Impact Of Food Chemicals On Behavior Of Autistic Children – Coursework Example

Response to the Post on Autism In analyzing the two articles on the correlation of mercury ad environmental agents on autism, the writer of the post make an incredible job. Notably, in the first article on macro epigenetic approach and autism prevalence I United States. In this post, three things are incredibly illustrated, firstly the nutritional deficiencies like zinc has been caused to reduce the ability of the body to detoxify toxins such as mercury. After identifying those mercury toxicities from thimerosal and impaired detoxification among autistic children, she makes a convincing preventive measure by avoidance of this heavy metal exposure.
Secondly, the post clearly illustrates that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in United States is quite high than Italy because of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HCFS). HCFS is a food additive that has been implicated to be having mercury (Dufault 67). Besides the writer identifies an important observation from the article that links some food sources such as fish, coal-fired power plants as important sources of mercury contamination. In her post, she makes an important observation that mercury impairs neurological development, reduces children level of activity as seen in autistic children. In the second analysis of the review, the writer makes an accomplished post that brings in nutritional and environmental preventive measures of autism.
Like the previous analysis, the most links poor brain development to nutritional deficiencies, zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6 are identified as important elements that reduce autism characteristics; they improve activity an attention in autistic children. There is quite convincing body of evidence that support the post from the literature it borrows the information. For instance, the assertion that zinc, magnesium ad Vitamin B6 supplements have shown higher efficiency in treating autism has been widely researched and concluded (Curtis 34). The post depicts the analyst as an expert; she does an excellent scholarly analysis in showing that there is insufficient literature in showing ASD and ADHD pathogenesis and treatment.
Works Cited
Curtis, Luke T., and Kalpana Patel. "Nutritional and Environmental Approaches to Preventing and Treating Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Review." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2008): n. pages. Print.
Dufault, R., W. Lukiw, J. Crider, and R. Schnoll. "A macroepigenetic approach to identify factors responsible for the autism epidemic in the United States." Clinical Epigenetics, 4.11186 (2012): n. pag. Print.