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New Lauriston Laboratories website!

07.12.20

It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce that our new website lauristonlabs.co.uk is now live. Our team, Anna Pinnock, Will and Romane Walton and I have all worked on this.

Many of you would know Anna already. She has been working with me as a nutritionist for a few years and has progressively taken an increasingly important role in supporting our families with the dietary and nutritional needs of the children we support and also with many administrative queries families may have. In case you need her support, Anna can be contacted at a.pinnock@autismtreatment.org.uk.

Romane is my daughter and Will her husband. They have both been helping dispatching the supplements in recent months together with helping designing the new website.

Lauriston Laboratories is a small UK family business developed as one stop shop for an easy access to international laboratory tests and nutritional supplements. The website features a number of key supplements carefully selected for their quality and level of evidence in support of their efficacy.

Lauriston Laboratories also provides an easy access to ordering a range of laboratory test kits. This section is not yet completed but should be finalised by the end of the year, watch this place for new tests such as FRAT from the US (Folic Acid Receptor Test), all of which are currently available, contact us if you have any question on the new tests we can offer.

The site also showcases a number of key peer reviewed papers in autism and in other areas of nutritional medicine, highlighting some of the evidence available in support of a nutritional approach to health.

We have a new shipping policy:

  • Free shipment to the UK for orders above £50.
  • We are now able to ship 5 days a week with Royal Mail next day delivery.
  • Our selection of supplements and tests is regularly reviewed, based on the progression of scientific and medical knowledge. We are open to suggestions to include other supplements should there be sufficient evidence backing up a potential health benefit. Please contact us with your suggestions: info@lauristonlabs.co.uk.

We look forward to seeing you on www.lauristonlabs.co.uk!

Kind regards

Lorene, Anna, Will and Romane

05.11.20

“Title:  Self-styled £210-an-hour autism guru says organic chicken nuggets can help cure it.”

The article published by the Mirror on 31.10.20 follows an undercover recording of a consultation with the campaign activist Emma Dalmayne, from A.I.M – Autistic Inclusive Meet. Please take the time to review Emma Dalmayne long list of false claims on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Emma Dalmayne.

The recording was coordinated by Amy Sharpe with whom Emma Dalmayne previously collaborated on other pieces using a similarly unbalanced / poor quality reporting, subterfuge and secretive recording devices.  

I believe the stunt consultation was part of an orchestrated campaign aiming at defaming me personally and is evidence of breach of the Editor’s Code of Practice because of its inaccuracy and the misleading reporting of the article. 

I have lodged a complaint to IPSO (Independent Press Standards Organisation) .

As of 05.11.20, the initial article published by the Mirror has been copied to various media outlets. I have reported these to IPSO and to my legal representative. These are:

Daily Record
Popstar.one
Dailystar.co.uk
Starsalert.com 
news.knowledia.com
onlinenewseurope.eu
Uk.glbnews.co.uk
reddit.com (900+ comments on chicken nuggets)
Edinburghlives.co.uk

In the course of the investigations carried out by IPSO it became apparent that Amy Sharpe went as far as modifying the transcript of the recording to justify her false and distorted claims. Yet this was not even challenged by IPSO! 

Update Nov 2021

It took over a year for IPSO to respond to the four complaints lodged. The conclusion of the complaints has been reported by David Sharman in HoldtheFrontPage.co.uk here. David Sharman reports:

“The Independent Press Standards Organisation has upheld a complaint about Edinburgh Live after it ran an undercover investigation into autism specialist Lorene Amet.

The story claimed that the specialist had told the investigator, who posed as the mother of a fictional autistic seven-year-old, that the child’s diet could be behind her “challenging behavioural issues” and that “organic chicken nuggets could alleviate symptoms”.

But the story’s publication prompted Dr Amet to complain to IPSO, claiming she had not said the child’s diet could be behind her “challenging behavioural issues”, as reported, nor that “organic chicken nuggets” could alleviate the symptoms of autism… […]

“IPSO found Dr Amet had recommended a change of diet as part of her assessment and, on the basis of the specific case study that had been presented to her, had explained how a recipe for chicken nuggets could contribute to this.

In the Committee’s view, it was a distortion to the extent of an inaccuracy to report that the doctor had said organic chicken nuggets would alleviate the symptoms of autism, when in fact she had suggested a change of diet in general, and had referred to chicken nuggets in response to the particular profile she had been given.

It found Edinburgh Live had not taken care not to publish inaccurate information on this point, while there was a further breach of Code on the grounds that the proposed correction offered did not address the initial inaccuracy.”

It is important to appreciate that IPSO is not an idependent body. IPSO is financed by the Regulatory Funding Company (RFC) which is funded by member publishers.