February 16, 2013

Jimmie's aha moment commercial:Mutual of Omaha tries to save cash by convincing parents to neglect their children's medical needs

So this is two years old, and apparently didn't make the rounds, but it is so bad I just have to call your attention to it. 

And insurance company trying to convince families to accept your child with autism just the way they are... SO WE DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR CHILD'S MEDICAL TREATMENT, OF COURSE!  


Can you imagine:
"My name is Jimmie, and this is my aha moment.  My four year old son was diagnosed with food allergies, gut dysbiosis, brain inflammation and a mitochondrial disorder that causes brain dysfunction. As a dad you have all these goals and dreams and hopes for your son.  And you are faced with the knowledge that he may be dependent on you for the rest of his life.  I had to first realize that there's nothing wrong with him the way he is.  Its the world who views him differently.  I love him.  My son is fine just the way he is."
Insert PANDAS, Diabetes, Self-injurious Behavior, OCD, ADD, Learning Disabilities, Asthma or any disorder in the neuroimmune family.  The world just needs to accept those kids the way they are.  Cause insurance companies don't wanna pay for them!

Jimmie... dude... you have been used!

HT: Anne Dachel

February 8, 2013

Children with Autism Have Some Messed Up Metals

Sci Rep. 2013;3:1199. doi: 10.1038/srep01199. Epub 2013 Feb 4.

Estimation of autistic children by metallomics analysis.
Yasuda H, Kobayashi M, Yasuda Y, Tsutsui T.

La Belle Vie Research Laboratory, 8-4 Nihonbashi-Tomizawacho , Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Clarification of the pathogenesis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders is one of the challenges today. In this study, we examine scalp hair concentrations of 26 trace elements for 1,967 children with autistic disorders (1,553 males and 414 females). Five-hundred and eighty-four (29.7%), 347 (17.6%) and 114 (5.8%) subjects was found deficient in zinc, magnesium and calcium, respectively, and 2.0% or less in the other essential metals. The incidence rate of mineral deficiency was highly observed in infants aged 0-3 year-old. In contrast, 339 (17.2%), 168 (8.5%) and 94 (4.8%) individuals was found suffering from high burden of aluminium, cadmium and lead, and 2.8% or less from mercury and arsenic burden. These findings suggest that infantile zinc- and magnesium-deficiency and/or toxic metal burdens may epigenetically play principal roles as environmental factors in autistic disorders and that metallomics approach may lead to early screening and prevention of the neurodevelopment disorders.

    [PubMed - in process]