By Anne Dachel
Here Dara talks about the attitude of doctors toward these suffering children. In her words, they are “left for dead.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fundYMreGic
“The medical community is completely failing us parents.
“I can’t tell you how many of us feel like we are just left for dead. Left for dead like twice over.
“First you have the pediatrician that’s doing a lot of things wrong. They’re not recognizing all of the signs that we talked about: chronic constipation, reflux, constant ear infections—that something is wrong with the immune system. They keep giving us a prescription or a symptom suppressing drug which a lot of times creates even more problems and more havoc in our gut.
“Then the worst thing—and they keep giving more and more vaccines with no thought to—if a child has eczema, it used to be, like 20 years ago, they wouldn’t vaccinate that child. That was a contraindication on the vaccine insert that you don’t vaccinate a child whose immune system is not working properly.
‘And then after the child develops autism, a lot of times I’ll go to these mainstream medicine doctors, and they’ll dismiss symptoms. I’ll tell them about my son, let’s say, having migraines. Or a lot of these children have severe gut issues. And they kind of cast it off [as] just a symptom of the autism, and it’s not real. They just don’t understand, our kids are so sick. They have immune dysfunction. They have toxic heavy metal poisoning. They have all kinds of gut issues, horrible inflammation throughout their bodies and their brains that’s keeping their behavior, self-injurious behavior. Whether it’s seizures, the list goes on of problems that our children have, not speaking. In my son’s case, it was severe inflammation, neuro inflammation of his brain.
“So a lot of us stop going to doctors. I mean I have to tell you a lot of times I go to them maybe just to try to help me with a diagnosis. Most of the time, my son has never been treated by a Western medical doctor in years because they really just look at autism still as kind of this psychological disorder. All his symptoms are just part of the autism, and that’s just wrong. Our kids are sick, and we know they have all kinds of things going on in their body. My son has pandas, so I’m constantly treating the pandas. A lot of doctors don’t even think it exists, which is of course ridiculous.
“It’s really sad that our pediatricians are part of the reason our children end up with autism in the first place because they don’t tell us to eat right, stay away from toxins, to control all these things that we can and to make their immune systems as strong as we can.
“Then they’re injuring them with these drugs and with these vaccines. And then when we go back to them to try to get help, there’s no help because the pharmaceutical companies have not found a drug to control the autism symptoms. All they do most of the times for me—I don’t know about everybody else—when I go to a doctor a lot of times, they have me leave with a prescription.
“Right now I go to an integrated physician so we talk about actually what’s going on underneath and what the real issue is, and we treat that real issue holistically so we can get to the root of the problem. So it’s really upsetting what going on and a lot of us just stop going to doctors altogether.”
It isn’t just autism and it isn’t just vaccines. We need to change our way of life. I have two young adult daughters and this is my message to them. Happily, I can say they’re miles ahead of where I was at their ages. They eat organic, buy organic makeup, and they never plan on vaccinating their children. One of their friends is about to have her first baby, and I said, “Get How to Prevent Autism for her.” Dara Berger explains it all so well and makes it clear that we’re not helpless victims. Take charge.
Here Dara summarizes her message. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g5EJz1TBIk&t=16s
“Yes, autism is part of a really big picture. Unfortunately we’ve gotten very used to the fact that our children have never been sicker. We have epidemics of pediatric cancer, asthma, ADHD, juvenile arthritis, diabetes. So something is going wrong for our children.
“My book is called, How to Prevent Autism, but when you’re preventing autism, you’re preventing almost every other childhood chronic illness—all sickness.
“We really need to look at what’s been going on now that wasn’t here 20 years ago when we didn’t have these epidemics, all these illnesses.
“Well, first of all, we have Wi-Fi coming at us from everywhere. That’s a huge problem. We have Wi-Fi in the schools. So as much as you can, keep your home safe from Wi-Fi.
“Try not to eat genetically modified foods because that’s a huge experiment that’s been going on with us.
“As often as you can, eat organic. If you have the ability to, grow your own. If you can’t afford [organic food], you can volunteer at a CSA to try and get a discount on organic food.
“There are many things in my book that I talk about, how you can live a healthier life, how you can try to prevent chronic illness in general, but especially a neurological disability as devastating as autism.
“So we really need to do as much as we can to keep our children safe. There are so many things in the world that we can’t control: We can’t control the pollution that’s in the air or the water, but you can build your immune system up and detoxify your bodies on a regular basis to keep your immune system strong so that you can handle the things that we can’t control.
“And the one thing that I want to leave people with is—
“I know you are bombarded by the media telling you that what you eat doesn’t matter and all these products are okay, they’re not really unsafe, but remember every choice you make matters.”
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.