Recently my wife and I came to the Hoffman Clinic seeking help for our son who is an ASD affected 2.5 year old. Our son had begun regressing in his development and did not try to talk or communicate with us, which left us feeling helpless to determine what we could do for him. As we worked with the Hoffman Clinic to identify things that were best for him, it was recommended that we attend a seminar on electric and magnetic fields to gain an understanding how they can affect people, especially susceptible individuals such as our son. read more
Autism is a systemic multisystem disorder that affects the brain. It has been established that certain environmental agents trigger inflammatory signals in the bowel and the brain, resulting in neuroexcitation and neuroinflammation. Approaches to diagnosis involve multiple functional medicine tests to determine underlying causation and the effect of these agents on core physiological pathways. Treatment aims to lower the toxic burden through detoxification, restore nutrient deficiencies, reduce free radical burden, down regulate inflammatory pathways, treat infections and hence down regulate neuroinflammation.