Tylenol causes autism theory???
I do think it is possible that since Tylenol is a potent liver toxin that it may cause problems in kiddos who are predisposed. But, like anything else when trying to figure out an enigma, how do we know which kiddos are predisposed?.....
I know Tylenol shuts down glutathione production that is part of liver detox. Impaired liver detox is a huge problem for ASD kids and those following DAN! biomedical are urged not to use Tylenol to treat pain/fevers for this reason as it can bring on a regression or impede the recovery process. Blocked liver detox pathways increase the toxins in the bloodstream that another child with efficient pathways might easily excrete.
I think that Tylenol theoretically might be more problematic in ASD prone kids because of their inefficient livers. Is it the initial cause of the liver damage? I doubt it, mainly because its timing on the market doesn't coincide with the epidemic increase in autism rates, but it may be a factor combined with other things. ASD kids have high rates of jaundice and for me that is one red flag that would cause me to be gentle to the liver and avoid Tylenol in infancy as well as any other liver toxins.
There is no "one" cause of autism - there are many!
Tylenol is a bad drug. We are a no tylenol house. Also linked to asthma.
Lowers glutathione. Not good for anyone, especially not good for kids on the spectrum or predisposed to being on the spectrum
Dr Bob Sears also says not to give this around vaccines - I don't remember the details but it's in one of his books.