Dr. Oz on "The View"

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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!!!

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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 7:16pm
I have a friend with a 13 y.o. daughter that for the 1st 12 years of her life was diagnosed with Autism.
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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 7:35pm

What did ya cook for dinner? (I can't help but be fascinated by healthy eaters, lol.)

My son went to my Mom's and got a box of Mac n Cheese, cooked it and added ham. I only had to cut apples and dinner was done. But not a healthy one. If I'm not cooking then I'll happily eat the crap in a box but I had a salad instead. My son is ten and loves to cook, I've gotta teach him how to cook some healthy meals though. (my mom is my neighbor, he didn't drive or anything, lol)

Dana
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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 7:46pm

I just assumed that Retts was on the spectrum, but its an entirely different disease isn't it? Genetic testing shows Retts but does it show Autism too? I would like to learn more about genetic testing for Autism if you have somewhere to send me I would be grateful for your help.

"It's my suspicion that kids that aren't vaxed and have Autism probably have some true genetic disorder."

That makes sense. I hate to be so blatantly closed minded about it. I wasn't for a long time. It's just been since I've started reading more about it, I find that I cannot wrap my brain around all the deceit going on in Medical Science. I really can't find any other explanation for it. Like the other thread is titled "Why WON'T they do the research?". I just can't help but ask why and be suspicious with what I've found...or not found.

Dana
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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 8:01pm

Brown rice with carrots and peas mixed in

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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 8:43pm

Here's some info on Rett's:

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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 9:52pm

That sounds yummy! I have a recipe for the chicken you described, I haven't made it since before we had kids. The husband didn't like it unless I left out the mushrooms, but he's not here often so that is one I'll make for the kids one night. Thanks for the reminder!

Dana
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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 9:55pm
Thanks Lynn! I've got them bookmarked for later reading.
Dana
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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 10:34pm
I found this lady on facebook who believes that Autism can be caused by a number of things. She mentions cord-clamping too soon after delivery among other things. I have ask her to join us here, I sure hope she will!
Dana
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Wed, 12-09-2009 - 4:24pm

How funny. I was wandering around you tube in a fit of bordom last night and found a lot of vids and links an and about Retts. I vaguely knew it was a PDD and genetic, but not about what the symptoms and prognosis is. Had no idea it could end up fatal from complications.

Dee

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Thu, 01-14-2010 - 3:08pm
Back to Dr. OZ. I just found this link and was wondering if anyone was as irritated as I was at this "blanket" statement that stress during pregnancy causes autism. What hogwash! How, then, does he explain that boys are 3 to 4 times more liley to be dxed with autism than girls? Wouldn't stress during pregnancy cause the disorder in both sexes if it is indeed STRESS that causes autism? This is guy is SUCH A HACK. I have never cared for him, cannot believe he has his own show and I've actually heard him use incorrect grammar, which bugs me b/c he's supposed to be so highly educated. I, for one, can't stand him, never could, and this latest statement of us re: autism is so ridiculous. Like we don't have enough "theories" floating around about this- like we really need one more false one??? Give us some REAL science, some REAL causes of the disorder and not just "stress during pregnancy can cause autism." GRRRRRR...
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