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The Most Critical Update of All -
There is still mercury in some childhood vaccines!!!
Printing this basic 3 page
OVERVIEW before you go on will best help you understand what follows!
If there is one section on my website
that you'll want to check often - this is it! This is where I'll be
posting any "updates" since my most recent book. (see
The information that previously was
found in this section has been incorporated into book 3 - along with a great
deal more information! Book 3 is absolutely a must read for all
persons who want to understand how so many issues fit together when it comes to
autism, Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and so much more!
All books I have completed thus far
were provided in full on this website. That included the following:
||Saving Zachary: The Death And
Rebirth Of A Family Coping With Autism!
||Breaking The Code To Remove The
Shackles Of Autism: When The Parts Are Not
Understood And The Whole Is Lost!
||Breaking The Code: Putting
Pieces In Place!
It is best to have reviewed the
Autism-Alzheimer's-Schizophrenia comparison info
Why Our Mental Illness Classification System Is Outdated
and Invalid! before reading this section.
Note: Too many links seems to create a problem (I had
literally thousands on my website) and so, on some of these, I provide the the
web address, and you need to simply cut/paste it into your search engine to have
it come up.
What follows are just MY OPINIONS and
MY THOUGHTS... along with links to valuable information that helped me come to
these insights. These things I put forward only to
generate thought and discussion in these areas!
I am not a doctor, nor a scientist or professional
of any kind in the field of medicine or scientific research... just a mom who has a message to share.
The autistic child - once
the forgotten child - now the key to so much!!!©
|Bilirubin... HO-1 and Excess Iron...
a deadly connection?
||Although bilirubin is now considered the most powerful
antioxidant known to man (see book 3 for more on that), the following
article appears to indicate that heme oxygenase (HO), the rate-limiting
enzyme in bilirubin production, is impacted by heavy metals as they have
been implicated in its regulation. HO-1 can have disastrous
effects in that it can
cause the release of too much iron (a toxin) in the body! Could this also be
at play in our children? Again, I can't help but wonder,
especially since this enzyme is also associated with neurotransmitter
pathways functions via role in carbon monoxide production, etc. (refer
to Phyllis A Dennery MD, Yi-Hao Weng MD, David K Stevenson MD and Guang Yang
PhD, The Biology of Bilirubin Production, Journal of Perinatology, Dec.
2001, Vol. 21, Supplement 1, pages S17-S20, abstract posted below):
|"Anemia"... and Iron...
Good articles to read!
|Why so much "Good Press" for the
pharmaceuticals and so much denial on the part of the government when millions of parents say vaccines cause autism?
Perhaps it is because the pharmaceutical industry has a major player
in controlling another industry and its giant - Reuters News and also
Note that Mr. Christopher Hogg recently became acting
Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline upon the retirement announcement of Richard
Sykes. Given Reuters provides one of the largest news information
"feed services" worldwide to
other news sources/agencies, is it any wonder the "press" for the
pharmaceuticals is heavily weighted in favor of the pharmaceuticals when it
comes to issues of autism! Note that the thimerosal study done
in 2000 was done by a man who now works for GlaxoSmithKline... and that this
study has been "revised"/"manipulated" several times now in a bogus attempt
to manipulate the initial results/outcomes that showed a link between autism
and thimerosal! For more on that issue, go to
link on my main webpage..
Let us also not forget that Senator Bill Frist, who now
heads the Senate, also has extremely strong ties to the healthcare industry
given his family founded perhaps the largest "for profit" hospital chain in
the world. Note that this same corporation was also found to
have defrauded the government in filing healthcare claims. For more on
that, go to my link on "Frist
First Aid". Truly, this man, also plays a
critical role in all this as he determines the Senate's agenda and needless
to say, I am not surprised to see prescription bills that are strongly in
favor of the pharmaceutical industry. Likewise, I expect to see
the same type of "medicaid" reform - reform in the form of more "Frist First
Aid" and more pHARMaceutical industry aid!
Now, put that together with the fact that
Bush, Sr. sat on the Board of Directors at Eli Lilly,
that Bush, Jr. has surrounded himself with
Eli Lilly executives, and others, such
Rumsfeld who served from 1977 to 1985
as CEO, President, and then Chairman of G.D. Searle & Co., another
pharmaceutical and, clearly, it becomes quite obvious that both the media
and politics appear to be anything but "objective" when it comes to matters
of vaccine injury.
In my opinion, there can be no denying that media and
politics are both controlled by the pharmaceutical industry when it comes to
"what the public and indeed - our military families - are told" about
the safety of vaccines.
If you tell a lie long enough, loud enough
and often enough, the people will believe it.
These six things doth the
Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look,
a lying tongue,
and hands that shed
A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to
mischief, a false
witness that speaketh lies,
and he that soweth
discord among brethren.
You should know that you
yourselves are God's temple. God's Spirit lives in you.
If any person destroys God's temple, then God will
destroy that person.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
And behold, I come quickly... to give
according as his work
shall be. Revelation 22:12
Oils Can Make Epilepsy WORSE! These oils include Borage Oil, and
Evening Primrose Oil ... both believed to lower the seizure threshold!!!
Given flaxseed is also a plant oil (as is
borage), I urge parents to do their homework in this issue and discuss it
with their doctors as well.
The concern I have with all this is that when studies are done, we
really do not know "other supplements" or "meds" someone may have been
taking, or for example, if someone had a B6 deficiency (something that is
known to cause or magnify seizures). Thus, I have "mixed
feelings" with this whole issue - especially when I see posts by parents on
message boards that state children were helped with things like flaxseed or
primrose oil when it came to seizures. But, again, there was no way to
know "the rest of the story"... i.e., the meds, etc. a child could have been
on that may have also contributed to the issues with seizures.
I guess right now, I'm at a point of "not knowing what to do" on this
one... and unfortunately, I suspect this will very much be another one of
those "trial and error things". Regardless, this was certainly an issue
to "keep in mind" or at least be aware of!
Before giving any oil to a child
susceptible to seizures, please consult your doctor!
(possible concerns with flaxseed oil)
|Dangers In Soy
And Other Baby Formulas!
Note: There are several
very informative links below this article.
Parents choosing formulas as
opposed to breastmilk are encouraged to review these as well.
Aluminum, Manganese and Fluoride Content High
||Although tea appears to help reduce iron absorption,
according to the link below, it can be quite high in other things that are
also very damaging to the human body...
|More on Iron Overload...
Things You Should Know...
that a sign of iron overload is JAUNDICE!!!)
|More on Thimerosal/Mercury
Study Showing Correlation Between Neurodegeneration and Thimerosal
Study Showing Children With Autism May Not Detox Mercury As Well As Normal
http://www.testfoundation.org/dmsahgdetox.htm (half life of mercury in the brain = 20 to 30 years according to Sugita
M. The biological half-time of heavy metals. The presence of a third
component. Int Arch Occup Environ Hlth 1978; 41: 25-40)
|More on Secretin
(the secretin story - how it all came about)
Secretin is a hormone found in the digestive tract, pancreas, liver and
in the brain. In the brain, it is said to be found - according
to the above link - in the amygdale (emotion integration functions), the
hippocampus (formation of new memories), and cerebellum (involved in
coordination of motor functions, higher thought processes, language and
emotion). Note that all these areas are areas of the brain
impacted by environmental factors - indeed, the cerebellum takes 20 years to
mature, and as such, Dr. Jay Geidd of the NIH believes that this argues for
a part of the brain most impacted by environmental factors as opposed to
genetics - and this would very much be in line with the "functions" found in
the cerebellum). All three of these parts of the brain are very much
parts of the brain impacted by "environmental factors" and parts of the
brain that would have some of the most immature cells in them... the
hippocampus, indeed, was known to develop new cells almost throughout life,
and certainly, when it came to emotions, it took a while to "mature".
As such, it did not surprise me to see these three areas among the most
impacted in autism and indeed, perhaps most "targeted" by metals such as
mercury (and personally, I suspected by other metals as well, such as
aluminum and iron).
Note that one of the functions of secretin is to help with the release of
insulin... again... a tie to insulin...and iron since insulin and iron
modulate one another, a tie to insulin... as I had seen on so, so many
occasions. Note also that the amygdale synapses directly with
the frontal lobe - that part of the brain associated with language
production... thus, could secretin play a role... yes... the thing that
concerns me however is that results so often appear to be so "mixed" with
some reporting benefits and others saying it was a rather expensive and
non-effective therapy. Perhaps the "mixed results" could
be explained by assessing the presence or absence of "insulin resistant iron
overload" in these kids. That certainly could be a plausible
reason or explanation as to why this therapy appeared to work for some but
Another word of caution... the second link above states that secretin is
found in the amygdala, hippocampus and cerebellum... and then goes on to
states that these are areas known to be deficient in autism... of course,
this is absolutely a true statement, however, I would argue that pretty well
all areas of the brain are deficient in autism... indeed when you look at
the 4 lobes of the brain and their functions, clearly, almost all of them
are impacted in autism... and so, my point here is that yes, these are
impacted areas... but there are many, many, many other impacted areas too...
areas where secretin is not found and thus, my skepticism in terms of
secretin as a great therapy for these children... especially given Victoria
Beck's account indicated that initial results were not sustained!
Thus, could secretin help? Perhaps... but, given how "broken" these
children are, certainly, there was much, much more to "the fix".
Personally, I would be quite interested in knowing more about the
interaction of secretin and insulin and about the interaction of iron and
secretin as well. Also, given secretin promoted insulin
production and insulin treatment had been used to treat schizophrenia for
decades (and autism used to be called childhood schizophrenia - see book 3
for much, more more on that), it certainly would not surprise me that
secretin could be somewhat beneficial... but, the question remained, what
was the underlying issue - secretin - or insulin!
Note that secretin, in addition to stimulating the production of insulin,
also stimulated the secretion of bile. Bile had lactoferrin in
it and lactoferrin was known to bind to iron. Iron and insulin
modulated one another... and abnormal iron levels have been found in
schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson, and Down Syndrome (DS), etc.... all
iron overload disorders. All of these disorders share many, many
parallels to autism... and a dual diagnosis of DS and autism was no longer
rare - and indeed, those with DS appeared to have a higher incidence of
autism according to work done by Cohen and Patterson. Note also
that those with DS also had a higher incidence of diabetes and leukemia
(note that high iron levels in the liver were associated with cancer of the
liver and that blood production in the unborn child occurred first in the
liver - then migrated to the bone marrow). DS was NOT considered
"hereditary", yet, it was a condition that certainly impacted the child
while still in the womb! DS was very much associated with
abnormal iron levels... and as such, again, I could not help but wonder...
was it the secretin itself that was beneficial or the insulin and bile that
resulted from secretin injection that were providing the true benefits shown
in this therapy!
Perhaps my greatest reason for questioning secretin, however, was what I
had read of the text of an interview with the Becks. From this
transcript, it appeared that speech in Parker Beck had really appeared close
to 10 days after the secretin procedure. That alone left me
"skeptical" as did the fact that of 200 children given secretin, according
to this transcript, only about half had shown positive results.
I personally knew a family who had a child diagnosed with both DS and autism
and who had undergone secretin therapy. According to these
parents, this therapy had been of little value to their son.
Digestive enzymes, hormones, etc., from what I understood of them were
produced and used on an "as needed" basis... they did not "stick around for
days"... and as such, how could a period of a few days to 10 days pass for
this amazing transformation in this young man? Granted, I was
certainly no scientist, but this was certainly a question that lingered in
the back of my mind. Certainly, if secretin was helpful to
children with autism, that was a wonderful thing, however, in my opinion, as
with so much, I felt this was only but one piece of the puzzle and that
other, potentially much larger pieces, were possibly being ignored and/or
overlooked - things like insulin and iron imbalances.
The transcript for this interview was provided on the link below along
with "a word of caution" as to the use
secretin in humans...
http://osiris.sunderland.ac.uk/autism/sec.htm ... and the potential for adverse long
term effects... something all parents needed to seriously consider.
As exciting as something may sound, it was always important to look at
things from all sides of the story. A recent press release by Repligen
Corporation entitled Phase 3 Study of Secretin for
Autism Fails to Meet Dual Primary Endpoints,
Development of Secretin for Schizophrenia to Continue released
Monday January 5, 2004,
, and also appearing in Reuters at
http://www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=hotStocksNews&storyID=4073857 certainly indicated that things were not going as well as expected.
Interestingly, secretin was also being developed for treatment of
schizophrenia... again, to me, this was not surprising given that autism
used to be called childhood schizophrenia and that according to research I
had done, even NARSAD (National Alliance For Research In Schizophrenia and
Depression) had stated in a Fall 98 newsletter that the majority of children
with autism go on to develop adult schizophrenia... so, we are told autism
and schizophrenia are not the same, but, if you look at symptoms and
prognosis, really - they are! Having investigated both autism
and schizophrenia, I had uncovered over 140 parallels between these
disorders and the "differences" between them, in my opinion, could certainly
be attributed to changes in brain development over the life spectrum.
To compare the brain of a 3 or 6 year old to that of a person between 20 and
40, was not something that, in my opinion, was "valid" in terms of assessing
whether or not these were similar conditions. There was no doubt
in my mind that the age at which a person experience an assault on the brain
had a great deal to do with what we saw in that person... yet, that
certainly did not mean that these could not be "one and the same" - because,
in my opinion, they absolutely were... having a same history, same
symptoms... and same prognosis!
See "book 3" for much, much more on these issues.
|Alzheimer's and Mercury
Ritalin - Is it
With virtually no long-term
studies... how can we know for sure that the many drugs we give kids for
"hyperactivity" are safe?
Are These Drugs Safe?
|Dopamine and Parkinson's
||Dopamine is a neuro-transmitter that is an important
messenger involved in motion. In Parkinson's, a disorder with many
parallels to Alzheimer's, the cells that produce dopamine die.
Not surprisingly, dopamine is also very much involved in schizophrenia too.
|NARSAD article discussed in
book 3 was moved to this link
|Thimerosal And Government
Response To Frequently Asked Questions!
The Fascinating Brain
||This is a link providing very interesting information about
the human brain that may or may not pertain to autism, Schizophrenia and/or Alzheimer's.
||This section provides parent observations of behaviors, etc.
that now seem to be explained by the theory proposed that communication
between the various lobes of the brain is rather limited...
I am sure I speak for all parents in saying that I hope this collation of
materials/ observations will provide valuable insights for those in science.
These are things I have come to understand in Zachary since the writing of
my second book and as such, for the most part, are not mentioned in "book 2"
|Nails - What they can show
||I recently came to understand that finger and toe nails can
indicate a great deal in terms of what is going on in the body long before
you may even suspect something is wrong. As such, I include this
link for information purposes so that all can learn to recognize some
critical warning signs. These are not necessarily associated
with autism or Alzheimer's issues (although I suspect some are). :o)
order men to see the truth or prohibit them from indulging in error.
Max Planck, Philosophy of Physics,
If you won't believe the truth, all you have left to
believe is a lie - a deception.
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Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee. Psalm 55:22
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