Wednesday, January 13, 2010

More on Vaccines/Autism in General

For any interested, here's another article on vaccinations... I like this article because it connects the problems with the CDC vaccine schedule with not only genetic factors but also dietary factors (especially the lack of nutritive fats in our cultural diet). When we vaccinate Eowyn we will do so only when she is in optimum health AND taking natural forms of vitamins A, C, E and D in large (safe) doses (ex. cod liver oil, coconut oil, raw milk, liver, bone broth, and lots of fruits & veggies!). For the vaccinations that occur while she's still nursing, I'll be taking those doses for her so she gets them via milk!

A quote to give you a taste of the dietary connections in the article: "This improves cognition, but they [children reacting badly to immunizations] are still physically ill. When these children get the MMR vaccine, their vitamin A stores are depleted and they cannot compensate for blocked pathways. Lack of vitamin A, which has been called "the anti-infective agent," leaves them immunosuppressed. They lack cell-mediated immunity. T cell activation, important for long term immune memory, requires 14-hydroxy retro-retinol. On cod liver oil, the only natural source of this natural substance, the children get well."

Another on a multi-disciplinary approach to autism: "We must direct all of our resources and efforts to establish multi-disciplinary centers to treat these children. Insurance companies should pay for evaluations, both medical and psychiatric, and treatment. These children are physically ill, immunosuppressed with a chronic autoimmune disorder affecting multiple organ systems. Funding to look at etiology of autism, to identify children at risk prior to "autistic regression," and to prevent this disorder is imperative.

Implementing vaccine policies that are safe for all children should become our first priority."

Still researching...
-- Eowyn's Mommy

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