Thursday, May 9, 2013

Autism Keeps Growing

The CDC now states that 2 per cent of American school children have been diagnosed as Autism Spectrum Disorder. There has been a 72% increase in the last 5 years. How long can we put our heads in the sand and contend that the increase is due only to more careful diagnoses? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, scheduled to be released in April, 2013, has eliminated Asperger’s syndrome as an entity, which some fear will limit needy children from getting help. Recent reports presented at the ICIM meeting in Washington, D.C. indicated that many children in this category have both increased levels of toxic metals and a greater sensitivity to lower levels of the metals. One often-overlooked source of mercury and other metals is the mother. Higher levels of mercury have been found in umbilical cord blood. See for recordings of the Advanced Metals Workshop, March 13-14, 2013. Celebration of Health Association website

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