Why cant they find out what causes autism?

 mario (@mario82) 10 years, 6 months ago

-any thought’s on this?

-i’m leaning towards microwave ovens, or petroleum pesticides

April 20, 2011 at 10:40 pm
Michael (8) (@mklrivpwner) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

The problem is that it involves certain genetic mutations, but in order to say it’s a “cause” means they have to prove that these mutations aren’t caused by things like pesticides, preservatives, drugs,… They also have to prove that these genetic mutations cause the autism symptoms and it’s not something else.

Another reason they can’t get down to it is because they had to first overcome the horrible damage done by that retched lie about vaccines causing autism.

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Sara (4) (@sjds84) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

I recently heard that autism could possibly be linked to having a gluten allergy. People with autism break down gluten and turn it into an opiate. Essentially they are so high off sugar they often exhibit behavior very similar to drug addicts. Try researching autism and gluten, see what comes up!

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mario (12) (@mario82) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Hi Sara, I never heard of that before. You’d think that would be something that could easily corrected. Thanks i will try googling it and see what up.

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Dom John (1) (@domjohn) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

There’s been more and more evidence supporting that vaccines are causing it.

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iamjimmy (27) (@iamjimmy) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

sometimes i think i have a hint of autism. Is that possible?

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Michael (8) (@mklrivpwner) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

@Dom – Dr Wakefield’s study was recently ousted as an elaborate fraud involving willful and deceitful misinterpretation of medical histories, and altering medical histories of his subjects, with many of his samples and answers to his questionnaires were obtained at his own autistic son’s birthday party. Most of his coauthors withdrew their names from the study in 2004 when they discovered Wakefield’s study was funded by a law firm that intended to sue vaccine manufacturers. He has not been able to recreate the results of his study and other researchers have not been able to produce supporting results.

Wakefield’s study is the only “evidence” supporting vaccines causing autism, and there are mountains (quiet literally) of studies showing quite the opposite, that vaccines have zero effect on autism occurrences.

@iamjimmy – Autism is considered a spectrum disorder, which is to say that you can have a lot or a little of the condition. Read up on the symptoms and if they seem to match your own, you should talk with your doctor to see if there is a diagnosis to be made.

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Joe Hamilton (0) (@1joehamilton) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Check out Robin McNeil on the PBS Newshour web site. He is doing a series on this right now.

One thing they said was autism rates are higher among the unvaccinated than the vaccinated.

But as to why it is not solved or cured already, it is difficult work.

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mario (12) (@mario82) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

thats why I brought it up joe..If you get a chance you should watch the current episode of independant lens..

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Lady K (0) (@mistapolemphone) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Hi there… Had to join in on this convo… It is absolutely compelling and somewhat frustrating to me that because a few studies are done, that the door is shut on entertaining the idea that vaccines have something to do with the development of autism… I believe it firmly and absolutely…

Dietary allergens is also a supported cause. I have seen dietary changes work for some families and others not at all… It can be an easy fix however the road to discovery for which allergen is the culprit (wheat gluten, food dyes, which dye? etc) and following said diet can be super difficult… Families who don’t live in major centers may not be able to access gluten free food, natural food etc..Carrying out an elimination diet to discover said offending allergen can be extremely challenging… I could imagine that that would be a really great thing tho to have a solution to work with…

Spectrum is a funny word as is continuum… Both are used when discussing pervasive developmental disorders… Spectrum does not simply mean a little of the symptoms or alot… It also means that you can have a little of one set of symptoms or a little of another… Or a lot of one symptom set or a lot of another…

You can have one child that has no verbal skills diagnosed as mildly autistic and you can have another that has some verbal skills but minimal cognitive abilities also diagnosed as ‘mild’…

It is a mystery this thing called autism… My take on it is that one cannot definitively say that ‘vaccines do not cause autism’ unless studies are undertaken that test mass amounts of people… One study of 250,000 people to me does not make it written in stone… There are how many billions of people on the planet… Our genes are all too different in my mind to make that general of a statement… I think Mario your questions is a good one but very difficult to answer unless massive amounts of money and objective ‘open’, impartial research was carried out by multitudes of independent parties…

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