What Needs to Happen to Stop the Autism Epidemic

autism epidemic

Autism has reached epidemic status and the numbers of children on the autism spectrum just goes up every year.

If you are like me, I’m sick and tired of all the money we donate to organizations and of all the research that is supposedly being done in an effort to find a cure, yet lots of children and their parents and adults too are still suffering.

I personally have some strong opinions about what needs to happen to stop the autism epidemic and I thought I would share them.
You don’t have to agree with me, but I would love your thoughts and comments.

1. Vaccines- No I don’t think that vaccines are necessarily the number one cause of autism, but I do think they play a role. There are lots of children who were perfectly normal before they had vaccines and then were diagnosed with autism after. The government and our health care system needs to take a thorough look at why this is happening. This includes examining the chemicals that are in vaccines and evaluating the vaccine schedule.

Do we really need to give a vaccine to babies at the hospital? Do we really need large numbers of vaccines administered all at once.

No way. I’m not suggesting nor do I think that we should get rid of all vacinnes but I do think we are using them to excess and to say that they are harmless is ridiculous and wrong.

2. The chemicals that are in our bath, body and cosmetic products. There are many chemicals including sodium laureylate, bismith, parabens, fromaldehyde and more that are banned in Europe, yet, we continue to allow them to be the products that we are using here in the U.S. on a daily basis. This needs to stop now. We need to demand that our government forces the companies that make products with these harmful chemicals in them to stop doing it. They are poisons and are most likely causing an increase in autism along with other illnesses. This is also true of food. Did you know that there are even food products that have more chemicals in them in the U.S. version than in the European version?

3. We as a people need to stop listening to everything that doctors who just want to give us pills say. We need to listen to our own gut and research all meds before taking them and seek out natural alternatives first. Too many medications have side effects both known and un-known and some of these may be contributing to the increase in autism as well.

4. An increased awareness of the power of God given and natural foods and supplements and their ability to heal. This includes essential oils, herbs, vitamins, minerals and organic foods.

5. We need to realize that the kind of foods we eat and the things we drink and put into our bodies have a huge impact not only on us but also on our children or future children. This includes dyes, too much sugar, white flour and other unhealthy substances.
It does matter what we eat and if we ignore good nutrition, we will only have more problems.

If you think that the government, FDA and the pharmaceutical industry has your good health in mind, think again. They don’t. They have proven over and over again that they care more about money and not about your health. So you need to take charge of our own health.

Need more detailed help? Check out my Healthy Eating for Children with Autism Online Course

Pros and Cons of Sinus Surgery

pros and cons of sinus surgery

Should you have sinus surgery? The answer is that it depends and it will not benefit everyone in the same way. That said, here are some pros and cons to consider.

Pros

1. If you have a major blockage, you will not be able to fix it any other way.

2. If you have struggled all your life to breathe through your nose then sinus surgery can help.

3. Breathing through your mouth can cause all kinds of health problems including a lack of sleep and dental problems and sinus surgery can help with this.

4. No one likes to struggle to have clear sinsues.

5. Sinus infections usually reduce in number after sinus surgery.

Cons

1. It is very painful. Trust me I know. I had it back in 2007.

2. It can fail. There are a lot of people who get sinus surgery and then have to have it done again or who for one reason or another it does not work.

3. Over time your sinuses can start closing up again.

4. If won’t solve all of your sinus and allergy problems.

Questions? Experiences with sinus surgery.

Questions and Answers about Living Gluten Free

Living gluten free can be challenging at times and it can also be confusing. Here are some of the questions people ask the most about living gluten free and my answers.

1. Does living gluten free mean that I just need to avoid wheat?

Actually living gluten free is much more than that. Wheat is one of the main grains that has gluten in it, but gluten is also in barley and some other grains as well as in some cosmetics and other places where you wouldn’t necessarily expect to find it.

2. Who can benefit from living gluten free?

Most people can gain some benefit from it, although it’s not wise to just start living gluten free for no reason. If your body can handle wheat and gluten then you should probably still eat some in moderation.

3. Why should anyone consider living gluten free?

First, some people are what is called celliacs and they have to or they could die young or suffer serious health consequences. Second, it can help people with allergies as many have allergies and or intolerances to wheat and gluten. (This is me.) Third, it can help people lose weight if they are struggling with this.

4. Is it hard to live gluten free?

It can be. It depends on your habits and tastes. If you love bread then you will need to buy gluten free bread or learn to make it and it costs more than regular bread and is not as readily available. However, if you can learn to live without bread, cookies, pastries etc, then you will adjust easier.

5. Do you need to live gluten free forever?

It depends on the person. Some people can benefit by living gluten free for a few months or even a year and then they can have some gluten from time to time after that.

6. Will living gluten free solve all of my health problems?

no. In most cases you will still need supplements, essential oils, and other changes to your diet or lifestyle in order to really have the best health you can have.

Other questions? Comments?

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