Is autism caused by a brain imbalance? Dr. Robert Melillo, author of three books on autism spectrum disorders and cofounder of the Brain Balance Centers offers his theories in an exclusive interview with Healthy Family. Listen to a 30 minute radio podcast interview with Dr. Melillo. He discusses the many causes, research studies, and treatment options for autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other common neurological disorders.
Dr. Melillo recently sent me a copy of his third book, AUTISM: The Scientific Truth about Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders- and What Parents Can Do Now.
In it he answers popular questions about what is causing these conditions to occur. He also attempts to answer why these conditions are increasing.
He looks at what parents can do to help prevent this epidemic from continuing to increase.
Dr. Melillo’s Theory on Autism Caused by a Brain Imbalance
In his book as well as his practice, Melillo offers a fresh perspective on diagnosing and treating autism spectrum disorders. He believes the many conditions commonly considered causes of autism are actually symptoms of a left brain right brain imbalance. I was able to spend a great deal of time talking with Dr. Melillo about this theory of autism caused by a brain imbalance, including risk factors, preventative measures, and treatment options.
To Melillo the autism epidemic is the crisis of our generation and bold new perspectives are needed to push research into a new cutting edge direction. Melillo tells me that the preliminary research he’s done on his theories look promising. He hopes to change the way research is done in the field of autism. Today over 95% of autism research funding is devoted to finding a gene associated with autism. Melillo believes that autism is caused by genes being turned off and that those same genes can be turned back on again. This is the basis of his work. He also believes that environmental factors also contribute to the autism epidemic. If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Melillo and his theory on autism caused by a brain imbalance, listen to our exclusive Healthy Family interview. Healthy Family readers are also welcome to view our archives about autism and various environmental factors associated with an increased risk.
In This Podcast Dr. Robert Melillo talks about:
- His theories on left brain / right brain imbalances and how they contribute to autism.
- Why gluten free casein free diets for autism often don’t work.
- Which populations are most at risk for autism and why.
- Steps families can take to help their children thrive.
- Important information on current autism research.
To learn more about Dr. Robert Melillo of the Brain Balance Centers and his theory of Autism Caused by a Brain Imbalance, listen to our exclusive Healthy Family 30 minute audio podcast by clicking on the above audio player.
About Dr. Robert Melillo
Dr. Robert Melillo is an internationally known lecturer, author, educator, researcher and clinician specializing in the areas of neurology, rehabilitation, neuropsychology and neurobehavioral disorders in children. He is co-founder of the Brain Balance Achievement Centers and developed the Brain Balance Program, a multi-modal approach to the remediation of ADHD, dyslexia, autism, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, learning disabilities and processing disorders along with other neurobehavioral disabilities found in children. Dr. Melillo has written two books for parents focusing on brain imbalances in children; Disconnected Kids and Reconnected Kids. His third book, Autism: The Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders – and What Parents Can Do Now, is now available.