Mother Warriors, by Jenny McCarthy Healing and Preventing Autism, by Jenny McCarthy and Jerry Kartzinel, MD
October 30, 2010
Book Review, Sylvia P. Onusic, PhD
Autism affects one in 85 children and the numbers are increasing. I started reading Jenny’s books because I really knew very little about autism. I thought it was a mental disorder or developmental disability until I ventured upon Mother Warriors, and Healing and Preventing Autism by Jenny McCarthy.
Jenny has written six books, three dealing with autism. Mother Warriors gave me my first introduction to autism. After reading it, the subject of autism became very personal, because I realized that not only young children could be its victims, but teenagers, and even adults. One of my family members, age 23, although not autistic, is struggling with the some of the same problems as these kids had. He had problems with his vaccines, his formula (soy) as a young child, seemed to get better, but then started to develop lots of bronchial infections. The final nail was the meningitis vaccine he got at his pre-college physical. A high honor role student and outstanding scholar throughout high school, he suddenly became unable to function at college, developed mono (Epstein Bar virus) and has not been able to finish his degree or work very much. All he wants to do is gaming and playing Magic, a card game. MD’s shrugged it off and sent him to counseling. I realized he has a compromised immune system and now know how to apply the knowledge I read about in Jennie’s books to help him. Continue reading