Quack Clinics

Quack Clinic: Oxford Recovery Center

The Oxford Recovery Center was founded in 2008 in South Lyon, Michigan after the CEO Tami Peterson "witnessed the healing potential of the hyperbaric oxygen chamber" after experimenting on her daughter. So according to Peterson, a few months after using the HBOT, her daughter was able to dance the Nutcracker ballet and was "completely healed."… Continue reading Quack Clinic: Oxford Recovery Center

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

Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Deep brain stimulation is an elective surgical procedure that is performed by a neurosurgeon implanting electrodes in certain areas of the brain. These electrode deliver electrical impulses that regulate abnormal brain impulses. The impulses can also effect certain cells and chemicals in the brain.  The electrical impulses are controlled by a pacemaker device that is… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Quackery Myths

Quack Myth: PANDAS causes/is Autism

Like many myths that quacks believe or spread, real conditions that effect people are being touted at autism or a cause. PANDAS is no different. TACA and other quack organizations have their own ideas that do not stem from science on what it is and how to treat it. What is PANDAS PANDAS is an… Continue reading Quack Myth: PANDAS causes/is Autism

Quackery Myths

Quack Myth: Autism is a Brain Injury

A very common myth, not just around quacks, is that autism is a traumatic brain injury or TBI for short. Autism and TBI can have similar signs and both disabilities are developmental disabilities but a TBI is the only developmental disability that can be acquired later in life. All other developmental disabilities originate before and… Continue reading Quack Myth: Autism is a Brain Injury

Quacks

Quack Exposed: James A. Neubrander

James Neubrander was born on October 29, 1949 in Ashland, Ohio. He is divorced and has two adult children. Neubrander Graduated from Southern College, Collegedale, Tennessee with a Bachelors of Science degree in 1972. Neubrander earned his Medical Technologist Degree in 1972 from Southern college in association with Memorial Hospital in Collegedale, Tennessee. He graduated… Continue reading Quack Exposed: James A. Neubrander

Bogus Studies, Quackery

Bogus Study: Consumption of Breast Milk is Associated with Decreased Prevalence of Autism in Fragile X Syndrome

Breastfeeding is nutritionally better for babies, it has been proven but breastfeeding is not always possible. There is nothing wrong with formula per se, but it cannot be the same as breastmilk. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusively breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life and continued breastfeeding with the introduction of complementary… Continue reading Bogus Study: Consumption of Breast Milk is Associated with Decreased Prevalence of Autism in Fragile X Syndrome

Quackery, Quackery Myths

Quack Myths: Fragile X Syndrome is the Same as Autism

*please excuse the ableism. These are not my terms, they are from the Fragile X society in the UK and the CDC.* Fragile X syndrome  is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability in children. It is a genetic condition where there are changes in a gene that scientists call the fragile X mental… Continue reading Quack Myths: Fragile X Syndrome is the Same as Autism