Janet Levatin, MD, Holistic Pediatrician
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released a report on the prevalence of autism and childhood developmental disabilities in the US, based on data from 2014 to 2016. The news is grim, but not unexpected, as these problems have been increasing exponentially in our children for about the last three decades.
Autism is present in 2.76% of children, or 1 in 36. Boys are disproportionately affected with a prevalence of 1 in 27. Developmental disabilities, which include autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities and other developmental delays, are present in 6.99 % of children, or 1 in 14.
People who do not find these statistics sobering, frightening, and tragic are either in denial or just do not care about the future of our country.
The inexorable rise of autism and developmental disabilities parallels the increasing use of genetically modified foods grown with the toxic herbicide glyphosate (the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup) and the increasing number of vaccinations that have been added into the pediatric vaccination schedule.
More and more vaccines have been added into our infant/child schedule since the passage of 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA). This law prohibits people who suffer a vaccine-related injury, or even death, from suing the government, the vaccine manufacturers, or the person who administered the vaccine. In other words, the pharmaceutical industry, the doctors who give vaccines, and the government agencies that mandate what vaccines are “required” are protected, while ordinary people are denied due process.
The law was passed because thousands of bad reactions to vaccines had led to thousands of expensive lawsuits and pharmaceutical companies claimed these suits were going to force them out of the business of producing vaccines The government did not want that, thus the law was passed. This was a major boon to the vaccine manufacturing business…. and make no mistake, it is business, VERY BIG business. If you think pharmaceutical companies do what they do to help humanity, think again…. they are in it for the money. With no product liability concerns, they have free rein to introduce as many vaccines as they wish, even if those vaccines are not safe.
It is shocking to come to terms with the reality that children are being sacrificed to fuel the inexhaustible greed of the medical-industrial complex, but that is what is happening. Teachers, doctors, and therapists who have worked with children for years, like I have, see the changes that have taken place in our children. The “new normal” for families includes carting children to appointments with speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychopharmacologists, special ed tutors, allergists, and more.
The “new normal” is having a sick or disabled child, not a healthy one.
Families with children affected by autism and the long list of related disorders end up divorced, in poverty, and living under chronic stress. They exhaust their resources trying to “recover” their beloved, but damaged, children. If this trend continues, how will our country continue to function? Who will be teachers, doctors, accountants, scientists, electricians, plumbers, factory workers, farmers… and even the soldiers… of the future? This not only affects our future economy, it may collapse our national security.
So what can you do to stem the tide of this insanity?
- Educate yourself about the toxic potential of vaccines and genetically-modified, pesticided foods.
- Choose natural methods such as good quality supplements, herbs, homeopathy, and a healthful, organic diet for taking care of yourself. That way you will be much less likely to become ill from what is done to people in the conventional medical system.
- Contact your legislators on a regular basis to let them know that you want laws in place that protect our citizens, not big business.
- Share what you know with your friends and relatives. We need as many people as possible to adopt healthy living to start to reverse the devastating trends in the health of our children.
As a board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Levatin treats children with all types of conditions, including asthma, eczema, allergies, ADHD, ear infections, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep disorders, teething issues, psychological and behavioral imbalances, and autism. She enjoys helping families raise healthy children through natural childbirth, breastfeeding, healthy nutrition, and limited use of pharmaceuticals. She expertly uses and advocates for the use of homeopathy and homeoprophylaxis for children instead of vaccinations. She regularly refers children for chiropractic, osteopathic care, craniosacral therapy, allergy elimination, and other therapies. All of these modalities are available at Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center, making Dr. Levatin a perfect physician at our holistic clinic.