Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology: Aluminium in brain tissue in autism "Extraordinarily High"
NOTE: You might recall that a "freezer malfunction" at Harvard University destroyed one third of the world's largest autistic brain collection. Can you imagine the information lost?
J.B. Handley has written about this paper at his Medium site - STAFFORDSHIRE, England — Professor Chris Exley is a formidable scientist, which is perhaps more important than you think, because a study he published today with his colleagues in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology may just be the “smoking gun” to prove that vaccines are triggering autism that we’ve all been waiting for. Professor Exley is a Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry at Keele University in Staffordshire, England. He received a Ph.D. in a subject that makes him highly qualified to author this latest paper: “the ecotoxicology of aluminium.”
Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder of unknown aetiology. It is suggested to involve both genetic susceptibility and environmental factors including in the latter environmental toxins. Human exposure to the environmental toxin aluminium has been linked, if tentatively, to autism spectrum disorder. Herein we have used transversely heated graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry to measure, for the first time, the aluminium content of brain tissue from donors with a diagnosis of autism. We have also used an aluminium-selective fluor to identify aluminium in brain tissue using fluorescence microscopy. The aluminium content of brain tissue in autism was consistently high. The mean (standard deviation) aluminium content across all 5 individuals for each lobe were 3.82(5.42), 2.30(2.00), 2.79(4.05) and 3.82(5.17) μg/g dry wt. for the occipital, frontal, temporal and parietal lobes respectively. These are some of the highest values for aluminium in human brain tissue yet recorded and one has to question why, for example, the aluminium content of the occipital lobe of a 15 year old boy would be 8.74 (11.59) μg/g dry wt.? Aluminium-selective fluorescence microscopy was used to identify aluminium in brain tissue in 10 donors. While aluminium was imaged associated with neurones it appeared to be present intracellularly in microglia-like cells and other inflammatory non-neuronal cells in the meninges, vasculature, grey and white matter. The pre-eminence of intracellular aluminium associated with non-neuronal cells was a standout observation in autism brain tissue and may offer clues as to both the origin of the brain aluminium as well as a putative role in autism spectrum disorder.
Read the full study http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0946672X17308763http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0946672X17308763
or view the pdf below.
We have made the first measurements of aluminium in brain tissue in ASD and we have shown that the brain aluminium content is extraordinarily high. We have identified aluminium in brain tissue as both extracellular and intracellular with the latter involving both neurones and non-neuronal cells. The presence of aluminium in inflammatory cells in the meninges, vasculature, grey and white matter is a standout observation and could implicate aluminium in the aetiology of ASD
Jenny had no problems with her flue shot. Lucky girl. AW was once asked in a QA session why adults don't get autism. He said they do. It's called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis In my early 70's 7 years ago when living in Spain I dutifully got my flue shot. A few months later out walking one day I experienced an odd feeling that my feet were encased in lead boots. Not long after this I became incomprehensively and very suddenly severely ill during a lunch out with my husband and could barely walk to the car. My BP plunged and my husband covered me with blankets to alleviate the tremors. The following day by the Grace of God I saw a local extremely talented English GP who had, by an amazing coincidence had had M.E. as a young intern in a London Hospital. He arranged the usual tests which all came back negative. He finally diagnosed M. E. I became sicker, unable to walk unaided, unable to keep any food down, constant nausea, vomiting, violent diarreah, and frightening arrhythmia. I lost 3 stone in 4 months and spent the following year mostly in bed. My doctor treated my immune system with daily shots of Magnesium and Vit B. Today I am better, but still endure short relapses and am prone to fainting. During one trip to hospital after a bad fall, a brain scan showed what appeared to be a small stroke at the base of my skull. But when had this happened? Nobody knew. Within 24 hours back home I was fine, with no effects of having had a stroke. M.E. is not well known in Spain BTW. I say all this because I believe there is a connection between that flue shot and the M.E. That wonderful empathetic GP now specializes in the treatment of M.E. privately at a London Clinic and does not believe in vaccines. Neither do I.
Posted by: Patricia | December 18, 2017 at 01:50 PM
7 years ago in my early 70's I dutifully got a flue shot whilst living in Spain. 3 months later I found my feet felt oddly heavy one day when walking, as if I had lead boots on. About a month later during lunch at a local restaurant with my husband I became extremely ill and could hardly walk to the car. My BP had plunged and I was covered in blankets to alleviate the tremors. The following day by the Grace of God I was seen by a local English GP, an extraordinary talented man. All the regular tests were done. They came back negative. I became sicker. Extreme weakness, a 'lead suit' encased me now, not just the boots. In bed for most of the following year. Vomiting , diarreah, frightening arrhythmia, constant nausea, inability to keep anything down but bits of croissant and unable to walk without aid. The GP had diagnosed Myalgic Encephalitis. By an amazing coincidence he had himself been a victim of this disease as a young intern in a London Hospital He now specializes in the treatment of this illness privately at a London clinic and is anti vaccines. His treatment for me was daily shots of Magnesium and Vit B., for a year. I lost 3 stone in 4 months. But I slowly got better. Today I am still prone to odd short relapses and fainting. My one brain scan after a bad fall showed what looked like a small stroke had happened at the base of my skull. But when? Nobody knew. I was fine, home within 24 hours, stitched up a cut. No effects of having had a stroke.
I write this because of my own conviction through further research that the flue shot was the cause of the M.E. and also because we all know now that this vaccine is totally ineffective.
Posted by: Patricia | December 18, 2017 at 01:05 PM
I well remember this Vaccine Safety Conference in Jamaica 2011 where Exley participated. AW was also present.
'Vaccines cause autism' ......I don't know who it was that first said they did? The media? Deer? Certainly Wakefield only said 'there must be a 'link' with MMR and that further studies were needed......'
Posted by: Patricia | December 18, 2017 at 12:34 PM
Another mention of MCP-1...
Posted by: Jeannette Bishop | December 17, 2017 at 03:56 PM
More regarding MMR activating MCP1...
Posted by: Jeannette Bishop | December 14, 2017 at 10:22 PM
Pietro, lol, good one!
Posted by: For Pietro | December 02, 2017 at 01:51 PM
J.B. Handley just gave a link on my facebook page on some ways of getting aluminium out of the body, and avoiding it
Getting it out; fiji water or volvic water that contains silica - drink 1.6 litters or was that 1.5? Anyway, after drinking it then exercise, or do what ever to sweat that aluminium out.
Can I buy those brands of water at Wal Mart?
Additionally; drink that golden milk drink, you know the drink - it calls for turmeric, black pepper and coconut milk. However; there is also the better tasting stuff that might work just as well. That is ginger, cinnamon, Cocoa, and coconut milk -- with some stevia or honey.
As for Avoiding aluminium; - Man -- Geesh -- I don't know if that is possible!.
Dang it, this very Autumn; I allowed my husband to buy a great, big, aluminium pot to fry our turkey in. Biggest aluminium pot I ever saw! It is the king of pots.
All that begging and pleading my husband has done for 10 years, all accumulated to that one moment this Autumn; as that big, shining pot sat in my husband's shopping cart, and glimmered excessively, under the store's fluorescent glow of artificial light.
And all that rice bran oil. What am I to do with 50 dollars worth of oil now that the turkeys; we did two; are all eaten. Freeze it? I have three chest freezers, I guess we could get yet another chest freezer number four. Ahhh, where is the room to put a fourth freezer?
Do you think we still need all that sauerkraut, fermented, yogurt foods, now that we know it is the aluminium salts If not; maybe, I I can just sell my old Sears refrigerator that my husband and I bought 47 years ago, and is still running!!! They don't make 'em like that any more. Then I could freeze all that rice bran oil. It is good stuff, it don't break down under frying. Probably something wrong with oil that won't break down after sitting in an aluminium pot on top of a propane burner, looking like a rocket about to be shot into space.
It did not help at that very moment when I was near my breaking point, that my son commented that his supervisor Kevin spent the whole day out in the parking lot; frying turkeys for all the workers at his former work place, and it was good.
Nothing like taking a perfectly healthy food, and making it unhealthy. That is the American way.
Then there is deodorant, aluminium foil, the stuff in baking powder, antacids (I heard Tums does not have it, right? I need to know since my Dad with Parkinson has decided to eat them like candy. He says it is for heartburn, but I suspect he just wants some candy. Oh, and no buffered aspirin, and preservatives in food-- well any processed food, and that includes baby formula. Oh, and guess what! They are in vaccines too.
Posted by: Benedetta | December 02, 2017 at 12:09 AM
Thank you Jeanette;
I misunderstood. I thought, you meant something about the measles virus would be helpful in moving the aluminium around, and I made the leap that thus it wold help in removing aluminum some how.
But you were wondering about the reactions of the MMR. if aluminium is the culprit.
Thanks for pointing this theory out.
I wonder if there is more out there about it?
Posted by: Benedetta | December 01, 2017 at 09:47 PM
JB Handley's explanation of what we know about aluminum and autism on Highwire:
Posted by: Jeannette Bishop | December 01, 2017 at 12:28 PM
Thanks so much for your input, Benedetta. Maybe that is a mechanism involved. I did find a mention of MMR interacting with a body burden of aluminum in Dr. Thomas's Doctors for Accountability in Medicine press conference lecture:
https://youtu.be/LuZEQkCcnvQ?t=21m57s "...the MMR vaccine activates a protein, the MCP1 protein, and it basically moves the aluminum around..." (Dr. Thomas gives an effective explanation for the layperson IMO of the aluminum exposure in the vaccine schedule starting @ 18:19, or 16:54 to include HepB discussion)
I've wondered if this is a mechanism of the vaccine viruses (and maybe the natural viruses)?
Posted by: Jeannette Bishop | December 01, 2017 at 11:45 AM
Yes I agree, controls are important.
For example it would be interesting to study a vaccine
against a genuine control, like a saline solution..
Posted by: Pietro | December 01, 2017 at 11:18 AM
Collagen has silica in it.
I buy that stuff and put in soups and hot drinks.
I would like a study on that to see if it does one bit of good?
Posted by: Benedetta | December 01, 2017 at 09:43 AM
What I want to know, is that Fiju water with the silica in it, or even horse tail extract been tested in rat studies.
Give those rats aluminium, then harvest and measure, then give them Fiju water at various lenght of time, harvest and measure.
Silica consumption does deplete B1 thiamine. And goodness knows we need every B vitamin we can get. Especially that B1 , that is so responsible for the health of the big vagus nerve.
Posted by: Benedetta | December 01, 2017 at 09:34 AM
This is all I have heard that measles virus will do?
The below research shows the Measles virus causes immunogenic cell death in human ... causing the release of inflammatory cytokines including type-1 interferons. Interferons serves as a signal to other human cells to resist the virus.
I often wondered why they choose the measles virus to try to awaken the immune system which I think is what is basically going on. Oh and em I was guessing that the measles virus was not that special but was just the matter of availability already contained in a vaccine. Plus it was a rather mild disease.
Posted by: Benedetta | December 01, 2017 at 09:17 AM
I've heard that MMR either contains (or triggers the release of something in the body) that then causes the movement of aluminum in the body (into the blood maybe?). Does anyone here know a reference for this or have a clearer understanding of this?
Posted by: Jeannette Bishop | November 30, 2017 at 10:50 PM
Del Bigtree interviewed JB Handley today regarding this study.
It is an excellent interview that can be seen on JB's facebook page.
Posted by: Pam | November 30, 2017 at 07:43 PM
When one wants to determine the cause of death, an autopsy is conducted. When one wants to determine the cause of disease - controls are required. Too bad those five people didn't die of autism.... they died of natural causes....at age fifteen.....
and the band plays on and on and on and on.....Mr Moffit, THANK YOU!!!!!!
Posted by: annie | November 30, 2017 at 06:25 PM
Alex Jones and Jon Raport
Discussing the study 12mins in
Pharma For Prison
Posted by: Angus Files | November 30, 2017 at 05:10 PM
Daily Mail UK today..
"Perhaps we now have the link between vaccination and autism': Professor reveals aluminium in jabs may cause sufferers to have up 10 times more of the metal in their brains than is safe"
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5133049/Aluminium-vaccines-cause-autism.
Pharma For Prison
Posted by: Angus Files | November 30, 2017 at 03:21 PM
Cherry misra, I may have misinterpreted your post into thinking you had devised an alternate method for amalgam removal besides biologic dentistry. If so, then nevermind and thanks anyway. :)
Posted by: Siobhan Justin | November 30, 2017 at 01:45 PM
cherry misra, I would so appreciate you sharing with me your method of extricating mercury fillings from teeth. I have a mouthful, but it is currently not financially feasible to have them removed via a biologic dentist. Please let me know how you want to share your information- email, FB messenger... Thanks in advance!
Posted by: Siobhan Justin | November 30, 2017 at 01:28 PM
@Rebecca Lee, This is a good point you have made. We have long been told that mercury is made more toxic by addition of aluminium. But what is really known? What are the interactions.? I wonder if much or any study of this has been done. Perhaps Dr. Blaylock would weigh in on this point. Just guessing here- Maybe the enzymes that upload aluminium to excrete it are more attracted to the mercury atoms- leaving more of the Al behind in the brain .
Of course, on a common sense level- its simply insanity to push elements into the human body which are not part of a normal human body and not easily excreted.
Posted by: cherry Misra | November 30, 2017 at 01:02 PM
Hi Frederic Chopin,
It almost sounded like what you just said ( paraphrasing here) was that you wanted to ignore aluminium in the brain, just because it might link back to vaccines?
That's a pretty hard line to take.
I agree that controls can be useful, particularly for comparing methodology, though apparently we already have a baseline for aluminium in the brain. And it is hard to ignore the huge amount of aluminium found in a 15 year old child's brain.
More studies? Yes, wonderful.
But in the end this is about helping people. If you like vaccines because you think they help people, then you can't look the other way if it turns out that one of their ingredients is unsafe, particularly when this is an easy fix.
Even if all you are concerned about is the bottom line of the vaccine companies, then if aluminium is one of the causes, it could be removed from vaccines. It might even make a good marketing campaign; the "new improved safer vaccines", and yes, I am aware that the addition of aluminium is used to make a better 'reaction" to the vaccine, but let's be honest, they have fudged mumps and flu vaccine efficacy for years, and no one is really sure the reaction actually indicates immunity anyway, so I am sure they could manage to fudge that too. Or maybe they could even look at adding more aluminium to the vaccines. I was recently reading a mouse? ( poor things) study which showed that higher concentrations of aluminium were captured at the injection site as a lump, where smaller amounts were more likely to not provoke a skin reaction, so they entered the system and crossed the blood brain barrier. Counter intuitive, but interesting.
The reality is though, that we can't keep just poisoning people and looking the other way because it is more convenient.This generation is already sicker than preceding generations, and we are already seeing limits on how many vaccines some of this generation can safely take. The serious reactions to gardasil is a case in point. The only humane thing to do is fix the problem. But even if you are dealing with sociopaths who don't care about people, the financial bottom line for the pharmacuetical companies is still best met with a safer product.
Posted by: Hera | November 30, 2017 at 12:57 PM
To me more studies trying to prove vaccines cause autism just waste resources. But it looks like we agree if more studies like this one are done they should use controls. The same problem (lack of controls) is seen in the Gatti et el study looking for "nanocontamination" in vaccines.
Posted by: Frederic Chopin | November 30, 2017 at 10:20 AM
Recovery Methods for a Brain with Aluminum and Glyphosate Exposure
How To Detox From Heavy Metals and Glyphosate
I make an excellent heavy metal detox which you can check out in the Dr Jess store, but for now, lets investigate what you can do to actively clear your pineal gland and the gut of these toxic substances.
1.Eat organic-One Swedish study showed a family who tested positive for glyphosate at the beginning of the study. They all ate organic for the next three weeks and their urinary excretion of Glyphosate dropped significantly. Avoiding GMO food, which has a considerably higher amount of pesticide used on it, avoiding soy, corn and wheat, as well as educating yourself on foods that help to eliminate these toxins by providing necessary cofactors and nutrients.
2.Eat sulfur rich foods-sulfur is one of the nutrients disrupted by Glyphosate and proven by the Seneff study. This includes brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, legumes, bok chop, garlic, cauliflower, kale, radish and watercress. The high sulfur content of these foods provide necessary cofactors to make glutathione, the master antioxidant of the body. It is also used in step one and two detoxification in the liver.
3.Take probiotics-since glyphosate and heavy metals can help decimate the beneficial bacteria in the gut, it makes sense that exogenously replacing these colonies with probiotics would help to rid the body of toxins. Our gut bacteria are life and provide necessary amino acids, building blocks and cofactors for immunity and stable moods, If our guts are not happy, then our brains are likely unhappy too.
4.Silica-Research published in 2013 showed that drinking up to one liter of a silicon-rich mineral water daily for 12 weeks effectively excreted aluminum via the urine, without detrimental effects on essential metals such as iron and copper. According to the authors: “We have provided preliminary evidence that over 12 weeks of silicon-rich mineral water therapy the body burden of aluminum fell in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and, concomitantly, cognitive performance showed clinically relevant improvements in at least 3 out of 15 individuals.” Think Fiji water.
5.Melatonin: Research shows that melatonin has a metal binding role and is a useful supplement in the treatment of neurological disorders in which oxidative stress is involved, which includes Alzheimer’s. Melatonin can travel freely across all cellular barriers, facilitating the removal of toxic metals such as aluminum. It also appears to suppress the oxidative activity of aluminum in your brain. Melatonin is also one of the hormones that is blocked by Glyphosate exposure, so exogenous support is quite beneficial to rid yourself of this toxin. New research shows melatonin also has anti cancer properties.
6.Raise your Glutathione- Your body synthesizes this master antioxidant from three amino acids: “cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. Raw fruits and vegetables, particularly avocado, asparagus, grapefruit, strawberries, orange, tomato, cantaloupe, broccoli, okra, peach, zucchini, and spinach are rich in the precursors glutamate and glycine. Dietary sources of cysteine include eggs, meat, red peppers, garlic, onions, Brussels sprouts, and wheat germ.” Other helpful treatments for improved glutathione metabolism are exercise and the proper vitamin D levels. (I like my patents around 50).
7.Chlorella-this ancient blue green algae contains nearly all essential amino acids and is jam packed with protein. It not only works in unison with cilantro, but can remove the heavy metals from the body through urinary excretion.
8.Cilantro-Cilantro works well with chlorella to chelate, or bind, up heavy metals to excrete them. The issue with cilantro alone is that although it chelates heavy metals, it does not remove them in the urine. This means they can recirculate to deposit elsewhere in the body. This is why I recommend that you always take cilantro with chlorella as chlorella does remove the metals through kidney excretion. In one study, in Japan in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, researchers found that cilantro was able to chelate aluminum. “After the 25-day trial period, the mice were checked for lead. The results showed that both the cilantro and the DMSA had “significantly decreased lead deposition in the femur and severe lead-induced injury in the kidneys.” Moreover, the cilantro increased the urinary excretion of delta-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), which is known to increase with lead intake.”
9.Iodine/Kelp-iodine dispels fluoride and bromide as well as heavy metals from the body. Iodine deficiency has come into question for a number of cancers including breast, thyroid and prostate cancer.
10.Avoiding fluoride/Buy a water filter-a Berkley runs around $200-300 and you can order fluoride filters specifically to remove this toxic halide from your water supply. Check them out at www.berkey.com. This absolutely helps heal the pineal gland.
11.Third Eye Meditation-this meditation involves staring up at the point in between the eyes with your eyes closed. This can send awareness and blood supply to the area.
12.Epsom salt baths-provide detox baths for heavy metals. Magnesium stores are depleted during heavy metal toxicity and detox. The body uses magnesium in over 300 processes in the body and heavy metal detox is one of them! Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate and sitting in a bath for approximately 30 minutes is a great way to replenish these stores.
13.MSM supplementation-MSM is a form of sulfur which acts on cell membranes and can help to replenish sulfur stores that are disrupted by Glyphosate exposure. It has also been known to help mercury toxicity.
14.N-acetyl L-cysteine (NAC) may also be useful. NAC is the rate-limiting nutrient for the formation of the master antioxidant glutathione. So replacing these stores can help boost glutathione levels in the body.
15.Curcumin- Research suggests that curcumin has a protective effect against aluminum-induced damage by modulating the extent of oxidative stress. Studies have shown that curcumin can help improve memory in Alzheimer’s patients. There are some contraindications that curcumin is not recommended if you have biliary tract obstruction (as it stimulates bile secretion), gallstones, or on a blood thinner. (curcumin is a natural blood thinner).
16.Other supplements that may help include: Gotu kola, boron, coconut oil, beets, apple cider vinegar, ginseng, bentonite clay (avoid contamination with heavy metals), milk thistle, dandelion root and burdock root.
17.CHELATION-This is the most effective way to remove all heavy metals. It can bind up other beneficial nutrients that you wouldn’t necessarily want removed. Chelation can also be hard on the kidneys. However, I have witnessed amazing results with IV chelation with EDTA, DMSO or DMPS concerning heavy metal toxicity and heart disease.
Posted by: Hans Litten | November 30, 2017 at 10:07 AM
Volvic water should be flying off the shelves right now . But it isn't !
Efficacy of chelation therapy to remove aluminium intoxication.
There is a distinct correlation between aluminium (Al) intoxication and neurodegenerative diseases (ND). We demonstrated how patients affected by ND showing Al intoxication benefit from short-term treatment with calcium disodium ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) (chelation therapy). Such therapy further improved through daily treatment with the antioxidant Cellfood. In the present study we examined the efficacy of long-term treatment, using both EDTA and Cellfood. Slow intravenous treatment with the chelating agent EDTA (2 g/10 mL diluted in 500 mL physiological saline administered in 2 h) (chelation test) removed Al, which was detected (using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry) in urine samples collected from patients over 12 h. Patients that revealed Al intoxication (expressed in μg per g creatinine) underwent EDTA chelation therapy once a week for ten weeks, then once every two weeks for a further six or twelve months. At the end of treatment (a total of 22 or 34 chelation therapies, respectively), associated with daily assumption of Cellfood, Al levels in the urine samples were analysed. In addition, the following blood parameters were determined: homocysteine, vitamin B12, and folate, as well as the oxidative status e.g. reactive oxygen species (ROS), total antioxidant capacity (TAC), oxidized LDL (oxLDL), and glutathione. Our results showed that Al intoxication reduced significantly following EDTA and Cellfood treatment, and clinical symptoms improved. After treatment, ROS, oxLDL, and homocysteine decreased significantly, whereas vitamin B12, folate and TAC improved significantly. In conclusion, our data show the efficacy of chelation therapy associated with Cellfood in subjects affected by Al intoxication who have developed ND.
Posted by: Hans Litten | November 30, 2017 at 09:35 AM
The kind of science championed by sites like Respectful Insolence and countless others is known as "product defense science." I just read that term yesterday and I think it's pretty good.
Posted by: Carol | November 30, 2017 at 09:12 AM
Thanks so much for your post -- very informative!
You criticize this study as am antivaxx funded one? Frederic how many pharma funded studies are there that tell us anything about aluminum safety, specifically its relationship with autism? If I am not mistaken it's zilch, nada -- nothing! Why is that Frederic?
I think the consensus around here is this study serves as a promising clue as to what might be causing a generation of kids to develop brain damaging autism in epidemic numbers. Certainly I haven't heard anyone saying it is the final proof. Yes Frederic, we are in agreement that we owe it to our kids and there should be more studies exploring the aluminum-autism connection -- and including those with controls. Actually Frederic -- you are in agreement with this, aren't you?!
Posted by: Greg | November 30, 2017 at 07:21 AM
We have all the science - We have all the evidence –
The BBC has the lies and fake news. The BBC has the power of manipulation & misinformation .
Why for example, would the occipital lobe of a 15 year old boy with autism be 8.74 (11.59) mg/g dry wt.,
a value which is at least 10 times higher than might be considered as acceptable for an aged adult never mind a child?
However, while the aluminium content of each of the 5 brains was shockingly high it was the location of the aluminium in the brain tissue which served as the standout observation.
The majority of aluminium was identified inside non-neuronal cells including microglia and astrocytes.
Posted by: Han Litten | November 30, 2017 at 06:20 AM
There is research out that that says if there is a problem with the parathyroid then more aluminium will accumulate in the body; especially the brain.
Moyer; I think was the researcher's name?
Parathyroid deals with metabolism, is close to the thyroid if not inside the thyroid, the lymph system drains from the thyroid to the parathyroid.
Although parathyroid is not the thyroid, still it is close by. Thyroid trouble it is common for Mother's of autistic children. I heard that a long time a go and just ignored it , untill some sweet people on this website pointed it out to me. .
So it is the Mother's fault, kind of. .
Except like autism; thyroid disease has gone up like a flock of black birds in the fall of the year practicing for migration. And "There is no such thing as a genetic epidemic "
Posted by: Benedetta | November 29, 2017 at 11:18 PM
The paper below shows AL brain levels in control brains of healthy individuals, who died of an accident. They are markedly lower than shown in autistic brains.
Ann Clin Biochem. 1986 Jan;23 ( Pt 1):97-101.
Determination of aluminium in human tissues by flameless atomic absorption
spectroscopy and comparison of reference values.
Bouman AA, Platenkamp AJ, Posma FD.
Aluminium in human tissues has been determined by flameless atomic absorption
spectroscopy (AAS). Tissues were dried at 110 degrees C and digested with
concentrated nitric acid at 50 degrees C overnight. After dilution with distilled
water the samples were measured. The aluminium levels of the controls (healthy
individuals who died as a result of an accident) appeared to be: grey matter 2.1
+/- 1.0 (mean +/- SD), white matter 1.7 +/- 0.5, spinal cord, 3.3 +/- 1.5, kidney
1.9 +/- 0.7, heart 2.1 +/- 1.1, vertebral cortex 1.9 +/- 1.8, and vertebral
trabeculae 3.1 +/- 1.8 micrograms/g dry weight. For a patient with dialysis motor
neuropathy significantly higher values were found. Comparison with values in the
literature shows that our reference values are in agreement with published
results obtained by flameless atomic absorption spectroscopy.
Posted by: no-vac | November 29, 2017 at 11:01 PM
Dead composer: Cause Chopin died in 1849 -
Do scientists already know if aluminium is or is not a common find in normal brains?
Crowing over the find of aluminium in a 15 year old boy ; is not what we are doing here. Appalled is more like it.
Posted by: Benedetta | November 29, 2017 at 10:36 PM
Please stop you repulsive and twisted crowing. It wasn’t supposed to be the last study.
Posted by: For Frederic Chopin | November 29, 2017 at 10:04 PM
"There's no point asking for controls since all the brain tissues analyzed were autistic brains."
What if they found the same levels in non-autistic brains (as controls)? Then either a) aluminum wouldn't be implicated, or b) their methodology was flawed.
Without controls all we can say is a study funded by the anti-vaccine Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute claims to have found elevated aluminum levels in autistic brains.
Posted by: Frederic Chopin | November 29, 2017 at 07:22 PM
This was obviously not a case-control study. It is a case series study. There's no point asking for controls since all the brain tissues analyzed were autistic brains.
However, in terms of "reference" values of aluminum content in brains, Professor Exley was involved in this previous brain study:
The Identification of Aluminum in Human Brain Tissue Using Lumogallion and Fluorescence Microscopy
Where the aluminum content found in various regions of the brain of a 69 year old donor, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's was analyzed here:
Unfortunately, the research is too new to determine what the reference values are in regards to what is "normal" aluminum levels in the brain. Exley's study indicated that there were various replicants that showed very high aluminum content compared to other replicants in the same brain. If you look at the link above, you will see how Exley et al highlighted concerning aluminum levels in the brain compared to other replicant samples. Exley used the results from this study to determine "loose categories of brain aluminum".
Considering that aluminum exposure has been implicated in Alzheimer's, the previous study demonstrated that there were unusually high levels of aluminum in various brain samples of the same brain, while other areas were low (normal). The highest levels found in the brain of the person with Alzheimer's, which, according to the study, was a resident during known to have been exposed to aluminum during "... this, now, infamous event when 20 tons of aluminum sulphate were inadvertently added to the potable water supply", was 5.58 μg/g dry wt.
Compare that value to some of the values found in the autistic brains, which was found to have aluminum values as high as 22.11 μg/g dry wt
... I think that's particularly concerning.
Posted by: whyser | November 29, 2017 at 04:26 PM
"You might recall that a "freezer malfunction" at Harvard University destroyed one third of the world's largest autistic brain collection. Can you imagine the information lost?"
Yes .. I can imagine the "information lost" .. though I prefer to think of it as "information destroyed".
This "freezer malfunction tragedy" has NEVER received the "investigative" scrutiny it deserved .. which is typical ... DELAY .. DENY ... HOPE THEY DIE.
Has there been ANY effort to recreate the collection of autistic brains ... or ... have the Powers That Be learned such a "collection" is just too threatening to pursue .. and .. will NOT pursue this critical research?
How do they continue to GET AWAY WITH THEIR CORRUPTION OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH?????
Posted by: bob moffit | November 29, 2017 at 03:09 PM
cherry Misra - Thanks for your concern. I appreciate it. In the 1950s molar teeth were filled the moment they appeared! Thankfully my wisdom teeth were impacted and removed before they even emerged, so that's 4 less mercury fillings- then another filled molar got removed more recently. I've still got some amalgam filled teeth left. At my age it hardly matters. Whether or not the mercury dumbed me down as a child also hardly matters now. Removing the mercury fillings is probably more harmful than leaving them. Some have been overfilled with some white material.
Enough of that. I should make it clear I am vehemently opposed to mercury in vaccines, particularly those on child vaccination schedules. If we believe what we are told, this has been removed from child vaccines in the developed world, although there's some suspicion about flu vaccines for babies and what happens during an actual or predicted flu epidemic.
I'm very sorry about your mercury problems. It seems to be the case some persons are more likely than others to be harmed, although there are no safe levels. The situation with aluminium is becoming clearer. There has already been evidence of an aluminium link to Alzheimers, but again only some persons succumb to this. I got rid of all my aluminium cooking pots years ago. If only life was that simple.
Posted by: Jenny Allan | November 29, 2017 at 02:08 PM
Also supports Blaylocks great work
"As the person who first proposed the microglial/excitotoxin hypothesis (JANA 2003;6(4): 21-35 and J. Amer Phys Surg 2004; 9(2): 46-51) I feel I should explain the connection between microglia/excitotoxicity and mitochondrail dysfunction. My hypothesis was confirmed two years later by Vargis, et al in which they demonstrated chronic levels of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines as well as microglia and astrocytic activation in the brains of 11 autistics from age 5 years to 44 years, even though they never mentioned excitotoxicity as a final mechanism. I wish to address the mitochondrial issue, which has become of major interest with the appearance of the Hannah Poling’s case."
Pharma For Prison
Posted by: Angus Files | November 29, 2017 at 02:07 PM
For Frederic Chopin:
To you I ask what are the other scientists doing? Will this give rise to more, bigger studies, since aluminum has been implicated in Altzheimers? Will this spur on more questions or will there be a shut down on the topic? Will any grad students or labs be able to study such an important health issue?
Meanwhile more and more money and time is wasted on garbage studies like smoking, hiways...you fool no one.
Posted by: False scientists | November 29, 2017 at 01:04 PM
An ode to Dr. Chris Shaw:
Chris, Youre the best! But I hope you know-
Youre allowed to talk aluminium in the brain till the sun sinks low
You can even talk mercury a lot, a lot -
But avoid use of the V word if dont want to get shot .
Posted by: cherry Misra | November 29, 2017 at 12:49 PM
Looks like this study will not make the “Today Show” with Matt and Dr. Nancy….
Was trying to locate the clip of the two of them trashing Dr. Wakefield a few years back, I am sure many have seen it.
Not sure where these clips go once NBC takes down the link. They are becoming “more classic” every day. They need to be preserved.
Posted by: go Trump | November 29, 2017 at 12:29 PM
Looks like this study will not make the “Today Show” with Matt and Dr. Nancy….
Was trying to locate the clip of the two of them trashing Dr. Wakefield a few years back, I am sure many have seen it.
Not sure where these clips go once NBC takes down the link. They are becoming “more classic” every day. They need to be preserved.
Posted by: go Trump | November 29, 2017 at 12:29 PM
@Jenny Allan- Jenny please please please ! Dont make the innocent mistake that I made. At age about 55, thinking, "Well, you need to get rid of these amalgams, but they arent bothering you and you go to the dentist once or twice a year, so you can just go on slowly getting them changed and all will be well "
I lost a big chunk of about 5 years of my life with those notions. On two occasions of dental work, I absorbed a large amount of mercury vapor after which ensued brain fog, difficulty functioning on any task of even minor complexity, Severe loss of short term memory ; liver damage (brown urine) ,; blood pressure of 220 or perhaps higher- I only noticed after a year- sinking thyroid, sleeping 12 hours a day - hearing affected - change in heart rhythm, palpitations, tachycardia - twitches in facial muscles ; difficulty signing name on cheques and forms and other symptoms too numerous to mention - Throughout this I lived and still live with the knowledge that as the mercury punches tiny holes in the walls of the arteries I might have a sudden stroke or heart attack.
Just as so many autistic kids could not win the battle with mercury, you may suddenly find yourself in the midst of a battle you may lose also. We need you on our side. Save yourself by going to a biologic dentist. If you absolutely feel that you cannot afford that, write to me and Ill tell you how I got my mercury removed with my own application of mercury science - in India where we have good dentists but no biological dentists
and can you imagine how hard it is on the ego to lose the ability to hit a mosquito on the wall or throw a paper in the waste paper basket from 5 feet away !!!!! Mercury is no laughing matter !!
Posted by: cherry Misra | November 29, 2017 at 12:24 PM
Actually, browsing RI it is...
In other words it is: 1, we don't know if high amount of aluminum in the brain is the norm; 2, maybe the aluminum got there other than the likely fact that it was placed there with vaccines; 3, let's poo-poo on the study because the researchers did not make it easy to reproduce.
Posted by: Greg | November 29, 2017 at 12:05 PM
What did the controls show?
Posted by: Frederic Chopin | November 29, 2017 at 11:23 AM
Fantastic news, Bristol university has cracked it. Walter Raleigh smoked a pipe one time and we all had autistic children !
A study from researchers at the University of Bristol and published in the journal Scientific Reports has found that of the 14,500 participants if a girl’s maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67% more likely to display certain traits linked to autism (like poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviors).
The study is part of an ongoing, long-term study on the effects of maternal and paternal grandmother’s smoking in pregnancy on the development of their grandchildren, who are all part of Children of the 90s. 1 The team also found that when a maternal grandmother smoked, that increased- by 53% -the risk of her grandchildren having a diagnosed autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Thanks Professor Marcus Pembrey but I cannot take you seriously .
Posted by: Han Litten | November 29, 2017 at 10:50 AM
Benedetta, I thought your rant was spot on. Cheers to you!
Posted by: False scientists | November 29, 2017 at 10:38 AM
Jenny - Yes I got the flu shot this year and can confirm it came from a single dose vial (no preservative mercury or otherwise).
I detect an implied criticism. There's quite a lot of debate about my flu shots on a previous AoA thread and I don't want to waste time regurgitating that. Anyone interested can look it up, but basically I am NOT anti vaccine, just pro safe vaccines. and properly informed choices. I have never had any problems following a flu shot, but have had problems in the past with the actual flu. I have a mouthful of mercury amalgam and no doubt some aluminium in the brain, but I am not demented yet.
Posted by: Jenny Allan | November 29, 2017 at 10:08 AM
Breaking it down for folks not as knowlegable as the individuals who post comments here is critical if we are to take advantage of this watershed moment...
1. Reputable study finds high levels of aluminum in the brains of people with ASD. 2. Aluminum is a known neurotoxin linked to Alzheimer’s & other brain disorders 3. Likely source - vaccines (aluminum added to trigger immune response).
We have to connect the dots for the ill-informed & then shout them from the roof tops!
Posted by: Maureen McDonnell,RN | November 29, 2017 at 10:05 AM
Andy Cutler maintained that aluminum builds up in the body because mercury interferes with its excretion. I wonder how much mercury was present in those samples, along with the aluminum.
Posted by: Rebecca Lee | November 29, 2017 at 09:36 AM
I am sorry, I just seem to be extremely snarky now a days, and I am getting worse.
Posted by: Benedetta | November 29, 2017 at 08:59 AM
The push to just get mercury out - has been difficult.
Can you imagine the whining and the noise we are going to hear about aluminium.
I can hear them now, those test were not accurate, the samples were contaminated because it came form the glass vials they used. Yeah, aluminium is a component of glass; that is our story and we are sticking to it.
That is what they said when our dear sweet Frenchman discovered aluminium migrating to the thin layer of film that cover the muscles, to the lymph to the tonsils, to the spleen and then to the brain.
You know that this is their main ingredient to get the immune system to respond to their pieces of dead or almost dead microbes.
What are they going to do to replace it? OH DEAR!
Maybe they can put most of it off on the fluoride in the water and tooth paste. After all there was that study that fluoride made aluminium absorb better into our bodies and lowered kids' IQs.
Maybe they will just go with getting shed of fluoride? But then what to do with all that industrial waste of fluoride? Sigh! I guess it is for which ever industry is the most powerful?
I guess they could use Squalene instead. All those soldiers with ALS were not sacrificed for nothing, after all!
Or maybe they have something new coming down the pipes? Maybe they will make us wish for the days of the past when it was just aluminium and mercury and other bad stuff.
Either way; You can bet "they" darn well knew what the problem was back in 1986 when Congress moved to protect them. A bill that stated they were suppose to research it to make it safer when they already knew.
Just like the mercury in the vaccines, they never calculated the accumulative effect of mercury or aluminium or what ever else they have in the vaccines. Do we really believe that?
I so wonder when I was watching C-Span back in 2002, if the surprised look and reaction of the federal agencies when Haley pointed out the entire vaccine schedule was going way above the EPA recommended amounts of mercury was not about that they did not know, but more about that Merck and like ilk forgot to wine, dine and buy a biochemist professor from a big medical oriented university like the University of Kentucky?
Posted by: Benedetta | November 29, 2017 at 08:56 AM
I wonder if aluminum levels have anything to do with Cryptogenic Strokes?
Jenny Allen - I think I remember that you'd been quite comfortable in the past about getting yourself the flu shot (or am I mixing things up?). I have to say, I'm curious - did you get a flu shot for this year's flu season? Why or why not? Has there been any information in the public realm the past couple years that has influenced your decision?
Posted by: Jenny | November 29, 2017 at 08:43 AM
I'm an alumnus of Keele University, from the 70s. Later in the same decade I was given a diagnosis of aluminium poisoning from an NHS doctor of South Asian origin, in London. I have now bequeathed my brain to autism research. Perhaps it will end up back in Keele! This is great research, confirming what we already knew.
Posted by: Grace Green | November 29, 2017 at 08:43 AM
Posted by: Jenny Allan | November 29, 2017 at 06:39 AM
I fancy myself as a soothsayer , clairvoyant , predictor of the future , but most importantly careful eidetic viewer of past performance and events .
Do not be either surprised or disappointed if this publication mysteriously retracts this paper .
But yes , another seminal paper from the wonderful world renowned Professor Chris Exley .
Tipping my hat to you sir Professor Exley , in case you ever happen to read this .
Posted by: Han Litten | November 29, 2017 at 07:00 AM
It's always been denied that metals and other potentially harmful ingredients in vaccines end up in childrens' brains. Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Professor Chris Exley for his exemplary research and his courage for publishing in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. Thanks to this journal too.
Posted by: Jenny Allan | November 29, 2017 at 06:39 AM
"The presence of aluminium in inflammatory cells in the meninges, vasculature, grey and white matter is a standout observation and could implicate aluminium in the aetiology of ASD"
The power to IGNORE this scientific evidence .. will once again prove .. to be the greatest power of the SWAMP that our public health, academic research universities, medical professional organizations, medical journals and their willingly complicit colleagues in what continues to pretend to be our so-called "free and independent press" ... WILL DO.
After all .. THEY have no choice but to continue to their life-long career tactic ....
DELAY, DENY AND HOPE THEY DIE.
How else to keep the BAND PLAYING ON AND ON AND ON .....
Posted by: bob moffit | November 29, 2017 at 06:24 AM