Talk about a crazy show!
If you have not seen the Dr. Oz episode about autism, which aired yesterday, get your butt to a computer and Google it!
I, personally, loved the show! It was great. For ONCE parents got to speak against the docs. Not like it made much of an impact on them, but I was glad to see that when the parents spoke up about vaccines and environmental triggers, they weren't edited out of the show. There was on Doc that was a dick: Dr. Moshe Lazar. I didn't dislike him too much until he said that we can't play "Make up whatever we want to do." Really asshole? We're making it all up?? Really?! And then there was doctor Brown. They had a good handful of docs there but you only hear from four. One, unfortunately, being Dr. Brown. Who I think was paid by Pharma to be there.
She threw up the "vaccines have been ruled out" card, saying that we have "a decade" of research proving it. But that's when (my favorite doc) Dr. Robert Sears
(yes I put his full name), who wrote The Autism Book
and The Vaccine Book
(which are both on my reading list now. Bought Autism Book on my Kindle. Flippin' great!), brought up that the 18 out of the 23 studies done debuking vaccines were funded by big Pharma.
Dr. Sears rocks! Loved him on the show. He is not anti-vax (like many of us who often get labeled that way for our beliefs about vaccines) and has a great alternative schedule (which dumb Dr. Brown disagrees with saying that the youngsters were the ones who needed the vaxs the most), which he says is more comforting for parents. AND he believes that autism is recoverable! I'm telling you, this guy is the best.
But another thing I loved was Dr. Oz. He was totally unbiased! He was really listening to both sides and often supported the parents in their efforts to make their claims vocal. He even called out the big dogs (Autism Speaks) for not appearing on the show. The BIGGEST national organization didn't bother showing up? Really? They said they'll be on a later show involving insurance reform or adult living, which are totally great, but what they aren't getting, is that in order to fix a problem, you have first find out what causing it! In order to stop a baby from crying, you must find out WHY the baby is crying FIRST. Granted, you can get the baby to stop without finding out why, but it doesn't work everytime. Come on Autism Speaks!
It was, all in all, a badass show! Watch it!
My live tweets watching the show:
@ZackGonzalez: Saw Dr.Moshe Lazar on Dr. Oz today. He can kiss my ass. "Make up whatever we want to do?" Really asshole? We're making it up? #autism
@ZackGonzalez: Dr. Oz made a great point about @autisspeaks. We need to start at the beginning before we can get to the future improvement. #autism
@ZackGonzalez: Go Dr. Sears! "Most of the studies debunking vaccinations are funded by the pharmaceutical companies." Safer, delayed vaccine sched! #autism
@ZackGonzalez: Go Dr. Rob Sears! Kickin' ass on Dr. Oz!! #autism
How do you think the show went?