Dr. John Hall presenting different, but complimentary approaches to autism.
Just as we have seen the number of cancer cases growing alarmingly around the word, we are seeing the epidemic of autism increase. Today just in the USA alone, one out of 68 children is diagnosed with autism. The key symptoms of the disease are language issues (25% of kids with autism are non-verbal), tendency to aggression and hyperactivity, gut health imbalance, and sleep disorders.
Dr. Robert Melillo
Dr. Melillo, an expert in the field of functional neurology, with a master’s degree in neuroscience and clinical rehabilitation neuropsychology, gives a primer on epigenetics and the importance of environmental factors in the onset of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to Dr. Melillo, autism results from a functional dis-connectivity and immature development of certain areas of the brain, inducing a weak functional connectivity between the two hemispheres of the brain. Fortunately, these imbalances can be assessed and corrected through exercises and an elimination diet aimed at reducing the inflammation of the gut. It gives parents hope that lifestyle changes can improve their affected children. As Dr. Melillo explains in his book, Disconnected Kids, OCD/ADHD/Autism/Dyslexia syndromes occur when “areas in the brain, especially the two hemispheres of the brain, are not electrically balanced, or synchronized.”
The Center on Park, located in New York, NY, provides intensive treatment and support to people with all sorts of psychiatric disabilities.
Dr. John Hall
Dr. Hall is the Director of Research at The Beljanski Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to researching natural solutions to help fight cancer and other chronic diseases linked to a loss of immunity. Dr. Hall presented early promising results of administration of a special preparation of bacterial RNA fragments to children with ASD. At least two doctors in Europe have already reported marked improvement of their autistic patients with this nutritional approach. Those specific RNA fragments have already shown the ability, in a clinical trial conducted at Cancer treatment Centers of America*, to safely stimulate the formation of white blood cells and platelets in patients at the verge of thrombocytopenia, a common side effect of harsh chemotherapy. As chemotherapy induces a loss of the lining of the intestine, patients lose their ability to produce a decent number of platelets, the blood cells that help with clotting, explained Dr Hall. However, when taking this bacterial RNA fragments, they maintain the ability to produce those immunity cells. Based on early reports, the adjunct of those specific bacterial RNA fragments to autistic children’s diet seem to safely and successfully improve their immune systems and their brain function.
The Beljanski Foundation is looking to fund additional research for Autism.
*Dose Escalation Study of an Antithrombocytopenic Agent in Patients with Chemotherapy Induced Thrombocytopenia
Robert D Levin, MaryAnn Daehler, James F Grutsch, John L Hall, Digant Gupta, Christopher G Lis. Levin
Bio Med Central BMC Cancer 10:565 – 2010.
Below are a few images from the Healthy Tuesdays event! The next Healthy Tuesdays will be on August 27th and dedicate to Keeping Your Skin Healthy. We hope to see you there!
Adrienne Murphy and Theresa DeMarco
Carole Weaver and Dr. John Hall
Sylvie Beljanski and Dr. Robert Melillo
Dr. Robert Melillo
Dr. John Hall
Dr. John Hall and Dr. Robert Melillo
Theresa DeMarco and Jeanne Stafford