Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Top 10 Chemicals Most Likely to Cause Autism

Not surprised, but - worthy of sharing... especially since April is Autism Awareness Month and the latest stats are that 1 in 88 children are now affected with some type of ASD or Asberger's.  If you are 1 in 88, then your life will change/has changed and it is likely you will do whatever it takes to heal, recover or help your child.  Why wouldn't you?  And why wouldn't you do what you could, to prevent a learning disability (if possible)?


Top 10 Chemicals Most Likely to Cause Autism and Learning Disabilities

This morning, the The Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center (CEHC) released a list of the top ten toxic chemicals suspected to cause autism and learning disabilities.
This list was published today in Environmental Health Perspectives in an editorial written by Dr. Philip J. Landrigan, director of the CEHC, Dr. Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and Dr. Luca Lambertini, also of the CEHC.
The top ten chemicals are:
  1. Lead
  2. Methylmercury
  3. PCBs
  4. Organophosphate pesticides
  5. Organochlorine pesticides
  6. Endocrine disruptors
  7. Automotive exhaust
  8. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  9. Brominated flame retardants
  10. Perfluorinated compounds
Click here for the whole post.

Endocrine disruptors  -- think of hormones, thyroid, adrenals, etc.  I've posted previously about early puberty, obesity, adrenal therapy, cheap make-up, fluoride, etc. and all the toxic chemicals that could affect our bodies, every day, if we allow them.  Again, my stand is that prevention is the key to healthy children and that is done by educating myself and sticking to our plan for our family.  Toxic chemicals are not included in the plan!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Bolen Report - New to Me

I have my list of "regular" websites I view on a regular basis -- to attempt to stay up to date on what's happening in the world AND also decipher what's real, what's deceptive and what needs to be applied to my family.

I recently came across the following website and I confess... I do lurk around there rather often, to be honest.  Thought provoking -- yes, and it inspires me to keep on, keeping on -- for the health of my family.  It can be exhausting, feel defeating, disappointing (to say the least) to think that we live in a country, time and place that allows such... such... (loss of words) such inexcusable things to happen to our food supply, medical care (vaccines) and so forth.  Disheartening.  Sad.

Moving along, setting aside my feelings, I'll point over to The Bolen Report:

The Bolen Report is the archive for the infamous "Millions of Health Freedom Fighters - Newsletter," Health Care Crisis Management Consultant, and Consumer Activist, Tim Bolen's RUTHLESS, but humorous, analysis of North America's Health Care System.

Mark & David versus Goliath...
Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

Click on the links to go read the rest.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lest I Forget

Goals this year:  to keep my family healthy!  Does anything else really matter?

So, I have movies to watch, books to read... oh, lots and lots of books to read... and of course, the internet to thank for using up a whole lotta my time.

Never did have time for this one:  The Future of Food.  Gotta watch it soon - need to order from the library.

Back to the books... Time to re-read a few books this year... lest I forget just how sick we could get.

On my list of refreshers:

Link to Animal Factory webpage: