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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 […]

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

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. […]

Study: Gastrointestinal Symptoms Correlate with Autism Severity

  It has long been known by parents (and many health professionals), that children with autism have higher prevalence of gastrointestinal (GI) issues. Ask any parent of a child with autism, and they will likely tell you that their child has gastrointestinal symptoms: diarrhea, constipation, gas/bloating, or pain. Regrettably, digestive symptoms like diarrhea, constipation, and […]

New Study: Research Finds Higher Rates of Gastrointestinal Illness (and other Medical Conditions) in Autism and ADHD

Hooray, another scientific study that validates what autism parents and biomedical autism practitioners have known for years: that children with autism have higher rates of medical conditions. Autism parents globally have shouted from rooftops (and to their doctors!), “My child is ill, help me!” Routinely, they have been ignored – mainly because the prevailing perspective […]


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