Monday, November 22, 2010

competition keeps us solo...

When you have to scrap for services the way we do here in Australia, you don't get time to join forces and push for change.

The wait for services is typically six months, sometimes a year. The only way I've acquired services for Milli is to jump the queue with letters spelling out our extreme need. I'm sure others are in extreme need too, but when you're drowning, you're hardly capable of noticing who else is in the water.

Maybe if the government found money to fund more respite care and intervention, we'd all have a moment of rest. And in that moment I'm sure parents of disabled children would see ourselves in others' eyes, and maybe even join hands. And then we'd really start to get something done.

For instance, we might think about the current scientific paradigm and ask ourselves whether it's normal for a genetic illness to increase in the population over time? No, it isn't.

Or we might question why the Hepatitis B jab introduced mercury to a host of newborns exactly as it was being phased out of vaccines for older children?

Or we might ask why government and commercial funding is being poured into finding the genes involved and no money (to my knowledge) is being channelled toward finding and removing the environmental factors?

Something causes autism. But prevention doesn't bring shouts of 'Eureka!'

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

So you thought bird flu was bad...

If you can't access the link, in brief it's an article by Dr Mercola about American-made flu vaccines that turned out, once they arrived in the Czech Republic, to be pure H5N1 (avian flu) instead. Fortunately for the Czechs and probably the world, the 'mix-up' was discovered before the contaminated vaccines were released to the public.

Mercola argues that if the bird flu jabs had been administered to patients who also developed ordinary flu, the result might very well have been a new flu that not only caused high mortality but spread massively more efficiently than the original avian disease. Notably the US had also begun to buy huge stocks of avian flu vaccine in the expectation of a pandemic. The article suggests that the companies likely to profit by sales of avian flu vaccines may have deliberately attempted to engineer their required use.

Weird, and almost unbelievable... And yet I'm reminded of the feeling I had when I first read that autism may be linked to heavy metals in vaccines. I thought, 'Oh it couldn't be true.' Yet when I chelated Milli to remove heavy metals, it brought back her swallowing reflex and allowed her to eat and drink.

'Oh it couldn't be true' is a knee-jerk reaction to something that threatens to upset deep-held beliefs, whether it's the belief that our authorities would never allow dangerous substances in vaccines, or that corporations would never release deadly epidemics in order to sell drugs. These beliefs are all we have been system and chaos; but sometimes, just occasionally, maybe the chaos is real.

More and more each year, something causes autism.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The gene hunt goes on...

Autism researchers go to great lengths to contain autism within a 'genetic' paradigm.

Early on, researchers said there might be one or two mutations involved.

When the search for those lone genes failed, the number of 'genetic risk factors' was extended to include hundreds. In keeping with the 'genetic' paradigm, researchers have suggested that each family may have its own form of autism unique to its genes. (

If every case of autism has its own 'genetic risk factor', then in what way is the syndrome genetic? By this logic, breaking your leg could be seen as genetic. A family where broken bones happen fairly often would almost certainly have 'genetic risk factors'. Of course, it could be that their staircase is uneven. If you choose to locate the weakness in their genes, you'd never know.

Welcome to the 'everything is genetic' age... Of course, blinkered thinking is probably genetic too.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Are paid 'pro-vaxers' dumping on alternate voices?

It used to be that when you googled 'autism and mercury' you found a host of well argued and researched papers, websites and personal accounts. Where are they now? Submerged by the deluge of websites run by medical experts, scientists or pro-science 'sceptics' poking fun and ridicule at anyone they call 'anti-vax'.

If I had my time again I'd still give my girl the DTP and Hib vaccines but I'd definitely hold back on the mercury laden Hep B newborn jab.

Is that anti vaccine? Nope. It's just informed choice. But you wouldn't know it reading the anti-choice blogs.

When science shields science, you have to worry about the world...