Saturday, July 9, 2016

30 solid scientific studies that prove vaccines cause autism

We have compiled a list of 30 scientific studies that show a link between vaccines and autism, disproving the myth that no official research papers exist to support what alternative doctors have been saying for years.

http://circleofdocs.com/30-solid-scientific-studies-that-prove-vaccines-cause-autism/

These papers can be shown to medical doctors and public health officials who wish to see peer reviewed scientific studies to back up the claims that autism is a direct result from receiving a vaccination.

The first research paper presented was the first one ever written on the subject, from 1943. Child Psychiatrist Leo Kanner discovered 11 children over the course of several years who displayed a novel set of neurological symptoms that had never been described in the medical literature, where children were withdrawn, uncommunicative and displayed similar odd behaviors. This disorder would become known as “autism.” In the paper, Dr. Kanner noted that onset of the disorder began following the administration of a small pox vaccine. This paper, was published in 1943, and evidence that vaccination causes an ever increasing rate of neurological and immunological regressions, including autism, has been mounting from that time until now.

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Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact
Leo Kanner, Johns Hopkins University, 1943

“Since 1938, there have come to our attention a number of children whose condition differs so markedly and uniquely from anything reported so far, that each case merits – and, I hope, will eventually receive – at detailed consideration of its fascinating peculiarities.”

All of Kanners cases were born after, and began to appear following, the introduction of Eli Lilly’s new form of water soluble mercury in the late 1920s used as an anti-fungal in forestry, a wood treatment product in the lumber industry and as a disinfectant and anti-bacterial in the medical industry under the name of “Thimerosal” that was included in vaccines.

As I testified to at the hearing, there is abundant research supporting the vaccine autism link. I have included 49 research papers for your review, and only included research published in the last ten years or so. This is by no means a complete list, but it one that I have been compiling for the last few years as relevant research came to my attention. I have ONLY included autism related information, not research on other vaccine injuries of which there are many.
As you can see, the medical professionals testifying that there is no scientific support for the vaccine/autism causation theory are uninformed about the current state of the science. When vaccination decisions are made based on an uninformed opinion, it means serious potential damage to the patient, and because of the law preventing lawsuits for vaccine injury, it also means that the uninformed medical professionals making bad recommendations CANNOT be held accountable in any way for giving the patient bad information.

Parents want to know if their child can develop autism from their vaccines. If they believe that the answer is yes, and the risk of brain injury from vaccination is higher than their risk from a disease, it is their right to decline vaccination for themselves and their children with out coercion.

Patients MUST be able to make their own informed vaccine decisions, because often, they know more about potential vaccine risks that even top public health officials do.

1. Hepatitis B Vaccination of Male Neonates and Autism
Annals of Epidemiology, September 2009
CM Gallagher, MS Goodman, Stony Brook University Medical Center

Boys vaccinated as neonates had threefold greater odds for autism diagnosis compared to boys never vaccinated or vaccinated after the first month of life.

2. Porphyrinuria in childhood autistic disorder: Implications for environmental toxicity
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 2006
Robert Natafa, et al, Laboratoire Philippe Auguste, Paris, France

These data implicate environmental toxicity in childhood autistic disorder.

3. Theoretical aspects of autism: Causes—A review
Journal of Immunotoxicology, January-March 2011
Helen V. Ratajczak, PhD

Autism could result from more than one cause, with different manifestations in different individuals that share common symptoms. Documented causes of autism include genetic mutations and/or deletions, viral infections, and encephalitis following vaccination.

4. Uncoupling of ATP-mediated Calcium Signaling and Dysregulated IL-6 Secretion in Dendritic Cells by Nanomolar Thimerosal
Environmental Health Perspectives, July 2006.
Samuel R. Goth, Ruth A. Chu Jeffrey P. Gregg

This study demonstrates that very low-levels of Thimerosal can contribute to immune system disregulation.

5. Gender-selective toxicity of thimerosal
Exp Toxicol Pathol. 2009 Mar;61(2):133-6. Epub 2008 Sep 3. 
Branch DR, Departments of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto

A recent report shows a correlation of the historical use of thimerosal in therapeutic immunizations with the subsequent development of autism; however, this association remains controversial. Autism occurs approximately four times more frequently in males compared to females; thus, studies of thimerosal toxicity should take into consideration gender-selective effects. The present study was originally undertaken to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of thimersosal in male and female CD1 mice. However, during the limited MTD studies, it became apparent that thimerosal has a differential MTD that depends on whether the mouse is male or female.

6. Comparison of Blood and Brain Mercury Levels in Infant monkeys exposed to Vaccines Containing Thimerosal
Environmental Health Perspectives, Aug 2005. 
Thomas Burbacher, PhD, University of Washington

This study demonstrates clearly and unequivocally that ethyl mercury, the kind of mercury found in vaccines, not only ends up in the brain, but leaves double the amount of inorganic mercury as methyl mercury, the kind of mercury found in fish. This work is groundbreaking because little is known about ethyl mercury, and many health authorities have asserted that the mercury found in vaccines is the “safe kind.” This study also delivers a strong rebuke of the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation in 2004 to no longer pursue the mercury-autism connection.

7. Increases in the number of reactive glia in the visual cortex of Macaca fascicularis following subclinical long-term methyl mercury exposure
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 1994 
Charleston JS et al, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Washington

The identities of the reactive glial cells and the implications for the long-term function and survivability of the neurons due to changes in the glial population following subclinical long-term exposure to mercury are discussed.

8. Neuroglial Activation and Neuroinflammation in the Brain of Patients with Autism 
Annals of Neurology, Feb 2005.
Diana L. Vargas, MD [Johns Hopkins University]

This study, performed independently and using a different methodology than Dr. Herbert (see above) reached the same conclusion: the brains of autistic children are suffering from inflammation.

9. Autism: A Brain Disorder, or a Disorder That Affects the Brain? 
Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 2005 
Martha R. Herbert M.D., Ph.D., Harvard University

Autism is defined behaviorally, as a syndrome of abnormalities involving language, social reciprocity and hyperfocus or reduced behavioral flexibility. It is clearly heterogeneous, and it can be accompanied by unusual talents as well as by impairments, but its underlying biological and genetic basis in unknown. Autism has been modeled as a brain-based, strongly genetic disorder, but emerging findings and hypotheses support a broader model of the condition as a genetically influenced and systemic.

10. FDA-admits-in-court-case-that-vaccines-still-contain-mercury1Activation of Methionine Synthase by Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 and Dopamine: a Target for Neurodevelopmental Toxins and Thimerosal
Molecular Psychiatry, July 2004. 
Richard C. Deth, PhD [Northeastern University]

This study demonstrates how Thimerosal inhibits methylation, a central driver of cellular communication and development.

11. Validation of the Phenomenon of Autistic Regression Using Home Videotapes
Archives of General Psychiatry, 2005 
Emily Werner, PhD; Geraldine Dawson, PhD, University of Washington

Conclusion This study validates the existence of early autistic regression.

12. Blood Levels of Mercury Are Related to Diagnosis of Autism: A Reanalysis of an Important Data Set
Journal of Child Neurology, 2007 
M. Catherine DeSoto, PhD, Robert T. Hitlan, PhD -Department of Psychology, University of Northern Iowa

Excerpt: “We have reanalyzed the data set originally reported by Ip et al. in 2004 and have found that the original p value was in error and that a significant relation does exist between the blood levels of mercury and diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. Moreover, the hair sample analysis results offer some support for the idea that persons with autism may be less efficient and more variable at eliminating mercury from the blood.”

13. Developmental Regression and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in a Child With Autism
Journal of Child Neurology, February 2006 
Jon S. Poling, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Excerpt: “Children who have (mitochondrial-related) dysfunctional cellular energy metabolism might be more prone to undergo autistic regression between 18 and 30 months of age if they also have infections or immunizations at the same time.”

14. Oxidative Stress in Autism: Elevated Cerebellar 3-nitrotyrosine Levels
American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2008 
Elizabeth M. Sajdel-Sulkowska, – Dept of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Excerpt: The preliminary data suggest a need for more extensive studies of oxidative stress, its relationship to the environmental factors and its possible attenuation by antioxidants in autism.”

15. Large Brains in Autism: The Challenge of Pervasive Abnormality
The Neuroscientist, 2005. 
Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, Harvard University

This study helps refute the notion that the brains of autistic children are simply wired differently and notes, “neuroinflammation appears to be present in autistic brain tissue from childhood through adulthood.” Dr. Herbert suggests that chronic disease or an external environmental source (like heavy metals) may be causing the inflammation.

16. Evidence of Toxicity, Oxidative Stress, and Neuronal Insult in Autism
Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Nov-Dec 2006. 
Janet Kern, Anne Jones, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

“This article discusses the evidence for the case that some children with autism may become autistic from neuronal cell death or brain damage sometime after birth as result of insult; and addresses the hypotheses that toxicity and oxidative stress may be a cause of neuronal insult in autism… the article discusses what may be happening over the course of development and the multiple factors that may interplay and make these children more vulnerable to toxicity, oxidative stress, and neuronal insult.”

17. Oxidative Stress in Autism
Pathophysiology, 2006. 
Abha Chauhan, Ved Chauhan

This study provides a helpful overview of the growing evidence supporting the link between oxidative stress and autism.

18. Thimerosal Neurotoxicity is Associated with Glutathione Depletion: Protection with Glutathione Precursors
Neurotoxicology, Jan 2005. 
S. Jill James, PhD, University of Arkansas

This recent study demonstrates that Thimerosal lowers or inhibits the body’s ability to produce Glutathione, an antioxidant and the body’s primary cellular-level defense against mercury.

c1c85c18_medium_aluminum_thimerosol19. Aluminum adjuvant linked to gulf war illness induces motor neuron death in mice
Neuromolecular Medicine, 2007 
Christopher Shaw, Ph.D., Department of Ophthalmology and Program in Neuroscience, University of British Columbia

This study demonstrates the extreme toxicity of the aluminum adjuvant used as a preservative in vaccines.

20. Environmental mercury release, special education rates, and autism disorder: an ecological study of Texas
Health & Place, 2006 
Raymond F. Palmer, University of Texas Health Science Center

This study demonstrated the correlation between environmental mercury and autism rates in Texas.

21. Autism Spectrum Disorders in Relation to Distribution of Hazardous Air Pollutants in the SF Bay Area
Environmental Health Perspectives, September, 2006 
Gayle Windham, Div. of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, California Department of Health Services

Excerpt: “Our results suggest a potential association between autism and estimated metal concentrations, and possibly solvents, in ambient air around the birth residence.”

22. A Case Series of Children with Apparent Mercury Toxic Encephalopathies Manifesting with Clinical Symptoms of Regressive Autistic Disorder
Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 2007 
David A. Geier, Mark R. Geier

This study reviewed the case histories and medical profiles of nine autistic children and concluded that eight of the nine children were mercury toxic and this toxicity manifested itself in a manner consistent with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

23. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and blood mercury level: a case-control study in chinese children
Neuropediatrics, August 2006 – P.R. Kong

Excerpt: “There was significant difference in blood mercury levels between cases and controls, which persists after adjustment for age, gender and parental occupational status. The geometric mean blood mercury level was also significantly higher in children with inattentive and combined subtypes of ADHD. High blood mercury level was associated with ADHD. Whether the relationship is causal requires further studies.”

24. The Changing Prevalence of Autism In California
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, April 2003 
Mark F. Blaxill, David S. Baskin, and Walter O. Spitzer

This study helps to refute the supposition made by some researchers that autism’s epidemic may only be due to “diagnostic substitution”.

25. Mitochondrial Energy-Deficient Endophenotype in Autism
American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2008 
J. Jay Gargus and Faiqa Imtiaz, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine,

While evidence points to a multigenic etiology of most autism, the pathophysiology of the disorder has yet to be defined and the underlying genes and biochemical pathways they subserve remain unknown.

26. Bridging from Cells to Cognition in Autism Pathophysiology: Biological Pathways to Defective Brain Function and Plasticity
American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2008 
Matthew P. Anderson, Brian S. Hooker and Martha R. Herbert, Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

We review evidence to support a model where the disease process underlying autism may begin when an in utero or early postnatal environmental, infectious, seizure, or autoimmune insult triggers an immune response that increases reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in the brain that leads to DNA damage (nuclear and mitochondrial) and metabolic enzyme blockade and that these inflammatory and oxidative stressors persist beyond early development (with potential further exacerbations), producing ongoing functional consequences.

27. Heavy-Metal Toxicity—With Emphasis on Mercury6a00d8357f3f2969e201910500b06b970c

John Neustadt, ND, and Steve Pieczenik, MD, PhD

Conclusion: Metals are ubiquitous in our environment, and exposure to them is inevitable. However, not all people accumulate toxic levels of metals or exhibit symptoms of metal toxicity, suggesting that genetics play a role in their potential to damage health.

28. Evidence of Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism and Implications for Treatment
American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Daniel A. Rossignol, J. Jeffrey Bradstreet

MtD and oxidative stress may also explain the high male to female ratio found in autism due to increased male vulnerability to these dysfunctions.

29. Proximity to point sources of environmental mercury release as a predictor of autism prevalence
Health & Place, 2008 
Raymond F. Palmer et al, University of Texas Health Science Center

This study should be viewed as hypothesis-generating – a first step in examining the potential role of environmental mercury and childhood developmental disorders. Nothing is known about specific exposure routes, dosage, timing, and individual susceptibility. We suspect that persistent low-dose exposures to various environmental toxicants, including mercury, that occur during critical windows of neural development among genetically susceptible children (with a diminished capacity for metabolizing accumulated toxicants) may increase the risk for developmental disorders such as autism.

30. Epidemiology of autism spectrum disorder in Portugal: prevalence, clinical characterization, and medical conditions
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2007 
Guiomar Oliveira MD PhD et al, Centro de Desenvolvimento da Criança, Hospital Pediátrico de Coimbra; Assunção Ataíde BSc, Direcção Regional de Educação do Centro Coimbra;

The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and identify its clinical characterization, and medical conditions in a paediatric population in Portugal.

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Why Did My Child Develop Autism?

“Why Did My Child Develop Autism?” “Why Does His Mother Have Chronic Fatigue?”

By: Dr. Daniel Kalb, MD, MPH, FAAFP 


“What is the Cause of Autism? Why did my child develop it?”
These are the most common questions that I am asked by parents, who, like myself, just couldn’t understand what happened and why.
Taking care of children on the Spectrum since my own child was diagnosed 17 years ago, I hear a lot of tragic stories, many of which begin something like this:
“My kid was fine, until… [fill in the blank], then we lost him (her).
Here are the most common events reported to fill in the blank:
They got sick, or got a vaccine, or got a series of ear infections, or were put on rounds of antibiotics, or developed extreme constipation or diarrhea, or eczema, allergies, or asthma. An example is a patient that I saw yesterday, an 11 year old, one of twins, had an MMR at age 12 months, had a seizure the next day, and then developed Autism. His twin is fine.
Regardless of the environmental event, the results are the same, Autism.
So, how does this happen? What explains the epidemic of Autism (one in 60 births), or the epidemic of pediatric neuroimmune disorders in general which includes ADHD, PANS/PANDAS, sensory integration disorders, developmental delays, and others?
“Recent estimates in the United States show that about one in six, or about 15%, of children aged 3 through 17 years have a one or more developmental disabilities.” (From the CDC website).
What about the epidemic of neuroimmune disorders in Adults, with younger and younger patients being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, MS and other disorders?
One avenue that requires more attention is the role that an infection, a virus, might play in the development of neuroimmune disfunction disorders, including Autism and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Plague by Dr. Mikovits, and Kent Heckenlively, suggests the possibility of a role for a retrovirus in these disorders. I would summarize the theory in this way: A Retrovirus (called XMRV) infects the cells of our immune system, interacts with our DNA whose damaged genes become expressed due to environmental toxins.
The link of XMRV (Xenotropic Murine Retrovirus), to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and possibly to Autism as well, is articulated in this exciting book, summarizing the provocative research of Dr. Mikovits. She is a science and humanitarian heroine, who refused to compromise her ethics or the scientific method while she brought into the spotlight, a retrovirus, the understanding of which can change the lives of millions of people that suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and other neuroimmune diseases such as Autism.
It is hard to contemplate the breath of the effect that Dr. Mikovits’ discovery will have on how we think about the role of the environment on the expression of disease. Her core research, even dares to tread on the hot button vaccine issue. She forces us to ask the hard questions of just how safe are our vaccines, how were they developed? Could a virus have been transmitted from one animal species to another during the early development of vaccines? If so, how could that have impacted one our genome, and what role could that have had in the epidemic of Autism, and the epidemic of autoimmune diseases in general?
Dr. Mikovits asked the question and did the hard science to lend evidence to, at least in some cases, a role for the activation of a retrovirus (XMRV) in the development of these disorders, that is, an environmental event, triggering either the replication of a virus that has invaded the immune system, or triggering the genes that have been altered by the virus.
In careful studies, Dr. Mikovits and her colleagues found that about 70% of those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are positive for the presence of the virus, and 50% or higher of children with ASD have evidence of XMRV; that is astounding. Perhaps more alarming is that about 6% of the population at large, without any known disease, harbors this virus.
These viruses live in the lymphocytes, the B and T cells of the immune system. When you receive a vaccine, (or are exposed to a toxin or get an infection) you heighten B and T cell activity. That is how the immune system is supposed to respond to a vaccine to accomplish antibody production and immunity. However, if there is a passenger virus, a retrovirus, such as XMRV, in those B and T cells, the virus will also be replicated aggressively because the cells they occupy are activated and replicating rapidly.
Retroviruses replicate by incorporating themselves into the genetic code of the cell that they occupy, so when the cell replicates, so does the virus. So you now have a poorly functioning immune system because the virus disrupts normal B and T cell function.
This makes a lot of sense, after all, Autism is an immune dysfunction disorder, that’s what it is, I know it isn’t defined that way, but that is what is happening. Many children on the spectrum display unusual reactions to infections, and severe behavior changes that result from common exposures such as to food additives. They develop food sensitivities, particularly to gluten, dairy and soy. They have neuroinflammatory reactions to infections such as Epstein Barr Virus or Strep (PANDAS/PANS). They are even more susceptible to tick borne illnesses like Lyme Disease.
Further evidence that ASD is an immune dysfunction disorder is the fact that autoimmune diseases are more common in families that have autistic children. There are many studies that corroborate that fact, as does my own experience. Other evidence of ASD as an autoimmune disease is the auto-antibodies detected in mothers of ASD children. A large study published in 2013 in Molecular Psychiatry looked at 2,700 mothers with autistic children and found that 10% of them produce anti-brain antibodies that when injected into mice and monkeys, produce autistic characteristics in those animals.
Therefore, there may be several scenarios that lead to the expression of Autism. For example, a fetus incubating in the womb may be exposed to these neuroimmune antibodies from the mother. Or, another scenario is that the fetus may be harboring a retrovirus in the immune cells, poised for a toxic trigger which leads to immune dysfunction and developmental difficulties from birth. The toxins that a fetus and newborn are exposed to, trigger the expression of trouble genes. This is a phenomenon called Epigenetics, i.e., the environment triggering a genetic predisposition. Another path to immune dysfunction is that the child may harbor a remnant or signature of the virus, not the virus itself. That is, the child may have inherited the genetic code that was altered when the virus incorporated itself into the host DNA of their parents or grandparents. This science fiction scenario is called Transgenerational Epigenetics, and it’s a real thing. (Epigenetics: How Environment Shapes Our Genes, by Richard C. Francis).
In other words, a retrovirus, could have infected the white blood cells of our grandparents which then incorporated itself into their DNA, then got passed on to our parents, then to us and finally to our children. Those hijacked genetic codes, sit there like Pandora ’s Box, waiting for a toxic exposure to release them. The potential triggers that could open the box include chemical exposures, other infections, vaccines, anything that the immune system may take issue with and thereby become activated.
By their very nature, by their very design, vaccines stimulate the immune system in order to impart immunity. However, for some children, giving a vaccine could be like nudging the first domino, setting up a cascade of reactions resulting in the immune dysfunction disorder called Autism, or other childhood epidemic neuroimmune disorders such as ADHD, Sensory Integration Disorder, and PANS/PANDAS.
Connecting Past Oversights to Current Epidemics
Here is how we might put the pieces together: Dramatic changes that we made to our environment years ago, perhaps as long ago as the Industrial Revolution (a second ago, when you consider the history of our species), began a cascade of events with the goal of converting natural resources to energy, without an understanding of how toxic byproducts could affect our genes. For heaven’s sake, we didn’t even know what DNA looked like until Crick and Watson’s discovery of the double helix in the 1950’s. In addition to the advances to meet energy demands, we also sought solutions to public health problems, particularly in our growing cities. We experienced epidemics that were frightening, unpredictable and devastating such as Polio, and we dedicated resources and efforts to defeat it, and we did. But, might there have been fallout from this endeavor? We didn’t know at the time that the necessary use of animals such as mice and monkeys, to develop vaccines, inadvertently resulted in viruses jumping species from one to another. Even though the 1930’s was a millisecond ago, we didn’t have a fraction of the microbe sensing technology that we have today. So, here’s the story and I’m sticking with it: the introduction of pollution, toxins, heavy metals and viruses new to our species, created our manmade epidemic of autoimmune diseases from Autism to MS to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
It’s a viable hypothesis, and I didn’t make it up. Thanks to the work of researchers such as Dr. Olmsted, author of The Age of Autism, and Dr. Mikovits, the evidence for this hypothesis is compelling.
Save the Children
How might this theory that implicates toxins, viruses and even vaccines, be useful to help us prevent Autism? What if we could identify which mothers were more likely to give birth to a child with Autism? Which mothers had brain autoantibodies? What if you could tell from a blood test, that there was evidence of the presence of a retrovirus such as XMRV, or evidence of changes in the DNA reflective of a retrovirus, could you intervene to prevent the expression of Autism in the child? Maybe you could. You could provide supplements and a diet that would strengthen their immune system. Maybe you could delay vaccines and spread them out (or forgo them entirely). We could emphasize mitochondrial support and support methylation (detoxification). Can you imagine? Understanding the immunogenic factors (toxins), along with the innate ability of the mother/fetus/child to detoxify naturally, could dramatically decrease the rate of Autism.
There are still so many questions about where this epidemic in neuroimmune disorders is coming from, but thanks to the work and dedication of Dr. Judy Mikovits and other researchers, I feel we are getting closer. As the father of a child on the autism spectrum and another daughter with Multiple Sclerosis, knowing we are closer to an explanation, provides me with hope, hope for them, and hope for my patients with Autism with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, with Lyme Disease and many other immune dysfunction disorders.
Granted, there are many frustrations, mainly that we are not moving fast enough, and that the issues such as the role of the environment, or of vaccines is so polarizing that the passions on both sides become barriers to a healthy discussion. Let’s begin by acknowledging the fact that not all children are going to react the exact same way to an illness, to a toxin, to a vaccine, and that we need to know more about why that is the case. Let’s also acknowledge that neuroimmune diseases are related to each other, are epidemic, are manmade, are preventable and treatable.
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It is a daunting task before us, but our children are worth it. We will be at odds with the powerful behemoths of this country such as the food industry, the petrochemical industry, the pharmaceutical industry, but we still have to ask the hard questions. We have created these epidemics, just like we have created global warming, just as tragic, just as devastating, just as indolent, and unfortunately, just as politically charged. We need a dramatic shift in thinking, yet despite the enormity of the tasks ahead I am heartened that there are researchers asking the hard questions, and there are parents and victims of these disorders that are not going to simply accept the status quo. As Thomas Kuhn said in discussing how paradigm shifts occur in scientific thinking:
As in political revolutions, so in paradigm choice—there is no standard higher than the assent of the relevant community…
-Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962)
Scientific development depends…on revolutionary change…The usual prelude to changes of this sort is…the awareness of anomaly, of an occurrence or set of occurrences that does not fit existing ways of ordering phenomena. The changes that result therefore require ‘putting on a different kind of thinking-cap’.
— Thomas S. Kuhn, The Essential Tension (1977)
We need to become aware of the anomaly, i.e. the manmade epidemic of neuroimmune disorders, and we need to put bias aside, preconceptions aside, and change the way we are conceptualizing these illnesses. If we don’t, who is going to care for the legions of Autistic children? Certainly not the millions of mothers with CFS, but I know one thing from practicing medicine for 20 years, they will die trying.

http://www.csfmed.net/the-cause-of-autism/ 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Outstanding Week at the Office!

Wrapping up an outstanding week at Wise Chiropractic! The office was rocking a week long. Probably the busiest week all year, records were shattered! 

Some great reports included:

- Many children are now free of ear infections and ear pain. 
- Lots of parents reporting back that their babies are sleeping 5-6 hour stretches as opposed to their normal 1-2. 
- Reflux symptoms and medication use is DOWN because babies are happier and not spitting up.
- Moms reporting a better latch with happier nursing outcomes. 
- Constipation cases improve with chiropractic adjustments. 
- Heard back from a few pregnant moms who delivered in the past few weeks that they had btwn 4-7 hour completely natural, vaginal birth to their beautiful babies. And some who had a bit longer labor and delivery. But their first stops after birth was my office to get the kiddos checked. 
- Colic, Colic, Colic! Be gone! I had several moms and dads report back this week that their kiddos colic has stopped after several adjustments! 
- One of my kiddos with Autism is formulating a new word each day! 
- Torticollis improvement after  few adjustment!

Really this is just a FEW example if what I get to hear on a regular basis in my office... 

Seriously love what I do!!!! 

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Friday, April 8, 2016

It's not about your back, it's about your health

  Chiropractic is not about your back, it's about your health.

   The human body is a self-healing and self regulating system. The best doctor in the world is YOU. Your body makes every drug, hormone, enzyme that you need, if there is no interference. Very few people know that the very first system to be developed when we are inside our mother's womb is the nervous system. Only then can the other systems in our body be developed, such as the muscular system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, etc. The central nervous system is the CPU of the entire body. It controls and regulates all of our function. Without it, the body loses control of all function. No one says it best than Christopher Reeves:

   "People do not realize, if you inure your neck, you injure every organ in your entire body. An adult is as fragile as a blade of grass, millimeters from death."

   Because the nervous system is the master system of the body, the body protects it at all costs. The body has 5 defense mechanisms that protect the nervous system. The first defense mechanism is the curves on your spine.

   When looking at the spine from the side, there should be a 45 degrees forward curve at the neck and the low back 40 degrees. The suspension bridges of the Golden Gate Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, or the Hoover Dam bypass is approximately 45-62 degrees. However, over time we begin to lose these curves, more commonly the neck curve/cervical spine. The reason why it is more common to lose the neck curve and not the others is because the neck has more range of motion and is more vulnerable to injury due to its lack of structural support as compared to all the other areas of the spine.

   How do we lose our curves?

The easiest way to remember how we lose our curves is to think of the 3 T's: Trauma, Toxins, Thoughts.

   TRAUMA

   Trauma can be divided into 2 categories: macrotrauma and microtauma.

   Macrotrauma is a big injury such as an automobile accident or a slip and fall that can cause injury to the spine and if left uncorrected could cause a loss of curvature overtime leading to early degeneration.

   Microtrauma is everyday repetitive motions such as sports, poor seating posture, work, or twisting and bending. Although there may not be any pain associated with microtrauma, there may still be degeneration. Pain is never a good indicator for health. By the time we feel pain, the problem would have already progressed, making it difficult to correct. It is always easier to prevent than to correct.

   TOXINS

   Very few dis-eases are associated with genetics. Most of the time it is because you lived the same lifestyle as your parents or grandparents. The majority of all dis-eases are caused by either a long standing deficiency in the body or a toxic substance that we are not properly eliminating from our bodies. This is why it is crucial to have your blood work properly analyzed to assess these deficiencies and toxicities.

   THOUGHTS

   Everyone knows the saying that, "stress kills," but no one takes it seriously. Stress can affect the body at the physiologic level destroying and pre-aging many of the organs of the body. We may not "feel" its effects immediately, but if it is sustained over a long period (years), its effects will start to reveal itself. They may include, but are not limited to: early aging, ulcers, heart disease, cancer, uncontrolled weight gain, increased cholesterol, high blood pressure, and chronic fatigue.

   Our body was not meant to be in "fight or flight" mode all the time. It is important that we find ways to help cope with daily stress, such as getting adjusted, meditating, good nutrition, and exercising.

   Positive mental attitude (PMA) is also very important to maintaining good health. Our thoughts directly correlate with our health. Negativity can lead to a weak immune system putting our body at risk for many illnesses. This is why it has been shown that positive and happy people have less sick days than people who are negative and depressed.

The 33 Chiropractic Principles

  1. The Major Premise - A Universal Intelligence is in all matter and continually gives to it all its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence.
  2. The Chiropractic Meaning of Life - The expression of this intelligence through matter is the Chiropractic meaning of life.
  3. The Union of Intelligence and Matter - Life is necessarily the union of intelligence and matter.
  4. The Triune of Life - Life is a triunity having three necessary united factors, namely: Intelligence, Force and Matter.
  5. The Perfection of the Triune - In order to have 100% Life, there must be 100% Intelligence, 100% Force, 100% Matter.
  6. The Principle of Time - There is no process that does not require time.
  7. The Amount of Intelligence in Matter - The amount of intelligence for any given amount of matter is 100%, and is always proportional to its requirements.
  8. The Function of Intelligence - The function of intelligence is to create force.
  9. The Amount of Force Created by Intelligence - The amount of force created by intelligence is always 100%.
  10. The Function of Force - The function of force is to unite intelligence and matter.
  11. The Character of Universal Forces - The forces of Universal Intelligence are manifested by physical laws; are unswerving and un-adapted, and have no solicitude for the structures in which they work.
  12. Interference with Transmission of Universal Forces - There can be interference with transmission of universal forces.
  13. The Function of Matter - The function of matter is to express force.
  14. Universal Life - Force is manifested by motion in matter; all matter has motion, therefore there is universal life in all matter.
  15. No Motion without the Effort of Force - Matter can have no motion without the application of force by intelligence.
  16. Intelligence in both Organic and Inorganic Matter - Universal Intelligence gives force to both organic and inorganic matter.
  17. Cause and Effect - Every effect has a cause and every cause has effects.
  18. Evidence of Life - The signs of life are evidence of the intelligence of life.
  19. Organic Matter - The material of the body of a "living thing" is organized matter.
  20. Innate Intelligence - A "living thing" has an inborn intelligence within its body, called Innate Intelligence.
  21. The Mission of Innate Intelligence - The mission of Innate Intelligence is to maintain the material of the body of a "living thing" in active organization.
  22. The Amount of Innate intelligence - There is 100% of Innate Intelligence in every "living thing," the requisite amount, proportional to its organization.
  23. The Function of Innate Intelligence - The function of Innate Intelligence is to adapt universal forces and matter for use in the body, so that all parts of the body will co- ordinated action for mutual benefit.
  24. The Limits of Adaptation - Innate Intelligence adapts forces and matter for the body as long as it can do so without breaking a universal law, or Innate Intelligence is limited by t the limitations of matter.
  25. The Character of Innate Forces - The forces of Innate Intelligence never injure or destroy the structures in which they work.
  26. Comparison of Universal and Innate Forces - In order to carry on the universal cycle of life, Universal forces are destructive, and Innate forces constructive, as regards structural matter.
  27. The Normality of Innate Intelligence - Innate Intelligence is always normal and its function is always normal.
  28. The Conductors of Innate Forces - The forces of Innate Intelligence operate through or over the nervous system in animal bodies.
  29. Interference with Transmission of Innate Forces - There can be interference with the transmission of Innate forces.
  30. The Causes of Dis-ease - Interference with the transmission of Innate forces causes in-coordination of dis-ease.
  31. Subluxations - Interference with transmission in the body is always directly or indirectly due to subluxations in the spinal column.
  32. The Principle of Coordination - Coordination is the principle of harmonious action of all the parts of an organism, in fulfilling their offices and purposes.
  33. The Law of Demand and Supply - The Law of Demand and Supply is existent in the body in its ideal state; wherein the "clearing house," is the brain, Innate the virtuous "banker," "brain cells "clerks," and nerve cells "messengers."

Thursday, April 7, 2016

How often do you feed your baby?

A Parent’s Guide: How Often to Feed Your Baby

By Dr Bob Sears

This is a very common question we get from parents in our office: How often to feed your baby. The feeding routine may change as your baby grows. The amount and frequency of feedings will also change as the months go by. Below are general guidelines that we recommend:

Between birth and six months of age your baby will need an average of 2 to 2.5 ounces of milk per pound per day. So, if your baby weighs ten pounds, she will need 20 to 25 ounces per day. Here are additional guidelines to follow:

  • Newborns may take only an ounce or two at each feeding
  • One to two months: 3 to 4 ounces per feeding
  • Two to six months: 4 to 6 ounces per feeding
  • Six months to a year: as much as 8 ounces at a feeding

Small, more frequent feedings will work better than larger ones spaced farther apart. Your baby’s tummy is about the size of their fist. Take a full bottle and place it next to your baby’s fist and you’ll see why tiny tummies often spit the milk back up when they’re given too much at one time.

Is my baby getting too little or too much milk?

Signs that your baby may be getting too little formula are:

  • slower-than-normal weight gain
  • diminished urine output
  • a loose, wrinkly appearance to baby’s skin
  • persistent crying

Signs that your baby is being fed too much at each feeding are:

  • a lot of spitting up or profuse vomiting immediately after the feeding
  • colicky abdominal pain (baby draws his legs up onto a tense abdomen) immediately after feeding
  • excessive weight gain

If these signs of overfeeding occur, offer smaller-volume feedings more frequently and burp baby once or twice during the feeding.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Vaccine Injury Table


Vaccine Injury Table

http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/vaccineinjurytable.pdf


National Vaccine Injury Compensation pays out on average $100,000,000.00 each year to vaccine injured children. Some years way more... Its all listed on their website. Total amount awarded is $3,325,248,027.02 (as of March 1st, 2016) since the creation of the compensation program and the protection of all Pharmaceutical Companies from liability for vaccine injury. 

 (a) In accordance with section 312(b) of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, title III of Pub.L. 99–660, 100 Stat. 3779 (42 U.S.C. 300aa–1 note) and section 2114(c) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300aa–14(c)), the following is a table of vaccines, the injuries, disabilities, illnesses, conditions, and deaths resulting from the administration of such vaccines, and the time period in which the first symptom or manifestation of onset or of the significant aggravation of such injuries, disabilities, illnesses, conditions, and deaths is to occur after vaccine administration for purposes of receiving compensation under the Program: 



http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/vaccineinjurytable.pdf