On July 19, 2004, I started a little mommy blog to track and share with others what was helping my two year old son, Chandler, with his newly diagnosed "autism," entitling my first entry, "Welcome." I could not imagine the road that this simple step would take me down.
To say that this blog has been an amazing, life changing experience, is a poor descriptor of its power in my life for the last 17 years. It shaped me as much as I shaped it. But it is time for a new chapter in life.
Chandler is now a young man, and I have long since stopped sharing much about his health and developmental journey, as it is no longer appropriate to share his private life beyond a certain point.
"Autism" is a word we rarely use anymore, as the meaning has been blurred and stretched by social engineering and the normalization of disability, to be synonymous with "quirky." Or whatever description the user wants in the moment. It is further made meaningless as we have learned that what we were using it to describe (back when we defined it by DSM criteria) was not a stand alone disability/disorder/syndrome, but a behavioral outcome of several different physiological profiles/diseases/injuries/syndromes.
"Autism's" most common physical symptoms is brain inflammation. And there are several things that cause brain inflammation.
"Autism," in my humble opinion, should have been abandoned long ago as a stand alone diagnosis, just as "Fever" has been. It is an outcome of medical conditions that deserve treatment. Those with the diagnosis deserve the offer of medical investigation and treatment. But the medical world does not want to do that. Because the primary cause of the metabolic syndromes that result in "autism," is western medicine. Why would they want to know that they are the primary cause of "autism?"
It is human nature to deny our wrongs, hide from our sin, work selfishly in our own interests, and this is the state that our medical industry lives in. There is no sign of regret or repentance in their escalating destruction of the health of Americans, much less child health.
So the sad truth is that in the 17 years I have been writing this blog, "autism" treatment has barely advanced in the pediatricians office. Healing only begins when families leave mainstream medicine and partner with dissidents doctors.
I cannot express enough gratitude to all the dissident healers that we have been blessed by in our journey. To live in a space where we are allowed to think, speak the truth, and act according to reason and conscience is an increasing rarity in the 21st century. I am so happy to be a part of such a community.
The bottom line is this. Autism is caused by hubris. It is healed with humility and love. Thank you for being a part of a community that leans toward humility and love as we work to serve our beloved children.
It is time for me to move to a new chapter. To focus not just on medicine and politics, but the human condition that has our world locked into a sick system, and the loving God that has given us a path out of the sickness.
Thank you for walking with me down the autism road.
You can find me at Ginger Taylor on Substack.