The Myths and Truths of the Mercury / Autism Connection
Statistics show that autism is the fastest growing developmental disability (6-15% annual growth from 2002-2010), occurring in 1 out of 59 births. Autism services cost US citizens $236-262 billion, and the majority of the costs are in adult services.
Modern Medicine Searches for Answers
Groups like the former Defeat Autism Now (DAN), started by doctors whose own children suffered from the condition, did an excellent job of diagnosing what’s gone so seriously wrong with millions of children.
They consistently found a combination of conditions including severe intestinal dysbiosis, systemic fungal and viral infections, mineral deficiencies, abnormal serotonin levels and an abundance of toxic materials including pesticides other chemicals, mercury and other heavy metals.
To date, attempts to solve autism focus on the use of supplements and various therapies, including diet, to correct the disorder (and its milder forms, including Asperger’s syndrome, ADD, ADHD and ODD).
Body Ecology – The Missing Link
We believe that Body Ecology has a much more valuable approach for unlocking the mystery of autism. Our theory is that the missing piece lies deep within the intestinal walls and includes conquering systemic fungal and viral infections.
Indeed, we believe autistic children are suffering from a gut and brain infection that creates neurological dysfunction, which can be corrected with time. The research needs to be focused in this direction, rather than focusing on mercury. Here are some of the myths and truths you need to know:
Myth: Nothing Can Be Done Before or During Pregnancy
Studies show that fetal nutrition is the #1 determining factor in longevity and quality of health. The health of both parents play a role in fetal health.
Truth: Both parents can play a role in preparing for their baby’s birth, since the health of both parents contribute to fetal health. Ideally, this would include both mother and father going on a nutrient-dense anti-fungal diet, like the Body Ecology Diet.
Studies show that the number one determining factor of longevity and quality of health is fetal nutrition.
Fetal nutrition starts with the parents before conception and continues with the mother during her pregnancy.
Ideally, parents would begin the Body Ecology diet 6 months to 2 years before conception. This is critical today because a systemic fungal infection, like candida, can set the stage for autism.
In addition, many infants begin life with the added disadvantage of inheriting weakened adrenals and congested livers from their parents.
Cleansing toxins from your body and increasing vital life force in each parent will ensure that the fetus inherits more constitutional, pre-natal vitality. This is the greatest gift you can give your baby.
How Systemic Fungal Infection Sets the Stage for Autism
Progesterone levels normally climb during pregnancy and as they climb, blood sugar levels or glucose climbs as well.
While this is a natural part of pregnancy, there can be risks if the mother has an undetected, systemic fungal infection or candidiasis. A fungal infection in the body of an expecting mother can become more acute as blood sugar levels naturally go up. All infections in the mother’s blood are passed to her baby.
This is why babies are being born today with systemic fungal infections. When this happens, yeast is in the baby’s gut. Studies show that yeast in the amniotic fluid can paralyze the gut wall, so babies are in turn constipated at birth. This can be serious because the baby won’t have the ability to eliminate inherited toxins – including metals, like mercury.
Myth: Autism Is Mercury Based
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Truth: Body Ecology teaches that autism is not mercury based, but begins in-utero, with a fungal infection and the inability to detoxify. These are the children who are born at risk for autism because they lack a healthy inner ecosystem at birth.
A healthy inner ecosystem is made up of the friendly microflora (good bacteria) that reside in our intestines and keep us healthy and strong. Babies who lack this inner ecosystem have almost no immunity (since 85% of our immunity is located in the lymph tissue in the gut).
Vaccinations were originally created for people with strong immune systems who had resistance to the pathogens that were injected into their blood stream.
Newborn babies have not had time to build strong immune systems. Without a healthy inner ecosystem, the immune system will never be strong.
Beware of Systemic Fungal Infection Combined With Vaccinations
A baby’s blood-brain barrier isn’t formed until 6 weeks after birth. Before the blood-brain barrier is formed, there is potential for fungus and viral infections to enter your baby’s brain.
While more research needs to be done, our theory is that an anti-fungal diet like the Body Ecology diet is critical to protecting babies from fungal infections.
Many children appear to be relatively normal upon birth. They may have problems with things like constipation — until they get the MMR vaccination around 18 months. Based on our research, we believe that upon inoculation with these three live viruses, the mumps portion causes the blood-brain barrier to open. We know this because when a child becomes infected with the mumps virus, his/her blood pressure elevates. Research shows that the blood-brain barrier opens with elevated blood pressure. Your doctor may not know this, since it is not taught in medical school.
Swollen lymph glands in the neck and high blood pressure are symptoms of mumps infection — and because the child has an underdeveloped immune system, instead of building antibodies to the live viruses in this vaccination, he/she becomes infected by the vaccination.
While a child is supposed to develop immunity, the immune system is not in place due to the existing fungal infection.
The child has no ability to resist the assault from 3 live viruses: measles, mumps and rubella (measles has been found on the gut wall by Dr. Andrew Wakefield).
The child is not the same and shows signs of infection in the brain. He/she begins to regress in language development and social behaviors.
We believe that the systemic fungal infection (that was unknowingly passed to millions of newborn babies) can not only secrete dangerous toxins, but also pass through the open blood-brain barrier. The child then becomes infected with candidal meningitis or viral meningitis. It’s very important that this theory be researched as quickly as possible. If it has not yet entered the brain, the elevated blood pressure allows it to enter through the blood-brain barrier.
Based on what we’ve seen in our BEDROK program, (Body Ecology Diet Recovering Our Kids) our theory makes much more sense than autism as a genetic condition. This can empower parents to make changes that will benefit themselves and their children.
Myth: Gluten-Free/Casein-Free Is Enough
Truth: While the gluten-free, casein free diet is a step in the right direction, it’s not enough. Body Ecology takes it to the next level with a protocol for autism that has helped hundreds of children improve in our Body Ecology Diet Recovering Our Kids (BEDROK) program.
Summary of the Body Ecology Protocol for Autism
The key is establishing your child’s inner ecosystem. In order to do this, there are several steps we recommend:
- Heal chronic and acute bowel dysbiosis and restore gut immunity
- Correct nutritional deficiencies
- Create energy so the body can begin the process of healing (with a special focus on the adrenals and thyroid)
- Conquer systemic viral and fungal infections
The Body Ecology Diet Goes Beyond Gluten-Free/Casein-Free
- Sugar (even natural sugars in fruit, breads and carrot juice)
- Bad fats – for more information on the risks of bad fats and how to choose high quality fats, read Why The Processing of Consumable Oils Has Devastated America’s Health.
- Plenty of fermented foods and beverages – to create a healthy inner ecosystem.
- Plenty of land and ocean vegetables.
- High quality fats – for important essential fatty acids.
- Vitality SuperGreen – to alkalize overly-acidic blood and heal the intestines.
- ImmunePro (casein free) to aid detoxification and increase glutathione.
- Raw egg yolks to nourish the brain and help fight viral infections.
- Raw butter
To Learn More, Read The Body Ecology Diet.
Myth: Autism is a Genetic Condition and is Not Preventable or Treatable
Truth: One thing has become increasingly clear: autism isn’t the genetic condition that it was once assumed to be. It is preventable and even treatable if we understand the multiple causes of the “systemic failure” that brings it about.
A lack of understanding of the role of our inner ecosystem is preventing researchers from unlocking the mystery of autism. If we fully recognized the value of the amazing “subculture” of microflora that our intestinal tracts are designed to support, we would discover the key to preventing and healing this disorder.
The good news is that we are in charge of creating the health of our children – as parents and even grandparents. Parents can begin creating beautiful, happy, healthy babies by taking charge of their health before conception and supporting the health of mother and baby during pregnancy.
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