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Deb A.
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2001 - 3:03 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did anyone see today's Montel Williams show? It's time to act again. Go to this site for the details:
Parents and specialists were on. Cluster areas where autism is 3 times the national average and growing,(Brick Township, N.J. and Staten Island, N.Y.) were discussed. Everyone wanted to know what was going on, and the following possibilities were mentioned: environment, food, vaccines (especially measles, mumps, and rubella----Jack Samuels says that this vaccine is especially high in glutamic acid and aspartame, as I recall), genetics. 1 in 10 of these children have a fragile X chromosome, 75% has some mental retardation, and 30% have seizures. A doctor who has a son who was diagnosed at 1 1/2 years is fine now at 4 1/2 years since his father did some researching and removed gluten and milk from his diet. He also gives him cod liver oil every day (vitamin A) His theories were barely discussed. The work of therapists took center stage, but the show did give viewers a lot to think about. I keep thinking about the results of the hundreds of lab tests done on animals over the years that demonstrated beyond a doubt what excess glutamate did to the neurological development (prenatally, eventually, in successive generations) of the lab animals and their offspring. I'm fearful that what is going on with out children is what was seen in the 2nd and 3rd generation of animals tested. They manifested an inability to learn (couldn't go through mazes), had mental retardation, and endocrine problems, birth defects, etc.. Most died obese and early. The doctor also made the observation that the autistic children of today are not the same as those of 30 years ago. Today, they are showing other puzzling physical symptoms: acrid diarrhea, seizures, and one other I can't remember now. Oh yes, compromised immune systems. The doctor called these children "neurologically wounded children". A parent said each child is a "biological train wreck". These clusters are not just in N.J. or N.Y.. They are here in our town and around the world. I just received an e mail from an alarmed man in Australia who said autism and ADD are epidemic there, too. I could cry. But as I always believed and still do, it will take the tragedy of our children to get people to demand some answers. It's going to happen....but oh, the cost. :( Any ideas to get proactive? I will let you know of some ideas that MeMorris and I have been e mailing each other about. She is looking into the cost of some kind of ad campaign in major city newspapers. (More details as we work on it some more) I think we can work this autism and ADD crisis into such a project. Mike and I are looking into the expense of another web site that would be a ".org" so that it can be a "generic" address that can be used in the ads. This site would help someone investigating the ad to find the facts. There would be links and info, and resources. But Mike and I can't afford the costs of the ads in major newspapers ourselves . This would have to come from donations from individuals and perhaps organizations like NoMSG who would be listed on the generic site and linked to it. Any ideas for the name of such a site?
www.?...The Glutamate Connection...The Neurological Time Bomb...National Health Crisis.....The Food Connection....Environmental Health Crisis...Excitotoxin Connection...Poisoned Pantries... National Health Crisis...Environmental Causes...etc.
Roy Piwovar
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2001 - 2:53 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here is an article on autism entitled "Roy's Page":
Tom Fernstrom
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2001 - 5:56 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)


I sent the below message to Roy -- perhaps his parents will join the cause.

Dear Roy,

Your parents are to be congratulated at discovering the "food pollution" causing their ailments and your autistic behavior. But you're not out of the woods yet. Please have them visit the website at:

and then have them read and participate in that site's forum. there is a wealth of information there that they may find helpful. One discussion examines the benefits of supplementation of a coenzyme called CoQ10. This may prove helpful in "catching up" with other children.

To your heath,

Tom Fernstrom
Roy Piwovar
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2001 - 6:56 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here is the list of MSG symptoms linked on the above "Roy's Page" site on autism:
Deb A.
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2001 - 7:17 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Roy, Tom, you both find the greatest resources! I will have to post these links on our menu topic dedicated to children. Thank you!

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