No Autism in Unvaccinated Amish Community (except for those adopted.)

This post from From Hell To Veins   was published in May 2010 but I have it on good authority, Evelyn Pringle herself, that the information she contributes remains valid today.

So this represents irrefutable proof of the claims made here and on associated blogs and links  that vaccination dangers exist but are not admitted, and that they are closely linked to autism.

A Farm in Amish Country

A Farm in Amish Country (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My commentary:
We ALL already know this. The vaccine cult avoids this one like the… well… plague. The vaccine cult and THEIR Medical Industrial Complex tried to show misleading data where THEY claimed… “sure enough there was autism amongst the Amish!” However, upon looking at THEIR so-called facts, it was later found those children with autism were adopted INTO the Amish community and of course WERE IN FACT, VACCINATED.

But that’s NOT where the most damning story is concerning vaccines and the Amish. The Amish don’t have disease ‘epidemics’. Sure some of them get measles, mumps and maybe the chicken pox. No big deal. After they are ‘inconvenienced’ with those they have LIFE LONG IMMUNITY to those diseases. Something vaccines CAN NOT DO! That’s the OTHER ‘damning fact’ the vaccine cult doesn’t wish to be honest about.

ALSO, see LOW CANCER RATES among Amish. Maybe instead of shoveling truckloads of money off to big pharma front groups like pink ribbon for so-called cancer research you might want to spend that coin on an airline ticket to an Amish community and ask them why they have an almost big fat zero in cancer rates. A much better cancer fighting track record than the same ribbon big pharma front groups, I might add. (See Breast Cancer Awareness Causes More Harm Than Good.) The Amish don’t put vaccines into their veins and they don’t consume food that is a toxicologist’s play ground of preservatives, toxic fertilizers, genetically altered (High fructose corn syrup), aspartame… contaminates. They also don’t drink toxic municipal drinking water treated with up to 300 chemicals ALL hiding under the name (sodium) fluoride, another poison posing as a ‘health benefit’. But hey, don’t trust your common sense. Trust the ‘official’ presented version on your HDTV sets that none of the above could possibly be harmful to your health.

No Autism in Unvaccinated Amish Community

The Dangers of Thimerosal

Dan Olmstead, Autism’s Dick Tracy


According to officials in the nation’s regulatory agencies, the main obstacle to proving or disproving a link between the autism epidemic and the mercury-based preservative, thimerosal, that was contained in childhood vaccines until a few years ago, and is still in flu vaccines, has been the inability to find a large enough group of people who have never been vaccinated to compare with people who have.

In fact, a few months ago, CDC officials claimed that such a study would be nearly impossible. On July 19, 2005, the CDC held a Media Briefing on the topic of vaccines and child health. On the issue of government research on autism, a reporter asked CDC Director, Dr Julie Gerberding: “are you putting any money into clinical studies rather than epidemiological studies, to verify or disprove the parents’ claim about a particular channel, a particular mechanism by which a minority of genetically suspectable kids are supposed damaged?”

Gerberding replied: To do the study that you’re suggesting, looking for an association between thimerosal and autism in a prospective sense is just about impossible to do right now because we don’t have those vaccines in use in this country so we’re not in a position where we can compare the children who have received them directly to the children who don’t.

Dr Duane Alexander, of the National Institute of Health, agreed and said: It’s really not possible … in this country to do a prospective study now of thimerosal and vaccines in relationship to autism. Only a retrospective study which would be very difficult to do under the circumstances could be mounted with regard to the thimerosal question.

However, Dan Olmsted, investigative reporter for United Press International, and author of the Age of Autism series of reports, appears to have solved this problem when he came up with the idea of checking out the nation’s Amish population where parents do not ordinarily vaccinate children.

First he looked to the Amish community in Pennsylvania and found a family doctor in Lancaster who had treated thousands of Amish patients over a quarter-century who said he has never seen an Amish person with autism, according to Age of Autism: A glimpse of the Amish on June 2, 2005.

Olmsted also interviewed Dick Warner, who has a water purification and natural health business and has been in Amish households all over the country. “I’ve been working with Amish people since 1980,” Warner said.

“I have never seen an autistic Amish child — not one,” he told Olmsted. “I would know it. I have a strong medical background. I know what autistic people are like. I have friends who have autistic children,” he added.

Olmsted did find one Amish woman in Lancaster County with an autistic child but as it turns out, the child was adopted from China and had been vaccinated. The woman knew of two other autistic children but here again, one of those had been vaccinated.

Next Olmsted visited a medical practice in Middleburg, Indiana, the heart of the Amish community, and asked whether the clinic treated Amish people with autism.

A staff member told Olmsted that she had never thought about it before, but in the five years that she had worked at the clinic she had never seen one autistic Amish.

On June 8, 2005, Olmsted reported on the autism rate in the Amish community around Middlefield, Ohio, which was 1 in 15,000, according to Dr Heng Wang, the medical director, at the DDC Clinic for Special Needs Children.

“So far,” according to Age of Autism, “there is evidence of fewer than 10 Amish with autism; there should be several hundred if the disorder occurs among them at the same 166-1 prevalence as children born in the rest of the population.”

In addition to the Amish, Olmsted recently discovered another large unvaccinated group. On December 7, 2005, Age of Autism reported that thousands of children cared for by Homefirst Health Services in metropolitan Chicago have at least two things in common with Amish children, they have never been vaccinated and they don’t have autism.

Homefirst has five offices in the Chicago area and a total of six doctors. “We have about 30,000 or 35,000 children that we’ve taken care of over the years, and I don’t think we have a single case of autism in children delivered by us who never received vaccines,” said Dr Mayer Eisenstein, Homefirst’s medical director who founded the practice in 1973.

Olmsted reports that the autism rate in Illinois public schools is 38 per 10,000, according to state Education Department data. In treating a population of 30,000 to 35,000 children, this would logically mean that Homefirst should have seen at least 120 autistic children over the years but the clinic has seen none.

It looks like the problem is finally solved. Thanks to autism’s Dick Tracy, the government now has thousands of unvaccinated people to compare to people who were vaccinated.

Evelyn Pringle is a columnist for Independent Media TV and an investigative journalist focused on exposing corruption in government. She can be reached at:

Read the source post here.

Also provides some information worth thinking about – “Sure some of them get measles, mumps and maybe the chicken pox. No big deal. After they are ‘inconvenienced’ with those they have LIFE LONG IMMUNITY to those diseases.” In the time of my childhood (born 1939), every one routinely caught these diseases and very rarely were there complications. One assumes that in those few serious cases, the child had a deficient immune system or other health issues. My only immunization ‘jab’, if I recall correctly, was for polio.

About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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16 Responses to No Autism in Unvaccinated Amish Community (except for those adopted.)

  1. Cheryl Prax says:

    In the UK now we are experiencing a rise in whooping cough with young babies dying before they are vaccinated. They now want to vaccinate pregnant women 10 weeks before birth to ensure the babies have immunity. They admit that the increase in whooping cough is due to the fact that people no longer have natural immunity and so are not passing this onto their children. They admit that vaccinations do not give lifelong immuity and this is what is causing the problem! It is the first time I have heard them admit that in public! Also the interviewer pointed out that the vaccination states it should not be used on pregnant women. The doctor said not to pay any attention to that and it was safe!

    • There are other factors but what ‘hits’ me here is
      ” the interviewer pointed out that the vaccination states it should not be used on pregnant women. The doctor said not to pay any attention to that and it was safe!”
      indicating lack of scientific approach, lack of safety concerns and the existence of an agenda scenario.

  2. Scott McLauchlan says:

    This is dangerously misleading and demonstrates a clear lack of understanding of the premise of vaccination and the science behind it.

    A vaccination is exposing the human body to a small amount of the infection so it is able to build immunity to it successfully and ‘naturally’, in a controlled manner.

    Without vaccinations certain infections are completely uncontrolled and unmanageable and once let go too far I.e., too many people choose not to vaccinate such as what is being peddled here, we would be back in the Middle Ages where most of your family could die within days of being infected. Child mortality rates were considerable.

    I urge anyone who reads this to objectively and critically review this article and any anti vaccination articles you read but ‘also’ do the same with peer reviewed studies on the subject.

    Please, please be sufficiently informed before jumping on the idealistic bandwagon. For the good of all of us.

    • Thank you Scott, for your comment. All views and information are welcome.
      It is necessary to take in all relevant information and consider its validity.
      You suggest that the public have faith in the medical industry’s reasons and support for vaccinations as if it is accurate, reliable, unbiassed, in the best interests of their health and scientifically sound.
      In reality, it is none of these things, if taken across the whole spectrum.
      Obviously not all wrong, but sufficiently so to justify all the criticisms levelled at it here and on all health related blogs who approach the subject with an open mind.
      So when you urge critical review of all articles you are correct, but the criticality needs to be in depth and with a healthy dose of suspicion of medical papers and promotions by companies and organizations who have vested interests, agendas and profit motivations.
      You suggest that I am not sufficiently informed. I guess that neither of us are fully informed but respectfully suggest that your conclusions are less logically and less scientifically founded.
      The public will do themselves a service if they do not take “official” information at face value, or on the basis that ‘peer reviewed’ means automatic authenticity.
      Regards, Ken.

      • Scott McLauchlan says:

        Hi Ken,

        Your response is still structured as anti official and anti scientific community period. Peer review is still a better standard over ‘non reviewed/critically challenged opinion’. And is open minded. Of course there are always those with bias and private agendas hence the more objectivity the better.

        This does not mean that everything in main stream is wrong. Suggestions that people should not vaccinate their children as the better option before a logical study of the consequences is being bias and is not being open minded.

        This is not based on idealistic opinion on my behalf but hours of research into the subject on both sides as a critical thinker.

      • “Suggestions that people should not vaccinate their children as the better option before a logical study of the consequences is being bias and is not being open minded. ”
        Here-in lies the crux of the issue – I, and other vaccination questioners do not advocate ‘abstain before logical study …….’.
        Simply, ‘do not vaccinate unless you have made yourself fully aware of the reality of dangers, and of the need, then make up your own mind.’
        I admit to being puzzled as to how, if you have, as you say, critically studied all the available information, you would conclude that the decision to vaccinate, presumably in all medically suggested cases, is always a better option.
        Even the possibility of your being an agent for the vaccinators, comes to my mind.
        Sincere apologies if I am wrong about that!
        I guess we simply need to agree to disagree.
        Regards, Ken.

      • Scott McLauchlan says:

        Hi Ken,

        yes we’ll have to agree to disagree on many points on the subject however I do agree with the most important aspect of encouraging everyone to gain their own data and making informed decisions before choosing either way. That’s the key!

        I am certainly not an ‘agent for the vaccinators’ or any such conspiracy theorist label 🙂

      • Hi Scott, pleased to be informed that you are not a troll 🙂

      • Elmina Miller says:

        I was born amish and I know that a lot of us get vaccinated. It might be because we have our own gardens and raise our animals for meat. All camicial/ hormone free.

      • Thanks Elmina for your comment.

        You agree that the Amish have low incidences of autism and that might be for a reason different from non-vaccination. So it is important to know how normal it is these days for vaccinations to be made, and for which diseases?

        As an Amish born person did you live and receive vaccinations in an Amish community, or do you live separate from an Amish community?
        Do you know of Amish communities that generally accept being vaccinated, and for what?

        It is important to get a meaningful conclusion from your own experience.
        Thanks Ken.

  3. Scott McLauchlan says:

    I urge anyone who reads this to critically view anything you read and to read peer reviewed articles on the science of vaccination (which allows the body to build a natural immunity in a controlled manner!).

    Please vaccinate your children for theirs and everybody else’s children’s sake.

    • A more detailed response on Scott’s earlier comment deals with his viewpoint.
      However, to iterate, ‘peer reviewed’ is no guarantee of technical, safety or efficacy aspects of claims in medical literature. Often, however, the truth is mentioned in the drug/vaccine insert sheet information. Then one knows to take heed!

  4. My mind is trying hard to understand what is happening here!
    This post was published in 2012. Two years later, after a very small amount of interest for such a long time, views have become viral.
    I do not understand what triggered the change, nor the mechanism by which the views became viral.
    Nor do I understand the small number of comments. It would be too much to hope that readers accept this as accurate and meaningful, (which I believe and hope it is), without a serious number of criticisms also being made.
    What do I conclude? Just a chance awareness of the post? Confirmation of the validity of the claims?
    I guess I do not wish be deluged with comments but, I do wish to understand an explanation.
    [Addendum – BTW – Thanks to those who have commented and those who have joined the follower group. Very much appreciated!]

  5. Laura says:

    The Amish aren’t really exposed to many of the things that the rest of us are. They don’t eat meat full of hormones, produce covered in chemicals, use Wifi, or cell phones, they don’t breathe car and factory emissions, and they don’t watch TV from the age of a few months old. Unfortunately, this article chooses to focus on vaccines alone, which really ruins its credibility and makes it come across as a piece of anti-vax propaganda. I am willing to accept that vaccines aren’t perfect, and in some cases also carry risks, but until someone can give me a better option, or at least some solid scientific evidence that the risks outweigh the benefits, I think I will stick getting my shots!

    • Thanks for your comment.
      No-one is claiming that vaccines are the only cause of autism. As you say, this article should not be used as an “anti-vax” argument unless vaccines can be shown to be part of the ‘equation’.
      You are making a good point when you say there are many other reasons for autism, or many reasons for “immunity” from autism.
      However, this post strives to address vaccines as a potential additional and real cause in its own right. It would be helpful if you could clarify the aspect of whether vaccinations are in fact being accepted by Amish communities, ie. are there many exceptions, a small minority, or is the article incorrect when it says Amish generally do not accept vaccinations?
      If vaccinations are generally not accepted, then they must continue to be suspect, but not as a proof, of being a highly likely contributor to autism.
      If vaccinations are general practice for the Amish, and the incidence of autism is clearly lower, we would have strong evidence that other factors are more likely the main contributor.
      Once again, thanks, Ken.
      BTW – there is solid scientific evidence of serious adverse reactions, but the choice becomes one of personal assessment.
      BTW (2) autism is mentioned on some vaccine drug insert sheets. Silly to argue about that aspect.
      Update – It is suggested that vaccinating babies contributes to autism. Adult vaccinations should not be placed in the same category!

  6. Looking back over this, it seems that we have lots of interest and some good comments.
    Perhaps the main meaningful comment is that other health advantages apply to the Amish – healthy food and lifestyle etc, but it should be noted that it is claimed that the only Amish afflicted with autism or sim liar problems have been vaccinated, That is a positive link!
    I am pleased to have found a current comment from another post ( ) that updates this particular topic meaningfully:
    “nwqfk, on February 22, 2015 at 6:49 pm said:
    I have to laugh at ‘so-called’ doctor ‘D’s tirade episode over this article. Dr. D hangs his ‘trust / arguement’ solely on a couple of shrink’s. Dr. D sounds more like ‘lawyer’ D with his lawyering ‘medspeak’.
    Here’s what I know… Out of the entire Amish and Mennonite population there is ONLY 4 recorded cases of anything remotely similar to autism. 2 of the children were adopted and ‘fully vaccinated’ and one was mercury poisoned from a near by plant. ALSO…. both the Amish and Mennonite populations do NOT have ANY epidemics of ‘so-called’ vaccine preventable diseases.
    Dr. Eisenstein’s practice had 35,000 patients over the years and the ONLY autistic children he had in his practice were ALL fully vaccinated.
    Similar studies my family participated in, have gone through school records of vaccinated children vs non vaccinated children dating back to the 1970’s to 2014 (and on going) shows exactly what Dr. Eisenstein discovered in his own practice.”

    THNK GOD FOR VACCINE FREE CHILDREN the 10,000 pound elephant in vaccine injury room. How else would would we have known otherwise?

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