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Don't know, personally, but the video cites a CDC conference call @ the time re:unpublished paper,

(from memory) describing the rate to be 1:50. Apparently, also on that same recording someone stated, "It's not rare."

You should really pursue dialogue directly with the parents. Diverse group, however, many are self-proclaimed vaccine safety advocates and probably started out the same as you and me. Don't you catch the paradox here? Any parents claiming adverse reactions vaccinated first. That means, in reality, they can't be what they've been labeled by the bullies, despite the rampant abuse and urge to turn away.

The schedule isn't static and has changed over time. The number of doses has approximately tripled since 198?, birth to 18. Theoretically, if the schedule in the future again grew substantially, would it be justifiable to savagely vilify those who wanted to comply with the 2014 schedule as antivaxxers?

Also, as immunization schedules vary with country, are public health officials from those countries themselves to be regarded as antivaxxers if fewer are advised than here?

RIDICULOUS. The use of undefined terms is profoundly unscientific. That's branding, nothing more. Contact Ginger Taylor for more info on her video (names, transcript, etc). She's a Hopkins grad and her research is meticulous.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Apr 7, 2014, 02:21 PM (0 replies)

Wonderful advertisement, the ingredients are not. NO PASS on the Mondelez/Nabiso/Kraft GMOs, plus.

I just learned this (acrylamide issue) myself, while trying to find an ingredients list for the EU version of the product (guaranteed to be GMO-FREE), but no luck.


Health Canada's Revised Exposure Assessment of Acrylamide in Food
August 2012

Appendix 1 - Concentrations of acrylamide in food products, on an as-consumed basis, available in Canada (µg/kg of food or parts per billion (ppb)).

This table is considered a snapshot of a small proportion of the products that are available on the Canadian market and do not represent all brands and product types. No particular inference should be drawn from the presence or absence of any brand from this survey. The absence of a particular brand simply means that it was not sampled and does not mean that it would have either similar or dissimilar levels of acrylamide as those in brands of the same food listed below. Differences in acrylamide levels between foods and brands do not necessarily reflect differences in exposure or potential risk that would be faced by consumers, and should not be used as indices of healthy product choices.

Table of concentrations of acrylamide in food products, on an as-consumed basis, available in Canada (µg/kg of food or parts per billion (ppb))

Food commodity (Product description): Honey Maid graham wafers
Brand Name: Kraft
n: 9
Acrylamide (µg/kg of food) mean: 261
Acrylamide (µg/kg of food) range: 224-299


Official Website: Nabisco Honey Maid Honey
Size: 14.4 OZ UPC: 4400000463


GMO ingredients in bold; additional possible (artificial flavor). Alternate ingredients list (undated) contains High Fructose Corn Syrup, Canola oil. Presumably, HFCS is older formulation.

HFCS? Think Hg. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2009012601831.html
Google: HFCS mercury huffington post


- Honey Maid is STILL made by Nabisco, Nabisco is STILL active in the Grocery Management Association, and neither wants Americans to know whether or not there are GMOs in their food. Nabisco is NOT on the side of the people, they are of and for the Corporatocracy! So, let's not be fooled by some slick, Hallmark-inspired you-tube video!

- No matter how "feel good" this is it still doesn't change the fact that all Nabisco products contain GMOs.

- Really!? No matter how touchy feely that video is it doesn't take away the fact that all Nabisco products are full of GMOs.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sun Apr 6, 2014, 04:53 PM (0 replies)

On principle,"404 Not Found" links are inappropriate and wrong for peer-reviewed scientific articles


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Can Awareness of Medical Pathophysiology in Autism Lead to Primary Care Autism Prevention Strategies?

Elizabeth Mumper, MD, FAAP* 2919 Confederate Avenue, Lynchburg, VA

Emerging research suggests that the timing of environmental factors in the presence of genetic predispositions has influenced the increase in autism spectrum disorders over the past several decades. A review of the medical literature suggests that autism may be impacted by environmental toxicants, breastfeeding duration, gut flora composition, nutritional status, acetaminophen use, vaccine practices and use of antibiotics and/or frequency of infections. The author reports her retrospective clinical research ina general pediatric practice (Advocates for Children), which shows a modest trend toward lower prevalence of autism than her previous pediatric practice or recent CDC data. Out of 294 general pediatrics patients followed since 2005 there were zero new cases of autism (p value 0.014). Given the prevalence of autism for that cohort of 1 in 50 children in the United States, it is important to consider implementing strategies in primary care practice that could potentially modify environmental factors or affect the timing of environmental triggers contributing to autism.

(N A J Med Sci. 2013;6(3):134-144. DOI: 10.7156/najms.2013.0603134)

Key Words: primary care, autism, prevention strategies

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Apr 5, 2014, 07:49 PM (1 replies)

Except now it's all 404 NOT FOUND - everywhere.


Lessons from the autism epidemic – hopes for prevention
AUGUST 8, 2013

By Dr. Elizabeth Mumper – TACA Physician Advisory Board Member

Emerging research over the past several decades has identified that some combinations of genetic and environmental factors, depending on timing, might create a “perfect storm” for the development of autism. This retrospective clinical study looks at a cohort in the general pediatrics practice of the former medical director of the Autism Research Institute, in which there have been no known new cases of autism since 2000 (1.) This paper is intended to be hypothesis generating and prompt prospective research. It should not be over-interpreted since it has clear limitations.

When we talk about preventing autism, we are not talking about preventing the type of autism in which people are healthy and intelligent but quirky, innovative, artistic or creative with amazing savant skills. We hope to prevent some cases of the types of autism associated with inflammatory bowel disease, immune dysregulation, mitochondrial dysfunction, and metabolic abnormalities in which the children and families suffer.

As our paper went to press, we became worried about one eighteen month old in our practice who exhibits some autistic features but has only been diagnosed with language delay so far. In the cohort we examined, we would have expected about 6 new cases of autism based on the background prevalence. There is a 1.4% chance that our zero new cases would have occurred by chance alone.

Did our practices and strategies make a difference for a small group of patients? Only time (and replication studies) will tell.

Elizabeth Mumper, MD Founder, Rimland Center

Dr Elizabeth Mumper biography https://www.tacanow.org/about-taca/physician-advisory-board/


1) http://najms.net/wp-content/uploads/v06i03.pdf#page=34
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Apr 5, 2014, 04:24 PM (0 replies)

Business Insider really ought to expand their sources beyond CDC and AAP. Others actually do exist.

Look at the credentials of these editors and contributors, a gold standard for independent researchers, and the absence of pharmaceutical advertising in the journal.


Preface to the special issue of autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the fastest-growing complex neurodevelopment disorder, continues to rise in its prevalence, now affecting up to 1 in 50 children in the USA, and averaging 1% globally, according to the latest CDC report. More children will be diagnosed with ASD this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined in the USA. ASD costs the nation $137 billion a year and this debt is expected to increase in the next decade. Hence, ASD has become a huge healthcare burden and global threat, categorized by the CDC as a national public health crisis.

ASD is characterized by social-communication impairment, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior, which cause significant disability for those affected. With its etiology still largely unknown, and its pathophysiology poorly understood, ASD currently has no universally accepted therapy. ASD is affecting more and more families; unmet services and limited resources need to be addressed urgently. Researchers, clinicians, healthcare providers, social agencies and government need to coordinate efforts to develop more effective treatments and a satisfactory continuum of care, across the lifespan. Ultimately, a cure needs to be sought for the various subtypes of ASD that exist.

The current issue of North American Journal of Medicine and Science (NAJMS) represents a continuation of our previous two special issues on autism (NAJMS Vol. 5 Issue 3 and Vol. 4 Issue 3) published in July 2012 and July 2011, respectively. In this issue, we are honored to have another panel of expert researchers and clinicians on the frontlines of ASD research and treatment to present their newest research findings and views from different perspectives.

This issue of NAJMS consists of five original research articles, two comprehensive reviews, one case report and two commentary articles, covering topics in genetics, pathogenesis, metabolic disorder biomarkers of ASD, and a clinical study, that bring into focus our newest understanding and treatment strategies.


The data presented in Dr. Mumper’s review of the medical literature, suggests that ASD may be impacted by environmental toxicants, duration of breastfeeding, gut flora composition, nutritional status, acetaminophen use, vaccine practices and use of antibiotics and/or frequency of infections. In her current general pediatric practice (Advocates for Children), she has noted a modest trend toward a lower prevalence of ASD than in her previous pediatric practice or recent prevalence estimates from the CDC.


Xuejun Kong, MD
Editor-in-Chief, NAJMS

Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School

Christopher J. McDougle, MD
Guest Editor, NAJMS

Lurie Center for Autism Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

More: http://www.democraticunderground.com/101672031

Dr Liz Mumper research published North American Journal of Medicine and Science, Vol 6, Issue 3 July
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Apr 5, 2014, 04:20 PM (3 replies)

This just in: Layoffs at Star-Ledger, NJ.com, other Advance newspapers top 300


Layoffs at Star-Ledger, NJ.com, other Advance newspapers top 300

By Star-Ledger Staff
on April 03, 2014 at 5:02 PM, updated April 04, 2014 at 6:51 AM
By Mark Mueller and Ted Sherman/The Star-Ledger

Imagine the potential for investigative reporting on autism in NJ by those 300 axed individuals if they organized and sought funding from families of the 12,000 children diagnosed with autism in NJ, and others.

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."
- Rahm Emanuel
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Fri Apr 4, 2014, 11:05 AM (0 replies)

Check it out.


Last year we were able to prove that Democracy is still alive in this country. We can do it again this year, but only if we use our voices to create a collective power that cannot be ignored.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:35 PM (1 replies)

Mark Blaxill on autism and Brick Township, NJ.

Part 3 - Autism Time Trends and Brick Township, New Jersey
Uploaded on Jan 5, 2011

Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted discuss the state-by-state data generated by the Centers for Disease Control's ADDM network regarding autism prevalence. The CDC's study of Brick Township, New Jersey is covered along with an explanation of how data was manipulated hiding the spike in autism rates.

Part 4 - Autism Rates, Mercury/Autism Research and the VSD
Uploaded on Jan 5, 2011

Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted discuss the prevalence rates by state in the CDC's ADDM monitoring network. Mark talks about the strength of the research supporting autism being an environmental illness with mercury as the prime suspect. Mark also shares the data obtained through the Freedom of Information Act showing that higher thimerosal exposures in the first month of life increased the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.


If your head and heart don't already hurt, this will do it.
John Martyn - Head and Heart
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Mar 29, 2014, 10:39 PM (6 replies)

The NYT wrote 117 words about this announcement on page A18, or so the parents noted.

I confirmed the bottom of the page placement and page number, but not the word count. Appalling, like the non-reporting on GMOs or protests by the NYT.

OTOH, the paper of record in NJ published their article on the front page of section 2. This article appeared online resembling an advertisement (I needed to use C+F to find it) and apparently only 23 readers commented. Typcally, over 500 comments are found on articles about CC. I don't think that necessarily indicates apathy, but it might, and it's sad, IMO.

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Mar 29, 2014, 04:04 PM (0 replies)

You are defending an abstract concept without noticing its application changes over time & location.

This is not a simplistic situation, as confirmed by the CDC in this excerpt from their website. More at link. And, by the way, you may be in the Sunstein camp, I'm with the FLOTUS. Her speech followed his crushing editorial and left me elated.


Dr Wharton brings tremendous expertise & her customary wisdom & calm to complex leadership demands..."

In a 15-minute speech she (FLOTUS) delivered before a mix of American students studying at Peking University and Chinese students who have studied in the United States, she called on young people to be “citizen diplomats” and stressed the importance of the free flow of ideas over the Internet and through the media.

“That's how we discover the truth,” she said to the crowd of about 200, which included a handful of officials from major universities in the U.S. and China. “That’s how we learn what’s really happening in our communities, our country and our world. And that’s how we decide which values and ideas we think are best — by questioning and debating them vigorously.”

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Mar 29, 2014, 03:51 PM (1 replies)
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