Autism, Iron and Aggression

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 …

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 …

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 …

A New Red Flag for Autism Predisposition?

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 …