The Autism Wars - Mom or Glutamate
Choose which side to join in the latest autism war.
One side says the mother's lack of Vitamin D during pregnancy causes autism, while the other side says it's the glutamate that's in each of the many immunization shots babies receive.
I'm guessing the medical community will line up on the blame-the-mother side. Not that they check Vitamin D levels during pregnancy, but blaming the mother is a time-honored tradition. Besides, that leaves them off the hook of having to justify all the immunizations-as well as their component parts.
But glutamate is an excitotoxin that causes brain inflammation and damages the hypothalamus. Babies are particularly susceptible to its ravages. The hypothalamus controls both the endocrine system and the nervous system-i. e. pretty much everything that goes on in our bodies-so this is no small matter.
Since everybody needs Vitamin D, mothers, be sure to take Vitamin D3 (the absorbable version) during pregnancy and beyond. Take a good multi-vitamin/mineral capsule, too. It's not a good practice to take a single vitamin without at least a little of the others.
But, for sure and for certain, also demand (not request, suggest or pretty please) some serious attention to the glutamate in immunizations, flu shots, tetanus shots, etc.
Read more about glutamate, et al, here.
God is good,
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P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She's a patient who's been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, "Moving to Health" about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don't, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.