Posted by: myautisticmuslimchild | August 17, 2010

Four Major Conditions Found in Every Autistic Child

I am part of this wonderful parent group, where we exchange ideas, strategies, concerns about our autistic children. Someone just sent me this article and I wanted to share with you all.

1. Toxin Overload

An overload of toxins that the immune system is not able to get rid of disrupts normal brain function. This eventually initiates an autoimmune response where the immune system attacks the brain and nerve cells as it tries the best it can to get rid of the toxins.

2. Energy Deficient Brain Cells

The mitochondria are the energy producing section of your cells. When they are damaged by the toxic overload in the brain cells and are not able to produce energy to fuel the cell, the cell dies. An autistic child has many dead or poorly functioning brain cells because of poor protein digestion and because of the toxic overload.

Fortunately, the brain can be fed, and these poorly functioning cells can be detoxified so their mitochondria are healed. And they have the capacity to take over functions the dead cells were to have done.

3. Worn Out Immune System

Autistic children suffer from immune system deregulation, which is the autoimmune response mentioned previously. It means that their immune systems do not respond normally. What happens is the overload of viruses or bacteria wears out the side of the immune system that is supposed to kill these pathogens. It becomes weak and worn out and can’t get rid of them. So the inflammatory side of the immune system tries to take over. Unfortunately, this side is not supposed to kill pathogens, and does a poor job of it. This causes chronic inflammation which destroys or injures the infected myelin sheath.

Immune system deregulation is also very apparent in the gastrointestinal health of children with autism. Most suffer from symptoms ranging from diarrhea, gas, and bloating to intestinal lesions and inflammation of their gastrointestinal system. (This was mainly caused by the Candida yeast overgrowth.)

4. Damaged Myelin Sheath and Exposed Nerves

The myelin sheath is an insulator which protects our nerves from electrical impulses while simultaneously causing those impulses to travel faster. When the myelin sheath surrounding and protecting the nerves becomes damaged by the viruses introduced into the body by vaccinations, or by the Lyme disease bacteria if a child has been exposed to that, two things happen…

1) The nerves are damaged by the viruses and bacteria, and

2) further damage is inflicted on the myelin sheath by the autoimmune response that develops as the immune system unsuccessfully tries to attack the bacteria or viruses.

So what is the consequence of nerve damage and a damaged myelin sheath?


On a scale of 1 to 10, the pain level in a severely autistic child is a 9. The spinning, the head beating, the repetitive motion, is all an unconscious attempt by the child to overload their sensory system so much that it shuts down and dulls the pain.

It is a sad reality, not seen by all, autism is all too preventable if toxic exposure is reduced. Look at the low level of autism among Amish children who do not get vaccinated and who have less toxic exposure including cell phone exposure which some health professionals feel may now be driving the development of autism spectrum disorders. Doctors, autism workers, and parents who say there is nothing to be done, that autism spectrum disorders are genetic or caused by God, or whatever people say to cope with autism, are doing their child a grave disservice. Something can-and must-be done to reverse or at least greatly improve autism spectrum disorders – to stop the pain.


  1. I don’t mean to disappoint you, but none of this has been supported by scientific research. It is possible tht some of these characteristics are present in some autistics (esp. those with genetic syndromes), but it is not true that all four are present in all autistics. Thanks for calling attention to the issue of pain in autism though.

    • Thank you for your comment. I always like to see all the angles in every situation.

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  4. I hadn’t heard of these factors being present in all autistic children until I saw this article. There are tons of parallels between what the article describes and the damage caused by CFS and Lyme Disease as I know from personal experience. I definitely have nervous system damage, gastrointestinal problems and a lot of ‘normal’ chemicals like air fresheners and perfumes are toxic to me and make me feel like I’m being poisoned. Mitochondria damage is a huge factor in CFS and women who suffer from it are statistically much more likely to have kids with Autism than the general population- I think that’s also true of Lyme Disease.

    Alhamdullilah I count myself very lucky that I haven’t encountered severe pain as a symptom myself, but in my case, the nerve damage is more to do with poor movement and poor mobility, more like what you’d expect to see in MS.

    Ramadan mubarak. Actually speaking of Ramadan, I don’t know how old your son is, but does he have any concept of Islam or Ramadan?


    • my son just turned 7 this past weekend. he doesn’t really have a concept of Ramadan. he just now learning to pray, and I am hoping later on he will have more understanding about his religion inshaallah.

  5. Assalamu Alakium,
    My son is just 8 and learning how to pray Alhamdulelia. Ramadan is too big a concept for him yet to understand. He just learned how to say Ameen and says it big and loud during prayer. We keep working on it every day and never underestimate what this boys actually knows. He will astound you every day. Only Allah(swt) knows what he is thinking. He has been putting his hands up like making dua for a few years. This was my cue to teach him to pray.

    • wswrwb, I am so happy to see that you have a positive outlook. My only wish that others would adopt this kind of attitude. …Allah is the best of planner. I agree, they know more than we think. One day I was making Amin repeat the dua Moses use to say to Allah about his speech. After the first two words he said the entire dua on his own. I was in a state of disbelief, happiness, crying. All emotions ran together. Keep up the good work sister , and good luck. May the rest of your Ramadan be more blessed, may Allah accept your fasting and answer your duas..ameen

      • I am the only Muslim that I know with a child with a disability. I have no idea what I am doing with his Islam except that I think he should learn as much as he can at all times. Ibrahim loves to learn and feels good to do the same things as the big people, so I teach him. I had once read a story about an autistic girl who at 16 started speaking and in full sentences. They asked her “Why didn’t you speak in all these years?” she replied “Because I was not ready.” She was happy with her father however because he kept working with her and never treated her as if she didn’t understand. I take many lessons from people who come before me. The other is from a mother of a grown up Muslim man. She told me not to spoil him and give him the same punishments as you would any other child. Now I do consider if he truly doesn’t understand but he will get scolded the same if he messes up. I found he is better behaved and listens carefully, especially for keeping him safe. Thank-you for sharing. This really helps all of us. Remember these are the last ten days of Ramadan. May Allah(swt) accept all our prayers and fasts Ameen
        Salaam, Sister Linda
        Pensacola Florida

  6. Asalaam aleikum Linda

    I am so glad that you joined our group here. The reason I started the blog because I seen many muslim families with autistic kids, and I had seen confusion, denial and abuse in every form. I decided to start something that might be some help.Also this way we can create an online parent forum that could possible give support for all of us, where we can compare notes what helped for me and what didn’t work. So I do ask you to please be active and share your experiences with us, your concerns and anything you may want to contribute.
    AS for my son who is autistic and 7 years ol, I take the Islamic teaching slow but steady. Remember, for them the pen is lifted, but it doesn’t mean we do not want them to learn anything they can. MY philosophy is ” if you put a limitation on a child, that is only he/she can achieve. If you allow them to explore and learn , and experiment… the sky is the limit. My son had surprised me in so many ways, and I am thankful to GOD for all the blessings.
    I do believe that you need to treat them the same ways as the neurotypical kids, with a few exception b/c of their condition. I have a strict schedule and order in my house and they do obey and enjoy doing it.
    May the rest of your Ramadan be a blessing for you and your family., may Allah accept your fasting and grant your duas…ameen.

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  10. It was a very nice article full of knowledge.My son is around 7 yrs and he hasnt started speaking yet. His progress is quite slow and he has lots of fine motor skills and sensory issues.How would I find out abt toxin overloads and what shall I do to eliminate it if it is found.He also had gastrointestinal problem sometimes like either diaheria or constipation mostly.One last question since this site is abt autistic muslim kids that these kids are jannati and will be the means to their parents being jannati.

    • asalaam aleikum,

      Welcome to this website, and I hope it will be some benefit for you and your son as well. To find out about what toxins he is exposed you doctor should order the tests. if you have a DAN doctor you can address this concern. Usually regular pediatricians do not order tox. screens unless they are familiar with autistic kids and their issues. depending on where you live, please let me know and I may be able to find a an autism specialist i that area. It is very common that autistic kids have gastrointestinal issues. there is a a lot of article about brain – gut connection. here is a link you may read about it. this is just one of the articles about this issue.
      My son had some very severe issues and i started him on Enzyme which really helped him and pro-biotic. these two helped him within 2 wks of starting. now he is able to digest meat which he couldn’t before, and slowly getting rid of all the yeast from his gut. that is also a big issue with most kids. he is taking those two for the past 2 1/2 years and we are in a pretty good condition most of the time. When he is on antibiotic I have to up his pro-biotic. I also use some natural remedies to keep him healthy as well. I use natural detoxification with him and so far we are making slow but steady progress.
      I hope I was able to answer some of your concerns. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. If I do not know I will direct you to the right person IA.
      And yes, they are people of Jennah, and sadly many Muslims do not recognize that. I do feel privileged that Allah gave me a trust to spend 24/7 with a special person like him. It is not easy, but i always think of the reward and that makes it easier.

  11. this is such a good sharing session

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