In 2014 the Centers for Disease Control reported that boys were almost 5 times (1 in 42 boys versus 1 in 189 girls) more susceptible to autism spectrum disorder than girls. According to Cambridge University researcher Simon Baron-Cohen, medical science has known since the 1940s that a high level of the male hormone known as testosterone during a critical period of natal development (between 9 and 24 weeks of gestation) is responsible for masculinizing the brain and body. Building on the prior research of Dr. Jill James, Dr. Mark Geier and his son David found that mercury raises testosterone levels and dramatically reduces the master antioxidant known as glutathione. The Geiers were quite aware that autism patients are known to have significantly lower levels of glutathione, and that even a small amount of testosterone greatly enhances the destructive power of mercury.

Let’s review the pieces of the puzzle


Hormone Health Network provides this brief description of testosterone:

Testosterone is produced in the ovaries in women, the testes in men, and the adrenal glands in both genders. It is an androgen, or a hormone that stimulates the development of male characteristics. While men have it in higher amounts, men and women have testosterone to some extent.

Kent Heckenlively posted this comment about the relationship of testosterone to autism sufferers that was posted on the Age of Autism website in April 2008:

Curiously, the affected girls seemed to have even higher testosterone levels than the affected boys, leading the Geiers to conclude that was necessary to overcome the naturally protective effects of estrogen.

The testosterone molecule is also the perfect shape so that when it is combined with mercury the mercury will be tightly bound to the testosterone, making it impossible to remove from the body with chelators.


In an article entitled, “Broken Thermometers and Sphygmomanometers,” Northeastern University posted the following health warning about mercury:

Mercury is very toxic to humans even in small doses. It affects the central nervous system, kidneys, and liver and effects the ability to feel, see, hear, taste, and move. Mercury-contaminated fish eaten by pregnant women can effect fetal development. Therefore, mercury loadings to the environment need to be reduced and, where possible, eliminated.

A subsection in the Northeastern University report added that ‘All wastes that are hazardous (including mercury) must be clearly identified as “hazardous waste” on the label.’

As described on the Trace Amounts website, thimerosal – the preservative that has been added to vaccines for decades – contains 49.55% mercury by weight. While many may have thought that the vaccine manufacturers removed all thimerosal from their products after much outcry, such as not the case with regard to the multi-dose flu vaccine, as noted on the CDC website:

Thimerosal is an ethyl mercury-based preservative used in vials that contain more than one dose of a vaccine (multi-dose vials) to prevent germs, bacteria and/or fungi from contaminating the vaccine. Flu vaccines in multi-dose vials contain thimerosal to safeguard against contamination of the vial.

A scathing rebuttal to the common notion that thimerosal is safe when used as a preservative in vaccines and other drugs was submitted by Rev. Lisa K. Sykes (who is also a mother) for publication on the Trace Amounts website:

The Facts: The Eli Lilly Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Thimerosal acknowledges that exposure to Thimerosal in utero and in children can cause “mild to severe mental retardation and mild to severe gross motor impairment.” The Sigma Aldrich MSDS lists abortion and fetal death as possible outcomes of in utero exposure.

Nonetheless, most seasonal and H1N1 flu shots for pregnant women and young children contain 25 micrograms of mercury in the form of Thimerosal. For this exposure to be safe, a child would need to weigh more than 550 pounds.

Final word

In addition to mercury, many vaccines contain aluminum nanoparticles. Injecting toxins such as aluminum and mercury directly into the bloodstream does not get filtered out by the kidneys and the body’s immune system. As a result, these heavy metals are capable of crossing the normally protective blood-brain barrier that trigger all sorts of autoimmune disorders.

At birth, newborns are dependent upon the disease-fighting antibodies that are passed on from their mother’s placenta. However, in the United States, newborns are routinely vaccinated right at birth and under a rigorous schedule thereafter, even though their immune systems are immature and take time to develop.


Richard Gale and Gary Null posted a lengthy article on Progressive Radio Network entitled, “The Vaccine Dilemma: Unsafe at Any Dose” which contained the following passage:

The official CDC position on vaccines is that they are “unavoidably unsafe.” As New York University’s professor of law Mary Holland has repeatedly stated, the CDC can’t have it both ways. Vaccines cannot be simultaneously safe and unsafe. Yet, by mincing terms, spinning propaganda and misinterpreting and manipulating scientific research to whitewash vaccine’s life-threatening risks, this is what the government pressures parents to believe.

The Stop Mandatory Vaccination website added that vaccines contain many agents as well as the viruses and contaminants that can cause significant injury to a child or adult, such as brain swelling, seizures and convulsions, blood disorders, and even death. Since 1988 over 3.6 billion dollars in compensation has been paid by the federal government to vaccine victims under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.


What is Testosterone?
Hormone Health Network
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Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen: The world-renowned researcher discusses his ground-breaking theories and development of autism support services and educational products
Autism Speaks | Apr 13, 2015
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By Kent Heckenlively, Esq.
Age of Autism | April 2008
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TEN LIES Told by Those Who Say “Mercury in Vaccines is Safe”
Refuted by a Mother who Knows Better
REV. LISA K. SYKES | Trace Amounts
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The Dangers Of Vaccines and Vaccination
Stop Mandatory Vaccinations
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Broken Thermometers and Sphygmomanometers
Northeastern University
Office of Environmental Health and Safety
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The Dangers Of Vaccines and Vaccination
Stop Mandatory Vaccinations
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CDC Releases New Autism Statistics
Eden Autism
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Facts about Autism
Autism Speaks
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Thimerosal in Flu Vaccine
Centers for Disease Control
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