Well, I’m surprised people give a shit what I have to say.
Let me preface this with, this is just a theory. Albeit a well thought out one, but a theory, nonetheless.
After doing a lot of reading. I believe that the rise in Autism, isn’t exactly… Autism. I think it’s symptoms that mimmick Autism. Years ago, as a kid, I didn’t know anyone with Autism, and now, you probably know a few kids that have it, or maybe more. And it’s being reversed. Be it with diet, or homeopathy, or a combination of both. I did know a kid with true Autism in my mid 20′s. He was a great kid, but there was no way that it was reversible. And he was born before Thimerosal was added to vaccines. I’m not saying that as any correlation. Maybe it’s just mere coincidence, maybe it’s not. Who knows.
Do I think it’s vaccines? Yes, but I think that’s only one part. But I think it’s due to aluminum and other preservatives, not so much mercury (people are quick to blame the MMR, but the MMR is usually given with 2 or 3 other vaccines, which is just too many vaccines at once). I also think that all of the overly processed foods that are available nowadays, as well as artificial flavors and colors add to it, along with a lot of other environmental factors that we have no idea about yet. And of course, genetics play some part in there as well. Obviously, some kids are sensitive to it, while others aren’t.
I think the Mini was on a slow decline. I think he had genetic factors at play, on top of the fact that he’s product of many fertility treatments. I think the DTaP vaccine is what sent him further over the edge.
Like I mentioned previously, there are two camps of people. Those who have personally gone through it and have witnessed changes in their child (be it the downward slope, or recovery) and those who are partial to science. But it’s no secret that science has some sort of bias to it. I don’t really think we know enough about it, or that anything is fact, even the treatment we’re doing.
Do I think the treatment is working? Well, I see changes in my son everyday, for the better. Do I want to believe it’s working? Sure. Be it as a miracle, or just wanting to believe in alternative medicine. But the truth is, there’s no real way of knowing. We chose one path over the other, and now there’s no way to know what that other path held. It could be the protocol we’re doing. It could be that he’s just a late bloomer and is finally working on other areas of development. Hell, it could be that the monkeys have decided to fly out of his ass and now we’re seeing our son as he used to be. Monkeys in your ass can make anyone cranky.
Whatever it is, I think we need to call this something else, because it’s not Autism.