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Mom of Three Autistic Kids Tells All in “All I Can Handle: I’m No Mother Teresa” –Book Review

Kim Stagliano, mother of three autistic daughters, along with her husband Mark live a life no one would envy.  With several periods of unemployment, debts, relocations and of course, schools, doctors and treatments, the reader is thrust into Kim’s world.  And what a world it is!

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Lying with Statistics: Swine Flu Vaccine Program a Huge Success?

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Alarming New Studies: 50% of U.S. Children Have Chronic Disease/Disorders, 21% Developmentally Disabled


by Augie

What can each of us do to change this?

American children are suffering more and more disorders—and are growing into even sicker adults—the worst of most major countries. Two studies were released this week underscore this alarming reality.

In a study published in Academic Pediatrics, an estimated 43% of US children (32 million) currently have at least 1 of 20 chronic health conditions assessed, increasing to 54.1% when overweight, obesity, or being at risk for developmental delays are included. The estimate is derived from 2007 data—4 years old. This tells us matters are much worse now–perhaps 50% are now chronically ill not counting obesity. Continue reading

New Revelations on Autism/Vaccine Links

As the reality of vaccine-induced brain damage, including autism, becomes more obvious to the general public, our public health officials and their partners in health care will be screaming all the more loud that vaccines are safe and effective.  After all, the system cannot allow the “internet misinformation” to increase the percent of those saying no to vaccinations.  And, of course, I am sure doctors are getting tired of dealing with parents well educated on vaccination safety, effectiveness and need– risking the loss of profit from a full series of shots.

An article by Judy Converse, MPH RD LD (her blog is Nutrition Care For Children) is so good– does a very good job on what I half attempted the other day on the latest  news and revelations– so I could not resist introducing it here.

Here are some excerpts:

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Investigation Reveals 80 Families with Children with Vaccine-related Autism Compensated by U.S. Government Program

Eighty families of vaccine-injured children who developed autism were compensated millions of dollars by a government vaccine “court”. How many thousands more are there?

Unanswered Questions from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: A Review of Compensated Cases of Vaccine-Induced Brain Injury, ” published in the peer-reviewed Pace Environmental Law Review, vol. 28, no. 2.

The article, released on Tuesday, May 10, is a first-of-its-kind investigation, providing critical information for legislators and staff on the Congressionally-created Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).  The report identifies more than 80 individuals who were compensated for vaccine injuries through the VICP who also have documented autism as one of their vaccine-injuries. The government has been saying for decades that these people do not exist.

FOX to Reveal Millions in Vaccination Settlements for Autism; S. Korean Study Suggests One in 38 Have Autism; Study Shows Vaccines Related to Higher Child Deaths

There is every indication autism rates will continue to increase for two main reasons (just to start) in my opinion: eating more industrially altered food by an increasingly unhealthy U.S. population and increasing number of vaccinations–the highest in the world.

BREAKING Fox News Exclusive: Government paid multi-million dollar settlements to dozens of families whose kids suffered brain damage. See video and stay tuned to Fox tomorrow when the details will be revealed.

Also in the news today, a report on a South Korean study says an estimated one in 38 South Korean children — or 2.6 percent — has an autism spectrum disorder, a new study says — figures that experts believe could be similar in the United States. Estimates of autism prevalence in the United States generally currently put the number at about 1 in 110 children, or less than 1 percent.

Finally, a comprehensive vaccine vs infant death statistical study published last week shows a 400% increase in infant mortality in the U.S with 26 vaccine doses before age one over countries with low vaccination rates.

From another study yet, the chart below illustrates the same but with number of vaccine doses correlated with deaths in the first five years:


The above are per 1000 children.

Also, this is one you must really see with all the charts on all the vaccines. (Doozy)

Don’t you think if vaccines can induce pre-born infant deaths AND four times the infant deaths in the first year, they will most certainly cause neurological and developmental disorders?–Augie

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Vaccine Epidemic – A New Book Review

Mandated (forced) vaccinations are not an option for well-educated parents on the pros and cons of attempted artificial immunizations. Freedom loving folks in the land of liberty do have “personal rights”. Kathryne Pirtle, a frequent contributor here at the Journal, penned a short review on this new book.– Augie

Vaccine Epidemic-How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten our Human Rights, Our Health, and our Children


Edited by Louise Kuo Habakus, M.A. (Director, Center for Personal Rights) and
Mary Holland, J.D. (Research Scholar, NYU School of Law)
Skyhorse Publishing, 2011

As it is with most things—more is not always better. It has taken over 15 years of independent world-wide research by extremely concerned parents, doctors, scientists and lawyers to build an undeniable momentum commanding that the protective rubber stamp of approval on vaccine development, safety, mandates and policies be addressed. A book of acute gravity, Vaccine Epidemic, presents an urgent dialogue about the vaccine controversy. The opening dedication—To all who are asking the questions and all who are demanding the answers—summarizes widening public consciousness and mainstream concern regarding vaccine safety.

Through the voices of experts in ethics, law, science, medicine, business, and history, the book requires thoughtful attention and action. An exponential rise in children who are suffering serious vaccine damage will not be ignored, nor will the lack of appropriate medical and governmental action to thwart this trend. Vaccine Epidemic advocates an honest and thorough assessment of vaccination policy and vaccine safety. 

Habakus and Holland examine these issues:

  • The human right to vaccination choice
  • The ethics and constitutionality of vaccination mandates
  • Personal narratives of parents, children and soldiers who have suffered vaccine injury
  • Vaccine safety science and evidence-based medicine
  • Corrupting conflicts of interest in the national vaccine program
  • What should parents do? A review of eight advice books on vaccines that span the gamut

Read Kathryne Pirtle’s review of the Vaccine Epidemic over at her blog. and get more information on this new book.

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Autism and Vaccines Researcher for CDC, Indicted for Fraud and Money-Laundering

We heard two years ago this researcher was missing along with two million dollars of CDC funding. Now he is up for fraud and more. The question also is how the data may have been manipulated– we will see if the charges will stick. — Augie
Published: Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 1:03 PM ET
ATLANTA, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — SafeMinds demands long-overdue independent review of vaccine/autism research for data manipulation and conflicts of interest. Vaccine safety remains questionable.

Poul Thorsen, the principal coordinator of multiple studies funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used to deny a vaccine/autism link was indicted on April 13th on 13 counts of fraud and 9 counts of money-laundering. The charges relate to funding for work he conducted for the CDC, which claimed to disprove associations between the mercury-based vaccine preservative, thimerosal, and increased rates of autism.

SafeMinds first voiced concerns in 2003 regarding a series of epidemiology studies out of Denmark and under the jurisdiction of Thorsen that provided the basis for the Institute of Medicine’s claim that there was no association between thimerosal and autism. That claim has been responsible for the continued unsafe use of mercury in influenza vaccines in the United States and infant vaccines around the world.

“The quality of this epidemiological research has always been questionable,” states Sallie Bernard, SafeMinds president. “Many biological studies support a link between mercury and autism, but these Danish studies have been used to suppress further research into thimerosal. With clear evidence of Dr. Thorsen’s lack of ethics, it is imperative to reopen this investigation.” From August to October of 2003, three articles on the autism-mercury controversy were published in close succession, all of which used data from a Danish registry for psychiatric research to assess the relationship between autism trends and the use of thimerosal. SafeMinds accessed the registry at the time and reported that a large percentage of diagnosed autism cases are lost from the Danish registry each year and that most of those lost cases were older children.

Since the studies were based on finding fewer older thimerosal-exposed children than younger unexposed children, the validity of their conclusion exonerating thimerosal in autism was questionable and likely a result of missing records rather than true lower incidence rates among the exposed group.

In addition, internal emails obtained via FOIA document discussion between the Danish researchers and Thornsen which acknowledge that the studies did not include the latest data from 2001 where the incidence and prevalence of autism was declining which would be supportive of a vaccine connection.

The emails also include requests from Thornsen to CDC asking that the agency write letters to the journal Pediatrics encouraging them to publish the research after it had been rejected by other journals.

A top CDC official complied with the request sending a letter to the editor of the journal supporting the publication of the study which they called a “strong piece of evidence that thimerosal is not linked to autism.” As fraud charges regarding Thorsen surface, and as we believe the registry was unreliable, SafeMinds is calling for an independent federal investigation of these studies for data manipulation and scientific misconduct. Further background information on these studies, the charges against Dr. Thorsen, and documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act that support SafeMinds’ concerns are available on our website,

I have also selected a related video that implies there is much more to uncover– you know, with the money and relationships, even at high levels, when it comes to vaccine safety in relation to neurological disorders.

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Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine and a Man-Made Epidemic

This is a beautifully written piece on the destruction ethyl mercury in vaccines, more toxic than elemental mercury,  have wrought on the children of America–and now many adults. Kathryne Pirtle, a professional musician, food rights activist and a Weston A. Price co-chapter leader from Chicagoland has composed this masterpiece for posting here at the Journal. (more on Kathryne at the end.)– Mr. Augie

The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine and a Man-Made Epidemic

Dan Olmstead and Mark Blaxell
(Pub.2010, Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin’s Press)

Reviewed by Kathryne Pirtle

“A devastating account that shows how medical and manufacturing interests have mounted an assault on human health for decades and covered their tracks along the way: Autistic children are the canaries in the coal mine.” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Kathryne Pirtle Authored this Book Review

The Age of Autism is perhaps the most important new book written about the roots of a catastrophic health pandemic affecting our children. While science has sought to find the “germ” or the “genetic link” to illnesses, Olmstead and Blaxill advise that this approach is antiquated and inaccurate when considering autism and possibly many more illnesses. They detail the beginnings of autism as a consequence of environmental toxins. “Perhaps because of the less determinate nature of environmental toxins, when comparing germs and toxins, there is more than just a difference in the accepted standard of causation. Whenever germs are discovered to be an essential part of the disease process, we typically attribute causation solely to the germ. We generally accept that that the measles virus “causes” SSPE and the poliovirus “causes” paralysis even though we don’t know why the condition turns pathogenic in some cases and not others. By contrast, in the case of conditions where environmental exposure is identified as a cause of a disease, instead of linking the exposure with the disease, the most frequent response is to remove the disease label from the case.” Autism is screaming to be understood. We cannot fathom the repercussions of increasing percentages of autism in our children…What will happen to these children? We have no time to waste in finding real solutions. Continue reading

New Study: ADHD Mostly Caused by Food?

Tonight’s post is by Kristin Wartman. She contributed another article for the Journal recently helping to settle the Big Fat Debate.  Kristin is a food writer living in Brooklyn. She has a Masters in Literature from UC Santa Cruz and is a Certified Nutrition Educator. She is interested in the intersections of food, health, politics, and culture. You can read more of her writing at I was happy to score this one today since foods do play a major role in ADHD—over 60% of children with ADHD can recovery through special dietary guidelines.–Augie

ADHD: It’s the food, stupid

by Kristin Wartman

Over 5 million children ages four to 17 have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States, and close to 3 million of those children take medication for their symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control. But a new study reported in The Lancet last month found that with a restricted diet alone, many children experienced a significant reduction in symptoms. The study’s lead author, Dr. Lidy Pelsser of the ADHD Research Center in the Netherlands, said in an interview with NPR, “The teachers thought it was so strange that the diet would change the behavior of the child as thoroughly as they saw it. It was a miracle, the teachers said.” Continue reading