If my graduate program had such brilliant, forward-thinking scientists, my studies would have taken a dramatically different turn.

like, such as, children in africa, mapsWhat forward-thinking brilliant scientist am I talking about? Why, none other than Jenny McCarthy, the renowned autism expert, who contends that “autism is an environmental illness.” Interestingly, but entirely unrelatedly, CNN has another article up next to hers, about a sperm donor who donated to 6 women, 3 of which bore autistic kids.

McCarthy:

Evan is now 5 years old and what might surprise a lot of you is that we’ve never been contacted by a single member of the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, or any other health authority to evaluate and understand how Evan recovered from autism.

Not a single one of the other experts on the subject will even give you the time of day? You’re so misunderstood, Dr. McCarty. One day you’ll show them all, but until then, it’s a good thing we have the media to vet important health claims.

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02. April 2008 by Mr. Gunn
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  1. This is quite interesting as changing such things as gluten-free, casein-free diet, vitamin supplementation, detox of metals, and anti-fungals for yeast overgrowth that plagued his intestines could truly be a starting point and possibly the recovery of symptoms associated with autism.

  2. Sandra, there’s no evidence that any of those things are related to autism. The causes aren’t known. It’s known that childhood vaccines are not the cause, and there’s a theory that it might be related to Vitamin D somehow, but I haven’t examined the evidence for that claim in detail.

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