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Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

MOTHER WARRIORS is the perfect title

This book was well written, touching, heartwarming and sorrowful. I am a retired Teacher-Assistant who at one time worked with a pre-school class of 3-4yr.olds who were autistic. They started the year boucing off the walls, in diapers, stemming, crying, screaming,many c...
This book was well written, touching, heartwarming and sorrowful. I am a retired Teacher-Assistant who at one time worked with a pre-school class of 3-4yr.olds who were autistic. They started the year boucing off the walls, in diapers, stemming, crying, screaming,many couldn't feed themselves. By June without exception they could sit, listen, walk in a line,follow instructions, were out of diapers and were happy little people.I am not saying there were not little fall-outs along the way but it was remarkable at their progress because 2 teachers really cared and the parents worked with them. So much of this book had me in tears because I know how frustrating Jenny must have been through those years she wrote about in her book but I could also celebrate with her the many major steps her son has made. Thanks for writing this book, it will help so many parents as they struggle.

posted by musicVA on February 9, 2009

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6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Child torture and murder

This book is about one woman's quest to torture her child, and to get others to do the same. Many of the "treatments" she describes have been proven to either do nothing or cause harm, in addition to causing great pain and discomfort to those receiving them. A hyperba...
This book is about one woman's quest to torture her child, and to get others to do the same. Many of the "treatments" she describes have been proven to either do nothing or cause harm, in addition to causing great pain and discomfort to those receiving them. A hyperbaric chamber is a scary, painful experience for fully-functioning adults, and she suggests throwing autistic children in them on a regular basis. This is after all the studies showing that it in now way helps with anything. It is almost as if she goes around looking for the craziest Newage crap to shove into her unfortunate child's body. Please, if anyone loves and cares for children, do not do this to them, and discourage anyone you know from listening to this crackpot. At most, following her advice will cause pain and discomfort to your child, and may even cause death. People do learn things going to medical school, and I for one would rather have a doctor help my child than a playboy playmate with no medical experience.

posted by LawmanJH on July 13, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    Jenny McCarthy became my hero the day I bought this book

    We all know we're constantly being lied to by advertising, mainstream media, the FDA, and the medical establishment, to name a few. It takes real guts to do your own research and make your own plan in a family medical emergency, especially when it would be so much easier to get "expert" advice and follow other people's instructions. This book is important and people who have not been touched by an autism event in their own lives should read it too. Jenny sets a great example for bringing your own intelligence to bear on your own medical crises and developing your ability to smell a rat when someone's trying to sell you one. I couldn't put this book down and finished it the night I bought it. I immediately had a copy mailed to my best friend, who has an adult high-functioning autistic child. She had done a lot of research too, centered on excellent nutrition, and felt very validated by the book. Everyone needs to know that heavy metals, including mercury, are definitely damaging to the body and mind, and informing yourself can help you guard again being bamboozled into accepting them in your food and medications. Reading this book gave me the courage to keep on standing up for myself in my own battle with a nasty disease accepted as permanent by everyone but me.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2008

    Encouragement to Comrades in Arms

    I appreciate Jenny using her celebrity and her big mouth to bring attention to a serious subject.  As one of the warrior mothers she profiles pointed out, we have no Ronald McDonald houses we have no wing in St. Jude's.  I certainly feel like a warrior in the crusade to improve my son¿s life and I enjoyed reading the profiles of some of the moms 'and a dad' that she has encountered in her travels who are fighting for their kid's well-being.  I certainly support the personal choices that each family makes about the care of their child but I can't for the life of me understand why people 'especially doctors' would be against things like specialized diets and supplements that can't hurt and often help. Why can¿t vaccines be made safer and given on a slower schedule? I don¿t understand why the medical establishment ignores it¿s own findings about the links between toxins, infections and autism. ¿In the medical literature I found 31 peer-reviewed articles discussing infections in autism.¿  I also don't get why the anecdotal evidence of 100,000 families is not considered 'real' evidence.   The biggest thing that I like about Jenny is her 'wake up call' to the medical establishment that parents, and especially moms, are THE expert on their own child.  It doesn't matter how little education they have or if they even can speak proper English, doctors do not know what's better for your child then you do. Your gut instinct as a parent gives you information about your child that should never be discounted.  I feel so blessed to have found a doctor at last who believes this too and is willing to combine her expertise with mine to help my son. She ran mainstream tests on my son that had never occurred to his previous doctors to run and found a body that was essentially attacking itself by overproducing white blood cells. After a few short weeks of taking vitamins and minerals, he is already better. This book is a testament to hope!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 27, 2012

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  • Posted August 2, 2010

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    Excellent reading.

    I first read Belly Laughs, because I am always reading baby books, and because I enjoy memoir style books. I wasn't impressed, but I bought Baby Laughs and Life Laughs when they were on the clearance shelves, and had a similiar impression. I get it, Jenny McCarthy, you're an every-woman! But then I read Louder Than Words, partially because of my experience with autism and mostly because I'd read the previous three and was very interested in seeing the author's transformation from silly author to crusader for autism. I found her story of Evan's diagnosis and treatment interesting and appealing. Jenny McCarthy continues her fight for safer vaccines and accountability of the medical community with Mother Warriors, as in warriors for their children, whom the majority of the medical community would rather cast aside than change the status quo. Most appealing I found where the personal accounts of other mothers describing their own children's diagnosis and treatment. I will certainly be reading her new book. I would recommend both Louder Than Words and Mother Warriors.

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