Tuesday, July 28, 2009

wow. we live in a wicked world. but what's new

Throwing children into oncoming traffic: The truth about AutismBy: Kenneth Stoller, MD, FAAP with Anne McElroy DachelTuesday, April 24th, 2007
I have been a practicing pediatrician for over 20 years. I saw my first child with autism in the early 90’s, before that I had never seen an autistic child, and I never saw an autistic child in all my years at school. The boy was 4 years old and you could see the frustration in his face as he wanted to speak but nothing intelligible would come from his mouth except shrieks of anguish.
As I studied his tortured face, it was as if there was an old time telephone switchboard operator inside his head trying to plug in the correct phone cables but not being able to complete the call. This family had known me from an old practice I worked at in another city, but they had traveled to see me because they trusted me and were looking for answers that no one seemed to have for them, but I too had no answers and I could see the mom was greatly disappointed. After the family left my office I poured over a few dusty textbooks and wondered if I had just seen a very rare disorder, a disorder that affected one child in 10,000 children’s autism.
I had been involved in pediatrics for a decade by the time I saw this boy and it wasn’t as if I had no experience working with rare disorders. I had been able to identify a boy with Fragile-X syndrome and his mom ending up starting the Fragile-X support group at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.
I had noticed there was a strange upswing in children with attention disorders and impulsivity problems. I wasn��t a neurologist, but had studied with one of the finest at UCLA. While I was still a pediatric resident I spent time in his office where he helped me study the parade of unusual maladies that was starting to afflict children. I considered myself a closet neurologist, because that was what I had really wanted to specialize in, not pediatrics, but during my neurology rotation in medical school I learned some discouraging news. The attending neurologist, whom I greatly admired, had taken me on rounds for the first time and I watched him brilliantly explain to the family of a stroke patient how he had figured out where in the brain the blood clot had lodged. Then he stood up and walked out of the room and I asked him what therapy he was going to prescribe for the patient so he could recover from his stroke, “therapy?” he said, “there is no therapy.”
Well, I scratched neurology off my list, the diagnosis was only meaningful if you could offer a treatment and it seemed neurology had few treatments to offer.
My second patient with autism came to me in the mid 1990’s, but to my relief the purpose of the visit was only to treat worms. I dutifully prescribed the medicine for pinworms and went on to my next patient. Later that afternoon I received a call from the autistic boy’s mom who wanted to know what was that medicine I had given her son for pinworms. Her boy was starting to make eye contact, show affection and communicate with his family. She said it was amazing! I told her I didn’t really know what was in the pinworm pill but immediately prescribed enough pills for her son to take everyday for a month (normally you only take one or two pills to treat pinworms).
I called up the pharmaceutical company that manufactured the pinworm pill and spoke to one of their technical staff. They told me the pill worked by blocking the transport of molecules of a certain size from crossing cell membranes, so in the case of the hapless pinworms they were unable to absorb the sugars they feed upon in the lower intestines of their victims.
What did that have to do with this boy’s newly found improved behavior? Either one of two things were going on:
1) the drug was either blocking a molecule that shouldn��t be passing across the gut to the blood and then the brain and that molecule was having a drug-like affect on the brain, or;
2) the drug was blocking a molecule that normally crossed from the gut into the blood but in certain children these molecules had a strange drug-like affect.
I made several calls across the country to find a researcher who might be interested in this serendipitous finding which could be an important clue into this disease, because no where had I found anything saying that the guts of these children were involved in their disease. Unfortunately, no one I talked to was interested.
Testifying to Congress...
In May 2004, I had been invited to testify in front of the Government Reform Committee to discuss new developments in treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. I had been invited because of the work I was doing with hyperbaric oxygen in treating brain injured children, including fetal alcohol syndrome. Hyperbaric oxygen is where oxygen is given under pressure in chambers that are used to treat scuba divers who get the bends. I and several other physicians had found that hyperbaric oxygen was returning functionality to the brains of affected children.
Sitting next to me was a physician who told the story of his son who had become autistic after receiving vaccine and how he discovered his son was retaining toxic heavy metals, specifically mercury. Over the course of a year this physician had given his son a chemical to pull out the mercury and his son began speaking again and in fact jumped on his dad’s lap and addressed the Committee members having been restored to be a healthy boy without any signs of his autism.
In the 1990’s I had known there was a problem with many of the vaccines because they contained the preservative Thimerosal (50% mercury) and I had discouraged many parents from getting vaccine containing Thimerosal.
There is no safe level of mercury, and it didn’t make sense to inject the most toxic non-radioactive element on the planet into children, but I never made the connection between autism and mercury. I knew what Thimerosal was because while I was in college my brother had a very bad reaction to the Thimerosal that used to be used in contact lens solution.
I was taken aback that something so obvious had not registered with me, but I didn’t realize that I and my physician colleagues had been subjected to a disinformation campaign to make us think there was no connection between mercury and autism. It has been known for sometime that mercury was causing autism, but someone was running interference. The question was who was running interference?
In February 2007, the watchdog agency on America's health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), made the official announcement that a breath-taking one in 150 kids is autistic in the U.S. If you go to the CDC website on autism (http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism) you’d see lots of pictures of smiling happy children with autism and we’d be told that autism spectrum disorders are “a group of developmental disabilities defined by significant impairments in social interaction and communication and the presence of unusual behaviors and interests.”
You won’ t be told that for many parents autism is a nightmare from which they never wake up. “Significant impairments” can mean that a child is violent and self-abusive, non-verbal, and physically sick. You won’t be told that this is a medical disease where most autistic children have significant inflammation in both gut and brain including colitis, super-infections and severe food allergies.Even though autism affects one in 90 boys (four boys affected for every girl) in the U.S., the CDC can’t seem to tell us exactly why. The CDC states, “We still don’t know a lot about the causes of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Scientists think that both genes and the environment play a role, and there might be many causes that lead to ASDs”.
The site also doesn’t mention that only one in 10,000 children in the 1970s, and one in 2,500 in the 1980s were autistic.
More- http://www.bolenreport.net/feature_articles/feature_article058.htm

Sunday, July 26, 2009

oh vaccinations! we all thought you were for our good?!

this is going to be boring for those who are not interested in the topic of vaccinations, if that's the case please skip!


This is a comment following a thread on Katie Tompkins’ wall on facebook. I just didn’t want to put such a lengthy note on her wall and since a few pple had previously asked my opinion on the subject here it is.
I’d like to say first that regarding vaccinations,
each parent has to do their homework and make a decision based on their own personal convictions.

vaccinations are an extremely controversial topic – to say the least , and they are also very relative to what kind of medical education you have been exposed to. I know my mom vaccinated us 3 when we were kids but she said, she would never vaccinate us with what she knows now.
The hard part is that pple that should know, ie. medical professionals, don’t know for the most part. And let’s just say that SOME people in the medical field are so ....brain washed (what other word is there?), it's really sad. some of them though are amazing and stand for what they've discovered to be the truth and they've got the tough job, they have to face an entire world; we usually only face a handful of people (peds, and in-laws lol!)

And all this is just the little bit I’ve personally discovered on the subject – it’s not exhaustive, I’d be glad to learn more from anyone who reads this – if it’s from personal and thorough research.

i do agree with all the comments that were posted on katie’s wall: each parent stands alone before God for their decisions for their children.

but i disagree abt vaccinations having no links to SERIOUS disorders. historically speaking the multiplications of the immune system related disorders COINCIDES with the time when vaccinations started being administered 'in bulk', and to most children under age 2. of course there are cases when non-vaccinated children caught some diseases, but there are trust worthy studies that show cases where children that were vaccinated became more vulnerable than other ones. my own brother was vaccinated against whopping cough and litterally -no kidding- almost died of it. he had had all the follow ups...
Some ‘mandatory’ vaccinations only cover half of the different forms of the viruses for one disease…… hello?!?! So what are our children to do if they catch the ‘other half’? die? No they’ll survive because us parents can prepare them to face viruses with a strong immune system.

and yes some non-vaccinated child(AS WELL AS A VACCINATED CHILD) will maybe die- to go to the extreme- of some disease but this is what the whole topic revolves around, in my opinion:

PEOPLE DO NOT DO PREVENTION THESE DAYS! (what i mean by that is taking whatever is necessary to keep yr IMMUNE SYSTEM up- for adults and kids too, and little ones especially)
we live in such a corrupt world where most foods are completely depleted of vitamins and such, which are essential to maintaining a healthy immune sys.

a child whose immune system is protected, has a million more chances NOT to contract a virus (or at least to naturally combat it with success) than one that's vaccinated.

and as an FYI, white, regular, processed SUGAR is one of the leading causes for disabling kids’ (and adults’) immune system.

As far as our daughter goes (now 10 mths old) we've been giving her colloidal Silver (*see note)ever since she was a few weeks old. She had contracted thrush and by the time I realized the prescription wasn’t going to help, her tongue looked like it was covered with cottage cheese and her feeding was very painful. To make a somewhat long story short, we put her on colloidal silver and pro-biotics and cured it completely in less than a week. She’s been on the Silver ever since (in smaller doses of course).

A few other points I’d like to make on behalf of the no-vaccination …
since when is ONE remedy good for all? I thought each child had a unique body structure and genetic design (of course now they realize that kids that have asthma should not be administered vaccines) And since when can politicians impose something that has to do with medicine on the people? When did they go to medical school?..
I won’t even go into all, I mean ALL the links that have been found between vaccinations and autism, (the fact that the syndromes of autism and the syndromes of mercury poisoning are one and the same says a lot) ADHD and other immune system related dysfunctions… It’s absolutely mind bottling.

It’s one thing for vaccinations to be reinforced when there were plagues and deadly epidemics, but to force them on people, or rather little children, in countries where we have the means to treat most diseases, and especially knowing some of the life threatening side effects of those vaccines is not acceptable.
don't get me started on the financial side of vaccinations.

I know this note is not exhaustive or even remotely thorough (and I’m probably forgetting something I meant to say) but this is what I’ve discovered so far, and what time allows me to put down.

Oh and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t put your kids in any school if they’re not vaccinated. Of course schools will give you a hard time but for example in the state of MD (do the research for where you live) a parent can legally excuse their child for either ‘medical or religious reasons’. There are ways to make this be a ‘religious’ affair. Not by quoting verses and chapter but by going back to the principles and laws of nature ordained by God. (more on that next time :)

*Colloidal Silver in a nutshell -How It Works
The presence of
colloidal silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to speak. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, which destroy beneficial enzymes, colloidal silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive singe-celled life. Thus colloidal silver is absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter.

I buy mine at health concern (towson,md) the best brand name seems to be the 'sovereign silver'