Medicine Clueless About the Causes of Autism?
Something is going on. But despite the increasing incidence, the medical system still professes to be clueless as to what is causing the epidemic of autism spectrum disorders.
Conventional medicine likes to point the finger at genetics, in fact recent reviews of the genetics of autism have been adapted to suggest multiple interacting genetic factors as the main causative determinants of autism. but science shows that only one percent are likely due to a genetic mutation. Funding for studying the genetic causes of autism is 20 times that of funding for environmental causes or real causes for that matter!
Many want to blame the increase in autism on mercury which is a component of some immunisations. Mercury is very toxic and very dangerous. Two questions remain unanswered here. Could mercury be a trigger mechanism if not a cause? The human body’s reduced capacity for detoxification through lifestyle changes, thereby being the cause?
If the underlying causes of autism cannot be blamed on genetics, or solely on mercury, but on a variety of external factors. Among them, one of the most promising is inflammation. Inflammation though is basically the bodies reaction to everything unnatural, including environmental factors, infection and the diet. There is nowhere near enough research into formulas and foods given to children or even the appropriate diet or chemical avoidance requirements for a feeding mother. We are in a world full of potential thalidomides, Where substances once deemed healthy mostly for marketing purposes are suddenly being found to have serious negative implications. Wheat for example has its own little group of related diseases. Soy is following close behind. They are both inflammatory, But then the thyroid should be able to balance temperatures in the body. It of course cannot do that if its functionality is reduced by chemical and immune responses. So it is a good old story of which comes first the chicken or the egg??
Emily Deans, M.D. notes: “The reason no one has been able to find a specific pathological cause or cure [for autism] is because it is multifactorial — it seems that a combination of genetic, environmental, neurological, and inflammatory factors contribute to the development of autism.” She then highlights what she calls “the best evidence of the actual inflammatory damage” that leads to autism, which is a study by Johns Hopkins University researchers. Russell Blaylock, M.D. also noted this study in his article “The Danger of Excessive Vaccination During Brain Development: The Case for a Link to Autism Spectrum Disorders:”
Without going into too much detail the Vargas et al study has been the most detailed and carefully conducted study showing activation of inflammatory cells (microglia and astrocytes) in the brains of the autistic patients. It could explain widespread brain damage seen in all autism cases. Inflammation is typically a response to immune activation. The disease has now been labelled an autoimmune disease by many.
This area is still being studied, but there is some strong evidence that vaccines may be involved. Andrew Wakefield did a study in 1998 which was harshly criticised by the medical fraternity linking the MMR triple vaccine with bowel disease and autism. Dr. Andrew Wakefield is just one of many who have investigated the connection between developmental disorders and bowel disease. He has published about 130-140 peer-reviewed papers looking at the mechanism and cause of inflammatory bowel disease, and has extensively investigated the brain-bowel connection in the context of children with developmental disorders such as autism. A large number of similar studies have also been performed around the world, by other researchers, confirming the link between brain disorders such as autism and gastrointestinal dysfunction.
Further research in 2011 notes the same connection that Wakefield’s team came up with, which is that many autistic children have chronic bowel inflammation, and have the vaccine strain of the measles virus in their intestines.
Is Excessive Immune Stimulation from Vaccines Leading to Inflammation and Autism?
Chronic inflammation can be the result of an immune system reacting to the expected abundance of todays lifestyle pressures. or it may be due to an underlying problem that your body is attempting to fight off. Many of these “problems” are actually due to an unhealthy lifestyle anyway. Eating oxidised or rancid fats and sugar will always increase inflammation in your body, The well documented metabolic toxin known as high fructose corn syrup is the highest source of calories in the United States.
To sum it up the medical fraternity do not have any real answers, We on the other hand see the logic of environmental causes creating havoc in several areas. The Thyroid is one and then the circulation and nervous systems, through the neck carrying nutrients to the brain. And yes to answer your question we need the right nutrients and most of us are not getting them. Then the messages to the rest of the body including the all important gastrointestinal connection with the brain.
Now it is time to remember that the name of this site is This means we have a different outlook on autism from everybody else. Why? Well we have seen reversal and know it is not only reversible but also can be eliminated with a certain extra effort. So try to understand it first and following up the few listed researchers on google will open up that understanding to the fact that there is no DNA gobbledygook. It is environmentally imposed on our children and we therefore can set about reversing it.