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Fighting Autism, ADD/ADHD & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Fighting Autism, ADD/ADHD & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fighting Autism, ADD/ADHD & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The book The Myth of Autism: How a Misunderstood Epidemic Is Destroying Our Children by Dr. Michael Goldberg sounds good. I have not read it and have not had it recommended to me, but it sounds like it is on the right track and full of good information. To find out more about him, read Dr. Goldberg’s bio on Facebook, watch the 8-minute video of his on YouTube, and read the interview of Dr. Goldberg on the Website The Autism Connection!. On Amazon, the book is described as follows:
Experts agree that America is in the midst of a disturbing epidemic of what has thus far been diagnosed as autism. In just thirty years autism diagnoses have risen from 1 in 5,000 children to 1 in 110, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But in the history of our society there has never been an “epidemic” of any developmental or genetic disorder—it is scientifically impossible. So what is this mysterious affliction known as “autism,” and how can we stop it? Dr. Goldberg and his colleagues illustrate why autism cannot be genetic, but is a symptom of a treatable neurological disease that attacks the brain’s immune system. Readers will come to understand: • Autism is not psychological or developmental, but a medical disease. • Autism is caused by a dysfunction in the neuro-immune system and often by secondary neurotropic viruses that impact the neuro-immune system and brain. • Illnesses such as autism, ADD/ADHD, and chronic fatigue syndrome all have different “labels” but are actually variations on the same thing: neuro-immune dysfunction syndromes (NIDS) • A NeuroSPECT scan is a diagnostic tool which, used in combination with proven therapies and treatments described in this book, is saving lives today, while opening the door to new therapies. • What you can do to transform your own life or the lives of your loved ones. Dr. Goldberg believes that in order to save the next generation of children from the incurable stigma of an autism diagnosis, we must quickly realize that all of these disorders are the result of a curable disease process. © 1996-2011, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates
In a positive reader review, Eric Gfesser says:
A review of this book in just a few short paragraphs is difficult, but some of Goldberg’s remarks simply need to be shared here. In chapter 11, Goldberg writes that “it has become obvious over the years, many errors, misdirections in research have occurred, but looking back, the mistakes have occurred in spite of good intentions by contributors and parents. We all grew up, and I was trained with a strong belief in our ‘ivory towers’. As echoed in the Hollywood community, in theory this was the era in which ‘there was no disease we couldn’t solve with enough funding’. It is obvious to me and to many frantic parents by now that our ‘ivory towers’, the main medical focus led by psychiatrists (as noted, these disorders as defined decades ago were not considered to have primary medical issues/problems), and all the money to date, have not remotely helped solve the real crisis, a true medical crisis facing these children and adults. The situation is so bad, so controlled, that I have been told multiple times that in major institutions, if you want to study developmental or genetics, you will likely be funded (look at all the money raised, and added to this system by congress and private support groups), but if you want to study immune or viral, not only should you not expect funding, but you may be reprimanded (bad judgment if not a very high up researcher) or even let go. Somehow, that does not resemble the medical or academic world I was exposed to or have believed in.” Earlier, in chapter 7, during his discussion of the role of diet elimination and reduction of allergy-related stresses, Goldberg comments that “the idea of removing dairy was not always an accepted practice. It has been a sad point for medicine that if we cannot conclusively document or prove with markers what is happening to the body, the medical profession is all too quick to dismiss it. I had professors who taught me to think, question, understand, and be skeptical. Sadly we have entered an era of medicine in which you do A, B, C, and D, but if you do not respond to ABCD, you are often out of luck or considered to be psychosomatic. We are in a world in which the general pediatrician has to be very cautious, very afraid of doing anything not dictated as correct by the AAP or his or her local medical society.” Well said. © 1996-2011, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates

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