When I was in private practice as a consulting natural nutritionist, often I had moms ask my opinion about their young boys playing football. That was long before “sports concussions” and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) were on people’s minds and in their vocabulary. Admittedly, I was extremely candid about my reservations regarding those sports due to brain injuries and damage resulting from football and soccer, especially what’s called “heading” the ball in soccer.
Fast forward and today we learn that brain concussions are “the talk of the town,” especially with professional sports teams and apparent ‘leanings’ or ‘tendencies’ by professional football players toward contracting CTE or some form of dementia that possibly could have been induced by repeated hits to the head and resultant concussions.
Concussion often is considered a “mild traumatic brain injury,” whereas CTE only can be diagnosed definitively during an autopsy after death. However, a CTE diagnosis may be easier to make while a person is alive, thanks to new research from the Lawson Health Research Institute.
November 7, 2016, Science Daily published “Scientists develop game-changing blood test for concussions” . Their Summary states:
A new blood test that identifies with greater than 90 per cent certainty whether or not an adolescent athlete has suffered a concussion has been developed by a team of researchers.
The procedure entails utilizing a form of blood profiling called “metabolomics.” Here’s how it works:
In the relatively inexpensive test, blood is drawn from an individual that may have suffered a concussion as the result of a sudden blow to the head (or from transmitted forces from a sudden blow to the body) within 72 hours of the incident. The scientists measure a panel of metabolites — small molecules that are the products of the body’s metabolism — in the blood to search for distinct patterns that indicate a concussion has occurred. 
According to Dr Douglas Fraser, a physician in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre and a Lawson scientist ,
This novel approach, to use blood testing of metabolites as a diagnostic tool for concussions, was exploratory and we were extremely pleased with the robustness of our initial results.
We looked at a host of patterns and it appears that those who suffered a concussion have a very different pattern than those who have not had a concussion. 
Researchers investigated a full spectrum of 174 metabolites and found a 90 percent accuracy rate for diagnosing concussion using blood. Another co-investigator on the project, Mark Daley, Western University’s Associate Vice President (Research) and a principal investigator at Western’s Brain and Mind Institute , said:
We looked at all of these metabolites in concussed male adolescent patients and in non-concussed male adolescent patients and it turns out that the spectrum is really different. There is no one metabolite that we can put a finger on but when we looked at all of them, those profiles are different enough that we could easily distinguish concussed patients from non-concussed. In fact, with fine tuning we can now look at sets of as few as 20-40 specific metabolites and maintain the diagnostic accuracy level of the test over 90 per cent. 
Daley mentions “fine tuning” the test regarding metabolites to assure accuracy levels. However, his fine tuning of the test brings to mind something I, as a vaccine damage and literature researcher, would like to question and suggest:
Could it be possible for that metabolites concussion blood test to be tweaked or “fine-tuned” to diagnose brain damage and brain encephalopathy due to neurotoxins and other toxic chemicals in vaccines and vaccinations?
Children receive as many as nine vaccines at one time and often experience adverse reactions, one of which can be autism-like symptoms. Why has autism skyrocketed from one in 10,000 in the late 1970s to one in 68 (2016 statistics)? In 2008, the rate was one in 88, according to CDC’s stats .
According to Kidsdata.org “Special Education Enrollment, by Disability” for the State of California , the stats for 2015 indicate that 12.6 percent of that state’s children had autism!
Orange County, California, had an autism rate of 18.7 percent!
According to this pie chart at Kidsdata.org showing various disabilities for children in California, Traumatic Brain Injury comes in at 0.2 percent.  Learning disabilities are 39.6 percent. Speech and language disabilities are 22.3 percent. Those two disabilities plus autism, which indicate neurological involvement, represent 74.5 percent of children’s disabilities in the State of California. What does such a trend portend for the rest of the country? And, California passed into law SB277, the most stringent vaccine mandate in the USA!
By the way, one vaccine maker—Sanofi Pasteur—admits on its Tripedia® DTaP vaccine package insert under “Additional Adverse Reactions” that “autism” has been reported as a result of receiving Tripedia®. See my article about that here.
Wouldn’t it be a blessing for a child and his/her parents to have a medical test, e.g., a metabolite blood test that could indicate whether the child suffered brain damage to some degree, thereby starting therapy probably years sooner than the current timelines in medical practice protocols, plus secure a “vaccine medical exemption” for the child to avoid further-damaging vaccines, which doctors continue to force upon parents regardless of adverse symptomologies?
The VAERS reporting system  is a ‘post-market’ reporting system for vaccine damages, which is utilized for reporting less than 10 percent of vaccine adverse reactions, as doctors are lax at reporting negative feedback regarding vaccines.
Many vaccine package inserts indicate in print under “ADVERSE REACTIONS” that brain disturbances can occur, such as with Merck’s MMR-II vaccine:
Encephalitis; encephalopathy; measles inclusion body encephalitis (MIBE) (see CONTRAINDICATIONS); subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE); Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS); acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM); transverse myelitis; febrile convulsions; afebrile convulsions or seizures; ataxia; polyneuritis; polyneuropathy; ocular palsies; paresthesia. 
Personally and professionally, I think the CDC and FDA should mandate that such blood tests be instituted immediately and instruct all pediatricians, practicing medical doctors, nurses, and healthcare facilities, including states health departments, how to use metabolite blood testing when a parent complains that a child (at any age) experiences adverse health effects after receiving a vaccine or series of vaccinations, and not parrot “it’s a coincidence,” as the medical profession currently is quick to proclaim and diagnose.
I think parents, who choose to vaccinate their children, should demand the availability and access to such a blood test that can diagnose brain damage from vaccines as soon as symptoms first occur. An inexpensive blood test may be able to prevent a life-long disability, especially if vaccines are going to be forced upon us!
Furthermore, the CDC, FDA and healthcare practitioners ought to be at the forefront of implementing such brain-saving medical technology advancement. Not only is it medically ethical; it’s the humane thing to do. However, the more sensible prophylactic approach to take would be to implement Homeoprophylaxis  universally or for those who want safe vaccines.
 http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/m/mmr_ii/mmr_ii_pi.pdf, Pg. 7
Metabolomics profiling of concussion in adolescent male hockey players: a novel diagnostic method
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Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.
Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.
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Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)
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