One has to admit that there’s a lot of autism around these days, or so it seems, unless it’s the case that disorders are being labeled as “autism” that once were unrecognized or placed in a different category.
We’re no medical experts.
But you just hear so many reports — so many cases — that it has become a medical tourbillion. In our experience, the incidence often appears to evade ready statistical capture. Let’s say it simply: it seems there are more cases than are officially logged either because some are ignored or are not severe enough for a clear diagnosis.
That’s changing. “A new government survey of parents suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder,” says a site active in the cause of preventing autism. “This is notably higher than the official government estimate of 1 in 68 American children with autism, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)” (which, in itself, is up from one in 150 not so long ago, back in 2000).
Excuse the statistics and medical jargon but it can be startling: In South Korea researchers went into schools to screen children for autism and found a prevalence of 1 in 38 – with many of the children indeed having previously gone undiagnosed.
We’ve broached this topic before but will revisit in light of the recent controversy sparked by a movie, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Conspiracy, starring Richard DeNiro. Whatever the numbers, odds are you know someone who has a child with it; perhaps, if you are like us, you know more than one. In a certain case of which we are aware, a boy was perfectly normal until he turned two; from then on he became profoundly — tragically — “retarded” (in the lingo of old). It was like something flipped a switch.
Turns out the famous actor has an eighteen-year-old who is “autistic” and experienced the sudden effect.
Says DeNiro: “I as a parent with a child who has autism am concerned and want to know the truth. I’m not anti-vaccine. I want safe vaccines. Let’s see, let’s hear. Nobody seems to want to hear much about it. It’s shut down. Nobody seems to want to address that. There are many people who say, ‘I saw my kid change like overnight.’ There’s more to this than meets the eye, believe me. There’s something — there’s something there that people aren’t addressing.”
Imagine: like a gunshot no longer able to fully communicate with a child, or watching a gradual descent into isolation.
Is it a virus? Was it a genetic trigger that got pulled during that time? Was it something in the environment? Was it a vaccination?
There is also the spiritual aspect: while there is no question that vaccines save lives (look at polio), there are some that use stem-cell lines derived from aborted babies. Here’s a list of vaccines that involve that. Or go to this site.
No good “luck,” for our society, will come of that, in the end. There is a spiritual piper to pay. Best to stay clear of anything derived from such cells. Find ethical vaccines.
Years ago, we carried the testimony of an incredible case in Florida [you can access it here] in which a devout Catholic woman brought her child out of autism by instituting a vigorous regimen of natural organic foods and vitamins, along with prayer.
God is the healer. There is deliverance.
And as He said, the truth is what sets us free.
The truth: vaccines can contain chemical additives the average pediatrician would be hard-pressed to name for you, including neuro-damaging chemicals like aluminum and formaldehyde, in addition to mercury, which has been widely used in vaccinations and is known to affect the brain (see “mad-hatter’s disease”). Some vaccines are also loaded with monosodium glutamate (MSG), antibiotics, and even genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Pollutants in our food, water, and air also may contribute to autism.
All the plastics, and pesticides? And now, so very much electromagnetic radiation around us — more every day; a cocoon of it?
It doesn’t take much to imagine this concoction having an effect. What does take imagination is conceiving that all the ersatz components — all the synthetics, so astray from God’s original and perfect molecules — don’t have a negative side impact, especially on the most vulnerable.
Besides the young, there are our aged, who for reasons that we may explore in the near future are experiencing a plague of dementia and “Alzheimer’s.”
It is time to ask what is happening to that intermediary between spirit, mind, and body: the brain.