Last week I discussed how 2 whistle-blowers that left the CDC have confessed that they were made to lie about the association between the MMR vaccine and the development of autism. By November 2001, the CDC knew that the younger the age you are exposed to the MMR vaccine, the more likely you are to develop autism. Yet in 2004, they published what we now find out are fraudulent results, claimint the MMR was "safe". And a 2002 study in Denmark showed the rate of autism increased eightfold since the MMR was introduced.
In my own practice I have seen parents who, tragically, had a perfectly normal, loveable child until the MMR was given. Then the regression occurred, sometimes dramatically, in speech, motor skills and overall development. It is no doubt that the MMR vaccine is unique among all other vaccines, in it's potential to induce the signs and symptoms and ultimate diagnosis of autism.
Now, is it the only cause? No! Autism and autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is an extremely complicated disorder, with multiple potential variables and causes. I don't want my readers to come away from this article with the thought that the MMR is the only cause of autism.
It is only in children that are vulnerable to the disease that the MMR may cause a problem. How do you know if your child is at risk? Often it is impossible to tell, but there are some signs to look for. First, if your child has the 2nd toe longer than the first toe, this implies a genetic defect in methylation, or MTHFR. This can be easily tested with a swab of the cheeks, but if the 2nd toe is longer than your child has this very common defect. It occurs in 40% of the population, I have it myself. People with the MTHFR defect tend to have lower B vitamins, and require a methylated form of B's - such as methy-lfolate and methyl-cobalamin (B12). For children, we use a supplement called methyl factors, that has this specific type of B's, plus other methylation support. Without the correct amount of B vitamins, children will not learn as quickly and can have speech impairments.
If you have had one child with ASD, then your 2nd child is at much higher risk. I would delay the MMR vaccine until age 5 in this case to allow their immune system to mature, and also protect him/her with the following:
Vt A provides protection from the measles, and has been shown to reduce death in measles sufferers - even the WHO is giving Vt A to those with the measles. Giving Vt A with the MMR has also been shown to reduce the risk of developing ASD from the vaccine. Give 10,000 units the day before, the day of, and the day after the vaccine. Children with autism often have a genetic defciency of vt A, which can lead to difficulty seeing at night.
Before giving a 2nd MMR, have your doctor check titers to see if they really need it. 95% of kids are immune after the first dose of MMR, and do not need a 2nd. However, if your child had any symptoms of autism that developed after the first MMR, do not give any subsequent MMR vaccines, ever!
Also, give Vt C, between 3000-5000mg, the day before, the day of, and the day after vaccination. Vt C helps to bind and eliminate the heavy metals found in all vaccines. Children with defects in MTHFR and with autism have difficulty clearing toxins and heavy metals.
Delay vaccines, especially the MMR, within 6 months of antibiotics. The strength of the gut is compromised by antibiotics, and the gut is 80% of the immune system. Autistic children often have gut and bowel disorders, and antibiotics only worsen the symptoms. Give quality probiotics daily to help boost overall immunity.
Autism is a tragic disease, but is treatable. These children are physically ill, immunosuppressed with a chronic autoimmune disorder affecting multiple organ systems. Funding to look at the etiology of autism, to identify children at risk, to develop safe vaccines, and to prevent this disorder is imperative. For more information, read a book by Dr Kenneth Bock, titled "Autism ADHD, Allergies and Asthma, the 4 A disorders".