In an Us Weekly interview that may garner her more than just a little controversy, Jenny McCarthy claims to have treated her son's autism, ridding him of the disorder.
In a move that had the American Academy of Pediatrics pulling their hair, Jenny blames the MMR vaccine that kids receive to immunize them against measles, mumps and rubella for her son's Autism diagnosis. Prior to the vaccination, she says 6-year-old Evan was attentive and affectionate. She says that after the vaccine Evan fell into himself.
It wasn't until after a strict wheat and dairy-free diet that Evan seemed to come out of his spell. While watching an episode of Spongebob Squarepants, Evan responded with laughter, sending his mother into ecstasy.
Jenny has been a rather outspoken advocate of autism awareness and penned several books. Her methods have come under criticism from doctors for fanning paranoid flames in parents.
McCarthy even tried reaching out to Republican Presidential nominee John McCain, overseeing her own political position to connect with the candidate who has likewise spoken out about a correlation between vaccines and autism. But, even after an urgent helicopter flight for an on-screen interview with the senator, the actress was flatly denied because, as his campaign manager said, "He's ahead in the polls, and this is too controversial, and he doesn't want to go one way or the next."
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