By Erin K. Costello
UPDATED 6:15pm May 16, 2019 *Added Youtube video
It looks as though Erin Elizabeth from Health Nut News is lying to us again. On a Facebook post thread found on the page Future Horizons, Erin makes several claims to be autistic, a claim I cannot find made or discussed by Erin anywhere else online or off line. With every other issue Erin has alleged to have and has blamed on vaccines, I find it highly suspect that she'd fail to mention her autism all this time, and just happen to announce her autism on an autism post from an autism page. Let’s begin with Erin’s newfound claims of autism.
ERIN HATES HER (alleged) AUTISM
Below are the posts that started this autism claim. The first two images come from a sub thread of this post from the Facebook page Future Horizons, a sub thread that I happened to be commenting on at the time. In the first comment Erin says,
"...I would actually trade in one of my limbs and severed off with a knife right now so I don't have autism. Being on the spectrum sucks. And especially my relatives who are on the spectrum and wipe their feces on the wall and in their mothers mouth on a daily basis when they run up to her with a dirty diaper? They would trade anything in the world not to be on the spectrum. And none of us think it's a gift. It's a disgusting curse. Signed someone with autism."
In the next image she follows up her autism claim with the following two comments. In these comments she states, among other things,
"Well I am a person with autism and like all these parents who claim their children are happy when they don't know anything. Let me tell you right now. It is an absolute curse to have autism. It is not a blessing. I've written a book about it. And shame on any parent who says that their nonverbal low functioning child is thriving because they can play on two iPads and they want to expose them to EMF and make them even sicker..."
I feel I should mention that I found no book about autism by Erin Elizabeth. I don't know what she is talking about here.
Next we have comments Erin made to the Facebook page Vaccines R Us, though the screen shot featured here can be found at this link on Vaccines R Us. These comments happened on the same Facebook page and post from Future Horizons as the previous comments, just in a different sub-thread. Here Erin once again claims to have autism. She says,
"Vaccines R Us Do you have autism? Because I do. And I can guarantee you. I would do anything not to have it."
Next it appears as though her man, Joseph Mercola, comes to her aide in this Facebook fight. Ok, I’ll be honest, I have nothing to base this off as of yet, but I suspect that this Joseph Mercola Facebook profile account is not actually Joseph Mercola. I think it may be another one of Erin’s accounts that she uses to create an illusion of having people who blindly and unconditionally support the crap she says. One reason I suspect this is because this is really Joseph Mercola’s Facebook page. Mercola calls is sure list himself as "Dr" everyplace he can, why would he then make a second Facebook account and leave off the "Dr?" Another reason is just look at the grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation on both Joseph accounts, and on Erin’s account You’ll see what I mean. Anyways, in Joseph's comment he says,
"I would bet you $1 million those pharmaceutical mouthpieces that bend over and grab their ankles for big Pharma don't have it.....Makes me feel for the people who actually have it and the horrific predicament in which they are in, like yourself."
Now that we’ve covered her autism claims, let’s move on to Erin’s lies, and especially why her autism is likely a lie.
In April of 2017, Erin Elizabeth sent a newsletter email to Sheri Kane, and seemingly to those on Erin's mailing list, in which she includes an old photograph from the 1990s featuring Erin with her Godfather - or her dad’s brother, Uncle Tom. She goes on to claim that Uncle Tom was an author, attorney, and activist who pioneered vaccine skepticism. She claims this is proven by the fact her Uncle allegedly wrote a book on vaccine dangers in 1979. She never reveals the name of this book but goes onto say that Uncle Tom wrote and published the book with his “best friend” Bob Mendelsohn MD, and that Bob even wrote the introduction in this alleged book.
The problem is though, hardly any of this can be corroborated. Tom Finn wrote a book called Dangers of Compulsory Immunizations: How to Avoid Them Legally. This was published in 1983, not 1979, and Mendelsohn never had any association with this book.
LONG TIME "HEALTH NUT?"
First, I'd like to call attention to Erin's bio from her website. Her bio goes on to state,
"As a long time "health nut," author and public speaker, Erin Elizabeth has had a passion for the healing arts for nearly 25 years. Erin began Health Nut News in January 2014 with humble beginnings. She's honored to have just won the Truth in Journalism Award in the 2017 Doctors who Rock Awards in Orlando alongside some of her heroes, less than four years laer. Starting in her teens, Erin worked for a green non-profit during her four years of undergrad, which inspired her to lead a healthier lifestyle, since stress became a factor at an early age."
In the next screen shot, found featured on Sherri Kane's website, Erin is described as,
"...a long time activist with a passion for the healing arts, working win the arena for a quarter century..."
Erin claims to have been in this field since her teens, and working in this arena for about 25 years. Except, she is found to be in a different line of work for most of those 25 years. I don't care to go into detail about what Ms. Finn for a living for most her adult life. I only care to mention this because it further proves Erin to be a liar. I don’t care to comment on how she earned a living though nor do I judge Erin for how she earned a living. I fully support her choice to earn a living in such a way. As long as she’s willing and wants to work this profession, I will support her and I will even defend her against anyone who wishes to judge her. Let her do her and you do you, boo. However, here is the link that explains what Erin has been doing until about 2010s. Spoiler alert,……it wasn’t health related.
ERIN'S "VACCINE INJURY."
On August 18, 2018, Erin Elizabeth gave an interview to Dr. Paul Thomas at The Addiction Summit. During this interview Erin explains her “vaccine injury.” Here she claims,
“Sure, I’d be happy to share. To make a long story short, I am adopted. And my birth mother -- I don’t usually go into this, but I just feel compelled quickly -- I was born 70, so just before Roe v. Wade. So she went to Mexico, did an attempted abortion, which I survived. So then she decided that was a sign. She still could’ve tried to terminate the pregnancy, but she had me. But I was born very sick and hospitalized for the first couple, three months of my life. So then eventually my parents were able to adopt me. And I don’t know if I was double vax’d but they were first time parents, adopting a baby, and they took me for a DPT. I may have had other shots at the time; I’m not sure, and, yeah, so now known as DTaP, as you know. So they did the shot, which would’ve had thimerosal. It was January, 1971, Chicago, freezing cold winter. And I had a bad cold. And unfortunately that pediatrician said, “Oh, that’s not a problem.” And I [inaudible] MTHFR now we found out, herterozygous. So anyway, I then unfortunately had the shots and then had a 104 fever, seizures, vomiting, was hospitalized a week. The fever wouldn’t break. They did a spinal tap thinking spinal meningitis, when in fact we’re pretty sure it was encephalitis that I would’ve had. And so yeah, it was a tough start. But I really feel like I dodged a bullet. Or I’m not sure what injuries it may have caused long term, but I know that it could’ve been far worse. So I do my best to consider myself lucky and have no blame toward my parents. And my dad, he has a different point of view. But my mom’s watched now all the documentaries and gets it and really says, “Wow.” She understands about what happened, that it wasn’t a coincidence that it just happened right after the vaccine. So yeah, it was a rocky start. And I was on antibiotics a lot of my life, just chronic ear infections, a very, very sickly child. But they got me on allergy shots, which got a little better, better or worse, I guess. And I got bit by a tick in eighth grade. I was on my eighth grade camping trip, had it on my leg for two days and did have Lyme and kind of did a book about overcoming that. And yeah, so it was a rough start.”
Further down during this interview Erin also reveals she suffers from Ehlers-Danlo, and that she must have inherited this trait from her birth father’s side because that’s what her birth mother told her, and she’s a doctor. She never reveals her birth mother’s name, anything about her education, or the name of the book that Erin claims her birth mother wrote and dedicated to the child she gave away, Erin.
It would stand to reason that if Erin was so open, honest, and comfortable to reveal all these other life issues, alleged vaccine injuries, and much of her personal life, she would have no problem revealing she also had autism, IF she had autism. Nowhere, before this past week anyways, does she make the claim to be autistic or ever being diagnosed with autism.
I should add that I doubt almost all of what she claims here during this interview, but, I have not looked into any of her other claims about her vaccine injury or family drama. I don’t really care to either. I only care about the lies she tells that hurt our vaccine rates.
On a side note, I suggest reading the rest of the interview transcripts. Between Erin’s dis toward Mercola, and Erin’s obvious insecurities about her weight and her looks, it is pretty entertaining.
To wrap this post up I would just like to remind everyone of Erin Elizabeth’s dedication to posting only factually confirmed information, and her due diligence to find such information (/s). Who can forget Erin and Cheryl Atkinson’s stellar math skills and information confirmation when reporting the vaccinated to unvaccinated ratios of measles cases from Washington state and NY as seen here?
I feel it is important to point out that Erin didn't just lie to claim she was autistic. She told this lie to seem like a more credible source as she commented horrific things about those with autism, and did this on a page designed for those with autism. She lied about being autistic so she could better harm those with autism. Who the fuck does that? Hopefully the ailment Erin will suddenly suffer from next week will be amnesia so she doesn't ever do this shit again.
Below is a YouTube video of Erin Elizabeth and Joe Mercola. At about the 10:30 mark Erin tells the story of her alleged vaccine injury and how her parents and her doctor don't believe she was vaccine injured. She, once again, never mentions austism.
What's The Harm?