So I was recently questioned on my position on the “vaccines cause autism” speculation in the natural health community. So, here it is.
Do I think vaccines cause autism? No, I do not. Let me get started by saying that before there was a vaccine epidemic, there was NOT an autism epidemic. Diagnosis rates are increasing at an unbelievable and heart-breaking rate! Read on…
Let’s examine this.
What is autism? There are two definitions I would like to share with you.
a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating, forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.
Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interactions, verbal/non-verbal communication and restricted or repetitive behavior. Criteria to diagnose require that symptoms become apparent before a child is eighteen months old, with symptoms most likely presenting at birth with lack of eye contact, desire to be held and touched and trouble with receiving mothers milk.
I do recognize that with advancing medical research, definitions and criteria change over time. However, several new vaccines were introduced and approved between 1980-1985. In 1986, shortly after these new vaccines were approved – the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 was enacted by Congress. The Department of Health and Human Services established the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), co-administered by FDA and CDC, to accept all reports of suspected adverse events, in all age groups, after the administration of any U.S.-licensed vaccine. The Act required healthcare providers and vaccine manufacturers to report to the Department of Health and Human Services specific adverse events following the administration of measles, mumps, rubella, polio, pertussis, diphtheria, and tetanus vaccine and any combinations thereof.
Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum–a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. “Careful research shows that this increase is only partly explained by improved diagnosis and awareness” Studies also show that autism is four to five times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States.
My bottom line:
In my opinion vaccines do not cause traditional autism. Children can absolutely be born with autism, including un-vaccinated children. This condition existed before mass-vaccination began. But, it’s evident at birth or within a few months in most cases, not by “age 3” (which coincidentally is when most US kids stop getting mass-vaccines). Vaccines cause so much nerve damage that the condition mirrors autism and thus they are diagnosed as such instead of being diagnosed vaccine injured. If you look at the spectrum and research it rigorously, it becomes pretty clear that there is a difference between the two but they are close enough to be grouped into the same. There is also so much information available that shows with the rise of vaccines is the rise of autism diagnosis.
**A GREAT EXAMPLE: A child with real autism never shows regression. A happy child that develops ‘autism’ goes from a ‘normal’ child with traditional social skills and instantly regresses into the diagnosis criteria. THIS SHOULD NEVER EVER HAPPEN.
So, the real question is, why are these children being diagnosed with autism instead of vaccine injury.
Autism caused by vaccines can be mostly cured by detoxing the heavy metals out of the body that are administered with the vaccine into the body. It can also be cured by the healing of the gut and bio-medical treatment.
Traditional autism cannot be healed.
I do believe that in the past, vaccines have eradicated many diseases (like smallpox) and heavily decreased the instance of other diseases from being contracted. However, why have the formulas changed so much to include so many toxic ingredients and heavy metals that now no vaccines are proven effective and they all pose risk the the neurological system of the recipient? It has come to a point where you need to weigh if the risk is greater than the benefit, and in my opinion: it is.
New viruses are “popping up” and being called “-like”, such as “polio-like” but the odd thing about this is, that the conditions are only presenting in VACCINATED POPULATION. Medical professionals are blaming this on the un-vaccinated community stating that we are interfering with ‘Herd-Immunity’ and carrying these viruses or making it more likely for them to remain in existence. But ‘we’ are not becoming ill with them, and those that are – are healing it naturally and having no lasting effects on their lives.
I recommend doing lots of research before you decide to vaccinate your child. You should be well informed and at peace with your decision because they cannot be un-done. You can always choose to vaccinate later, so give yourself time to learn and decide for yourself. Here are some neutral books that I suggest:
I fully support every parents right to decide what is best for their own individual family. Decisions like this are not one-size-fits-all. Once you have done the research and are able to make an informed and educated decision, you have done your best and you are making the right choice for you. No one should ever tell you to vaccinate or not to vaccinate. It’s your choice, not theirs.
Your food for thought for the day!