When Big Brother Zuck starts censoring you, you’re probably speaking too much truth. That’s what happened to JB Handley when he tried to advertise for his book, “How to End the Autism Epidemic” out this month from Chelsea Green Publishing.
In the book he gives a scientific and common-sense analysis of the autism epidemic, which he claims points to vaccines as the culprit. Handley explains the history of vaccines including the obvious points that vaccines take credit for a drop in mortality that preceded them and the fact that in the 1960s, kids took three vaccines. Now they are injected with 36.
His recommendations are common sense as well:
We must continue to investigate the safety of vaccines, we must adopt a position of informed consent, and every individual vaccine must be considered on its own merits.
This parallels other reputable medical organizations’ recommendations like the Mayo Clinic as reported in Paleo Family:
• Abandon a one-size- (and dose-) fits-all vaccine approach for all vaccines and all persons.
• Predict the likelihood of a significant adverse event to a vaccine.
• Decide the number of doses likely to be needed to induce a sufficient response to a vaccine.
• Design and develop new vaccines and studies to prove their efficacy and safety in such a way as to begin to use them in an individualized manner.
• Identify approaches to vaccination for individuals and groups (based on age, gender, race, other) based on genetic predilections to vaccine response and reactivity.
A direct vaccine-autism link has not been made but there is strong evidence that many vaccines may lead to autism through two separate mechanisms:
1) Some ingredients (such as aluminum adjuvants) may collect in the brain of susceptible children and cause neurological damage, which results in autism spectrum disorder. This path is thoroughly explored in the book.
2) Many vaccines cause illness and ear infections, which are subsequently treated with antibiotics. Antibiotic overuse has been shown to disrupt the gastrointestinal microbiome and has been correlated with autism spectrum disorder. Handley even mentions in his book that his child with ASD was, “always on antibiotics.”
We believe that autism is a name for multiple neurological conditions caused by several different environmental factors compounded by a genetic disorder. This complexity is why the disease has been so difficult to pin down, diagnose, and defeat.
The truth will prevail, despite all the name-calling and Facebook censorship from those who would hide it.