Answers for the 4-A Epidemic: Healing for Kids with Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies

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Charisma Media, Mar 6, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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Answers for the new childhood epidemics…

Autism ADHD Asthma Allergies The statistics are alarming. Diagnosed cases of autism, ADHD, asthma, and allergies are increasing exponentially, especially among children. If your child is struggling with any of these conditions, you know that the search for answers can be overwhelming. After thirty years in pediatric medicine, Dr. Joseph Cannizzaro has found an unmistakable web of interrelationship among the 4-A disorders and has learned to recognize many of the patterns behind them. In Answers for the 4-A Epidemic he lays a foundation for understanding this epidemic, including... A comprehensive overview of each of the disorders, their causes, characteristics, and commonalities A groundbreaking integrative treatment program that includes nutrition, supplementation, medication, and detoxification


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Dr Cannizzaro's conceptualisation is interesting, and from what I've read, he's right in saying that ASD, ADHD, asthma and allergies are linked, and genetics and the environment are each partly responsible. But for a paediatrician to go on and implicate vaccinations is perplexing given the overwhelming evidence against vaccinations in the pathogenesis of autism.
This is a review, not an essay, so I'll only cite one reference which I think provides very strong evidence that vaccinations (specifically MMR) is not responsible: Demicheli, V., et al., Vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella in children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2012. 2: CD004407; doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004407.pub3. This meta-analysis reviewed multiple studies of the MMR vaccine covering nearly 15 million children in all. The authors of the systematic review concluded that, "Exposure to the MMR vaccine was unlikely to be associated with autism, asthma, leukaemia, hay fever, type 1 diabetes, gait disturbance, Crohn's disease, demyelinating diseases, bacterial or viral infections."
As an adult with ASD and a parent of two children with ASD, I value new information and perspectives, although if Dr Cannizzaro isn't willing to consider the scientific evidence against the ASD/vaccination link, I'm reluctant to accept his other conclusions, but I'm grateful for the ongoing dialogue that differing opinions provide.


Whats to Blame
Why the Integrative
ADHD Attention
The Asthma
Nutritional Therapy
Healing Through
Healing Through
Healing Through
APPENDIX A Additional
APPENDIX B Additional


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Joseph Cannizzaro, MD, has practiced pediatric medicine for thirty years with specialties in holistic integrative pediatrics, nutrition, and preventative medicine. The founder and managing pediatrician for the Pediatricians Care Unit and the Accordo Health Institute in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Cannizzaro received his MD from the University of Bologna Medical School in Bologna, Italy. As a US Army captain he served as the medical laboratory officer and cadet instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He lives in Florida with his wife and three sons.

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