Boy Recovers From Autism By Removing Dairy & Gluten. Strong Evidence Links Vaccines to Autism


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Global autism rates are on the rise and many are beginning to ask questions about how they can best treat or remedy symptoms to increase quality of life overall. In one particular case, a young boy by the name of Ethan Fox began showing strong signs of Autism recovery when his diet was changed to no longer include gluten and dairy. The parents of Ethan acted on the advice of Dr. Kenneth Bock who is an autism specialist and author of ‘Healing The New Childhood Epidemics. Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies.’ It is believed that changing an autistic child’s diet to no longer include gluten and dairy can assist 60% of children with autism.

The video below covers the story in detail so be sure to check it out for more information on this specific case.

There is much concern that the rise in autism is directly linked to the rise in vaccines since the early 1990’s. While this theory has been debunked on several occasions by mainstream health, many independent studies are confirming the link, suggesting that mainstream health has a vested benefit in the continuation of their practices. Many researchers in the field strongly believe the current vaccine schedule is unsafe and health professionals are turning a blind eye to the real and factual results. Many arguments against the mainstream approach to this research is that they have not properly studied or tested the link between autism and vaccines and therefore are irresponsibly drawing conclusions.

Autism in the U.S. alone has increased by over 2700 percent since 1991. It was at that point that vaccines for children doubled, and even today we still see an increase in the number of immunizations. Before 1991, 1 in 2500 children were diagnosed with autism whereas now 1 in 91 children are diagnosed.[3] Although research by Epidemiologist Tom Verstraeten and Dr. Richard Johnston, an immunologist and pediatrician from the University of Colorado, both determined that thimerosal was responsible for the sudden rise in cases of autism, their findings were quickly dismissed by the CDC. [4]

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The graph illustrates the link between the MMR vaccine and the rise in autism.

Further research on the link between a gluten free diet having positive results for autistic children is furthered by the a study focused solely on dietary therapy for children with autism. I have included a link to the study in the sources, below is an excerpt from the study’s abstract.[5]

‘We report the history of a child with autism and epilepsy who, after limited response to other interventions following her regression into autism, was placed on a gluten-free, casein-free diet, after which she showed marked improvement in autistic and medical symptoms. Subsequently, following pubertal onset of seizures and after failing to achieve full seizure control pharmacologically she was advanced to a ketogenic diet that was customized to continue the gluten-free, casein-free regimen.'[5]

Want to learn more about the link between vaccines & autism? Here are 15 PubMed studies.

Sources:

Read the 15 PubMed studies

http://www.drjeffhealthcenter.com/ihpages/pages/autism%20in%20denmark.pdf

http://www.drjeffhealthcenter.com/ihpages/pages/autism.html

[3] http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/brain-and-behavior/articles/2009/10/05/autism-may-be-more-common-than-thought
[4] http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0616-31.htm
[5] http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/autism-and-dietary-therapy-case-report-and-review-literature


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  1. misty smith

    I hear a lot about children with autisum but I never hear about them when there adults and still have autisum

  2. Chrystal

    Andrea, please do your own research & try to take every comment w/ a grain of salt. I have 2 healthy boys, 9 & 11 yrs old. I’ve worked in the health care & human services field. I did my own research prior to vaccinating my boys. I also spoke to a friend who has a son(now 20) w/ severe autism. She took him to numerous places to try & get help in determining the cause & receive effective treatment. She believes the cause is genetic & environmental(air, food, chemicals & not related to vaccines. If it was truly caused by them, the number of kids dx w/ autism would prob be higher. I agree w/ spacing out the shots to not overload the body unnecessarily. If u also look at some research about not vaccinating & some articles about people who weren’t, you’ll find other terrifying factors to consider. Think of diseases that could reoccur. Also, a frightening scenario I read about was a 5 yr old not vaccinated who got whooping cough & was then around a newborn(before 5 yr old diagnosed). Well, the baby didn’t have all its vaccines yet & died.

  3. lucyhill2009

    Regressive Autism is from using Tylenol (aka Paracetamol) around the time of vaccination, the most high risk vaccines are MMR, DPT and Hep B. There are other types of Autism too, like Aspergers, this is not from vaccines, these people still develop socially unlike the ones with vaccine-induced Regressive Autism.

  4. Children grow up and become more in a position to control themselves? Mildly of course, this is not a disease we are talking about it is a way of existence.
    Look at the chart, both countries (despite UK not adopting MMR vaccinations at this point) rise at 1977 because of the increased awareness and exposure that the autism twin study at this time provided, in relation the genetics behind autism. In fact, the chart would be exactly the same if MMR jabs had not been administered. Admittedly the case of mortality from measles mumps and rubella would have also grown exponentially, but that would be due to a failure to vaccinate as opposed to increased awareness and diagnosis following this.

    Asperger’s and autism have recently been proven to be biologically different, because they both relate to the neurological structure of the brain. Differences which arise in the foetal stage of development hence why people are born with these conditions. So, cutting healthy food out of a diet will NOT resolve the problem. It may give the impression by reduced energy to said individuals but won’t change the brain unfortunately.

    Even if you have no clue about biology or neurology at all, look at the chart provided as er proof. Draw a line from the first two points in each graph and they are bang on target regardless of the MMR point.
    If you do not give your child the vaccine and they die, that is entirely your fault. If you do give them the jab and (even if this was true) they somehow develop a spectrum disorder, then your child is still alive and you can still care for and nurture them.

    • TrevW

      You are so right… I’m autistic and if my mum hadn’t mmr’d me I’d disown it!

  5. Beau

    I want to add…
    I didn’t comment on this to verbally attack you or anything… an article like this simply makes me sick to the stomach… why trust researchers when you can speak with people that are actually diagnosed with autism…
    Again, i’m sorry if i personally offended you or anything… but please don’t recklessly believe so called scientist and researchers… talk to people who actually have to deal with autism every single day, that way you get a glimpse of what it’s like and you would see autism isn’t curable… people simply just have to learn to live with it and how to survive in this world…

  6. Ani K

    My 7 year old son is a non-verbal autistic. He attends a special needs school and I came to know a few mothers that swear by this gluten free/casein free diet. They claim it helped their children immensely. They have been on this diet for many years. Yet I see their children every day at school and i’m sorry – I see no significant improvement. They’re as severely autistic as they were 4 years ago when I got to meet them. I don’t doubt this diet benefits children with allergies and other food sensitivities. But to claim that it CURES autism is a gross disinformation. As for vaccines causing autism – again, no conclusive evidence has been put forward. The rate of children being born with autism is equally high in countries that do not vaccinate. It feels that this “diet promoters” are attempting to cash in on devastated parents’ attempt to help their children. The only thing that has been proven to work is early intervention.

  7. Kim

    It makes me cross to read illl informed posts like this. To suggest that 60% of childhood autism could be ‘cured’ by removing gluten & dairy is a gross insult to families living with it every day.

    • The article suggests that it can show a great deal of positive results if explored. There are autism centers that have begun doing this and they are seeing great results.

    • Martin Matthews

      Please STOP reacting to the word “cure.” NO ONE is saying that, no one is alleging that… there is NO “diet” that asserts that. The point is…that IMPROVING attention to diet and nutrition, i.e. omitting things known/suspected as problematic, and adding easy-to-digest nutritious foods benefits every child.

      ASD is a Physiological disorder, scientific research tells us that this audience suffers many underlying factors that affect the severity of varied symptoms…factors that are influenced by the Food and Nutrition children receive. denying this is a disservice to the community.

      The reasons to pay attention to food far exceed concern for gluten, and the GFCF diet is only one strategy employed. Bottom line is, when parents go from NOT paying specific attention to food/nutrition, TO paying attention…children around the world routinely benefit. There are REASONS these kids crave carbs, reasons for “picky eating” that can be addressed and helped. Strategically omitting problematic food/substances and adding good nutrition is perhaps the most scientifically and practically supported intervention for ANY disorder.

      The global “asd community” should stop dilly dallying around and fully advocate specialized attention to the DIET of children with Autism and ADHD (read Lancet article). This is not a questionable “intervention” nor harmful one when followed intelligently. If making diet changes didn’t “work” for you, there are likely many factors at play…that can further be adjusted.

      Don’t be misled to thinking that the GFCF Diet, or GAPS Diet is “the” autism diet – not true. Each child is unique, and while there are tactics that help every child to some degree, ultimately a bioindividual approach is required. NO ONE says it’s easy nor promises any specific result…(some do it on food stamps!), but the efficacy of this approach as HELPING…in unquestionable.

      The one thing that can and must change…if we the people are ever going to affect positive SHIFT…is the Narrative. Stop the reactive fighting, conjured accusations about “cure,” and inadvertent focus on things detrimental…rather focus on serious science and common sense…like Food Matters…then focus on best practices, what does MY kid need, how do YOU make the most of this knowledge. And don’t go looking to the institutions for eye-opening help…they’re stuck in the cognitive bind of denying that ASD is something that affects the entire body…so they CANNOT even acknowledge the scientific fact that what you eat…affects your body, mind, and behavior (thus their only tactic is to convince you to ignore your parental instinct to really care what you feed your kid, and tell you it doesn’t matter). Just try telling an autism mom that it doesn’t matter what they feed their child….they know better.

      Raise your standards…you deserve knowledge and insight that HELPS, and don’t waste energy vilifying the messenger, it just slows you down. Oh, and this whole thing about “proven” is silly too…

      Let’s challenge the scientific community, the diet naysayers, the pharma shills who aim to prevent YOU from doing anything to help your kid on your own… let’s challenge them to DIS-prove the validity of this approach..let’s have them aim to demonstrate that it doesn’t matter whether the average child with ASD eats the Standard American Diet, or a diet where the parents feed strategically…avoiding/adding certain foods based on data and anecdotal insight. Can’t be done!

      Food matters…thing to do is make the MOST of this knowledge.

  8. Is it not arguable that it is the better detection of autism that is responsible for the increased rate diagnosed. It is also arguable that the fact that the ‘scare’ encouraged further study and this higher detection rate is also the result of that fallout.

    Many more people are becoming parents later in life these days and I believe that this issue also has a bearing on the rise of autism cases, in the UK certainly.

    My concern is that my son is due his MMR vaccine in 3-4 months and the intense media coverage from the recent outbreak in Wales (I believe) seems like the typical stunt a government could pull scaremongering the public but it certainly does help damage an argument I may have in my possible resistance to allow the vaccine. Any help is much appreciated.

    • At 2 months, the schedule in the U.S. was for my daughter to receive 5 vaccinations at one time. 2 in one shot and 3 in the other. I INSISTED, despite the doctor AND nurse’s extreme efforts to persuade me otherwise, that the shots be done more spread out. I feel that it was worth the battle, even it it was just to put my mind at ease!

    • I also feel that was a scaremongering stunt by the govt (very few of the so called measles cases were actually confirmed, and the one death admittedly already had life threatening health issues, and they said it was measles after the fact, and I don’t believe it was laboratory confirmed. All that said, to set your mind at ease, you need to research measles, what it is, what are the remedies (significant doses of vitamin A greatly reduce symptoms and contribute to a full recovery). Once you realize that these diseases are not so scary as they have been made out to be, you will tend to not worry as much. Also measles tends to boost ones immune system. If a child catches the wild measles, they will not only be immune for life (something that vaccines do not do), they also have a significantly less chance of developing many cancers.

    • lucyhill2009

      Studies show that unvaccinated children are the healthiest. Personally I’d strongly recommend against vaccination. If you do decide to vaccinate it’s safest to hold out until after age 2 as this removes the risk of Crib Death and reduces to risk of lifelong disabilities. Also never use Tylenol / Paracetamol after a vaccine as the majority of disabilities are being caused by this.

      Here are a few useful links, this one here weighs up the risks against the benefits of each vaccine

      http://www.smartvax.com/

      Below is an award-winning documentary which allows experts from both sides to state their cases

      http://youtu.be/h2NlxVrR_LM?t=17m55s

      This doctor is one of the world’s top vaccine experts, here she assesses the Risk Vs Benefit of each vaccine in the schedule

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVE2l2RJ8lY

      Every parents needs to research vaccines for themselves, your doctor cannot give you their own opinion, they can be struck of for it. The corporations dictate the rules, it is them who say their vaccines are safe, unfortunately they have a huge conflict of interest as if their vaccines leave your child disabled and on drugs for life; they are the ones who profit. You have to research this one for yourself I’m afraid, the links below are some of the most informative I’ve found over the years.

      After seeing some children I know have their lives destroyed by vaccines, I could never recommend vaccines to anyone.

  9. In related news, parents decide to stop spoiling the little brat

    • Alvin

      You are clearly and sadly uninformed and devoid of compassion.

    • Shame on you for speaking on something you obviously are extremely ignorant about.

  10. Okay for someone who has autism, you CANNOT just “be cured” or “recover from autism” the symptoms may become less, from certain changes in diet or medication.

    Now as for the folks who are still into the pseudoscience of MMR vaccinations cause Autism; yeah that is bull shark too. I did my thesis on it that an the connections. There is no hard evidence whatsoever and the Lancet retracted the claim; the UK as well as the US banned the doctor who did the study from practicing medicine.

    Lastly, it is disturbing to see not only medical professionals and parents “grasping for straws” so to speak for ‘cures.” This just shows how the stigma of mental illness gets in the way of scientific research and reporting facts; and we ALL seem to forget that there is no “one size (more a less method in this case) fits/cures all.”

    I may not be a parent OR a doctor, but I am 23 years old and have a BA and shortly a MS, who has undergone almost every type of treatment you can NEVER be “cured” of Autism.

    My fiance, is of the same thought and he has Autism too and is 24 and has a BA, and 3 Master degrees, in Public Health, Public Policy and Mental Health (thesis on stigma and Autism).

    • There is hard evidence in my opinion (about MMR and autism). There is no hard evidence within the sources YOU used for your thesis. We like to source our sources and draw further conclusions from those investigations. You can look at it both ways though :)

      • Kim

        Thank you Mr. Walia for pointing out the obvious. People who are indoctrinated to believe that vaccines are NOT the cause of autism have never been in the laboratory doing the research. They combine articles and so-called research others have done and rely on those to complete and support their works.

  11. After reading the story here and the comments left by people who may or may not have even raised a child with autism symptoms, I feel I have to state that first of all my son does NOT have brain damage. He has in fact been tested at the age of 7 to have an IQ of over 120. He does math problems in his head and uses language/vocabulary that most people would shake their heads in disbelief at him even knowing. However, I must tell you that “NO” , I have not eliminated gluten and dairy from my child’s diet, but I wish I could. There is a definite connection somewhere between the way he feels, or his mood, when he gets foods with gluten in them. When I tried to limit them , since this is all he will eat, he acts like a pregnant woman having cravings at 12 midnight, if any of you have seen that. There are all kinds of other paradoxical symptoms, but NONE relate to brain damage. He is definitely different in learning as well; he sees the beginning and end of a issue or homework problem, but nothing between. And don’t even ask him to explain how he got the answer either. It is just like talking to a clone of Dr. Sheldon Cooper sometimes, and I am sure many of you would not consider him brain damaged. There are many, many levels of what they have deemed to be a diagnosis of Autism, please don’t assume all of them have the same symptoms, nor the same abilities, or limitations.

  12. Sandra

    My thoughts, well, lets see.. back in the olden days.. my cousin caught polio from her vaccination, my sister inlaw went into convulsions and was brain damaged.. If you search out MS. lots of sites saying.. THIS DOES NOT CAUSE MS… uhmm?? obviously many others are speculating that it in fact does. From what I see.. “We” are too nieve and trusting of those in charge of “things” Both diet.. and immunizations.. Check it out! find out what is in them then ask yourselves is that something I want to inject into my child? Obviously you desire them to be strong. Well there are in fact many ways to help build their immune system up! But only the Natural healers are going to help you out! Good luck checking it out! My advise.. never ever just do things because it is expected of you.

  13. Lisa

    I wish people would stop perpetuating this myth about an Autism-Vaccine link. The original “study” was based only upon 12 cherry picked children and has since been retracted by the researcher who was charged with four counts of dishonesty and 12 counts involving the abuse of developmentally challenged children! The media and internet continues to run this story even the most renowned Autism support groups are attempting to end the colossal waste of resources that was dumped into this unethical study. Also the scary “rise” in Autism is statistically proven to be an increased awareness and identification. The way people in the Autism Spectrum is diagnosed is in the middle of a major restructuring with the publication of the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) so we are likely to see a drop in the rate. For example, my son who is in the spectrum will now likely be diagnosed as having Social Communications Disorder.
    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/radical-behaviorist/201002/the-autism-vaccines-myth-the-impact-the-media
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vaccines/CC00014
    http://www.autismspeaks.ca/science/policy-statements/information-about-vaccines-and-autism/
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillingham/2013/03/20/autism-prevalence-is-now-at-1-in-50-children/

    • Mark McAuley

      Thank you! Finally, someone who relies on facts before making outrageous claims about vaccines.

    • elica

      If it is an increase in awareness and identification why are we not identifying it in the older population now we are supposed to know what it is? This argument makes no sense. If you listen to Andrew Wakefield and what he actually said and what really happened then it might be possible to have a reasonable discussion. While people refuse to talk openly and truthfully and continue to spread myth and story about vaccine safety, then the outcome is likely to be unsatisfactory. For anyone who would like information on autism, ADD, ADHD etc. look at Dr Natasha Campbell McBride and GAPS – Gut and Psychology Syndrome.

    • triumvirate1

      So the The DSM-5 is NOT hard science or proof..it’s a guideline. Besides you get 100 psychologists in a room you will get 100 different opinions. There is NO concrete proof. Oh BTW in the DSM-5 now are you aware that caffeine pot and now hoarding are now mental diseases??. WTF?? Just like obesity is a disease as well or close to being classified as such. Obesity MAY BE prevalent to perhaps 5% of people being pre-disposed to having it. The rest are a bunch of lazy fat a$$e$ that want an excuse and a handout. You quote Forbes and Mayo clinic as well? Yea I’d listen to a doctor that has MAYBE 6 credit hours of nutrition in college. I am extremely health conscious haven’t had a flu shot in over 35 years and guess what?? Never had the flu either. Just Vit C garlic and fish oil in HIGH DOSES. Being born in the late 60’s I remember the commercials from the 70s stating Autism affects 1 in 150,000. So what is causing the increase in autism rates and how is it going to drop?? Yes diet is a major factor yet it is A factor not THE factor. So what are YOUR answers??

      http://www.marketwatch.com/story/15-new-mental-illnesses-in-the-dsm-5-2013-05-22
      http://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/latest-autism-statistics-2/

      People will believe what they want. Your “facts” all represent big money interest. I bet you think pharmaceuticals are out to ‘cure’cancer too huh?

      • Poqui

        I followed your links and found something interesting. If diet is a “major factor” in autism then why do children in Minnesota have a 1 in 65 chance of being autistic while those in Iowa have a 1 in 767 chance? Do they eat differently in Iowa? Isn’t that the Mecca for GM food?

        Hmm… so many problems with allowing ourselves to be fooled by anecdotal evidence. Autism is on the rise and people fly off the handle by blaming vaccines, food, environment, etc. The truth is, we don’t know what causes autism. I pray that we will find out soon.

  14. This story is disinformation because the whole notion that removing dairy and gluten would cure autism, is the kind of garbage that fractures and confuses the truther movement. Autism is brain damage. Removing gluten or dairy won’t fix brain damage. The vaccine truther side is STILL amazingly not unified in their understanding of HOW vaccines cause autism. The thimerisol was never the core problem, and it surely exacerbated the learn disabilities. I am amazed at how the autism truther movement is loaded with everything BUT the actual cause of autism brain damage (i.e. the adjuvants in vaccines). The autism truther movement is still groping in the dark and flailing, thanks to obvious disinformation like this story. The major autism “awareness” groups are all controlled by the establishment and do nothing but wring their hands and draw cute puzzle piece logos all day. Adjuvants are ADMITTED to cause the immune system to go into a panic. This is why victims of autism frequently go into convulsions (as their immune system is attacking their brain). Understanding this fact makes one wonder about groups like this site that publish garbage about removing dairy and gluten (foods that shallow people think is as bad as straight lead) supposedly curing autism. Most of these autism “awareness” groups, including this one apparently, are marketing to WOMEN. It’s 99% women who are on these autism “awareness” sites, and marketing fads (such as blaming gluten and dairy for autism) to women is very easy (such tactics are littered throughout every woman’s magazine, between the cigarette ads).

    • The story suggests a possibility, not a cure. It’s backed by clinical trials and research so to not take it seriously would be to discredit a potential treatment for many people. The idea is that it has HELPED a lot of kids recover from the serious sides of Autism and has helped to manage it. Check into the research further, in a lot of autism centers these treatments are used because they provide very good results.

      • melanie glover

        There is a very strong link between leaky gut syndrome and intestinal problems with children with autism. Thus a diet without gluten and dairy is very beneficial because you are removing major allergens from their system.

    • Martin Matthews

      “Autism truther movement?” Please explain…

      Again…please explain who/where/when the word “cure” has been used here. YOUR use of that term causes a fracture, does it not? Further, are you of the position that food and nutrition choices are irrelevant for those affected by autism? Where is your scientific rationale for that? And what’s your problem with women? You DO realize that it’s mostly the moms that are making the greatest strides in helping children with autism pursue a greater life potential (health, learning, behavior, etc) than what most MEN are telling them is possible. And lastly, where did you contrive this false notion? (“blaming gluten and dairy for autism”).

      Thanks to Joe for maintaining decorum here staying laser focused on what the science indicates. More danger and inadvertent harm comes to children when their parents are deterred from basic, natural, and proven helpful approaches like giving strategic consideration to the INPUTS of their child’s compromised biological system (i.e. what they eat and how that affects their system, health, brain, behavior, and so on.)

      Again Mr. Repeal…what’s your rationale for suggesting that parents of children with autism not give consideration to these factors?

    • elica

      If you read Dr Natasha Campbell McBrides book GAPS Gut and Psychology Syndrome – she explains the gut / brain link and why removing gluten and dairy is often not enough. These children usually have very damaged guts (as Dr Andrew Wakefield also discovered) and as Dr N C McBride is a neurosurgeon and nutritionist she gives a very good explanation of what happens and what to do about it.

    • triumvirate1

      @repeal..so will you load up on vaccines then?? If you trust medicine so much then YOU do it so you can stay “healthy” and quit criticizing the “truther” movement.

      • Poqui

        Fine and dandy except kids who are not vaccinated against basic childhood diseases are making it difficult for the rest of us to stay healthy. Our kids school had a pertussis break out last year and it began with the home schoolers that would not get vaccinated and came to school for their token class and spread their germs everywhere. I’m all for doing whatever you want, but when you spread it to my kids then it becomes my problem.

        • If vaccines work, how come your vaccinated kids got whooping cough? Not logical at all! It probably just got blamed on the homeschoolers…the CDC actually did a study and found that vaccinated kids are “reservoirs of infection”, and they were the ones spreading it…

  15. Jo

    I have seen the results of a child who developed Autism because of complications after contracting Measles because they weren’t vaccinated.
    Autism Spectrum Disorders, Core Autism and other Communication disorders are so very complicated and so diverse it is entirely possible that some behaviour of some children may well be modified with a change of diet. The same could be said of children that fall within the normal spectrum of development.
    I am always wary of statistics like this since they can always be made to say just what the author of ther report wants them to say.
    What they do not say is that since 1991 the increase in professionals able and better trained to recognise the signs of ASD have increased. With a better understanding of the Disorders then it is also feasible that there would be more that receive this diagnosis.
    The diagnosis of other neurological disorders and mental health problems has also increased. Is that because of poor diet? Or is it because we are all more informed and able to understand these problems more acutely.
    In medieval times anyone with something that set them apart from their peers would have been shunned, or worse. We don’t do that now, we recognise and support.
    Any child with ASD can be helped to reach their potential with the right support but this does not mean that they are “cured”. It is not a Disorder to cure, it is a disorder to embrace and include with support and nurture.
    Reports like this do not help the parents of a child who has just been diagnosed to accept that their child has a lifelong disorder. It simply delays their acceptance and therefore delays them getting the correct support for their child.
    Just saying!!!!!

  16. Dejah

    Actually, Evolution can run in leaps as well as the very slow manifestions. With extream changes, mamals have been known to adapt virtually (not talking computers here)overnight. It is how mamals became dominant over dinosaurs and others less able to adapt.

  17. Tracy Fox

    The video you show is of our son Ethan. We are not on any social media websites, and only discovered the upload of the Fox News show when friends who use social media informed us. As an update, Ethan is doing incredibly well and is a wonderful, healthy happy boy. If you are interested in Ethan’s story from the beginning, you should check out the documentary Healing Autism. This DVD presented Dr. Kenneth Bock and some of his patients, including Ethan, who have recovered from their diagnosis in varying degrees.

    Thank you for everyone who has had kind words and thoughts for our family. While it is great to have a discussion with varying viewpoints on such an important issue, please be mindful that our son may one day see some of these posts about him and I would not want him to think that people are judging a little boy harshly.

    Best, Charlie and Tracy Fox

  18. JG

    Vaccines DO NOT cause autism. There are many studies that indicate that vaccines do not cause autism, not among any subgroup; the single study to the contrary was redacted – it was falsified. Your graph is a case of correlation, not causation. Your story is irresponsible. What we do know for sure is that the diseases for which we vaccinate – such as measles and pertussis – can kill children at the worst and make them seriously and unpleasantly ill at the least. All of the evidence points to vaccinating your kids to prevent them from dying or getting very sick.

    • No look up study more shots are not needed! But if you choose to get them SPREAD THEM OUT !!!

      • Poqui

        But proper punctuation IS needed.

        “Let’s eat grandpa”

        “Let’s eat, grandpa.”

    • Thank you Joe Martino for your obviously researched view. WE ARE WHAT WE EAT. It is funny to read the comments above. We chose to not vaccinate our son, but only after taking the time to fully research the pro’s and con’s. I started out extremely objective and made sure in my research that i looked at both sides rationally.
      What i found was that the information given to me by my GP was minimal and scripted not actually giving me any true facts but only mainstream, beautifully published and printed material which was funded by the people who were set to profit from the vaccines they promoted. After still not being convinced either way my GP referred me to the head on Immunisation in my City, telling me i would receive more information from them as they could explain it to me in more depth. In my meeting with him i still received these beautiful brochures and printed material so i asked for the actual studies that the government used to base their decision for pro vaccination. What was frightening was that he could not tell what studies these were. He sent me links via email to more obviously scripted (written for dummies) information, which only fueled my opinion that they thought me unintelligent enough not to give me the scientific data. The one thing that did stand out from our conversation and which i thought made sense was this. There are three groups in the population. The ones who make the uninformed, unresearched choice not to vaccinate due to opinion. The ones who do the research, and from this make their informed choice to vaccinate or not to vaccinate, and lastly the largest group who make their decision by ignorantly doing as they are told by their GP and do no research at all. He pointed out the fact that the largest group were the worst because before taking ANY drug you should look into the side effects.

      My point is the people who ignorantly say that NOT Vaccinating your child will hurt others, Or that they are abusing their own child by not vaccinating them are the most uninformed, ignorant of the lot. There is plenty of independent research which links autism and neurologic adverse reactions to vaccination and to blatently deny there is no link is ignorance at its highest.
      I have read so many articles, papers, studies from neurosurgeons, scientists, doctors both for and against vaccination and all i can say it the ones against make more sense and are more intelligent than the crap the mainstream media push on people.
      This man i believe is on to something, and as a neurosurgeon i believe him more than my General practitioner. He doesn’t treat people as stupid but explains how the vaccines effect the brain through Microglial Activation.

      http://www.russellblaylockmd.com/

      ALWAYS MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION! Don’t trash others for the decision they make as everyone is doing what they think is best for their child.

    • elica

      You cannot scientifically make a statement that Vaccines do not cause autism. Statistics show that measles is a mild disease in well nourished children and is mainly a problem in countries where children are malnourished. The solution is to spread the worlds resources evenly and allow all children to be well nourished.

  19. AG

    I am curious, are there any kids that DIDN’T have the MMR vaccination that have been diagnosed with Autism? Also, I think maybe the message should not be, don’t vaccinate your child at all, maybe do what I did, I didn’t allow the doctor give the MMR vaccine, I had the vaccines spread out so that it wasn’t so intense on my child’s little body. I am pro vaccine if it’s done that way it was done in the 70’s. You don’t have to do that MMRV all together, you don’t have to be bullied by your doctor. You are the parent, you are paying them, have them give your child the vaccines spaced out over a longer time. Try it! Let’s help each other, not bash each other, we are more powerful if we work together for the good of kids everywhere!!! Peace.

    • cherrysolace

      Mine was having problems at 1 year and 2 years of age, seizure disorder and hadn’t been vaccinated since he was 6 months old. He didn’t have an MMR…he had his first seizure at age 1 year of age, by 2 he wasn’t talking and by 3 had been diagnosed with Autism. He got his MMR after his seizures had landed him in the hospital. So for him he didn’t have it and it still caused his autism. Looking back his neurologist is pretty confident, he was born autistic and you can see the signs well before 1 year of age. The MMR vaccinations aren’t given until 12-15 months or older. So there is NO WAY the MMR caused his autism.

      • Did your child have the Hep B vaccine at birth? because that is linked to autism as well…

    • Lesley Boykin

      Hundreds of children who have never had any vaccinations have been diagnosed with autism. As a speech-language pathologist specializing in treating children with autism I have treated multiple dozens who have never been vaccinated. Autism is caused by widespread changes in brain anatomy and physiolgoy many of which have been present since before birth. Autopsies and functional MRI studies have repeatedly documented these differences. The symptoms of autism tend to occur in the age range of 15 to 18 months, as this is the time of peak cell overgrowth in the autistic toddlers brain. Often onset of behavioral symptoms or regression due to cell overgrowth occur in close temporal proximity to the MMR shot…and parents naturally confuse correlation with causation. Re Andrew Wakefield. His study was fraudulent. It has been proven that he falsified both the children’s medical histories and his data. Since his ‘study’ there have been over 50 large, careful, and honest studies that have shown absolutely no link between vaccination and autism.

      • His study was not fraudulent, that was the belief that was spun onto him and the smear campaign pushed by the media basically turned him into a plague even though all he was suggesting and evidently showing was that the MMR vaccines was creating early symptoms of autism and in some cases these children developed autism. The CDC admits themselves they have not compared or studies vaccinated vs unvaccinated children in any study trying to discover whether vaccines cause autism. This means they have not properly studied it. The very fact that there is a pile of evidence on both sides of the argument suggest there are many underlying factors that might not be present in all studies. To simply say that no link has been found would mean one is closing their eyes to the empirical evidence that proves that is not the case. Since we cannot do that, it remains clear that we need to continue to research and understand vaccines further as they can lead to autism in certain cases.

  20. Martin Matthews

    Hope or NO HOPE…that’s all this debate is about.

    Those advocating for NO HOPE should really investigate their position and broader intentions (beyond just feeling good by lashing out at others). No one claims that diet changes “cure” autism, nor that diet alone can “recover” autism. Modern science tells us that Autism is a physiological disorder and that addressing it from an integrative medical perspective can help children improve their health and relieve varied autism symptoms that are directly associated with underlying metabolic condition. Step 1 for autism, or ANY disorder, is to take charge of diet and nutrition – routinely, around the world when parents do this, children improve. That’s not a promise of a “cure,” but there CERTAINLY is a trajectory of improved life potential that exists for each and every child that is NOT being shared by the “mainstream” and THAT’S a travesty. The vaccine issue is controversial, the fact that autism is treatable and that food/nutrition matter (and help greatly when taken charge of) is not.

    Indeed, it may not be correct to say that V “causes” A, which is what MOST people are reacting to here…the headline reads “Evidence Links,” which seems indisputable. I, nor you, know exactly what the truth is here, but only ONE THING is for sure…it’s not nothing! So stop trying to tell people it’s nothing.

    Who doesn’t think that 12 shots in 80’s versus 40+ shots today is data enough to at least aim to make the most informed and intelligent choice about what to inject into one’s baby? Takers? (note: option B is to just do what you’re told and blindly trust people and institutions with track records of deceit).

  21. Jen

    RIDICULE. I love your sources btw, looks quite credible. (just being sarcastic in case you haven’t noticed)

  22. never stop getting the vaccines for your kids

  23. you know, maybe someone did not give some of these kids a limit on what they can do.not saying that its not a real thing. give kids boundaries and they respect that. if you let them do what they want—-of course their crazy—lol–your the one that is supposed to teach them the rights and wrongs of life—the love–the friendships–the bad , the ugly–the communication——never be scared to do that—-or they will never know. they are wrong—you tell them. you have a baby—you control a life—-take responsibility. is there such a thing as autism — yes——but not with your son or daughter.

  24. Pamela

    This is very misleading. I’m pretty sure this child received applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy which is the ONLY proven treatment for autism. If removing gluten and dairy helped it was probably aided his digestion and removed pain IF he had a “leaky gut” and then that may have made him more able to focus for his therapy. Removing gluten and dairy by themselves WILL NOT recover a child from autism. Additionally there have been hundreds of studies across the world looking at the link between autism and vaccines and ALL of them have shown that there IS NO LINk. Autism is found in equal number around the world even in populations that don’t vaccinate (I.e., the Amish, remote tribes, etc).

    • jennifer

      hate to tell you, Pamela, but having my son exempt from vaccines and changing his diet is what recovered him… not ABA. that’s only enforced behavior modification. much like forcing someone to learn a new language when they have a bad flu.

    • diana

      I do agree with Pamela on many points. My son was diagnosed w autism at 3 yrs and had no immunizations at that point. Removing gluten and dairy does help repair the leaky gut but the child must still go thru some kind of therapy.
      ABA did not work for my son.
      The Brain Balance Achievement Center worked for my son. Each session is 3 months long and he had 3 sessions. He was 12 when we started….very few non-nutritious foods were consumed, very thin, no muscle tone and not progressing.
      Brain Balance did a blood test to remove all allergies (dairy, soy, eggs, gluten). Repair the gut is crucial.
      Therapy was next. Work to balance the right and or left side of the brain. Physical therapy to increase strength….my son had a grip of a 6 yr old……core strength….eye exercises, and much more.

      Thru this therapy it was discovered my son could not smell…so if a noodle was in his mouth it was sensory overload thus him wanting only crunchy foods now made sense. OILS/SCENTs were part of the therapy to help him smell and eventually have a desire to try new foods.

      He is now 16, 6’2″ tall weighs 150 and plays Varsity tennis at HS. He ate salmon, brown rice/quinoa, 2 avocados, red pepper, tomatoes for dinner. I believe he is eating a nacho (light on the cheese.

      He still has traces of Autism but it blows my mind how well he is doing. So yes diet is important but that alone would not have helped my son progress who is today.
      Oh…he starts drivers training in the fall :)

      • jennifer

        I would suggest everyone look into acidopholous … basically the same beneficial bacteria that used to be in yogurt products. many stores carry it, must be kept in the fridge, and balances out the flora in the gut/heals leaky gut.

        hope this helps.

      • i think he grew up–and knows better himself

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