Jenny McCarthy is a Supporter of Alternative Health Methods

Jenny McCarthy’s organization Generation Rescue arose from her having an autistic son. She and her Dr. have successfully treated his autism using alternative health means. Homeopathy has successfully treated autism as well.

She also believes that vaccines particularly the number currently given have caused autism, neurological problems, ADHD (Attention Deficits) and even more deaths. She has successfuly gathered scientists together to discuss these ideas and has prompted some studies and surveys herself.

A study on her web site also notes that although the United States has the highest rate of vaccination it also has one of the highest rates of mortality for children under 5 years old. She has also done a vaccine versus unvaccinated survey with some startling results.

Vaccinated boys were 155% more likely to have a neurological disorder (RR 2.55), Vaccinated boys were 224% more likely to have ADHD (RR 3.24


In 1983, the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) recommended a total of 10 vaccines for our children up to the age of 5. In 2007, the CDC recommends 36, an increase of 260%, or 3.6x. (See a comparison here).

During this time period, we have witnessed an epidemic of childhood neurological disorders (“NDs”). Today, the CDC estimates that 1 in 13 U.S. children has been diagnosed with ADHD and 1 in 150 has been diagnosed with autism. In the 1980s, ADHD was almost unheard of and autism was estimated to affect 1 in 10,000 children. Boys are significantly more affected by NDs, accounting for approximately 80% of all cases.



Study Shows Homeopathy As Effective as Conventional Medicine in Treating Acute Respiratory and Ear Complaints

A study using 57 primary care centers in Europe showed that homeopathy is as effective at treating acute respiratory and ear complaints as conventional treatment. Data of 1,577 patients was evaulated and 857 patient received homeopathic treatment.

The study was designed as an international, multi-centre, comparative cohort study of non-randomised design. Patients, presenting themselves with at least one chief complaint: acute (≤ 7 days) runny nose, sore throat, ear pain, sinus pain or cough, were recruited at 57 primary care practices in Austria (8), Germany (8), the Netherlands (7), Russia (6), Spain (6), Ukraine (4), United Kingdom (10) and the USA (8) and given either homeopathic or conventional treatment. Therapy outcome was measured by using the response rate, defined as the proportion of patients experiencing ‘complete recovery’ or ‘major improvement’ in each treatment group. The primary outcome criterion was the response rate after 14 days of therapy.

The study concluded that homeopathic treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints, including those in children was at least as good as conventional medicine. And as importantly, the study also showed that the onset of improvement was much faster for patients using homeopathy with adults having less adverse reactions using homeopathy.

“However, onset of improvement within the first 7 days after treatment was significantly faster upon homeopathic treatment both in children (p = 0.0488) and adults (p = 0.0001). Adverse drug reactions occurred more frequently in adults of the conventional group than in the homeopathic group …”

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine-PubMedCentral

Check out this other study of patients with psoriasis that has recently been published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology.