Why is there an increase in autism?
Autism spectrum disorder
(ASD) is a neurodevelopmental syndrome detected in early childhood and characterized by
alterations in communication, language, and social interaction and by particular patterns
of interests and behaviors.
According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), one out of 68 children suffered from autism in the year 2012. In
the year 2000, one in 150 children suffered from autism.
that brain disorders are the result of excessive exposure to toxins from multiple
sources, including the mother, while in utero. Researchers at the UC-Davis have evaluated the possible
relationship between exposure to anti-flea/anti-tick pet shampoos
during pregnancy and risk for autism. The study evaluated children
aged 2 to 5 years, and compared 333 children with autism spectrum
disorder with 198 typically developing children.
criteria were used to confirm that the children fulfilled the diagnosis for autism spectrum disorder.
Statistical analysis revealed that pyrithrin was the active ingredient
that correlated with these findings and which has been on the market for the past 20 years.
Using statistical analysis and data from the US Government, UK, Denmark and
Western Australia, scientists at Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute (SCPI)
found that increases in Autism correspond with the introduction of
vaccines using human fetal cell lines and retroviral contaminants.
Can Childhood Vaccination Cause Autism?
Former Indiana Rep. Dan Burton, who held three years of hearings on the
safety of vaccines published the letter in The Hill calling for Congressional
hearings into the causes of autism (including mercury and vaccines), the inadequacy
of the Federal governmentâ€™s response to the autism epidemic, and the failure of the
Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to assure a safe vaccine supply and provide justice
to those injured by vaccines. No hearings by Congress have been held on these topics since
those chaired by Burton himself. Burton is one of the few elected officials in the United
States to have the courage and intellectual honesty to confront the autism epidemic
and the many, many questions raised by a honest review of the facts.
to hepatitis to d-tap, which is given to infants to protect them,
numerous vaccines contain mercury, a harmful preservative. Parents
around this country I am sure would be very upset if they knew that.
Scientific evidence continues to accumulate regarding the biologically plausible connection between mercury and thimerosal,
autism and other neurological, developmental disorders.
We have one
in 10,000 children 10 years ago that were autistic. Now it's one in 150 and
scientists before my committee say it's because in large part of the mercury
in the vaccines". Congressman Dan Burton, Oct 1, 2003
Pittsburgh (UP) in Pennsylvania revealed that many of the infant
monkeys given standard doses of childhood vaccines as part of the new research
developed autism symptoms. Parents continue to fear that
childhood vaccines can cause a host of adverse effects ranging from immune dysfunction
to attention deficit disorder and autism
Rebecca Carley, M.D. - "Although the symptoms of mercury poisoning are identical to the symptoms
of autism, it should be noted that most children who descend into the hellish state known as autism do
so after the MMR vaccine. The MMR vaccine is one of the few vaccines that do not contain mercury.
Thus, it is self-evident that the removal of mercury will not make vaccines "safe". (This is why
the mercury is the only thing being addressed at all because when the people reading this paper
realize that the very mechanism by which vaccines corrupt the immune system means that NO vaccine is safe and effective.
"During the past few years the Autism Research Institute (ARI) has been flooded with an upsurge in pleas for help from
parents throughout the world – from wherever the World Health Organization
vaccine guidelines are followed. The majority of these parents say their children
were normal until getting the MMR – another triple vaccine. Let me dispel
several myths promoted by those who deny the autism-vaccine connection: They
claim the vaccines are safe, but physicians are indoctrinated to disbelieve
claims of harm and are not trained to recognize nor required to report any adverse
reactions. From 90% to 99% of the adverse reactions reported to doctors are
never reported by those doctors to the government’s extremely lax Vaccine
Adverse Event Reporting System, known as the VAERS."
In his book, Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines: The Truth Behind a Tragedy,
Dr. Andrew Wakefield M.D reveals the the inside story of the vaccine-autism
connection, and his controversial research. As Andrew Wakefield states in his
prologue, “If autism does not affect your family now, it will. If something
does not change—and change soon—this is almost a mathematical certainty.
This book affects you also. It is not a parochial look at a trivial medical
spat in the United Kingdom, but dispatches from the battlefront in a major confrontation—a
struggle against compromise in medicine, corruption of science, and a real and
present threat to children in the interests of policy and profit. It is a story
of how ‘the system’ deals with dissent among its doctors and scientists.”
New independent research presented at the 2010 Pediatric Academic Societies
Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada confirms unequivocally the findings of
Dr Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Lancet paper of an association between
autism and serious gastrointestinal disease in children.
F Yazbak MD - "This report describes six mothers who received
live virus vaccines and one who received a Hepatitis B vaccine during pregnancy
after having received an MMR booster five months prior to conception. All the
children who resulted from these pregnancies have had developmental problems,
six out seven (85%) were diagnosed with autism, and the seventh seems to exhibit
symptoms often associated with autistic spectrum disorders."
Dr. James Adams MD recently found that children with autism had
ten times more ear infections during
their first three years than typical kids. Almost 20 % also experienced
a severe vaccine reaction. Another recent study linked Augmentin (a broad based
antibiotic) to the development of autism.
Russell L. Blaylock MD Neurosurgeon - "Most have at least heard
about the controversy surrounding possible harmful effects of some of the vaccines.
What is less well known is that even greater dangers exist than are being conveyed
to the general public. Much of this information is buried in highly technical
scientific journals beyond the reach and understanding of the average person.
Of special concern is the relationship between vaccine policy,
autism and the Gulf War Syndrome. I shall use the
Gulf War Syndrome as an example of a vaccine policy gone berserk, while including
discussions of other dangers as well."
Related: Retired neurosurgeon, Dr Blaylock MD,explains how
vaccines cause neurological damage leading to autism
Toxic Metals and Low Glutathione Levels Linked to Autism
A study investigated the relationship of children's autism
symptoms with their toxic metal body burden and red blood cell (RBC) glutathione levels. In children
ages 3-8 years, the severity of autism was assessed using four tools: ADOS,
PDD-BI, ATEC, and SAS. Toxic metal body burden was assessed by measuring urinary
excretion of toxic metals, both before and after oral dimercaptosuccinic acid
Multiple positive correlations were found between the severity of autism
and the urinary excretion of toxic metals. Variations in the severity of autism
measurements could be explained, in part, by regression analyses of urinary
excretion of toxic metals before and after DMSA and the level of RBC glutathione
(adjusted R2 of 0.22-0.45, p<0.005 in all cases). This study
a significant positive association between the severity of autism and the relative
body burden of toxic metals. PDF file:
Severity of Autism
Is Associated With Toxic Metal Body Burden and Red Blood Cell Glutathione Levels
Dr. Jill James, Professor of Pediatrics at University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences, will be a co investigator. Dr. James is noted for her landmark studies
in autism and toxicology and is among the first scientists to point out the
links with low glutathione levels. We know that Immunocal has been used
to raise glutathione in other studies very effectively in areas such as cancer
and lung disease. We want to take advantage of this same technology”,
Studies have shown that levels of the major
intracellular antioxidant Glutathione
is typically about 50% lower in children with autism. Glutathione, which is
produced by every cell in the body, is responsible for a number of functions
including removing or neutralizing dangerous substances that we are exposed
to on a daily basis, including toxic metals. Toxins, pollution, disease, stress,
and poor diet can all contribute to loss of glutathione. When glutathione levels
reach a critically low degree, we are much more vulnerable to toxins and immune
Principal investigator for
this study is Dr. Janet Kern, an adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry
at UT Southwestern, which is internationally recognized for its clinical and
research programs. “Some children with autism are poor detoxifiers relative
to normally developing children, and in particular, have trouble excreting toxic
metals,” said Dr. Kern. “Toxic metals that are not eliminated may
build up in the brain. Plasma glutathione has been found to be lower in children
with autism, particularly, in children with autism who have regressed. We want
to clearly establish that raising glutathione levels in these children will
improve their ability to detoxify these substances and in that way improve some
of their symptoms.
Dietary Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder
According to the American Psychological Association (APA),
gut bacteria (microbiome) produce an array of neurochemicals that the brain
uses for the regulation of physiological and mental processes,
including memory, learning and mood.
Mary N. Megson, M.D. - "Autism may be a disorder linked to the disruption of the G-alpha protein,
affecting retinoid receptors in the brain. A study of sixty autistic children suggests that autism may be
caused by inserting a G-alpha protein defect, the pertussis toxin found in the D.P.T.
vaccine, into genetically at-risk children."
"I believe the Gut and Physiology Syndrome (GAPS) Nutritional
program is vitally important for MOST people, as the majority of people
have such poor gut health due to poor nutrition and toxic exposures. Weâ€™ve
previously discussed how the GAPS program can help those with autism and
other neurological- and psychiatric disorders, such as: Dyslexia and dyspraxia,
Depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Bipolar disorder, Epilepsy" Dr. Campbell-McBride MD
According to the Mayo Clinic, a healthy diet can encourage the
presence of good gut bacteria. They note that consuming fermented foods
- such as miso and sauerkraut - increases the level of fermenting bacteria
in the gut. In addition, fruits and vegetables contain fibers and sugars that can boost the health of gut bacteria.
Having a child recently diagnosed
with autism, Special Diets for Special Kids book is an invaluable resource for anyone in search
of the "how to" of a CFGF diet. Containing explanations of why
this diet may be effective, tests and nutritional support, lists of foods
the child can and cannot eat, recipes, and so much more!
Every professional I have spoken with, including those who have
seen my child, have highly recommended this book. It has became my
salvation! I cannot thank Lisa Lewis enough for writing such a
comprehensive book! If you are a parent with a child diagnosed with autism, this book is a must have!"
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A Drug-Free Approach to Autism and Asperger Syndrome
"Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy" author Amy Lansky tells the incredible
story of how she used homeopathy to cure her son of autism.
Although Lansky is not a medical professional, she has a Ph.D. from Stanford
and worked for NASA as a researcher. She has more than enough scientific training
to provide a compelling and easy to understand description of how homeopathy
can be used to treat "incurable conditions" like autism.
Basically, the book is a general introduction to homeopathy and its view
of health, disease and cure. Its coverage is so broad and deep that many homeopathic
training programs are adopting it as a text for their students. At the same
time, even more homeopaths are adopting it as their primary patient education
book. Because the book also includes dozens of first-person testimonials of
healing, for a wide variety of ailments, people from all backgrounds--from complete
novice to seasoned practitioner--have found it quite entertaining. One of these
testimonials is a chapter on my son's cure from autism--creating another important
audience for this book: parents of autistic children.
Overall, I can promise you that “Impossible Cure” is not a dry,
boring book on homeopathy. It takes a rather intense, personal look at how the
traditional medical system has failed us and how homeopathy may be the answer
to many people's health problems.
A groundbreaking new book from the authors of the best-selling Ritalin Free
Kids, is documenting a safe, effective, and natural treatment for children with
Asperger syndrome and autism. Homeopathic medicine offers renewed hope for parents
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seventeen actual cases drawn from the authors' extensive clinical experience
treating a wide range of children with developmental, behavioral and learning
Also included is information on the characteristics of
children with Asperger syndrome
and autism, other natural approaches, advice and resources for parents, as well
as answers to frequently asked questions about autism and homeopathic medicine.
A must-read for any parent of a child on the autism spectrum. The authors provide
detailed information about their experiences in using homeopathic medicines
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the various medicines in detail and the unique syndrome that each remedy is known
to treat. This book is of value to both clinicians as well as to parents!
Drs. Robert Ullman, ND, DHANP and Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, LCSW, DHANP
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The Ullmans are very dedicated homeopathic physicians with vast clinical experience
in treating children with behavorial, learning, and developmental problems,
for which homeopathy has much to offer. Their books are eminently readable,
yet comprehensive." -Dr. Rajan Sankaran, internationally renowned
master homeopath and author.
Children With Autism Get Day in Court
Law Suit Against Pharmaceutical Companies
The parents of 12-year-old Michelle
Cedillo asked a federal court Monday to find that their child's autism was caused
by common childhood vaccines, a precedent-setting case that could pave the way
for thousands of autistic children to receive compensation from a government
fund set up to help people injured by the shots.
Law Suit Against Pharmaceutical
Companies Citing Vaccines Contained Poisonous Mercury:
"On July 7, 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued with the US
Public Health Service (USPHS) a joint statement alerting clinicians and the
public of concern about thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative used in
"On July 7, 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued with the
US Public Health Service (USPHS) a joint statement alerting clinicians and the
public of concern about thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative used in
some vaccines.The reason for the warning is that himerosal contains a related
mercury compound called ethyl mercury. Mercury is a toxic metal that
can cause immune, sensory, neurological, motor, and behavioral dysfunctions.
The Food and Drug Administration suggested that some infants, depending on which vaccines
they receive and the timing of those vaccines, may be exposed to levels of ethyl
mercury that could build up to exceed one of the federal guidelines established
for the intake of methyl mercury. Symptoms of mercury toxicity in young children
are extremely similar to those of autism. This can explain
the recent increase in the numbers of children diagnosed with autism since the
early 1990's. The numerous amount of children diagnosed with autism
seems to directly correlate with the recommendation of both the hepatitis B
and HIB vaccine to infants in the early 1990s."
Parents of now grown vaccine injured children, who warned pediatricians and
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) officials in the 1980’s that their once
healthy, bright children regressed mentally, emotionally and physically after
reacting to DPT vaccine with fever, high pitched screaming (encephalitic cry),
collapse/shock, and seizures, are grieving with a new generation of parents
whose healthy, bright children suddenly regress after DPT/DTaP, MMR, hepatitis
B, polio, Hib and chicken pox vaccinations. The refusal two decades ago by vaccine
manufacturers, government health agencies and medical organizations to seriously
investigate reports of vaccine-associated brain injury and immune system dysfunction,
behaviors, is reaping tragic consequences today.
$2B compensation pay-outs - Vaccine manufacturers have paid out nearly
$2B in damages to parents in America whose children were harmed by one of the
childhood jabs such as the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) or DPT (diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus).
In all, around 2,000 families have received compensation payments that have
averaged $850,000 each. There are a further 700 claims that are going through
the pipeline. None of the claims is for autism as medical researchers say they
have failed to find a link between the disease and the MMR vaccine, despite
the initial findings made by Dr Andrew Wakefield. Instead they are for a wide
spectrum of physical and mental conditions that are likely to have been caused
by one of the vaccinations. Around 7,000 parents have filed a claim of an adverse
reaction with America's Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). To win an
award, the claimant must prove a causal link to a vaccine. As the medical establishment
has refused to recognize any link to autism, the VICP has so far rejected 300
claims for this outright. (Source: New England Journal of Medicine, 2007; 357: 1275-9).
Thursday 16 June 2005 - When a study revealed that mercury
in childhood vaccines may have caused autism in thousands of kids, the government
rushed to conceal the data - and to prevent parents from suing drug companies
for their role in the epidemic.
The Autism Research Institute (ARI)
A non-profit organization, was established in 1967. ARI is primarily devoted
to conducting research, and to disseminating the results of research, onthe
causes of autism and on methods of preventing, diagnosing and treating autism
and other severe behavioral disorders of childhood. Some topics include:
- Is Autism a G-Alpha Protein Defect Reversible with Natural Vitmain A?
- Vitamin C in the Prevention and Treatment of Autism
- Recovery from autism is possible
- Dimethylglycine (DMG), a nontoxic metabolite, and autism
F. Edward Yazbak, M.D, FAAP - "The just released Report on Autism to the California
Legislature, shows a massive and persistent rise in the incidence of this disease.
"In the past 10 years, California has had a 273% increase in the number of children
with autism who enter the developmental services system---1,685 new cases last
year alone" said State Senate President pro Tem John Burton in a press conference,
following the release of the report. This spectacular increase reported was
evident in all regional centers from San Diego to Eureka."
Testimonials of Autism Recovery
How Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy's Son Recovered From Autism
Carrey and McCarthy’s son, Evan, has been healed thanks to breakthroughs
that may not be scientifically proven, but have definitely helped, such as a
gluten-free diet, casein-free diet, vitamin supplementation,
detox of metals, and anti-fungals for the yeast overgrowths that plagued his
intestines. Once his neurological function was recovered through these medical
treatments, speech therapy and applied behavior analysis helped him learn the
skills he could not learn while he was frozen in autism.
Our Son's AutismOur Son's Amazing Improvement with Glyconutrients (saccharides) and
Immune Modulator Nutritionals. When the doctors said our son would be severely
disabled for life, we set out to prove them wrong. The word autism, which once
meant so little to me, has changed my life profoundly. It came to my house like
a monstrous, uninvited guest
but eventually brought its own gifts. I've felt
twice blessed -- once by the amazing good fortune of reclaiming my child and
again by being able to help other autistic children who had been written off
by their doctors and mourned by their parents.
Our son Nason was born in November 2002 happy, healthy and beautiful. He developed
normally and reached all of his milestones. After Nason received his 1st year
immunizations, he completely withdrew from us and the rest of the world, spending
the majority of his time staring at his fingers, spinning, or gazing into space.
His preferred companion was a pen or any other vertical object he could find.
He lost his ability to walk up and down the stairs, feed himself and began to
self-select foods leaving him with a total of 2 foods in his diet. Nason also
broke out with severe eczema all over his body and became irritable anytime
we tried to cuddle with him. Auto-Immunity, Vaccines and Autism
Each child is different - Whatever may be the diagnosis
or symptoms, each child is, of course, unique, and each child may need any one
of the more than 2000 medicines in our homeopathic materia medica. It is only
through an extensive understanding of each youngster through the process of
homeopathic case-taking, that a homeopath can arrive at the indicated medicine.
This process can be even more challenging with children on the autistic spectrum,
especially when they cannot readily communicate; in these cases, the precise
words of the child can be fascinating pointers to the correct medicine. Fortunately,
there are other indicators as well to guide a homeopath to an effective prescription.
It is important to seek the care of a qualified homeopathic practitioner, preferably
one experienced in the treatment of children with psychiatric and behavioral
Story: Overcoming Autism, A Childhood Epidemic is the account of one family’s journey to recover
their son from Autism through extensive research, nutrition, and the elimination
of chemicals. Readers will find that Dylan’s Story is not limited to individuals
affected by Autism.
Information in this book can benefit anyone who suffers
from allergies, chronic health problems or neurological disease. Dylan’s
Story details contributing factors which were the underlying cause of Dylan’s
Autism. The book contains extensive research on sources of common food allergens,
chemicals and toxins and their effect on the digestive system,
central nervous system, brain, and immune
The indepth Resource Guide lists common chemicals and toxins, food
additives, GMO’s, preservatives, heavy metals, vaccinations,
refined foods, GF/CF diet and much, much more. The book is the result of the
research that enabled two parents to acquire the knowledge necessary to make
changes in their son’s diet and environment to overcome his Autism.