I would agree with most of that LI, which leads back to the questions I asked. If you fling life back to the nineteen thirties, and occasionally in the 1800's you would have found the occasional person on an autism spectrum disorder.
To me, autism is a very broad issue, but the foundations for potential for it have always been there. We like to think that the world is a "better" place these days, but if you read "Our Stolen Future" and other books of this kind, its patently obvious that it isn't.
To me, Autism spectrum disorders are the end point of a world in which genetics, nutrition, environemental toxins and the combined impact on the immune system all come to a triangular point of the pyramid, with the crud at the bottom and the child at the top.
In some children they don't need vaccines, because the damage in their parents is such that the child was born at the top of, or near the top of the pyramid to begin with.
Other children are so close to the top that all they need mercury from the mother's amalgams, or diet, a major mineral imbalance, which is always the result of being on the pill prior to pregancy, so that's another issue (which no-one here has talked about ~ the pill is undermining health and broadening the base of the pyramid) and/or an infection either in utero, or in early childhood,~~~ because undermining the mother's hormonal balance, will change her minerals, alter her immune system and her gut, and start to tear rents in the developing baby's whole biochemistry.
Some children only need a DPT to tip over. And one "perfect" little girl that I know, who was "perfect" (and fully vaccinated) until the age of five, was fine until she got her first MMR at 5, got mumps encephalopathy from the vaccine, and now everything has disintegrated. So when the experts talk about some "normal" age, I roll my eyes. I know a 12 year old, who was normal until the MMR booster, so there is no acceptable age at which "damage" cannot occur.
The straw that breaks the camel's back in the past have been different things. The reason we are seeing so many after vaccines in my opinion, is that never has there been a time in history when so much pressure has been put on the immune system at such a young age.
In the past, when I was a child, my first vaccine was at the age of three. My husbands first was at the age of 19. In those days, and immune system had a chance to settle itself in, and work out how the rules go. And there was far less chemical crud around, and the minerals and vitamins in food was far better than it is now. Junk food was simply non-existent. Yesterday's paper had an article in it about eating McDonalds regularly, doubles the risk of asthma etc. Well, hello? I could have told them that!
The world is teetering on a nutritional knife edge, an immunological and ecological knife edge, and immunologists and the Offits of this world, walk around with their heads up their arses. As well as being grossly underimmunised themselves.
I would so love to line them all up and update their vaccine charts with all the missing childhood vaccines, and the ones that the soldiers get as well. And since Offit considers that 1,000 vaccines in a day is fine, I'll love to put him at the front of the line.
This quote is relevant:
|“I would challenge any colleague, clinician or research scientist to claim that we have a basic understanding of the human newborn immune system. It is well established in studies in animal models that the newborn immune system is very distinct from the adolescent or adult. In fact, the immune system of newborns in animal models can easily be perturbed to ensure that it cannot respond properly later in life.”
This testimony was given verbally to the United States Senate on May 12, 1999 by Dr Bonnie Dunbar, Professor of Immunobiology with specialist work in vaccine development and autoimmunity for over 25 years, the past 17 at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr Baylor was asking the Senate for a moratorium on the Hepatitis B vaccine, which she maintains is extremely dangerous, and which carries serious debilitating side effects denied by the establishment.
But the crux of her message is to me, the key. The children who go into immediate regressive autism after vaccines are the ones who, if they had had time to mature that immature immune system may have been able to cope.
The others were just too close to the top of the pyramid either at birth, or even before.
But in a sense, "autism" is in the hands of parents.
No, we can't literally turn the clock back. But if we study hard enough, and understand the impact that food, the environment and vaccines have on the immune system, and try to avoid the known traps that may await future children, then we may be able to do something about it.
However, I believe there will still be a large subsection of Autistic children whose regression is triggered by mercury of any kind, be it from mother's amalgam, diet, or vaccines. APO-E3 appears to be the gene to look for, in that regard, because the people who get sick from amalgam in their OWN mouths are most likely to have this weakness. Not APO-E4, as Dan Olmsted mentioned. I don't know where APO-E4 fits in, as I've not researched it, because I didn't know it was relevant.
As for the rest, if parents continue to insist that their babies are pincushions from the first day out of utero, I believe we will see a huge increase, not just in autism but in other immunological based disturbances, because you can't go on sticking things into babies and assuming that nothing else will give.