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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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Your ignorance doesn’t make it less true. #CDCWhistleBlower

I would like to address some of the current #CDCWhistleBlower blips that I am seeing pop up in the news and social media and blogs.

1. “The whistle blower said his words were taken out of context.”
Where exactly did he say that? How do you get that from this:

I have had many discussions  with Dr. Brian Hooker over the last 10 months regarding studies  the CDC has carried out regarding vaccines and neurodevelopmental outcomes including autism spectrum disorders. I share his belief that CDC decision-making and analyses should be transparent. I was not, however, aware that he was recording any of our conversations, nor was I given any choice regarding whether  my name would be made public or my voice would be put on the Internet.

He admitted that it’s his voice in those audios. In no statement has he said that his words were taken out of context, nor does he claim that Brian is editing his statements in any false or manipulative fashion. Instead, he owns his comments. Comments where he expresses regret, remorse, puts forth the biological plausibility of thimerosal causing tics (which is common in autism), says he wouldn’t let his pregnant wife get a thimerosal containing shot, talks of omitting statistically significant data in MORE THAN ONE STUDY, NOT JUST in black babies… etc.

Being recorded without your knowledge doesn’t make your comments ‘out of context” or any less true.

2. “#CDCWhistleBlower”
The hash tag itself.
I’m a bit peeved over this one.  When we, those who want justice for our vaccine injured kids and want susceptible populations identified, open our mouths –we have to be fully informed on a situation because the opposition, those who don’t give a shit about susceptible kids and deny my child’s brain damage even though they’ve never met him, will latch onto any misstep and use it against us.

I am a peeved, because on August 18th I took to twitter using #CDCWhistleBlower –firsties. My Bad. I used that tag because the information was put out to us that we had a whistle blower. Yes, he’s since gone forward and hired a whistle blower attorney… but on Aug 18th, he was not a Whistle Blower. He was a top CDC scientist who did a bad, bad thing and in an effort to sleep at night, confessed to Brian Hooker. I wish the headline would have been “CDC Scientists Admits Fraud”  It would have been one less thing to use against this campaign. But it’s out there now. Whatever.

However, no matter what Thompson ended up “being”,  doesn’t make his statements any less true.

3. Hooker’s Paper Has been retracted.
That old dress?
Sure, it has*, but it’s still online for you to view and you can see for yourself that CDC Scientist William Thompson is right. Do the math for yourself if it makes you happy.
*The paper is still there but there is a retraction article attached to it.

Retracting a study because some pharma shills cried, doesn’t make it any less true.

4. Vaccines are safe.
Those with the biggest hard-ons for vaccines go one step further than the manufacturers themselves. They claim vaccines are safe and they mock people who claim their children were injured by vaccines. (Even the manufacturers admit vaccine injury is very real, why not? It’s not like they can be sued!)
So how come almost 3 Billion has been paid out of the extremely-tough-to-win “vaccine court”?

Vaccine Injury is real. Just because you can’t read, don’t understand anatomy/physiology/biochemistry AND you are a #DoochBag doesn’t make that any less true.

5. Vaccines don’t cause autism. It’s been proven.
a. There has not been ONE STUDY that looks at vaccinated vs. unvaccinated kids. First they claimed it was unethical to do so, to ask some to skip vaccines. We pointed out that there are plenty of us who don’t and a record review could be done, ethically.  The CDC then fired back saying the results wouldn’t give us the full story because parents who don’t vaccinate are also likely to do other things, like eat organic.  Well, guess what, my 10 year old could figure out a way to design this study in about 30 minutes.  GET IT DONE.

Your refusal to do a study, doesn’t mean it’s been done.

b. Vaccines are not studied against placebos. They are looked at for safety vs. other vaccines ‘accepted as safe’. Again, they throw the “unethical” argument at us. “Since vaccines are KNOWN to be safe and effective, it’s unethical to give a control group a placebo and keep them away from life saving vaccines!” *eye brow up*
This is like testing Coke’s affect on blood sugar by comparing it to Pepsi, and then calling it safe for diabetics to drink because Pepsi said they are ‘accepted as safe’ for diabetics, and the effect on people between Coke and Pepsi was the same. Yeah. Stupid.

Your refusal to do a proper study, doesn’t mean it’s been done.

c. There has been no study looking at the WHOLE schedule as it is given.  One 800 mg Motrin, Meh. Eight at once…. not so Meh. Quantity matters. We should look at that.

Your refusal to study the sum effect of the mass vaccination program, doesn’t mean it’s been done.

6. Well, my kid got vaccines and is fine!

Awesome! I am very happy for you.  Mine isn’t.

My child with vaccine induced brain damage grew up along side my friend’s boy, who is typical,  getting most of their shots from the same lots.  My friend and I were pregnant at the same time. We ate the same, lived in the same environment, did most things together. The difference between Gavin and my friends boy? DNA. I believe in a genetic component to autism. But there is no such thing as a genetic epidemic.  GENES are NOT your destiny. Genes MUST BE turned off and on. Mutations cause one body to not function properly where another will.

Thousands of us watched our kids regress and get ill immediately after vaccination. This is a  HUGE collection of anecdotal evidence that deserves PROPER study, AND IS, by the way, the first step in the scientific method.  Observation.

Just because something didn’t happen to YOU, doesn’t mean it can’t happen to ME.

Vaccine injury is REAL. SOME KIDS are regressing and becoming very medically ill after shots. Shouldn’t we care to find out why?  The CDC’s omissions and lies have cost us 15 years of trying to figure out WHY.

EVEN if it’s not vaccines (it is), it is SOMETHING (vaccines), and we owe it to the human race to study it and figure out.

Want to keep your vaccine program intact and keep your herd immunity (which is a myth)? Find out which kids are susceptible. Start with looking at kids with methylation cycle SNPs. THESE ARE VERY COMMON IN AUTISM! Our kids aren’t making energy properly. They are not breaking down and processing nutrients properly. They are not detoxing properly. And before you try to say that that is the answer alone, again: genes need to be triggered, and I know plenty of siblings with mutations and NO autism (they were NOT VACCINATED).

JUST because you don’t understand something, doesn’t mean other people don’t.

7. You don’t know Autism.
Autism is the sum of it’s parts.

I say again… “Autism” is NOT one thing. This might be why it’s so hard for the average person to understand that vaccines can cause autism.
It IS biologically plausible.
Autism is a label, that is slapped on a box, that contains a list of “features or symptoms”

Those “features” (like tics, for example, which CDC Scientist William Thompson believes and states are linked to thimerosal exposure, also saying, ““There is biologic plausibility right now to say that thimerosal causes autism-like features.”) and symptoms ARE found on the table of injuries that ARE compensatable vaccine injuries under the NVICP.

Speech and Language issues? Hey! I went to college for that! I remember one class discussion about apraxia in kids. The professor said it’s controversial because, in adults, apraxia is caused by brain injury… and when it presents in kids there is no brain injury.
SAYS WHO?
Vaccines cause encephalopathies. This is a well know, admitted and compensatable vaccine induced BRAIN injury. Hello?

Your ignorance as to what autism is, and what the symptoms and features are and how they may, biologically, be induced… does not make the vaccine/autism link untrue.

Your refusal to learn the facts, read for yourself, and stop and think doesn’t make any of the following less true:

1. Thompson admitted to Brain Hooker, on audio tape, to omitting data linking an increase in autism to black boys who get an MMR shot before 36 months. That studies on tics and thimerosal were altered. That studies showing MMR was linked to “isolated autism” were altered to water down the results… [something they’ve done before, information we’ve known about for years! (thimerosal, Verstraeten, Simpsonwood –Read RFK Jrs work on this)]

These are three examples that we know of so far. Congressman Posey’s office is currently wading through a crap ton of documents turned over to them from CDC SCIENTIST WILLIAM THOMPSON.

2. Autism is a collection of symptoms that are known vaccines injuries.

3. There are OBVIOUSLY children who are predisposed to vaccine injury and we, as a society of human beings ought to find out who they are and why.

4. That a court case is going forward right now with TWO internal REAL Honest-to-Goodness Whistle Blowers from inside Merck, suing Merck over lies they told about the efficacy of their MMR vaccines.

5.  cdcmeme3

6. There are a LOT of people out there who stand to lose a LOT of money AND go to jail (I’m looking at you Coleen 😉 Julie 😉 ) when the truth about vaccines comes out. I have to wonder why the average American is so willing to put their child’s health up on the alter to be sacrificed for those people.

7. The Vaccine Question has NOT been Answered, yet.
#NotAnsweredYet

8. All this has happened. CDC Whistle Blower Time Line.

 

 

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.]

Meet the Douchebags, Julie Gerberding. aka Cruella de Vil

“I lie for profit. Fuck your stupid kids, anyway” –not an actual quote, but pretty sure she’s thought it.

Every time I see a photo of her smiling… I just want to smack the smile right off her face.

So who’s Julie?

She’s the former director of the CDC!

“Dr. Gerberding led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as director from 2002 to 2009. During her tenure at CDC, Dr. Gerberding led the agency during more than 40 emergency response initiatives for health crises including anthrax bioterrorism, food-borne disease outbreaks, and natural disasters, and advised governments around the world on urgent public health issues such as SARS, AIDS, and obesity.”

Funny… because the autism epidemic was hitting the fan hard then and she did absolutely nothing to address that during her tenure –um… well, unless you count making sure more kids became autistic from adding more and more vaccines to the schedule. Vaccines that she knew were linked with a raise in autism risk.

Then there was the Hannah Poling case.  The govt compensated the family without really debating the evidence. They “conceded” the case.  Her dad is a neurologist and had his ducks in a row and the govt knew they’d lose, and it would open the flood gates if they ruled on the evidence –so they quietly and quickly settled. The CDC tried to spin it by saying Hannah had a rare underlying mitochondrial disorder.

“But there are circumstances that make Hannah’s case a bit unusual. For one thing, she received an unusually large number of vaccines in 2000 (when thimerosal was still in use). Because of a series of ear infections, Hannah had fallen behind in the vaccine schedule, so in a single day she was given five inoculations covering a total of nine diseases: measles, mumps, rubella, polio, varicella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and Haemophilus influenzae.”

First, getting the MMR, DTaP and Hib in one day is common place. That is bad, it’s too many…. But not an “unusually large number”. Kids often get more than that in one day.  And in 2000 that was common. My kid got the same amount of mercury, in the same ‘unusual’ doses as Hannah. They all did back then.
Also, notice the ear infection bit? Yeah. ALL OUR KIDS HAVE THE SAME EFFIN MEDICAL HISTORY LEADING UP TO THIS MMR REGRESSION. Ask any autism mom. Reflux, eczema, allergies, chronic ear infections –all gut/immune/neuro issues. *RED FLAG*

So onto that “rare mito disorder”

Another confounding issue in Hannah’s case is the finding that she suffers from a mitochondrial disorder — a dysfunction in basic cell metabolism.

Haaaaaaaaaaaave you met MTHFR?

The one doctor in the Time article is puzzled?  If you’re puzzled you aren’t paying attention. Our kids are full of genetic flaws that mess up many of the basic cellular metabolic processes.  They can’t detox. They can’t handle heavy metals. They can’t get the same nutrition from the same food a non-MTHFR person can. OR if they can, they can’t process it right.
(Side note: My youngest child has worse MTHFR and DETOX profile mutations than his autistic brother. But he doesn’t have autism. The difference? I didn’t vaccinate my youngest. He’s 10. And still alive. And healthy. LIKE…. CRAZY HEALTHY. LIKE……. ‘UNLIKE any vaccinated child’ healthy. Liiike ‘has an actual, working immune system’ healthy. Liiiiiiiiiiike ‘we all got swine flu in ’09 and Gavin and I were in bed, sick as hell for 8 days and the unvaccinated child, who was 5, was sick for 2 days’ healthy.)

MTHFR is not uncommon at all in kids with autism. Cell metabolism disorders are COMMON in all kids with autism.
But JULIE goes on CNN to give it the “rare” spin. And by the way, at this point she is fully aware that we all call her Cruella.

You can clearly see why... ;)
You can clearly see why… 😉

The first thing I noticed when she went on CNN was how soft and pretty she looked that day.  She dyed her hair to even out the grey, got a cut, wore a pink suit and spoke softly (keep in mind, as she is saying this shit she knew full well of the cover up inside the CDC over the MMR/Autism link.)

Pretty in Pink

Before you watch the video below you need to understand that “autism” is NOT a THING in and of itself. It is a collection of symptoms. If you have the symptoms… you HAVE autism.
In this case they started saying the phrase “autism-like symptoms” as spin.  They were actually saying that the vaccines didn’t cause autism, they caused a fever…. which caused autism-like symptoms. Chew on that a minute.

–I’ll stop with my commentary because the video does a nice job of tossing up everything I would say in rebuttal. It’s ten minutes, but I think you can spare it.

And I say again… NOW WE KNOW that she was just flat out lying during this interview.

So where did Julie go in 2009 after leaving the CDC?

Crazy, right?
Crazy, right?

Yep, she took a job as President of the Vaccine Division at Merck –the same company that makes the MMR vaccine, and MOST of the vaccines for kids and adults, that are on the CDC recommended vaccine schedule. Read this vomit about her too.

So, in summary, Julie KNEW MMR was linked to autism (The whistle blower, William Thompson, sent her a memo about coming clean before the 2004 IOM meeting on the issue). There is no way she didn’t know that cellular metabolism disorders were common in kids with autism. She lied for money. She didn’t give a shit about your kids and now she collects a fat paycheck, working for the company she lied to protect while working as a public servant, on your tax dime, under the guise of pubic health.
Julie, congrats on being my FIRST Featured Profile on “Meet the Douchebags”.
I look forward to her ass being sent to prison… and gosh, she’s so pretty… she’ll make someone a nice bitch, won’t she?