April is National Autism Month and there is a lot of talk about the status of the science surrounding this epidemic “condition” in America today. Scientists are now reporting that autism can be diagnosed in the womb through amniocentesis. Clearly there is a lot of controversy that goes along with this option. Although scientists are hoping that steps can be taken to somehow “rewire the brain” in utero, I can’t help but wonder if the rate of abortions will skyrocket if autism can be detected prior to birth.
The idea that autism can be detected in the womb sure sheds light on the situation. It’s about time. After all, how can you blame things like immunizations or gluten before your child is exposed to these things on their own? Hmm… Sounds like it might be time to dig a little deeper for some answers.
There are very telling recommendations that can be found in the National Institute of Health study entitled Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk…What We Can Do Now provided to the White House in 2009. Don’t let the title of the report fool you! This report focuses on the environmental impact that our lifestyle is having on our health in general and over and over again throughout this study we are warned that children are at greatest risk of environmental damage. Recommendations provided on page 111 include two red flags.
1. We are told to take control of our own health and to take responsibility for our own environmental exposure. ( Until we’re at least willing to do that we have no right to point fingers and place blame elsewhere).
2. It is recommended that BOTH male and female avoid exposure to environmental contaminants (including pesticides, herbicides, GMO’s, carcinogens (cancer causing chemicals), endocrine disruptors (hormone disruptors, etc.) PRIOR TO CONCEPTION. With this recommendation you can bet that our government is well aware of the havoc that environmental toxins are wreaking on our health BEFORE conception (and beyond).
Would you be willing to proactively change your lifestyle IF you believed that what you (and your spouse) eat, drink & breathe will impact generations to come? Would you be willing to be inconvenienced by nixing plastic bottles (and the harmful water within them) if it would help avoid passing those toxins along to the unborn? Would you be willing to buy local organic foods and refuse processed convenience foods? I hope your answer is “yes”. After all, it’s not about you.
If you don’t think any of these things have an impact on autism you need your own head examined. I am eye-witness to the changes in behavior and cognitive response of those on the spectrum JUST BY CHANGING THEIR WATER source to one that has attributes that benefit human health and properties to encourage detoxing of harmful contaminants inherited by the last generation.
The rate of autism in America has increased by 30% in the past 2 years. Obviously what’s being done isn’t working. Maybe it’s time to dig a little deeper and to be willing to place a little blame on toxicity passed along by prior generations instead of spending all of our time, energy and resources trying to “fix” the problem only when we have to face it head-on. Ouch!
CHANGING THE WAY THE WORLD LOOKS AT WATER…
ONE LIFE AT A TIME!