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Mandy ~ I am a stay at home mom who has been on a medical roller coaster ride going from doctor to doctor trying to figure out what is wrong with me. All of the doctors agreed that there is something medically wrong with me, they just don't know what... Basically, just about every time that I go to the doctor, I wind up with a new diagnosis. It is very frustrating. I hope that some of these links will maybe help you or lead you in the right direction.

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

MIT reverses autism in mice

I recently received an email with the article below. One thing that I found interesting in the article was the following quote "Suppressing it can counteract the effects of Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), the leading cause of retardation and a genetic autism, MIT said Sunday." The "genetic autism" was what caught my eye. Is the rash of autism not only in the US but all over the world "genetic" or are all of these children just predisposed to autism anyway and develop it because of pollution and the mercury that is in immunizations? Maybe it is just all of the above? There are several states that are major polluters and have a huge clusters of autism cases are New Jersey, Texas and North Carolina. A cure to autism and other diseases like this need to be found, I hope that this article will help with this.


webduck said...

Truthfully, I think it is a toxic soup of things that we all have ingested. One of the things I try very hard to stay away from is high fructose corn syrup, which to me could be the culprit for a lot of the diseases like diabetes and autism showing up more and more. Not the ONLY reason, but a contributor. Happy New Year!!

txmedicalfreak said...

I too think that it is a toxic soup. There is a really good book by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. about this very thing, I forget the name of it. About two years ago, I quit eating sugar in any form. Although, I do fall off of the wagon now and again. I use Equal and doubt that it is much better but I just have to have something in coffee and tea.
Thanks for you comment and have a safe and happy New Year!

Rudy said...

i have a question: is it possible to be slightly autistic? I always thought autism is a severe problem, nothing mild about it.

txmedicalfreak said...

Rudy ~ The answer to your question was to long to put in a comment so, I put it in a new post
I tried my best to answer it but, Autism doesn't have clear cut answer's. If you have any more question don't hesitate to ask. Also, on my blog you can "double click" on a word and a dictionary will pop up. I thought that it was completely appropriate for this blog when I found it at
Thanks again for you question =^./.^=