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Podcast #346:
NeuroTribes – The Historical Truth About Autism and Asperger’s.

Steve Silberman

Guest: Steve Silberman

I used to think that vaccines caused autism…

To me, it was a slam dunk. Vaccines and their noxious ingredients were the obvious culprits, and no one could ever convince me otherwise..

But as time went on, I became less convinced. I guess you can say that I was “on the fence” about it, not completely certain yet still concerned about the impact of the expanded vaccine schedule on the health of our children.

Yet after spending the past couple weeks intensely studying the historical timeline of autism and Asperger’s, I can no longer sit on that fence.

I can say with the utmost certainty that vaccines are not even remotely responsible for the dramatic rise in autism diagnoses over the past few decades.

ADDENDUM: This is not to say that vaccines are not a contributing factor. As you will learn in today’s interview, there are 4 very significant reasons that the numbers spiked. These include a change to a much broader diagnostic criteria for autism in the DSM-IV, increased awareness via the movie Rain Man, the availability of reliable diagnostic testing, improved access to psychiatric services, and a very critical typo in the DSM-IV that went unaddressed for half a decade. These factors have largely been overlooked and are the focus of today’s episode. The intention of the broadened criteria was to cause a spike in diagnoses so that those diagnosed could receive the services they needed and were not getting without a diagnosis. It was intentional. The rise in numbers was not due to vaccines alone. This is what the podcast is about.

Yeah, I should probably know better than to make such a bold statement. I mean, we all know what happened after my Gluten Lie episode…

But that’s how I really feel. Or as one of my Facebookers posted recently, “My opinion changes with new information.”

While vaccine injuries do in fact happen, and while I do think that vaccines contain potentially hazardous ingredients, I do not believe that vaccines are the driving force behind the relatively recent spike in autism incidence.

Honestly, I feel like anyone who has ever studied the history of the condition — what went on before Raymond Babbitt’s cross-country road trip or Dr. Wakefield’s sketchy study — will very likely agree with me.

Unfortunately, this history had been long forgotten and replaced by the prevailing myth that autism is a contemporary epidemic rooted in our modern ways — processed foods, toxins, nutrient deficiencies, and immunizations.

There’s nothing modern about autism. Those children (and adults) were always there. It’s just that no one knew what to call them or what to do with them.

But they were there.

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Podcast 282:
Naturopath Forced to Shut Down Practice!

Mouth Taped

I’m kinda torn on this one.

Last summer, the State of Colorado passed a bill drastically limiting the scope of practice for Certified Traditional Naturopaths, barring them from working with cancer patients, pregnant women, and children under the age of two.

This bill does not apply to licensed naturopathic doctors who graduated from accredited natural medicine schools like Bastyr or NCNM, but to the “traditional” types who can earn their credentials through sometimes-shady-looking websites requiring not much more than a GED and a credit card.

Understanding that there are always two sides to every story, part of me feels like the objective of this bill is to protect the public from unqualified practitioners posing as health gurus.

I mean, if someone I loved had cancer, there’s no way in h#ll they’re working with a practitioner with a degree from the Naturopathic University of Google.

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The Podcast about Autism, the Brain, and Infant Formula…

by Sean Croxton

I couldn’t imagine having a child with autism.

Just the thought of it gives me a bit of anxiety — the unpredictable behavior, the tantrums, the head-banging.

If I had it my way, I’d have two kids — a boy and a girl. But knowing that — according to the latest figures — one in 54 boys is affected by autism, kinda scares the bejesus out of me.

It should scare the heck out of you, too. Because even if autism does not impact you directly right now, you’re not human if the statistics don’t make you wonder what the heck is going on here. Statistics like…

* One in 88 children are diagnosed with autism by age 8.

* The rate of autism increased 23% between the years 2006 and 2008. (I wonder what the 2012 numbers are!)

* Autism has increased 1000% in the past 40 years.

To give you more understanding as to the magnitude of this issue, the rate of obesity has increased 300% in the past 30 years. Again, autism is up 1000% in the past 40.

We have an epidemic on our hands, folks.

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Gut Bacteria is GOOD For You! (DVD Giveaway!)

by Sean Croxton

Oh, yeah! We’re giving away FREE schwag today!

I spent the couple days pouring over Natasha Campbell-McBride’s book Gut and Psychology Syndrome as well as watching the fascinating lecture she gave at The Weston A. Price Foundation’s Wise Traditions Conference 2011 in London on DVD.

In a nutshell, gut flora is king! If your flora is out of balance, you’ve got problems.

The problem is that we tend to not take our gut flora as seriously as we should. Why? Well, it’s most likely due to lack of education. No one is really talking about these health-giving microbes in schools or in the media — well, besides those ridiculous high-sugar yogurt commercials.

So, today’s video is my rendition of Dr. Campbell-McBride’s wonderful lecture. Actually, it’s the first 10 minutes of her 90-minute talk. There’s enough material in that lecture to cover two weeks of videos! Stay tuned for more.

Click the video below and be sure to leave a comment to enter our Wise Traditions London 2011 DVD giveaway contest. We’re giving away this 4-DVD set to three lucky commenters.

In addition to Dr. Campbell-McBride, the DVD includes presentations by:

* Zoe Harcombe, MA
* Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, MD
* Barry Groves, PhD
* Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN
* Jerry Brunetti
* Graham Harvey

For more info, click HERE.

I’ll announce the winners by video Friday morning.

Have a gut flora-friendly day!

Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss

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The Milk-Gluten Connection (Devil in the Milk #3)

by Sean Croxton

It just keeps getting more and more interesting.

While I was reading Devil in the Milk I couldn’t help but notice how similar A1 milk is to gluten when it comes to opiate-like effects on the brain.

So, in this video I discuss what A1 milk has to do with Type 1 diabetes, and what gluten and BCM7 have to do with schizophrenia and fat loss.

You’ll also learn what Gatorade has to do with autism research. Who knew?

Click the video below and prepare to be truth bombed.


Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss