|Fecal bacteria at 10,000× magnification (source: Wikipedia)|
Awhile ago my wife Kelly showed me a disturbing new trend in alternative treatments for Autism. It's called MMS, otherwise known as feeding your kids bleach. Well, the story gets even more repugnant.
While researching MMS, she came upon another utterly repulsive and dangerous form of abuse that's being encouraged by some pretty sick individuals posing as experts.
Her post covers not only the previously discussed MMS therapy but the absolutely horrendous, beyond words, absolutely abusive practice of fecal transplants.
Yes. You read right. And it's just as disgusting as it sounds.
This is on helpless children - forced of course.
I'm not saying this is not a valid and effective treatment in some circumstances practiced by medical professionals. It's very effective in eliminating C. difficile. But there is no evidence yet this has any effect on Autism and there is a big difference between getting this treatment in a hospital environment and mom chasing after her kid with a cake icing cone! People! Wait until there is some evidence it does some good before you start playing with your feces!
This is an example of pseudoscience that is really hurting people who are already suffering: both the autistic child and their family. As the father of an autistic child, this makes me sick to my stomach.
I usually try to keep Friday posts light, but this needs to be exposed for what it is - pure abuse by parents who obviously have crossed the threshold and are now in need of psychological help.