Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Vaccines 3

One more thing. Autism is NOT - I repeat, NOT - the only risk in vaccinating your child. You have to think about the immune system as a whole and the toll that multiple vaccines could take on a child. The preservatives used can have affects on the brain (because they far exceed the levels they'd allow any other person to have of heavy metals like aluminum or mercury) but this can show itself in other ways besides autism (like learning disabilities). The overall toll could trigger or worsen allergies and asthma or make the child actually more susceptible to other diseases.

Again, we should take each vaccine one at a time (and we will, I promise). If we were going out of the country I might consider having my children vaxed for Polio. If I had HepB I may consider that vaccine for my children (ok, probably not)

I always hear people say "no, its safe now. They took the mercury out of the MMR". Well .... the MMR never had mercury in it because its a live vaccine so it doesnt require a preservative. Its the inactive vaccines that had/have mercury. The MMR however is a very potent and strong vaccines because it introduces 3 live vaccines at one time to the body. THAT is why it may be linked to autism because it just may be too much for some children (see my post below).

A women I "know" from online, who always happens to live near me, has a site for her autistic son Cameron. Check it out Her son actually tests positive for Measles. They couldnt find it but finally figured out it was living in his gut. He also tests positive for Rubella but they dont know where it is - perhaps in his brain (scary!). He also has extremely high titers (measure of antibodies) for Heb B. His body thinks he has it and is chasing it all over his body making antibodies when he doesnt actually have it at all (its an inactive vaccine). His immune system is confused. She has seen the top specialists in the world which is why she knows this information and she definitely believes vaccines played a role in her sons disease. Many austic children test positive for having measles ... makes you wonder doesnt it........

Hep B coming up soon.......

Remember - dont make decisions based on fear. I dont want anyone freaking out - NO freaking out LOL.

Pray and ask for the wisdom to discern the informatoin. I still pray about this issue to make sure we are doing what is best for *our* children - because only the Lord knows.

"But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him." James 1:5


Alli said...

I don't have anything intelligent to add to what you've said, but I just wanted to say thanks for talking about what you know. It's a lot to think about and pray about.

In my limited research I've been doing about Celiac Disease, I've come across several articles about autism and CD. But I can't figure out what the connection is....I don't think anyone can really, but I can't find any theories. Are kids who have Autism more likely to have CD (which is genetic) or did they have CD and because of the havoc it can wreak on the body they developed autism? Just something I've been thinking about...obviously I'm not actually asking you. LOL!

chewymama said...

Alli - Ive come across so many stories of autistic children who are nearly cured by going gluten-free. It certainly makes who wonder which came first - the chicken or the egg. Certainly a breakdown in the immune system (whether inherited or otherwise) affects a child neurologically. The first step in helping K was eliminating what he was allergic to and getting his healthy right - before even working on the neurological issues. Its all connected somehow.