This is very exciting news! Mechanisms have been discovered that shows how vitamin D deficiency causes Autism. The authors’ state at the end of the abstract – Supplementation with vitamin D and tryptophan is a practical and affordable solution to help prevent autism and possibly ameliorate some symptoms of the disorder.
What happens next will be very interesting. A government health department that was concerned for its citizenry would make a national response. A special would be presented by the Surgeon General or/and the Secretary of Health and Human Services. They would go on all the Sunday morning talk shows with this valuable information. News organizations would pick this up to alert all expectant mothers of this new information. Families that are now suffering the trauma of an Autistic child would have significant hope. There would then be a follow up on Sixty Minutes.
Here is a digestible version of the news at Science Daily – Science Daily – Ames’ Study: Vitamin D causal link Autism
Yet, what we have are a few organizations striving to help people understand our connection to the sun and the value of vitamin D3. Autism is just one of the many diseases that may be moderated by vitamin D3. I am sure that the Vitamin D Council, Grass Roots Health, VitaminDWiki, and others will publicize this great information to the best of their ability. But where is our government on this? We will just have to wait and see. In the meantime, you are on your own in figuring out how to supplement. All of the above mentioned organizations have information on how to do it. If you have an Autistic child, you may want to contact Dr. John Cannell, Vitamin D Council, on how to proceed with treatment. Here is an interesting comment by one board certified pediatrician that wrote to him. – Pandemic Survivor