Anti Vaccine, Quackery

Quackery Myth: Heavy Metal Poisoning Causes Autism

In the name of greed, ambulance chasers feed on public panic. These so called lawyers. They ran with this myth and a recent baby food recall to make money off desperate parents who want something to blame for their child being autistic This myth is that heavy metal poisoning is or causes autism. Heavy metal… Continue reading Quackery Myth: Heavy Metal Poisoning Causes Autism

Bogus Studies, CoMorbidities, Epilepsy, Quackery

Bogus Study: Association of Prenatal Exposure to Anti Seizure Medication With Risk of Autism and Intellectual Disability

Here we go again. This is just like the Tylenol study, only this time, it's for life saving medication. Studies like these increase public panic. This is mainly because someone who doesn't have proximity to an autistic person does not know that autism isn't a bad thing. These studies look at medical records. They decide… Continue reading Bogus Study: Association of Prenatal Exposure to Anti Seizure Medication With Risk of Autism and Intellectual Disability

ADHD, CoMorbidities, Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Brain Balance/Melillio Method

Brain Balance or Mellio Method have centers all over the world. It is named for Dr. Robert Melillo. He is a functional neurologist. He has been practicing for over 30 years. He focuses on autism, ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, tourrettes's syndrome, bi polar disorder and other neurological and mental health conditions. He believes his methods will… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Brain Balance/Melillio Method

Bogus Studies, Quackery

Bogus Study: Effects of Short-Term Exposure to Air Pollution On Hospital Admissions for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Korean School-Aged Children: a nationwide time-series study

Air pollution is a worldwide problem and it effects every living thing that breathes in air. This can either be oxygen from the air or carbon dioxide. This is not dependent on if a child is autistic or not. This study says that autistic children are effected by air pollution and causes hospital admissions. Aren't… Continue reading Bogus Study: Effects of Short-Term Exposure to Air Pollution On Hospital Admissions for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Korean School-Aged Children: a nationwide time-series study

Bogus Studies, Quackery

Bogus Study: Drug Repurposing Candidates To Treat Core Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder

In this study, the people conducting the study were testing Loperamide or branded Imodium in the United States to "treat autism." They were trying to treat "social communication deficits" instead of accepting that the autistic community has its own set of norms and rules for social communication. Rationale of Study There are no medications currently… Continue reading Bogus Study: Drug Repurposing Candidates To Treat Core Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ableism, Bogus Studies, Discrimination, Quackery, Quackery Myths

Bogus Study: Maternal Infection During Pregnancy and Likelihood of Autism and Intellectual Disability in Sweden: A Negative Control and Sibling Comparison Cohort Study

This study was investigating whether or not there is a casual relationship between infections in the pregnant person during pregnancy and autism or intellectual disability. This study was funded by Autism Speaks, because of course it was. This money used to fund this could have been used to help autistic people. Study Design The researchers… Continue reading Bogus Study: Maternal Infection During Pregnancy and Likelihood of Autism and Intellectual Disability in Sweden: A Negative Control and Sibling Comparison Cohort Study

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

Discrimination, Quack Supplements, Quackery, Racism

Quackery Exposed: OrthoMolecular Medicine

OrthoMolecular medicine is a form of alternative or integrative medicine. "Ortho" means straight or correct. Just like an orthodontist corrects teeth. It literally means the correct molecule. Its supposed to maintain human health through nutritional supplements. The concept builds on the idea of an optimal nutritional environment. People who practice orthomolecular medicine believe that disease… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: OrthoMolecular Medicine

Ableism, Anti Vaccine, Anti Vax Quacks, Discrimination, Quackery, Quacks

Quack Exposed: Dr. Richard Kunin

Dr. Richard Kunin (October 22, 1932 - February 23, 2021) graduated from University of Minnesota with his MD in 1955. After this psychiatric residency training at New York Hospital, completed in 1959, he served for the army in the United States Army Medical Corps. Private Practice Dr. Kunin has had a private practice until his… Continue reading Quack Exposed: Dr. Richard Kunin

Anti Vax Quacks, Children's Health Defense Quacks, Quacks

Problematic Organization: Children’s Health Defense

Children's Health Defense is a non profit organization that promotes anti vaccine propaganda and its one of the main sources of vaccine misinformation. It was originally founded under the name World Mercury Project in 2011. The group is chaired by Robert F Kennedy, Jr. The name was changed to Children's Health Defense in 2018. It… Continue reading Problematic Organization: Children’s Health Defense