Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Autistic History: Rosemary Kessick


She is the brain behind Vaxxed. She gave Wakefield  the idea that the MMR vaccine is the cause of autism. She introduced quack diets for autistic people which lead to "Allergy Induced Autism" group.  She says it "improves them." She is not as well known but just as dangerous.

She says she watched her son, William "deteriorate" from a bright and active toddler to a "destructive eight year old who cannot talk, play or feed himself and who lives in a frantic, rushed world of his own." She needed something to blame so she blamed the MMR vaccine for him being neurodiverse. He did have infammatory bowel disorder. The IBS did make him suffer. That is the difference.


In 1995 Kessick approached former gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield . She came to him as a parent of an autistic child. She was seeking help with her son's IBS and him being autistic. In 1996, he turned his attention to the connection between the MMR vaccine and autism. With out her he would not have made the false connection! She volunteered her son to participate in Wakefield's study of 10 children at the Royal Free Hospital in London. It was trying to find the link between the MMR vaccine and Crohn's Disease. Later the study moved onto autism, with Kessick's help.

Rosemary Kessick is the CEO of Allergy Induced Autism (AiA). It is a United Kingdom based charity. It is dedicated to identifying the causes and biomedical effects of being autistic. It gained its chartity status in 1997. One doctor's observation along with a group of parents that noticed common food and chemicals that "exacerbated their condition." AiA has grown exponentially since its inception. They hold international seminars, presentations and conferences. They are served to spread misinformation about autism, provides a platform for medical research and a focal point for scientists and parents.

She says she gave up her job as a business manager to care for William. He was the second born out of three children. "Within weeks of the vaccination, his development slowed down, then it stopped, then it stopped and regressed. Seeing what has happened to him has broken our hearts. It means so much to finally be listened to and find people to stand up and say the safety of these vaccines must be investigated."

The concern resurfaced when the British government had a campaign to introduce a MMR booster for all four year olds. Most of these children had their first booster at around fifteen months old. This is the same age signs of being autistic are noticed.

The British department of health did dismiss the links because it was the work of only one researcher. They stated that children were at a much larger risk to these deadly diseases than the vaccine itself. They then launched a campaign to stop the rise in unvaccinated children. It lead to a sudden outbreak of measles.


Books:


According to Amazon.com "Parents have been reporting a connection between autism and diet for decades, but for many years the science behind the connection was evasive. Today, we see a growing body of research to back up parental-reported evidence that certain foods and other environmental sources can affect the developing brains of some children, and trigger adverse behavioral episodes.Written by an autism expert who has witnessed in her own child the dramatic improvement that can be made through dietary intervention, this book offers an 'easily digestible' guide to the science behind the considerations; strategies for implementing a safe diet; a handy list of ingredients to be avoided; as well as a concise bank of essential resources and useful contacts.This book offers an accessibly concise guide to all aspects of dietary invention in children with autism, and is an ideal resource for parents, teachers and any other family member or caregiver who needs to know how to help implement a safe and healthy diet for an autistic child"

Containing over 400 gluten and dairy free recipes, the book will be invaluable to all those whose diet is restricted due to food intolerance. An increasing number of people on the autism spectrum are turning to the gluten and casein free diet and finding that many of the more troublesome symptoms are significantly alleviated. Coeliacs, and those with lactose and other intolerance will also find a wealth of useful ideas for cooking without gluten or dairy products and expanding what may initially seem a very restrictive repertoire of possible meals.
According to eTextbook World."People with autism often are intolerant of gluten (a protein in four types of cereal) and casein (a protein found in animal milk). There are many testaments to the benefits for such people of a diet that excludes gluten, casein, monosodium glutamate and aspartame, and these persuaded Marilyn Le Breton to put her autistic son Jack on the diet. This is the book that Marilyn wishes had been available to her when she first did so. In it she explains what the diet is all about and how it works, what foods can form part of the diet and what should be excluded. She addresses frequently asked questions and misconceptions, such as ‘Is the diet too difficult and time-consuming? How strictly do I need to adhere to it? Is the diet expensive to implement?’ and gives practical advice on basic equipment and ingredients, what to expect when your child starts the diet, how to adapt family meals and how to minimize cross-contamination in the kitchen. The book includes a wide selection of recipes, an extensive list of addresses and websites of suppliers of foodstuffs in the UK, and suggestions for finding out more information. It is the first book of its kind to be written specifically for those living in the UK. Marilyn’s own experience and sensible approach ensure that this book will be invaluable for any parent of a child with autism, or any adult considering embarking on the diet."

According to Abe Books "Containing over 400 gluten and dairy free recipes, the book will be invaluable to all those whose diet is restricted due to food intolerance. An increasing number of people on the autism spectrum are turning to the gluten and casein free diet and finding that many of the more troublesome symptoms are significantly alleviated. Coeliacs, and those with lactose and other intolerance will also find a wealth of useful ideas for cooking without gluten or dairy products and expanding what may initially seem a very restrictive repertoire of possible meals.

Vaxxed:





According to IMBD,"A documentary alleging that the CDC, the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens, destroyed data on their 2004 study that allegedly showed a link between the MMR vaccine and autism." Andrew Wakefeild directed it. This was a huge victory for the antivaxxer movement. 


Kessick is Dangerous but lesser known. She must be exposed. 



















Sources:

http://briandeer.com/wakefield/dawbarns-kessick.htm
http://www.whale.to/vaccine/kessick_h.html
https://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi1086437913?ref_=ttvi_vi_imdb_1



2 comments:

  1. A data point. The "vaccines cause autism" claim goes back as far as 1981, long before Wakefield's report. That's when my MIL told my ex that her granddaughter(ex's niece) would not be vaccinated "vaccines cause autism." Any idea when the original idea started, and how?

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    1. I do not but I will be researching this. I will add this to my advocacy to do this. Thank you for bringing up this point. My mother told me to listen to Jenny McCarthy when my son was diagnosed, long before i suspected it in myself. I was logically minded knowing it did not make any sense at all.

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