Godstud wrote:This thread belongs in the Conspiracy Theory section. It's bullshit and tripe.
Let's take a look at just who this "conspiracy theorist" is
Dr. Andrew Zimmerman serves as a scientific advisor to N of One. Dr. Zimmerman has been seeing and caring for autistic patients for over three decades at such prestigious institutions as John Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Institute and Mass General Hospital in Boston. In addition to having cared for thousands of autistic patients, he is an accomplished and highly-regarded researcher having published over 70 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Zimmerman's expertise in autism research is evidenced by his having served as Director Of Medical Research at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Director of Clinical Trials at the Lurie Center for Autism at Mass General Hospital For Children. Dr. Zimmerman embodies the type of serious academic researcher who takes the observations of parents seriously that we look to work with. He was the first researcher to clinically document and publish a paper on the Fever Effect - the phenomenon whereby many autistic patients' ASD symptoms improve transiently when they have a fever. Recently, N of One backed a research study where Dr. Zimmerman conducted a clinical trial on sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli and cauliflower, in fever-responders in an attempt to take advantage of the phenomenon.
Summary Points from Dr. Zimmerman's bio:
Pediatric Neurologist; 36 yrs of practice
One of the foremost experts on autism and autism research in the world. 74 peer-reviewed publications primarily in autism.
Johns Hopkins (Kennedy Krieger Institute); 16 yrs (Staff, Physician, President of Medical Staff)
Mass General Hospital (Lurie Center for Autism); 3 Yrs (Staff Physician, Director of Medical Research); Presently on Volunteer Teaching Staff; Harvard Medical School.
University of Massachusetts Medical School @ Worcester; Present