In a short YouTube video below Jackson acts like any other 6-year-old, but it was not always this way. Jackson was diagnosed on the autism spectrum at 22 months old.
His parents decided to take another route. Instead of listening to mainstream medicine, his father found a functional medicine doctor, Dr. Mark Hyman, who worked to address major health issues that Jackson had: gut inflammation, heavy metal toxicity – especially mercury, and nutritional imbalances.
Many people suspect a variety of reasons why autism is occurring.
Can You Identify Heavy Metal Toxicity ?
Two prevalent heavy metals today are mercury and aluminium. Both are toxic.
The symptoms of inorganic mercury poisoning are:
- emotional changes,
- muscle twitching,
- muscle atrophy,
- decreased cognitive functions
The symptoms of organic mercury include
- neurological impairment,
- loss of coordination,
- muscle weakness
The symptoms aluminum toxicity is associated with:
- mood changes,
- muscle weakness,
- delayed growth in children and often mimic symptoms of other diseases.
And what symptoms do children on the autistic spectrum experience?
- developmental delays
- problems expressing their emotions
- speech problems
- behavior problems
- mood swings
- problems or unusual walking
- cognitive issues