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An Unfortunate Coincidence: A Mother's Life inside the Autism Controversy based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The story of how Julie's daughter Emma regressed into autism brought tears to my eyes. Vivid, sad and haunting. It's the same story told by thousands of other parents, and yet each child is precious, each loss horrible and tragic. The stories have the same elements: our ignorance of the environmental toxins our kids are exposed to, belief in vaccines, the arrogance and complete ignorance of our doctors, and blame of the mother. Attributing Emma's problems to Julie's “anxiety" is classic and wrong. Julie was able to help her daughter recover from the worst of the autism symptoms, which are after all the result of massive systemic inflammation. So protocols that reduce inflammation, and improve the absorption of nutrients, can have profound effects. Emma still has social deficits, but is present, aware, and can share her life with her family and (rare) friends. As a result of her daughter's issues, Julie has been part of the autism community for over 10 years and is an expert on autism. She’s worked with some of the key people trying to raise awareness of the autism epidemic: Robert F Kennedy Jr and his work to remove Thimerosal from vaccines; Eric Gladen and his movie Trace Amounts; Dan Olmstead and Mark Blaxill who started the Age of Autism web site. Her theory is that autism is the result of environmental toxins, especially mercury and aluminum, coupled with the inflammation caused by vaccines. A new book by James Lyons-Weiler, coming out in November, The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism, supports her ideas, citing thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies. For me, the book was a page-turner; fascinating and compelling. Highly recommended.
For someone on a similar journey of living with vaccine injury in my family this book is both painful and irresistible. Well-written and, I believe, informative in ways the corporate media never will be. Highly recommended.