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Elephant-in-the-room-net-neutrality-jpeg-300x224By Cathy Jameson

If you read the mainstream news the message is still the same:  No One knows why the dramatic rise in autism is happening.  They should just ask Anne Dachel or some of my friends.  We’d be able to fill them in.  We’d cut to the chase and say exactly what we believe causes autism.  But, No One wants to really listen to us and we continue to be ignored.  We’ll probably see a continuation of some of the types of studies being reported in the news, that No One really knows why there’s such a rise in autism.  November saw not one but two stories come out on causes of autism:

- Autism is linked to the changing role of women in society

- Autism is linked to clever parents

Before you walk away from the computer in disbelief, those two causes don’t sound too far fetched when compared to the other list of other reasons and causes being circulated.   Rest assured that real research dollars were spent on these studies which means some sort of official entity blessed the time spent to dig up these details.  Causes of autism have been linked:

- to college-educated parents

- to older fathers

- to older mothers

- to big-boobed women

-to cold/distant mothers

- to how close to the highway one lives

- to prenatal ultrasound

- to newborn jaundice

- to low birth weight

- to Tylenol use after vaccinations

-to larger head size

- to watching too much television

That’s quite a list of causes, don’t you think!  I’m not sure who benefited besides some of us parents getting a good chuckle while reading “the latest” from the research world.  The list hits upon men, women, educational status, goes back to berate the women, peeks at baby’s development but forgets something oh so common.  While some genetics can play a role in an autism diagnosis I’m pretty sure news sources and researchers forgot that yes indeed, autism is a man-made epidemic.  That means something someone made for kids is now doing damage to those kids. 

One of the most overlooked yet common medical “interventions” many children have experienced has escaped being researched again--vaccines.  Why is it so painfully difficult to ask someone to please just look at them?  Vaccines are pushed everywhere.  EVERYWHERE.  You’d think someone in the research field would put two and two together and have an a-ha moment.  It wasn’t so hard for many parents to have that moment.  They didn’t celebrate it like when these official studies are lauded after being published--“A-ha!  We found another reason! But, we really didn’t, so let’s go back to funding useless research!”  Parents made a common connection to their child’s autism in those vaccines that No One will consider.  It doesn’t make sense because vaccines are being pushed in school; vaccines are being advertised in the deli at the grocery store; vaccine propaganda is plastered all over the drug store; flu shots and vaccine injections are being talked about and aired on TV shows.  Seriously.  Vaccines are everywhere yet nowhere.

 

No One wants to look at vaccines and how they are the most accessible item pushed on parents.  Every other month for the first year of life parents are offered many vaccines.  No One wants to see how many have been added to the incredibly full list of doses.  Instead, more vaccines keep being added.  More children walk into the world of autism or developmental delayed or severely allergic to everything status.  No One has researched enough to really know how each vaccines works with (or against) another on that huge list.  No One wants to listen to parents who start to ask questions about all those vaccines.  No one will admit parents just might be onto something.   It’s too bad because with the growing vaccine schedule and increasing autism rates, enough candidates for a vaccine-causes-autism study probably exists.  No One knows what causes autism….unless you do.

I’m sure another clever “study” will be unveiled again soon.  It’ll be planned to throw some of us off even though we probably know more than the researchers.  I’d love to be a fly on the wall to wherever it is that study is decided.  If vaccines are brought up I wonder if they’re quietly swept off the agenda.

Imagine this scene playing out: 

People in white lab coats sit around a table.  A deck of cards is brought from a locked black box.  The deck is labeled ‘STUDY’ and placed in the middle of the table.  Several company logos adorn the cards.  The lead researcher of the group clears his throat, stands up and looks at his watch.

Leader:  “No One touched the cards from our last meeting, right?  (researchers nod)  Okay, team.  It’s been what, 4 weeks since autism was in the news?”

Researcher 2: “It’s been 3.7 weeks, sir.  We’re definitely due for a new study (pushing his glasses up on his nose).”

Leader:  “Hand me the deck.  What’ll it be this time—a study on the parents?”

Researcher 3: “We just did that topic.  Let’s do something with environmental factors.  We could do a spin on that apple juice and arsenic mumbo jumbo.” (Snickering heard from around the table.)

Leader:  “Settle down.  Let’s take a moment.  Alright (pulling a card from the middle of the pile), the next topic…childhood vaccines.  Wait (angrily), how did this get back in the deck?”

Researcher 4:  “Sorry, sir.  One of the interns probably put it to the pile after the last meeting.  She was a parent turned grad-student who kept pestering about her kids’ delays.  I told her we weren’t allowed to open that study.  She talked about autism and vaccines, special ed, gluten free, blah blah blah (rolling his eyes).  She had to quit last week to take care of her sick kid.”

Leader:  “Just throw this card out (tossing the vaccine card to the ground).  Come now, time to be serious (reshuffling the cards).”

Researcher 1: “Can I pick the card this time?”

Leader: “Sure, make it a good one (fanning the deck out).”

Researcher 1:  (Reaching for a card) “The next ‘What causes autism study’ is going…to…be…vaccines?!  What just happened? (turning every card over; handwriting is on the cards).  Each card is labeled vaccines!” 

Leader:  “We’ve been duped!  Get the chief on the phone.  NOW.”

Researchers scurry like scared lab rats scattering pie charts and sharpened pencils to the ground in the wake of their fear.

Someone whispers, “Will we ever do that study?  The one on vaccines and autism?”

Leader:  (Shaking his fists in the air) “Noooooooo!”

--

It seems ludicrous to not study vaccines.  Unless someone is going to take a look at every aspect of the children being affected by autism, which for many includes childhood vaccines, the little bitty studies every few weeks are doing no one any good.  Can the big-boobed smarty pants of a woman who lives next to the highway with her old fart husband sitting around all day with their big-headed kid watching shows like Spongebob over and over again really be useful research?  If yes, please tell me someone swooped in and brought useful autism treatment options at affordable prices to that child’s family.   If no, then shame on the research being done.  Someone should be taking the results a step further and actually help the rising number of families affected by autism. 

Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.

 

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The way we form basic meaning is affected in the process of autism. The process of learning through rhythm, recognition, repetition, reason, rhyme, relation, response, and reciprocity. These interact to create an individuals perception and expression.

"Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow,
And everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day,
That was against the rule.
It made the children laugh and play
To see a lamb at school.

And so the teacher turned it out,
But still it lingered near
And waited patiently about,
Till Mary did appear.

Why does the lamb love Mary so?
The eager children cry.
Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know,
The teacher did reply."

Isethionate as a product from taurine during nitrogen-limited growth of Klebsiella oxytoca TauN1

Abstract
"Klebsiella oxytoca TauN1 represents a group of isolates which utilise taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonate) quantitatively as a sole source of combined nitrogen for aerobic growth. During growth, a compound is excreted, which has now been identified as isethionate (2-hydroxyethanesulfonate). An ion-chromatographic separation of isethionate was developed to quantify the putative isethionate, whose identity was confirmed by matrix-assisted, laser-desorption ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Strain TauN1 utilised taurine (and excreted isethionate) concomitantly with growth. Cell-free extracts contained inducible taurine transaminase, which yielded sulfoacetaldehyde. A soluble, NADP-dependent isethionate dehydrogenase converted sulfoacetaldehyde to isethionate. The enzyme was partially purified and it apparently belonged to the family of short-chain alcohol dehydrogenases."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15883781

Urinary Metabolites Are Different in Autistic Children

"Autistic children, for example, showed increased urinary excretion of nicotinic acid, high levels of urinary taurine and low levels of urinary glutamate. These biochemical changes are consistent with some of the known abnormalities of gut microbiota found in autistic individuals and the associated gastrointestinal dysfunction and may be of value in monitoring the success of therapeutic interventions."

http://www.labmedica.com/clinical_chemistry/articles/294729773/urinary_metabolites_are_different_in_autistic_children.html

While low plasma taurine has been found in children with autism it may be the taurine is being used by the bacteria and also blocked from being absorbed into the system and thereby the isethionate is absorbed, but little taurine is being reabsorbed by the kidneys due to other factors like fungal or bacterial paathogens or maybe a disruption in utililization by metabolic problems. Therefore supplemeting taurine alone may only increase sources for the production of isethionate. Taurine is supposedly activates the glycine receptor too.

If glycine reactivity in the nervous system {neurons and other cells}is pivotal in other immune, amino acid neurotransmiiter, and metabolic {glucose and fatty acid metabolism} function it could be explanatory as to how one's homeostatic tolerance to all sorts of enviromental exsposures develops. This might explain the interplay to the mothers evviromental exposuses and immunity and the effects that this brings about in the fetus and leads to altered development of the child and presets a skewed response to the same exposures. Reportedly, "glycine exerts a cytoprotective effect against heat, hypoxia, anoxia, ischemia, and nephrotoxic drugs-metals, antibiotics, radiocontrast agents,cyclosporine, and cis-platinum (4-8)" and if the child and/or mother is challenged by these effects it may cause biological changes in immunity/autoimmunity that distrurbs the cells that develop relevant to to the first esposures to non self in the child, namely the gut through bacteria, yeast, viruses, and food. The mother'sw milk may be innoculted against such responses as it is associated with her already and by extension the baby. The glycine receptors could therefore be seeing a out of normal response in such children, but not to the degree that it seen in regressive autism where the vaccine containing glycine and possibly aluminum exert a multiplied effect conveying a signal artifically that there is a high amount of toxcicity present as the infant of aven fetus is in a very malleable response state to reach a proper response level. If this becomes a statically high or abnormally high, but flucuating state it could cause cahnges in the continued compliment response and of HLA-DR and HLA-DQ and other parts of ths immune system. So, in this altered state the body may produce intentionally higher levels of Anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) antibodies which reduces Gaba, but would likely increase glycine levels in the blood that would be cell protective. At first this would indicate a redcution in Advanced Gylcation Endproducts as glycylglycine has been shown to reduce AGE's, but it may be that after some time the system orients to the glycine setpoint and the production of AGE's rises to unhealthy levels. It could be that the static change in glycine response means other amino acid levels would need to be raised as well to reduce AGE's. This procees seems to possibly be able to effect Nerve Growth Factor. The aluminum may alter the adaptive immune system that can activate the innate immune system ending up increasing osteopontin and other pathogens that may not be dealt with properly by the effected immune system like strep illicit Opsonin {Osteopontin also functions as an Opsonin}and these may activate the complement system. It appears C1Q and other complement regulators are involved too.For the gluten/giladin skeptics{wheat) both wheat and milk have proline and glutamic acid and the combo along with the lack of proper enzyme function to break them down properly certain in infants may lead to the epitope cross reactivity that connects their specific glutamic acid content to immune reactivity. If their peptides enter the circulation they appear to have opiate effects as well, but the immune reaction is more detrimental I think.

It is possible that altered levels of production of isethionate by atypical gut bacteria populations and impaired sulfate levels are involved in a distorted calibration the of glycine receptors on these multipotent neural stem and progenitor cells and the form of glycine in some vaccines is capable of turning this into a much greater pathological condition with aluminum altering the inflamasome in synregy or by connected influences of theses stem cells to aspects of the immune system. This might explain a part of the relation of dysbiosis and neruotransmitter interrelationship in autism. It also may be one of the more critical and early parts of the dsyfunction after any polymorphisms, epigenteic effects, or cnv's predispostions are produced. This could be the way the "disruptions in homeostasis" via this glycine in the vaccines might occur and the disruption might produce a continous disruption in numerous biological processes.

An interesting consideration between the form of glycine in some vaccines mentioned in the article 2 posts below and the following about certain stem cells.

Functional glycine receptors are expressed by postnatal nestin-positive neural stem/progenitor cells

Keywords:glycine receptor;immunocytochemistry;neural stem;precursor cells;rat striatum;RT-PCR;whole-cell patch-clamp
Abstract
"Multipotent neural stem and progenitor cells (NS/PCs) are well-established cell subpopulations occurring in the developing, and also in the mature mammalian nervous systems. Trophic and transcription factors are currently the main signals known to influence the development and the commitment of NS/PCs and their progeny. However, recent studies suggest that neurotransmitters could also contribute to neural development. In that respect, rodent-cultured embryonic NS/PCs have been reported to express functional neurotransmitter receptors. No similar investigation has, however, been made in postnatal and/or in adult rodent brain stem cells. In this study, using RT-PCR and immunocytochemical methods, we show that α1-, α2- and β-subunit mRNAs and α-subunit proteins of the glycine ionotropic receptor are expressed by 80.5 ± 0.9% of postnatal rat striatum-derived, nestin-positive cells within cultured neurospheres. Whole-cell patch-clamp experiments further demonstrated that glycine triggers in 33.5% of these cells currents that can be reversibly blocked by strychnine and picrotoxin. This demonstrates that NS/PCs express functional glycine receptors, the consequence(s) of their activation remaining unknown."

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1460-9568.2002.01966.x/abstract

Following up on the Glycine-Glutamate is partially a rehash of things many of you may know, but the elements that may trigger or bring about anti-GAD antibodies pre-or postnatally seem to be part of the picture and the glycine element in vaccines may be a huge trigger for the cell effects proposed to be caused by it mentioned in the last post in the article "Scientific Link to Autism Identified". It is not the single problem that follows as other immune disruptions appear to be occurring as well. Glyphosate may be elevationg this problem too.

A pathogenetic model of autism involving Purkinje cell loss through anti-GAD antibodies.

Abstract

"Autism is a medical enigma, lacking truly effective treatments. Both genetics and environmental factors are recognized as players in the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Nevertheless, the exact mechanism(s) for the development of ASDs is (are) not known primarily because current understanding about the etiology of the disease is limited. Selective loss of Purkinje cells and the cerebellar atrophies are the neurological abnormalities most consistently found in persons diagnosed with autism. Because Purkinje cells are involved in motor coordination, working memory and learning, loss of these cells are likely to cause symptoms defining behavioral parameters of ASD. Currently the mechanism(s) for the loss of Purkinje cells in the cerebella of autistic individual is (are) not understood. Here we postulate a hypothesis for the development of autistic symptoms, severity of which is based on the extent of Purkinje cell loss triggered by Glutamate acid decarboxylase antibody (GAD-Ab). This model accommodates any genetic basis of autism and immunogenic triggers resulting GAD-Ab in the blood of the mother while pregnant with the child diagnosed autistic after birth or of an individual diagnosed with autism some time in the life time. Identification and characterization of GAD-Abs from pregnant mothers with a family history of autism, from children with autistic siblings, and individuals diagnosed with autism may allow find preventive and new therapeutic avenues."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18514431


More info on Glycine, Gaba, and Glutamate acid decarboxylase antibodies{anti-GAD antibodies}

Wiki - Glutamate decarboxylase

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutamate_decarboxylase

GABA and Glycine

From the info here it can be theorized that not only would anti-GAD antibodies disrupt Gaba production, but also possibly causes neuronal autoimmune responses via altered epitope signaling effects.

http://www.acnp.org/g4/gn401000008/default.htm


Anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) antibodies

Anti-GAD antibodies target an enzyme called Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase. This enzyme is responsible for converting glutamic acid to GABA,a chemical found in high concentrations in the cerebellum. It is believed that the lack of GABA results in cerebellar ataxia. Patients with cerebellar ataxia of an unknown cause should have an anti-GAD test. The anti-GAD antibodies have also been associated with a disease characterized by stiffness of the muscles, called "stiff person syndrome". The stiff person syndrome and cerebellar ataxia do not necessarily occur together in patients with anti-GAD antibodies. Anti-GAD antibodies are particularly common in diabetes mellitus and autoimmune diseases such as thyroid disease and rheumatoid arthritis. The treatment for anti-GAD antibodies is corticosteroids or prednisone to reduce the abnormal immune response. If this is ineffective infusion of immunoglobulin intravenously (IVIG) or a procedure called plasma exchange can be used.

http://www.ataxiacenter.umn.edu/aboutataxia/sporadic/gad/home.html

Again, the synergy of other factors such as aluminum and mercury are not dismissed due to anti-GAD/Gaba/Glycine issues, but are likely a co-occurring event regarding aluminum in those who have a vaccine reaction.

The problems in the gut don't start with the gut, but just looking at this new info it gives reason to think that it may make some headway as a starting point for these researchers to work backawards and forwards from in seeing how the gut ecology is involved even if in many cases of Autism other factors help develop the gut issues in normal weight babies with previously "normal" gut flora.


Low-birth-weight 'may be five times more like to be diagnosed later with autism

"Dr Pinto-Martin agrees: "It may just be a marker for the real cause," she tells WebMD. "Just because you have a baby born with a low birth weight doesn't mean they are at risk for autism."

http://www.awares.org/pkgs/news/news.asp?showItemID=1115&board=&bbcode=&profileCode=&section=


Beyond Bacteria: A Study of the Enteric Microbial Consortium in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0027858

I would add they may have found these issuses in low birth weight baies because they are focusing on the problems in a group in which they already find clear problems and the truth is readily available. If they followed other infants they would likely find groups with Autism and other NDD's with these altered gut flora as biomedically focused researchers have.

One important set of factors involved are:
Glycine-Serine-Glutmate-Folate-Sarcosine
Regarding this, these folks below are on the right track though the adujuvants are involved as well and certain amino acids are very helpful with this in numerous cases as we have seen. It also is not the genesis of why the glycine does such things.

Scientific Link to Autism Identified

"If it hadn't been for so many parents insisting that vaccines were responsible for the condition, we might never have found the fact that the stabilizer in MMR and a few other vaccines is hydrolyzed gelatin; a substance that is approximately 21% glycine. It appears that, based on readily verifiable science, the use of that form of glycine triggers an imbalance between the amino acid neurotransmitters responsible for the absorption rate of certain classes of cells throughout the body. It is that wide-spread disruption that apparently results in the systemic problems that encompass the mind and the body characterized in today's 'classic' autism." He also added, "The use of our model indicates each of the disorders within Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is attributable to different disruptions in homeostasis."

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/scientific-link-to-autism-identified-70354482.html


I'm surprised this didn't mention the fixation with "gluten". I'm sure it was the brainchild of Big Pharma and perhaps the corn and soy industry. Plants and grains do carry toxins but to blame a neurological condtion squarly on one of them, namely 'gluten"???

"Autism" is a cover word for heavy metal poisoning


Well said, Shawn. Thank you.

Indeed: pharmacies; schools; the military; TV talk shows; public service announcements; doctors; grocery stores; newspapers; radio; fast food chains, backed by group insurance plans - a sustained publicity campaign this ubiquitous hasn't been seen since WWII. Meanwhile, the evidence linking vaccines to the multiple epidemics in childhood diseases, autoimmune disorders and learning disabilities is so blatant that, if public health authorities were genuinely interested in the well being of the population, they would long ago have ceased vaccinating and began researching in earnest the causal relationships.

The elaborate fraud is becoming an elaborate fraud....

the damning Dr. Nancy damning Dr. Wakefield.....fabricated data, & the Dr. Nancy story "heard around the world" with the help of Brian Deer / Murdoch & company.... and the elite BMJ.


http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/#40944693


the Wakefield witch-hunt....

http://www.adventuresinautism.com/images/WakefieldWitchhunt.jpg

Brainstem nuclei in the auditory pathway should be part of the conversation on the cause of autism. Why? Malformation of the superior olivary complex has been found in the brains of people with autism spectrum disorders, and has been produced in rats exposed to valproic acid (Depakote) during gestation [1, 2].

Nuclei of the auditory pathway have higher blood flow than any other area of the brain, thus are exposed to more of any toxic substance in the circulation [3]. Nuclei of the auditory pathway are also prone to ischemic injury during a traumatic/ anoxic birth [4].

Nuclei of the auditory pathway produce trophic neurotransmitters that guide maturation of the language areas of the cerebral cortex [5].

Lookup the following in PubMed:
[1] Kulesza RJ et al. Brain Res. 2011 Jan 7;1367:360-71.
[2] Lukose R, et al. Brain Res. 2011 Jun 29;1398:102-12.
[3] Kety SS. Bull N Y Acad Med. 1962 Dec;38:799-812.
[4] Ranck JB & Windle WF. Exp Neurol. 1959 Jun;1(2):130-54.
[5] Friauf E & Lohmann C. Cell Tissue Res. 1999 Aug;297(2):187-95.

To John Fryer:


Sorry about your uncle. Tragic where this stuff turns up. Especially when its been known for ages that Hg bad for you. Did he have other risk factors like Hg amalgams or annual flu shots or do think that it was just his occupational exposure.

John Fryer
Yes, Reyes.
But ----- it takes a lot of asprin to do that!
Not .81mg or one little baby asprin for a couple of days, two or three times a day.

Example; Only treatment for Kawasakis at the time was asprin. WHen they finally figured out what it was after two entire weeks in the University hospital --- they gave pretty large doses of asprin for a week, and then sent us home with the instructions to give two small asprin doses a day, which went on for a year. We had no Reyes.

On the other hand; I know two kids with Reyes (personally)and it was not any nicer than autism. A pretty young girl in the seventh grade was instructed by the doctor to take huge megadoses by the doctor when she had the flu. I don't know what he was thinking???? Maybe it was part of an experiment to see asprin indeed caused Reyes. This was back in the lae 70s.

The other was a high school student "in the 90s" that came down with the flu and self medicated WAY over the recommended dose.

Something like atypical Kawasakis followed my kids all through their young years. High unexplained fevers, along with leg aches, and head aches, not being able to bear the light from their windows. Tylenol did not help, not one little bit. On the other hand - A "little" asprin did. If I gave them just tylenol it was a three week illness, where as I gave them a little asprin they could get better in a few days.

But it was a guessing game for me. Was it that strange immmune thing this time??? Was it strep this time?? Was in pneumonia this time???? Was it really a sure enought virus that the ped always said this time or again that strange immune bunch of stuff???

The most astounding testimony came near the end of Senator Tom Harkin's Committee Autism Hearing back in August, 2009, when Autism Speaks Geraldine Dawson testified there was an ongoing prospective Study by NIH on 100,000 American children taking down their medical records INCLUDING vaccinations, BUT there was no funding to actually analyze and compare children taking/not taking vaccinations, and tally outcomes specifically for autism or the Spectrum.

NOT Enough Money??!! was funded for this analyses of 100,000 kids incurring autism spectrum outcomes??!! Even though NIH is actually taking down their records??!!

Contact Senator Tom Harkin - here is the Hearing; it's worth every minute to listen, and also hear the incredible opinions of Tom Insel, Director of NIH Institute of Mental Health (and still on the IAAC Committee I think).

http://www.autismone.org/content/us-senator-tom-harkin-hearing-autism-research-treatments-and-interventions

Great article Cathy! I find it frustrating to deal with soon-to-be-parents, when you give them a truckload of information about vaccines and still they give you the deer-in-the-headlights look and exclaim "oh but my doctor says that's all lies and vaccines are perfectly safe". Sigh....

I visualize that one day, big Pharma will be around that table with one wrist handcuffed to another. The other wrist shaking in the air while saying...We would have gotten away with it, if not for those meddling parents.
I am afraid that until they come up with another "Cash Cow" children will continue to fall because of their greed.

To John Fryer

I agree I can`t see any progress in the 20th Century just big banners with the same big heads that wave the big banners,picking up big wages,on the back of a very big, sick population...

Thanks

Angus

These studies won't take place until the brainwashing of the medical community about vaccines stops. My elderly mother was hospitalized twice recently for different illnesses. Both times she was asked repeatedly if she would like to have a couple of vaccinations while in the hospital. She replied, "Don't you know that people aren't supposed to get vaccines while they are sick?" And the medical staff nodded and repeated, "Would you like to have a vaccine?" Reminded me of bobble-headed dolls.

The best-designed study in the world will be ignored until the bobble-headed dolls learn to actually listen and not treat faith in vaccines as if it were a religious belief.

To Angus Files

Beware of the aspirin analogy, as for infants the numbers of Reyes Syndrome have fallen from 555 each year to 2 cases with withdrawal of aspirin.

The chemical structure of aspirin matches that of known neurotoxins. Perhaps for adults it anaesthetises the nerves but what of the long term? Compare with phthalates for example and thalidomide.

Aspirin does not match the structure of the chemical in willow bark much used by Hippocrates.

So much for 20th century progress!

Comment for Adam

Mercury mine in Austria.

The paper industry workers are very prone to developing PARKINSON's in later life.

I note that the article explains that mercury is used in the paper processing, a fact as a chemist I DID NOT know until now!

My uncle was one such victim of PD. (Jack Cochen of Walsall England)

P.S.
Also the big wigs researchers also at one time stated;

* Kids that get Kawasakis disease have the same type of immune system that cannot get HIV or AIDS.

I suppose it has something to do with the descendants; that survived the black death of Europe because of something odd thing about their immune system; cannot get now get HIV. That is true! Trouble is a lot of AIDs patients and HIV Patients can get Kawasaki's disease.

Actually these studies are not all that far fetched. They are almost reasonable.

Try these studies done in the name of Kawasakis

*High current winds blowing between Nov through March carrying "something - maybe heavy mercury" around a very hugh area for 1000s of miles across Pacific Ream?

* The studies of the genetic prone, and they have it narrowed down - untill the next genetic study comes along pointing somewhere else on the human genome. Mostly Asian people are prone, but the United States has a lot of Kawasakis cases too and Blacks have a higher number here in the USA.

*Combining the studies; High wind currents blowing mercury up the noses of those that are genetic prone.

* Recent study says that those prone to Kawasakis have blood type B.

* Past studies done(surveys really) that letting the child play on a wet carpet might be the cause. Or cleaning a carpet might cause problems.

Great article Cathy if we can get rid of the Murdoch`s here in the UK ,GSK won`t have the same press protection (i would love to think)..who knows the real story may emerge...the sooner the better..

Thanks


Angus

Strange this study never made headlines in the mainstream news:

A positive association found between autism prevalence and childhood vaccination uptake across the U.S. population.
Delong G.
J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2011 Jan;74(14):903-16
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21623535

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Then there was this one:

J Child Neurol. 2007 Nov;22(11):1308-11.
Blood levels of mercury are related to diagnosis of autism: a reanalysis of an
important data set. Desoto MC, Hitlan RT.

Abstract: The question of what is leading to the apparent increase in autism
is of great importance. Like the link between aspirin and heart attack, even a small
effect can have major health implications. If there is any link between autism and mercury, it is absolutely crucial that the first reports of the question are not falsely stating that no
link occurs. We have reanalyzed the data set originally reported by Ip et al. in 2004 and have found that the original p value was in error and that a significant relation does exist
between the blood levels of mercury and diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder.
Moreover, the hair sample analysis results offer some support for the idea that persons with autism may be less efficient and more variable at eliminating mercury from the blood."
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And then of course there was that NIH study with monkeys by Burbacher et al. which was MIS-reported in the mainstream news as having found the opposite result of that clearly reported in the actual journal article:

http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/members/2005/7712/7712.pdf

a few selected quotes from the journal:

“Absolute inorganic Hg concentrations in the brains of the thimerosal-exposed infants were approximately twice that of the MeHg infants. Interestingly, the inorganic fraction in the kidneys of the same cohort of infants was also significantly higher following i.m. thimerosal than oral MeHg exposure (0.71±0.04 vs. 0.40±0.03).”

“Data from the current study predicts that while little accumulation of Hg in the blood occurs over time with repeated vaccinations, accumulation of Hg in the brain of infants will occur. Thus, conclusion regarding the safety of thimerosl drawn from blood Hg clearance data in human infants receiving vaccines may not be valid, given the significantly slower halflife of Hg in the brain as observed in the infant macaques.”

And as reported to the public:

http://mo.statesman.com/health/content/shared-auto/healthnews/prss/525311.html

Vaccine Preservative Not as Dangerous as Claimed: Study

"A University of Washington study suggests that the mercury-based preservative thimerosal used in many vaccines may not be as dangerous as previously believed.
The researchers concluded that thimerosal is less toxic than mercury found in fish and pollution."
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The Ministry of Truth is hard at work.

Thank you Cathy for mentioning my blog. I live in non-stop disbelief that the story from the mainstream press never changes:
Autism affects one in 110.
No one knows the cause.
It could be related to ANYTHING--EXCEPT VACCINES.
No one is worried about it.

I feel like I'm watching the Japanese planes flying to Pearl Harbor and the U.S. Navy is asleep. Can anyone imagine what it's going to be like when one percent of adults also have an autism diagnosis? What is autism going to cost this country? I imagine headlines reading:
"Exploding number of dependent young adults threatens social services."

Will everyone still be scratching their collective heads over autism when that happens? Will the public finally demand to know what's going on? Will they hold health officials, medical organizations and the media responsible for covering up this nightmare?

I sure hope so. (P.S. Cathy under causal links/associations you forgot the money wasted on studying abnormal lung size, abnormal facial features, lack of vitamine D, having siblings too close together....I can't wait for the next big announcement of parents with large feet and the increased chance of having an autistic child--"story at six on channel 12.")


I share your frustration.

Since I have been removing mercury from my child for over 3 years, it's as obvious to me as it is to many 'autism' parents that mercury is the cause of this disaster. We don't have much 'autism' left...

So why is it that so many seemingly in-the-know parents won't remove the poison from their children?

THAT is the 'mystery' I struggle with more.

GREAT ARTICLE. This is not about the research community not wanting to study vaccine damage for fear of what they might find. Simpsonwood, Congressman Burton's hearings, the Poling decision and the other cases demonstrate that they already know whats going on. Now its just a question of how long will it take for us to expose the scoundrels to enough people that policy changes are made and this scandal becomes common knowledge. America needs to come to terms with the fact that it's been betrayed and our government never did deserve our trust. I think thats a scary position for many people who have become increasingly dependent on government. Sort of like a wife who discovers evidence of the adultery of her husband but can't leave because she's dependent upon him. So she thinks that as long as he is discrete about it she will turn a blind eye to what he is doing at the office. Likewise as long as the vaccines didn't hurt their children most americans will turn a blind eye to all the mounting evidence. Discovering how dangerous and corrupt world really is isn't a priority for most people. It's stressful and if we can avoid it we do. I think our target audience should be young mothers-to-be. Thats who I've been focusing on. It's easier,I think, to take this info before you've made a life altering mistake with your child than after.

When Hans Asperger first discovered children that had "Asperger's Syndrome" in Austria during the 1940's, the cause was unknown back then too. Noone ever made the connection between AS and the mercury mines of Austria, until now ;) http://www-f1.ijs.si/~krivec/idrija/v2/#IHN

I've suspected it has to do with the the size of the penis; not the father's, the men doing the research and making policy.

Thanks Cathy, During August, 2009 hearings on autism chaired by Senator Tom Harkin, accounts by parents of their babies and young children being stricken after vaccination(s)were duly heard - and of course never reported by mainstream media.

This lack of media news and reporting is not a coincidence as now every year at least $75 Billion dollars is spent by pharma/vaccine makers for media ads targeted to the public. Mainstream media is simply bought and sold by the Pharma Industry, with NIH and CDC their institutional Allies.

Senator Harkin made a major point several times at the beginning of the Hearings - that in 1980 there were eight (8) doses of vaccine given by age two (2) years to American infants.

A careful reading of the Immunization Chart for 2009 (see below; the Chart for 2011 is the same) shows there can be 35 doses injected by age 12-13 months at the pediatrician's discretion.

This explosion of doses with hundreds of toxic ingredients and unknown contaminants, barely out of the womb, predominately given by six (6) months, by intramuscular injection, defies common sense.

If just before birth a single dose was injected into a 9-month old fetus, the nurse or doctor would be denounced and lose their right to practice. Yet within seven (7) months of birth, there are 26 doses, including a flu shot to the mother before birth and 2 flu shots at 6, 7 months to the infant.

http://www.pediatricalliance.com/upload/forms/ImmSchedule0-6.pdf

Yeah, it's so frustrating. I would love to just walk in there and say, we know what the issues are with autism. Mainly vaccines after a previous generation of initial vaccine damage (our parents and ourselves) coupled with poisonous water, air, food and medicines. Overstimulated immune systems resulting from all of this causes autism. We could save so much money since we know what the causes are and where the problem is. But that would mean changing an entire culture and system and nobody wants to do that. Laziness and greed.

In 1980, children typically received 10 vaccines before their 6th birthday, and the incidence of autism was ~ 1 in 10,000. By 2007, the number of vaccines had increased to ~ 36, and the rate of autism has skyrocketed to 1 in 67, and potentially as high as 1 in 38 in boys!

If this increase was truly attributable to improved diagnostic abilities, it would mean that today's doctors are diagnosing an extra 149 cases per every 10,000 people, cases that doctors in 1980 were simply... missing??

That seems pretty unlikely to me. And it actually raises more questions than answers, like ... where are all of those 30 year old autistic people today? If Autism truly is a life long condition, surely they wouldn't have just disappeared. And if today’s doctors have become SO much much better at diagnosing autism, wouldn't these 30 year old autistic adults have received a proper diagnosis by now??

The medical experts know full well that vaccines are causing autism. And that's exactly why the simplest, and most important study of all has yet to be done.

Note: Just to be clear, although the CDC released their updated "1 in 150 " stat back in 2007, a subsequent report (http://www.vacinfo.org/1in67.pdf) showed that the CDC wasn't exactly coming clean. The "1 in 150" update was actually based on statistics from children born in 1994... 13 years earlier! And that's why the numbers in my post above, do not line up with the official release from the CDC.

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