Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Autism UN-Awareness Month

It's April, which is known as Autism Awareness Month. You will see buildings "Light it up Blue" for autism awareness, blue hair, blue fingernails, puzzle pieces, etc....The problem with all this awareness is that nothing is being done to stop it. Veteran parents of children with regressive autism can tell our truths until we are "blue" in the face, warning other potential parents of the dangers that caused our own precious, once-healthy children decline in health and become "autistic," but it mostly falls on deaf ears. The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results (thanks Albert). The new autism rate is now 1 in 50!!! 1 in 31 boys. This number is going to continue to get worse every year because we have not changed what is causing regressive autism.

I like to call April "Autism UN-Awareness Month" because the majority of the people out there are unaware that regressive autism is MEDICAL, not a psychological disorder or a genetic disorder. This inaccurate label is preventing many children from ameliorating many of their "autistic" symptoms, or dare I say recovering. When addressing the reasons for the symptoms and behaviors and treating them, the child improves. Imagine that. They include but are not limited to: infections (bacterial, viral, fungal, parasites), food allergies and intolerances, numerous GI issues (inflammation, leaky gut, absorption, dysbiosis), brain damage, immune system dysfunction. We are talking about a disease process here. Let me make my definition of autism very clear...I am talking about children who were born healthy and then became sick (autistic) afterwards. Not adults with autism (not the same thing), not people with Asperger's (not the same thing), not children who had birth trauma and were damaged at birth (not the same thing). Regressive autism: children who were born healthy, then regressed and were not healthy. These differences are vital, but they all get lumped together, causing more confusion.

What hasn't changed that's contributing to the autism epidemic? For starters, we are still mandating that all children receive an onslaught of over 30 vaccines before age 2, filled with toxins and genetically engineered foreign DNA, aborted fetal tissue, chemicals, heavy metals, antibiotics, and other nasties that were never tested for safety and efficacy. Don't believe the pharma propaganda and outright lies. There are numerous studies that show links between vaccines and autism, but you won't see them on the news. Have you seen all the pharmaceutical ads? Who do you think is paying for the programming? They're certainly not going to point the finger at themselves and take any of the blame. Blame the parents, that seems to be working! They keep deflecting and suggesting that everything else under the sun increases the risk for autism EXCEPT the elephant in the room: vaccines. Old moms and dads and grandpas, overweight moms, moms on antidepressants, living near a freeway, pollution, having a brain (okay, that last one I made up, but you get the picture.) None of the items in those "studies" were true for me, and yet I had a child who regressed into autism. People are so gullible and believe what they hear because it was on TV, or because their Doctor told them so. Critical thinking is dead, but blind faith and cognitive dissonance are alive and well.

It's not just the vaccines causing autism. There are many factors. For instance, foods that are genetically engineered to rip open the stomachs of bugs that eat it cannot be safe for an infant to eat, especially one with a compromised immune system. A child with thrush (fungal infection) and eczema has a compromised immune system. Don't even get me started on military connection here (you'll have to read my book for that). Genetic engineering again is at play, I will say that much. We need to take a hard look at what we are doing to our children. They are our future, and that future looks bleak when 2 percent of them have autism, and 1 in 6 have other developmental disorders. It is only going to get worse until we stop and make some fundamental changes and clean up their food, water and environment. Start listening to the eye witnesses, the parents, who watched and lived through what happened to their child, not the very people who are vested in the lies.    

So, Light it up Blue if it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, but unawareness is going to do absolutely nothing to help recover sick children or prevent more from children from succumbing to the same fate. I can only pray that it is not too late to unravel this mess and stop this preventable disaster from devastating more families.

XO, Laura  

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