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Autism Genes and Violence

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Are your kids on teh spectrum violent or aggressive? Find out how genes autism and aggession are linked. Find out what to do about it. Find out the underlying cause and connection with atuism and testosterone.


0:07 Cindy Walsh

Okay. This is -- oh, we're gonna have our -- this is Cindy Walsh on Kitchen Sink Autism and I am here with Linda Weinmaster and we're gonna be talking about autism genes and environment and I just wanna bring up some previous shows. If you like the show and you want to _0:28_, go to my Facebook page, Kitchen Sink Autism, and you can post your comments. We've got three shows coming up. The three shows are on -- we're gonna be talking about essential oils and then I'm kind of learning about this as we go and we're gonna do a follow-up show after I tried them out so I've got an expert there. Erin Crestor is gonna be talking about those. So we got some fun shows coming up, and again, if you like the show, click follow because we do a lot of extra features. Oh, guess who just came in? Linda Weinmaster. There she is! Linda, are you here?

1:17 Linda Weinmaster

I'm here.

1:21 Cindy Walsh

Oh that was really cool. There's a kind of echo, wait for a while. Okay. Today, we're gonna talk about genes and autism, so let's just talk about your background for a minute. Can you tell me about your family and how you got started in all this?

1:39 Linda Weinmaster

Yes, Cindy. I have -- my husband and I have three sons, Selef is 24, Kyle is 22 and Adam who is 19, and my youngest son, Adam, was boxing injured and resulting in autism and because of that, we have found out a lot of things about our genetic makeup that we didn't know before and it really had affected us and manifested into the huge problems that can go along with the MTHFR, the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, and my husband and I both graduated from the University of Nebraska and he was a 4--year letterman on the football team and my older boys also were all state football players and went to school at Baker University on football scholarships and were all 4--year letterman, so there is a lot of athleticism in our family. My dad also was an athlete in college and his family. So there is a lot of testosterone in this family. And how we got into the information about MTHFR, about six years ago, we went through some genetic testing and they identified my husband and I as being homozygous for the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, meaning we have two enzymes that are not functioning properly in our body and passed those onto our children. So, there starts the problem that we didn't know about at the time. Adam was born perfectly normally but at about just close to two years old, he started losing speech and regressing in all his previous learned skills, and I went to a pediatrician and I said every time we have vaccines we have a regression and they didn't -- they kind of laughed me off. So, that was the beginning of our trying to put everything together, what had happened to Adam.

3:48 Cindy Walsh


3:49 Linda Weinmaster

We -- go ahead, sorry.

3:51 Cindy Walsh

Well, I just wanna back up just a little bit there. How do you test for MTHFR?

3:59 Linda Weinmaster

You know what, it was a very simple blood test and they -- there is about 40 of this MTHFR but the most common ones are the 677 and the 1298 and it's just a simple blood test that identifies this enzyme deficiency.

4:17 Cindy Walsh

Okay. We wanna talk about the connection there as you said with the testosterone and the MTHFR because there's an interesting connection there and it shows how your two sons who do not have autism and with the testosterone that makes them as athletic as they are as football players and the difference between them and your son who is autistic. Can you talk about that?

4:51 Linda Weinmaster

Yes. The testosterone and glutathione should be even in the body and when one is higher than the other, then you have some issues. So if you have really high testosterone, your glutathione levels will be down. If you have the MTHFR, I guess I should explain a little bit more about the MTHFR. The MTHFR is just the enzyme responsible for the processing of your amino acids and they build proteins, biochemical reaction between your vitamin Bs and your folate, and if you have this MTHFR that is a decreased enzyme and so decreased ability to convert that, and when you have two, you're operating on about a 10% to 15% level of that ability. So when -- which the end result of the MTHFR, you convert your homocysteine to what's called the methionine synthase pathway and the end result is producing glutathione.

6:01 Cindy Walsh

Okay. Talk about what glutathione is, too.

6:04 Linda Weinmaster

Okay. Glutathione comes from your cysteine glutamic acid and glycine and it's all your amino acids working correctly in your body. And glutathione is present in every cell in your body and what it does is it repairs damage, it repairs oxidative stress, it's kind of the thing that keeps your body going and working well and functioning well and it's an antioxidant and so it is such a powerful part of our body. When you don't make the glutathione, you start running into issues, and it makes -- it rids the body a foreign compounds, carcinogens, especially heavy metals. And... [crosstalk]

6:56 Cindy Walsh


6:57 Linda Weinmaster

And heavy metals is where we run into problems. Because of -- I'm Rh negative and I had RhoGam shot after the pregnancies of my older two boys but that was in the 80s. In the 90s, they started giving this RhoGam shot during pregnancy and I had already been sensitized to the previous RhoGam shots, but at 28 weeks of pregnancy with Adam, I received a mercury-containing RhoGam shot and of course, you look at the manufacturer's safety data sheet and it says right in there, exposure during pregnancy can cause mild to severe mental retardation, and here they inject it into a pregnant woman knowing full well that this product is a problem and it can damage children. So Adam was sensitized to the mercury at 28 weeks of pregnancy and subsequently, the hepatitis B shot on the day he was born and all of his childhood vaccines, it was a slippery slope., he didn't really have a chance at the time he was born. And so it's pretty much equal to what's going on with all pregnant women in this day and age. You look at -- the flu vaccines are given to pregnant women and they do it without even thinking of the ingredients in there.

8:23 Cindy Walsh

Well, let me just give you a little summary there of what you said in layman's terms, okay, because the difference between your other two sons and Adam is the one that's autistic, right? I get the name right.

8:36 Linda Weinmaster


8:37 Cindy Walsh

Okay. The difference between them and Adam is that they had the -- it's not saying not to do the shot but if they had the shot, if Adam would have had the shot after he was born, then may be he wouldn't be autistic?

8:53 Linda Weinmaster

The shot goes to the mother; the shot is not to the baby. The shot is for the mother and the funny thing about this whole ordeal, the shot given during pregnancy is not for the baby your carrying. It is for subsequent -- the future pregnancies, and the thing with me being Rh negative, they don't want you to have a lot of kids because of the Rh problem and my middle son had Rh disease which they wanted to transfuse his blood and I'll take what we went through with Adam any day of the week, I mean with Kyle any day of the week compared to what we've gone through with Adam. We went through about 12 to 14 months of him really all weakened immune system not knowing that the MTHFR was present that probably caused all this, that his incompatibility with me caused him to have some immune system issues, had very low iron, and just we had to build that back up is much easier, and he just graduated last Sunday from college and he functions fine. But Adam on the other hand, I had the shot during pregnancy for my future pregnancies. I had already signed the paper stating I wanted to have a tubal ligation when I had my third C--section. So I wasn't gonna have any future pregnancies so the shot was a waste and I don't know if the doctor is just -- I think they treat every person as the same individual, did not look into -- I had already sign this. It was the same doctor that gave me the shot that I've signed this with and we had talked about it. So it was just pretty negligent on her part that she did not treat me as an individual knowing I didn't need the shot. It was worthless for me.

10:42 Cindy Walsh

Okay. That just doesn't make any sense.

10:45 Linda Weinmaster

It doesn't make any sense. And then did come in the day after my son was born and the day after I had a tubal ligation and give me another shot for the future pregnancies? Outrageous! I believe it was just a moneymaker. And I didn't know at the time. All I knew is you had to have this RhoGam shot. I didn't look into it. I fault myself a lot for that, that I didn't know. All I knew was this was a miracle shot. My mom was Rh negative and she had five children and we're pretty much split Rh positive, Rh negative, never had a single problem, but this miracle shot was supposed to prevent problems. Well, it did not do that in my case.

11:28 Cindy Walsh

So, if you have the MTHFR and then you have high testosterone, what happen as far as the behavior of the children?

11:40 Linda Weinmaster

Oh my God. Adam's behavior was quite aggressive. He would pull hair, he kicked, he hit, he bite, he'd throw anything he could get his hands on, just trying -- I think it was all avoidance. He would punch whole from the drywall, he'd break windows, I mean he'd flip tables, chairs, you name it. He was just out of control. He would shred the clothes if he got mad enough. He'd just grab your clothes and shred them off of you. He'd shred his own clothes. There was about a three-week time that every single day he came home wearing other clothes I had left in school because he had shredded his pants and shredded his shirt. It was just -- he was -- and they look like the incredible hulk, busted out of the clothes, it was just amazing. And they had told me to drug him and I felt very oppose to that because I thought that would just mask all of his symptoms and we're not treating it and so I chose not to drug him and avoid it. I go through that at the school and everybody else pretty much put me through the wringer for not doing this and he...

12:55 Cindy Walsh

What did you do instead?

12:57 Linda Weinmaster

I started doing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, didn't really -- we did a little bit of vitamin therapy early because of the Autism Research Institute. We did the B6, B12, the magnesium and the dimethyl and trimethylglycine which seem to help him a lot, calmed him down quite a bit. But being that Adam is 19 now, we really didn't find out until he was about 11 that it was the heavy metals and the vaccines that caused all of his issues and so we were kind of late on to the chelation therapies so we started the chelation therapies and that's when we saw some tremendous improvements in behavior, in eye contact, in socialization, in communication, and it was pretty phenomenal. What, the more mercury...

13:48 Cindy Walsh

You were...Go ahead, go ahead, go ahead. I'm sorry.

13:52 Linda Weinmaster

The more mercury we got out of the body, and we watched that through a urinary porphyrin profile we did monthly while chelating and checking all his vital organs to make sure that we weren't having any failure. We watched as the mercury levels went down, his behavior improved, he became more like a normal child.

14:14 Cindy Walsh

You're calling him as the gentle giant now because he's still as big and strong like his brothers but quiet now and peaceful.

14:26 Linda Weinmaster

Exactly. People used to call my house and it was never a dull moment. There was constant screaming and chaos here, and as he started getting better, we started noticing he was quiet. People would call me that normally just, "Oh, where is Adam?" I said, "Oh, he's sitting right here." It's so quiet. So they nicknamed him the gentle giant at school because of -- his demeanor changed so much and he started having some empathy towards other kids and started trying to kind of be like a caretaker to everybody else and just became a really, really nice young man. Now, we're still way behind academically and I don't know if we'll ever catch up on that. I think the brain exposure to the mercury in utero probably did some permanent damage, but I'm not gonna quit trying. I'm gonna keep going forth and keep trying new treatments, and what comes down, I'd try them. I'll try whatever I can afford to do with my son. And...

15:31 Cindy Walsh

I wanna mention something else with the glutathione is that you had said that if you have the MTHFR gene then and so that you're not processing the heavy metal, then if you get exposed to -- they always say that besides the flu shot, that the flu shot has a full dose of mercury, but they always say all the other shots are just a trace and if you have -- you can't process the metal, a trace is a lot.

16:01 Linda Weinmaster


16:02 Cindy Walsh

A trace matters.

16:03 Linda Weinmaster

Exactly. Trace absolutely matters in this case, and when you have the double MTHFR and you can't process, your processing about 10% to 15% of what you need to keep your body clean of all environmental toxin, you're in big trouble. You are in big trouble and the trace amount which they call a trace amount, when mercury is toxic at 1 nanomolar to tissue cells and we're talking micrograms, you're talking big, big time amount of mercury. And the glutathione is so important. When Adam's glutathione levels were first tested, they were at 500 and the lowest acceptable range is 669. So anyway, he was just not making enough to keep his body going, to keep him healthy, and he used to be extremely skinny, skinny, skinny, anorexic-looking child. I remember when he was like 5'7" and weighed 103 pounds. He is now 6'4" and a probably about 245, so he has changed a lot, the healthier body got. He could start eating better, which is not a lot better but he eats better, and I think his body is using the nutrition a little bit better, too.

17:25 Cindy Walsh

Okay. You also had mentioned Frank Ingle who had done the research on the processing of heavy metals and glutathione, and maybe you can just talk about him for a few minutes.

17:39 Linda Weinmaster

Yeah, I'd love to. Frank Ingle was my hero. He was quite an unusual scientist. There is not many like him today. He passed away two years ago, three, it will be three years in July, and he was a microbiologist that founded the University of Missouri four-year medical college and he was one of these ones that you couldn't, he said you can't feel science. I -- I refused to go along with something for the corporate, this has been going on forever, 50 years he said. Corporations would come and try to buy off the scientist, and he wrote a book called Microbiology, The Pocket Guide for Medical Use, and I think the book is still used today. It was published 50 years ago because he said MDs did not have the resources right at their hands to understand what was going on in the body, but he studied thimerosal and wrote a paper for the American Medical Association in 1948 about thimerosal and the toxicity of it and it should never be exposed to any humans and so he has quite a résumé. He worked for the FTA as well as did things for the CDC and he constantly, since 1948, went to them and said, "Get thimerosal out! Get thimerosal out!" Well, they took -- removed it from the over-the-counter products and left it in the vaccines, which is just craziness because obviously, you have some defences when it's topical use on your skin, but when it's directly injected, it's a nightmare. So, he was quite the original scientist.

19:27 Linda Weinmaster

And then Boyd Haley went on to reproduce everything Dr. Ingle did in a more modern way with the use of computers and other things that Dr. Ingle did not have available, but he was pretty much the pioneer of trying to get thimerosal out, as well as his wife was also a microbiologist and I believe he said that she brought it to his attention that this is a very toxic substance being used in medical preparations.

19:56 Cindy Walsh

Also, I put -- when I read -- put the same videos that we have of Frank Ingle, Boyd Haley and also David Aubin that you sent me up. I posted that whole video. There's about an hour there of saying how much damage even the tiniest amount of mercury can do and as he was mentioning that, you dropped the same vial that you're injecting in your kid, you dropped it on the floor and it's a hazardous waste.

20:25 Linda Weinmaster


20:27 Cindy Walsh

And all doctors view it as hazardous waste [crosstalk] they dispose of the shots. Right?

20:31 Linda Weinmaster

Right. What I find quite ironic is during flu shot season, they'll push these flu shots and then towards the end of the season, they'll start giving them away for free because they have to be disposed of as toxic wastes. It's very expensive to get rid of these things. They have to be incinerated, and so they'll start giving them away for free because of the toxic waste in them. They'd rather inject them into a human than pay for them to be disposed of. So, it's craziness! It doesn't make any sense. It's beyond common sense. It's beyond common sense.

21:12 Cindy Walsh

Also, I wanna mention Tylenol and flu shots. Can you talk about that for a second?

21:18 Linda Weinmaster

Right. Well, Tylenol is -- everybody thinks Tylenol is such a great pain reliever and everything and I'm not sure but I know my experience with Tylenol. When we would go in for shots, they would say, "Ok now, you're baby might have a little fever and they might have some pain at the injection site and so we're just gonna go ahead and give him a dose of Tylenol right now before the shot." Well, what they don't tell you is that Tylenol lowers your glutathione levels by 84% in 20 minutes. So, in my family, this is a disaster because we don't produce glutathione anyway and at an amount that we need and then when we take the little bit of glutathione that we do produce, it leaves no protection of our body because we'd used practically all, and you can totally inactivate the MTHFR process, and I believe that's what happened with Adam, that we totally inactivated his ability to make any glutathione and that's why the damage was so severe.

22:28 Cindy Walsh

Okay. One more thing, we've got seven minutes here, so let's just talk really briefly on aluminum and glutathione.

22:37 Linda Weinmaster

Okay. Well, aluminum is also a metal and you need your glutathione to process aluminum, and the use of aluminum is an adjuvant in the vaccines, and Dr. Ingle told me that the aluminum in vaccines keeps the vaccine from being released all at one time and he believed that the vaccine with the aluminum, if the vaccine was released into the body at all time, we would see more death in children, but since it's slowly released, the body is handling it a little bit better, not well on the case of autism, but handling it just a little bit better. And the aluminum now that they've removed the thimerosal from the -- as a preservative, it's still used in the full amount in the manufacturing process and then they chelate out and I've asked, "How do you know you're getting out the mercury?" and they said, "We don't know." So, we don't know when they say reduced the amount of mercury, we just don't know if that's accurate or not, but they have increased the amount of aluminum which is very apparent when you watch what's happening with the Gardasil vaccine, you have girls dying, you have girls -- fibromyalgia, you have all the issues that we've seen with our kids manifesting in these girls. And there was a girl at my son's high school that went into cardiac arrest two hours after the Gardasil vaccine. Fortunately, there was a parent there that brought her back because he was an EMT and got somebody there with paddles right away, brought her back, but they kept her in the hospital for 31 days, could not find out anything wrong with her, they wouldn't listen to the parents saying, "We just had the shot! We just had the shot!"

24:29 Linda Weinmaster

She is doing pretty well today, but they put a permanent defibrillator in her body, so she will have that the rest of her life to watch her heart and the parents didn't want to do it and they were threatening to go through temporary custody of the child who was 15 at the time so that they could do the medical procedures that the parents didn't want to happen, and they called me. I was appalled. I could not believe what was going on.

24:59 Cindy Walsh

I wanna mention really quickly that we had a previous show. If you look up a website, ssristories.com. These are court cases found in court that the drugs that they were given for people who already had the violent behavior perhaps from the testosterone, that the drugs made it worse and that they found in court that the drug had caused the violent behavior that they had, people who were perfectly fine, quiet, wonderful people and they would take these drugs and then they would shoot themselves or shoot their family or something like that. These are horrible stories. And just to mention that we have all of these other ways of doing chelation and of course talk to your doctor. Of course I'm not a doctor, Linda is not a doctor. We're just telling her story. So I just wanna make that clear and I'm not promoting or saying anything, whether you should get back to these or not, you figure it out for yourself, but you have the right to know your answers and you have to right to read your vaccine inserts and find out if you have this gene or not because I don't think that they're doing many studies on the MTHFR and autism, and they should.

26:18 Linda Weinmaster

Oh! They really should. I have been talking to some legislature to say this test is more important than a PKU test because it affects more individuals. Up to 40% of the population has at least one of these, these MTHFR enzyme deficiencies. And so, if we don't start testing the pregnant women and the babies at birth, we're gonna have a society that half the people are going to be sick, and I know there is a recent report about 50% of all children being born today have a chronic severe illness and I believe that's because of the amount of vaccines we're giving the kids. We need to roll back the time from this and stop vaccinating, and unfortunately, all my grandkids will have at least one of these snips, but they will be exempted from vaccines because of the snips, so, it's a double-edged sword there. And I also worry -- worry about testing for this MTHFR snip because maybe this insurance companies are gonna say, "Hmmm, you've got a genetic defect," which is not a defect until you add the mercury. You add the mercury and there's where you've got the problems, and I think -- I always tell everybody I have my own scientific test. My children are a scientific test because same parents, same identical genetics, and why do we have two that function extremely well and have been very successful. They both graduated from college, they both have full time jobs, they're very employable, very normal-type people. And then we've got this one that he'll have to level someone the rest of his life. He'll never enjoy the independence of adulthood.

28:04 Cindy Walsh

Let's mention really quickly that there are other ways to get the mercury besides the shots is if you have an _28:11_ feelings where you live near a coal fire power plant and then talk about that in other shows that if you got those and you've already got the mercury in the system by breathing it in when you chew, etc. I did the whole show on that already. Let's just talk, I've got 1 minute. Can you mention Frank Ingle's book one more time?

28:31 Linda Weinmaster

Well, he did -- it was a pocket reference guide for medical professionals, it was for the doctors. It was just called Microbiology and it just absolutely told them the mechanics of what goes on, interactions in the body. It's -- I've seen it. It's pretty intense. It's something that's way over my understanding level. I'm getting better, but it's for doctors. It's meant for doctors and so they understand the body.

29:04 Cindy Walsh

Okay. Well, I'm gonna post some of these things from Boyd Haley, from Frank Ingle, from David Aubin and we'll -- so that people can comment, go over to Kitchen Sink Autism on Facebook and we can talk more about this and perhaps we can do future shows on MTHFR. Thank you for coming in today, Linda, and I appreciate your time.

29:27 Linda Weinmaster

Thank you, Cindy. I enjoyed it.

29:31 Cindy Walsh

Thank you. This was loads of information. Thank you so much, okay? This is Cindy on Kitchen Sink Autism. Have a good day everybody.