by: Paul Fassa
(NaturalNews) It seems that every effort to discount vaccinations as a source of autism has gone into research to prove defective genes as the major culprit. Some epidemiological study based on twins with autism spectrum disorders was done as early as the mid-1970s.
As a matter of fact, there is very little effort to objectively pursue the autism-vaccination connection. Opposition to the gene theories of autism, or gene theories of many diseases, comes from those who consider environmental causes as primary causal factors.
But that opposition is not as funded as the genetic research into autism camp, by $1 billion to $40 million over the past ten years. Many in the environment causal camp point to increased environmental toxins more than vaccines. But at least they disagree with the genes cause all camp.
Flawed study used to divert from the vaccine-autism connection
A recent study used MIR brain scans of three-year-olds with autism spectrum disorders compared to three-year-olds developing normally. They found that the children with autism had slightly larger brains than normal children. Then they concluded that this “proved” there was no case for vaccines as causal.
Huh? Health blogger Heidi Stevenson easily debunked this flaw-filled study and concluded that it made the vaccine-autism link more obvious. The children’s brains enlarged progressively according to the CDC’s recommended vaccine schedule.
But the study subjects’ vaccine records were conveniently excluded. Heidi proclaimed the enlarged brains were swollen from inflammation, the type that vaccines can and do cause. Therefore, this study inadvertently supports the vaccine-autism connection.
Naturally, the mainstream press dutifully passed on the study’s press releases that deflect vaccines as having anything to do with autism.
Pursuing the genetic theory gets researchers paid more
The complexity of genetic research for disease creates a great deal of work for a lot of researchers. More work, more money, and keeping busy with what one enjoys. But according to a GreenMedInfo article by Sayer Ji, only one percent of disease is caused by defective genes.
Sayer’s conclusion doesn’t eliminate the gene factor completely. Instead it focuses on how genes react to different environmental toxins, which include toxic vaccines of course. All this money for proving genetics to be the root cause of autism is going into rabbit holes to deflect attention from vaccine connections.
Instead, there should be more focus on what can be done to remedy the autism pandemic. Backing off vaccine schedules and not demonizing vaccine refusal parents would be a good start, as well as not making compliance to those vaccine schedules a prerequisite for pediatric care and school enrollment.
Then funds should be diverted from genes in rabbit holes to exploring the actual cures that already do exist for autism, such as: Homeopathy therapy from a good practitioner, and Gut And Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) therapy developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. She created the GAPS protocol by curing her own son from autism.