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Studies Predict Early Death for Those with Autism

Updated: Oct 4, 2019

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex behavioral condition with onset during early childhood and a lifelong course in the vast majority of cases. It is currently understood as a behaviorally defined syndrome manifested as impairment in social communication, repetitive routines, and restricted interests. Clinically, autism falls under a general category of developmental disorders, which also includes, Asperger’s disorder, Rett’s disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and other disorders not otherwise classified. Autism is the most studied of these developmental disorders – and should be at this point . The reported incidence of autism increased from 1 in 5000 in 1978, to 1 in 36 in 2016, as reported in the NHIS (National Health Information Survey). These were mostly boys. That is an increase of epidemic proportions!


Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are complex and multifactorial, and the role of environmental factors in its emergence have been well documented. The processes underlying this interaction are still poorly known, but there is evidence that epigenetic prenatal and postnatal gene damage  from environmental toxins, vaccines, and nutritional deficiencies such as vitamins D and B9 folate,  are most likely involved. The changes in epigenetic markers following exposure to environmental factors known as “autism risk factors” are discussed in many reports and are discussed further in the Brain Drain and Vaccine chapters of my book, Your Health Has Been Hijacked.

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An article in Psychology Today highlighted two recent studies that will undoubtedly shock individuals and families affected by ASD especially, but the rest of us should be on high alert as well. These studies show a much earlier age of death in those with ASD as compared with the general population.

One study, published in the American Journal of Public Health in April 2017, finds the life expectancy in the United States of those with ASD to be 36 years old as compared to 72 years old for the general population. They note that those with ASD are 40 times more likely to die from various injuries. About 28 percent of those with ASD die of an injury. Most of these are suffocation, asphyxiation, and drowning. The risk of drowning peaks at about 5 to 7 years old. As 50 percent of those with ASD wander, water safety and swim lessons are a must. GPS trackers are also available for purchase should a child wander or get lost. This makes finding the child or adult much easier and faster.


The other study was published by the British Journal of Psychiatry in January 2018. This was a Swedish study showing similar results but elaborating on other causes of death as well. This study showed a life expectancy in those with ASD with a cognitive(learning) disability at 39.5 years versus 70 years for the general population studied. Those with ASD without a learning disability had an average age of death at about 58 years. The leading causes of death in those with ASD in this large study were heart disease, suicide, and epilepsy. The suicide rate among those with ASD was 9 times higher than the general population. There have only recently been studies showing the increased risk of suicide in those with autism spectrum disorder. Future studies will help us to understand what causes this increased suicide risk so that we can help to fight it. It should also be noted that 20-40 percent of those with ASD have seizures compared to 1 percent of the general population, causing this increased risk of death by seizures. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/caring-autism/201810/early-death-in-those-autism-spectrum-disorder


There can be solutions to the ASD epidemic, both in treatment with early intervention and in prevention by making wise decisions about our personal health-related choices for our family, and taking a stance against all those who are trying to hijack our freedom of choice and force compliance with invasive procedures that are harming our children, especially. Personally, I think that our government, the pharmaceutical industry, and the medical profession have been complicit is establishing a healthcare dictatorship, forcing drugs and procedures on innocent non-consenting individuals – that means that your personal freedoms are being taken away and that there is more to come! This alliance is appalling in a country where personal freedoms are held in such high esteem and should be considered criminal and mafia style activity. You don’t have to look too far back in history to see the parallels to other countries that have wielded power in such perverse ways. Whether it be physical or emotional harm from forced vaccines, medications, toxic chemicals in food, water and air, or having CPS show up at your door to remove your children because you chose natural treatments for the health of your family, The killing fields are the same – it’s just that the weapons have become more stealth in nature.


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