Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) represent a group of conditions that are characterized by individuals with neurodevelopment disorders, as classified by the American Psychiatric Association. ASD includes Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and other pervasive developmental disorders. Generally these disorders begin in childhood and are degenerative. They are considered by the current medical establishment to be without remission and without specific cause. Although there are some cases of normalization of symptoms, in other cases regression may occur.
Brucellosis is a highly contagious disease found worldwide. It is also known as Malta Fever, Gibraltar Fever, Mediterranean Fever, Bang’s Disease and many others. The names frequently came from the areas where it was identified as a pathogenic disease and in relationship to people that first were found to have the symptoms or people that attempted to treat them. The correlation between the cause and symptoms was first made by David Bruce, where it derives its current name. Strains of the Brucella bacteria are found in various domestic animals including cattle, pigs, goats and
Sjögren’s Syndrome is a disease of specific excretory glands, generally the salivary and lacrimal glands. These glands are responsible for the production of saliva and tears. It manifests itself as a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by the symptoms of dry mouth and dry eyes. Basically the white blood cells infiltrate these exocrine glands resulting in inflammation. The inflammatory process causes damage to the glands and they can cease to function (1).
Cancer has become a pandemic in developing countries. In the USA one in three women (1 out of 3) and one in two men (1 out of 2) will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Yet in 1900, barely a century ago, only one in thirty-three (1 out of 33) were diagnosed with cancer! Sadly, individuals finding themselves (or friends or family) facing cancer seldom know about or understand the various options that may be available to avoid or survive cancer, and to live a long and healthy life without cancer.
Many neurological and Psychiatric disorders are difficult to diagnose and treat without the use of extensive therapy or somewhat invasive drugs (with their potential side effects). However, low levels of glutathione have been associated with many neurodegenerative disorders, including many psychiatric disorders(1)(2)(3)(4)5(5)(6). While glutathione itself does not cross the blood-brain barrier, the precursors can and do cross it(2). Synthetic forms of one of the precursors
What is Oxidative Stress in our body? Oxidative stress is caused by the presence of any of a number of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which the cell is unable to counterbalance. These reactive oxygen species are toxic to the body(2).The result is damage to one or more biomolecules including DNA, RNA, proteins and lipids. Oxidative stress has been implicated in the natural aging process as well as a variety of disease states.