Part 2 - Immune Abnormalities in Autism
December 9, 2008
Hosted by Teri Arranga
Aristo Vojdani, PhD and Teri talked about components of the immune system, autoimmunity, natural killer cell activity, and more in Part 1 of this interview on December 2. Part 2 will continue with dietary factors in autoimmunity. Drawing on the topics highlighted in both shows, what clinicians can do to help children will be discussed. Aristo Vojdani, PhD is the Founder, CEO and Director of Research and Development at Immunosciences Lab., Inc., where he explores the development of novel techniques for the diagnosis of immune disorders, as well as the role of infectious agents, xenobiotics and dietary proteins in neuroimmune disorders. Among Dr. Vojdani's 100+ publications in scientific journals we find: "Infections, toxic chemicals and dietary peptides binding to lymphocyte receptors and tissue enzymes are major instigators of autoimmunity in autism," in the International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology.
Autism One: A Conversation of Hope
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Approximately 1 child in 50 is diagnosed with autism, which gives autism the undesired ranking as the most prevalent childhood developmental disorder in the United States. 67 children will be diagnosed today - that is nearly 1 child every 20 minutes. Autism is treatable and children are significantly improving or recovering following appropriate therapies. “Autism One: A Conversation of Hope” hosted by Teri Arranga, includes discussions with the most experienced doctors, researchers, and therapists in the field, parents of recovered children, and advocates for the children and families.
Teri Arranga is the executive director of AutismOne (www.autismone.org), the vice president of the Global Autism Collaboration (www.autism.org), and the secretary of Strategic Autism Initiative. She has served as the editor-in-chief of Autism Science Digest and as editor of the US/Canada edition of Autism File magazine. Teri is co-editor of the book Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior: The Groundbreaking Story of the Gut-Brain Connection, and she is editor of Dr. William Walsh's book Nutrient Power and Dr. Andrew Wakefield's books Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines - The Truth Behind a Tragedy (www.callous-disregard.com) and Waging War on the Autistic Child: The Arizona 5 and the Legacy of Baron von Munchausen, all of which were published by Skyhorse Publishing. Additionally, Teri has contributed to and provided editing for all annual editions of Skyhorse Publishing's Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism series. Teri has been involved with a number of media projects, including consulting for medical documentaries such as by award-winning filmmaker Lina Moreco of Canada, appearing in the award-winning documentary Beautiful Son, and consulting for the April 2007 Discover magazine article "Understanding Autism." Teri received the National Autism Association's Believe Award for 2008 and a volunteerism award from USAAA in 2006. She has been an active advocate in the autism community for many years, including attending and broadcasting events in Washington, D.C.