Bogus Studies, CoMorbidities, Diabetes, Quackery

Bogus Study: Grand-Maternal Smoking In Pregnancy and Grandchild’s Autistic Traits and Diagnosed Autism

In April 2017, a study was published in Scientific Reports, a NatureResearch publication, suggesting that if a pregnant person smokes during pregnancy, their grandchild would be autistic. Rodent Autism Experiments are Invalid The study introduces rodent experiments. There is a problem with that, non human animals cannot be autistic. The brain chemistry and structure is… Continue reading Bogus Study: Grand-Maternal Smoking In Pregnancy and Grandchild’s Autistic Traits and Diagnosed Autism

CoMorbidities, Disabled Parenting, PCOS

The Effects of Eugenics is Being Felt in Doctors Offices, Even Now

Many think eugenics is a thing of the past. It was not left to die when the Nazi party fell or when the autism DNA project had clapback. It is especially evident when the genetic test for Down's syndrome was made widely available. Now there is a test to see if your fetus has Down's… Continue reading The Effects of Eugenics is Being Felt in Doctors Offices, Even Now

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

Ableism, CoMorbidities, Discrimination, PCOS

Fake pregnancy announcements are not “Autism Awareness”

Recently it came to my attention that a new “autism awareness challenge” has started in the form of chain statuses on Facebook. The idea of it is to post one of these and pass on the chain to the person who comments or likes your status. It is: 😂You shouldn't have liked or commented on… Continue reading Fake pregnancy announcements are not “Autism Awareness”

Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cranial Sacral Therapy was started by an osteopath. Osteopathy will be explained first. What is osteopathy? Osteopathy or osteopathic medicine is a medical practice that is based on the idea that all the body's systems are interrelated. They focus on the whole person. There are more than 114,000 osteopathic doctors in the United States. Osteopathy… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Cranial Sacral Therapy