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Stem Cell Therapy for Autism




 by Donna Gates for 

Are you worried about the health of your children? Autism now affects 1 out of every 150 children born, but there is something we can do about it. Stem cell therapy is a new autism treatment that in addition to diet and lifestyle changes can heal our youngest generation and those to come.

As you know, I created the Body Ecology Diet to heal systemic fungal, viral and bacterial infections.

It has become clear over time that the Body Ecology program provides healing for many different kinds of physical problems. In fact, most of the health problems we suffer from today are fungal (or yeast) based...even cancer. This is certainly true for children who are suffering from an infection we now call autism. Spreading the word that autism is both treatable and preventable is a major goal.

Doctors and scientists are not exactly sure why children develop autism, but the statistics are frightening: roughly 1 out of every 150 children born is diagnosed with autism.1

Healing autism and other childhood development disorders has become a passion of mine. And while I understand the incredible power of nutrition and lifestyle support, I also seek therapies that will create the major shift parents of children with autism are seeking.

Stem cell therapy is a welcome discovery in our fight to greatly improve or eliminate autism from the lives of our children.

For this reason, I have been collaborating with Dr. Leonard Smith, who along with six other colleagues authored a research paper called Stem Cell Therapy for Autism. Dr. Smith and I are excited about how stem cell therapy, the Body Ecology program and some simple lifestyle changes can heal children with autism.

Here's what you need to know about these cutting edge techniques for autism treatment.

The Stem Cell and Autism Connection

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are primal cells that can divide and differentiate to become like any other more specialized cells in your body. The three types of stem cells are embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells and cord blood stem cells.

Embryonic stem cells are the most controversial because they are harvested from human embryos, while the other stem cells can be obtained from adult tissue or from the umbilical cord and placenta of newborn babies and their mothers without damage to them.

Why use stem cells for children with autism?

Children with autism suffer from two major conditions:

  1. Hypoperfusion
  2. Immune dysregulation

Hypoperfusion is decreased blood flow to the brain, meaning that the brain does not receive enough oxygen and cannot function normally.

Any time there is not enough blood flowing to the brain, the brain cells become inflamed and make more nitric oxide. This opens up the cells to receive too much calcium, which damages the mitochondria (that make the energy for cells). As a result, the brain cells die from lack of food.

Immune dysregulation in children with autism means that their immune systems do not respond normally to stimulation. When the body signals to the immune system that it needs help (like when the brain becomes inflamed) the proper immune response and subsequent healing do not occur in children with autism.

Instead, children with autism often have continually suppressed immune systems, chronic inflammation and suffer from autoimmune responses.

An autoimmune response happens when your body does not recognize your cells as your own and actually attacks the good cells. Autoimmune disorders include Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis, in addition to autism.

Immune dysregulation is very apparent in the gastrointestinal health of children with autism.

Most suffer from symptoms ranging from diarrhea, gas, and bloating to intestinal lesions and inflammation of their gastrointestinal system.

Researchers have discovered that two kinds of stem cells can specifically address the hypoperfusion and immune dysregulation that are characteristic of children with autism.

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by Group Owner on Jul. 12, 2010 at 10:38 AM

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The Stem Cell Therapy - Autism Theory

Dr. Fabio Solano has used CD34+ stem cells from cord blood and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) as a successful autism treatment.

Cord blood CD34+ stem cells injected into the patient improve blood flow to the brain, which supplies the brain with more oxygen and results in improved central nervous system functioning.

Mesenchymal stem cells are used to heal immune dysregulation in people with Crohn's disease and can also suppress the inflammation in children with autism and address their fundamental immune abnormality.

Using these two kinds of stem cells together can heal both the brain and the gut for a unique treatment that has great potential!

To learn more about the research that Dr. Leonard Smith and his colleagues performed, go to the Journal of Translational Medicine to read Stem Cell Therapy for Autism.

Leonard Smith, M.D., is a renowned gastrointestinal, vascular and general surgeon as well as an expert in the use of nutrition and natural supplementation. His research on stem cell therapy as an autism treatment is ground breaking, but he still believes that it is only one part of conquering the autism epidemic. Donna Gates and Dr. Leonard Smith are teaming up to create a better solution for autism that combines stem cell therapy with a healing Body Ecology diet and lifestyle program.

Patricia vs. Autism

Dr. Fabio Solano regularly treats patients with CD34+ stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells.

In fact, you can see the progress of one of his young patients on YouTube! Patricia Cabrera is a young girl who has had successful stem cell therapy to treat autism.

Under the supervision of Dr. Solano, her healing is remarkable, and her verbal and interpersonal skills visibly improve. For Patricia and other patients, stem cell therapy is an amazing solution that offers hope for a normal life.

Is stem cell therapy a viable autism treatment?

Stem cell therapy appears to be a safe way to treat autism, though it does take several treatments over the course of a year and may not be covered by insurance.

Stem cell therapy does have the potential to help a large number of children with autism; however, it is a major intervention, and children with autism need to be healthy from the inside out.

As Dr. Smith says, "Stem cell therapy is the dessert, not the main course," and nutrition and lifestyle should support optimal health.

Indeed, autism is a complex disorder, with complex causes. Even doctors are not sure exactly why it happens.

I believe that a subset of children have genomic variations in their detoxification pathways as well as serious immunologic issues. In addition, children whose mothers had candida, viruses or heavy metal toxins in their blood during pregnancy pass those issues on to their children. Then, these children with already weak immunity are exposed to toxins through vaccinations.

Exposure to candida, viral infections and heavy metals puts some children more at risk, and with the continual environmental and dietary toxins in our modern world, we are seeing more and more neurological disorders in both children and adults.

To learn more about the causes of autism read
The Root Causes of Autism: A Supposed Mystery That is Not So Mysterious

Fortunately, the human body is very flexible, and autism does not happen to everyone. I do believe that we can heal this condition, from the inside out.


by Group Owner on Jul. 12, 2010 at 2:56 PM

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Body Ecology Healing Autism

Autism can be healed, and Body Ecology is uniquely suited to addressing developmental disorders like autism, ADD, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. In this revolutionary guide, you can learn the specific approaches that heal children and help them lead normal lives. Get your copy of The Natural Autism Solution today!

The Body Ecology system for health and healing is especially suited to treating autism and can be the "main course" of the autism solution.

This all-natural program impacts health even without stem cell therapy!

The Body Ecology system:

  • Creates the needed energy to heal
  • Boosts immunity
  • Helps heal gastrointestinal distress
  • Helps detoxifies your body
  • Conquers infections because it is anti-fungal and anti-viral

Body Ecology is unique because it is based on seven universal principles that when practiced lead to answers for most health problems. These principles show us how to create ideal health and they are timeless and work for anyone. We also emphasize the healing of your intestines as one of the most important first steps to great health. By encouraging the growth of good bacteria in your gut with our 7 superfoods along with fermented foods and drinks, you naturally create a healthy inner ecosystem that supports your health and healing, no matter what your current condition!

  • To find out more about your inner ecosystem and Body Ecology's healing foods, read The Quick and Easy Guide to Improving Your Health on the Body Ecology Diet Part I: The First 7 Steps to Great Health.
    Here are the important components to defeating autism with the Body Ecology program:
  • Antioxidants in fresh, whole foods reduce inflammation
  • Fermented foods and drinks like raw, cultured vegetables and fermented drinks populate your gut with the beneficial bacteria (probiotics) that keep you healthy and strong.
  • Regular exercise including walking, yoga and rebounding enhances oxygen in your blood, health, emotional wellbeing, and digestion.
  • Improving emotional health with the top-recommended Sedona Method enables you - in a very easy-to-learn and easy-to-use manner - to let go of the emotional toxins that create stress and illness. I strongly encourage you to learn more about The Sedona Method and use it to help you overcome negative emotions!
  • Detoxification clears your body's natural elimination pathways, which is especially important for children with autism. Body Ecology does this beautifully using Young Coconut Kefir. This refreshing drink, rich in probiotics, cleanses your liver and removes toxins (like heavy metals) naturally.
  • Preparing for pregnancy before conception. Prospective new moms and dads can create healthy babies by following the Body Ecology Way of Life for at least six months before they conceive their baby. By nourishing her body with delicious foods of The Diet and by following our detoxification guidelines, autism, ADD and many other childhood illnesses can be totally prevented. Read What Every Girl & Woman Needs to Know NOW if They Ever Want to Have a Baby to learn more about preparing for conception.


Autism: A Call to Action
Truly, autism is a wake up call from our children, showing us the rampant toxicity in our food and our environment. We can all benefit from taking action to stop this tragic epidemic. Let's quickly learn the lessons these beautiful children are bringing to us and begin right now to improve the health of children and adults everywhere in the world.

The Body Ecology program supports you in changing your lifestyle to create inner health that also impacts our planet.

To learn more about what you can do to fight autism, read
Autism's Wake Up Call and What You Can Do Now


Weiss, Rick. 1 in 150 Children in U.S. Has Autism, New Survey Finds. Washington Post. February 2007.

Other Sources:

Smith, et al, "Stem Cell Therapy for Autism," Journal of Translational Medicine 2007, 5:30.

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by Group Owner on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:17 PM

By Coalition for Vaccine Safety - Mar 12, 2010 3:50:31 PM

Special Masters Protect Vaccine Program and Deny Justice to Vaccine-Injured Children - Mercury-Autism Link Not Found Because of Government Policy, not Science

The Coalition for Vaccine Safety (CVS) believes that the Special Masters of the Court of Federal Claims wrongly decided that thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs) do not cause autism. The Special Masters appear to have based their decisions on the government policy to protect the vaccine program rather than to fulfill their role to do justice by vaccine-injured children. In these three 'test case' decisions in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding, petitioners William Mead, Jordan King and Colin Dwyer developed normally through the first year of life and then regressed into autism. They presented thousands of pages of scientific documentation and testimony. Their evidence showed that thimerosal, a mercury-laden vaccine preservative, more likely than not contributed to their autism.

"The deck is stacked against families in Vaccine Court. Government attorneys defend a government program, using government-funded science, before government judges. Where's the justice in that?" asked Rebecca Estepp, a CVS steering committee member and mother of a petitioner in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding.

It is universally accepted that mercury is a neurotoxin and can damage the developing brain and the immune system. All three boys' health improved through medical interventions to reduce mercury toxicity and immune dysfunction. Nonetheless, the Special Masters concluded that petitioners failed to meet their burden of proof, even though Health and Human Services (HHS), the respondent in the proceeding, offered no alternative explanation other than genetic predisposition. The Special Masters appear to be following a misguided government policy that if they acknowledge a mercury-autism link, parents will stop vaccinating their children.

The breaking story of fraud at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) involving Dr. Poul Thorsen, a leading member of a Danish research group that wrote studies supporting the CDC's claims that there is no mercury-autism link, casts further doubt on the Special Masters' decisions. The emerging evidence of Dr. Thorsen's embezzlement of $2 million, falsehoods about his employment, and serious questions about his research throw into question the validity of the science at the heart of HHS's claim of no mercury-autism link.

The Coalition for Vaccine Safety (CVS) is an alliance of organizations dedicated to vaccine safety representing over 75,000 families. In recent letters to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of House and Senate Committees charged with oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Coalition called for hearings to investigate HHS, the CDC and other government agencies. Those federal agencies have failed to comply with the terms of the 1986 Vaccine Injury Compensation Act (VICA). Specifically they have failed to provide critical vaccine safety science, including from the taxpayer-funded Vaccine Safety Datalink, on thimerosal, autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.

The Special Masters' Omnibus Autism Proceeding decisions and revelations about Dr. Thorsen's actions only strengthen the Coalition's resolve in calling for immediate Congressional action to investigate vaccine safety – an issue that potentially affects every person in the country.

"We are confident that the truth will win out. We hope that Congress will intervene in what is clearly a miscarriage of justice to vaccine-injured children," said Jim Moody, an attorney and CVS steering committee member.

For more information on the Omnibus Autism Proceeding and vaccine safety, visit

by Group Owner on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:37 PM

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by Group Owner on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:39 PM

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The Gluten-free and Casein-free (GFCF) Diet

The Gluten-free and Casein-free (GFCF) Diet involves eliminating gluten and casein from your and/or your family's diet. Gluten and casein are both naturally occurring proteins, gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye and casein is found in dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt. The diet can be used to help relieve symptoms from a variety of health issues. Many parents of Autistic children have found that the GFCF Diet has greatly improved their symptoms.

There are many great gluten-free and casein-free (GFCF) products and recipes available these days to help you get started on the GFCF Diet. There is also a wealth of information available to keep you informed.

Foods To Avoid

Grains that contain Gluten
  • Wheat
  • Durum
  • Bulgar
  • Oats
  • Rye
  • Barley
  • Millet
  • Kamut
  • Spelt
  • Triticale
Foods that contain Gluten
  • Bread
  • Pasta
  • Cereals
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Vinegar
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  • Sauces
  • Seasonings
  • Artificial coloring
  • Spices
  • Candy
Products that contain Gluten
  • Adhesives
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  • Envelopes
  • Medications
  • Vitamins
  • Play-Doh
  • Washing detergents
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Soaps
  • Shampoos
  • Toothpaste
  • Lip balms
  • Cosmetics
Foods that contain Casein
  • Cow's Milk
  • Goat's Milk
  • Breastmilk
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Yogurt
  • Ice cream
  • Margarine
  • Soy cheese

MINDD Foundation promotes an integrative approach to healthcare for the whole family with a focus on biomedicine, nutrition, neuro-development and allied therapies. We help practitioners and patients find effective treatments for Metabolic, Immunologic, Neurologic, Digestive, Developmental conditions that often affect the mind.

Our focus is on paediatric disorders such as Autism, ADHD, Asthma, allergies, chronic illness, learning and language delay, and digestive and behavioural disorders. Research is showing that these children are coming from families with a history of brain-immuno-gut disorders such as allergies, digestive disorders, anxiety and depression.

The rise in childhood disease signals a need for preventative healthcare that focuses on cellular health by optimising nutrient intake while minimising toxins.
by Group Owner on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:40 PM

The GFCF Diet Intervention - Autism Diet  

Dietary Intervention may be that one piece of "the puzzle" which helps a child with ASD toward the road for recovery .

Parent surveys done by The Autism Research Institute list the GFCF Diet as one of the most Successful Interventions for the Treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders.    

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by Group Owner on Jul. 13, 2010 at 8:55 AM


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If you are suffering from ANY chronic disease, then you owe it to yourself to KNOW YOUR Medical OPTIONS!
The next few seconds could dramatically change your life more than ANY other single event. But don't take our word for it! MAKE US PROVE IT. Read below and watch the trailer.
The “Know Your Options, The Medical Series” DVD's were created for the express purpose of what the title indicates – giving the viewer options to their medical dilemmas they did not previously realize even existed. The DVD's and books provide vital information that everyone should know if they care about their health and well being.
Documentation and explanation of highly effective and often less expensive treatment options with much better safety profiles compared to traditional treatments are presented. Proof of results are provided by real patients, through their own self assessments and in their own words. Resources and, if necessary, locations throughout the country where you can get these treatments from experienced and trained physicians are also included.
Your guide on this journey is Dr. Rashid A. Buttar, one of the most outspoken physicians and criticts of the current health care system in our country, who is ranked as one of the top doctors in the United States by Dr. Stephen Sinatra, Healthy Solutions, Inc. and Philips Publishing.

The topics covered run the full spectrum of the causes of chronic disease which are virtually ignored by the conventional medical establishment. You may already know that 92% of causes of all deaths result from 3 disease processes: Heart Disease, Cancer and Neurodegenerative disease. But what you may NOT know is that the cause of these diseases is the same, and is commonly referred to as "oxidative stress".

Cancer: In 2007, over 1,444,920 people will be told that they have cancer in the USA. In Canada, another 1,248,899 will be diagnosed with cancer. In fact, statistics from the National Cancer Institute show that 1 out of every 2 males and 1 out of every 3 females in the U.S. will have cancer sometime in their lives.

Heart Disease: According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 1,250,000 suffer from heart attacks every year in the United States. Most of these people die, but 7.5 million (1 out of 40) have actually survived their heart attacks. 50 million (1 out of 6) have high blood pressure. And 7% of the population (1 out of 14) has ischemic heart disease (blocked arteries restricting blood flow to the heart).

Oxidative stress or "oxidation" is the rusting process, and is what you witness when an apple is cut and turns brown within a few minutes. "Oxidation" is part of life but the more rapidly it occurs, the faster the aging process and the more the damage caused. Certain things increase the rate of this damage such as heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants or various other forms of toxicity.

As an example, the prevalence, incidence and ubiquitous nature of chronic heavy metal toxicity may be the greatest undiagnosed medical condition and the most unrecognized contributory cause of death in the industrialized world, contributing significantly to the onset of cancer, heart disease and neurodegenerative disease.

Continuing with this example, unless you address the immuno-suppression caused by heavy metals and other oxidizing agents, a cure for cancer will never be developed. The common characteristics of cancer and what can be done not only to prevent cancer, but also the 5 step approach used by Dr. Buttar to repair the immune system in order to address the cancer are brought to light in the cancer video. This information is essential if you or your loved one have been diagnosed with cancer or other immune disorder.

Many neurodegenerative diseases, from Autism to Alzheimer's, are characterized by a toxic system on board a physiology with a genetic predisposition for the inability to detoxify. The detailed explanation with documentation of the treatment and results achieved in fully resolving various developmental delays is now available to you on the Autism DVD, which includes the symptoms and signs of autism.

Heart disease is among the top 2 killers in the industrialized world despite all the advances in science. The heart disease DVD shows how diseases of the heart and related vascular conditions (stroke, poor circulation) are impacted by oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation and how these conditions may be reversed WITHOUT surgery by addressing the various types of toxicity.
by Group Owner on Jul. 13, 2010 at 9:09 AM

Autism and mercury

Many speculations have been made over the years about a link between heavy metal poisoning and Autism.  While Mercury is not the only heavy metal being discussed, it is one of the top.  The main question I think parents are asking is "How are my children exposed to mercury?"

The answer may shock you.

We have all heard about the mercury, commonly called Thimerisol, found in live virus vaccines such as the MMR vaccine and the flu/swine flu vaccine.  But did you know that mercury is found in something we feed our children every day?

Mercury is found in High Fructose Corn SyrupWhat's worse?  This isn't even new information.  It was a study released over a year ago, January 26, 2009, that revealed to the public that a single serving of high fructose corn syrup can contain more mercury than a flu shot. 

Mercury is found in fish we eat.  While mostly in trace amounts, some fish contain higher quantities of mercury, such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tile fish.  It is rumored to be found in our drinking water, and mercury is in High Fructose Corn Syrup. 

A large question remains: Why aren't all children/people effected by mercury exposure?  A study has been done to help us unravel that mystery.  The first baby haircuts were taken from a sample of Autistic toddlers and a sample of non-Autistic toddlers.  The sample showed mercury being excreted through the hair follicle of non-Autistic children, while Autistic children's mercury levels in the hair samples were low.  Children not known to be on the Autistic Spectrum were excreting the mercury to which they were exposed, their bodies were detoxing.  Children on the Autistic Spectrum were either not excreting the mercury or they were in very low levels.  Their bodies were not detoxing.  They were holding the mercury inside.

 There are a lot of mysteries as to what causes Autistic Spectrum Disorders and their symptoms, but there are strides being taken to find those answers.  And even more strides are being taken to find ways to prevent and cure Autism

The first step we can take for our children is to avoid all known environmental toxins.  Mercury is linked to Autism.  Ask your pediatrician for Thimerisol-free vaccines, avoid large mercury-containing fish, and rid your home of High Fructose Corn Syrup.  It is not okay in moderation, it is poison.  It's the least we can do to protect our children.

by Group Owner on Jul. 13, 2010 at 9:11 AM


The HEAL Foundation is a local non-profit organization in Florida serving individuals with Autism living in the Greater Jacksonville Area. The HEAL Foundation is predicated on five conceptual pillars: Education, Awareness, Treatment, Research, and Prevention. HEAL is proud to have awarded $600,000 in grants to area organizations funding camps, schools, support groups, therapists, teachers, and educational facilities. We hope you will utilize the HEAL website to gather information on resources at the local and national level, find out about local events or how apply for a grant to serve individuals with Autism in the First Coast Area.


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    Thimerosal and Mercury . . .
Despite wide spread rumors in the medical community that Thimerosal is no longer used in vaccines; research scientists report that vaccines still contain Thimerosal. Find out what your doctor may have never told you regarding the dangers of Timerosal.  Read the material safety data sheet here and ask yourself why would anyone allow this substance to be injected into infants and children.

Two different charts detailing the levels of mercury in Amy's son Kit are here and here.

Preservative-Free does not necessarily mean a Thimerosal-Free product.  This World Health Organization document states that products using Thimerosal as part of the manufacturing process do not have to label the product as Thimerosal containing.  Read report.   Here is a chart on vaccine mercury burden and autism risk in United States

In the last 20 years there has been an increase in the diagnosis of autism in pockets around the world, which cannot be explained by genetics alone, nor can this increase be secondary to only increased awareness. A California review completed in 1999 showed that autism (all categories) increased 210.43 percent, while other categories such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation and epilepsy increased 42.84 percent, 48.74 percent, and 30.69 percent respectively. In comparing autism with other pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), autism (CDER level) increased 272.93 percent, while other PDD types increased 1,965.79 percent. Read more.

Read the study that most doctors rely on to validate their notion that mercury in vaccines causes no harm. The study, of course was co-authored by an employee of GlaxoSmithKline, one of the largest makers of vaccines in the world.

Be sure and take a look at our research section.  It has an extensive selection of documentation on medical research on mercury poisoning.

by Group Owner on Jul. 13, 2010 at 9:34 AM

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  • Vaccines-Autism Causality Worthy of Study: Former Head Of NIH Says Government Was Too Quick To Dismiss Possible Link: Dr. Bernadine Healy, the former Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the most well-known medical voice yet to break with her colleagues on the vaccine-autism question, says the government (including the FDA and CDC) doesn't want to pursue—and has intentionally avoided—studies that might support the hypothesis that there is a causal link between vaccines—and thimerosal in vaccines in particular—and autism because that hypothesis could be "damaging to the public health community" by scaring people to not get their children vaccinated and the fear of what such studies might show. She blasts the Intitute of Medicine's report the government used to insist there is no link between thimerosal and autism and to deny that there may be causality between vaccines and autism.

    Also on this page is testimony to Congress by Dr. Stephanie Cave and the transcripts—obtained by the SafeMinds organization through the Freedom of Information Act—to the secret "Simpsonwood Meeting" where government officials and doctors review clear evidence of a link between vaccines and developmental disorders and conspire to keep this information from the public at all costs. Included is a new (May 2008) research study by the University of Pittsburgh that shows that thimerosal given to primates (Rhesus macaques) in doses equivalent to those in children's vaccines caused autism-like symptoms. Much more on this page, including the most recent information about which vaccines still contain thimerosal.

    This is the first of many related topics that we will be covering in our New Autism Research Studies and Articles section.

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  • Vaccinations: Mercury from Thimerosal in Vaccines Linked to Increase in Autism in Confidential CDC Study: Mercury from thimerosal in vaccines is linked to a marked increase in autism in a confidential CDC study: exposure to more than 62.5 micrograms of mercury within the first three months of life significantly increases a child's risk of developing nuerodevelopmental disorders such as speech and language delay, autism, stuttering, and attention deficit disorder.

  • The Chelation of Mercury in the Treatment of Autism, by Dr. Amy Holmes. Newly updated with a complete bibliography.

  • Effective Therapies for Autism and other Developmental Disorders: A great introductory article by Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD , reprinted with permission from Autism/Asperger's Digest Magazine.

  • Autism and Mercury in Vaccines: Dr. Stephanie Cave presented this testimony, Autism and Mercury, before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 18, 2000. She was one of a panel of experts on autism who spoke to Representative Dan Burton's hearing on Mercury in Medicine - Are We Taking Unnecessary Risks?. The hearing was part of an ongoing Committee investigation into vaccine policy.The Committee held a hearing reviewing conflicts of interest on two key governmental advisory committees that make recommendations regarding vaccines. Numerous members of the committees were found to have substantial relationships with the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture vaccines. Congressman Dan Burton - who has an autistic grandchild - has stated that he intends to challenge the provision surreptitiously inserted into The Homeland Security Act that exempts the pharmaceutical giant, Eli Lilly, from any liability for their use of the potentially harmful mercury-based additive thimerosal in their vaccines.

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