“If you read the vaccine ingredients on the CDC website, you'll see some vaccines still contain thimerosal(part mercury) in "trace amounts." Also, many of them contain aluminum, which hasn't been tested (against a placebo) for safety.
Do you "KNOW" how many people are bullied into getting flu shots with the full amount of mercury in them every year?”
“""The only study that reported a connection, the one by Andrew Wakefield (who has since lost his medical license) that was published by the Lancet, was retracted when it was discovered that data in it was falsified. "
Just that simple sentence alone shows the author's willful ignorance on this subject. She hasn't bothered to do her homework before publishing this.
The accusations of falsified data made by Brian Deer and the BMJ are unfounded and wrought with conflicts of interest because of their ties to Big Pharma. Dr. Wakefield has enough evidence on his side so that he is able to sue the BMJ.
This is old news to anyone who follows the subject closely. One would think that a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Boston would follow this subject closely if she is interested in open communication with concerned parents.”
Dyson on Feb 23, 2012 at 16:06:37
“Wakefield failed to mount a defense at the GMC hearings.
He then failed to appeal against the GMC findings.
He kept promising he would show everyone the truth, yet merely came out with a lame book.”
edabeda6 on Feb 23, 2012 at 00:49:49
“Who are your sources? Are you a microbiologist?”
Heywood Merton on Feb 23, 2012 at 00:46:21
“"Dr. Wakefield has enough evidence on his side so that he is able to sue the BMJ."
How did that go for Wakefield that last time he sued? Oh, right, he wound up holding the defendants' legal bill. He needs no evidence whatever to be "able to sue." Sure comes in handy for rallying the troops, though.”
Oct 20, 2011 at 16:39:05
“From "Forced Vaccinations and the Myth Behind "Herd Immunity"
By Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D.
"That vaccine-induced herd immunity is mostly myth can be proven quite simply. When I was in medical school, we were taught that all of the childhood vaccines lasted a lifetime. This thinking existed for over 70 years. It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2 to 10 years after being given. What this means is that at least half the population, that is the baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades.
If we listen to present-day wisdom, we are all at risk of resurgent massive epidemics should the vaccination rate fall below 95%. Yet, we have all lived for at least 30 to 40 years with 50% or less of the population having vaccine protection. That is, herd immunity has not existed in this country for many decades and no resurgent epidemics have occurred. Vaccine-induced herd immunity is a lie used to frighten doctors, public-health officials, other medical personnel, and the public into accepting vaccinations."”
Apr 4, 2011 at 21:07:41
“The MMR never had mercury but it was given at the same time as other vaccines which did contain mercury. Some childhood vaccines still contain "trace amounts" of mercury and many still have aluminum (which hasn't been studied properly for safety). Around the same time the switch was made, the flu shot was added to the schedule for babies and pregnant women. Most flu shots contain the "full" amount of mercury. So, mercury is still an issue that hasn't been properly studied (vax vs. unvax population).”
“Many people who are lactose intolerant find that if they switch to "raw" dairy products, they have no digestive issues and tolerate raw dairy well. Raw dairy still has digestive enzymes and probiotics. The enzymes and probiotics are killed by the pasteurization process so, there is nothing left in the milk to help digest the lactose.”
“The raw milk from Upinngil Farm is, hands-down, the BEST tasting, healthiest milk my family has ever purchased. The factory-farmed, cheap stuff that is sold at places like BJ's Wholesale Club tastes disgusting to me after having "the real thing".
When we're unable to afford paying premium prices for raw milk, we are still willing to pay more for local milk produced by 'Our Family Farms' of Western Massachusetts. I'd rather pay 4.89 a gallon for local milk than 2.99 for something that tastes bad. There is a huge difference in quality.
Also, you can't put a price tag on how good it feels to actually know and trust the people who own the farms that your milk, your maple syrup and some of your produce come from. Those families need more freedom to do business, not less.”
Woods-shade on Feb 24, 2011 at 17:41:31
“I'm a huge milk drinker. I'm going to check out if any farms in my area sells raw milk.”
deminmo on Feb 24, 2011 at 16:59:45
“Keep supporting the farms. I wish there were places to
buy raw milk in my area.”
“You're Welcome. I want to buy 2. One to keep and one to give away to someone who I will ask to "pass it on." I just shared my copy of "The Age of Autism" by Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill (which was amazing) and next I'm sharing "All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa" by Kim Stagliano. (also amazing) :-)”
“'And yet they're able to diagnose it.'
Sure, they tell you your child has autism. If your child is young enough, they tell you to get Early Intervention services and maybe a few add the suggestion of 40 hours a week of Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy. That is all that a pediatrician has to offer. That is generic enough to count as not knowing anything. Especially at this late stage in the game.”
Mar 13, 2010 at 14:56:49
“Very good point!
It took a couple of years for us to figure out all of the ingredients that have 'hidden' gluten and casein in them. After that we found out we needed to eliminate soy from our son's diet as well. Then we started eliminating HFCS and artificial colors & flavors. It's been challenging but well worth it.”
Mar 13, 2010 at 13:38:08
“I am not disagreeing with you.
There has been a small study done on chelation that contradicts what is in that quote. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6904/9/16
"DMSA greatly increased the excretion of lead, substantially increased excretion of tin and bismuth, and somewhat increased the excretion of thallium, mercury, antimony, and tungsten. There was some increase in urinary excretion of essential minerals, especially potassium and chromium. The Phase 1 single round of DMSA led to a dramatic normalization of RBC glutathione in almost all cases, and greatly improved abnormal platelet counts, suggesting a significant decrease in inflammation."
It doesn't say anything about mercury in the brain decreasing but, it does say chelation can be beneficial for some children with autism. It's at least worthy of further study.”
Mar 12, 2010 at 22:55:08
“"Sometimes, you have to get off your butt, turn off the computer, and go through the stacks of the library."...."Then what on earth makes you think you have anything worthwhile to say on the subject?"
I guess you couldn't read my tone of voice....I was only asking nicely for more information. I honestly try to look up articles and studies from BOTH sides of this debate. People ask for links ALL the time here. I have been to college and done the journal and microfiche/microfilm routine.
I am off my butt taking care of 2 kids with autism most of the time, thank you very much. What i have to say is just as important and a whole lot more polite than what you have to say.”
Mar 12, 2010 at 09:35:06
“If you'd ever read anything by McCarthy, you'd know she doesn't think asperger's and autism are the same exact thing. MOST people in the autism community realize they're not the same and require different treatments. I have a 12yr old daughter with Asperger's (brilliant w/ social and sensory issues) and a 10yr old Son with autism (non-verbal, sensory issues, digestive issues, the whole 9 yards). McCarthy only speaks about the kind of autism her son had and the treatments that worked for him. She also NEVER uses the word "CURE". She says, "you can't be cured after getting hit by a bus but, you can "recover". She believes he was injured by vaccines. She has simply treated her sons symptoms which hindered his ability to communicate, grow and learn. She believes every child with autism is different. There's no one-size-fits-all treatment and she believes the vaccine schedule shouldn't be one-size-fits-all either.”
Mar 12, 2010 at 09:18:35
“You're wife is correct that you're wasting you're time IF you're only able to make condescending comments about parents of children with autism.
My son's teacher and everyone on his IEP team have never dismissed any of the interventions we've tried as "quackery". "It takes a village to raise a child." We need to keep our minds open. My son is non-verbal and needs an assisted communication device. They are not ouija/"wigi" boards. http://www.academicsuperstore.com/products/Attainment+Company/GoTalk/900993
Can you imagine being in a car on a road trip and having to go to the bathroom but not be able to say so? The first time my son pulled his 'GoTalk' device out of his backpack and pressed the button for "I need to go to the bathroom", I cried with joy.”
Mar 11, 2010 at 11:53:01
“Sorry sir. Not true. If you see an abstract for a study that compared vaccinated and unvaccinated children, it mostly meant with the MMR. some kids had it, some didn't. That doesn't take into account the rest of the vaccine schedule.”
Mar 10, 2010 at 19:02:41
“The vaccines in the Verstraeten study all did have thimerosal. The quote is from the Simpsonwood minutes. They were measuring cumulative mercury levels and comparing rates of neurodevelpmental delays.”