Hi everyone, We'd like to share some information about how you can help spread the word that autism is real, that it is affecting hundreds of thousands of kids, that it can be treated, and that there is hope. Generation Rescue is working to get that message across and you can help. Charity … [Read more...]
Spinning the Measles (AKA Blaming Dr. Wakefield)
For the past couple of months headlines decrying the measles outbreak of 1,000 cases in Britain have been plastered across the globe: from Britain to the US, to Viet Nam, Australia, and the Middle East. It has been so widely covered it surely must make one stop and consider whether this is not … [Read more...]
MMR and Autism: Does the media tell the whole story?
Recently we have discussed the manner in which the mainstream media spins facts, research, dates, omits information, etc. to influence public perception. In this post, we share the experience of a mother whose perspective you are not likely to see on the nightly news. Isabella Thomas, the mother of … [Read more...]
What’s on my radar? – Autism Awareness Month
Each month I write about books, DVD’s, organizations, trends, and events that are “on my radar” as they are important, timely and educational – which means they will empower you to think for yourselves, enable you to challenge the received wisdom, and give you ideas of how you might get involved to … [Read more...]
Doctors and Fraud – Are doctors less human than you?
Our culture confers a very high status and respect on all doctors and scientists as though they are somehow better or more ethical than the average person. Our culture also tends to assume that doctors are all knowing and always know more than those who aren't doctors. A case in point. I attended a … [Read more...]
Patient Safety Awareness Week – Would this Happen to a Child Without Autism?
As we read this horrifically tragic story, we must ask ourselves, would this happen to a child without an autism diagnosis, would this happen to a child that was blind or deaf? Why is it that the parents of those with the ASD diagnosis are not to be believed when they tell medical professionals that … [Read more...]
Flu shots during pregnancy – Are they really safe?
For the past several years, women have been advised to get flu shots to protect their unborn baby. But has this practice been properly tested and does the data show that the practice is safe? A non-profit, the National Coalition of Organized Women (NCOW) has been sounding alarm bells about the … [Read more...]
Vaccinations: Knowing versus Feeling
Wow what a story. Yes, all parents want what is best for their children, just like this mom. It can be very difficult to make the decision whether to vaccinate in today's world where government agencies and medical professionals and other authorities have so much at stake and therefore have a … [Read more...]
Vaccines, Mercury, Autism, and Fraud
Do you remember all the reports in seemingly every mainstream media outlet that researchers had found that there was no connection between the mercury in vaccines and autism? It was everywhere. The quick version of the story is that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hired a … [Read more...]
Vaccine Bombshell: Baby Monkeys Develop Autism After Vaccines
This article, originally published on Vanguard on November 3, 2012, refers to research that was presented at a conference last spring. While this may seem like old news, did you ever hear about it? Did you ever hear that a team of scientists gave baby monkeys the vaccine schedule and that the … [Read more...]