Monday, April 6, 2009

Autism - Genetic Risk Factors and Warning Signs to Stop Vaccinating

I just received Jenny McCarthy's latest book, "Healing and Preventing Autism" that she co-wrote with Jerry Kartzinel, M.D. I am quite impressed.

On pages 299 and 300, it discusses the possible risk factors for Autism. Families with an Autistic child report finding genetic traits either from the Methylation Tree or Common Autoimmune Tree or both. If any of these disorders are found in your family (think of siblings, parents, grandparents, etc.), then your child is at a much higher risk of developing Autism.

The Methylation Tree involves the following:

* Dementia
* Autism, ADHD, ADD
* Schizophrenia
* Bipolar Disorder
* Alzheimer's
* Depression
* Alcoholism
* Constipation
* Suicide

The Common Autoimmune Tree involves the following:

* Leaky Gut
* Chrohn's Disease
* Fibromyalgia
* Chronic Fatigue
* Inflammatory Bowel Disease
* Lupus
* Celiac Disease
* Multiple Sclerosis
* Diabetes
* MBP antibodies
* Rheumatoid Arthritis
* Graves Disease
* Addison's Disease
* Thyroid Disease

My own family carries a lot of "risk factors" involved that I can see based on these two trees.

On page 301, there is also a list of Warning Signs to Stop Vaccinating:

* Chronic ear infections
* Eczema
* Cradle cap
* Recurrent fevers
* Seizures
* Constipation
* Diarrhea
* Sleep issues
* Tantrums
* Lining things up
* Reclusiveness
* Transition issues
* Red ears
* Red cheeks
* Puffy eyes
* Poor growth

I didn't know that there were warning signs. My youngest had sleep issues immediately following his 2 mo. vaccines. He also had a rash on his cheeks and arms that started around this time too. Then, there was the cradle cap that continued until he was about 6 or 7 months old. I just couldn't get rid of it! Then, there were his seizures immediately following his 6 mo. vaccines. His Autistic behavior was noticed last summer - many months after his last set of vaccines.


Steve Tullius, D.C. said...

Thanks for posting this. Parents need to know this information. You can go to my blog for my latest article on vaccination in response to a fear-based article in the LA Times.

Crystal said...

Awesome post!!! Thanks for posting it. :)