Autism and Vitamin D

Autism is clearly a result of modern living. In the 1950s and 1960s autism was hardly mentioned because we kids were playing the sun and sunbathing. My mom had trouble getting us to come to supper because we wanted to play outside. Without our knowledge, these outdoor activities bathed us in sunlight and our skin made Vitamin D.

Autism is an increasing problem of modern living because kids are playing on iPads or iPhones indoors under air-conditioning - not in the sun. Modern kids are increasingly deficient in Vitamin D and are increasingly likely to become autistic. Mothers are increasingly vitamin D deficinet too. Our natural color of skin is NOT white. If skin color is white, then unnatural living puts that person at risk for many illness of modern living including autism. Black and brown people are especially vulnerable. They must be in sun 5-10 times longer than white people to make the similar amounts of Vitamin D.

Autism is caused by the environment. Our genes cannot evolve in 100 years to cause autism. Circulating Vitamin D greatly affects over 2,000 genes. Vitamin D up-regulates or down-regulates our genetic activity. Vitamin D can down-regulate to the point of switching off genes. Low Vitamin D since the womb is a VERY strong environmental driver. These births give the false appearance the genes are the cause of autism.

Every cell in our body has receptors for Vitamin D. So that makes Vitamin D as important for our health as our genes. If HEALTHY BLOOD LEVELS of vitamin D are maintianed then our genes will function in a healthy manner rather than a starved and sickly manner.

This article in Scientific American shows that Vitamin D deficiency is the cause of autism. People from equatorial Africa (Somalia) moved to Sweden and Minnesota to avoid persecution. After a few years, their black kids became ill. They had no understanding of this illness. They took their kids to the doctors who immediately recognized it as autism. The ancestors of these kids had lived in Somalia for 1,000s of years and had no experience with autism. They had no word for it. They moved away from Africa to higher latitudes of America and Europe and became deficient in Vitamin D and their kids became autistic.

When the black kids moved to cold climates, they covered themselves with clothes. In Somalia, they wore few clothes and bathed in sunlight everyday to make Vitamin D in their black skins. Black skin is for the tropics where its acts as natural sunscreen. White skin is for temperate and artic areas. The sun is our friend - not our enemy. People evolved to live in the sun.

A recent show on UCTV ( reinforces the enivornometal link. It states that obeses, diabetic or hypertensive mothers are more likely to give birth to babies with autism. Obesity, diabetic and hypertensive mothers are all very badly deficient in Vitamin D. So their babies suffer even in the womb.

It also state the if 2 siblings have autism, there is probability of 50% that a third child will be autistic. The siblings come from the mother who is badly deficient in Vitamin D. Two siblings with autism will increase living indoor for the mother.

There is also greater risk for autism for children born in the winter and higher latitudes when blood levels of Vitamin D are lowest. Data of such diseases forms a "smiley" which turns up at high latitudes. Any data of any disease that forms a smiley is a strong indication of that disease is due to Vitamin D deficiency.

There is a positive correspondence between the age of the parents and autism. Older parents are less likely to be active outdoors where they can make Vitamin D in their skin.

It is not surprising that Vitamin D deficiency could cause autism since every cell in our body has receptors for Vitamin D. If we do not get enough Vitamin D, then our cellular mechanism compensates by down-regulating our metabolism to unhealthy levels or switching off genes. Click the link to left labeled Vitamindhealth to see all the disease of modern living that are under investigation for vitamin D deficiency.

How much vitamin D should you or you child ingest?