Archive | June 2012

Autism&Vaccines:The Greater Good

I blogged about the movie, The Greater Good, a while back.  It is amazingly informative and worth a watch.  My words of caution are that pediatricians do not know all.  Newborns do not need a Hep B shot on their day of birth.  Why not look into an alternative vaccination schedule to keep our kids healthy?  The movie explains the politics behind vaccines, and it is obvious, our kids are not in the priority to these big pharmaceutical companies.  It’s all about the $$$.  To all my new mommy friends out there, see this movie!  I haven’t found it free anywhere, but it’s available to purchase at  The best $20 you’ve ever spent.


Alex Jones on “The Greater Good” Vaccination Documentary


June 27, 2012 Leslie Manookian was interviewed about vaccine safety and her phenomenal new movie, “The Greater Good.”on the Alex Jones Show.

It’s about a half hour long and very informative.  Leslie told me that during and immediately following the show they sold 1,500 DVD’s of the movie!  She got two interview requests after the show also.  What more proof could you want that the vaccine controversy will only get worse?

Anne Dachel.

It’s So Much More Than Just Autism!

I love my morning dose of The Thinking Mom’s Revolution.  Like them on Facebook, and get their almost daily inspiring blog posts.  Today’s post really resonated.  For all you parents out there dealing with ADHD, Allergies, Autism, Asthma, chronically sick kids, they CAN heal, but they need your help.  There is so much stacked against us…vaccine injuries, Genetically Modified Foods, Mercury dental fillings and toxins everywhere…but we can do it!


At TMR we rally around our fight for autism prevention and healing awareness, but each and every one of us knows that the issue is much bigger than just autism.  Cellular toxicity resulting from vaccines, our toxic food supply and/or irresponsible dentistry causes not only autism but also a host of other childhood diseases.  Perhaps you’ve heard of these?  Allergies, asthma, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, general anxiety, ODD, diabetes and many other chronic illnesses share the same root cause as autism.

Autism is so *visible* because the impairments our children suffer manifest themselves in anti-social or otherwise odd behavior.  It often impairs their ability to lead independent lives.  It gets more media attention because our taxpayer dollars are used to fund the ever-increasing educational and other supports needed to care for this new generation of special needs kids.

Yet the autism statistics –1 in 88 children — pale in comparison with other childhood diseases.   According to the CDC 1 in 10 boys are diagnosed with ADHD.  1 in 10.  And 1 in 11 children are diagnosed with asthma.  WebMD reports the number of people in the US who have allergy symptoms is 1 in 5.  The Professor said it best when she said:  “This country spends more money on healthcare—including all that preventative healthcare—per capita than any other country, and yet our kids are getting sicker and sicker.”


An unhealthy and often toxic food supply filled with unnecessary chemicals, hormones and antibiotics. The irresponsible use of amalgam dental fillings that are made 50% of mercury.

And vaccines loaded with toxic fillers and sometimes mercury.

This overload of toxins overwhelms the liver and other detoxification systems leaving toxins to circulate around the body – interfering with proper brain and other bodily functions.  These toxins settle in tissues leading to a condition of chronic cellular toxicity and immune dysfunction.  Based on an individual’s genetic predisposition and WHERE in your body some of the more toxic substances (like mercury) have settled, this condition of chronic cellular toxicity may result in an autism spectrum disorder in one person, or allergies, asthma, or ADHD in another person.


THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME ROOT CAUSE!  (sorry for shouting)

The good news is that there is hope for healing.  The children of TMR are getting better.  They are healing.  And so can the millions of children with other childhood diseases.  Because the cause of the disease is the same. So the approach to healing will be the same.  Luv Bug and MamaBear both shared stories of healing from asthma.  The Professor  details her story of healing from both a speech disorder and ADHD.

There is hope.

How much bigger could our impact be if all those parents of children with allergies, asthma, ADHD and other childhood diseases — if those parents understood *how* their child become sick?  Imagine if those parents started THINKing and healing their children…

Children with allergies, asthma and ADHD, etc. CAN GET BETTER.

We need to spread the word.

Share it.  Spread it.  Pass it on.



Dr. Andrew Levinson

Misha and I saw Dr. Levinson speak at the Autism Research Institute back in April.  He was one of my favorite speakers and I learned so much from him about the role of environment in Autism and how to clean it up.  His practice is in Florida.  If we were closer, he would be a doctor of choice…

I love stumbling upon blogs of other parents who have paved the way in recovering their children.  It’s bookmarked, and tonight, when I get some down time, I’ll be reading through this mother’s posts.  I like her most recent post post.  She’s not alone…I’m ANGRY too!!  My anger is channeled into maintaining my focus on Jackson’s treatment.  I can’t wait for the day I can walk into our former pediatrician’s office to see the look on his face when he sees Jackson, a changed and recovered boy.  That day will come.

FYI, PANDAS is an acronym for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections


The One Where I Lose My Cool

Yesterday was good.  Tonight, I’m struggling.

It’s just hitting me.  The enormity of it all.  All the information to wade through.  All the opinions that seem to clash with each other.  One doc says a million supplements and diet changes.  Others say antibiotics and ibuprofen (that B’s system can’t tolerate).  Then there’s IVIG ($$$)….repeatedly.  Or how about homeopathy.  Have you tried GAPS, or perhaps the low oxalate diet, SCD?  Silver?  Belladonna? 

I listen to other PANDAS parents.  Doctors saying they don’t believe in PANDAS…but here try this band aid psych med.  GI docs telling parents it must all be in their heads when their children have severe abdominal pain.  Children misdiagnosed as Tourettes and put on medications that exacerbate the PANDAS. 

Bladder issues.  Food allergy?  Inflammation?  Information I read today: The basal ganglia controls the internal bladder sphincter.  PANDAS attacks the basal ganglia.  It’s the SAME thing that happens to people with Parkinsons.  Wonderful.  Do you know what else is associated with Parkinsons?  Aluminum poisoning.  All I know is that my child was potty trained at 2.  He’ll turn 6 on Saturday and he’s not anymore.  AND THAT IS NOT OKAY! 

And it feels like this world goes on and doesn’t care about all these hurting kids.  They are brushed under the rug.  We numb ourselves with pop culture, food, prescription drugs, idiotic right verses left politics.   The apathy is astounding.

 Autism, ADD, ODD, Allergies, Asthma, Juvenile Type 1 diabetes, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eczema, GI issues, PANDAS, Childhood Schizophrenia, Food Allergies.  When did this become the norm?  When did it become okay?

Erik and I were on a radio program and the topic of how to approach all this came up.  My answer was that I’m really nice about it because people won’t listen when you’re angry.  The truth is, I AM angry.  I’m angry at the medical establishment that turns their back on our children.  At doctors who say “I don’t believe it” when they are too proud to admit they don’t understand and haven’t taken the time to research.  I’m angry at our insurance policy that specifically states that it will not cover PANDAS.  I angry that the CDC recommends an untested vaccine schedule.  I’m angry that drug companies are allowed to pass off “safety tests” of individual vaccines without a true placebo.  I’m angry that this doesn’t seem to bother anyone until it’s too late.  I’m angry that we are perfectly okay with throwing babies and young children under the bus for the good of everyone.  I’m angry that I can’t seem to hold a trivial conversation anymore.  I’m angry that there are groups of people who write hateful things about parents in my shoes because we utilize biomedical treatments.  I’m angry that we have to because the medical community has turned their backs on our children.  I’m angry that in the big scheme of things, my child doesn’t matter to this world.  I’m angry that friends who once trusted me, consider me crazy now because I researched my son’s condition and came to an unpopular conclusion….confirmed by lab results.  I’m sad that I have to watch babies close to us get chronic ear infections, diarrhea, eczema, allergy shiners, constipation….and I know the parents don’t want to listen to anything I have to say.  So I have to watch them travel the same path.  I’m angry that my child has to endure so much.  Yes, I am ANGRY! 

But I am not angry at God.  He has lifted us up and carried us through this.  We have not waded through these waters on our own strength.  A veil has been lifted from my eyes.  I am no longer oblivious to the evil in this world.  It makes me so thankful that God has prepared a place for us.  A place where there is no evil, greed, selfishness.  I am that much more thankful for His goodness and mercy.  All this ugly is a blink of an eye…but our eternity is beautiful.  I’ll hang my heart on that before I turn in for the night.