I recently read an article I found quite interesting.  The article written by Moises Velasquez-Manoff was called “An Immune Disorder At the Root of Autism” and was featured in the NY Times.   It caught my interest because my first born child suffers with autism.  I have suffered from an auto immune disease for many years.  One of the markers in my blood work normally checked is the C-Reactive Protein produced by the liver. The level of CRP rises when there is inflammation throughout the body.

Since I greatly increased my daily antioxidant intake, my C-Reactive Protein tests have responded positively.  Clearly improving my diet and increasing antioxidants and fiber has lowered inflammation.  Dr. Barry Sears MD, author of the Zone diet believes there is a link between chronic disease and inflammation.  Inflammation can be reduced by increasing antioxidants.  It is an interesting theory.

Had I known that eating more antioxidants could have possibly made a difference in my sons health, I would have done whatever I could to eat healthy.  I like the fact that Well Beyond Corporation, the makers of Beyond, The Healthy Chocolate, were able to find a way to cold press chocolate to keep in the antioxidant content.  The antioxidant content of their product is verified by Brunswick Labs on a regular basis.  Because of this, “Healthy Chocolate” is one of the highest antioxidant products on the planet.  This is what I eat and feed my family every day.

I am certainly not a doctor but if it was me and I was going to be expecting or trying to get pregnant, I would increase my antioxidant content just like I would take prenatal vitamins.  Definitely something to consider.

We are Three Sons Marketing LLC, parents of an autistic adult child and advocate of eating a healthy, high antioxidant diet.  We get our antioxidants in cold pressed dark chocolate.  We can be reached at 941-216-5727 if you have any questions, or visit us direct at ColdPressedChocolate.com.

Opinion obtained from the NY Times 8/26/12 Immune Disorders and Autism http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/opinion/sunday/immune-disorders-and-autism.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1&