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Microbiome Studies and Kids’ Health

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 pain, mental health, and neurotransmitter systems in the brain.  Research encourages that improvements […]

Fecal Transplant for Autism: What We Know (& What We Don’t)

When it comes to emerging treatments to address symptoms of autism, few things have garnered the attention (or Google searches) as the fecal transplant. This treatment gained the spotlight in early 2019 after researchers in Tempe and Flagstaff, AZ completed the first clinical trial with very positive results. Fecal transplants stand on the cutting edge […]

Therapeutic Diets for Gut Health

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

Therapeutic Diets for Gut Health 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 higher rates of medical conditions than their peers. These medical diagnoses include: diarrhea or colitis, food allergies, asthma, eczema, headaches and […]

12 Benefits of Gelatin

Research, Studies and News – January 2019

One specific species of bacteria may help reverse autism-like symptoms in mice

A new study links autism-like social behaviors in mice to the absence of a single species of bacteria [1]. What’s even more interesting is that the study authors were able to reverse some of the mice’s behavioral deficits by restoring those bacteria in the guts of the affected mice.  What’s the link between the gut […]

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 divided the mice into three groups – mice with pathogens, germ-free, a healthy microbiome with no pathogens. The conventional mice […]

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 alternative to antifungal drugs in order to decrease the risk of infections caused by C. […]

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 with their gut.”  It has long been known there is a gut-brain connection, and […]