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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

# 100 CDC Finally Admits Vacines & Autism Link

CDC Finally Admits Autism is a Greater Danger to Your Children

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, considered the most complete assessment of autism to date, has found that the number of children who have an autism disorder is significantly higher than had been previously thought, and could be as high as one out of every 150 children.
Earlier estimates judged the incidence of autism disorders to be 1 in 166 children. But those estimates were based on smaller studies and used different study methods.
These findings may add further fuel to the growing debate over thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative that was used in infant vaccines up until six years ago, and is still used in flu shots.
For the new report, researchers used data from a multiyear, multistate study of 8-year-olds who were identified as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD includes autism, PDD-NOS (pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified) and Asperger's disorder.
These disorders are characterized by problems with language and communication, often accompanied by repetitive or unusual behaviors, and generally begin before age 3, although they may not be diagnosed until later.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report February 9, 2007
USA Today February 9, 2007

Dr. Mercola's Comment:
After this sobering report by the CDC, conventional medicine can't turn its collective backs on autism any more, as it has for a long, long time. The incidence of autism is even higher in some states than the national average; in New Jersey, more than one out of every 100 children suffers from an autism disorder.
Despite the evidence, however, CDC Director Julie Gerberding remains skeptical autism rates are really rising, citing "better studies" as a possible reason for the uptick -- although the results of each successive study are grimmer than the previous ones.
The most important number parents need to remember when it comes to vaccinating your children is 27.
Children were 27 times more likely to develop autism when given three vaccines containing thimerosal, the mercury-based vaccine preservative, and far less so when it was removed from them, according to studies posted here three years ago.
If you remain skeptical about the vaccine-autism link, I urge you to review a pair of interesting reports that go far toward explaining why the Amish haven't experienced autism like the rest of America.
On Vital Votes, reader Josh from Vista, California adds:
"It is sad that the government, the Rx companies and society for that matter cannot see how vaccines are one of the causes of [autism] ... .
"I know lots of families and friends that have chosen not to give vaccines to their kids (I live in CA so it is much easier as they have a philosophical exemption option) and their kids are fine. As well, I have one friend in particular that lives in [Massachusetts] that got their child vaccinated. Their child was a vibrant, loving and energetic expression of life, until the vaccinations. Now, she is autistic."At the same time, even though autism, vaccinations, etc are such an issue, I look at handicapped, autistic, mentally retarded children as higher evolved human beings that are here to teach us. Not us to teach them. That is just my belief!"
Other responses to this article can be viewed at Vital Votes, and you can add your own thoughts or vote on comments by first registering at Vital Votes.
Related Articles:
Autism and Mercury
Update on the Autism Epidemic and Vaccines
Autism Rate Higher Than in Past Decades

# 99 Consumer Awareness Source

Have been using this site for a few months. It gives information on product recalls, health issues, and other valuable data, that you normally dont get to see on a timely basis. The issue this week covered salmonella found in peanut butter AND IN cat food. Give it look.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

# 98 Liquid Candy Breakfast Fad

Liquid Candy Becoming the Preferred Breakfast Drink

Soft drinks are being consumed outside the home as part of breakfast at a rapidly increasing rate, the amount nearly doubling over the past 15 years. Over the same period, outside-the-home coffee consumption with breakfast has fallen nearly 25 percent.
A soft drink is currently ordered with a breakfast meal more than 15 percent of the time, compared to 7.9 percent of the time in 1990. Just under two-thirds of that 15 percent have a regular soda, and the rest order diet.
Between 1990 and the present, breakfast coffee orders have dropped from 48.7 percent to 38 percent.
Soda for breakfast has also become more common for those who eat the meal at home, rising from 0.5 percent in 1985 to 2.4 percent in 2006. January 15, 2007

Dr. Mercola's Comment:
Here's yet another reason soft drinks have become the leading source of calories for Americans and a major contributor to the obesity epidemic. The trends and the numbers are so striking, some business experts wonder why soft drinks giants like Coca-Cola even bother trying to compete with coffeehouse chains like Starbucks by adding a coffee-flavored line of beverages.
And if you think diet sodas are the answer, you should know that the artificial sugary chemicals they contain aren't doing your health any favors, either.
Just consider all the nasty things soft drinks do to harm your health in addition to obesity:
Damage your liver
Create mental health problems
Expose your body to toxic levels of benzene
Increase the risk of nearly every chronic disease known to man by raising your insulin levels
Increase your rate of aging
Fortunately, one of the best ways to optimize your health -- making the switch to clean fresh water -- is also one of the easiest. If you have trouble breaking this health-harming habit, consider learning Turbo Tapping, a variation of the effective Emotional Freedom Technique.
Folks, there just simply isn't any excuse for drinking soda, ever. If you are drinking soda this is one of the easiest steps you can IMMEDIATELY take toward moving yourself in the direction of health and wellness. This one simple measure will really accelerate your path toward healing.
After all if you are going to have sugar there are simply so many better ways to consume it than drinking it.
And if you are drinking diet soda you probably haven't watched my videos on them, or are among the millions who sincerely desire to break their diet soda addiction, but have been unsuccessful after repeated attempts. It is vital that you watch these videos and consider the free resource Turbo Tapping.
On Vital Votes, reader Marianne from Belleville, Michigan adds:
"I can believe it. I was addicted to diet pepsi for years. Even while consuming a whole foods diet otherwise, it took me a long time to give it up. I was convinced without it I would 'have' to eat sugar. I actually do not crave sugar as much now.
"I think the aspartame itself is very addictive. At least it was for me. The withdrawal is just as hard as coming off sugar. I remember, I just gave it up just a month ago! I think this is the fifth or sixth time I have sworn off aspartame, but it is the most successful I have ever been.
"I just want to encourage those who think they can't give it up, you really can. Like any other addiction (and I've had my share) you have to keep quitting."
Other responses to this article can be viewed at Vital Votes, and you can add your own thoughts or vote on comments by first registering at Vital Votes.
Related Articles:
The Amazing Statistics and Dangers of Soda Pop
Each Daily Soda Increases Obesity Risk 60 Percent
One Soda a Day Increases Diabetes Risk 85 Percent
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