Michelle Obama has dedicated her issue advocacy as America’s First Lady toward solving the childhood obesity problem. Even the World Health Organization has pronounced childhood obesity one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Concerns about heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea and social discrimination are among some of the most serious consequences of the obesity epidemic, making it worthy of Obama’s high profile “Let’s Move” initiative.
“What Does the Science Say?” The Answer May Depend on Who Is Funding the Science
Consumers are often advised to ignore the misinformation they find on the Internet and instead look to what “the science” says. But interpreting science can be tricky business. In 1954, the book How to Lie with Statistics famously cautioned our “fact-minded culture” that statistics can “sensationalize, inflate, confuse, and oversimplify.” Other writers remind us that science is not neutral but “is made by people with interests, intentions, and ambitions; and…funded by governments and companies with agendas.”
It would probably surprise few people to hear that food allergies are increasingly common in U.S. children and around the world. According to one public health website, food allergies in children aged 0-17 in the U.S. increased by 50% from 1997 to 2011.
How do the increased incidences of autism in America track with exposure levels to suspected environmental toxins?
The question yielded surprising answers in a study recently published by respected open access publisher, BioMed Central, entitled "A Comparison of Temporal Trends in United States Autism Prevalence to Trends in Suspected Environmental Factors." The conclusion of the study, conducted by Cynthia D. Nevison, an atmospheric and environmental research scientist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is that, while most of the suspected environmental toxins examined have flat or decreaing temporal trends that correlated poorly to the rise in autism, cumulative aluminum adjuvants and cumulative total immunizations are among the few factors that reveal the opposite.
New eBook Summarizes Studies in the First Medical Textbook Linking Vaccines and Autoimmunity
Despite blanket assurances in the media that all vaccines are entirely and indisputably safe, the subject of vaccine-related illnesses continues to be studied rigorously by respected medical institutions around the world. Why? Because the rising rates of chronic disease in general and automimmune disease specifically makes it imperative that we understand the effects of ALL medications we put into our bodies and our children’s.
Much attention has been garnered over the causal relationship between vaccines and neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and Asperger’s syndrome, and for good reason. However, vaccines are also believed to play a significant causal role in many other chronic illnesses that have become more prevalent in recent decades.
While vaccines play an important role in protecting our population from serious contagious diseases, this doesn’t mean that as a society, we shouldn’t be closely examining why and how some vaccines are mandated. As the body of scientific evidence on vaccine risk factors for serious neurodevelopmental and autoimmune disorders grows, it’s time to take a more measured and critical look at instances in which vaccines pose more risk than benefit.
Claire Dwoskin founder of Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI) interviews Dr. Christopher Exley, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
CLAIRE DWOSKIN (CD): How did you begin working on the issue of aluminum toxicity?
The Children's Medical Safety Research Institute is excited to announce its support for research into a groundbreaking treatment option for Alzheimer's disease.
Recent research reveals that the consumption of silicon-rich water can improve the memory and cognitive ability of individuals with early stage Alzheimer's disease. Silicon is known for its ability to extract aluminum from the body; this research therefore strongly suggests that aluminum plays a causal role in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. This is the only proposed treatment option within the last 40 years that has been shown to decrease or alter the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Hot Off the Presses! First Medical Textbook Devoted to Research Linking Vaccines to Autoimmunity
With the discovery of autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA), the work of leading researchers from 14 countries on the role of adjuvants in different vaccines and how they can induce diverse autoimmune clinical manifestations in genetically prone individuals has been published in the newly released medical textbook, Vaccines and Autoimmunity.