| 2013/10/20 10:31|
| Re: Autism has been linked to Lyme Disease|
This is highly unlikely for two obvious reasons,
One city people whom are never exposed to ticks have Autistic children and the second is that Amish whom are more exposed to ticks and lyme disease than other groups actually have a very much lower percentage of autism.
I live in a very tick infested rural area, I have many friends whom have had lyme disease, they are having children, since having had lyme disease, none of their children are Autistic.
It could be the heavy metals that are in childhood vaccines.
or It could also be the childhood vaccines that are grown in cell cultures that where originally obtained from aborted fetuses.
| 2013/10/20 21:36||Profile|
The dangers of using aborted fetal cell lines for vaccine manufacture have been debated by the FDA for over 50 years, and yet they have not done sufficient safety studies. The active component of a vaccine is a virus. Viruses are too large to manufacture in test tubes. Therefore, vaccine manufacturers exploit the natural method of producing virus– they inoculate cells and the cells produce the virus for them. Each vial of vaccine contains contaminants from the cells used to make the virus. When we use animal cells to make viruses, the residual material is not human and so we mount an immune response to it and eliminate it. However, in the case of vaccines produced using aborted human fetal cell lines, we have the dangers of triggering an autoimmune response and insertion of the contaminating DNA to disrupt the child’s own genes.
In the US, autism has spiked up in 3 distinct years, called changepoints. The first changepoint occurred in 1981, the second in 19881, and the third in 1996. These spikes coincide with the introduction of vaccines that are produced in aborted fetal cells. In 1979, aborted fetal cell produced MMR II was approved in the US. Compliance campaigns brought MMR II use up from as low as 49% for children born before 1987 to over 82% for children born in 1989 and later. A second dose of MMR II was also introduced to the vaccination schedule for children born in 1988 and later. The third changepoint corresponds to the approval of aborted fetal cell produced Varivax (chickenpox) in 1995
| 2013/10/20 21:54||Profile|
| Re: Autism|
proudpapa, did you watch the movie? Do you also know that Lyme affects people differently? It is not "highly unlikely". For those people who have had the Lyme bacteria go to their brain, it can cause autism. You will see that in the movie.
| 2013/10/20 23:18|
| Re: Lyme Disease, Autism Link Debunked|
I have not had time to watch the movie yet, looks interesting.
medpagetoday writes :
A new study has found no evidence of an association between Lyme disease and autism.
"While a proposed link between Lyme disease and autism has garnered considerable attention over the past 2 years, none of the 70 children with autism or 50 unaffected controls in our study had serological evidence of Lyme disease by CDC-recommended two-tier testing," said corresponding author Armin Alaedini, PhD, of Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.
In a research letter in the April 30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Alaedini and colleagues noted that "among individuals with autism spectrum disorders, rates of seropositivity for Lyme disease of greater than 20% have been reported."
That's potentially dangerous as it suggests that autism can be effectively treated with antibiotics, Alaedini said.
Controlled studies to assess serological evidence of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi -- the causative agent in Lyme disease -- in patients with autism are lacking, so the researchers decided to put that claim to the test.
Serum samples from 120 children ages 2 through 18 were acquired from the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (37 with autism and 27 unaffected siblings) and the Weill Cornell Autism Research Program (33 with autism, 8 unaffected siblings), and 15 unrelated healthy controls.
Testing for antibodies to B. burgdorferi was performed according to the two-tier algorithm recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Initial screening for anti-B burgdorferi immunoglobulin G and M antibodies was performed with separate enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs).
Specimens classified as borderline or positive were further tested by Western blotting for IgG or IgM antibodies to electrophoresis-separated B. burgdorferi strain B31 proteins.
Of the 70 patients with autism, one was positive by ELISA for anti-B. burgdorferi G, whereas four were borderline by ELISA for IgM.
Of the 50 children in the unaffected control group, 4 were positive and 1 was borderline for IgG by ELISA, whereas 1 was positive by ELISA for IgM.
"In other words, zero children in both groups had serological evidence of Lyme disease by two-tier testing," Alaedini said in an interview.
"A case-control study such as this does not address whether Lyme disease may cause autism-like behavioral deficits in some cases," he said.
"However, the study's sample size is large enough to challenge the idea that 20% or more of children with autism have Lyme disease," Alaedini said.
"And antibiotics should definitely not be given as a treatment to children with autism unless they test positive for an infectious disease that would call for such treatment," he said.
Susan L. Hyman, MD, an expert in autism and professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y., agreed and noted that reports suggesting high rates of Lyme disease in children with autism "were largely printed in journals like Medical Hypothesis, which publishes novel ideas with or without science to back them up."
"Unnecessary antibiotic treatment is just bad medicine that can contribute to antibiotic resistance and change the gut microflora, for example," Hyman said.
"The authors have taken a nice first pass at showing there is no link between Lyme disease and autism. Now we need further prospective testing to put the issue to rest," she said.
| 2013/10/21 9:08||Profile|
| Re: |
The movie is more than "interesting", it is very informative and documents the widespread coverup and misinformation about Chronic Lyme Disease.
There are many types of co-infections associated with Lyme and "mycoplasma" (linked to autism) is one of them. "In his experience, Dr. Nicolson has found that Mycoplasma is the NUMBER ONE Lyme coinfection. The rate of infection with Mycoplasma in patients with Lyme disease surpasses that of Bartonella (25-40%) slightly and that of Babesia (8-20%) significantly."
"It doesn't take long to see that the symptoms of Mycoplasma infections are very similar to the symptoms of Borrelia infections in chronic Lyme disease. Dr. Nicolson has looked at some of the more common neurodegenerative diseases and the infections that are associated with each. Mycoplasma is commonly found in patients with ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, AUTISM, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Asthma, Lyme disease, and many other chronic disease conditions."
You will want to read the full article. The article you supplied does not mention anything about Lyme co-infections (astonishing). Not to be insulting, but the article you supplied is very superficial and I am surprised the Doctor (Professor) does not mention Lyme co-infections at all. I don't know if she purposefully left off that discussion, was given that article to publish or just doesn't know about Lyme or treat it. She is a Professor, so I am thinking she is just repeating what the IDSA says. Please read further regarding the Chronic Lyme Disease coverup.
Dr. Jemsek, had great success treating Lyme patients but was forced into bankruptcy by Blue Cross/Blue Shield and had to close his practice. He has since reopened in South Carolina, then moved to Washington D.C. (Good doctors cost insurance companies too much money). One thing you will see in the movie "Under Our Skin", is that a self-appointed "Lyme" board called the IDSA are not only downplaying Chronic Lyme disease but persecuting doctors that are successfully treating it and bringing to light new information about co-infections that the IDSA and forces behind them do not want made public. The movie reveals that many of the Doctors that sit on the IDSA board are in the pocket of big Pharma.
"Of the 14 panel authors of the first edition guidelines, 6 of them or their universities held patents on Lyme or its co-infections, 4 received funding from Lyme or co-infection test kit manufacturers, 4 were paid by insurance companies to write Lyme policy guidelines or consult in Lyme legal cases, and 9 received money from Lyme disease vaccine manufacturers. Some of the authors were involved in more than one conflict of interest."
And these doctors wrote the "rule book" on all things Lyme. That is why I am not surprised about the superficial article that you supplied. And again, I am not being insulting but to the everyday person it sounds good. Not so, to the informed person.
In chronic Lyme disease, it is often difficult to know which infections are actually responsible for the persistence of illness. However, in general terms, chronic intracellular infections that change the metabolism of cells and suppress mitochondrial and other functions will lead to patients remaining in a chronically ill state. Dr. Nicolson believes that these infections must be aggressively treated. "Similar to chronic Lyme disease, the current CDC or IDSA recommendations for short-term treatment of chronic infections ARE SIMPLY INADEQUATE," he says.
Dr. Nicolson has found that there is a hierarchy of symptoms that resolve relatively quickly and those that resolve more slowly when treating Mycoplasma. Gut-associated phenomenon such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) often resolve quickly. Other systemic signs and symptoms can resolve in an intermediate period of time from many weeks to many months. Symptoms associated with the central and peripheral nervous systems such as neuropathy and pain often resolve much more slowly. Skin sensitivity and burning sensations may take much longer to resolve. Mycoplasma infections do invade nerves, and nerve-related symptoms are among the more difficult to resolve.
Dr. Nicolson states "WE KEEP SEEING THE SUPPRESSION OF INFORMATION on Mycoplasma and similar intracellular bacterial infections. The world of Mycoplasma parallels the world of chronic Lyme disease in terms of the politics involved. Physicians are being persecuted by their medical boards as a result of bad information. It is important for us to do everything within our power to get rid of harmful, erroneous information about these diseases. Both Mycoplasma and Borrelia have been manipulated for biological weapons purposes and as a result, both are politically incorrect to discuss, work on, or do anything about. Until this changes, we won't see any real progress."
Full article (explaining also how prisoners at Huntsville State Prison were experimented on with weaponized mycoplasma).
Also, there has been an incredible "Establishment" coverup of Chronic Lyme Disease (which is more widespread than AIDS. And many doctors parrot the establishment line that there is no such thing as Chronic Lyme disease and Lyme can be treated with 2-4 weeks of antibiotics.
Commercial viability is driving the research agenda in too many cases. Not what’s medically necessary and what’s medically useful.
This article below reveals the wide coverup of Lyme Disease and how to treat it.
The Establishment Cover-up of Chronic Lyme Disease (Part 2 of 3)
And here is the article if you can't go to the link.
by Heather Callaghan
In 1980, the government started allowing patents on living organisms such as pathogens. Perfect timing for scientists to make a mad dash for parts of newly-discovered Lyme and keep the information locked away to protect future profits.
These so-called experts continue to research Lyme disease with federal funds, then start private firms and obtain patents. They write guidelines for insurance companies and HMOs so that the disease doesn’t exist (yet) or require coverage. Not only do Lyme victims spend hundreds of thousands for medical treatment, but they can’t be covered for Lyme!
The Biggest Blow In The Lyme Cover-up
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), made up of a board of doctors, created within themselves an authority to write the rule book on all things Lyme. It is the absolute bane of both the Lyme community and conscientious doctors everywhere.
They are the ones who decided that there is no such affliction as chronic Lyme, that it’s easy to treat and cure, and will be cured within two weeks of oral antibiotics or else the patient has another infirmity. Doctors must follow their diagnosis and treatment guidelines or face punishment from state medical boards. Patients’ proof of cure never sways the boards – doctors broke the rules.
Out of the 400 references listed in the back of the guidelines, over half of them are directed at articles that they and their teams wrote. They have closed the door on any outside alternative medical research.
In turn, these are the very guidelines insurance companies consult to deny medical treatment coverage. The majority of complaints that lead to doctors’ suspensions come from insurance companies, not from patients or other physicians. The insurance companies wish to rid doctors who cost them the most.
The unholy trinity of insurance companies, Lyme guidelines written by establishment insiders, and Big Pharma corporate control, restricts consumer choice in medical care and extorts these patients.
While the IDSA acknowledges post-Lyme syndrome, they audaciously attribute it to the “aches and pains of daily living,” and that poor treatment results are due to prior traumatic stress. Are they really that dumb?
No, but they are cold blooded and know exactly the nature of the disease and the destructive human toll that it often takes.
They should know…after all, they have a lot invested in it…
Busted On The Money Trail!
Connecticut Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal, investigated the ISDA panel members for possible violation of antitrust laws and conflicts of interest.
Of the 14 panel authors of the first edition guidelines, 6 of them or their universities held patents on Lyme or its co-infections, 4 received funding from Lyme or co-infection test kit manufacturers, 4 were paid by insurance companies to write Lyme policy guidelines or consult in Lyme legal cases, and 9 received money from Lyme disease vaccine manufacturers. Some of the authors were involved in more than one conflict of interest.
So why are guideline authorities taking money from companies who have a direct interest in specific outcomes? When will doctors speak up?
So How Does This Cover-up Saga Continue?
Corporate media keeps trumpeting the lies. CBS News recently published a story called “Lyme Disease Lies – And Truths.” Each segment features a FACT OR FICTION tidbit, which is really a confusing mash up rife with deception. They pull their information from the IDSA and Dr. John Halperin who wrote a book better used for toilet paper called Lyme Disease: An Evidence-based Approach.
The article calls the following people liars: those who claim to have “chronic” Lyme disease; those who believe they still have Lyme, because they test positive for antibodies after treatment; those who believe their brain fog results from Lyme; the Lyme “advocacy groups” that claim anyone actually died from it; anyone who claims this syphilis-like disease is spread sexually; and those who believe lengthier care is needed.
Dr. Halperin states that Lyme is benign, easy to treat, no one has died from it, patients are rarely hospitalized, and brain infection from Lyme is rare.
Doctors like Leo Galland are stepping out with more truth. His article on Huffington Post discloses more about chronic Lyme infection. At the bottom of his article, you will see that the majority of the 500 comments are Lyme victims sharing their nightmare stories.
Organizations that pretended to protect public health with no commercial interests (CDC, NIH, Universities) have partnered with Big Pharma and are not in the business of seeing anyone healed.
Maybe generations from now when there is enough of an outcry -- when many have lived ill and died -- some drug company will try to be the hero of the day and come up with a poisonous drug to treat Lyme.
Even that scenario is highly unlikely, as chronic Lyme is not allowed even to exist. But when it does, there will probably be a vaccine waiting for you.
So, in the meantime, Lyme victims serve as a tragic host for the parasitical medical establishment, lining corporate coffers until the patient finally bleeds out.
The real ticks (the poli-ticks) are the crux of the message.
Please watch the trailer below for Under Our Skin, for more mind-blowing information. The full movie is available on NetFlix. Find out about the doctor who discovered an actual link between the Lyme spirochetes and disorders like dementia, Alzeimer’s, M.S. and more. One alternative health practitioner has not seen a single M.S., ALS or Parkinson’s patient in the last five years who did not test positive for Borrelia burgdorferi.
You will also see proof that Lyme-inflicted mothers experience multiple miscarriages and their babies are riddled with the disease. Babies who survive often develop late-stage neurological damage during childhood and adolescence. All are events that the IDSA swear have never happened. They insist that Lyme cannot be spread to the unborn child.
You will witness the families grieving over their dead loved ones. Lyme Disease is listed on their death certificates.
You will hear from doctors who were bullied, investigated, and ousted for attempting to actually treat Lyme, usually with intravenous and lengthier antibiotics. After all, isn’t that how other infectious diseases are conventionally treated – Tuberculosis, HIV, Hepatitis?
Conscientious doctors have to treat Lyme secretly if they want to help their patients without losing their license. They have to tell their patients, “Don’t mention Lyme.” How’s that for a cover-up?
Chances are, you know someone who is manifesting the aforementioned symptoms and is battling the neverending circle of finding proper diagnosis and treatment. They may or may not remember a tick bite. Since the truth about Lyme is so stifled it is more than likely spread through blood transfusions (as with Babesiosis) and shared between couples (as shown in Under Our Skin).
They most likely have been diagnosed with one of the mysterious “incurables” like MS, ALS, or even early Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. The latter two are increasingly diagnosed in younger patients.
Or perhaps they were dismissed as crazy and bear the misery of not knowing that they actually suffer from Lyme. Regardless, they suffer and believe they must wait until research catches up to them before they die.
| 2013/10/21 11:19|