When your child is diagnosed with autism, you want answers. You want to know what might have caused your family’s world to be turned upside down. Plans for childhood forever altered, dreams rearranged and priorities permanently shifted.
Some people however, believe that what we want is someone/something to blame. Something to pin our frustrations upon. They say we go looking for a connection. A connection to vaccines. A link that might assuage our pain.
But this is simply not so. Not in our in our house. I went looking, setting out not to find a link, rather to ease my worry. To reassure myself it could not be the vaccines we gave to her.
You see, linking autism to vaccines would be blaming no one but ourselves.
We were the ones who took her to the office. My husband the one who signed the consent forms… It was us.
Finding a link to vaccines would place the blame squarely on our own shoulders and is a much harder pill to swallow than a genetic condition. After all if it were genetics, we could simply blame our parents — and really, who doesn’t like to blame their parents for their life’s challenges?!
Try as I might though, the proof was there. The more and more I read, the more and more the scientists were backing up what we had seen firsthand. The vaccines harmed our daughter.
Not only could they impair her immune system, they DID. They caused an autoimmune reaction creating inflammation both in her fragile gut and developing brain. They triggered autism in not only her, but countless children like her.
It’s all right there…
Explained for anyone who takes the time to read it. Outlined in scientific journals and on PubMed, a database accessing the MEDLINE references and abstracts and maintained by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health.
The answers. Staring at me in black and white. The answers I hoped not to find. The blame, squarely on my shoulders for not doing the research before it was too late.
And that is why parents who have done the research are so vocal. It’s not about us. It’s not about blame. It’s about sparing you from making the same mistakes we did. It’s about your children and above all else, our desire to protect them.
We are here for you…
Read the fifteen journal links below. See what you think. If you want more, there are many, many more. You can search PubMed for keywords and read until your eyes are bleary. And it’s not just about autism.
If you have a child with any autoimmune condition: asthma, allergies, pandas, mitochondria disorder, adhd, diabetes, and so on… sadly, you will find there are links to vaccines for all types of autoimmune disorders.
Anecdotal no more. You know where to look. Check it out. Pass it on.
Autoimmunity to the central nervous system (CNS), especially to myelin basic protein (MBP), may play a causal role in autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder. Because many autistic children harbor elevated levels of measles antibodies, we conducted a serological study of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and MBP autoantibodies.
….over 90% of MMR antibody-positive autistic sera were also positive for MBP autoantibodies, suggesting a strong association between MMR and CNS autoimmunity in autism. Stemming from this evidence, we suggest that an inappropriate antibody response to MMR, specifically the measles component thereof, might be related to pathogenesis of autism.
This study is the first to report an association between virus serology and brain autoantibody in autism; it supports the hypothesis that a virus-induced autoimmune response may play a causal role in autism.
Conjugate vaccines fundamentally change the manner in which the immune systems of infants and young children function by deviating their immune responses to the targeted carbohydrate antigens from a state of hypo-responsiveness to a robust B2 B cell mediated response.
This period of hypo-responsiveness to carbohydrate antigens coincides with the intense myelination process in infants and young children, and conjugate vaccines may have disrupted evolutionary forces that favored early brain development over the need to protect infants and young children from capsular bacteria.
The odds of having a history of asthma was twice as great among vaccinated subjects than among unvaccinated subjects The odds of having had any allergy-related respiratory symptom in the past 12 months was 63% greater among vaccinated subjects than unvaccinated subjects The associations between vaccination and subsequent allergies and symptoms were greatest among children aged 5 through 10 years.
Review is made of 107 cases of neurological complications of pertussis inoculation reported in the literature. The early onset of neurological symptoms was characteristic, with changes of consciousness and convulsions as the most striking features. The question of aetiology is considered and contraindications are discussed….as is the grave danger of further inoculations when a previous one has produced any suggestion of a neurological reaction.
Findings suggest that U.S. male neonates vaccinated with the hepatitis B vaccine prior to 1999 (from vaccination record) had a threefold higher risk for parental report of autism diagnosis compared to boys not vaccinated as neonates during that same time period. Nonwhite boys bore a greater risk.
Our results show that: (i) children from countries with the highest ASD prevalence appear to have the highest exposure to Al from vaccines; (ii) the increase in exposure to Al adjuvants significantly correlates with the increase in ASD prevalence in the United States observed over the last two decades;
and (iii) a significant correlation exists between the amounts of Al administered to preschool children and the current prevalence of ASD in seven Western countries, particularly at 3-4 months of age.
…A second series of experiments was conducted on mice injected with six doses of aluminum hydroxide. Behavioural analyses in these mice revealed significant impairments in a number of motor functions as well as diminished spatial memory capacity.
Experimental research, clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. In particular, aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences. click for entire study
There is a need to interpret neurotoxic studies to help deal with uncertainties surrounding pregnant mothers, newborns and young children who must receive repeated doses of Thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs).
Information extracted from studies indicates that: (a) activity of low doses of Thimerosal against isolated human and animal brain cells was found in all studies and is consistent with Hg neurotoxicity; (b) the neurotoxic effect of ethylmercury has not been studied with co-occurring adjuvant-Al in TCVs; (c) animal studies have shown that exposure to Thimerosal-Hg can lead to accumulation of inorganic Hg in brain, and that (d) doses relevant to TCV exposure possess the potential to affect human neuro-development.
“The present study provides additional epidemiological evidence supporting previous epidemiological, clinical and experimental evidence that administration of thimerosal-containing vaccines in the United States resulted in a significant number of children developing NDs.”
“These data document that exposure to thimerosal during early postnatal life produces lasting alterations in the densities of brain opioid receptors along with other neuropathological changes, which may disturb brain development.”
“These data document that early postnatal THIM administration causes lasting neurobehavioral impairments and neurochemical alterations in the brain, dependent on dose and sex. If similar changes occur in THIM/mercurial-exposed children, they could contribute do neurodevelopmental disorders.”
Thimerisol exposure also resulted in a significant increase in cerebellar levels of the oxidative stress marker 3-nitrotyrosine…. This coincided with an increased (47.0%) expression of a gene negatively regulated by T3,… Our data thus demonstrate a negative neurodevelopmental impact of perinatal thimerisol exposure.
Thimerosal, a mercury-containing vaccine preservative, is a suspected factor in the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders. We previously showed that its administration to infant rats causes behavioral, neurochemical and neuropathological abnormalities similar to those present in autism.
The ACIP’s recommendation of influenza vaccination during pregnancy is not supported by citations in its own policy paper or in current medical literature. Considering the potential risks of maternal and fetal mercury exposure, the administration of thimerosal during pregnancy is both unjustified and unwise.
Also, take note of the 71 references at the end of this study.