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I’m a Compound, Hetero MTHFR! Now what?

Edit 23 May 17: Yeah I still haven’t edited this. And I need to. But Dr. Ben Lynch wrote this blog post recently and addressed my misconceptions about some mutations, clinical significance, and what it means to be +/+, +/-, and -/-  It’s a must read! Also at this point, the quick version of the update, I still recommend Genetic Genie because it’s free (make a donation) and a “quick start guide” of sorts. I still love Promethease because it’s fun… but don’t believe everything you read, you could really go down the rabbit hole, but as far as a truly informative interpretation —Stratagene is the way to go. FULL DISCLOSURE, I have not tried it yet. It’s on my to-do list for very soon, but I’ve talked to others who have used it and yes… It is the way to go. You can watch Dr Lynch’s YouTube videos about it –just search out his channel. So many good videos.

Edit 30 Mar 16: This needs to be updated. I will try to do that soon. 23andme is now $200
I am pretty sure that the test Ancestry does gives you the same raw data for $90 to $100 depending if it’s on sale, but let me look into it and I will update this post ASAP.

…it’s not what you think. Well, unless you are an autism parent, then I’m speaking your language.

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98% of those with autism have the “Compound Hetero” MTHFR mutation, and I’ve said 13,845 times that if I got the same number of vaccines as a baby that kids get today… I would be autistic. No doubt in my mind. The autism doesn’t fall far from the tree in this house.

MTHFR = Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.
Say that three times fast.

So what is it? I’ll get to that in a minute…
Writing this blog is a nightmare. I’ve been promising it for months. But where to start, what to say… how to write something short and sweet and palatable… *sigh*

Let me start by saying that I hope you realize “Know it all” is a joke. I don’t. I have a tiny grasp on this whole MTHFR and 23andme thing and I am going to share what I’ve learned, and where I get my info and what I read. I’m going to answer the questions that I answer several times a week when asked. Now, it will all be in one place so that all I have to do is share a link!  If I share some wrong info, speak up and I’ll edit it. And it goes without saying (yet here we are…), learn from your peers, but always double check, read and learn for yourself. So if I tell you something is true, read it for yourself and see if you agree with me, or disagree.  /disclaimer.

There are more and more websites and blog posts coming out about what MTHFR is, so I am not really going to get into that too much.  I am going to tell you what to do with your results after you get them back from 23andme.com, but there are a few things I do want to tell you in addition… so bear with me.

Know your MTHFR status before playing the supplement guessing game.
Back in the day –and even still now, we played pioneer! Bernie Rimland was onto to it when he realized that some kids got better on things like DMG and B6. Dr. Neubrander was studying MB12 shots as some kids were getting better with those, some kids were losing their diagnosis. Those first DAN docs realized that there was some metabolic disorder here at play in autism. The evidence was in the messed up labs we saw, and the improvements with diet and supplements.

However, not every kid was getting better. Some, like my son, were labeled “non-responders”; Gavin actually got worse on most supplements. I spent a bazillion dollars on $400/hr doctors and their supplements and shots. Had I known my son’s MTHFR mutations back then, it would have been money saved. Those MB12 shots did him no good, and maybe a little bit of harm. His mutations mean that he can only take Hydroxy B12.

Four years ago, before I knew about MTHFR, my neuro noticed my B12 was really low and signed me up for shots. The B12 shots most people get are the cheapest form, cyanocobalamin –this is also the worst form for us MTHFR’s. We have to use our much needed hydroxy B12 to break it down and deal with the cyanide molecule –I read that somewhere. It’s useless for us and can make things worse. I posted this to Facebook one day:

Yep. My mutations mean that I need hydroxy B12 or adenosine B12.
Yep. My mutations mean that I need hydroxy B12 or adenosine B12. And Yep. That should be lying in bed, not laying…

Here was another FB status I posted back then: “thinks the doctor is accidentally giving her sedatives instead of b12 shots… I can’t function… I slept in, took a 3 hour nap and now I am ready for bed!”

I was doing post-bacc work in Anthropology and Geology back then and had to drop out because I could not get out of bed and go to class. MTHFR derailed my life. It’s that serious. I’m suddenly sad thinking about it. I no longer have student aid to finish and owe my college over 2 large so they hold my transcripts. MTHFR!

When you learn what mutations you have, you can start to learn what supplements to avoid. I learned that Gavin is an over-methylator. It was the village that gave me that heads up. I figured out, through trial and error, that it was the melatonin that was making him go all hulk in school the following day. The village (Facebook) said to me, “Sounds like he over-methylates!” … WHAT?

Any supplement that increases methyl groups, needs to be used sparingly or avoided for my son. –quick note: niacin sucks up methyl groups… so if MY kid is in a rage from over methylating… I can give HIM a niacin.

Playing pioneer is a science and an art. Go with your gut. For too long I ignored my gut. I could see that supplements agitated him, but people would say to me, “That means it’s working and he needs it!! Plow through!” …No. Know your MTHFR status, it really helps to end the guessing game.

2. How to find your mutations. 23andme.
Yes, you can probably convince your health insurance to test for the common MTHFR genes SNPs. BUT…. it’s one tiny slice of the big picture.  You need to know what is going on in the cycles leading up to the methylation cycle and the ones that follow.
You really need to drop the $99 on the 23andme DNA test.  Each additional test is $79, and with shipping it averages $100 a test.

But Jane! 23andme got in trouble with the FDA for giving out health reports and they don’t do that anymore! Yes!! You are correct, but there are third party websites that you can run your raw data thru to get all the juicy info! 23andme gives you great ancestry info (I love finding new cousins!) AND it gives you a raw data file of your DNA to upload to those third party sites. If you order through this link, I get a $10 amazon gift card for referring you. Free Amazon money keeps me in supplements and Kidz Bop albums. Thanks in advance!

What to do with that raw data.

1. Genetic Genie.
It’s free, but they do ask for a donation. Give them some money.
This is a bit of a *lite* report, but a great place to start. You download your raw genetic data from 23andme after it’s made available to you, and then upload it to this site. Genetic Genie will spit you out a basic report to let you know your MTHFR, CBS, COMT, VDR and a few other basics. Along with some general info on what the mutations may mean. There is also a detox pathway report, and I admit… I haven’t even begun to learn what all that means, yet.

SIDE BAR: Just because you have a mutation, doesn’t mean it’s causing you a problem… but it could and it might be. I will link to some places later where you can read and learn more. You should have lab work done to help you determine *if* you have a problem caused by these gene mutations. Sometimes mutations cancel each other out in a weird way, so you need to follow up with labs. For example… for all our mutations… my kids folate levels are fine. Who knows why. Seriously… who knows why?? You’d think their folate would be low, we don’t supplement!

2. Promethease.
$5 per report. This one is close to the old 23andme health reports. You kinda have to search for things and know what you are looking for. So… it’s a good one to do to satisfy your curiosity. They look at all your tested genes and tell you what they *may* mean. For example… my youngest is likely to die before 10 a.m. and I am a night time croaker. lol. Whatever… I learned there that I am less likely to have a-fib and that I am a likely sprinter with fast twitch muscles, and have blue eyes… Here’s the thing… I am a long distance runner, never could sprint, and I have brown eyes. So… genes are not your destiny and this is NEW. Really… think about how NEW this science is! We have a lot to learn.

I learned that my youngest shouldn’t have Motrin, he’s slow to metabolize it and it could cause GI trouble.

You can run this one for $5 and then you can look up your MTHFR et al. genes and have fun reading over everything else it tells you.

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Some things listed under my “bad”? CAD! Autism! Male pattern baldness!! O.o (the rumors are NOT TRUE!)

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AUTISM??? You mean we can test for that? *eye roll*
Yep, for $99. If you have these MTHFR (from here on out when I say MTHFR, assume I mean the WHOLE big picture… MTHFR, CBS, COMT, NOS, VDR, BHMT, MTR, GAD, MAO, etc.) mutations you need to skip the vaccines!

I was looking over my “bad” list and found this… why is this bad? “This genotype may provide resistance to depression when subjected to repeated defeat” ??
*sings* I get knocked down… but I get up again… you’re never gonna keep me down… (it’s in your head now, isn’t it? You’re welcome!)

3. MTHFR Support, Sterling’s App
$30 each. Pricey, yeah, especially when you’re looking at your whole family… but this is a GOOD one. They just added a bunch of new SNPs, too. I bought the new version of the report recently and they’ve added a ton, plus it comes with free updates from here on out. Worth it, as this is an evolving science.

This one will give you hours and hours… and hours… and hours of future research. It’s a 42 page PDF file full of info.
Here is a glimpse… look at my GAD (glutamate) mutations… is it any wonder that MSG sends me into a twitchy seizure wonderland for a couple days after eating it? By the way, you can Google that stuff for more info… for example: GAD1 C10180T that can take you to more info. The old Sterling’s App had direct links in it… not sure why those are missing in the new one. I will email and ask them.
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Red = homozygous mutations.
Yellow = heterozygous mutations.
Green = no mutation, nothing to see here, please return to your homes….

4. Livewello App
I have no opinion on this, because I’ve not tried it. I really ought to.
If you have used it, write up your thoughts and I will add them here.
I believe it’s $20 per person and it looks promising.

5. Dr. Amy’s Methylation Pathway Analysis (MPA)
Free. But…
Yes, you should do it, there is a lot of good info there and pretty picture of cellular metabolism cycles! Who doesn’t enjoy that shiz? But if you are new to this, it’s going to be wicked confusing. You will want to read Yasko’s books first. And get to know Dr. Ben’s stuff first, too (links to come). Also, here is what I noticed… it doesn’t cross-check with contraindicated stuff… so… it might recommend one supplement that it *thinks* you need based on one mutation, but then you know it’s something you should avoid because of a another mutation.
Also, Dr Amy has a ton of great supplements in her store for you to try. If you are like me… poor and doing this on your own… you will CRY. Out of curiosities sake, I filled my shopping cart one day with JUST the supplements ONE of my sons would need to get started with her “groundwork” recommended supplements… and I quit when the the total hit $1,000.
–So… yeah.

Those are the ones I am familiar with. If you know of more, share in the comments.

Let’s recap.
1. Order your 23andme tests. Your kids have these mutations, I’d bet on it… and so do you. Moms. Dads. We need to live forever. We NEED to know. Sometimes I ponder all those friends and family members we’ve known to have dropped dead of a heart attack in their 30s or 40s or 50s and we all sat around saying, “WHY?? He/She was so young!” I wonder…
Funny, I did a quick Google and came across this… no mention of MTHFR, but that is exactly what’s going on here. Homocysteine levels, B vitamins, folate… MTHFR, baby!

2. Run the raw data thru an app to find out your MTHFR status.

3. Get educated.

Onto Part 2. The above, Part 1… that is for you people with the idea in your head already that you need to do the test, or maybe you already have and don’t know what to do with your results. Maybe, however, some of you have no MTHFR’ing idea what I am talking about.

Part 2. What is MTHFR/Where to go to learn more.
I am not going to reinvent the wheel, and I am NO authority here.
So let me retrace my steps for you with lots of links, OK?
Quick summary (aka How I explained it to my 10 year old): The methylation cycle produces methyl groups that are needed for many processes in the body. They are wicked important. Take my word for it 😉 All kinds of cool shiz is going on in there, like the break down of B vitamins and stuff. Got it?? If it’s broken… you’re broken. Your cells are not getting the nutrients that they need to work right and it’s all downhill from there.

Dr. Amy’s version leaves out words like “stuff” and “shiz”.

I came across this blog recently. She’s good… why am I even writing this part… just go read hers 🙂 Be sure to watch the videos she links to in her post.

So first I stumbled across Dr. Ben Lynch

I heard of MTHFR and “over-methylating” a couple years before I took the plunge. It just seemed like *ONE MORE THING* to give me a headache, to overwhelm me. But one day I clicked on a recording of an interview done by Dr. Ben Lynch that was an overview on MTHFR and the light bulb went off. I had already heard the rumblings that it’s likely in kids with autism (Specifically the compound hetero combo of 1298 and 677) –but in that interview he stated it was even more common in Southern Italians. Well… I have this lovely “Dysfunctional Family Tree” (that’s what I call it). It’s the Southern Italian side of my family… and it’s FULL of conditions associated with MTHFR mutations. Each generation a little worse (as toxin exposure increased).
I started to read Dr. Lynch’s website, putting the pieces together in my over-worked brain and knew, KNEW, that we had these mutations before I even saw the test results –and I was right.

Devour his website. His videos. All of it. Eat it… Drink it… sleep and breath every drop.  Here is his “Read This First” page.

You know, I found out that Gavin has spina bifida occulta. He has Chiari, scoliosis… These are neural tube issues. These are signs of MTHFR. The more you read –those light bulbs will start exploding over your head!

Ben has a little booklet too, a brief summary. He’s working on a bigger book. I can’t wait!!!
MTHFR Basics. It’s 99 cents, or free with Kindle Unlimited, or free in the Prime lending library.

NOTE: In that first interview I listened to, while MTHFR mutations were more common in Southern Italians, they had less symptoms… Diet? Diet! I say again, genes are not your destiny. Clean living, diet and detox can fix a lot of these MTHFRin’ problems!

Amy Yasko
God I love her… her brain. When she talks it’s this avalanche of amazing and I have to watch and re-watch and pause and take notes.  I am certain she dreams about cellular metabolism every time she catches some sleep. If she sleeps…
Her wait list was so long that she stopped taking on patients and just puts all the info on her websites for free in an effort to help as many kids as she can. Rock star.

NOTE: There are a couple mutations that Dr. Amy’s DNA test checks for that 23andme does NOT test for (SOUX and one of the BHMTs off the top of my head), but her test is $500. Yeah. So if you have the $500, go for it. Someday I *might* do that test for Gavin as I try to untangle the mess that is his genome.

She has a book, too. If you are new to this, it’s a good read. I didn’t learn much new, so if you are a pro… I guess you can skip it, but for $9, whatever.  Feel Good Nutrigenomics. The more detailed stuff is on her website. But, I highly recommend this book for noobs!

Here is one of her links, it links you to all her pages:
HolisticHealth.com

But her original book and workbook… it’s on the Dr Amy site.
Direct link to the PDF of the book here: Autism: Pathways to Recovery
Web version here.
Click that resource tab, click that “approach” tab. So much good information there. Videos, presentations, online discussion group…

Watch these videos.
Her video about the lithium connection is what got me to have my son’s levels tested and there was nothing there, they ran the test twice to make sure. Kid was seriously low on lithium and lithium is pretty damn important. Also, one of the new things I learned from her new book, was that you need to have lithium levels up before supplementing with B12. So I pulled back on his B12 until his I run labs again to check his lithium levels.

It’s all pretty damn confusing. It really is… At times I slam the books shut and walk away.
I wish I could hold your hand and walk you through it, but I’m still learning as I go. I could sit here and list the things I remember, but my memory is foggy and I don’t want to give you bad info. You really need to start doing the reading for yourself and let your own light bulbs go off. Read/Watch/Listen a little bit everyday… or a lot.

I dream of a day when someone creates an app where we upload our data and it spits out every last supplement with a diet tailored perfectly for each of us. Maybe 5 years from now… But for now… be a pioneer!

Search out groups on Facebook, there are several. I can’t really recommend because while I am member of a few, I don’t follow them too closely; I can’t tell you the best ones. Ask your friends.
Once you know your specific mutations you can even search for groups specific to that. My youngest has a homozygous mutation on 677, I found a group for that! (This means he only methylates at 30%) I guess you can start here though, this group has over 11K members.
Follow Dr Ben and Yasko on Facebook, too.

Some youtube videos:



I feel like this is more than enough today. In the future I will post smaller blogs about specific issue.

In closing…

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MMR, all the harmy goodness, none of the perks.

I don’t watch the news much.
I do prefer my dramas scripted, but not the ones that pretend to be true. So I missed out on all this Mumps nonsense. I caught a whiff of it in my Facebook newsfeed.

Why the NHL lost control of its mumps outbreak.
The highlights:

“As far as I know, everybody received the immunization when they were young.”

“Throwing a wrench into all of this is that some players with the disease recently did receive a booster. ”

“That’s because the optimal level of antibody to protect from the virus is unknown.”

And this nugget:

“The takeaway here is that the mumps vaccine works, we just don’t know how long it works.”

Let me share something here that I posted on FB today:

I had an MMR vaccine as a kid, #1. I had an MMR vaccine when I went to basic training in 93, #2. In 95 they did my titers. Not immune. I had another MMR in 95, #3. (Unfortunately, 2 months before getting pregnant with my future autistic child. There was a small case study that showed it’s more common for women who had the MMR shortly before getting pregnant, or right after while breast feeding, to have kids who regressed into autism when THE kids had their MMR). I had titers done again for a job in 99. Not immune. I told them to go to hell with their vaccine.

How long it works? Well for me, I can tell you it didn’t even hold for two years.

I saw some arguments on Facebook from friends of friends, blaming the hypothetical unvaccinated child for traveling abroad and bringing measles or mumps home, and spreading them to a classmate with cancer who then dies.

Well, shit. That would be awful. But they are operating under the false notion that vaccines are effective.

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They’re not. We’re swimming in the proof.

Your fully vaccinated child is no more protected than my unvaccinated child.

And let’s not forget that two Merck scientists turned whistle blowers and are taking Merck to court to show that Merck flat out LIED about the effectiveness of the Mumps vaccine. Merck is being sued for fraud. If found guilty, I’m sure the fine they receive will come back to them in insane profits anyway –I bet they are orgasmic over this outbreak of Mumps and all the talk that maybe we need yearly boosters along with our flu shots.

Are you that dumb?

Why can’t most people understand that a vaccine comes with a list of ‘cons’ and risks just like any pill you’d put in your mouth? Why are most people, who are so critical of the government in every other aspect of life, so willing to give them a pass on the vaccine issue?
Check yourself.

Through my research, I would say that a vaccine that offers LIFE LONG immunity for any disease isn’t worth the risk to me and mine. And you want me to take that risk every year?

Why do you think vaccines are safe when an extremely-hard-to-win-at vaccine court has paid out 3 BILLION in damages since its creation 26 years ago?

I still can’t understand those people who plant their flag in “perfectly safe” land when the manufacturers themselves know they aren’t safe, and sought protection from liability. When officials have called them “unavoidably unsafe.” –under the idea that we need herd immunity –yet… We don’t have herd immunity. It’s a myth.

And have you forgotten about the #CDCWhistleBlower? You know… that top CDC scientist, William Thompson, who told everyone where to look for the omitted data in fraudulent CDC studies that would have showed an association between MMR and autism? The story you refuse to educate yourselves about because you haven’t seen it discussed in the mainstream media, yet?

Vaccines are not effective.
Vaccines can kill you.
Vaccines can maim you.

Educate yourselves.

Hey RJ Reynolds, you AND your Vuse e-cig suck.

Update at the bottom.

I got coupons for a free Vuse e-cig and some cartridges –and being poor, and a vape’r and a lover of free shit thru couponing… I went and grabbed some today. Good timing because I was out of juice for my mod e-cig.
But then I came home and Googled the Vuse and found something very interesting… this article that tells us RJ Reynolds, the maker of Vuse, is lobbying to ban vaping. And I am sure you are not so dumb as to not figure out why. $$$$ –oh but not all vaping, their e-cigs will be just fine.

Now, in the past I had tried what I call “stick” e-cigs or what others call cigalikes, and found them hideously awful.  My complaint… they are “dry”. It’s like sucking air. If this is the only thing you’ve tried before and decided vaping isn’t for you –you need to try again with the mods and juices. When I was only using the Blu “stick” e-cig I smoked regular cigs right along with it. It wasn’t until I found tanks and adjustable batteries that I was able to give up the cancer sticks.

The difference was the flavor and vapor. By the way, to get to the point and the title of this blog… the Vuse is awful. It’s actually worse than Blu. It’s dry as hell. And the flavor of the ‘regular’ is… um… Nothing? It’s just really gross. I’ll be heading to my favorite Naples Vapor tomorrow for my Tahitian Peach!
The mods give you much more flavor and vapor and it most resembles smoking a cigarette.  Those ‘sticks’ just don’t even come close.
Too, vaping with juices and refillable tanks can by done for an avg of $20 a month if you were a pack a day smoker. That is what I pay. These “stick” e-cigs like Vuse are likely to run you $120 or more a month.

Thanks to mods and tanks and juices I quit smoking two years ago.
No, there are no long term studies on the effects of vaping on humans. But here is what I can tell you after 2 years… I have my senses of taste and smell back. I rarely get sick and I don’t cough up a lung every day. I *AM* healthier than I was. Might we find out later that they cause cancer? –Sure. Maybe.
But the FEW chemicals that are in the ecigs, pale in comparison to the over 4,000 in a cigarette. What I am choosing to do may not be safe –but it’s safer, much much much safer.

Also, the studies I saw in the past on vapor that tried to tell us all that vaping is BAD, found 1-2 chemicals in the FIRST HAND vapor. I, coming from vaccine unicorn land, always look to see who authored and paid for the study. Tobacco paid for the studies. Follow the money.

RJ Reynolds, quit fucking around. Stop pretending you care about the health of your customers.  ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?? YOU SELL CANCER. This is all about profit.

Sure, maybe someone can adulterate the juice –but any one can poison anything now, can’t they?  In my 4 years of vaping, with the past 2 being heavy usage I’ve never been sickened by the juice I buy.
(lol well… maybe today that will change as I sit here puffing on a foul tasting Vuse cartridge.)

Public comment to the FDA is closed now, but keep track of the ongoing battle at Free To Vape.

By the way… in a pinch… I have tried the FIN brand and they are NOT BAD. They are NOT GREAT. They are not as good as the mods, but they are the best of the sticks that I have tried.

One more final thought, a quote from a really dark, twisted, perverted, funny girl I know: “Sucking on one of these cigalikes is about as satisfying as I would imagine giving head to a vibrator is.”
–Yeah, OK… it was me.

[Update: Not even 24 hours later the cartridge is empty. It’s their “special” technology. So you can’t even puff on it if you want to, to get the last bit of goodness (um… crapness?) out of it. It shuts off whether you want it too or not. So yeah… this would easily run you $120 or more a month. Total fucking garbage.]

Autism. Agent Orange. Dioxins. MTHFR. Oh my.

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I first wrote this blog a year ago and took it down from the old site to move here. I’ve updated and made some edits. It probably should be two separate blogs but… whatever. Take a coffee break in the middle.

Part 1.

Let me start with this: Autism is not one thing. Autism is the manifestation of cellular/organ damage.  It’s a list of symptoms (“features”) and if you have enough of them, you win the autism diagnosis.  Those “features” are the result of various injuries to the body.

This is the biggest stumbling block to helping the general population realize that vaccines can (and do) cause “autism”.  When you understand the individual “features”, or symptoms, of autism, then you can better understand the biological plausibility of vaccines causing “autism”.

Vaccines are known to cause various encephalopathies and those can cause the symptoms that land you the ASD diagnosis.
So vaccines cause autism.
If you refuse to see that, then you refuse to see that turning the ignition key in your car is what starts your engine just because in between the key turn and engine roaring, is a starter (I am sure there are more things but I have the girl-dumb when it comes to cars).

Now that that is out of the way…

Society has changed so much in the last 50-100 years.  Chemicals that never existed before are suddenly here. We introduced these things into the world without doing any long term studies. Well… the ‘studies’ are being done. On a mass scale. To all of us, without informed consent –just by existing in the world today.

One thing I read this morning is about the CDC f*cking up and around with Agent Orange claims.  One particular passage caught my eye as I was skimming:

“After the date of the congressional hearing with Admiral Zumwalt, Coleen Boyle was listed as part of a study that looked at the prevalence of Viet Nam veterans who had children with spina bifida called “The Embryo Study”.  The study showed that those men who had reported a higher exposure to Agent Orange had a higher than normal likelihood of fathering children with spina bifida.”

It caught my eye for many reasons –like the article points out, Coleen is one of the douchebags dicking around our children on the autism issue today. (My words of course 😉 2014 UPDATE: And now we know she perjured herself in front of congress thanks to the CDC Whistle Blower, William Thompson).

But… The other reason it caught my eye… I’ve been taking informal polls on this issue for a while now.  Those of us with autistic kids seem to have a disproportionate number of fathers who served in Vietnam or were in the area at the time, OR otherwise exposed to dioxins.
Agent Orange. Agent Orange contains Dioxins. Dioxins are known to damage DNA and result in birth defects to include developmental delay and neural tube defects.
Dioxin exposure is cumulative and never really leaves your body and the average person is already walking around at the “upper allowable limits” for a human.
Toxin exposure can alter DNA

Made me think of MTHFR mutations.
These are mutations that effect the methylation cycle in the body.
They are common in autism.

My son has Spina Bifida Occulta.  He and I both have Chiari Malformations where our brains are so freaking large they push out of our skulls.  😉  Yeah it’s like that!  –My son has mild Scoliosis too.
Chiari is a common theme in the the daughters of Vietnam vets.
Chiari and Scoliosis and Spina bifida (also common in kids and grand kids of Vietnam vets) are all neural tube issues –MTHFR can explain that.  Dioxins mutating the MTHFR genes, causing folate issues in the daughters of Vietnam vets can explain a LOT of this.
Visit Mthfr.net as a jump off for info on this.

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Thankfully, these conditions for my son are mild. At least I think the Chiari is mild. The symptoms can overlap with… wait for it… AUTISM! (Features of autism, remember!)

I spoke to a Chiari specialist (who is becoming an Autism/Chiari specialist).  He told me that while there are no official numbers, Chiari IS HIGHER IN THE AUTISM POPULATION vs. the general population. I wonder if it’s higher in the military veteran/family population.  Because that is my experience as well.
(And side note while I am at it, the number of moms who got the mercury laden versions of the Rhogam shot is MUCH higher in autism populations as well.)

I did the 23andme.com DNA test for myself and my boys… and let me tell you, we are a bunch of mutated MTHFRs. (Yeah, read that as Mother Fuckers, we all do, it’s OK). Gavin has a mild form of spina bifida because all the folic acid I consumed in my pregnancy was damn near USELESS.  My youngest didn’t suffer this because I was eating WHOLE foods containing lots of folate during my pregnancy with him. Folate my body can use. My body cannot break down folic acid into the folate form it needs.

Not only did my ASD child have a Vietnam vet Grandpa one my side, his paternal Grandfather was ALSO in Vietnam. Most of Gavin’s mutations are homozygous.  He got a dose of mess from me and from his dad.
My child was fucked. He didn’t have a chance once vaccines were injected into his body… with his altered DNA and messed up metabolic pathways and toxic load handed down by his mother. It was the perfect storm.

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My youngest son has even worse mutations. Super glad I didn’t vaccinate him.

And NOW they want to start using Agent Orange again… on our crops.. Um… what?

The dioxin issue came into sharp focus in Australia last year, when investigative journalists found high levels of dioxin in supplies of 2,4-D (the same supplier that provides 2,4-D to American customers).

Petition here, for what’s it worth.

We are pummeled with toxins at every turn.

Features of autism?
Vaccines are one cause of systemic damage that causes the body to behave in patterns and ways that we identify as features of autism.
Petro chemicals and how they are processed into our plastics are one cause of systemic damage that causes the body to behave in patterns and ways that we identify as features of autism.
GMO’s are one cause of systemic damage that causes the body to behave in patterns and ways that we identify as features of autism.
Genetic disorders of mutations and deletions are one cause of systemic damage that causes the body to behave in patterns and ways that we identify as features of autism.

We will never be able to scientifically prove ONE cause by today’s standards. Never. But we need to stop this game of semantics and realize that way too many human offspring are being born with developmental malformations and genetic predispositions that need only the addition of an environmental trigger to mess them up for life.  And so much in our environment has changed to cause these problems.

To go back 50 years, we need to go back 50 years. We need to completely change our way of life.

Our species is on its way out, I can’t say it loudly or often enough.  If you are OK with that… Then keep on this path.  Buy 5 soft drinks a day in plastic bottles.  Eat poorly, the GMOs and processed foods and spend all your time sick and all your money on medicine that is shortening your life. Get your vaccines instead of just staying healthy and eating right. Enjoy all your electronic MUST HAVES –that not only pollute the environment by means of coal fired plants but with electro-smog as well. We are electrical creatures.  This IS affecting us. Use up all the oil. Bathe in the radioactive fall out.

Part 2… maybe? I think I was manic when I wrote this last year…

Let’s talk cumulative, generational damage…. shall we?
This looks like a poem:

I still remember being smart.
Being able to read something quickly, comprehend, synthesize, and apply.
After so many vaccines… so many…
Let’s not forget the times I volunteered to be injected with shit at WRAIR to get out of work early –they said it was allergy testing. Maybe it was. Maybe.
After all the mercury fillings…
Various work place chemical exposures…
I struggle.
I’ve paid almost $400 in fines this year because I don’t remember to inspect and register my car –so I keep getting pulled over.
I broke my new lawnmower in May when I got it. I’m going to call them soon to get it fixed. Soon.
My car needs repairs. I’m going to call the mechanic tomorrow to get it in. Tomorrow.
I’ve been going to order DNA tests for all of us to confirm my MTHFR suspicions for over a year. (Did it. I was right.)
My latex allergy reached epi-pen proportions 18 months ago. I finally called my doctor last month about that.
It’s not laziness. I can’t prioritize. I forget. Some days I just can’t handle the effort needed to make a phone call.
Sometimes I have to read shit 10 times and still don’t know what I’ve read…

–This damage is generational. It’s getting progressively worse. My parents generation did OK for the most part. My generation I see struggling.  Adult ADHD. Epilepsy. Tourettes. Auto-Immune Disorders. Chronic Inflammation.

I see a generation of Millennials who aren’t doing anything.  They didn’t go to college, a ton of them don’t drive. Some don’t work for no good reason…  Most of these kids were the first to get the harmful Hep B vaccine at birth, they’re the first offspring of humans brought up on processed foods, they ate GMOs in plentiful amounts. But I see that generation as the “in-betweeners” because not all of them got the Hep B and most did not get the amount of vaccines that kids get now.

But the next generation? Those born from the very late 80s onward… They get it all.  Altered DNA, Parental toxic load. GMO/Processed food extravaganza. A dose of Hep B vaccine as a “Welcome to this Cruel World” present, with 36 more vaccines by age 18 months. Fifty-one vaccines by Kindergarten.

I saw two generations above me work all their lives without issue. I saw one generation above me go a good 30-35 years before falling apart.  I put in a good 15 years before life unraveled for me. I know 20-somethings who held jobs for 5 years before their brains and bodies just couldn’t go back. My son will never work a day in his life.

I can’t imagine what the next generation looks like. What are we going to have 50 years from now? When I am 88 years old who will be taking care of all the ill, elderly and disabled when there are no healthy people left?

And now a picture of a cute kitten just to break up all this text and keep your attention. This is my cat, Brick, as a little fluff ball. Never had a vaccine. I am a rebel like that.
And now a picture of a cute kitten just to break up all this text and keep your attention. This is my cat, Brick, as a little fluff ball. Never had a vaccine. I am a rebel like that.

I was reading an article a month or so ago about Gen X vs. Millennials… I read a couple, so maybe in my head they are bleeding together. It had some good points. But one thing bothered me. The author basically said that we Gen X’ers need to put down our kitting and home soap making and canning and go out and lead the world. No statement in recent history brought on such feelings of ambivalence.  Part of me wants that very much… to go out there and shake you all by the shoulders and get you to listen.  Part of me thinks the world and species are too far gone.  I need to knit and garden and make my own soap… and teach my kids the basic homesteading and survival skills that they are going to need in a disastrous future –that is more near than you think.  Our civilization is collapsing.  Do I waste my time trying to convince you too?

Are we OK with damage control and trying to make sure our kids will lead happy and healthy lives? Pack it up and call it a day?
I very much want to have a conversation with my 9 year someday where I beg him to not have children.  Because his life will likely be OK on this planet.  But I don’t think the lives of my Grandchildren would be. Or is there more we can do.  Are there enough of us seeing the iceberg in time to steer away the ship?

‘Autism’ is the sum of all the parts.
Society is collapsing. The human extinction has begun.
Start here. Watch this. –Go pee first so you don’t piss your pants from fear. It’s the documentary “The Disappearing Male”, which I can’t share often enough.

Read this too, look at the photos. Think of Autism while you do. It’s a five part series on Agent Orange and Vietnam. To me, the photos of the affected kids… a lot of them have similar postures of  “autistic” kids. Also, read about the two daughters with Chiari.
[Update 2014: That article link doesn’t work anymore. I am leaving this in the blog as a reminder to myself –Going to dig around and try to find the story. It was an amazing story on the legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam and back home.]

HPV Vaccine = Sterility?

This is an old story but I saw it pop up in my news feed recently and I wanted to have a little talk about Gardasil and sterility.

“The Japanese people are reporting side effects ranging from “long-term pain and numbness to infertility and paralysis.” In the wake of these complaints, the Japanese government has decided to withdraw its support for these widely pushed and controversial HPV inoculations.”

I started pondering the link between Gardasil and sterility when I saw this nugget back in 2012. U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rates at an all-time Low. Hm. What caught my eye was the percentage decrease in the teen birth rate over one years time. From 2009 to 2010 it dropped 9% overall. I saw a more recent article that showed a 10% from 2012 to 2013 as well.

From 2005 to 2007 it actually went UP. From 2007 to 2009 it went down 3%. From 2009 to 2010 it went down 9% and is declining fast and steady since.

It’s quite a steep drop compared to the overall slow decline that’s been happening since the 90’s.
[There was a steep decline in the 90’s  that leveled off to a slow decline in the early 2000’s. Which is probably part education, shifting attitudes and social roles –and partly… BPA and phthalates and other endocrine disruptors. Watch The Disappearing Male for a clue on that.]

As for the sudden sharp decline in 2010… Some of it may be that the Plan B pill was made available without a prescription for those 17 and older (15 year old girls have 17 year old friends) in 2009 but two things pop into mind on that issue. Most teen pregnancies are unplanned, by the time the teen knows she’s pregnant it is too late for Plan B. Also, I recall a coworker buying it, it was pricey at $50 a pop. No teen girl is popping that pill every time she’s having unprotected sex.

Also from this page, you can see the rate started to take it’s turn in 2008. Right when the HPV vaccines were being pushed. By the end of 2007, 25% of the target age group had had at least 1 of the 3 shot series. The steep decline begins when the shots began.
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Seems to me that a study should be done. Let’s look at the girls having sex, the ones getting pregnant, the ones NOT getting pregnant –and their HPV vaccine status.

What are ‘the powers that be’ attributing the sudden sharp decline in teen pregnancies too? Well…. hold your hats!

Education programs. Condoms. And… the ECONOMY.
Try to not laugh when you read this from this page:
It says,

“Between 2005 and 2008, the teenage pregnancy rate decreased in 30 states and increased in 22 states. Then between 2008 and 2010, the teen pregnancy rate declined in all 50 states. Larger trends around fertility behaviors and economics, especially the recession in 2008, study authors wrote, may have played a larger role in the recent decline.”
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So let me get this straight… Jack and Diane are fooling around in the back of his car and Diane is begging for some sweet sweet loving… and Jack says, “Baby… with the recession… I just don’t think this is a good idea!” Yeah. That happened. *eye roll*

So let’s cast that stupidity aside.

Better education.
What did they do that was SO different in 2007/8 that suddenly made teens see the light? I have googled.  I can’t find anything life changing.

Contraception
Can anyone find me numbers that show a sudden uptick in purchase and use of contraception… because I can’t find those numbers either.

The vaccine manufacturers are the ones who study and report the safety and efficacy of their products to the FDA in hopes of buying… er… gaining approval.   Once approved they can never ever be sued for these products.

So, maybe Gardasil and Cervarix cause sterility. Maybe not. I think it calls for some real studies.  I think it’s cause to NOT vaccinate your daughters AND SONS with this vaccine –since the manufacturer hasn’t even bothered to study the vaccines affects on reproduction. NOT STUDIED.

Add in the deaths associated  with these vaccines?  Toys get recalled  after 2-3 deaths. Yet, Gardasil  has been implicated in over 100 deaths last time I looked. But it’s still out there.  After Merck made 3 billion off the girls they begin pushing it on boys.
Now they are pushing it on gay men and anyone with HIV/AIDS.
They are trying to kill you –while making a few more billion.

For a vaccine that isn’t even needed. Vaccines and mass vaccination programs ought to be analyzed on their benefits outweighing their risks.  That doesn’t happen in this country anymore.  Just like Hep B, HPV will clear on its own or not even go on to cause cancer in the vast majority of cases. –And I am not even getting into what is really causing cancer and how to avoid it, or cure it. Read this for starters.

There are a lot of experts out there saying this vaccine is safe and that the deaths aren’t related –but how can they make such bold statements when these perfectly healthy girls are suddenly dropping dead after their HPV vaccines and the autopsies are giving no answers.

You have to be smart enough to not fall for this bullshit.  Doctors are now allowed to give the shot to kids as young as 9. There is talk of moving the shot up to the routine childhood immunization schedule.  What will they say then when sudden infant deaths spike at that point? Coincidence…. again? After all, vaccines do appear to be the leading cause of coincidence in this country. I am sure they will figure out some new way to convince you there is no link.