Autism is an epigenetic disease. There are no set genes that predetermine someone will have Autism. It is a group of genes that can be turned on or off. This is what makes it an epigenetic disease/epidemic.
What causes these epigenetic triggers is the real question? Well, our gut bacteria is a huge predictor in our gene expression. And the pathogenic bacteria C. Diff has been linked to Autism like behaviors. Also, it causes neurotoxins and is resistant to antibiotics. So, whenever you take antibiotics you are allowing these bacteria that run wild in our modern day society to have a hay day inside you.
Free floating calcium allows C diff to flourish. Alcohol and opiate use also allows C diff to flourish. C diff changes the way your brain processes dopamine because people with Autism process dopamine differently. Also, people with Autism have a more diverse gut bacteria population. More does not always equal better, but gut bacteria will always dictate the person we are and how we experience the world.
C. Diff is common in older people and especially in nursing homes. This is thought to be because they take calcium supplements, have low vitamin D levels, and do not have the vitamin K2 in their system to allow the calcium to be deposited in their bones and teeth. Do you have bone density problems? Do you have bad teeth? Do you have digestion problems?
Gluten and lactose intolerance are common when you have a C. Diff infection. Also raw veggies are hard for you to digest and cause bloating. Have you heard of SIBO? Well this bacteria can very well be apart of that small intestinal bacteria overgrowth. Even the animals that are raised conventionally for us to eat are overgrown with C Diff due to the antibiotics we feed them.
Have you ever taken antibiotics? Did your Mother ever take antibiotics? Have you ever lived or worked with someone who took antibiotics? Have you ever used a public restroom? Well, you have probably been exposed to C. Diff more times than you would ever like to imagine. Have you ever visited a hospital or nursing home? Were you born in a hospital? Did you attend a public school? See, it is overwhelming to think of how much we are exposed to antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Where you go and who you interact with dictate what bugs/bacteria you are being exposed to. These bugs/bacteria will either make you a better human or a lesser than version of human. It is a bit scary and overwhelming, but it is something we need to be aware of in order to overcome. You are a bug and in order to flourish you need good bugs to out number the bad bugs.
Taking antifungals and natural antibiotics can be the most revolutionary thing we all can do, besides eating a lower carb or keto diet. You are what you eat in more ways than you can imagine. Become one with your bugs.
P.S. Omega 3 to omega 6 ratios also play a large part in the quality of your cellular make up and the quality of your nervous system. Learning disabilities like ADD, ADHD, and Dyslexia are caused/triggered by abundance of Omega 6. You are what you eat in many ways.