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Digestion/Microbiome

Digestion/Microbiome

Diet and nutrition are essential for good health, and this is especially true for digestive health. Food directly affects the gastrointestinal system, and can cause digestive symptoms. Additionally, the gut and brain are connected. The health of the gut can affect children’s health, as well as their mood, learning, and behavior. Digestive issues such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, and pain are very common in children with autism, ADHD, and other conditions.

Explore our articles on diet and nutrition intervention for digestive disorders and improving digestive symptoms.

Microbiome Studies and Kids’ Health
Microbiome Studies and Kids’ Health

The microbiome, the collection of bacteria and microbes in our bodies, plays a crucial role in our health. And nowhere is this more important than in children and babies. In fact, it begins with the health of our mother’s microbiome when she’s pregnant with us. How...

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The Gut Brain Axis in Autism [A Study Review]
The Gut Brain Axis in Autism [A Study Review]

The gut-brain axis is a well established connection suggesting that the intestinal microbiota (the good bacteria in our gut) signal to the brain in a myriad of ways. This delicate balance of gut microbes can influence emotional development, modulation of stress and...

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Help Your Child: How to Reduce Tummy Aches and Heal the Gut
Help Your Child: How to Reduce Tummy Aches and Heal the Gut

Therapeutic Diets for Gastrointestinal Healing Gastrointestinal Problems and Developmental Delays Gastrointestinal problems and developmental delays are often connected. According to one study, children with autism, as well as ADHD and other developmental delays, have...

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12 Benefits of Gelatin
12 Benefits of Gelatin

What is Gelatin Exactly? Simply, gelatin is COOKED collagen. Gelatin is the basic ingredient is used to make foods “gel”. Gelatin is found in bone broth, but also manufactured into a powder/granulated form and added to make gummies, gelatin desserts, and more. This...

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Research, Studies and News – January 2019
Research, Studies and News – January 2019

  Could targeting the immune system improve ASD symptoms? Gut health and inborn errors of metabolism Effects of probiotics prebiotics, and phytobiotics on mental health The gluten-free diet, ASD and Down Syndrome Prenatal fish oil supplementation may improve...

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Our Gut Bacteria Affect Our Risk of Gluten Intolerance
Our Gut Bacteria Affect Our Risk of Gluten Intolerance

Nutrition Research Review Researchers wondered why only 2% to 5% of genetically susceptible individuals develop celiac disease. It turns out our gut microbiome may affect our risk of gluten intolerance. In a study published in The American Journal of Pathology, they...

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Coconut Oil Reduces GI Colonization by Candida Albicans
Coconut Oil Reduces GI Colonization by Candida Albicans

Nutrition Research Review A study out of Tufts University found that coconut oil effectively controlled the overgrowth of Candida albicans (C. albicans) in mice. The research suggests the possibility of using coconut oil as an effective dietary approaches and an...

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