Autism is the world’s third most common developmental disorder. The numbers are raising alarmingly – 700,000 autistic people in the U.K, 1 child in every 68 American children is autistic while India has close to 15 million autistic patients. As parents, it is a heartbreaking diagnosis that sets the path for searching alternatives to ease the pain and make life easier for your child. It is a roller coaster ride – sometimes you just don’t get why turning on the lights or humming of the refrigerator “sets off the child”.
What is Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
Autism or ASD is not a disease; it is a result of bio-neurological disorder that has an effect on normal brain function, affecting communication and social interaction skills. Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Rett’s Disorder and PPD-Not Otherwise Specified all fall under the Pervasive Developmental Disorder category.
ASD patients are known to suffer from several medical conditions like allergies, asthma, epilepsy, digestive disorders, persistent viral infections etc. Recent research has shown that Camel milk with its unique high-nutrient anti-inflammatory, anti-viral contents has potentially therapeutic effect on patients of Autism, diabetes and other autoimmune diseases.
What does camel milk contain?
Camel milk composition is different from other ruminants’ milk. It contains less fat, cholesterol and lactose than other types of milk but has higher percentage of minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc & potassium) besides 3.5 times of immunity boosting Vitamin C as compared to other types of milk, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin E. As a heart -friendly milk, it has super properties to reduce bad cholesterol and lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Camel milk for Autism
Camelicious camel milk contains no beta lactoglobulin and beta caseins which cause allergy in cow’s milk. Camel milk also contains various protective proteins, mainly enzymes which have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and immunological properties such as immunoglobulin, lysozymes, lactoferrin, lactoperfoxidese, NAGase, and peptidoglycan recognition protein (PGRP) which are crucial in preventing food allergy and rehabilitating the immune system. That’s not all, the antibacterial qualities of camel milk allow it to enter the intestinal tissues and get into the affected tissue to attack the infectious agent as in Crohn’s disease. Recently on October 14, 2015 Times of India carried an article on camel milk benefits for autistic children. A study was conducted on autistic children by giving 500ml of camel milk to them along with other treatment and it was found that the milk was turning out beneficial for them.
Why should you try camel milk?
Camel milk has properties that class it as a super-food because it is a rich source of proteins, vitamins, minerals and calcium essential for healthy bones and teeth. Camel milk is easier to digest compared to other types of milk and contains only 2% fat, which is polyunsaturated and completely homogenized. Camel milk is suitable for lactose intolerant children too. It contains lactose in concentrations of 4.8% but is easily metabolized by those suffering from lactose intolerance.
Parents of Autistic children share their experiences
“Camel milk has offered observable and sustained benefits to my son’s health and functioning” CM Adams, an American mother of autistic child has shared her experiences and assessments with camel milk in “Patient Report: Autism Spectrum Disorder Treated With Camel Milk” . On October 10, 2007, two weeks before Jonah’s 10th birthday, he drank his first cup of camel milk. “The rest,” she said, “is history… the morning after my son ingested camel milk, he demonstrated astonishing improvement in behavior including eye contact, communication, emotional expression (“I really love you”; “You do so much for me”) and self-organization.”
“My son is also doing wonderful on camel milk” says Melinda Alleyn. “Since starting on it, he is so much calmer, focused and is making wonderful strides in speaking more and more. He is accomplishing task that was previously unobtainable.”
Mother of autistic son and director of Autism, UAE, Zeba Khan, “For me, the evidence (on the benefits of camel milk for easing symptoms of autism) is no longer just anecdotal.”
Multiple Benefits of Camel Milk FOR ASD
There are many more such success stories about camel milk’s special healing qualities throughout the world. This is because camel milk can help someone heal in an easier way as compared to other interventions. As a healthy and nourishing beverage camel milk is easier to digest and does not trigger allergenic or opiate responses. It helps heal the gut and infections, protecting and enhancing the immune system. It is the comprehensive solution to number of health problems and allows you to enjoy a happy energetic life. That’s not all it contains more calcium than other types of milk, hence it is great for children and pregnant women. Studies have also shown that regular consumption of camel milk has a positive effect on Type II diabetes patients by reducing the required amount of insulin.
Camelicious camel milk offers a life changing experience to patients of autism by alleviating some of the symptoms and bringing joy into their lives. Bring a smile to your child’s face – try camel milk now.
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