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Environmental contaminants are to blame for autism

I have been convinced for a while now that a variety of environmental contaminants are to blame for the autism epidemic. (Think it’s questionable whether there’s an epidemic? Read here.)

For years, the research money chased the hypothesis that autism is genetic, and looked for the genes. Well, in some cases, it is genetic. But there’s no such thing as an epidemic that’s genetic. Think about it. It’s a contradiction in terms. If you go back a generation or two, you still have the same genes, but not the epidemic, because the way we define the word epidemic: it’s an event that’s catastrophic.

Now research money is flowing toward some limited environmental hypotheses, and there are starting to be some results. I believe that the autistic individual’s system cannot process toxins very normally, causing a buildup of toxins that eventually causes big problems. Detox is a big part of treatment, or should be.

Now, if you’re me, you’re trying to protect your kids from toxins. The FDA and the EPA certainly aren’t; they’ve been bought by the big companies and associations with big bucks. How else to explain that it’s perfectly fine and legal for your dentist to fill your kid’s mouth with mercury?

One big way is to provide your family with carbon-filtered drinking water. The EPA provides limits on many toxins in our water supply, but some amounts of toxins are allowed. And that’s just the toxins the EPA has decided to regulate. There are many, many more that it ignores. We are actually living in a toxic soup. The government should be protecting us but isn’t.

I decided to get a home water filter three or four years ago, and did some research on the best ones. I found Multipure, a company in Nevada that makes its filters here in the U.S. to exacting quality standards and gives them a warranty for life. We’ve been enjoying our Multipure filtered water. I wanted to let you know about it in case you were interested in checking this out too. http://www.safe-water-4-u.com/

Source on mercury fillings: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/10/americans-unaware-that-silver-fillings-are-50-percent-mercury.aspx

Things need to change at the FDA and EPA to keep our kids safe

Here is what I wrote a few days ago to Sen. Roy Blunt, who’s on the Senate Agriculture Committee and therefore has some influence over the EPA and FDA. He is also a senator from my state.

Hi Roy,
I wanted to continue to press you for change in the way that chemicals are permitted into our environment. Did you know that a human fetus is exposed to 100 times as many chemicals now as 50 years ago? Environmental exposure to chemicals (for genetically susceptible individuals) is surely the cause of the autism epidemic. It must be touching your family as well as mine. And it’s getting worse and worse, a 78 percent increase in the past five years according to Dr. Mercola.

An article by a respected doctor from Utah caught my eye. Utah has the highest autism rate in the nation, and the drinking water contains a lot of mercury, said Dr. Brian Moench. Dr. Muench blames toxins for the autism epidemic and for the honeybee die-off. Apparently some studies are showing that new insecticides are to blame for the disoriented and dying honeybees. As a member of the agriculture committee I am sure you are aware that our food supply depends on pollinators.

Please take a look at this article. http://truth-out.org/news/item/8586-the-autism-epidemic-and-disappearing-bees-a-common-denominator

And also, please do something. I am particularly distressed because I hear from people through my blog who are uneducated and don’t have any idea what to do for their autistic children. You, as the face of our government, are not protecting them. Or me either.

The FDA: corrupt? What can we do about it?

I am worried that the FDA is corrupt, bought by the very people it is supposed to be policing, the drug companies. Here’s my evidence: a study just published by the British Medical Journal (a peer-reviewed journal) tracking the number of drug studies funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health against the number of studies whose results are actually reported.

The study found that less than half of studies funded by the NIH are reported publicly within 2 1/2 years of completion. And after four years, one-third remained unpublished. We can guess why: the drug manufacturers didn’t like the data.

Now, there are plenty of drug studies that are funded by the drug manufacturers, and who knows how many of those results are being suppressed as well if they aren’t “pretty.”

The BMJ study looked at Avandia, a diabetes drug manufactured by Glaxo-Smith-Kline, found to be too dangerous in 2007. The study found that 35 of the 42 studies on the drug were never published. The FDA approved the drug nevertheless.

Now, why am I talking about this topic on my Curing Autism Blog? Because I suspect a link between too many vaccines, too soon, and autism in certain individuals with a genetic predisposition. Contrary to what vaccine proponents say, vaccine safety has never been proven. Studies seem to show that mercury in vaccines doesn’t cause autism, and that the measles virus in the MMR vaccine doesn’t cause autism. But the too-many, too-soon hypothesis has no proof either way. And there could be other things about vaccines that cause autism. We just don’t know whether they are safe. And with plenty of anecdotal evidence, we have reason to suspect they are not.

Why are our children getting too many vaccines, including some for relatively mild diseases? Is the FDA permitting this because it has been bought by the drug companies, which stand to rake in the profits on any new vaccine? Vaccines are profitable because the law protects the manufacturers from lawsuits if the vaccine hurts people. We, the people, take the risk. But the drug companies get the money.

Another issue that greatly concerns me is the FDA’s initiative to take control of food supplements. It’s totally incompetent at controlling drugs, so I can expect the supplements that I and two of my children depend on will either become unavailable or will skyrocket in cost. There is just no reason for it, other than to bow to the interests of the drug companies, which would surely like to see supplements go away.

If this concerns you and you wonder what it will take to rein in the FDA, go to the Alliance for Natural Health website and write a letter to the President and your Congress people asking them to take action to reformulate the FDA. If enough of us do this, things can change.

Source: British Medical Journal article http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.d8158

Summary of the BMJ article and Alliance for Natural Health call to action: http://www.anh-usa.org/big-pharma-suppresses-data/