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Question?: Treatment For Autism In Babies

Maria asks…

What are your views on the MMR vaccine and autism?

Do you have children that you have decided to vaccinate or not, how are they developing? Please be honest – there is an epidemic of autism in this country (one in 130 kids!!!!!!) why the sudden increase over the last few decades if not the vaccines???? I’m petrified! I refuse to sentence my baby to mental retardation just because a doctor tells me to! HELP!!!!

admin answers:

You’ll have to make your own choice about vaccination. As the father of a 9 year old son with Asperger syndrome, a borderline autism spectrum, my experience was that he was developing quite normally, in fact above normal until he got the vaccine which did have thimerosal , at age 1 1/2. From then on he showed significant deterioration in verbal and social skills including eye contact and interaction. Before the shot he was beginning to speak and and react to his mother, siblings and I. He has been seen by the top experts in the United States, coast to coast, as we’ve spared no expense to provide the best medical treatment for him. His mother and I have undergone gene testing and have been determined NOT to have genetic markers for autism. No history of it in either of our familes at all. When I read and hear from all these naysayers pontificating that there is no connection between thimerosal /mercury vaccines and autism, I have to grin because without actually experiencing the results first hand they are only convincing themselves about what they believe and certainly not the heartbroken parents or children who suffer from vaccine related autism. And no, not every single case of autism is the result of vaccinations, but for the kids who suffer from it, the naysayers are doing a grave disservice to them and the public at large. So do what you feel is right for you and your kids and don’t let me or people who have opposing views to mine convince you one way or the other. But for those of you saying Aspergers syndrome is a “fad” I submit this: Asperger syndrome is named after Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger who, in 1944, described children in his practice who lacked nonverbal communication skills, failed to demonstrate empathy with their peers, and were physically clumsy. Fifty years later, AS was standardized as a diagnosis, but questions about many aspects of AS remain. For example, there is lingering doubt about the distinction between AS and high-functioning autism (HFA);partly due to this, the prevalence of AS is not firmly established. The exact cause of AS is unknown, although research supports the likelihood of a genetic basis; brain imaging techniques have NOT identified a clear common pathology. This is fact not a “fad”.

I wish you and yours the best.

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Question?: Treatment For Autism Children

Sandra asks…

What are your thoughts on the link between the MMR vaccine and autism?

I have concerns over the MMR vaccine. I haven’t done enough research to determine what I will do. Have you vaccinated your children…What are you thoughts?

admin answers:

Receiving the MMR vaccine is a risk for developing autism. It is not the only cause, but is often the last straw to a child’s body and brain after being weakened by other vaccines, environmental pollution, an unknown underlying genetic condition, etc. Etc.

My children are not vaccinated at all. They are 5 years and 17 months old. Neither one has gotten the measles or the mumps yet, and I wouldn’t know if they’ve gotten rubella because it is so mild in children it often causes no symptoms at all.

People didn’t used to be afraid of measles or mumps or rubella, before the vaccine. They were diseases every child got. Mothers would take their kids to other kids’ houses when they had measles, to get them infected at a convenient time or just to get it over with.

Even if your kids did get measles, mumps, or rubella, they would be fine. But the reality is, they have an extremely low chance these days of getting those diseases. The measles “outbreak” in the U.S. This year that was so highly publicized affected only 131 people in a population of over 300 million. Nobody died, only 15 people were admitted to the hospital, and nobody had any lasting health effects.

I don’t expect that my children will get measles or mumps or rubella. But if they do, they’ll be fine, and they’ll have immunity for life, whereas the vaccine does not provide lifelong immunity.

If you decide to not give the MMR, just read about the diseases and their home treatments. Read about what supplements help, such as vitamin A for measles. Research how Tylenol and other fever reducers make illnesses worse. Once you have the knowledge, you will feel secure in your decision.

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Question?: Autism Symptoms In 6 Year Old

Donna asks…

Are you for or against child vaccinations?

Why?

Are there any independent research studies that have found a link between vaccination in children and illnesses such as autism and others?

Those who are opposed to child vaccinations – do you believe that all vaccinations are unsafe or just certain ones? If so, which?

admin answers:

I have this same question. I have been doing my own research for months now, and am sad to say that it is too late for my 5 year old and my 9 month old. The original thought was the MMR caused Autism, and depending on who you talk to, most believe with 100% that it does or does not. There was a mercury based agent in the MMR that has since been removed, but the hype is still out there.
That being said, if you check out what is actually in the immunizations, you would be horrified. I hate reading these long responses, but I believe this is worth it:
Ammonium Sulfate
Suspected gastrointestinal, liver, nerve and respiratory system poison.

Beta-propilactone
Known to cause cancer, suspected gastrointestinal, liver, respiratory, skin and sense organ poison

Genetically modified yeast, animal, bacterial and viral DNA
Can be incorporated into the recipient’s DNA and cause genetic mutations.

Latex Rubber
Can cause life-threatening allergic reactions

Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
Being studdied for mutagenic, teratogenic (developmental malformation and monstrosities) and reproductive effects. A neurotoxinAllergic reactions range from mild to severe.

Aluminum
Implicated as a cause of brain damage, suspected factor in alzeheimers, dementia, seizures and comas. Allergic reactions can occur on skin.

Formaldehyde
Major constituent of embalming fluid; poisonous if ingested. Probable carcinogen; suspected gastrointestinal, liver, immune system, nerve, reproductive system and respiratory poison. Linked to lukemia, brain, colon and lymphatic cancers. (So toxic that when working with it, you must have your face covered so you dont breathe in too many of the fumes… And we’re injecting ourselves with it.)

Micro-Organisms
Live and killed viri and bacteria or their toxins. The polio vaccine was contaminated with a monkey virus now turning up in human bone, lung lining, brain tumors and lymphomas.

Polysorbate 80
Known to cause cancer in animals

Tri(n)butylphosphate
Suspected nerve and kidney poison

Glutaraldehyde
Poisonous if injected. Causes birth defects in experimental animals

Gelatin
Produced from pieces of calf and cattle skins, de-minerialized cattle bones and pork skin. Allergic reactions have been reported.

Gentamicin sulfate and polymyxin B
Allergic reactions can range from mild to life threatening.

Mercury (Thimerosal)
One of the most poisonous substances known. Has an affinity for the brain, gut, liver, bone-marrow and kidneys. Minute amounts can cause nerve damage. Symptoms of mercury toxocity are similar to those of autism.

Neomycin Sulfate
Interferes with Vitamin B6 absorption. An error in the update of B6 can cause a form of epilepsy and mental retardation. Allergic reactions can be mild to life-threatening.

Phenol / phenoxyethanol (2-pe)
Used as an antifreeze. Toxic to all cells and cabable of disabling the immune system’s primary response mechanism.

Human and animal cells
Human cells from aborted fetal tissue and human albumin. Pig blood, horse blood, rabbit brain, guinea pig, dog kidney, cow heart, monkey kidney, chick embryo, chicken egg, duck egg, calf serum, sheep blood and others.

” A major cause of the roman empire’s decline after 6 centuries of world dominance was its replacement of stone aqueducts by lead pipes for the transport and supply of drinking water. Roman engineers, the best in the world, turned their fellow citizens into neurological cripples. Today, our own “best and brightest” with the best of intentions, achieve the same end through childhood vaccination programs yeilding the modern scourges of hyperactivity, learning disabilities, autism, appetite disorders, and impulsive violence.”
-Harris L. Coulter, Ph. D

Last, but not least, all those doctors out there STILL insisting vaccinations are safe, check out this website and then tell me what you think.

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Decline In Vaccinations Of U.S. Children After Publication Of Now-Refuted Autism Risk

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UC health economics research has found that publication of perceived risk linking the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine to autism in the late 1990s seemingly led to declines in the vaccination rate of children. This despite the fact that later studies refuted the existence of an MMR-autism link.

New University of Cincinnati research has found that fewer parents in the United States vaccinated their children in the wake of concerns about a purported link (now widely discredited) between the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and autism.

Lenisa Chang, assistant professor of economics in UC’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business, found that the MMR-autism controversy, which played out prominently in the popular media following publication in a 1998 medical journal, led to a decline of about two percentage points in terms of parents obtaining the MMR vaccine for their children in 1999 and 2000. And even after later studies thoroughly refuted the alleged MMR-autism link, the drop off in vaccination rates persisted.

For her study, “The MMR-Autism Controversy: Did Autism Concerns Affect Vaccine Take Up?” to be presented during the 4th Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economics June 10-13 in Minnesota, Chang examined data from the National Immunization Survey from 1995 through 2006 to gauge parents’ response toward the vaccine-autism controversy.

Interestingly, in the aftermath of the controversy, Chang found that the higher a mother’s education level, the less likely a child was to receive an MMR vaccination. In other words, college-educated mothers were less likely to have their children vaccinated than were non-college education mothers. This may be due to the fact that more educated mothers have better access and/or more quickly absorb medical information available in the media.

After epidemiological studies refuted the MMR-autism link, the difference in MMR usage by mother’s education level persisted and became more pronounced in 2003, 2004 and 2006, possibly as previous negative information received more weight than positive information in the parental decision-making process on whether or not to vaccinate.

She also found that the controversy, begun with the publication of research (later discredited) linking the MMR vaccine to risks for autism in “The Lancet” medical journal, seemingly had a spillover effect to other vaccines – such as polio or other measles-containing vaccines – likely as a result of concern for safety over the MMR controversy.

Chang says the decline is a significant decrease and attributes the spillover effect to parental concerns.

“The spillover effect I find on other vaccines such as polio and, to a lesser degree DTP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis), could be partially ascribed to general safety concerns toward all vaccines that stemmed from the MMR controversy, but other factors might be at play as well,” Chang says.

In other related work, Chang is researching the effect on immunization rates of state mandates that require insurance companies to cover childhood vaccines.

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Mmr And Autism –

Mmr And Autism

Autism is a neurological disorder; observable symptoms of this disability include disruption of speech, difficulty in social exchanges, and demonstration of consistent behavior. There are lots of arguments on this disorder regarding a possible link between vaccines and autism. The MMR (mumps, measles, and rubella) vaccines are prime suspect for autism. It appears that the number of diagnosed cases of autism increases since the inception and use of MMR vaccine.

Medical Scientists and statistician collected lots of data and information to find the relation between MMR vaccines and autism. Two considerations regarding the debate over vaccines and autism are the claim of increased cases, and the results of studies that evaluated a possible correlation between vaccines and autism.

Do increased Cases of Autism are Conclusive Evidence?

A report on similar study in the State of California suggests a possible correlation between vaccines and autism. The report hints at a marked rise in cases of autism and correlates this increase with an increase in the MMR vaccine being administered. However, the argument can be made that it’s important to take into account other data trends within this time frame.

For example, it’s important to note that even though there was a rise in diagnosed cases of autism there was also a corresponding rise in the population. The argument could be made that an increase in population alone would increase the number of diagnosed cases of autism. In addition, awareness and education initiatives may be factors that led to the early diagnosis of autism in children, which has resulted in an apparent increase in the number of cases. Mmr And Autism

What’s the conclusion of Medical Society?

A number of studies have been conducted from the mid-1970s to the present time to ascertain any correlation between the administering of vaccines and autism. In addition these studies have been conducted in various countries, researching different variables of the vaccines and autism, as well as by several different research entities.

One study examined the incidences of autism before and after the use of MMR and found no variations. Another study focused on the vaccine itself and found no evidence to substantiate the triggering of autism by MMR. In addition, an additional study looked at autistic children. This study determined that the age of diagnosis was the same whether the MMR vaccine was administered prior to or after 18 months of age.

Studies Suggesting a Correlation – Or Not

There are studies that have been conducted that suggest a relationship between vaccines and autism. These studies imply that the digestive system is affected by a viral infection introduced by the MMR vaccine can lead to autism. Unfortunately, the majority of the studies were suspect when other researchers were unable to reach the same conclusion, showing that the methods of research were flawed. However, one study conducted in 2002 showed a possible link between the MMR vaccine and a developmental disorder. This particular study did go on to say, however, that the reverse could be true in that the developmental disorder caused the viral infection.

Vaccines are doing well to public health by arresting some critical diseases. Till today, no conclusive medical evidence has been proven. This is the most favorable arguments in favor of vaccine safety. Mmr And Autism

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