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Asperger’s Syndrome



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What Is Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s is a disorder that falls under Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  ASD is a neurological disorder characterized by the impairment in the way one communicates, both verbally and non-verbally, handles social interactions, or repetitive behavioral traits.  The term Autism Spectrum refers to the degrees of the disorder which includes Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD-NOS).  Asperger’s is specifically characterized by one’s difficulties in their social interactions and non-verbal communication.

Signs Of Asperger’s Syndrome

There’s no one sign or symptom that indicates Asperger’s.  There has to be multiple recurring symptoms that indicate that the disorder is present.  Even when certain behavioral traits are present it does not always imply that a person is falls under the Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Below are signs and symptoms of Asperger’s, classified by both social and communication complications and behavioral difficulties.

 

Social & Communication Symptoms:

 

  • Preference in being secluded and left alone
  • Shying away from social interaction, failing to develop relationships      
  • Lack of eye contact when speaking
  • Difficulties in speech (use of tone, vague variations in speech)
  • Neglecting other peoples emotions and actions
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Unresponsiveness, both verbally and non-verbally
  • Misinterpretations of people (mistaking emotions like humor or sarcasm for something else)
  • Reoccurring lack of interest
  • Lack of social sales

 

Behavioral & Physical Symptoms:

 

  • Mood swings and/or Temper Tantrums
  • Fixations on particular things
  • Obsessive interest in one thing
  • Strange repetitive or restrictive behavior
  • Repetitive movements
  • Sensitivity to loud noises or bright lights
  • Inflexible on certain things or changes in routines

 

What Causes Asperger’s Syndrome

There’s no real single cause of Asperger’s, however, research has zeroed in on the things that could possibly contribute to the disorders existence.  Although Asperger’s presents mental difficulties it is not a mental illness or disease.  It is not a disorder that is dominant in any particular race, ethnicity or social status; anyone can be affected by the disorder.

 

  • Genetics (certain genes has been identified that are associated with the disorder)
  • Environmental factors (pollutants, chemicals, pesticides, certain foods, etc.)
  • Issues during pregnancy (infections, certain health ailments, abundance of stress, consuming certain foods, smoking & drinking)
  • Brain Shape (certain studies show that irregularities in the shape of the brain could possibly play a role in having the disorder)

 

 

Dherbs Approach...adjusting your diet is always key!

Natural Remedies
  • Adjusting the diet for someone with Asperger’s is ideal.  Raw food diets and eating vegan help provide an array of nutrients, vitamins and minerals that help improve the condition of the brain.  Eliminating foods that are high in sugar, genetically modified, or contain preservatives or additives help those who are affected by Asperger’s.  Foods that contain gluten, casein and sugar should be avoided.  It’s important to know what we consume and how food affects our bodies. 
  • Guidance is always key to helping someone with Asperger’s.  Helping them understand everyday things in life helps condition their mind and their cognitive thinking. Explaining rules, the difference between public and private places, and what behavior is acceptable are great ways to help them learn what’s appropriate and what’s not.  Encouraging social interaction, playing games and reinforcing good behavior helps them feel more confident.
  • Therapy is also a great way to cope conditions of Asperger’s.  There are a variety of therapies that have been linked to taming the behavioral patterns of those who have Asperger’s.  Speech therapy, behavioral specialist, music therapy, occupational therapy or alternative learning methods can all help recondition the behavioral patterns of Asperger’s.

 

Things you should eat
  • Berries (blueberries and raspberries)
  • Avocado
  • Apples
  • Cinnamon
  • Leafy Green Vegetables (Spinach, Kale, Broccoli)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric/Curry
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Flaxseeds
  • Sunflower seeds

 

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