It was recently estimated that the cost for autism care in America will rise to a staggering $461 billion by the year 2025. Currently, the cost for treating the disorder are already more than double the combined costs of stroke and hypertension. And there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.
However, what if we’ve been treating autism wrong this entire time and simpler, more effective solutions are within reach for thousands of parents?
In the following video, you’ll see Jackson acting like a normally functioning, smiling 6-year-old, but it was not always the case. At 22 months old, Jackson was diagnosed on the autism spectrum. However, instead of listening to mainstream medicine critics- that autism is incurable- his father took him to a functional medicine doctor named Dr. Mark Hyman who worked to address major health issues that Jackson had: gut inflammation, nutritional imbalances, and heavy metal toxicity – especially mercury.
Once those issues were treated, this sweet boy’s autistic symptoms miraculously disappeared.
Dr. Hyman believes we are treating autism incorrectly. He doesn’t see it as a brain issue only, rather he calls it a body disorder that affects the brain. He says, “Treating autism as a body disorder that affects the brain gives us many treatment choices. Children treated in this way can often have dramatic and remarkable — if not miraculous — recoveries.”
While mainstream doctors are ready to write autism off as irreversible and incurable, it seems short sighted to label it that way when we are still learning about the body every day; including just how capable the body is at healing ITSELF- if the climate is ideal.
Rather, research shows that there are likely multiple of causes for autism, both internal and external. And with the alarmingly rapid rise of autism rates since the 90s, a 600% increase in fact, many doctors have finally started to look at outside sources: heavy metals, food, vaccinations, and the environment. And there may be even more reasons.
Most naturopaths will immediately recommend heavy metal detoxification for children who were diagnosed on the autistic spectrum. And in Jackson’s case, detoxing from heavy metals produced amazing results. Even though proof of metal toxicity is currently anecdotal it’s important to take into account because heavy metal toxicity and autism have many similar symptoms.
The symptoms of inorganic mercury poisoning are:
- emotional changes
- headaches and insomnia
- muscle twitching
- muscle atrophy and
- decreased cognitive functions.
The symptoms of organic mercury poisoning are:
- include neurological impairment
- loss of coordination and
- muscle weakness.
The symptoms aluminum toxicity are:
- mood changes
- muscle weakness
- delayed growth in children and often mimic symptoms of other diseases.
And now look at the symptoms children on the autistic spectrum experience:
- developmental delays
- problems expressing their emotions
- speech problems
- behavior problems
- mood swings
- problems or unusual walking
- cognitive issues
It’s true that many parents report some or all of these symptoms (including seizures, muscle weakness, and vomiting) after a round of vaccinations. So, after seeing the similarities between heavy metal poisoning and autism symptoms, we simply must address the numbers of autism diagnoses, by age, compared to the childhood vaccination schedule.
Most children diagnosed on the spectrum show symptoms of developmental issues between the ages of 13 to 18 months and this happens to be the age when children receive the most vaccinations. The official CDC schedule recommends nine vaccinations between 12 and 18 months: HepB, DTaP, Hib, PCV, IPV, MMR, Varicella, HepA, and a flu shot. Some irresponsible doctors have also been known to give many of the shots in a single visit to save time.
Depending on manufacturer, the HepB vaccine contains either aluminum hydroxide, or aluminum sulfate and amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate. Each of its forms are TOXIC. And most of our childhood vaccinations contain aluminum, and our flu shots contain mercury.
- DTaP contains either aluminum phosphate or aluminum hydroxide.
- Hib named PedvaxHIB contains aluminum hydroxphosphate sulfate.
- PCV named PCV13 – Prevnar 13 contains aluminum phosphate.
- IPV, when administered together with DTaP contains aluminum hydroxide.
- HepA contains either aluminum hydroxide or amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate.
- Most flu shots contain thimerosol (mercury).
- Aluminium salts used in vaccines have been shown to have adverse long-term neurological reactions.
Regardless of your feelings on the vaccine debate, the links between heavy metal poisoning, autism, and vaccination reaction symptoms are beginning to look less and less coincidental (and the government has paid out over $3 billion in damages since 1986 on behalf of vaccine companies that have been granted immunity from lawsuits).
We are so grateful to doctors like Dr Hyman for his help with children on the autism spectrum. I sincerely hope that at some point we can get lawmakers and doctors alike to come to the table and have frank discussions about how we can end this epidemic that has long robbed our children of normal and full lives.
Source: Alt Health Works
Erin Elizabeth is a long time activist with a passion for the healing arts, working in that arena for a quarter century. Her site HealthNutNews.com is less than 2 years old but has already cracked the top 20 Natural Health sites worldwide. She is an author, public speaker, and has recently done some TV and film programs for some of her original work which have attracted international media coverage. You can get Erin’s free e-book here and also watch a short documentary on how she overcame vaccine injuries, Lyme disease, significant weight gain, and more. Follow Erin on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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