(NaturalNews) As has been well documented on NaturalNews*, there is a clear link between mercury poisoning, especially through thimerosal in vaccinations, and autism, along with other neurological disorders. There is, though, another factor that has recently been clearly linked to autism: wireless technology.
The Wireless Connection
George Louis Carlo, who has a doctorate from the prestigious State University of New York, a law degree from George Washington University, and is a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, has been a thorn in the side of the cellular phone industry. In 1993, he was granted $28 million by this industry and U.S. government agencies to study risks associated with cell phones. His initial results indicated that there were no problems. However, by 1999, Dr. Carlo had gained significantly more evidence indicating a risk to DNA, eye cancers, and brain tumors.
Carlo developed a theory that low frequency cell phone signals are harmful to cell function. This results in cells protecting themselves by stopping movement of nutrients and waste products through the cellular membrane. Inability to move wastes outside cells results in a buildup of toxins. This led him to suspect a connection with the enormous increase in autism. His hypothesis suggests that autistic children are less able to process heavy metals, so they remain in their bodies (primarily the brain) and cause neurological damage, including autism.
Back to Mercury
There is now no question that mercury, along with other heavy metals such as lead, is associated with autism. A study in a 2003 issue of the International Journal of Toxicology shows that the hair of autistic babies is significantly short of mercury and other heavy metals. At first, this might seem counterintuitive. However, it shows a clear connection with Carlo's hypothesis. Mercury exposure is linked to autism. The problem is the inability of some children to metabolize it. It's stuck inside their brain cells. Therefore, it isn't excreted, so little of it shows up in hair. In other words, autistic babies have less mercury in their hair, because it's still in their brains, causing neurological damage.
Chelation Treatment for Autistic Children
Several different methods have been used to treat autistic children. Chelation attempts to remove toxic metals from the body. According to the December 2007 issue of WDDTY (What Doctors Don't Tell You), the most common chemical used for chelation is dimercaptosuccinic acid, better known as DMSA. Its safety record is good. It acts by binding with heavy metals in the blood, thus allowing them to be excreted. WDDTY reports that Dr. Amy Holmes used this technique on 85 autistic children over a course of four months at the end of 2000. The results showed that the younger the child, the greater the benefit:
* Children under age 6 have the best results, with 35% showing marked improvement and 39% showing moderate improvement. Sadly, 11% show no improvement.
* Between ages 6 and 12, 4% show marked improvement, 28% show moderate improvement, with the rest showing no improvement.
* Saddest of all, by age 18, no child gained any benefit from the chelation.
Dr. Holmes says, "We have noticed a large dependence of excretion on age of patient, with the younger patients excreting much more mercury than the older patients." She also said that she suspects that older children excrete heavy metals more slowly than younger ones, which would explain the better results in younger children.
Clearly, chelation therapy can help limit the symptoms of autistic children by removing toxic metals, including mercury. However, it's critical that this therapy be provided as early as possible, and it does not appear to be able to clear enough mercury to fully heal any autistic children, while some do not respond at all.
Chelation therapy results that are similar have been reported by clinical nutritionist, Tamara Mariea in Nashville, Tennessee at her Internal Balance clinic. She has treated over 500 children, but has found, like Dr. Holmes, that it fails to clear any heavy metals and provides no improvement in some children.
The Wireless/Electromagnetic Field Connection
Tamara Mariea and George Carlo met a few years ago. They wondered if Carlo's theory that cell phones, along with other electromagnetic (EM) radiation, could be the reason that some children were not helped with chelation therapy - that EM radiation interferes with the ability of cells to excrete toxic heavy metals. So, they decided to test Carlo's hypothesis. They chose a severely autistic 10 year-old boy whose parents had tried every therapy they could find, including chelation, but to no benefit.
First, they removed toxins from the boy's home, including cell phones, pollutants of all kinds, all wireless equipment, and most electrical equipment. All EM radiation devices were removed from Mariea's clinic, or their radiation was shielded. No wireless devices were allowed to enter.
Thus, most of the boy's time was spent without EM radiation. Hair and stool analyses were done to track whether he was able to excrete heavy metals, and gradually, they did. Most thrilling, though, is that this boy, who had been able to say nothing more than "Yes" or "No" started to talk. At one point, he told his parents, "The noise has gone from my head."
Mariea and Carlo then set up a trial with 20 autistic children. This one was less strict, involving little more than spending at least four hours, two-to-three times a week, in the EM-free clinic. It did not require such limitations elsewhere and no chelation was done. In three months, analyses showed that heavy metals were beginning to be excreted by the children. This is reported in the Journal of the Australian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine in the November 2007 issue.
This is, of course, an early study. But it's very promising. There were other results that indicate the likelihood of the efficacy of removing EM radiation. Heavy metals were excreted in a specific order, from the lightest to the heaviest:
There was no anticipation of such a result by any study participant, including those who designed it. The consistency of it makes it difficult to assume that the results were from a placebo effect.
What Can a Parent Do?
First, and most significant, every parent should think about whether to vaccinate children. Look at the information available, not just that given out by the pharmaceutical companies and medical establishment. Do not be railroaded into vaccinating your child. Remember how your parents responded when you whined, "But everyone's doing it!" They made it absolutely clear that such an argument was pure nonsense. Now is the time to remember that lesson:
* Just because all the other parents are doing it.
* Just because the doctors are saying you should.
* Just because the schools are pressuring for vaccinations.
* Just because the government is now trying to coerce vaccinations.
Not one of these reasons, or all of them put together, can justify vaccinating your child without careful consideration of the risks involved.
If Your Child Has Already Been Vaccinated:
If your child has already been vaccinated, consider whether there was any adverse reaction of any kind. If so, then assume the worst. You have nothing to lose by doing that. It will allow you to be proactive, to be aware if your child starts to exhibit problems and to start looking - before problems show up - for treatment options.
There is no reason to give up hope, even if you realize that your child has been affected. As this article shows, there are ways to help your child.
Homeopathic treatment by a professional can be effective in helping a child reach his or her full potential. Nonetheless, my first advice, as a professional homeopath, would be to do everything possible to eliminate WiFi and EM from your child's environment. If you live close to overhead wirelines or cell phone masts, then move. It may be expensive, but consider the expense to your child's entire life or the costs of raising such a child, let alone the emotional turmoil you'd be facing.
Do not let your child sit close to a television (It might not be a bad idea to ban television from your home entirely) . Keep your child's time in front of a computer to a minimum. Do not allow your child to use a cell phone, unless it's with an earpiece, and try to keep even cell phone usage with earpieces to a minimum. Make sure your child sleeps in an EM radiation-free room. Try to give your child as many hours a day as possible completely away from any electrical devices.
After shielding your child from EM radiation to the best of your ability, consider other therapies, such as chelation; first insisting on understanding any negative effects that the chelating drug may cause, or homeopathy.
These are not the only possible treatments, though they are the ones this author sees as the first recourse and most likely to bring the greatest benefit, especially if started very early in life. For other approaches, especially for older children, refer to the website of New Generation, a parents' group that is studying the causes and potential treatments for autism (http://www.NaturalNews.com/011764.html) .
A true understanding of science means understanding that nothing is ever fully proven. If absolute proof of the connections among mercury/heavy metals, thimerosal, vaccinations, WiFi/EM, and autism (along with many other neurological disorders) are required before doing something to limit the damage, then it will never be possible to stop the pharmaceutical corporations and medical juggernaut from poisoning our children and destroying lives.
The evidence of these connections is already compelling. It is long past the time to stop giving free license to the profit motive and start looking at what is happening to us and to our children based on the specious argument that there is no proof or faked pharmaceutical tests. There is more than enough documentation now to show the likely links causing the autism epidemic. If we wait, then there truly is no hope for the future.
In another related arena, PEST management, the founder of PEST (Prevent Environment Suicide Today), Steven Tvedten stated, "The people who would do this to children, to all of us, have no souls. I have looked into their eyes and seen that"**. Nothing could say it better.
* Heidi Stevenson, BSc, DIHom, FBIH * Fellow, British Institute of Homeopathy * Gaia Health (http://www.gaia-health.com) * * The author is a homeopath who became concerned with medically-induced harm as a result of her own experiences and those of family members. She says that allopathic medicine is the arena that best describes the motto, "Buyer beware." * * * Heidi Stevenson provides information about medically-induced disease and disability, along with incisive well-researched articles on major issues in the modern world, so members of the public can protect themselves. * She can be reached through her website: www.gaia-health.com