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.
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