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Monday, July 20, 2009

Does vitamin D explain the link between vaccines, toxic metals and the development of Autism?

"Vitamin D's role in increasing glutathione levels may explain the link between mercury and other heavy metals, oxidative stress, and autism.

For example, activated vitamin D lessens heavy metal induced oxidative injuries in rat brain. The primary route for brain toxicity of most heavy metals is through depletion of glutathione.

Besides its function as a master antioxidant, glutathione acts as a chelating (binding) agent to remove heavy metals, like mercury. Autistic individuals have difficulty excreting heavy metals, like mercury.

If brain levels of activated vitamin D are too low to employ glutathione properly, and thus unable to remove heavy metals, they may be damaged by heavy metal loads normal children easily excrete. That is, the mercury in Thiomerosol vaccines may have injured vitamin D deficient children while normal children would have easily bound the mercury and excreted it.

These studies offer further hope that sun‑exposure or vitamin D supplements may help autistic children by increasing glutathione and removing heavy metals.

Not only do we have more clues that vitamin D is involved in autism, the vitamin D theory just did something else: it explained two other theories of autism, the mercury accumulation theory and the oxidative stress theory." Source: Vitamin D Council
Gary Comments:
Parents of autistic children have long suspected a link between those childhood vaccines and their previously healthy child slipping into the netherworld of autism. Such observations have been vigorously disputed by vaccine manufacturers, doctors and health officials. I have been convinced of the link: The only question being, "Exactly what is the link?" Now we have the best theory yet: Vitamin D deficiency.

This theory fits with my own experience of three years of reviewing the vitamin D blood test results of adults and parents. To date, not a single person has met the guidelines for optimum levels of vitamin D as advised by the Vitamin D Council (Please note that New Zealand uses different units of measure to those of the USA).

My own findings show just how misguided the Cancer Society's sun avoidance guidelines are!

What these blood test results mean is that most New Zealand babies are probably being born with exceptionally low levels of vitamin D and therefore made vulnerable to harm by vaccines and the toxins contained in them as per the physiological pathways explained in the above article by the Vitamin D Council.

What is extraordinary, to the point of being highly disturbing, is the inaction on this information about this link with autism by those health professionals and health authorities in charge. Are they so deeply encamped with the vaccine and cancer industries as to calloulsy ignore the growing evidence? Are they afraid of being sued? Their inaction is perplexing when the risk reduction measures are so simple, cheap and extremely safe.

How to reduce the risk of your child becoming autistic
Pregnant and lactating women can ensure their levels of vitamin D are at optimum by, first, getting a blood test completed via their doctor. Send the results to me and I will help you interpret them (your Dr will likely have a different interpretation than mine).

Even if you do not have a recent blood test as guidance, a woman can safely take from 2-4,000iu of natural vitamin D per day during winter. During summer, she should be fine if she has a light overall suntan (sunscreen prevents vitamin D synthesis). Do not sunburn or overdo the tanning. Sunburn risk can be reduced by a diet that includes a daily handful of blueberries and 1-2 capsules per day of Astazan; but make sure you start these several days before the sun exposure.

Keep this regime going while breast feeding and give your child just enough sun to have a light overall tan. Put baby out in the mid day sun for several minutes (depending on skin type), on a blanket with a bare top and bottom (Now that is going to upset more than a few sun avoidance fear-mongers!). No burning!

If and when should you vaccinate your child?
As parents, you must decide. I can not tell you. All that I can do is share with you my own choices as a parent.

All four of my children have been vaccinated for various bugs - but late. Some very late, like in their late teens. While I do not condone wholesale vaccinating for all and sundry, there are a few, like tetanus, that are best vaccinated against. I see no reason for vaccinating a healthy child against most other diseases, including measles, mumps and Swine Flu.

What we did
First, we delayed any vaccinations for as long as each child was being breast fed because Mum's milk contains antibodies against the childhood infections that she has had.

Then, there were defintely no vaccinations during or around any times of suspected oxidative stress such as infections and even teething.

Then we risk assessed each vaccine. For example; although our children are part Polynesian and therfore theoretically at greater risk, we decided the true risk was very low and therefore chose not to vaccinate them against meningococcal B. This was because they have always been very well fed, well housed and not living in South Auckland - and they had plenty of sun on their bodies over the summer months. So no Meningococcal vaccines.

Then there were no vaccinations during winter when vitamin D levels are at their seasonal lowest.

I hope that sharing our experience helps.

Incidentally, heavy metal contamination in children, as well as adults, can be determined using a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA). If you are interested in having this done, contact me for more information.


Anonymous said...

When we were children mother always made us get out in the sun if we were home sick or had any sores ( like boils or open cuts) etc.
to this day i get out in the sun in swim trunks as often as I can, some times for hours at a time

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but while glutathione does help prevent deposition of heavy metals, it does not "act as a chelating (binding) agent to remove heavy metals". It has only one thiol (sulfur) group, making it a weak chelator, so it just stirs up metals that are already there.

But if you insist it does, please post the study from Pubmed that proves it's chelation abilities.

The only compounds that chelate heavy metals are DMSA and frequent-dose alpha lipoic acid (both have 2 thiol groups).

Google is your friend. :)

Gary Moller said...

The problem with using chemicals like DMSA is they can be too harsh causing a flood of toxins into the circulation from where they have been safely sequestered (fat, bones etc). This can be highly stressful for the individual.

I have a different approach to getting rid of toxic elements such as Hg which works beautifully and produces significant reductions in toxic elements as measured by the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis:

Carefully prescribed vitamins and minerals, including nutrients such as glutathione. In combination, these all help to gently chelate any toxins. Most people suffer no adverse symptoms. Some do. The end result is invariably feeling great and all achieved with little in the way of risk to health.