MY FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES know that I like to multi-task I’m happiest when I have 4-5 projects going on at one time. When I learned from Skyhorse that much of the time I would have during “release month” would be spent promoting the book, answering phone calls, doing radio interviews, I was skeptical that I could focus on just that one activity. I had published “Ebola”, which led to one radio interview, and “Cures vs. Profits“, which was great fun to write. So far, however, they have not reached their target audiences.
My experience thus far with “Causes” has been entirely different. “Causes” has been selling well on Amazon for a couple of months now, consistently hitting above the 40,000 rank position (out of 8 million). Yesterday, we hit an all-time high:#16,908 out of 8 million books. It’s been #1 New Release in Toxicology since it first hit Amazon, and today, it was the #1 New Release in Genetics:
Today, my author rank hit an all-time high at under 26,000. For the most part, though, this success has not been due to my effort alone. The autism community has embraced this book, as has the vaccine-risk aware community. That’s because this is your journey. You know who you are, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help. I am also deeply touched by the comments I have received from the scientific community, including those who have allowed Skyhorse to use blurbs from their reactions on the book cover. Beyond the amazing Forward by Dr. Richard M. Frye, MD, PhD, the book is currently being reviewed by many in the scientific community. Some have written to tell me that they are just stating the book, but from what they see, they anticipate this book to provide a watershed moment in science around autism, its causes and its treatments. Seems Louis Conte agrees:
“Every now and then a book emerges that alters the landscape of scientific, political and societal dialogue. The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism is that kind of book, from Skyhorse Publishing.
“Like Rachel Carson’s seminal on the impact of pesticides on the environment, Silent Spring, Lyons-Weiler’s work will be controversial, and may well anger some of his colleagues in the scientific hegemony. This book directly confronts well-entrenched viewpoints on causality that clings with fervent faith that there is no autism epidemic, and that autism is a genetic disorder.”
While Louis means well, I would not hope to anger my colleagues, but let’s face it: if, after reading >2,000 studies on autism, as a collection of phenotypes, if I have concluded that vaccines may cause autim in some people due to genetic risk, well, if their response will be “anger”, what can I say? The professionals out there will see the reality of the situation, and rally for science. That’s what I do. I rally for objective, unbiased science for screening biomarkers to protect people and families from environmental toxins. Like a PKU test to protect a child from phenyalanine. Could the answer to the autism crisis really be that simple? No, there are too many relevant sources of toxins. But what I do think is that for the chronic doses of toxins that children are going to be exposed to, there is sufficient evidence for a reasoned, rational pause in the never-ending Punch-and-Judy discourse on autism. There is a need for change, a way to control cumulative exposure, and there are a number of early measures that for some of our informed members of society, there wold seem to hint that may be a real possibility.
For one, my Twitter account is blowing up (see https://twitter.com/lifebiomedguru). I’ve never had so many impressions. Similarly, an article I wrote on LinkedIn describing Why I Read >2,000 Studies on Autism has had more reads than anything I’ve published there. The very first book review (by Heather White, of Autism Raw Data) seems fair and balanced, with some insightful criticism. Academic professionals have received advanced review copies courtesy Skyhorse, and I look forward to their reviews.
I also now have three speaking engagements being arranged, and a number of radio interviews coming up. This is a start. I need to take a moment to tell those who helped out with “Causes” that I think of every day, I am grateful for your energies, and insights. I am very, very lucky to have connected to you.
And if any reader knows of a pediatrician who might like to receive a copy of “Causes” along with a DVD of the movie “Vaxxed”, visit projectpediatric.com.
I will be posting radio interviews as they come, as well as my speaking tour schedule. There’s even a Black Friday BOGO sale going on at Skyhorse for “Causes”.
Oh, for for the fellow from New Zealand who found an error in a link on my blog where I mistakenly linked to the wrong Master’s thesis in the Ohio State University database, thank you for pointing that out. You have improved my blog, so I am grateful.
Given your curiosity, here is a link to my peer-reviewed publications on Pubmed: Search=Lyons-Weiler, J [AU].