Try These Alternatives Instead of Wasting Your Time on a Detox
We don’t have to tell you that 2020 was a terrible year. We can’t promise 2021 will be any better, but this week, we’re sharing our best strategies to help you reboot your life and start clean.
By now we all know that new year “detoxes” and “resets” don’t detox or reset anything. Depending on which you choose, they are either unsustainable diets or pure pseudoscience—often a mix of both. And yet, they still appeal.
A “detox” in 2021 may be a week’s worth of smoothies and juices, often guided by a guru who makes big promises about how amazing you’ll feel after you spend a week drinking what you’ve purchased from them. Or it may be a challenge to eliminate certain foods from your diet—no sugar, for example. Whatever the mechanics, these are all restrictive diets branded as self-care. (See link for article)
Herxheimer Reaction Cause Debunked as New Research Reveals True Cause
By Dr. David A. Jernigan
Remarkable new research debunks the dominant explanation for why people undergoing antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease very often experience a dramatic worsening of their symptoms, as well as new symptoms, in what is known as a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. The dominant explanation has been essentially that the guts or endotoxins of the dying bacteria spill into the body causing this worsening of symptoms. This explanation, though widely held as true is, according to the scientific research, completely incorrect.
This article will present research explaining why natural and prescription antibiotics cause severe herx reactions when compared to the use of induced native bacteriophages, which can completely annihilate the entire population of the targeted bacteria, with virtually no Herx reaction. The article will also present preventive measures to minimize herx reactions if inefficient treatments, such as natural and prescription antibiotics, are utilized.
What Actually Causes a Herx Reaction?
In order to develop effective therapeutic countermeasures to herx reactions, the pathophysiology, or the disordered physiological processes associated with a herx reaction, must be understood.
Many authors have incorrectly proposed that the Herxheimer reaction is caused by the release of toxins (endotoxins) by dying spirochetes, or Mast Cell Activation (MCAS) cytokine-responses causing inflammation in response to spirochete endotoxins. However, according to the most recent understanding, these mechanisms are largely unsupported by the research.
“After antibiotic treatment, spirochetes are rendered more susceptible to PMN phagocytosis likely caused by an alteration of the microbial surface to expose antigens and molecular patterns that allow antibody and complement to bind more effectively for phagocytic uptake. Once inside, PMN spirochetes probably provoke more severe inflammation.“
Butler goes on to say:
“Causes of inflammation in the JHR (Herx Reactions) are multi-factorial. When spirochetes are cleared from blood by phagocytosis, rises in concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines occur. Spirochetal inflammatory substances include lipoproteins and nonendotoxin pyrogens that cause rises in cytokines such as TNF-a, IL-6, and IL-8, as well as rises in histamine.”
The True Cause of a Herx Reaction in Layman’s Terms
In layman’s terms, a Herx is not just any worsening from any cause while undergoing treatment with antibacterial medication. A Herx occurs with antibiotics and other antibacterial efforts, such as botanicals, due to the fact that while the antibiotics do kill some of the bacteria, they often only injure many of the bacteria and/or cause a slow death, which allows your body’s immune cells, called phagocytes, time to come along and gobble up (PNM phagocytosis) these injured and dying bacteria, much like a Pac-Man from the old video game.
Once gobbled up, these live bacteria release genetic material inside of the phagocyte, causing it (the Pac-Man) to crank out excessive amounts and various types of cytokines, which are biochemicals that promote inflammation. This does not occur when bacteriophages kill the bacteria, since the phages literally kill the bacteria outright and so rapidly, that when the Pac-men of the immune system come along, they only gobble up the dead pieces, and no cytokines are produced, therefore there is no increased inflammation.
A Herx reaction:
Is not a desirable event.
Serves no therapeutic benefit.
Is a sign that the antibacterial medication is increasing inflammation and damage in the body.
Is a sign of inefficient medication is being utilized, causing live and damaged bacteria to be engulfed by phagocyte immune cells.
Should be avoided
Lessons from Bacteriophages: Less Herx From Bacteriophages Than Antibiotics:
Much of what we now understand about a Herx reaction is through the science of bacteriophages, which are viruses that only infect bacteria. When induced, or stimulated, bacteriophages can completely and rapidly kill all of the bacteria they infect, annihilating the entire target bacteria population. When the last of the bacterial population is dead, the bacteriophages themselves die within four days.
Anti-Herx Therapeutic Measures: (If antibiotics and botanicals are being used to kill bacteria )
Botanical/Nutitional/Homeopathic/Fatty Acid: Doctor recommended anti-inflammatory and anti-cytokine support
I.V. Hydration has been shown to reduce the occurrence and severity of herx reactions
Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy (HBOT), and other oxygen therapies have been shown to reduce the severity of herx reactions
BEMER mat therapy
Near/Mid/Far Infrared Sauna therapy
Antihistamines and enhance the optimum histamine clearance via enzyme activation in the metabolic pathway.
NSAID’s can have a beneficial effect on acute herx reactions
Note: Toxin-binder supplements used to bind up and eliminate bacterial endotoxins are understood now to not be of therapeutic benefit in that there are no bacterial endotoxins to bind. These binder products can often be beneficial for other environmental toxins.
Antibiotics have dominated the medical treatment of infections for almost a century, are an inefficient approach to dealing with infections, especially in light of the more rapid and precise actions of therapeutic bacteriophage treatments.
Many people who believe they are feeling worse due to the medication working, are actually being injured by the clumsy manner in which antibiotics work, not to mention their direct pharmaco-toxic effects. Many people report having to ramp up to a therapeutic dose of the more popular antibiotics, such as Disulfiram, often experiencing horrible symptoms, leaving the patient to wonder if they should tough it out and continue the drug, risking being permanently injured by the process, or to discontinue altogether.
Patients are often left on their own, searching the social media groups for guidance and encouragement, since their physician offered no advice on dealing with the very predictable problems they will face.
In the article by Thomas Butler states, “Physicians need to anticipate a JHR when treating spirochetal diseases to provide supportive care of monitoring vital signs and administering fluids.” The prognosis according to the research linking in this article, is favorable for full recovery even if a herx reaction occurs, usually resolving in a few hours in most patients given supportive care and adequate weekly IV nutritional fluids, such as a Myers Cocktail, or High-dose Vitamin C with Glutathione.
Although for many years it was thought that a Herxheimer reaction was caused by the toxins released as bacteria die and break apart, we now know this is incorrect. A Herxheimer reaction the result of the ingesting of the live, antibiotic-weakened bacteria, by immune cells, specifically polymorphonuclear leukocytes, white blood cells, such as neutrophils, which eat the live bacteria and eventually digest them, but in the meantime the bacteria, through genetic transcription cause the production of highly proinflammatory cytokines, TNF-a, IL-6, IL-8, and histamine.
When the target bacteria die from phages causing their death by lysis, as is the case with INPT bacteriophage therapy, the bacteria burst and the polymorphonuclear cells gobble up the dead pieces. In that there are no live bacteria essentially being eaten by these immune cells, very little cytokines are produced.
Bacteriophages kill the targeted bacteria extremely quickly, killing all of the target bacterial population usually in less than seven days, which means that by the time the immune system can begin to respond, the war is over. This means that when neutrophils arrive at the scene to start the cleanup, there is only remnants of the dead bacterial, and no live bacteria are being engulf, therefore the bacteria cannot cause genetic transcription and thus cannot cause the production of excessive proinflammatory cytokine substances…thereby there is minimal if any Herx reaction. All of this translates into phages cause much less herx symptoms than do antibiotics.
Conversely, many of the worsening symptoms experienced with natural or prescription antibiotics, including the latest trending antibiotic, Disulfiram, are due to the disruptive nature of the medication on the patient’s metabolic processes and frank antibiotic toxicity. These antibiotic-induced Herxheimer reactions are often the cause of poor patient compliance, often causing the patient to self-reduce the therapeutic dosage, enabling improved tolerance but greater risk of bacterial mutations rendering the drug ineffective. Antibiotic treatment can also result in new symptoms that can last months or be permanent.
Bacteriophage therapies are a superior form of treatment in the fight of treatment-resistant microbial infections.
Ongoing Development of INPT at the Biologix Center
INPT was developed by Phagen Corp. and is being used at the Biologix Center for Optimum Health, as a part of an IRB study, to go beyond Borrelia and target any microbial issue, including all of the co-infections associated with Lyme disease, as well as Candida sp., mold, and parasite infections, however at this time the only lab test for detecting bacteria-specific phages is for Borrelia strains.
The future of INPT includes intravenous and injectable forms of application, in addition to the present oral medication, available through doctors only. INPT is not projected to be sold directly to the public at this time.
I know practitioners are all quite biased in their approach to Lyme/MSIDS based upon their own experiences and preferences. Some promote herbal therapy, some ozone therapy, some have used antibiotics for decades, some hyperthermia with antibiotics, and so on. Here we read of a practitioner using phage therapy, so his experiences are going to be viewed through that lens.
To my knowledge there is still no magic bullet treatment for Lyme/MSIDS. The jury’s out for me on phage therapy until I learn more and hear of actual patient success with it, but in my experience, the axiom “If it’s too good to be true, it usually is,” has proven true again and again. I think we would all give our left arms to eradicate Lyme/MSIDS quickly , inexpensively, and without pain, but alas, I’ve yet to discover this secret elixir. I remember the promised Stem Cell Therapy which turned out to be a big, fat dud for tick-borne illness. This stem-cell documentary was eye-opening to say the least: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/07/27/free-documentary-from-jail-cell-to-stem-cell-the-next-con-for-the-ex-con-documentary/ (You can probably still find it on another platform for free)
The information on the cause of herxheimer reactions is also interesting – but the result is somewhat the same: inflammation and pain. Patients really don’t care why. This inflammation and pain can make many patients question their treatment and even quit – or mistakenly believe if they just change doctors all will be well. I’ve experienced this myself too many times to count, but slow and steady – utilizing a multi-pronged approach (treat, detox, support) with numerous antimicrobials (antibiotic, ozone, herbs, EO’s, and more) won the race for my husband and I. We relapsed twice, requiring 2-3 month stints which brought us to our current remission. I’m also hearing good reports of Disulfiram. Go here for Lyme treatments: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/02/13/lyme-disease-treatment/ (Numerous sources for treatment outcomes within link as well)
I think there are still many ways to skin a cat, and I truly hope phage therapy actually works as we definitely need more tools in our toolbox for this beast that ‘authorities’ continue to under appreciate.
Episode 115: Hyperthermia and Detoxification for Lyme Disease
July 16, 2020
Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Michelle McKeon, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, who discusses how she became interested in tick-borne illness treatments and how she became and important liaison for so many patients looking for treatment with hyperthermia and detoxification. Michelle owns Lyme and Cancer Services, where she helps people navigate their illness and treatment strategies.
Michelle specializes in detoxification, tick-borne diseases, gut dysbiosis, and inflammatory issues. She has been guiding both local and long-distance clients through addressing various factors that are causing their symptoms. Michelle looks for these answers through exploring mold mycotoxins, genetic/methylation issues, heavy metals, tick-borne infections, cell membrane damage, parasites and viral infections, candida, dental issues, diet and gut flora.
Michelle was introduced to functional medicine after her personal struggle with a debilitating battle of Lyme disease. She sought out hyperthermia treatment and detoxification therapies at a hospital in Germany. This treatment saved her life, and for the first time she was able to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Once returning home from the hospital, she immersed herself in daily detoxification and cell membrane repair therapies, vitamins and supplements, herbal tinctures, and she followed a strict diet to aid her body in the recovery process. From this experience, she decided to go back to school to receive a master’s degree in human nutrition. She graduated summa cum laude from The University of Bridgeport. From there she became a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS).
Since recovering, Michelle is the owner and operator of her nutrition practice, Balancing Pathwaysand another company called Lyme and Cancer Services, where works as a liaison between hospitals that offer hyperthermia treatment and patients who are interested in treatment.
She has authored two e-books, and advocates for people with health conditions, through writing articles for health magazines, and speaking at conferences and support groups. Her passion for integrative medicine grew from her healing journey, which was aided by living a nutritional and balanced lifestyle. Her dynamic combination of personal, professional, and educational experiences has created a foundation to effectively support people in becoming their optimal selves: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
My guess is McKeon went to the St. George Clinic in Germany under the direction of Dr. Frederick Douwes who stumbled upon Hyperthermia as a possible cure for MSIDS while treating cancer patients. Again, hyperthermia gives the body an artificial fever. For over 6 hours a patient’s body is heated to 41.7 degrees C (107 degrees F). Douwes does not use hyperthermia alone, but incorporates ozone, Reiki, acupuncture, foot spa detox, magnetic and laser therapy and IV antibiotics. It costs anywhere from $30,000 – $55,000 for treatment.
When I quizzed Douwes about “curing” Lyme he was evasive and stated people need “tune ups,” similarly to the issue with blood ozone and nearly every other treatment for Lyme/MSIDS. I wish I could say there’s a magic bullet for this but I’d be lying.
While I’m thrilled McKeon obtained her health back, I want you to know that many using hyperthermia don’t. Plus, as always, one must consider cost, time commitment availability/ease of treatment, etc. because relapses are common requiring retreatment. If you blow all your pennies all at once there may be nothing left in the kitty for the future. Food for thought.
Lastly, I have no idea if coinfections are as susceptible to heat as Lyme, as well as the fact patients often struggle with other issues such as mold, MCAS, food sensitivities/allergies, etc. Again, I have no idea if hyperthermia will help those issues.
Also, you can mimic hyperthermia yourself cheaply by exercising, using saunas and things like Biomats.
Detoxing is a crucial prong of treatment and sweating assists this process.
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A September 2020 meta-analysis concludes there is a significant relationship between autism and concentrations of lead and mercury in the body
According to the researchers, mercury concentration is a pathogenic cause for autism, meaning it’s a causative factor
According to a 2014 review, there is evidence of malfeasance and conflicts of interest in studies claiming that thimerosal in vaccines is safe
Serious flaws and errors also plague studies that claim aluminum in vaccines is safe. A mathematical error found in a key FDA study has reignited concerns about the safety of aluminum in vaccines
Glutathione is the dominant agent that binds to and helps move mercury and other heavy metals out of your tissues. Part of effective detox involves upregulating your biochemistry to facilitate the mobilization and elimination of metals
The controversy over whether mercury overexposure can trigger autism is a long-standing one. A new meta-analysis of previous studies sheds much needed light on the matter, concluding there’s a “significant relationship” between the two.
The review,1,2 published in the September 2020 issue of Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, looked at 18 studies conducted between 1982 and 2019 that examined the relationship between concentrations of copper, lead or mercury in blood, plasma, hair or nails and the prevalence of autism. While no relationship was found between autism and copper concentrations, a high degree of correlation was found for mercury and lead.
According to the authors,3 the relationship between mercury and autism is so strong that “the concentration of mercury can be listed as a pathogenic cause (disease-causing) for autism.” This held true even when outlier studies that might unduly influence the results were removed.
Mercury Is a Causative Factor
In the introduction, the authors point out that studies carried out in this area suggest mercury and other toxins are involved in the cause of autism, which include abnormal brain development that affects social interaction and communication skills.
“Metals’ biological effects are associated with their chemical properties, suggesting that excessive metal exposure can cause brain abnormalities around the world,” the researchers state.4
“Mercury is considered as a risk factor for autism since, according to previous studies, it has been recognized as a neurotrophic toxin. Reduction in mercury content in hair and teeth of the children with autism aroused the low disposal of mercury hypothesis.
Blaurock-Bush et al found that heavy metals are effective in the development of autism disorder. The role of mercury in the pathogenesis of autism has also been proven in other studies …
According to points raised in the present study … it would be quite reasonable to advise prevention of exposure to mercury and lead in children and provision of suitable conditions during the sensitive period of mothers’ pregnancy as vital measures to prevent the disease …”
A 2017 review paper,5 “The Toxicology of Mercury: Current Research and Emerging Trends,” details the “kinetics of this metal,” including “its metabolism, interaction with other metals, distribution, internal doses and targets and reservoir organs.” The paper cites several studies linking mercury and autism among its references, noting that:6
“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been demonstrated to be accompanied by distorted metal homeostasis. The degree to which people are affected by the metals seems to be largely influenced by the individual genetic makeup.
Especially Hg [mercury] exposure has become a suspected causative factor for many pathological conditions, and several sources of exposure to Hg compounds can be listed, including dental amalgam fillings, seafood, vaccines and increasingly from energy saving light bulbs as well.”
Malfeasance in Research Showing Thimerosal Safety
In the video above, the University of Calgary faculty of medicine illustrate how mercury causes neuronal degeneration in your brain. While there are many environmental sources of mercury exposure, some of the most prominent ones include high-mercury fish,dental amalgam and thimerosal-containing vaccines.
Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative used in certain vaccines. While it has been removed from most childhood vaccines, it is still used in some multidose vials, meaning vials that contain more than a single dose of the vaccine.
Remarkably, while the fact that mercury is neurotoxic is noncontroversial, health authorities still insist injected thimerosal is perfectly safe and has never been linked to neurological dysfunction. How could that be?
In 2014, a review article7 in the BioMed Research International journal titled, “Methodological Issues and Evidence of Malfeasance in Research Purporting to Show Thimerosal in Vaccines Is Safe,” noted that:
“The studies upon which the CDC relies and over which it exerted some level of control report that there is no increased risk of autism from exposure to organic Hg in vaccines, and some of these studies even reported that exposure to Thimerosal appeared to decrease the risk of autism.
These six studies are in sharp contrast to research conducted by independent researchers over the past 75+ years that have consistently found Thimerosal to be harmful … Many studies conducted by independent investigators have found Thimerosal to be associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Several studies, for example, including three of the six studies covered in this review, have found Thimerosal to be a risk factor for tics. In addition, Thimerosal has been found to be a risk factor in speech delay, language delay, attention deficit disorder, and autism.
Considering that there are many studies conducted by independent researchers which show a relationship between Thimerosal and neurodevelopmental disorders, the results of the six studies examined in this review, particularly those showing the protective effects of Thimerosal, should bring into question the validity of the methodology used in the studies …
Importantly … five of the publications examined in this review were directly commissioned by the CDC, raising the possible issue of conflict of interests or research bias, since vaccine promotion is a central mission of the CDC.
Conceivably, if serious neurological disorders are found to be related to Thimerosal in vaccines, such findings could possibly be viewed as damaging to the vaccine program.”
Aluminum Is Another Neurotoxic Poison
Today, the most commonly used vaccine preservative is aluminum, not thimerosal.It’s unfortunate that the Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics review did not include it, because it’s likely that aluminum has a similar impact on autism as mercury.
According to a 2018 study,8people with autism were found to have high amounts of aluminum in their brains.
“The mean (standard deviation) aluminium content across all 5 individuals for each lobe were 3.82(5.42), 2.30(2.00), 2.79(4.05) and 3.82(5.17) μg/g dry wt. for the occipital, frontal, temporal and parietal lobes respectively,” the researchers noted.9
The lead author on this paper was Dr. Christopher Exley, a leading expert in aluminum toxicology. He and a team of international scientists have also published a paper10 in the (preprint) December 2020 issue of the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology.
In it, they provide evidence for their position that “the safety of aluminium-based vaccine adjuvants … must be seriously evaluated without further delay, particularly at a time when the CDC is announcing a still increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders, of 1 child in 54 in the USA.”
As with thimerosal above, serious flaws and errors plague studies that claim aluminum in vaccines is safe. As reported in “Major Error Found in Vaccine Aluminum Safety Calculation,” a mathematical error found in a key U.S. Food and Drug Administration study has reignited concerns about its safety.
The FDA study,11 published in 2011, compared aluminum exposure from vaccines in infants to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s (ATSDR) safety limit of oral aluminum, concluding that:12
“… the body burden of aluminum from vaccines and diet throughout an infant’s first year of life is significantly less than the corresponding safe body burden of aluminum modeled using the regulatory MRL.
We conclude that episodic exposures to vaccines that contain aluminum adjuvant continue to be extremely low risk to infants and that the benefits of using vaccines containing aluminum adjuvant outweigh any theoretical concerns.”
The problem, found by Physicians for Informed Consent, is that the FDA based its calculations on 0.78% of oral aluminum being absorbed into the bloodstream instead of the value of 0.1% used by the ATSDR.
“As a result,” Physicians for Informed Consent noted,13 “the FDA paper assumed that nearly 8 (0.78%/0.1%) times more aluminum can safely enter the bloodstream, and this led the authors to incorrectly conclude that aluminum exposure from vaccines was well below the safety limit.” Christopher Shaw, a professor at the University of British Columbia who has studied the effects of injected aluminum, explained in a news release:14
“We knew that the  Mitkus et al. paper modeling aluminum clearance had to be inaccurate since it was assuming that injected aluminum kinetics were the same as the kinetics of aluminum acquired through diet.
Now, in addition, we see that they did their modeling based on using the incorrect level of aluminum absorption. What is particularly striking is that despite all these errors, since 2011, Mitkus et al. is used by CDC and other entities as the basis for claiming that aluminum adjuvants are safe.”
The Dangers of Lead
Lead is a naturally occurring metal that was once commonly used in gasoline, paint and children’s toys, and is still a part of batteries, pipes, pottery, roofing materials and cosmetics. Due to environmental pollution, food and water has also become a source of this dangerous toxin.
If you live in an urban area or near a busy road, it’s probably best to assume that your soil is contaminated with lead to some extent. This is also an issue if you plan to plant a vegetable garden, as vegetables can take up lead from the soil very efficiently.
Lead damages your brain and nervous system, and has been shown to lower IQ. Even small amounts can be dangerous, as lead builds up in your body over time. Children under 6 are especially at risk, as they absorb lead more easily than adults.
As detailed in “The Heroes Who Sunk Lead,” Herbert Needleman performed much of the foundational research showing even low levels of lead were dangerous. Another crucial crusader against lead was geochemist Clair Cameron Patterson, Ph.D.
It’s thanks to Patterson’s tireless work that lead was finally removed from gasoline, thereby saving untold billions of people from serious harm.15 He’s an unsung public health hero of the 20th century that most people have never heard of.
The video below is a short summary of the evolution of leaded gas, and ultimately, its removal, which was no small feat. Unfortunately, there are many other sources of toxic metals, and unless we address them all, we’re unlikely to get a handle on the autism epidemic.
We’re Getting Mercury Out of Dentistry
As mentioned, dental mercury is one pernicious source of mercury. Here, there is good news. After years of pressure from Consumers for Dental Choice and its allies, the FDA has finally released a long-overdue safety communication on dental amalgam.16 September 24, 2020, the FDA issued a warning that mercury fillings may adversely affect:
Pregnant women and their developing fetuses
Women who are planning to become pregnant
Nursing women and their newborns and infants
Children, especially those younger than 6
People with pre-existing neurological disease such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease
People with impaired kidney function
People with known heightened sensitivity (allergy) to mercury or other components of dental amalgam
While the FDA downplays the importance of its changed recommendation by stressing that the benefits of dental amalgam likely “outweigh their risks for most patients,” this update is nothing short of monumental, and opens the door, finally, for the elimination of dental mercury for all patients in the U.S., as has been done in many other countries already.
Detoxifying Heavy Metals
Heavy metal detoxification is no simple matter. As explained in “The Three Pillars of Heavy Metal Detoxification,” glutathione is the dominant agent that binds to and helps move mercury and other heavy metals out of your tissues. Part of effective detox involves upregulating your biochemistry to facilitate the mobilization and elimination of metals. In summary, the three pillars of heavy metal detox are:
Cleanse and clear your GI tract of metals and toxins
In January 2020, I also interviewed Boyd Haley, Ph.D., is a chemist specializing in the development of chemicals to chelate toxic metals. Haley has developed a nontoxic chelating compound called emeramide or NBMI (brand name Irminix), which tightly binds to mercury and free iron (which is also highly toxic), and acts as a potent antioxidant, as it has two glutathione arms.
Emeramid is still under drug development but can be obtained via expanded access, named patient use, compassionate use or special use, depending on the country you’re in. An early access application and prescription, required by the EMA, is available on the company’s website, EmeraMed.com.17
In closing, the evidence strongly suggests exposure to mercury, lead and aluminum are significant risk factors for autism and other neuropathologies. The simplest answer to the autism epidemic is therefore to prevent children from these kinds of exposures. That includes banning dental amalgam and getting thimerosal and aluminum out of all vaccines.