Autism Pseudoscience in the NY Post

A must read article for parents of children with autism. I tried the gluten/casein free diet when my son was young, because the jury was out back then on whether it was helpful. If I knew now, what the research tells us now, then I wouldn’t have bothered. I also wouldn’t have wasted my energy looking into all the other mumbo jumbo pseudoscientific crap that is out there – the world is full of con artists trying to assist parents to ‘cure’ autism.

I wouldn’t want to cure my son – he is a fantastic human being worthy of respect and love, his autism is an essential part of his very being, and he is fine and dandy just the way he is. The world is a better place for having all sorts of people, with all sorts of neurological deviations. Autistic people have and will continue to contribute greatly to this world.

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The NY Post recently published an article The miracle that cured my son’s autism was in our kitchen. It is a horrible piece of science journalism published in…

via Autism Pseudoscience in the NY Post.

6 thoughts on “Autism Pseudoscience in the NY Post

    • They are worse than ever Charles – really dangerous ‘treatments’ out there, like bleach enemas, chelation, faecal transplants – all based on ridiculous theories with made up names!

  1. The danger lies in replacement of scientific method with untested hypotheses. Maybe some work for some, but I guess we need to at least run the symptoms past Dr Google then ask one’s GP what he/she thinks. That untested quackery is foisted on kids is past stupid and should be criminal.
    BTW, have you changed your e-mail address or are you ignoring me? πŸ™‚

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