Welcome to Autism America 1 in 68 children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD By Leslie Carol Botha
Holy Hormones Honey! Tune in for Leslie BothaâsÂ latest EpisodeÂ âWelcome to Autism America 1 in 68 children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASDâ airing April 10th 9am Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.
On March 30, the CDC released its latest report on autism rates in 11 states in the U.S.Â Â The data shows a disturbing 30% increase in ASD over the data reported in 2010. Although the CDC acknowledges ASD is on the rise, they claim to be stymied as to why while lamely citing increased âawarenessâ and âmisdiagnosisâ.
Earlier this year, biochemist Dr. Brian Hooker created a firestorm when he revealed he obtained sensitive CDC documents through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. His analysis shows statistically significant risks of autism associated with the vaccine preservative Thimerosal (mercury), citing methodical itemized âmisrepresentations and outright errorsâ in the governmentâs analysis.
Hooker will reveal that the CDC is aware that pregnant women getting the flu vaccine are 8 times more likely to bear a child with neurological impairment.Â Â And that infant exposure to vaccines increases their likelihood of developing ASD by 7.6 times. What is the government hiding and why?
In 1985, Dr. Hooker earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, from California State Polytechnic University. He earned his Masters of Science degree in 1988 and his doctorate in 1990, both in biochemical engineering, from Washington State University.
Hooker has published over 50 science and engineering papers in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals. He has a son, aged 16, who developed normally but then regressed into autism after receiving Thimerosal-containing vaccines. Dr. Brian Hooker’s investigative research is sponsored by the Focus Autism Foundation, which is dedicated to informing the public about the cause(s) of the autism epidemic and the rise of chronic illnesses. To learn more visitÂ A Shot of Truth, an educational website sponsored byÂ Focus Autism.
Leslie Carol Botha is host ofÂ Holy Hormones Honey!Â on theÂ VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.Â Â Botha is also a Womenâs Health Educator and Internationally Recognized Expert on Womenâs Hormones and Behaviors. She is the co-author of the highly acclaimed Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle, the first in a menstrual health education series that provides women with the education they never received about how their hormone cycle affects not only their minds, and moods, but their personal and professional relationships and their overall health and happiness.
Botha is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, and an advisory board member for the Cycles Research Institute. In 2006, Botha received the Edward R. Dewey Award for her pioneering research on how womenâs hormonal fluctuations affect their behaviors. The award was bequeathed by the Foundation for the Study of Cycles.
Her research is also featured in The World According to Cycles- How Recurring Forces Can Predict the Future and Change Your Life by Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr., published by Skyhorse Publishing, New York City. Schreiner has noted that Botha is âone of the most prominent twenty-first century natural cycle thinkers.â
Botha has been a radio broadcast journalist for over 30 years. Her message is loud and clear: it is time for women to reclaim their health, and her passion and drive is to provide information to assist women in making informed choices about their health and well-being.