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.

Probiotics Affect Brain Function: Research Study
Probiotics Affect Brain Function: Research Study

A recent study on women showed that probiotic bacteria positivity affect emotion and brain function in many areas. Dr. Tillisch states “Time and time again, we hear from patients that they never felt depressed or anxious until they started experiencing problems...

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Fermented Foods Are Important To Autism Diet

Digestive issues are common in autism spectrum disorders, and fermented foods are a helpful dietary component for supporting and balancing the digestive system.  In fact, beneficial bacteria in these foods support many body systems and processes through the body....

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Encouraging a Sauerkraut Lover
Encouraging a Sauerkraut Lover

We love cultured vegetables in our home.  We enjoy making them and look forward to the day when Ruby can assist.  I’ve taught many classes on making sauerkraut and kids love to help–crushing the cabbage with their bare hands, releasing the juices.  Then...

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Probiotics and Colic

A study in Pediatics found a decrease in colic in exclusively breastfed infants with the introduction of the probiotic, lactobacillus reuteri. The study concluded, “L. reuteri DSM 17 938 at a dose of 108 colony-forming units per day in early breastfed infants...

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Fermented Foods that Heal

Fermented foods are live lactobacillus (the bacteria found in yogurt) fermentation – foods naturally fermented with good bacteria to help break them down and aid digestion.  A majority of children on the autistic spectrum have digestive issues or gut problems,...

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