AUTISM. The Flu Season and precautions with vaccines.
Winter has been harsh this year and in some areas, highly unusual record breaking temperatures and conditions were recorded everywhere. With the end of January comes the season of Influenza. The University of Wyoming reported their first case on January 21, 2011.
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and muscle aches. Influenza can cause severe illness and complications, particularly among older people.
Tips about keeping the spread of the flu are now posted almost everywhere. Emphasis on washing your hands, (for more than 20 seconds using a rubbing, friction action), and of course, covering your mouth when you cough with the inside of your elbow and not your hands are the best precautions.
Though mercury in vaccines does not cause Autism, the heavy metals most certainly trigger and further complicate it. Once a child has been diagnosed with Autism, it is globally recommended to limit intakes and exposure to heavy metals.
Mercury has allegedly been removed from all vaccines with the exception of some brands of the flu shot and some plain tetanus and diphtheria-tetanus shots. All other shots on the standard schedule either have no mercury at all or have it filtered out to barely detectable amounts.
Parents need to be both prepared and comfortable in questioning their doctors about the injections being given to their children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ASD. Dr. Sears of L.E.A.N. reports that Fluzone is the only 100% mercury free brand for infants, but parents need to make sure it’s the single-dose version of the shot. The large 10-dose bottle of Fluzone brand still contains the full dose of mercury.
With winter ending and the Flu season upon us, before vaccinating your child with ASD, ask your doctor for Fluzone. Tell him you demand single doses for your child’s age/ weight versus the cheaper method of drawing from the larger, mercury laden bottle. Be prepared to pay a little more.
Always remember to delay vaccinations of any kind if your child is already sick. A compromised immune system is not prepared to handle vaccines.
Heavy metals play a part in the interruptions and seizures associated with all spectrum disorders. Though Autism is pre-disposed, we certainly do not want to add to the barrage of interruptions already present in the brain of an Autistic child.