Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Naturcare Relaxation Sound Ball (TW ABA)

Naturcare relaxation sound ball is essentially a white noise machine. It was created by Mary-Louise Montague. It is supposed to help children who have hyperacusis. Hyperacusis is a disorder in loudness perception. People with this condition may appear sensitive to a range of sounds, finding many sounds unbearable and painfully loud. There was a study… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Naturcare Relaxation Sound Ball (TW ABA)

Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Glutathione for Autism

Glutathione, or GSH,  is an antioxidant made from the amino acids glycine, Justine and glutamic acid. It is naturally produced b the liver and the body uses it for many body processes. It is involved in tissue building and repair, making chemicals needed in the body and immune system function. Glutathione levels in the body… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Glutathione for Autism

Bogus Studies

Bogus Study: Association of Cord Plasma Biomarkers of In Utero Acetaminophen Exposure With Risk of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder

It is no secret that when a pregnant person is experiencing pain or fever, acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol and Paracetamol, is most often recommended. It is the only painkiller considered safe for pregnant people to take for pain and fever without harming the fetus. At the same time, infant Tylenol is the first line… Continue reading Bogus Study: Association of Cord Plasma Biomarkers of In Utero Acetaminophen Exposure With Risk of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Bogus Studies, MMS

Bogus study: Determination of the Effectiveness of Chlorine Dioxide in the Treatment of COVID-19

A study came out that tried to prove that MMS cures COVID 19. It is common knowledge it does not cure, it harms. The quacks keep on trying, nonetheless. Like many quack studies, it is highly flawed and has a lot of errors. They funded their own study, there was no grants. They even cite… Continue reading Bogus study: Determination of the Effectiveness of Chlorine Dioxide in the Treatment of COVID-19

Bogus Studies

Bogus Study: Cutting Edge: Critical Roles For Microbiota-Mediated Regulation of the Immune System in Prenatal Immune Activation Model of Autism

 Over the past few decades, scientist have not stopped trying to find the cause of autism. They have been ignoring the autistic community's plea that we don't want to be cured, we just want accommodations so we can be the best we can be. Mice Predicting Autism? Recently there was a study at the University… Continue reading Bogus Study: Cutting Edge: Critical Roles For Microbiota-Mediated Regulation of the Immune System in Prenatal Immune Activation Model of Autism

Bogus Studies, CoMorbidities, PCOS

Bogus Study: An Investigation of the Diet, Exercise, Sleep, BMI, and Health Outcomes of Autistic Adults

There was a study published on May 8, 2021 in the Journal Molecular Autism by Simon Baron-Cohen, Carrie Allison, Ken K. Ong and Elizabeth Weir. These names should sound familiar because they are also running Spectrum 10k. This study they are basing the understanding that some autistic children have restrictive eating, reduced physical activity and… Continue reading Bogus Study: An Investigation of the Diet, Exercise, Sleep, BMI, and Health Outcomes of Autistic Adults

Bogus Studies

Bogus Study: Spectrum 10k

Notice how the same graphic is used for this studyas Spark for Autism. It's literally the same idea. Spectrum 10k is yet another DNA collection of autistic DNA. This time its being brought out by the Autism Research Center.  University of Cambridge (David Rowitch), Autism Research Centre (Simon Baron-Cohen, Carrie Allison, Varun Warrier, Isabelle Garvey, Armandina… Continue reading Bogus Study: Spectrum 10k

Magic Mushrooms, Quackery

Quackery Exposed:Psilocybin, substance in Magic Mushrooms

Yes you read that right, the psychedelic substance derived from magic were approved by an internal review board at Nova, a biotechnology company, to be tested on autistic/fragile x (test group) and typical  children (control group) under the age of 5. This study's aim is to recruit 300 participants from US and Canada for a… Continue reading Quackery Exposed:Psilocybin, substance in Magic Mushrooms

Bogus Studies

Bogus Study:Probiotic and Oxytocin Combination Therapy in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Pilot Trial

This study is led on the belief that the gut biome has anything to do with autism. This study was ran by Bened Biomedical Co, LTD. If anything has the word "biomedical" when it comes to autism, it's more than likely quackery. This study was published in the Journal "Nutrients" which is a well known… Continue reading Bogus Study:Probiotic and Oxytocin Combination Therapy in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Pilot Trial

Quackery Myths

Quackery Myth: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is a Form of Autism

Fairly often fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is mistaken for autism. Alcohol use does not cause autism.  FASD is a condition that happens to a child when there is alcohol exposure during the pregnancy. FAS causes brain damage and growth delays. The different characteristics of this disability differs from person to person and the brain… Continue reading Quackery Myth: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is a Form of Autism