In July 2014, the annual AutismOne Conference was held at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL where Claire Dwoskin and Dr. Stephanie Seneff were in attendance. AutismOne is the premier networking center of the autism advocacy and science community, where researchers, doctors and parents come together to share support and ideas with each other. While Mrs. Dwoskin and Dr. Seneff participated in various engagements, Mrs. Dwoskin was interviewed by an AutismOne host, Leslie Carol Botha, who brought to light the important mission behind CMSRI.
During the interview, Dwoskin explains that the foundation was created to address various eroding national health issues that include conditions like autism, Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmune diseases, food allergies, asthma and many others. With that being said, 54 percent of all children today have some type of chronic health condition, which also includes obesity. Additionally, 90 percent of those children with chronic health conditions continue to suffer from these conditions beyond the age of 18. The U.S. healthcare system was not designed to care for such large numbers of chronically ill and disabled children who will remain in need of daily use medicines or therapies throughout their lifetimes. In decades past, people did not become heavy users of the healthcare system until after the age of 50; now, we are seeing children being as heavy or heavier users of the healthcare system than was previously documented.
With this in mind, the chronic illness and disability epidemic puts a debilitating burden on parent’s shoulders in terms of financial stability. Some parents have to stay home to care for their child 24/7, and to add to this economic penalty, there is the constant need for multiple doctors’ appointments. The medical bills pile up, and chronic health conditions spiral into many issues that can affect the whole family. Parents are increasingly despairing of the emotional and financial toll these health conditions exact on their marriages and family life, and are resorting to drastic and desperate actions such as faced by Alex Spourdelakis’ parents. His tragic story is poignantly told in the documentary film, “Who Killed Alex Spourdelakis.” Additionally, parents have collectively shared their stories of suffering through the #hearthiswell campaign.
Addressing the causal factors of chronic health conditions is CMSRI’s mission, because raising awareness of the causal factors so that they can be avoided could potentially reduce the number of children being diagnosed with these debilitating and often deadly conditions.
CMSRI funds research on the causal factors underlying chronic health conditions, because it’s just not enough to simply treat and medicate symptoms; we need to find out the root causes to prevent their occurrence . With over 900 cases, studies and research reports on aluminum toxicity alone, CMSRI has targeted, through a strategic research agenda, an understanding of how aluminum affects the body. This large body of research supporting aluminum’s role in the development of chronic health conditions will be greatly enhanced by the results of this research, which will be peer reviewed and submitted for publication. This research is independent – free from financial conflicts of interest, and is collaborative. International teams of dedicated researchers pool their knowledge and scientific expertise to generate results that could not be achieved by a single laboratory or scientist.
According to the results already reached by CMSRI funded scientists and others concerned about aluminum toxicity, avoiding this toxin may prevent a wide array of health conditions for which other causes have not been conclusively identified. For more information, check out the video on YouTube.