This popular prime time hospital drama is watched by thousands and like many long running soaps, there are people who actually believe the actors and actresses are the characters they portray.
Their story lines have the ability to seriously influence people’s judgements.
The episode this weekend was called, “Truth Will Out” and in my opinion was a real coup as far as subtle innuendo was concerned.
Often what’s not said has more impact than actual spoken or written words.
I rarely watch TV, but this particular Casualty episode concerned a young autistic lad, and as my youngest son has autism, I was intrigued to see what it was about.
The story line was that the autistic boy had hurt his arm when he’d thrown a tantrum because someone else had blown out the candles on his birthday cake.
The boy was very convincing as a child with autism, both in his mannerisms and his use of echolalia, and he may even have had Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
However, because of the undoubtedly chaotic and noisy situations during the filming of the program, I doubt it.
Anyway, the boy was taken to hospital where he had to wait for an X-Ray. He was in pain but his mother refused “pharmaceutical” pain killers and rubbed lavender oil on him instead.
Whilst waiting for the results of the scan, he suffered a seizure.
It was the first one he’d ever had, (but seizures and epilepsy are really common in people with autism especially as they reach adolescence), and naturally everyone was concerned.
His mother, herself a trained nurse, was asked whether he was taking any medications or anything.
She replied he was on a gluten and casein free diet, was taking various minerals and supplements, including grapefruit seed extract, magnesium and Vitamin B12, and she was also giving him intravenous infusions of EDTA.
This is a form of chelation, used to remove heavy metals from the body, and when asked why she was doing that, she replied it was her fault her son had autism and she was trying to help him.
Her reasoning was she’d given him all the recommended childhood vaccines, many of which contain heavy metals, especially mercury and aluminium.
I know – unbelievable isn’t it?
Anyway, the nurse in the episode said, and I quote,
“Any links between vaccines and autism have been totally debunked”
That’s the first I’ve heard of it so clearly I need to contact the script writers to find out where they do their research.
Now back to Casualty, and the X-Ray revealed a small hairline fracture which wasn’t a major issue, BUT further tests showed the boy was dangerously low in Calcium, leaving him seriously prone to osteoporosis.
Hospital staff were so concerned they referred the case to Social Services on the grounds the mother was ill treating her child.
Now this woman was doing the best she knew how.
Her husband had left her because he couldn’t stand the strain, (a common scenario in relationships where an autistic child is concerned), and she didn’t trust the medical profession, whose policies she blamed for her child’s situation.
She’d turned to natural and alternative therapies that at least gave her some hope and scorned the way the medical profession looked down on them as “quack treatments” ,because they couldn’t be monetized.
I can understand how she feels.
When my son was diagnosed with autism, the medical profession “experts” gave me an A4 sheet of paper with recommended reading, they wished me good luck but told me I could expect to be a single mother and have to put my son in a “home” by the time he was a teenager because I’d never be able to look after him.
They said he would improve a bit whether I intervened or not because autism is a developmental disorder.
Now, I’m not knocking the medical profession at all. I think they do a great service in many areas, but equally there are certainly opportunities for alternative therapies as well.
I believe the subtle messages contained in this episode of Casualty are that–
1) Vaccines do not cause autism
2) Alternative therapies are quack treatments
3) Chelation is dangerous
…but I beg to differ.
As you will be aware, I firmly believe the childhood vaccines were a real contributory factor in my son’s autism, and if it wasn’t for the alternative therapies we tried, plus the fact we chelated him for the HUGE amount of heavy metals in his body, he would not have achieved the potential he has acquired today.
Vaccines have their place, BUT for SOME, depending on the circumstances, the vaccine is more dangerous than the condition itself, and you cannot reverse vaccine damage.
Chelation is very dangerous and not to be undertaken lightly.
It requires the help and support of a qualified health practitioner, whether that be mainstream or alternative, because many chelation treatments not only remove the heavy metals, but also some vital essential minerals as well.
EDTA is one of them.
However, not all treatments are like that and I was very fortunate to discover a SAFE chelation, well two actually.
As for alternative therapies, well these are many and varied and are only as good as the person who has the knowledge to apply or educate about them.
Admittedly, because almost anyone can set themselves up as an alternative practitioner there are unscrupulous individuals who prey on vulnerable people and take advantage, but not everyone is like that.
The same treatments won’t work for everyone though, because we’re all unique.
You will NEVER find two people with autism the same so PLEASE don’t assume because you know one person on the autistic spectrum disorder, you know what it’s like.
However, as long as alternative therapies and treatments are not invasive, dangerous and won’t hurt, I’m all for them
If you don’t try, you’ll never know, and certainly with autism, the earlier you take any form of intervention, the better.
As much as you may wish, hope and pray, it’s not something your child will simply grow out of.
I KNOW how much my son has improved using non “medical” treatments and I also know if it wasn’t for the chelation and alternative interventions undertaken by ALL the TRUE case studies in my last book, they wouldn’t have been able to reveal their stories.
It’s also highly likely I wouldn’t have been able to document them even if they had, because I also suffered from heavy metal poisoning and YES, I did use SAFE chelation
… thank goodness!
Maybe, that’s a subject for a future Casualty episode.
What do you think?
For more information on SAFE chelation go here – http://www.anyoneforhealth.com