Autism Studies

      evidence • hypotheses • remedies


Mind of an autist (who knew?)

   (personal observations)

res ipsa loquitur

(the thing speaks for itself)

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and the autism epidemic

(reprinted from Cortical Chauvinism)

A safe way to study fever’s dramatic

relief of autistic behavior?

(reprinted from Cortical Chauvinism)

Does high brain ammonia cause autism?

Does high brain glutamine protect against autism?

Is supplemental glutamine safe in ASD?

(oral argument to ARI ‘think tank’ Baltimore 4/12/13)

Does infectious fever relieve autistic behavior by releasing glutamine from skeletal muscles as provisional fuel?

Medical Hypotheses 2013;80:1–12

(online October 2012)

Do infectious fever and fluid/salt diets relieve

autistic behavior because fasting elevates brain

glutamine and accelerates cortical metabolism?

Autism Studies 2012;1:1

Do salt cravings in children with autistic disorders reveal

low blood sodium depleting brain taurine and glutamine?

Medical Hypotheses  2011;77:1015–1021

Does fever relieve autistic behavior

by improving brain blood flow?

letter re: Helt et al. 2008

Neuropsychology Review 2011;21:66–67

Ammonia in autism

letter re: Bradstreet et al. 2010

Alternative Medicine Review 2010;15:187

Did acetaminophen provoke the autism epidemic?

Alternative Medicine Review 2009;13:364–372.

free pdf at:

Low-dose naltrexone for multiple sclerosis and autism:

does its benefit reveal a common cause?

letter re: Agrawal 2005

Medical Hypotheses 2006;67:671–672

I’m an independent researcher in central Oregon. After thirty years studying multiple sclerosis, I was struck by similarities between MS

and autism. After nine years

studying autistic disorders, I’m struck by my own autistic behavior.

There are two ways of detecting something that nobody can see: one is to aim at the finest detail by getting as close as possible with the best available analyzing instruments; the other is merely to look at the things from a new angle where they show hitherto unexposed facets. The former requires money and experience; the latter presupposes neither; indeed it is actually aided by simplicity, the lack of prejudice, and the absence of those established habits of thinking which tend to come after years of work.

Hans Selye. Biological adaptations to stress. In: Discovery Processes in Modern Biology (WR Klemm, ed) Robert E. Krieger Publishing, Huntington NY, 1977.