More on Detox. Â Autism is a disease of toxicity. Â Some have blamed vaccines, others have blamed digestive tract toxins, others have looked at arsenic. Â In the end, I believe the strongest evidence points to a collection of all of these things. Â The big question that I am left with, is why is it so predominantly effecting boys over girls. Â It might be part of the difference in detoxification methods of each (subtle), it might be in the fat buffering (girls have more fat than boys). Â Regardless, this is a problem, and toxicity is at the root.
Detox now for yourselves, but also do it as an example to your kids. Â Take it all serious, your pre-teen and teenage children will be having their own kids in the next ten to fifteen years possibly. Â Are they living a lifestyle that will lead to DNA damage and higher risk? Â We don’t fully understand this, but we do understand that toxicity starts with mom and dad. Â Just take it seriously, that is all I ask.
CDC: 1 in 88 Kids Has Autism Larger Study; Docs Debate Cause
By Lawrence Borges, M.D., ABC News Medical Unit
One in 88 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, by age 8, according to a study released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a rate that has risen far above the 2006 estimate of 1 in 110.
But experts remain locked in debate about whether these numbers tell the whole story.
The CDC report, which analyzed data from 2008, indicates a 23 percent rise in diagnoses of ASDs over a two-year period.
The news could be most alarming for boys. The study reports that on average 1 in 54 boys was diagnosed with autism, compared to only 1 in 252 girls.
But what this rise actually means is still a mystery. Some doctors contacted by ABC News believe a broader definition of autism has contributed to rising rates.
“I think it has to do with changing diagnostic criteria, including mine over the years which have made me label many more children as being on the autism spectrum than say 10-20 years ago,” said Dr. Isabelle Rapin, professor of pediatrics and neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “Not only physicians, but parents, teachers, therapists and the public are much more aware of the symptoms of autism, and I suspect some may apply the diagnosis based on one symptom, which is inadequate.”
Dr. Lisa Shulman, also at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, echoed this concern.
“Over the years, children with autistic disorder remain a relatively small group in our center,” said Shulman, director of Infant and Toddler Services at Einstein and an associate professor of pediatrics. “It is the group of children with milder social-communicative impairment and without a large array of mannerisms and atypical interests consistent with an ASD diagnosis that has increased.
Dr. Eric – as my patient “V” commented, we’ll both be calling BOGUS on the claim that broader definitions of autism, as well as better diagnoses are the reasons for the higher rates. Â We have been pretty broad on the definition as well as good at identifying it for over a decade now. Â There is a problem here, and toxins are at the root. Â I don’t do vaccines because I do not believe they reward you at all as much as the medical profession would have you believe. Â I also don’t believe the toxic damage is worth the supposed reward. Â But my goal for today is that you would simply be cautious about all toxins. Â Be well, be blessed, happy Easter Break! Â – Dr. E