Autism

Autism, Iron and Aggression

Emery loving some kale. Kale contains 1.7 milligrams of iron per 100 grams.

In perfect timeliness, my AAP Smart Brief linked email me to an article in Family Practice News that discussed how antipsychotic medication sometimes prescribed for aggression problems in children diagnosed with autism may cause iron deficiency.

The article said, ” Children with autism spectrum disorders already are at increased risk of iron deficiency, previous studies have shown.”

Then, it said that these new findings indicate that two second-generation antipsychotics that are […]

The “Autism and Flu Correlation” study and its inevitable use in marketing the flu shot.

By now, you’ve probably seen the news articles, like this one, reporting on the Danish study published in Pediatrics that found “that maternal influenza infection was associated with a twofold increased risk of infantile autism” and that “prolonged episodes of fever caused a threefold increased risk of infantile autism.”  You’ve probably already been told that this is even more reason for pregnant women to get their flu shots.

While I am not a doctor, I do want to make sure that, if you are pregnant, you are armed with all of the […]

Autism, Mitochondria and Mitochondrial Toxic Medicines.

Mitochondrial damage is getting lots of attention recently.  As new, expecting or experienced natural moms, this is a hot topic in the Everything Birth community mostly because it is the one admitted link between vaccines and autistic like behavior.

Merck’s Vaccines Division, Julie Gerberding confirmed to CBS News while she was Director of the CDC that, “if you’re predisposed with the mitochondrial disorder, it (the MMR vaccine) can certainly set off some damage. Some of the symptoms can be symptoms that have characteristics of autism.”

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Another look at Autism

Merck’s Vaccines Division, Julie Gerberding confirmed to CBS News while she was Director of the CDC that, “if you’re predisposed with the mitochondrial disorder, it can certainly set off some damage. Some of the symptoms can be symptoms that have characteristics of autism.” That’s just a loose tie though. That’s not the MMR vaccine literally CAUSING autism. Dysfunction in mitochondria in the brain is already associated with a number of other neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

In a population-based study in 2007, the medical conditions of 120 children with autism was […]

A New Red Flag for Autism Predisposition?

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Merck’s Vaccines Division’s, Julie Gerberding, confirmed to CBS News while she was Director of the CDC that, “if you’re predisposed with the mitochondrial disorder, it can certainly set off some damage. Some of the symptoms can be symptoms that have characteristics of autism.”

While vaccine safety is still being adamantly proclaimed by pharmaceutical companies, the CDC and the FDA, parents are still nervous. That nervousness certainly wasn’t subsided any when the US Health Resources and Services […]