Autism affects 1 in every 68 American newborns. Cases of autism are increasing at a rate of 12% every year and families spend up to $100,000 per year to manage this disease; lifetime expenses may exceed $3 million per sufferer. What has changed to cause this rapid rise in the incidence of autism spectrum disorder? Who's the most susceptible? And what can be done about it?
In this truly groundbreaking work, autism researcher John Cannell, MD, provides the most comprehensive and compelling explanation to date regarding the causes, prevention strategies, and treatment protocols that, in many cases, reverse autistic symptoms.
Cannell, founder of the Vitamin D Council, draws on decades of research to make the strong case that vitamin D is very important in preventing autism and that high doses of vitamin D can be quite successful in treating some people with an autism spectrum disorder. He provides a thorough explanation of the relationship between autism and vitamin D, dispels many of the existing theories related to causes of autism, and presents a solid foundation for a revolutionary new approach to preventing and treating autism. Also included is a thorough discussion about obtaining safe levels of vitamin D through supplementation, sunlight, and diet. Heartwarming and encouraging case studies round out this innovative new book.
John J. Cannell, MD, Phi Beta Kappa, activist, researcher, and founder of the Vitamin D Council, is an internationally recognized practitioner in the field of autism causes, treatment, and prevention. Routinely quoted in academic and research circles, Dr. Cannell maintains a private practice in San Louis Obispo working with newly diagnosed autistic children and their parents. In addition, he focuses extensive effort on the poorly understood effects of widespread chronic Vitamin D deficiency in the human body and its relationship to the accelerating rise of autism throughout the industrialized world.