Dr. Oz on "The View"
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|Mon, 12-07-2009 - 4:36pm|
I heard that Dr. Oz talked about his new book on "The View" this morning. The book is on pregnancy. He states that stress causes Autism and stress causes a child to become left-handed (WTH?). I'm not sure of the exact words, but none-the-less it left me sadly pissed off.
Nothing makes me angrier than to think that any Mom is blaming herself for her child's autism. Even though I have yet to find his exact words - I still intend to let him have it! How dare he!
Here is my first letter. I am sure I'll write another as soon as I can watch that show (tomorrow they will probably make it available on the web).
Dear Dr. Oz,
I was told that today you made a statement on “The View” that would make all parents of Autistic children feel responsible for their child’s brain damage. Are you serious? You think its okay for these parents to take-on this sort of guilt? You know there is no study proving that stress during pregnancy causes Autism – why would you make such a claim in your book??? That is the most outrageous and ridiculous statement ever made on that show, and I cannot believe that it was made by you, of all people. Could you please site the study that left you believing such a ridiculous claim? While you’re at it, please, also cite the one that says my natural delivery caused my child to be left-handed. And if you could post one more reference on your website, it would be highly useful and extremely helpful. On your website you make the following statement:
“The stories of parents describing the transformation of their previously healthy children into children with autism are strong and common, but large-scale epidemiologic studies in a number of countries clearly demonstrate that vaccines are not responsible for the autism epidemic.”
I would like for you to back that up with proof. Post those studies right there on your website for all to read – because obviously, you haven’t read them yourself. Also, please include the names of those who designed the study, as well as those who paid for it. If ya will, go ahead and highlight the parts that prove that autism is not caused by vaccines. You see, that way, everyone can clearly read the so-called proof for themselves.
The reason you see the numbers of Autism being among those with stressful deliveries is because most of the Mom’s who do not allow interventions during pregnancy are also the Mom’s who do not allow their children to be vaccinated on the current schedule. The more interventions a patient allows, the more interventions she will require. You and I both know that interventions often cause undue stress. But it certainly is not stress that causes Autism!
I think it is a sick and twisted world we live in when doctors fail to demand answers from science but then go and write a book making parents believe that they are to blame for their child’s autism. Be it normal stress, or medically induced stress – stress is NOT what causes autism. You have no proof of that, and to go on a national TV show and make that statement is a sick and disgusting thing to do! These poor parents have enough on their plate without this nonsense – you should be ashamed!!!