Autism Wars

Wanna choose sides in the latest autism war?

One side says the mother’s lack of Vitamin D during pregnancy causes autism, while the other side says it’s the glutamate that’s in the many immunization shots babies and young children receive.

Let’s take a look-see.

Autism comes from brain inflammation. Mothers noticed a link with immunizations. Since mercury, a known brain inflammatory, came in each shot, a campaign to get rid of mercury raged–and won.

But the incidence of autism continued its rapid growth.

Aluminum is part of immunizations, too. It’s part of the brain inflammation problem, too. It’s harder to remove than mercury, though, because it’s part and parcel of the immunization’s function, not just an additive that helps with delivery. And it causes less inflammation without the presence of mercury.

While the experts tussle over aluminum, they ignore another brain poison, glutamate. Glutamate, well-known as a big time participant in the brain inflammation game, forms part of the delivery mechanism, not the function, of immunizations. Removal won’t change the efficacy (another subject for another day) of the immunization. Even so, removal poses a technical challenge, and denial runs high.

I’m guessing the medical community will line up on the blame-the-mother side. Not that they check Vitamin D levels during pregnancy, but blaming the mother is a time-honored tradition. Besides, that leaves them off the hook of having to justify all the immunizations–not to mention their component parts.

But how will they hide the 500-pound gorilla in the middle of it all? Glutamate is an excitotoxin, meaning it revs up the brain to toxic levels, and the resulting brain inflammation damages the hypothalamus. Babies are particularly susceptible; glutamate can irreversibly ravage a young hypothalamus.

And what does the hypothalamus do that makes this such a big deal? The hypothalamus controls both the endocrine system and the nervous system–i. e. pretty much everything that goes on in our bodies; this is no small matter.

As to the other side of the argument: Since everybody needs Vitamin D, mothers, be sure to take Vitamin D3 (the absorbable version) during pregnancy and beyond. It’s good for the heart, diabetes, arthritis, and on, and on. Take a good multi-vitamin/mineral capsule, too. (It’s not a good practice to take a single vitamin without at least a little of the others.)

In addition, for sure and for certain, demand (not request, suggest or pretty please) some serious attention to the glutamate in immunizations, flu shots, tetanus shots, etc. It inflames adult brains, too, you know.

Also insist that medicine prove, with scientific studies not biased toward the immunization model, the medical necessity of so many immunizations given in such rapid succession to vulnerable babies.

Finally, overwhelm Congress with demands that they follow science, not politics, in their edicts. I know that sounds like yelling at a brick wall, but if we don’t fight for our children, who will?

“Just what the doctor ordered” can mean your children never reach their inborn potential.

God is good,

About the author: Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be one. She’s a patient who’s been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers an in-depth12-month subscription program, “Moving to Health” about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work–or don’t, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information.To subscribe to her free, weekly emails, click here. Knowledge is power.

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