Alterations in Gut Microbiome

Gut microbiome has become a hot topic in medicine over the past decade where we are seeing this part of the body affecting every system in our body including our brains. With the changes to our environment like pesticides, use of antibiotics and shifts in agricultural practices, the bacteria in our guts are shifting dramatically.  

As this eco-system shifts, we are seeing higher levels of inflammation and gastrointestinal symptoms in our kids on the spectrum. Research continues to pursue understanding the role our gut bacteria has systematically.  

Working to support the gut for proper nutrient absorption and microbial balance is a mainstay of our approach to treating children on the spectrum as it clearly supports both the nervous and immune system.  

Our gut microbiome can be affected by more than just bacteria. The medical research is beginning to point to chronic viral infections in children with Autism as playing a significant role in causing inflammation both in the gut as well as in the brain. Properly treating these viruses may very well eliminate the inflammation ("leaky gut") and dramatically reduce the GI symptoms associated with food sensitivities.

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Emerging Roles for the Gut Microbiome in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Intestinal Microbiota Influences Non-intestinal Related Autoimmune Diseases

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The Gut Microbiota and Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Short-chain fatty acid fermentation products of the gut microbiome: implications in autism spectrum disorders

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The role of microbiome in central nervous system disorders

Gastrointestinal Inflammation in Autism:

The following articles highlight the severe intestinal inflammation commonly found in kids with autism. It is typically the result of chronic viral infections and is a major contributing cause of "leaky gut" and food sensitivities.

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Abnormal Measles - ps - Rubella Antibodies anMumd CNS Autoimmunity in Children with Autism

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Small Intestinal Enteropathy with Epithelial IgG and Complement Deposition In Children with Regressive Autism

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Ileal-Lymphoid-Nodular Hyperplasia, Non-Specific Colitis, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder in Children

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Gastrointestinal abnormalities in children with autistic disorder