Why treat Down syndrome? (especially when my doctor says is can't be treated)
Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome is a genetic disorder. There is nothing that can be done to remove the extra chromosome. However, we know very much about the genes on the extra chromosome that are expressing. (Chromosome 21 was the 2nd gene to be sequenced (mapped) during the Genome Project). Those genes have a largely known effect on the biochemistry. We can effect the biochemistry by 'treating' these over expressed genes. We use a variety of nutrients and phytochemicals to do this. "Hacking" these over expressed genes DRAMATICALLY changes the biochemistry of people with T21/Ds, which in turn, has a huge impact on function as well. The body is able to express a level of health more consistent with a 'normal' genome.
Think of it this way- if you knew your child had juvenile diabetes, or asthma, you'd treat it.
The problem in the medical community is the thinking that because it is genetic, there is nothing that can be done- that couldn't be FURTHER from the truth.
Another issue is that most doctors working with T21/Ds, have not been trained in the biochemistry of Ds. Therefore, they do not understand what is happening to the bodies...to the organs, tissues and cells, of a person with T21. They also have little to no training in nutrition, so they don't understand the impact and power of using vitamins, minerals, amino acids and phytochemicals as a health restoring modality.
Using TNI (Targeted Nutritional Intervention) with your loved one with Ds will make a massive impact on their health and well being. With TNI we can go a long way to help things like hypotonia, hypothryoidism, growth issues, gut issues, rapid aging, cognitive issues, speech issues, motor and sensory issues. You will expand the lifespan and quality of life of your child.
What happens if i don''t address the gene over-expression in T21?
People with unaddressed T21, in general have a predictable course of neurological and cellular degeneration. Dixie Lawrence, Ds biochemist states:
"Because every single person with Ds has at a minimum the critical region of chromosome 21 in triplicate. This means all of our children have the same genes over expressed and are at the very same risk for associated illnesses and diseases including cognitive decline and Alzheimer's Disease. It is the rare Ds individual who survives mentally and physically intact to age 55 and beyond. It is so very rare that it makes the news. Ever read a news story touting the headline "Normal Man Survives to Age 75?" No? It is unlikely that you ever will because normal people, barring illness or accidents, usually live to 75 and older. It just isn't news worthy.
Studies show that by age 40, 100% of all untreated persons with Down Syndrome have Alzheimer's pathology. This means plaque formations are already developed in the brain, with or without full dementia. But, do not count on your untreated child functioning well until age forty. That is only an average. Plaque formation often develops in the first decade and by the early 20's many young adults experience serious decline associated with early onset Alzheimer's Disease."
You may have a lot to lose, and everything to gain, in the targeted addressment of Down syndrome.