Lighting a Path for Autism Recovery?

Light energy is critical to human health.  We need the spectrum of blue light in the morning to signal out intrinsic production of melatonin 12-14 hours later in the day. Blue light in the morning is absolutely critical to proper sleep in the evening.  And the importance of restoring sleep cannot be over-stated. The human brain requires proper rest for proper function.

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Swiss Researchers recently discovered the chronic sleep issues of modern teenagers were do to looking at computer screens and their phones late at night and the simple use of blue filtering lenses prevented the sleep issues.


I have been studying the use of low level laser therapy (LLLT) in neurological conditions and this safe therapy will be studied at our center in Buford, Georgia near Atlanta.


From what we know about autism, LLLT has many potential restorative features that warrant our attention. The figure below is from Hamblin’s group at the Harvard-MIT LLLT research center.

Figure 1. Possible mechanisms of transcranial low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for traumatic brain injury (TBI). Mitochondrial signaling causes increased neuronal survival; lowered edema, inflammation and excitotoxicity; and increased angiogenesis, neurotrophins, and neural progenitor cells. ROS: Reactive oxygen species. NO: Nitric oxide. NGF: Nerve growth factor. BDNF: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor. NT-3: Neurotrophin-3. [Michael Hamblin, Ying-Ying Huang, Quihe Wu, Weijun Xuan, Takahiro Ando, Tao Xu, Sulbha Sharma and Gitika Kharkwal. One exposure to a near-IR laser four hours after a head trauma significantly improves neurological performance and reduces lesion size.5 May 2011, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.1201102.003573]

I have established a team of international experts in LLLT to assist the development of programs for autism and traumatic brain injuries. LLLT may also have applications for ME/CFS Fibromyalgia patients as well. I’ll have more on this in the near future. 

About Dr Bradstreet
Dr Bradstreet is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and received his residency training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona. He is extensively published in the peer-reviewed literature on subjects of autism, oxidative stress, mitochondrial disorders, virology, hyperbaric oxygen, and toxicology (especially heavy metal chelation). He is trained in the the isolation and use of stem cells.

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