Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dr. Bradstreet was NOT Anti-Vaccine

Its sad that the state of journalism today is nothing but sensationalism and a massive lack of fact checking. To all the news outlets posting the false headline that Dr. Bradstreet was anti-vaccine: sorry but you are all wrong!

Dr. Bradstreet was trained in western medicine. He holds an MD, MD(H) and FAAFP. He vaccinated his children. The issue is not necessarily the vaccines, its the children. We are all asking the wrong questions!

Back in 1980 the occurrence of Autism was about 1 in 10,000 and since then has steadily increased in prevalence to about 1 in 62 and in boys, that number is about 1 in 44. If this is not an epidemic, then I don't know what is.

We know that vaccines have been given to the US population for decades. Many of these vaccines have not changed much since they were first introduced. Currently there are more vaccines given to children then there were in the past - something like 42 vaccines before the age of 6. But still, the vast majority of American children do not have autism at the moment. So maybe we are looking at the issue all wrong?

I think we need to look at the children that are diagnosed as autistic or on the spectrum. There are many commonalities found in their genetic make-up, blood work and gut biome. What we tend to see is that a huge majority of these children have the MTHFR gene mutation. MTHFR is one of many genes involved in the methylation process. Methylation is an essential function in the body which creates glutathione (the chemical involved in detoxification of the body). In addition, these children on the spectrum have gut dysbiosis which leads to an increase in yeast. Yeast is known to contribute to inflammation and neuropsychiatric symptoms in addition to many other detrimental syndromes plaguing our modern society.

The modern diet does not help this situation either. I am not going to delve into the problems with the diet in the US in this post. I will save it for a subsequent post but it is a crucial ingredient to this epidemic.

Back to methylation. When the body can not produce enough glutathione, it can not detox properly. When the body can not rid itself of the toxic chemicals it ingests, absorbs, breathes in, etc. through everyday exposure, they build up inside of our organs. When you add vaccines into the equation the toxic burden of these vulnerable children can become too much for their bodies to process and a tipping point is reached.

There is a website called VAERS where people can record injuries that they have sustained due to vaccines. Vaccine injury is real. It happens. Maybe not to everyone, but its not a myth. Many parents of autistic children report that after a vaccination, their child regressed, became ill and then was eventually diagnosed as ASD.

I am not necessarily saying that there is a conspiracy or that the medical community is out to harm us. What I am saying is that THEY are not asking the right questions. THEY are not researching these children and the commonalities that they all possess.

Dr. Bradstreet, on the other hand, WAS. He was making connections where there previously weren't any and he was seeing results when treating methylation and the gut biome, among other things.

I stand by my word. Show me a child he harmed. I have not seen nor heard anything about his treatment but success stories. Mine included.

Keep in mind when you read the national news stories about this "controversial" doctor and this "anti-vaccination" proponent. They did not know this man and they are just re-reporting stories that originated from a source that did not have the facts. There is a ton of misinformation swirling around right now and there are many ignorant and insensitive people fueling this fire.

It is not my responsibility to address all this misinformation (even though I want to). I must rest knowing full well that Dr. Bradstreet was a visionary who looked at science from an angle that modern medicine refuses to do. He was decades ahead of where the accepted research currently is.

His loss can not be put into words. Once again, I will not dive into the conspiracy theories out there. I just want to point out that the media is labeling this man as something he was NOT. He was one of the brightest minds in medicine today.

Maybe there will be learnings from his death. Maybe researchers will start looking at this sub-set of vulnerable children to see how vaccines are affecting THEM. I will reiterate for those that may decide to mince my words, that I do not believe its the vaccines that cause autism, its something in these children that predisposes them to a toxic overload and the inability to clear their sytems of it. Vaccines may very well be the tipping point for many of these children and we need to develop a way to pre-screen them (from infancy) so that we can identify the at-risk population and prevent ASD from taking even more of our precious babies from us.

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