The Mysteries Of Autism

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The Mysteries Of Autism
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Thoughts Regarding Autism Spectrum Neurodevelopmental Disorders


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Registered: 07-17-2005
Fri, 02-27-2009 - 2:48pm

I know ;)

But I thought it may spur some thought among people...like how DID the plague just vanish without a vaccine???

It didn't vanish either though did it? Just renamed maybe?

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Registered: 04-28-2007
Fri, 02-27-2009 - 3:09pm

Female infants have always had a lower mortality rate than males. There's no real known reason why, it's just an empirical fact. Add to that how certain diseases/disorders are x or Y linked and perhaps there's a case for the genetic component of PDD being x linked afterall, (just a wild hypothesis here). After all, Fragile X is X linked and affects boys more than girls as girls have an extra X to bolster them against the worst symptoms.

Now, bring in a neurologically predisposed infant and attack his nervous system with one or multiple live viruses or an adjunct that this particular predisposition is prone to, or 25 mcg of thimerosol from a routine flu shot. If, the flaw is in the X lined gene then the poor child has effectively been clubbed over the head without any additional armour, (another X gene from Dad's side).

I think that a lot more research needs to be done to see if this is in fact an X linked predisposition. The 1 in 98 boys with autism would certainly justify it, at least I think so. However, do I believe it's all genetic....'course not; that doesn't explain the 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 150 in less than two decades (and that's taking into account how broad the spectrum has become in the eyes of the medical community).

Still, you have a dormant genetic volcano simmering away and then add in the recent advances in medicine, vaccines, increased use of heavy metals, toxic waste seeping into the water supply, people guzzling on tuna as it's great protein, (but high in mercury too).

To conclude, think of how high the rate of childhood thyroid cancer is in the Chernoble region of Russia, compare it to before the disaster and what has changed.....the environmental toxins present in the earth, air and water/food supply. 2 cases of cancer in 1986 but 131 cases by 1992. And still many children there never develop cancer. Coincidence, nope, just look of the genetic predisposition lottery.

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Registered: 12-14-2000
Sat, 02-28-2009 - 12:42am
It didn't.
 

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Registered: 08-20-2007
Sat, 02-28-2009 - 7:01am
TY for answering my question i did not think it would be hard to answer. :)
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Registered: 04-09-2008
Mon, 03-02-2009 - 11:39am
The problem is what they're tinkering with in labs (and universities - the multitudes of them) - add GE to the mix and you've got a recipe for disaster.
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