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Part 3 David Kirby's Autism One Presentation: Metals, Myelin & Mitochondria Pathways to Autism?

Part 4 David Kirby's Autism One Presentation: Metals, Myelin & Mitochondria Pathways to Autism?

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By David Kirby
Presented at Autism One 2009.

These are some of the things you might want to look for, particularly if you can go back and look at when your kid was younger, because Hannah, I believe, no longer shows these markers. But when she was young, she had these elevated levels and imbalances. And many people I know have gone back and looked at their own kids’ blood work early on, and they’re finding a lot of these same markers.

So, what attacks mitochondria? Thimerosal is one of the things that attack mitochondria.

And one of the ways that toxins kill cells, and nerve cells, is through the mitochondria. For example: formaldehyde. And I think this is so interesting. Because, I believe that our mitochondrial health has deteriorated, and is getting worse. And I believe a lot of it happens in utero. And I believe that women, when they’re pregnant, using household cleaning products -- or even now we see flea shampoo for the dog -- their children have greater risk for autism. Well, maybe while they’re pregnant they’re exposed to certain toxins, even household products, and those attack the mitochondria.

Formaldehyde attacks mitochondria. What formaldehyde will do is, act on the permeability pores. Mitochondria have membranes with microscopic pores in them. And toxins like formaldehyde will make those pores get bigger. And then the mitochondria express certain substances that are toxic to the cell. And that’s how some toxins kill cells, and kill nerve cells. And what’s so interesting about this is that glutathione protects mitochondria. So if you have a lack of glutathione and you’re exposed to formaldehyde, or mercury, or aluminum, you may damage your mitochondria.
Slide40 This is the work of Dr. Martha Herbert, kind of pulling the whole thing together. What’s so fascinating about this, to me, is that the word “vaccine” never appears here in this entire study once. And yet you can look at it and you can see how environmental triggers and mitochondrial dysfunction and glutathione depletion can work together.

This is a fascinating study. She shows how an insult, a trigger, can cause an immune response, which can cause oxidative stress, which can cause DNA damage, which can cause ongoing mitochondrial dysfunction.

I also want to point out that the CDC is proposing mitochondrial research into autism and regression.

And this is a wonderful study done by scientists at Cleveland Clinic, Harvard and Johns Hopkins. They said there might be no difference between the inflammatory or catabolic stress of vaccinations and that of common childhood disease. Hannah’s stress was caused by her vaccines; there’s no question. But other kids could just get a regular childhood infection, and have mitochondrial dysfunction, and that could cause regression. And these scientists are saying maybe it’s the same thing – whether it’s a natural fever, or some type of immune stress caused by over-vaccination. If you have the mitochondrial dysfunction, you might find yourself in trouble. And they’re calling for large population-based studies. 

The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation – In children with mitochondrial issues, they recommend stretching the vaccines out as much as possible. They know that a kid is more at-risk for autistic regression and other outcomes from immune stresses. So they spread the vaccines out.

I’d just like to point out that not everybody thinks that this is crazy, that there are top scientists in the U.S. government who agree with people in this room. Dr. Duane Alexander told Autism Speaks that there may be some populations unable to remove mercury, like I mentioned, or some adverse or cross-reacting response to a vaccine, or mitochondrial disorder increasing the adverse response to vaccine-associated fever.”

I also want to point out that there is movement now to study the feasibility of doing a large population study of vaccinated versus unvaccinated children. This is the U.S. government looking into this, so if somebody tells you that is crazy, you tell them that HHS and CDC are looking into doing it.

I mentioned vitamin D and calcium signaling; I think that this is a very promising avenue of research. I think vitamin D and glutathione production is something we need to look at.

Slide48 And finally, Dr. Bernadine Healy, who I think has been the voice of reason in this debate, she was just terrific on Larry King Live the other night. And again, “Officials have been too quick to dismiss the hypothesis as irrational,” but we haven’t studied the children who got sick. And we can’t just look at large population studies of computerized data. We have to look at the kids. We have to look at the symptoms.

And like I said: Let’s work backwards and look at these kids, and then see how metals might have impacted them and created those symptoms; how myelin damage might have impacted them; how damage to the mitochondria might have impacted them. And maybe in five, ten years we’ll get somewhere.

Thank you very much for listening.




"Dr. Duane Alexander told Autism Speaks that there may be some populations unable to remove mercury, like I mentioned, or some adverse or cross-reacting response to a vaccine, or mitochondrial disorder increasing the adverse response to vaccine-associated fever.”

You respond to this sort of comment/observation by pointing out the possible role of pathogens; and I think you have a point. But we don't even have to go that far to look for answers here. Another major overlooked factor is the glutamate/glutamic acid in vaccines (besides in the diet; but in the vaccines they come packaged in an inflammatory setting to start with). Live-virus vaccines have this substance in them (it's a stabilizer). Carol Hoernlein (; a former food process engineer) has pointed out that glutamic acid in vaccines increases the histamine response; which makes the immune reaction worse. (Her recommendation: antihistamines should be given whenever these vaccines are administered.) So we do still need to pay attention to the role of vaccines in all this terrible damage that they - along with other factors, granted - have been wreaking on our children for far too long now.

It's past time for truth to prevail. "And maybe in five, ten years we'll get somewhere"? Sorry, David. You may think you're being reasonable. But that is an unreasonable conclusion. We know enough NOW to demand changes in the government's processes of dealing with this inconvenient truth. The time to act is NOW.

And People Power can bring that necessary change about. NOW.

Heidi N

Having recovered my children from autism, I think that latent pathogens are the main cause and are being missed. They need the spotlight. The toxins make the pathogens grow, but it's the pathogens that consume glutathione, cause the immune system to be stressed, cause the Vitamin D to be low.

It's not genetics. Everyone over 40 with a decent memory knows without a doubt it's not genetics because we remember our childhood, and we did not have ADHD, autism, etc. It was very rare to even have a child misbehave in the classroom. They didn't have what you see today. ADHD and autism stand out whether diagnosed or not.

Thus, as much as this is great work and accurate, the missing pieces are the pleomorphic pathogens that directly cause mito damage, immune dysfunction, digestion issues, low Vitamin D, low magnesium, low glutathione and tie up the liver with pathogen toxin wastes so that ridding toxins in the environment or fighting pathogens is not able to happen. Thus, the children stock-pile pathogens and toxins that they get exposed to. This is why they lose symptoms while they have a fever, and the symptoms return immediately afterwards. Only pathogens can do that. They don't like fevers. Mercury is stable, and won't do anything different during a fever. Yes, the toxins still play a role, but its the pathogens that are the key, and they are the ones that directly effect immune function (Brucella, lyme, Bartonella, HHV6, visna virus and mycolplasma). And that my sir, is the real McCoy. You can see or for more information.

Mito mom

Hi David:

On your first slide on markers for mito dysfunction I wanted to point out that high levels of alanine:

"Elevated alanine levels, together with hyperlactatemia, suggest chronic mitochondrial injury."


can come from elevated lactate OR from elevated ammonia.

The condition from elevated ammonia is called hyperammonemia. My son falls into this latter category. I have not heard anyone discussing hyperammonemia in autism even though there are several kids presenting with high ammonia. Do you have any information on it? BTW my son has seizures.

Benedetta Stilwell

Heavy metal hypothesis gives the CDC and the NHI and other alphabet health agencies a way out and around the issue that vaccines ARE the reason for the increase in autism.

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